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jlemieux

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Posted: 03/01/10 08:33am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What would be the best brand of toy hauler to look at to live in for the next 3 -5 years? My wife and I have a job that will take us to remote mountain areas of the country. 30 - 32' looks like a good size for us.

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A lot depends on what size garage you need. We are carrying an airplane (light sport) and the 42' Dune Chaser we bought last year is awesome. The size does take a little getting used to but we love this floor plan because it has long couch with tables in place of a dinette. Here's a link to some pics - http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2019212&id=1181554679&l=e20dfb2ffa


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You mention mountains-
If it were me I would really consider a Desert Fox or other 4 seasons unit.
That is a long time to live in a trailer!


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I would put the Desert Fox by Northwood on your must see list, solid RV and well insulated. They are also made in the NW, the factory is in La Grand,OR. So if you do need service the factory is an option that isn't all that far if you are staying in ID. I'd also look at the KZ line, pretty sure they have good insulation and might allow you to add more.


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Howdy!

I've been looking at Fulltime toyhaulers and found three that I believe are at the top of the list. New Horizons Moto mover, KZ Escalade, and Excel Wild Cargo.

New Horizons is a custom build and you deal directly with the factory.

The KZ and Excel are hard to find if you just want to look at them. You may find a used one but not new on the lot. I believe they now only build them when ordered from the factory.

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Make sure the garage underbelly and walls are insulated, thermalpane windows,heated tank/underbelly, 10 gallon water heater, also the heatstrip option for the a/c units just in case!


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I am biased towards Weekend Warrior so I would look for a Full Throttle model. Yeah, I know they are out of business but you can find the units much much cheaper now. I like the separate bathroom and large living area. Raptors are a cool way to go too. A garage area is mandatory for living in full time in my opinion.


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Posted: 03/02/10 08:42am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

30-32" is rather small since you want cargo space. You'll give up some comforts in that length.

Christine's McKenzie looks really livable. Having a well equipped kitchen and plenty of counterspace really is important for living FT in an RV.


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