Hi everyone. I just joined. Really happy I found your site. I started tent camping when I was 8 or 9 years old. I could not have enjoyed it more. I've been tent camping almost my whole life. Back in 1980 I bought a 24' Argosy travel trailer. I think the weight
of it was around 2,400 pounds. I pulled it with a GMC pickup truck with an in line six cylinder engine in it. You couldn't tell the trailer was being towed once you got your speed built up, which took some time. When Michigan went through a couple of recessions I hauled it out to WO and AZ for about one year in each place and lived in it while I was there working. It was really a nice trailer. I sold
it in 1984 or 1985. This trailer gave my family some wonderful memories. After I sold
it I wished I wouldn't have sold
it. About 2004 or 2005 I bought a one ton Toyota pickup with a 21' Dolphin motor home on it. This was by far the best way to ravel in my opinion. If you get tired you can stop and take a nap almost anywhere. I put dead bolds on the bottom of each front door for security and the main entrance had a dead bolt on it. You get hungry stop and fix something to eat. If my wife was with me I would keep on driving and she would cook something for me or us. Twice I drove it over the Rocky Mountains. I sold it in 2014. I hated to see it go but my wife wanted me to sell it. The only money I had to put into it, aside from normal maintenance, all the while I had it was new tires
. I would set cruise at 55 MPH and just take my time. It never broke down on he highway. I never had one problem with it. Now I drive a Pontiac Vibe with a towing capacity of 1,500 pounds. That means I have to have a light
travel trailer. I hope around 500 to 600 pounds. I didn't mean to be so long winded.