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Old 03-23-2004, 09:29 AM   #1
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Default 2720SL or 3023

We are thinking of purchasing a trailmanor and torn between two. Other than the 50 lbs. extra weight of the 3023 and the extra two sleeping from 4 to 6, what are the advantages/disadvantages between the 2720SL and the 3023? I know about the towing aspect with the extra 50 lbs.


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Old 03-23-2004, 11:23 AM   #2
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I agree. If your buget and TV allow for it get the 3023. Room for a guest, napping, or storing a duffle bag, etc. If we take the televsion with us it sits up there also. We use plastic underbed bins for our cloths. They travel on the floor in front of the couch and live on the front bed while camped. Very convient. We have the two chairs as opposed to couches on both sides like the new models being offered now.

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Old 03-23-2004, 01:04 PM   #3
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The 2720SL will have horizontally mounted propane bottles and the 3023 will have the vertical mounts which are little a bit easier to service. The larger wheels and increased capacity of the 3023 is a great advantage but you have to make trade offs that fit your needs not mine. There is a lip (small step down, or is it up) in front of the couch (the floor of the slide) which makes chairs facing the sofa a few inches lower, not a problem unless you spend a lot of time using both sides of the table or negotiating with North Koreans. Our kids and grand kids are always there playing board games in the late evenings. The front bed becomes a play ground for the littles guys and everyone tolerates it. We do not use the TV often and never in the back bedroom therefore the front bed can be handy for lounging around watching a movie, along with the two sofas. These are most of the reasons we chose the 3023 style floorplan (with two sofas) over the SL type but that is our life style. The SL units are great and really beautiful. The new 3023 I saw in dealer stock 2 weeks ago had the 2 sofas and that may be standard now, I don't know for sure. The factory web site is getting out of date their floorplan shows 2 chairs and the pic shows two sofas. Be sure you know for sure what you are getting if you have to order something.
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Old 03-23-2004, 01:31 PM   #4
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I have to echo everyone else the substantial more load capacity is a biggie! I think we all have felt the pinch of just how much we can safely carry.
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Old 03-23-2004, 02:10 PM   #5
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We started off looking at the 2720 but quickly opted for the 3023 when we saw it. We found that the 3023 has quite a bit more storage space and elbow room and we are very glad we spent a little more and got the larger trailer.

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Old 03-23-2004, 05:53 PM   #6
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Default Re:2720SL or 3023

We settled with a 3023, too. The main reason was the 2 couches with the table in the middle. We thought it would be easier to sit facing each other that way - and I think we were right. We have enough room that we have placed a chair at the end of the table to accomodate an extra person. We have had 6 people at the table - 3 on one side, 2 on the other and the 6th one at the end. Easier to see everyone that way.
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Old 03-23-2004, 08:43 PM   #7
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The 2720SL is optimized as a travel trailer for 1 or 2 people and provides a nice front "living room" environment. It also fits (with the swing away tongue) in most suburban home garages; the 3023 doesn't. I live in a region with intense solar UV levels and frequent nasty hail storms so being able to keep my trailer safe and sound (and readily available) in half of my garage was just about the primary factor when I was shopping 2 years ago. And I'm a private person sans kids and grandkids so lots of sleeping/socializing space was not needed.

To me it thus boils down to how big a crowd you usually will have with you when using your trailer and is it possible/important to stow the trailer in your garage. Small crowd and garage storage point to the 2720SL; lottsa people and can't use or don't need garage storage point to the 3023.
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Old 03-24-2004, 01:23 PM   #8
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The great thing is you can't really make a terrible mistake unless you choose not to choose. Both units, as all TMs, are the exact same fine quality and you will love either one.
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Old 03-24-2004, 04:44 PM   #9
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You may even want to consider a 3124KB if you like the layout of the 3023. After sitting in a 3023 at the dealership we decided that we really liked the layout. When we did the factory tour we got to look over a finished 3124KB and decided on it because of the huge storage space under the king bed in back. Also the king bed allows you to lay with your feet pointed toward the hallway if you so choose (less climbing over each other to get to the bathroom in the middle of the night). We've only done 2 weekend trips so far, but we love it. There is plenty of storage space, and we have room for the times we have relatives coming on trips with us. We also like the "his & her" couches when it is just the 2 of us.

I know you will enjoy whatever you get.

Loretta
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Old 03-24-2004, 07:33 PM   #10
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If the payload of the 2720 is a problem do as I have done--order it with the 5200lb axle and 15 in. wheels. Cost $460.00 extra. Mine should be here in a couple of weeks.
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