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Unread postby lifelongcampers on Mon May 05, 2008 11:53 pm

Do most people consider the TT's with the hard slide outs (that come out the front or rear) Hybrids or is the term just used for the soft end types?
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Re: topic clarification

Unread postby skipnchar on Tue May 06, 2008 1:10 pm

I've never really given it much through but with the idea that a "hybrid' is generally a COMBINATION of two different types of an item AND that soft sided bed ends would seem to be from a combination of pop up and travel trailer lines, then I'd probably say that hard slides wouldn't be a hybrid of a POP UP/travel trailer, anyway. I'd guess they're closer to a travel trailer. Might make for an interesting discussion though from other points of view.
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Re: topic clarification

Unread postby catmom on Tue May 06, 2008 1:32 pm

There have been several discussions on other forums about the nature of hybrids. As a hybrid owner (at least until recently), my opinion is that hybrids are a mix of hard-sided and tented walls. The trailers with the hard-sided bed ends that pull out are simply expandables; hybrids are one type of expandable. :)
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Re: topic clarification

Unread postby The Wood Tinker on Wed May 07, 2008 1:10 am

R-Vision claims to have come up with the idea of "Hybrid" not sure if thats true or not, but it seems to me it is the combination of hard side with canvas ends or sides vs. total hard side. 8-)
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Unread postby ButteBumBob on Wed May 07, 2008 10:53 am

That would make me a Hybrid....i'm soft sided and hard headed.
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Re: topic clarification

Unread postby lifelongcampers on Thu May 08, 2008 9:43 pm

That's a very good one Bob.

I guess I felt the same way most of the posters do. It should refer to hard sides and tent ends. We had one of those from 2000 to 2002 and upgraded to a larger TT with hard slide out the front in 2003. I've never been quite sure if I should call our current RV a TT or a Hybrid.
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Re: topic clarification

Unread postby Clyder on Thu May 08, 2008 10:24 pm

I've wondered about my own trailer which is a Hi-Lo. Is it a true Travel trailer or could it be considered a Pop Up? I think it should be a clasified a travel trailer because even though it expands upward like a pop up it has all hard walls. It has no canvas walls expanding out from it.
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Re: topic clarification

Unread postby catmom on Fri May 09, 2008 9:57 am

I'd call a HiLo a TT, basically, but it seems that HiLo and Trailmanor should almost have their own classification. On the other hand, "vertically expandable hard-sided travel trailer" seems like a bit of a mouthful. :)
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Re: topic clarification

Unread postby The Wood Tinker on Fri May 09, 2008 6:17 pm

catmom wrote:I'd call a HiLo a TT, basically, but it seems that HiLo and Trailmanor should almost have their own classification. On the other hand, "vertically expandable hard-sided travel trailer" seems like a bit of a mouthful. :)



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Re: topic clarification

Unread postby skipnchar on Fri May 09, 2008 7:43 pm

You say "potato" I say trailer :mrgreen: I have to admit I find it a bit amusing to hear questions like "how do I check the battery on my HTT?" They're all the same in 99.9% of instances folks :D
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Re: topic clarification

Unread postby The Wood Tinker on Mon May 12, 2008 11:53 pm

skipnchar wrote:You say "potato" I say trailer :mrgreen: I have to admit I find it a bit amusing to hear questions like "how do I check the battery on my HTT?" They're all the same in 99.9% of instances folks :D

Oh sure.....spoil all the fun Skip!
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Re: topic clarification

Unread postby bikendan on Sun Jun 08, 2008 1:25 pm

i, too, believe that a hybrid must have the canvas bed ends.

trailers that have hard-sided bed ends are conventional travel trailers that have slide on the end, instead of the side. a hard-sided bed end is not any different that a side slide that has a dinette, sofa or kitchen. it's just in a different place.

MH's and 5th wheels that have hard-sided bed slideouts aren't called "hybrids", are they? :roll:

and Hi-Lo's and Trailmanors are collapsible travel trailers. or hard-sided popups. :?:
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