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Old 01-24-2021, 02:36 PM
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UPDATE: Trailmanor Found!

Hi all,

Thanks to this forum and a nice couple that saw our wanted ad, we are now the proud owners of a new to us 2007 3023QB. Incredibly, the owners live very close by, delivered it today and spent three hours reviewing hitching, setup, operation, and breakdown with us. I attached a photo (on a reply below) of the Trailmanor in our garage. There is a lot to learn and get used to still, but we are excited and feel like part of the Trailmanor family now!



Greetings,

After several years of tent camping, my wife has informed me that all future camping trips must include hard walls and a bathroom. Because our property has no place to store a traditional travel trailer and we don’t want to pay for storage, we think a Trailmanor that can be stored in our garage is the perfect solution.

We live in Maryland and are looking for a used 2720QB or 2619QB as we think the length would be good for our needs and we’d like to have the two permanent beds and full bathroom. Something in the mid-Atlantic region would be great, but we are willing to drive for the right trailer. We’d love to stay under $10,000, but will consider spending more, depending on age and condition.

This will be our first travel trailer. Any advice or thoughts from the experienced Trailmanor family are welcome and appreciated!

Thank you for your time and consideration.

john_humphrey@verizon.net

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Old 01-24-2021, 05:47 PM
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When thinking about garage storage, be aware that the folding tongue option takes 2 feet off the overall length. A 2720 becomes 18 feet long, a 2619 becomes 17 feet long, and so forth. Not all trailers have this option, and if your garage length is close, you should confirm he exact length.

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Old 01-24-2021, 07:48 PM
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Welcome and hope you find something!

We got our TM form similar reasons as yours, and we quite enjoy it. Keep one thing in mind though regarding towing. Trailmanor loves to show pictures of FWD based SUV's towing Trailmanors. While it is possible, and some FWD based SUV's are very capable of towing the Trailmanor, many are marginal. They can tow the trailer, but not necessarily all the stuff you want to take.


Trailmanor 2720 = 3000 lbs

Toyota Highlander: towing capacity 3500 lbs.
It looks like this works, except that the 500 lb gets used up very quickly with gear and supplies. I'm sure there's some one who tows with a Highlander and does just fine, but I probably wouldn't.

2021 Toyota 4-Runner: towing capacity = 5000 lbs.

This looks great on paper, but by the time you load your trailer with all your food, water, propane, and people in the truck, you are beginning to push the limits. This would be a pretty good combination, but you have to watch how you pack. (I learned this from experience and loaded our Trailmanor to the limit of a Chevrolet Tahoe... impressive.... not really!)

2021 Toyota Sequoia: towing capacity 7400 lbs.

Probably never have to worry about towing capacity, but it will drink fuel like beer.

I only mention this because one member actually had to upgrade their vehicle after getting a Trailmanor. Dealers will often exaggerate towing capabilities to make a sale.
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Old 01-24-2021, 08:08 PM
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Bill and Larry,

Thanks for the feedback. We have an F150 rated at 10,700 lbs., so we have more than enough towing capability for a Trailmanor. Bill, thanks for the reminder about the folding tongues. I suppose that may make a larger model an option. Does anyone happen to know what year they started making the folding tongue?

Thanks again!

John
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Old 01-24-2021, 08:32 PM
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I believe it has been an option basically forever. It was a popular option, so you will find it - but it was not universal. It is now standard on the new units coming out of South Dakota.

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Bill,

Thanks...I'll keep that in mind.

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Hi all,

I updated my original post to indicate that we found a Trailmanor. Thanks to this forum and a nice couple that saw our wanted ad, we are now the proud owners of a new to us 2007 3023QB. Incredibly, the owners live very close by, delivered it today and spent three hours reviewing hitching, setup, operation, and breakdown with us. There is a lot to learn and get used to still, but we are excited feel like part of the Trailmanor family now!

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Hope you will have a great time with your TM! Check the age of your tires, if you haven't already done so. We change ours often, about every 3 years. Cheap trip insurance.
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