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Old 11-01-2015, 08:13 AM
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Question How much longer will you own your TrailManor?

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How long will I own the TM?

One more day!

I have been very satisfied with my ownership experience of my TM and I have no regrets.

I even like the people on this forum, many of whom have given invaluable advice about the TM and modifications to make the TM an even better travel trailer. For over two years I have owned a full size SUV/truck and I am no longer limited to the TM as my TT. I am sure to miss the small sail and low profile when I hit I-90 in SoDak.

The mods/repairs that I can remember that I would not have known otherwise:

1. The wardrobe hinge
2. The bathroom hinge
3. Cage/shield for the sewer valves.
4. Awning cleat replacement
5. "D" rated 14" tires
6. Steel valve stems
7. WDH setup
8. Bill's screen door (I didn't do it)

But the time has come to move on to another product that will satisfy my needs.

I will continue to lurk and offer to help in my own way.

Thank you to every contributor who has helped (too numerous to single out) y'all know who you are, kudos.

Mark, Dana, and dogs (Carrie Bradshaw aka Cosmopolitan, Rio aka Curious George, Buster Brown, and Barnum Bailey aka Highwire Act).

'01 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3 L PSD 4WD (Rudolph)
'15 Tracer Air 250
'06 2619 (Sold)

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Old 11-01-2015, 09:02 AM
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Im thinking 5 to 7 more years? This would fall into the average i have owned previous campers.
Art & Joyce
Thornville, OH
2009, 3023-QB, 5.2K axle, Swing Hitch, factory bike hitch, almost all the options, many mods.
2012 Highlander
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Old 11-01-2015, 09:13 AM
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Good luck with your new trailer. I'm sure you will enjoy it.

I intend to have my TM for at least ten more years and hopefully a lot longer. I plan to retire in ten years and my plan is to camp all summer long, maybe do some traveling. Will probably travel with the TM because I will always have a dog, and that is just the most convenient. Plus, I just like having "my stuff".

Yes I would love to be able to just walk into my trailer at any time and not to do the set up procedures of the TM.

But I don't want or need a larger tow vehicle and I refuse to pay for storage so whatever I have must fit in my garage. Unless I move and build a new house with a huge tall garage- unlikely - then I won't even consider an upright. I have no issues towing or backing my TM but honestly a giant full size trailer I think would scare me a bit.

I always thought that a fifth wheel would be a good option, better for towing etc, but I don't want to drive a truck so that is kind of out. But who knows in ten years........

So I hope TM stays in business and continues to improve the product. Then maybe I can buy another one ten years from now. In the meantime I will keep mine up as best as I can because I love it.

Sara & Bailey
(a very spoiled, but wonderful Goldendoodle)
New to me 2010. 2720SD TrailManor
New to me 2010 Chevy Traverse

Both purchased July 2013

Factory installed 80W solar panel.

New batteries June 30th 2018.
(SLIGC115 Duracell Ultra 6V Deep Cycle Golf Cart Battery x 2)
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Old 11-01-2015, 10:29 AM
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mine is a 1994, so pretty much as long as it holds out and my body does for the lifting, pulling, pushing, twisting.
We got the TM for longer trips, like to winter part of the winter in Florida and still have room to move.
I have a popup and a Cabin A TT for the shorter trips.
Paula Foster
New Castle, Delaware
1992 Coleman Pioneer Popup
2006 Aliner Cabin A3
1999 Sunnybrook 26FK with WDH with sway
all pulled by a 1999 F150
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Old 11-01-2015, 11:56 AM
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We plan to keep ours as long as we can maintain it. Now that our son is grown and does not go with us all the time, we could "downsize"...but a paid for camper is my favorite kind. Especially if it's a TM.
2003 Expedition towing 2001 2619; lift kit & 15" wheels
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Old 11-01-2015, 01:56 PM
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Best answer is until I don't. Given the amount of tinkering I've done making it completely self contained it is liable to be a while. About the only thing I'd move to is a 2922KD and those do not appear very often.
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Old 11-01-2015, 08:23 PM
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We plan to keep ours for as long as we are able to camp and travel! Love camping in our TM ,wish we woulda had it years ago! We are both retired now and after remodeling project is done on our house , intend to take off for a bit of camping!!
Jimmy & Rose
'05 2619
'02 Ford Supercrew
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Old 11-01-2015, 08:48 PM
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We plan to keep it a long time, love the form factor and towing is so easy. Little by little I am doing some remodeling to make it as new and updated as possible.
2007 Chevy Tahoe LTZ
2005 Trailmanor 3023
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Old 11-04-2015, 08:12 AM
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Originally Posted by campernurse2012 View Post
we plan to keep ours for as long as we are able to camp and travel! Love camping in our tm ,wish we woulda had it years ago! We are both retired now and after remodeling project is done on our house , intend to take off for a bit of camping!!
Axis 24.1 E 450 chassis, 6 spd tranny. GVWR 14500# GVCWR 22000 # GW(scales) 12400 #

mods: 2- 100 watt solar panels, on roof, 300 watts portable

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Old 11-06-2015, 09:46 AM
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We also plan to keep this one as long as it can keep going ie the trailer, our bodies/health, and our desire to take camping trips. Our trailmanor fits us perfectly.
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