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 6/17/2008 9:39 PM
 
I just wanted to say welcome and indeed this is a great bunch of knowledgeble women. My suggestion for buying one is to make a list of what is necessary for you and your sons situation. Also keep in mind what kind of vehicle you currently have and what will it pull safely. Thats when you need the experts advice on the weight issues, which would not be me, sorry, but I know there is a safety margin. Ava, Bandit, Gracie and Xie from the desert of arizona, where the wind blows and the tumbleweeds roll

Ava from the desert of Arizona, where the wind blows and the tumbleweeds roll
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 6/17/2008 10:51 PM
 
Nice to meet you! Welcome to the Forum!
My suggestion is to take your time, look at lots of RV's, decide what will work best for you and your son. Ask yourself if you want to drive it or tow it? What sleeping arrangements will work best?
Ask questions, lots of questions - - no question will be silly, we've all asked them and learned from others. Take as long as you need to get your questions answered.
The advice about tires is good advice. Just because they look good doesn't mean it isn't time to replace them. We recently spent $2000 on new ones for our Class A and $500 for our Class B -- it's a big expense.
You might want to try some rentals before you part with your hard earned money. Wherever the next year takes you...enjoy the ride
Margie 2003 M-B Cruiser (Ms."B"Haven) Chihuahuas (Annie & Buddy) & Maltese (Holly)

Margie 2003 M-B Cruiser (Ms."B"Haven) Chihuahuas (Annie, Penny & Buddy) & Maltese (Holly)
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 6/18/2008 12:03 AM
 
It's great to hear from all of you!! After I entered my initial post here, I found the TrailManor Owners forum. That 1991 IS heavy, 3900 pounds. I think that's too heavy for any tow vehicle we currently have. I also found entries there concerning the closing issues - I think the latches on it are old and rusty 'cause they weren't catching. Thanks for all the advice (which I'm sharing with my hubby) Anyway, shopping IS fun! I believe that the right one will present itself, eventually.
Jan :) I have no special gift. I am only passionately curious. ~ Albert Einstein

I have no special gift. I am only passionately curious. ~ Albert Einstein
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 6/18/2008 9:59 AM
 
Hello, Jan, and welcome! You have a great idea to travel with your son and you will find something that is perfect!
There are a lot of low profile trailer brands and many different configurations. Your son might have a problem with the higher multi-step rigs, but you will find what you need if you are diligent and patient, whatever the type. Don't overlook anything that might work and is in your price range. Happy hunting!
Evie and fur people, Spike & Pia

Evie driving Flitter, 26' Itasca Spirit with furry co-pilot, Elsa
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