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Old 04-28-2013, 11:46 PM   #11
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You will kill your resale desireability without an air conditioner. We have never used ours, but as we consider selling it I'm sure glad we have it.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:12 PM   #12
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. We were thinking we might use the smaller bed as a day bed/couch thing, but that cupboard over the bed is sort of in the way, so they took it out (we got it without radio or tv so do not need the speakers in that cupboard)

We got the two extra windows,one for each bed and a fantastic fan.

Laura my ideal would be if they would let me skip the front bed and replace with slide dinette. That would really make it perfect.

If not, I will probably use the front bed as a catch all for things like the dirty clothes hamper etc.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:20 PM   #13
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You will kill your resale desireability without an air conditioner. We have never used ours, but as we consider selling it I'm sure glad we have it.
I appreciate the advice, but considering that I have 15 years til retirement, if I buy new I will get it with what I need not what a future buyer might want. I plan to keep it for a minimum of 10 years. My current pop up is almost 13 years old and going strong. I just want an easier set up. So you can see I keep for a long time.

I do the same with my cars. Buy new with what I want and keep til it's too much hassle to repair. My last one was 158,ooo miles.

But for many people that would be sound advice. I am surprised how many people seem to keep their campers for only a couple years then trade in for different. And I don't mean just TM,s
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:12 PM   #14
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I agree completely with Bailey's Mom. You should get what you want, not what you want to sell. (Besides, that ship sailed along with the decision not to get a toilet...)

I am amazed how much easier it is to set up the TM compared to our PUP. And how much more solid it feels. Good luck with it!

Ask them if they will customize it. I am impressed how they were willing to tweak things for us. We wanted to smaller bed, because we have two kids, both in college, and I hope that occasionally one will come along. And, then I can dream of grandkids, right?
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:40 PM   #15
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I'm also a former popup owner. Had the Jayco 1206, with front box storage, king/queen bed, cassette toilet/shower, and slide out dinette. We even modded it to put in a double sink, raised to countertop height.

With that said, I also wanted something a bit easier. We went with the model 3023. They aren't making that one right now, but you can pick up very lightly used ones for really good prices (or last year's model on the lot).

That particular model is hands down so much better/easier/more liveable that the popup, it isn't even funny. I was in love with the couch/loveseat instead of the traditional dinette. Now that I have it, I love it just as much as I thought I would.

I wasn't a super fan of the cassette toilet/shower in the pup. It did the job, but the shower left a lot to be desired. The bathroom in the TM is a dream. I wouldn't live without it.

I loved my pup with a passion. Spent a lot of time modding and making it just perfect for me and my family (five kids). But I don't regret moving to the TM AT ALL! It is the best camper for my and my family, and we all love it. (well, the teenage son, not so much...). And I can still pull it with my family vehicle. Go for it!
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:46 PM   #16
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Box is aprox. 6 feet shorter than overall length if I think I know what you mean by the box. So on a 2720 the box is not quite 21feet long differance being allowance of 3 feet for the hitch on the front and 3 feet on rear. This applies roughly to all tm models. If you look at TM specs that is why one number is 24 and equivalent to a 27, with 20 feet closed thus 2720. Obviously you have the overhang front and back that equals length of the hitch length but unless you have the slide out, the box loses length front and back. Makes perfect sense huh?
Ps. I really appreciate the flexibility and capacity of my regular 2720 and see it as the "sweet spot" in TM lineup.
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