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Newby questions about everything!

Unread postby Samsam on Wed Oct 07, 2015 3:11 pm

Hi all

I actually joined and posted in RV forums a couple of years ago but now everything has changed and I am back at square one..

We have three kids under 5 years old, but would still like to start getting RV'ing.

We don't have a tow vehicle or trailer yet.

I am liking travel trailers around 24-26 foot length, with the queen bed and bunks layout
(the Jayco Jay Flight 26BH is top on my list so far)

My main question is: For our family (which will not grow in number but will grow in age/weight!), should we look at an SUV or pickup truck, balancing tow capacity, carseat/booster capability and comfort..

I imagine we will be travelling around British Columbia and Alberta, so mountainous but not over 6 hours daily driving..
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Re: Newby questions about everything!

Unread postby Samsam on Wed Oct 07, 2015 3:50 pm

oops forgot to mention: We will not be buying new. Looking at 8-10 years old for tow vehicle and trailer.
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Re: Newby questions about everything!

Unread postby Little Kopit on Sat Oct 10, 2015 9:17 am

I'm just back from a cross country trek. This is my first post anywhere saying this!!!!

You want to make sure you have extra room, to have changes. Mine is that I can sleep sitting up. & that makes a change for me and my dogs.

It wouldn't do for your family, but I'm glad I have the flexibility of a truck camper. Those hills were quite an item to get used to. I can see that when people tell me it takes 2 hours, it will take me three going and 2.5 returning, if return is what works.

Enjoy.

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Re: Newby questions about everything!

Unread postby JasonBilly on Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:37 am

SUV will be good.
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Re: Newby questions about everything!

Unread postby Zinger on Fri Mar 25, 2016 6:48 pm

have a little extra tow capacity if possible
Have a good one
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Re: Newby questions about everything!

Unread postby rvlifeclub on Tue Jun 21, 2016 2:37 pm

We would say SUV for sure so that the family has enough room in the car while traveling!

This should make for a better traveling experience for everyone!

Good luck!

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Re: Newby questions about everything!

Unread postby ToddandHeather on Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:02 pm

The more room available during those 6 hour runs, the better the travel experience for all involved.
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