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Old 06-12-2015, 01:16 PM   #11
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We had a problem on our Sunline......we hit a HUGE pothole and cracked our A frame......our insurance paid for it.....I called our company directly (Progressive) - not my agent!!!!
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Old 06-12-2015, 10:10 PM   #12
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We had a problem on our Sunline......we hit a HUGE pothole and cracked our A frame......our insurance paid for it.....I called our company directly (Progressive) - not my agent!!!!
That took some doing... Sunlines were pretty stout trailers!

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Old 06-12-2015, 11:29 PM   #13
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That took some doing... Sunlines were pretty stout trailers!

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Aaron - I cry every time I think of our 2499 - loved that trailer, traded in for the Dutchmen!

That was a well built, with a beautiful interior & wood cabinets.....we thought we would appreciate the garage, as getting kayaks & bikes on the roof of the truck was becoming more difficult....our bad!
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Well that's real funny, before my Voltage, I owned a 2007 Montana 5 wheel, so that's 8 years old and we went from Canada to Texas, every year we had it and some of those roads were real bad!! Wow before I sold it we had everything checked and didn't find any Bend Frame.... Good luck on Ins. I would fight it, why do you have Ins. if they are not going to cover even road damage.....
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Aaron - I cry every time I think of our 2499 - loved that trailer, traded in for the Dutchmen!

That was a well built, with a beautiful interior & wood cabinets.....we thought we would appreciate the garage, as getting kayaks & bikes on the roof of the truck was becoming more difficult....our bad!
We found a couple of the 2363 used that we were interested in. One was in extremely poor shape due to lack of maintenance, the other one they would never call back. I think my all time favorite floor plan on the Sunline was the T1950.

We don't have need for or really want a toy hauler, so the smaller TT work just fine for us. Right now the best thing I can find on the East Coast is the Lance. It is a shame that Sunline was put out of business by some idiot venture capitalists that had no clue how to run a company.

The only reason I bought our Coleman was because it was the smallest thing I could find with a walk around bed and it was pretty cheap. I lucked up and got a relatively well built unit. I already have several people expressing an interest in buying it when we get ready to move up to the Lance.

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Aaron - I cry every time I think of our 2499 - loved that trailer, traded in for the Dutchmen!

That was a well built, with a beautiful interior & wood cabinets.....we thought we would appreciate the garage, as getting kayaks & bikes on the roof of the truck was becoming more difficult....our bad!
We don't kayak but we do cycle, and drag the dog around in a trailer.

In the current issue of Trailer Life they have a review with a small toy hauler being pulled by one of the new Ford Transit vans. They have a very respectable tow rating for the size and have a diesel option available too.

We have a pretty good grasp on what we want/need. We will be heading off to the Ford dealer to test drive one of the vans.

We want a full sized walk around queen bed, low to the ground and able to tow with a 1/2 ton vehicle. The van would give us closed secure storage and is available in several sizes. Might just be the ticket.

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We don't kayak but we do cycle, and drag the dog around in a trailer.

In the current issue of Trailer Life they have a review with a small toy hauler being pulled by one of the new Ford Transit vans. They have a very respectable tow rating for the size and have a diesel option available too.

We have a pretty good grasp on what we want/need. We will be heading off to the Ford dealer to test drive one of the vans.

We want a full sized walk around queen bed, low to the ground and able to tow with a 1/2 ton vehicle. The van would give us closed secure storage and is available in several sizes. Might just be the ticket.

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Aaron, I too, read that article and found it interesting. At first glance, I thought, "what? a UPS truck towing a camper?" But upon review, I see that is a cross between a wagon and a truck. Towing specs are respectable, as you noted. I'll be interested to hear how your visit to Ford goes.
The little Jayco is interesting, too. All the needed features, like bathroom, kitchen, fridge and TV mount. But everything else is utility, i.e. either space for toys or fold-away sofas/table. Everything is utility, you're not bringing the stylish living room and cabinetry on this trip.
Between the two vehicles, you could bring lots of toys and stuff!
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Funny thing Marty... I know a guy that tows an Airstream with a Sprinter. He carries tools and his Ducatti in the Sprinter. He is a roving RV tech.

I could care less about the toy hauler, but the van definitely has my attention. I looked at the wagon version but they apparently are heavy enough that the tow ratings take a major hit, not surprising considering the amount of glass and interior appointments. According to the Ford website you can get a van with the driver's compartment pretty well optioned out and have the rear insulated and padded. This might just be a throw back to the 1968 Dodge van my dad had.

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