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Old 11-09-2012, 02:59 PM   #76
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There are some good deals on these kinds of toys over the next 6 weeks.
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:33 PM   #77
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what I ended up buying

Looked around for about a year, for a little light camper...
Ended up with a traditional stick and tin. 2013 trailmaster 24'




Out "boondocking" for the first time.
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:41 PM   #78
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Here's the rear "bunk house"
one queen
It only takes one queen in the bunkhouse to cause problems. Just sayin'.











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Old 11-11-2012, 10:53 AM   #79
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Looked around for about a year, for a little light camper...
Ended up with a traditional stick and tin. 2013 trailmaster 24'




Out "boondocking" for the first time.
Very Nice!!
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:10 PM   #80
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24' is little/light!?!?
There's a bit of a story it.

Started looking at truck campers. But the amount of money they want 32 square feet of living space was hard to swallow. I would have also needed to upgrade the truck to a 3/4 or one tonn, and wow are the dealers very proud of the hd trucks.
estimated cost $25 to 30 thousand

Started looking at used travel trailers <25` almost impossible to find here(northern Ontario), and I'm 6'4" tall so anything made before 2006 didn't seem to have the interior height I require.

Then started looking at these new fiberglass and aluminum walled lightweight tt, again into big money and little interior height. Estimated cost $20,000

Then I found this "little" trailmaster trailer for $13,500 plus tax. I could stand up in it, and at 4100lbs light enough I could use my chevy half tonn to pull it around. Also two year warranty. Hope to get many goods years out of it. Sadly I covered it today for the winter storage.

Actual Cost Trailer $15500
Weight distribution hitch $320
Brake controller & large tranny cooler $500
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:23 PM   #81
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Weight distribution hitch $320
Brake controller & large tranny cooler $500

Mine came with a really nice hitch but what is a brake controller and tranny cooler? My P/U has the "towing package" so I'm assuming that means tranny cooler?
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:15 AM   #82
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Mine came with a really nice hitch but what is a brake controller and tranny cooler? My P/U has the "towing package" so I'm assuming that means tranny cooler?
Camper you just bought has electric brakes. Brake controller controls those e-brakes connecting them electrically to your brake pedal. Signal goes through your connector.

"Tow package" doesn't necessarily mean you have a tranny cooler. Lots of times if it's dealer installed you may only have a hitch and wiring. Something to check out. BTW, I've towed many thousands of miles without a transmission cooler. If you take it easy it's not an absolute must IMHO, depending on the vehicle.
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:01 AM   #83
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Mine came with a really nice hitch but what is a brake controller and tranny cooler? My P/U has the "towing package" so I'm assuming that means tranny cooler?
Your truck will have a tranny cooler either way; the towing package usually will indicate added cooling but as stated that's not guaranteed. Not complicated to add one if needed.
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:13 AM   #84
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Your truck will have a tranny cooler either way; the towing package usually will indicate added cooling but as stated that's not guaranteed. Not complicated to add one if needed.
Mine does have a temp gauge for the tranny so I'm assuming it has a tranny cooler. How do I check?
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:21 AM   #85
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Camper you just bought has electric brakes. Brake controller controls those e-brakes connecting them electrically to your brake pedal. Signal goes through your connector.

"Tow package" doesn't necessarily mean you have a tranny cooler. Lots of times if it's dealer installed you may only have a hitch and wiring. Something to check out. BTW, I've towed many thousands of miles without a transmission cooler. If you take it easy it's not an absolute must IMHO, depending on the vehicle.
Every truck will have a tranny cooler, they are just beefier if the tow package includes that. Even cars have a tranny cooler, they are just small.

Ideally the tow package would include beefed up trans cooler, and beefed up alternator.
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:40 AM   #86
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Mine does have a temp gauge for the tranny so I'm assuming it has a tranny cooler. How do I check?

The cooler is typically right in your radiator or sandwiched in front of it. The tranny has fluid lines running from it up to the cooler. If you add an extra cooler it will be plumbed into these lines. If you have a trans temp gauge, just tow the camper and watch your temps, and add cooling if needed.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:24 AM   #87
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The cooler is typically right in your radiator or sandwiched in front of it. The tranny has fluid lines running from it up to the cooler. If you add an extra cooler it will be plumbed into these lines. If you have a trans temp gauge, just tow the camper and watch your temps, and add cooling if needed.
Thanks, as soon as it stops raining I'm going to check
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:35 AM   #88
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Thanks, as soon as it stops raining I'm going to check
You must not live anywhere near me then.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:49 AM   #89
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You must not live anywhere near me then.
Alabama. You have more rainy days but we get MUCH more rain.

New question. How big of a generator to I need to run my "little/light camper"

Including the a/c
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:32 PM   #90
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Tech question.

I have a 3 prong 30 amp power cord and the 3 prong power connector on the TT. How can I run the trailer off a a regular extension cord with 110 while it's in my driveway? My old motorhome had a 110 and a 30amp but not the new TT unless I;m missing it somewhere

I'm confused!!

I know the 110 won't run the a/c I just want it running everything else.
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