This is a timely thread. My wife and I have the best of both worlds!
Like Lauren, we have two trailers (actually three at this moment, but one's for sale), a 34' Airstream, a 25' Bigfoot
, and a 17' Bigfoot
. The Airstream is for sale
, and we just (yesterday) downsized our larger 34' trailer to a 25' Bigfoot
rear queen. I use the smaller trailer when it's appropriate and the larger when IT's appropriate for where we're going and what we're doing. I recognize that we're fortunate AND atypical in that we're able to have and store two trailers. If I could only have one, I'd keep the 25'. It's perfect for extended stays, but not too large to get in anywhere and travels more like the 17' than the 34'.
That said, I've had my 34' Airstream in places that left on-lookers with gaping mouths. Indiana Dunes State Park comes to mind...
A little practice in backing goes a long way to where you can go and where you can't, but sometimes when trees are placed just 'so', you're not going to thread through them with 53' of trailer and tow vehicle.
The founder and past president of the Bigfoot Owner's Club Int'l aquired a Prevost motorhome last year, and is now looking to downsize it back to something he can get into smaller parks with. A 45' behemoth is tough to get around back roads in. They're great for staying in luxo-parks in Las Vegas and Palm Springs, but fall
pretty short when you're trying to get to the back country.
The big rigs are luxurious, but they're for living in, not travelling. We like to travel!