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Old 02-27-2007, 07:15 AM   #1
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Default New (almost) TM Owners

Have been interested in the TM's for a while now. Searching on here for used ones for quite some time now. Also researching our local paper & found one locally the weekend of the 17th of this month. Then we buzzed down to Sanford, NC to look at the new ones & decided the used (5 times) one was just right for us. Should be able to pick it up this coming weekend.

It is a 3023 & we will tow with a 2004 Ford Conversion Van.

We have had a T@B for 3 years & have LOVED it but in another year or so we will be touring for longer periods of time so really wanted a little more convenience (bathroom & more move-around space). Almost can't think of giving up our T@B as it is 15ft, king size bed, 2 burner stove, sink, icebox & we have added hot water & filter & a small A/C as the factory installed ones are too big for size of trailer. Used it this weekend & it is so easy to tow & comfy for the two of us & our 16 yr old poodle!

We live in Raleigh, NC & have a daughter in Wilmington who has her eye on the T@B now!!! Our other children/grandchildren are scattered all over the US (MT, ND, TX, LA, NJ) as well as our parent & sibling. Makes for a mighty big loop to make in a short time so someone gets left out a lot. 86 yr old Mom comes first; then whoever we can fit in! Goal is to possibly "retire" in 2008 & spend a lot of time each summer up North in our TM. Visit the TX, LA, & NJ families in cooler weather with less humidity.

This forum is fabulous!!!! Lots of helpful information & good ideas. Since hubby is a tinkerer I know there will be mods in our future. Hopefully a rally or two also. We did T@B rallys & had lots of fun looking at how people set things up to suit their style of using the space.

Looking forward to reading lots more information here.
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Old 02-27-2007, 09:00 AM   #2
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Leon and Ginger -

Welcome aboard! It took me a few minutes to realize that a T@B is a teardrop trailer.
Cute! And it's amazing what they can fit in those things!

But I think you're right. If you are going to spend more time on the road in the future, you'll be pleased by the extra space and amenities in the TM - especially on rainy days.

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Old 02-27-2007, 11:17 AM   #3
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Default Thanks for the welcome Bill

T@B is a Teardrop on steriods! You can stand up in it & the bed makes into a good size eating area. 4 of us have eaten inside in comfort & could have added 2 people. It is amazing how much you can get into them. If you add an awning or tent/screenroom to them they are really quite adequate. Easy to tow, can get them into places you cannot get others & you can pull them around by the handles!

We feel the Trailmanor will be low enough to not affect the gas mileage much more than the T@B due to the wind resistance on the height. We also want to sometimes be able to have more than 2 people & the dog along. My Mother plans to go to her High School reunion in 2009 @ age 89 & we have promised to take her so feel she can be comfortable with all the oxygen junk she'll have to take along. My Grandmother camped with us at 94 a couple of times in a lot less comfortable VW bus & then a TINY 1970's fold out tent camper so the Trailmanor should be good for this trip.

We're as excited as we were with the T@B although the towing will be different.

Thanks for the welcome.
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