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Customjoe

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Which TT to get
« on: August 14, 2017, 12:25:43 PM »
Hello.  I'm New to the forum and camping.  I am looking at some travel trailers and would like some input as to quality , towability and quality. Looking at the Quicksilver 8.5x28FBA, Fury 2910 and the  Hartland Torque XLT T31.  Any input would be greatly appreciated.  Would be carrying 2 Harley touring bikes.

SeilerBird

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Re: Which TT to get
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2017, 12:35:20 PM »
Do you have a one ton truck to haul it with?
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Customjoe

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Re: Which TT to get
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2017, 12:38:56 PM »
I would purchasing  TT and truck that would it the same time depending what size truck would need

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Re: Which TT to get
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2017, 03:33:17 PM »
I suggest planning on a one ton truck. 

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Customjoe

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Re: Which TT to get
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2017, 04:17:21 PM »
Either of the three are fine with me.  I decided that the features and florplan for either is good with me.  Trying to narrow down by towability, workmanship and if they will be able to handle 2 Harley touring bikes.

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Re: Which TT to get
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2017, 07:35:29 PM »
Welcome to the Forum!

Quality:  Most RV are built to the same low quality standard, using components from the same suppliers.  The industry is VERY price competitive, so if one is less expensive, there is a reason!

The MOST IMPORTANT quality is FLOOR PLAN!  I suggest  a floor plan that is not just okay, but one you absolutely LOVE.

Tow Vehicle (TV) choice is a completely different topic.  I have not googled your camper choices, so I can not make specific comments.  However, if you need something bigger than a ton truck, seriously consider a 1 ton truck.  Within a family, the ton and 1 ton SRW are essentially identical except for suspension and brake components. Same dimensions inside and out.  Same option packages at the same price.  The 1 ton is less than $1,000 more expensive. The ton typically has a 10,000 GVWR and the 1 ton SRW has a 11,500 GVWR.  The 1 ton also has 1000#+ more Payload.  That is a small price for much more capacity!

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Re: Which TT to get
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2017, 07:46:26 PM »
There is a slight possibility a 3/4 ton could haul it but the question is would it be able to stop it and would it feel safe in a cross wind? Most beginners do not buy the RV they really want the first time so plan on trading in within a year or two. Most will want to go with a larger unit because the larger ones scared them at first before they found out that they spend 95% of their time living in the RV and 5% of the time driving it, therefore it is wiser to get a larger unit. RVs become even smaller when you are trapped inside for a few days because of a rain storm. If you start out with a one ton you will be able to upgrade to a larger vehicle, with a 3/4 you won't.
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