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Posted: 11/06/16 05:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a 37 foot Montana fifth wheel and want to down size to a light weight 20 to 25 foot travel trailer. Like to keep it 5000 lbs or below. Needs to be four seasons. Now I'm not looking at 0 degrees. I do hunt and need it to take at least freezing temps like 15 to 25 degrees. Need the valves and tanks heated so they don't freeze. I won't be camping in any lower temps than what I quoted. Was looking at the Cougar 21RBS. Need a sofa or theater seating or chase lounge with table instead of booth or free standing chairs dinette. My wife likes to lounge out. I like Shadow Cruiser floor plans but doesn't say if the tanks and valves are heated.

I do have a 2003 4x4 Chevy duramax diesel 2500hd truck and a 2014 Chevy 4x4 1500 pickup but I was wanting to sell the diesel and half ton pickups and buy a new Chevy Colorado Diesel eventually. That's why I need to stay at 5000 lbs or below and max 25 foot. Want to down size it all including tow vehicle eventually.

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Outdoorsrv Creekside 22RB or 23RKS The 23RKS weighs more than 5000 though, more like 6K

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tnrv'er wrote:

Outdoorsrv Creekside 22RB or 23RKS The 23RKS weighs more than 5000 though, more like 6K

I checked out the Creek Side and very impressed, especially the head room. I'm 6'4 so 6'11 will do me some justice. Thanks again

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tnrv'er wrote:

Outdoorsrv Creekside 22RB or 23RKS The 23RKS weighs more than 5000 though, more like 6K


Chevy Colorado diesel can pull 7000 something. Length is what gets it. Think it gets a little squirrely after 28 foot

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In our experience we could not find a 4 season TT in the 24 Ft range under 5000#. We ended up with a Cougar 24RKS. Dry weight 5500#. Your new TV should handle this unit.

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Nash 22H maybe?

Well, maybe not. They are 8' wide, and I wouldn't want to tow an 8' wide TT with a smaller truck.

I'd recommend sticking with a 7' TT.


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66joej wrote:

In our experience we could not find a 4 season TT in the 24 Ft range under 5000#. We ended up with a Cougar 24RKS. Dry weight 5500#. Your new TV should handle this unit.

I will check it out thanks.

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Nash 22H maybe?

Well, maybe not. They are 8' wide, and I wouldn't want to tow an 8' wide TT with a smaller truck.

I'd recommend sticking with a 7' TT.


Thought about building my own. Buying a cargo trailer with 6'9 interior height 7x14. With V nose it would be 7x17. A lot of labor and planning would have to be involved to pull it off.

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trail-explorer wrote:

Nash 22H maybe?

Well, maybe not. They are 8' wide, and I wouldn't want to tow an 8' wide TT with a smaller truck.

I'd recommend sticking with a 7' TT.


Thought about building my own. Buying a cargo trailer with 6'9 interior height 7x14. With V nose it would be 7x17. A lot of labor and planning would have to be involved to pull it off.

This plan would be a full aluminum tandem axle cargo trailer. Be total of 2000 lbs unloaded

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Posted: 11/06/16 08:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Take a look at Lance 2285. If you look at the "360" images, it shows the couch replaced with two easy chairs. They also have the all weather option. Well under 5000#. Not cheap though!!

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