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Old 03-20-2013, 12:29 PM   #1
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Help picking a Travel Trailer

I have just been a search for a travel trailer. I have a Toyota Tacoma 2004 V6 3.4. I am looking for a trailer I can haul. Any suggestions? Thanks, Steve
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:51 PM   #2
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I have a 2010 Tacoma V6 and just ordered a Lil Snoozy.
1950 pounds dry weight.

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Old 03-20-2013, 12:55 PM   #3
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You can haul an Escape 17 or 19 footer or the Escape 5.0 fifth wheel. All are super great trailers!
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:05 PM   #4
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I considered the 5th wheel Scamp, but with the plastic bed in the Tacoma that idea would take to much modification for this tired fat boy.
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:18 PM   #5
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You pretty well have to know what your needs are in a trailer before you decide on one. There are MANY that your Toyota can handle.
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:57 PM   #6
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We are looking for a trailer for just two. Children are grown. A queen bed would be nice. Saw a bunch if trailers at an RV show only to find that the weight was too much for my truck. We would prefer not to buy a new truck to get a trailer. Thanks so much for all the suggestions.
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:46 PM   #7
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Trillium, Boler, Casita, Escape, Burro, U-Haul, etc...the various makes and models in the 13-15 foot range should all match your tow requirements. After that, it all depends on what you want. I like the minimalist approach. My '74 Trillium 1300 has a small sink, a cold water hand pump, propane stove and furnace, a 3 way fridge, two 12V lights, one 120V outlet and a porta-pottie. For me, that's solid comfort after decades of tenting, and less gear means less potential for problems. Dinette converts to bed - snug for two, but doable. Factory spec weight is listed at 1500 lbs. - I allow about 1800 lbs. in ready-to-go shape. My Ford Ranger 3.0L is rated to 2,400 lbs, so there's a goodly margin.

Other trailers have microwaves, cable TV, DVDs, stereos, toasters, showers, flush toilets and host of other comfort and convenience features. For some, that's what makes a trailer work. You'll find there's a FG Egg that'll suit your needs if you just keep looking and asking questions...
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:53 AM   #8
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If you are interested in seeing a Lil Snoozy - mine is for sale - in Northern Virginia.

I'll send you a PM (private message).
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:27 PM   #9
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:33 PM   #10
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I considered the 5th wheel Scamp, but with the plastic bed in the Tacoma that idea would take to much modification for this tired fat boy.
That's bunk. Plenty of folks here towing 5ths with composite beds. Don't believe the press... let us know if you have questions. We're here to help
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:12 PM   #11
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I considered the 5th wheel Scamp, but with the plastic bed in the Tacoma that idea would take to much modification for this tired fat boy.
A good hitch connects to the frame, never the bed. You only drill through the bed to get to the frame.
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:17 PM   #12
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A good hitch connects to the frame, never the bed. You only drill through the bed to get to the frame.
Steve has that right! So, it doesn't matter if the bed is metal or plastic.. you want the same exact setup. Safety first
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:34 AM   #13
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As you have found out, the FGRV builders don't show at the RV' shows. This is (at least I think) due to most of them being direct sales operations, without a dealer network to support show booths etc.
Best be is to look for an FGRV event near you and look them over and talk to owners one-to-one.

But keep a careful eye on weight and know that a 1500 lb 13' trailer will often come in a about 2000 lbs ready to go
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I have just been a search for a travel trailer. I have a Toyota Tacoma 2004 V6 3.4. I am looking for a trailer I can haul. Any suggestions? Thanks, Steve
Hi: sthilt... Here's a pic. of what you can tow with your truck. Escape has a lot of customers with composite bed trucks towing 5.0's and they also have a great hitch shop close by.
Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie p.s. We'll be in Myrtle Beach for a week in late April if you'd like a closer look. Alf
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