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It's just me
« on: September 02, 2016, 03:58:51 PM »

No wife, no significant other, no dog, no cat or any living creature to worry about.

Retired, modest annual income, semi hard core fisherman.

I was pondering selling out of my Baja Mexico digs and buying a travel trailer.
Winter along the Colorado river, from Yuma to Lake Mead...fishable waterways are a must.....most times.
Summer in the high country of the Western US and Pacific NW. By a lake or river or bay a must......most times.

12' aluminum boat with a powered truck bed rack is mandatory. Edie comes to mind. http://www.boatloader.com/instarack.html

A 26' to 28' rear living model TT looks nice. Those with the recliner style seating in the rear.
I don't want to be stuck at a dining table as the only seating option.

A Heartland North Trail looks nice.

As does a http://www.keystonerv.com/bullet/  269RLS or a

The son lives in Las Vegas so I can be relatively close for out of trailer R&R, mail/doctors for a week to 10 day stays.

I would use the proceeds of property sale to fund a strong truck and the TT.

Can I do it is subjective at best I know.......just looking for any and all types of input all of you can share.

Thank you

2006 Dodge Ram 2500 CC 4x4 CTD
2017 Jayco Flight SLX Baja 245RLW


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Re: It's just me
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2016, 05:17:10 PM »
Yes, do it right now.

You can always quit later when you get tired of eating all that fish :)
2014 Navion 24V on Mercedes Sprinter Chassis (SOLD)
Ready to roll after 9 years camping in one spot
F-150 TV
Shasta Revere 25BH

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Re: It's just me
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2016, 05:39:51 AM »
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. 
--Mark Twain 

Just something to consider


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Re: It's just me
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2016, 10:07:44 AM »
Sounds to me like you have a great plan. Get started, you can always tweek your plans as you go.
2006 Travel Supreme
Spartan 42FT Tag Axle
1040 watts of solar
2014 Jeep Rubicon/2003 Honda CRV


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Re: It's just me
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2016, 09:59:06 PM »
I have a 21 FBS North Trail with one slide out for the dining table. I replaced the mattress and added 6" to the frame to accommodate my 6'3" frame. it is a simple wood rectangle the width of the bed, works great. Only other issue I have had are hinge screws are too short. Had had to replace them on two cabinet doors and expect I will have to do more in the future. Otherwise I am very happy with the NT. It trails great, no sway. You are smart to invest in a at least a 250, 2500 truck. I have a 1500 Dodge 5.7 hemi that is doing the job for me but wish I could have afforded a 2500. Suggestion, never pay a prep fee to the dealer.


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Re: It's just me
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2016, 11:43:42 PM »
I have a Heartland, love it.


Different layout but same bathroom. I'm not a huge guy, 5'10" 220# but that bathroom is the pits for me.   I use it for family trips and weekenders so I make it work.  If I had to live in it, I'd burn it down. 

When you get a chance to walk through, sit on the pot, close the door and use your imagination.  Also, hop out of the shower and then work on toweling off and changing.  That bathroom is terrible.  I know they have other layouts with bigger washrooms, that'd be my advice.  Aside from that, it's been relatively trouble free and it's much better built than my old Coachman. 

Second advice? You can never have too much truck...
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TT: 2014 Heartland Trail Runner 30-ODK
TV: 2011 F-250 King Ranch 6.2l Crew Cab


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Re: It's just me
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2016, 12:41:53 AM »
A 1 Ton 4x4 dually diesel, with a lot of the usable (to you) Bells & Whistles. A 28(ish) foot TT with at least 1 slide. 14" high toilet and a Garden Shower. (NO TUB)

Yer Good To Go.

My .03

Tow an 016 29RS "Reflection" 5r w/Trailair pin box...with a 2012 Ford DRW, F-350, 4x4, Loaded de-Blinged Lariat CC, 6.7 Diesel.. Wife & I, Beck & Sheeka the Dogs.. And as of 5-17.. Lizzie, the Cat in charge.