My wife and I really liked the new 19' escape
, but after running some numbers like a new tow vehicle and the cost of the trailer we decided to use our current TV. It's a Hyundai Tucson with a 2.7L and says it can tow 2000#. I have found a couple canadian sites that have them towing 2500# without any problems, so feel pretty safe with the 1400# dry weight
of the escape
13 model A. We would not be getting air conditioning
, about the only upgrade we would be getting might add 50#. Currently we tent camp and last night went over everything that we would bring along with a TT. A conservative rough guess would be 200# additional, so the total trailer might be around 1700# loaded with fuel and supplies (water tank empty). This should leave us a little lee way on wieght.
My question is
1) Do our guesses sound reasonable to those of you experienced using trailers. We do not pack everything under the sun, and will only have the 2 of us in the TV.
We also sleep on cots in the tent and were considering sleeping on the goucho bunk option to leave the main table up all the time. Tammy at Escape
said they were 26" wide x 6'-4" long, but i'm not sure of the distance between bunks. Our cots are currently 25" wide, so I do not think this might be a problem. The main bed is only 48" wide, so we think we might have more room and get more sleep with the goucho bed. We are both around 180# and about 6'-0"+
2) Has anyone tried this combo out before? How hard is to put bed up and down everyday?
I do wish the economy would pick up, we have enough $ to get the trailer now, but we are using this as a cushion in the bank as my buisiness has been slow this year. We are hopeing early next year that things pick up.