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Old 08-31-2011, 04:12 PM
 
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Look for one with the bedroom in the rear, there will be more head room.
Excuse my ignorance, but why would any trailer that's the same height on the outside from one end to the other, have more headroom at one end than the other on the inside?
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Old 08-31-2011, 04:36 PM
 
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We have the same Cougar and we have really enjoyed it. However, we are wanting to sell it. I am somewhat bummed to sell it but camping in VA is different than doing it in CO.
How so? And how does the choice in campers get affected by that?

And when people post about '4-season,' what does that mean, besides presumably having both A/C and heating?
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:20 PM
 
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Excuse my ignorance, but why would any trailer that's the same height on the outside from one end to the other, have more headroom at one end than the other on the inside?

A 5th-wheel trailer is NOT the same height on the outside from one end to the other --- the part containing the hitch which extends over the back of the tow vehicle generally has less head room than the rear of the unit.
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:29 PM
 
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How so? And how does the choice in campers get affected by that?

And when people post about '4-season,' what does that mean, besides presumably having both A/C and heating?
4-season trailers generally have better windows/storm windows, heavier insulation, heated holding tanks, heated storage compartments, etc.

Try the Search function.
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Old 09-01-2011, 12:25 AM
 
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It's somewhat nerve racking to be in the market and hear someone post 'We can't get into some forests and national parks cause our 5th wheel is too tall....wish we had a Class C or travel trailer."

That's too expensive of a surprise and mistake to learn after the fact. Why on earth would certain outdoor campgrounds or parks say your unit is too tall? Are there canopy entrances to such places that have to be cleared to get in? That would be weird.
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Old 09-01-2011, 06:32 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Why on earth would certain outdoor campgrounds or parks say your unit is too tall?
Too tall... and too long.

The actually nice places to go camping (as opposed to the graveled over parikng lots with hook ups that most RV's usually end up for the night) tend to be at the long established deep in the National Park destinations... which were laid out for use long before the teardrop tag along was first thought of; and both were hitched to a bumper.

Most camping and hiking enthusiasts, and similar regular users of the rest of the Park's don't want these nice places ruined by the changes needed to accommodate modern RV's getting back to them... let alone the plumbing and electrical connections their owners tend to insist on once they have parked somewhere.

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Old 09-01-2011, 08:03 AM
 
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It's somewhat nerve racking to be in the market and hear someone post 'We can't get into some forests and national parks cause our 5th wheel is too tall....wish we had a Class C or travel trailer."

That's too expensive of a surprise and mistake to learn after the fact. Why on earth would certain outdoor campgrounds or parks say your unit is too tall? Are there canopy entrances to such places that have to be cleared to get in? That would be weird.
Yes, you have to know how you plan to use something before you buy it. The huge RVs are great for some of those retirement type parks where people like the flexibility of wintering or living a few months in one place but might like to easily "move" and live somewhere else or they don't like the weather that year and decide to go somewhere else.

The smaller trailers have their purposes too. You get a little more flexibility with the smaller trailers and 5th wheel trailers.

Everything has it's pros and cons. It all only depends on what suits you the best.
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Old 09-01-2011, 08:36 PM
 
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It's somewhat nerve racking to be in the market and hear someone post 'We can't get into some forests and national parks cause our 5th wheel is too tall....wish we had a Class C or travel trailer."

That's too expensive of a surprise and mistake to learn after the fact. Why on earth would certain outdoor campgrounds or parks say your unit is too tall? Are there canopy entrances to such places that have to be cleared to get in? That would be weird.

I think it has to do with getting down the tree lined roads and into sites that were designed for units that were shorter / lower in previous years.
Some CG have turns that a 38 footer just cannot negotiate. We have been in a few CG where our 33 foot 5er has come close to scrapping a few trees.
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:03 AM
 
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Default what to buy??

We are currently living in Western Australia and would like to travel around this huge, diverse country. In what to do this is a problem. I like the idea of the space of a 5th wheeler, my husband says you need a gas guzzling truck to pull one and gas in Perth at present is around $1.48 cents per litre. Also we would like to be able to go off road, nothing extreme but to some remote beaches etc.
Some of the American buses look great but they are left hand drive and it is expensive to change over. Does anyone build right hand drive for the overseas market? (in the States).
Feeling very confused please send suggestions.
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:17 AM
 
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We are currently living in Western Australia and would like to travel around this huge, diverse country.
In what to do this is a problem.

I like the idea of the space of a 5th wheeler, my husband says you need a gas guzzling truck to pull one...
...and he is correct. If you don't already own that "big dam truck" for some other good reason
then it's real hard to justify spending the dosh to get one for just this purpose.

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Some of the American buses look great but...
and then there are the "A" and "B" type motor home coach. The left/right driving position is the least of it.
The main difference between these and a 5th wheel is the gas guzzling "big damn truck" is built in.

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Also we would like to be able to go off road, nothing extreme but to some remote beaches etc.
This is a whole other pipe dream. Set it aside.
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Hire an RV for a few close by trips. See what you like (or don't).
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If you like that... consider flying to other areas and hiring something there for a few close by trips.

If you *really* like the experience then consider buying what you have used...
and is actually available (including parts and service) in AU.
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