Best Winter Travel Trailer

Best Winter Travel Trailer

by samjgeorge
(Montreal)

I'm looking for a travel trailer (about 25-30") to be used in northern Canada.

I plan to live full time in it so it needs
to sleep 3 adults (double bed + 1 extra bed) and to have enough space for a washer/dryer combo
and if possible a mini dishwasher.

I think removing a lower bunk mattress for the washer/dryer would be a good idea. I also wish too be able to tow it with a small pick up like F150 for example (idk much about towing capacity correct me if I'm wrong).

Are there any small 25-30" relatively light weight park model trailers?? I really love the Nash 23B because of the U dinette, the bunk beds, and couch/bed.

Is there anything I'm missing? Which trailer is the best for me?

Thank you for you're help.

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Jul 09, 2012
Not Enough "Arse" in an F-150
by: Cowgirl Kathi

My years of experience pulling horse trailers has taught me that while in SOME CASES you can pull a trailer with a 1/2 ton truck, it's not the best choice. I wouldn't begin to think of pulling a travel trailer of the size you are thinking about with anything less than a 3/4 ton pickup -- and even then, it's the REAR END that makes the difference (gearing ratio).

Better to have MORE TRUCK than you need than to ruin a transmission -- or worse yet, not have enough towing capacity and have the trailer PUSH the truck along on steep downhills.

My experience has been that a trailer salesman will tell you ANYTHING to sell the trailer. They don't care if you have enough truck to do it safely or not. Your best bet is to check with the truck manufacturer -- or your owner's manual -- as that's where you will find the specs for towing. My GMC 2500 has the towing specs printed on a metal plate inside the glove compartment.

Jul 08, 2012
TT and F-150
by: Mike C

I had a 1990 F150 4x4 which I was told could pull my 24 foot Nomad TT, 4200 lbs. Even with the best sway bars I was all over the road most of the time. I switched to a 2002 Chev Silverado Heavy Duty with an 8.1 liter engine, 2 wheel drive and have not had any problems since. I loved my F150 but I believe the wheel base was too short with the 6 foot bed.

Apr 17, 2012
Thank You
by: samjgeorge

F150 would do for a light weight TT. Also does anyone have experience with tiny houses or park trailers?

Apr 17, 2012
Best Winter Travel Trailer
by: Cowgirl Kathi

I'm no expert, but I don't think you're going to be able to tow much with an F-150. I have a GMC 2500 4x4 with a big honkin' 454 engine and a 410 rear and it's only rated for 10,000 on a 5th wheel. Used to be an F-150 was a "real" truck, but in recent years, they've dummied them down so much you almost need an F-250 to even THINK about towing a trailer. Good luck on this!

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