As I posted on the 'Snoozy update' thread, we took delivery of our new trailer May 8. Alan had everything ready for us and the paperwork took just a few minutes.
Here's a pic of us leaving:
We are traveling from St Matthews SC southwest about 450 miles to our daughter's house in Enterprise, AL, then north about 500 miles to our son in Clarksville, TN, then another 300 miles north to our other son's house in Chicago, then 300 miles east to our home just north of Detroit. I'll have a good idea of the RAV4 V6 towing mileage by then. It was 15.1 mpg on the first leg running between 60 and 65 on the freeway. We got 27 mpg driving sans trailer down to SC going about 70 on the freeway.
We were pleasantly surprised that we could open the RAV's side hinged back door fully. It's higher than the tongue and the nose of the trailer body is just far enough aft to clear the door.
We had Alan take out the couch and bed as we plan to build two twin beds and a closet in place of the standard floor plan. I spent a lot of (enjoyable) time doing new floor plans on the computer and posted our final one a few weeks ago. Of course, now with the actual trailer we can see new constraints on the design and have changed a bit.
We taped up some cardboard to visualize the new plan:
The blue horizontal line represents the top of the mattress.
This adds some storage forward where the top and bottom come together, avoids having to disguise or move the plumbing connections where they go through the body and increases the 'outside access' storage. The closet moves from next to the bathroom to next to the forward twin bed.