Hello Everyone, Doing Research
I decided to join this forum as part of my research into my next travel trailer. Of course, every unit has its PROs and CONs on features that we like. Right now, the Sunset Trail ST270BH is high on my list of possible next unit. Of course, that is after I upgrade my TV first.
Little background, I use to camp back in the 90's when I was much younger and a lot less wise, at local race tracks. Then, I kind of grew up and downsize vehicles, and got out of camping, got out of racing, and decided to look for a career. After several jobs, I have been working with the railroad for 8+ years. 2 years ago, I wanted to start camping and introduce my GF and her daughter to camping. I bought my Jeep Liberty Diesel, and rented a 24 foot trailer. They loved it, and so we bought our Roo, which is about the limit for my Jeep. It tows fine, but it doesn't tow like my old 1 ton dually did towing my camper or the race car hauler.
Right now, my TV of choice is the Ram 1500 Turbo Diesel. I am shopping for trailers first, to make sure I am pretty much in spec with the TV, or else I may consider a 2500. I am not "weight police" material, as it doesn't concern me much if I am over at the CAT scales by a little bit (my current setup, camp ready, full of water (never travel full, but did for the weigh in) is 100lbs over TV GVW). I believe that as long as you know where you are, you do it safely, on a well maintained vehicle, 5 to 10 trips a year just over is not much of a concern.
TV (Current) Jeep Liberty Turbo Diesel
TV (Shopping) Ram 2500 CTD
Trailer (Current) Rockwood Roo 21Bh
Trailer (Shopping) Sunset Trail ST270BH/SF270BH