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New to this....buying a travel trailer

Unread postby dlbarr on Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:04 am

Currently own a Jayco tent trailer and looking to move into a smaller TT. The local dealer has me interested in the Starcraft Extreme AR-One 17RD model. Also like the Rpod RP-180. I want to stay <$22K, the Starcraft certainly is well below that, the Rpod is close to that range.

I really know nothing about RVs in general, but just like to camp and travel around with my wife (& occasionally a child or two). We don't need alot of room but just something that can be towed behind our Suburban or perhaps even my Jeep GC.

Would appreciate any & all suggestions on models to consider and any other items of thought that I should be having. Thanks in advance
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Re: New to this....buying a travel trailer

Unread postby Little Kopit on Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:36 pm

There are books out there......more books than when I was buying my rig.

If you are in Canada go to:

If you are in the USA, you're stuck with Amazon

When the page opens go to the search frame and click on books

Key in the word 'rving' Click on the search icon.

I have a first edition copy of:

The Complete Idiot's Guide To Rving, 3e

by Brent Peterson

June 5, 2012 |

Trade Paperbacks

An updated and revised guide for the more than 30 million Americans who are living the RV lifestyle and the millions of others who have considered it but have not yet taken the plunge, The Complete Idiot''s Guide® to RVing, Second Edition , includes the following: Basic facts about the… See Details

I found that earlier edition useful.

Go to your local bookstore or order it online to purchase.

There are other interesting titles out there now. If you want a guess on what is covered, I'm a retired librarian and I am familiar with lots and lots of publishers and their usual style for how to books. Just ask. That being said while many like the "For Dummies" series, I do not. Verbal excess IMHO.

& I, I took the road less travelled by

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