Brand new to the form.
Single female who will be traveling alone. I have looked at Class A, Class C, Class B, 5th wheels...trailers. Looked at Diesel trucks... VERY expensive and not sure I want a large rig or the problems that go with it.
I have recently been looking at fiberglass trailers that I can tow behind a Toyota 4Runner (v6 or v8). Or looking at a 5th wheel, considered a Tundra. (used vehicles). I have struggled for over a year trying to decide on a configuration that is economical (truck & trailer).
I want both a reliable vehicle (have had 2 4runners one with 286,000 miles and my current with 248,000) NEVER any problems with these vehicles. I also want a RELIABLE trailer. I am open to all trailers on this forum. Will buy in late 2015/2016. Currently like the Escape 19'
Can you users give me some advice on a configuration (SUV/Truck and trailer) and give me your positives and negatives?
I also like the SUBARU Forester, but hesitate, since I have always driven a truck. Not sure a smaller vehicle like the Forester will have enough power in the mountains. The vehicle will be my "every day" vehicle and my travel vehicle. I am thrifty .... not cheap ..
and want the best ... most cost effective vehicle and trailer.
I have recently been looking at the fiberglass trailers.... mainly because they appear more maintenance free and are light
enough to tow behind a smaller vehicle. I live in Minnesota, so need insulation and double pane windows
too! Will be traveling primarily in the West....mountains. Rockies. Will 1/2 time travel.... 3 to 6 months in the winter. Spending a month each in Colorado, Santa Fe, Sedona.
Nervous about traveling alone.... but will not give up on my "dream". Have had a class c... loved it, but nothing but problems. Have traveled everywhere...in every state, extensively. This time around I will travel in more state parks. So please also recommend safety tips for a single traveler. I am semi retired.... Thanks in advance for your advice!