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Old 09-02-2007, 06:39 PM   #1
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Does anyone have one of these. This looks interesting?
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Old 09-02-2007, 06:53 PM   #2
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Does anyone have one of these. This looks interesting?
Last weekend we had a tour of a T@B, very nifty small trailer. $14,000 CDN (in Grande Prairie A the owner told us. Star Trek meets Yacht in terms of clever modern design, space used efficiently, perfect for one or two people. He told us he had seen a larger one, so I later googled it.

T@DA! (Tah - dah!) has two beds instead of one, lav/shower, all the amenities of a 17 Boler.

BUT: I do not like the kitchen! The door cuts the kitchen in two, so that the prep counter and cupboards are here and the burners/fridge are over there!

The way I cook, there would be spills and splatters and elbows and misunderstandings in the entry-way. Back to the drawing board, IMHO.
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Old 09-02-2007, 07:45 PM   #3
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These are great little trailers. I took a tour of them at a Goshen dealership.
However, if you are taller than 5"9" you will need to sit down while you cook.
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The Tab and the Tada are interesting small trailers (I have friends with a Tab). Since they are not constructed of molded fiberglass, however, they haven't been discussed at any length here.
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Old 09-03-2007, 02:20 AM   #5
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It's my understanding the first of these will be hitting the market later this month,
so I would be surprised if anyone has one yet. The salesfolks at my local dealer,
who carry T@B, didn't know anything about it, about 3 weeks ago. If you look
closely at the website, the different colors offered are digital enhancements of the
same photo, meaning there may only be a couple or few prototypes yet built.

I think the T@DA looks terrific, but the lack of an integrated grey water tank,
the cassette toilet, and the single propane cylinder don't stack up to my Casita's
amenities. I've always liked the T@B, and wondered why they (Thor Industries, also parent
company of Airstream) wouldn't make one more like the Casita, and now they have.
But I don't think I would trade!

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Old 09-03-2007, 02:51 AM   #6
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CharLynn,

My disappointment is also with the layout, though not with the split kitchen. I would like to see the dinette
on the "campfire" side of the trailer, and the console on the "privacy" side. Same complaint with my current
Spirit Deluxe. I didn't know this would be an issue until full-timing for a while.

If Thor would rearrange the "modules", I might would look again.
I like the style and fabrics of the T@DA, if only they would flip the floor plan and do something like this:


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A floorplan like this in my current Spirit would take about an extra foot of length for the dinette to make
a bed; the T@DA has enough length to do it this way.

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Old 09-03-2007, 08:04 AM   #7
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My comments, it's expensive, it's heavy and it's NOT molded fiberglass. If this really interests you, I'd suggest checking over on the Open Road Forums at RV.net, you may find a lot more interest/discussion.

PS: we don't spend much time discussing the Eriba Puck either...it has a fiberglass roof and aluminum skin body.
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Old 09-03-2007, 10:13 AM   #8
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My comments, it's expensive, it's heavy and it's NOT molded fiberglass. If this really interests you, I'd suggest checking over on the Open Road Forums at RV.net, you may find a lot more interest/discussion.

PS: we don't spend much time discussing the Eriba Puck either...it has a fiberglass roof and aluminum skin body.
Thanks Donna, I appreaciate the input. Having seen this in an RV newspaper, I wanted to see what the group thought. Having a Scamp 13, and always looking for more room or rather upgrade possibilities. I do love my Scamp, but as anyone with a 13 realizes quickly space is a premium.
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Old 09-03-2007, 03:11 PM   #9
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I saw a T@B at a local dealership and it was cute as a button, however, I noticed that it was manufactured by Thor Industries and, based on my research of consumer reviews (which included getting the RVConsumer Ratings CD and searching numerous online websites) it appears that this manufacturer has a lot of quality issues in its other models. Whether or not they will also crossover to the T@B remains to be seen, but I would certainly wait until its been on the market long enough for owners to have feedback and opinions about the quality of construction.

Hope that's of some use. Happy searching!

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Old 09-03-2007, 11:32 PM   #10
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Thor makes a lot of things, including a dozen major brands of RVs (including Airstream) with many model lines within them, of varying qualities and prices. T@B, for instance, is one of 20 Dutchmen brands, and Dutchmen is just one of the 12 divisions. I'm sure they've built their share of junk, but so has just about everyone else. Chevettes were pretty bad, but I'd take a Corvette if you gave me one...

I think our egg makers are unusual in their common current focus on a single style of trailer. Of the currently operating businesses, only Bigfoot has a wide range of RVs; however, in the past companies such as Triple-E and Bonair have made eggs. Even Bolers, in the Neonex era like mine, came from the same company (in my case, Vanguard) which made conventional stick-built stuff as well. I don't know if you could judge their mainstream products by their moulded fiberglass ones, or their moulded stuff by their motorhomes, for instance.
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