Advice on the Hard Side/Tent Combo Trailers?

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by bristolview, Apr 18, 2002.

  1. bristolview

    bristolview New Member

    We've been looking into a travel trailer. We've been looking for a hard sided one, but today looked at the hard sided ones with the fold out beds in front and back (Kodiak/Bantam/Other?) These made for a very light trailer, lots of floorspace and good sized beds in a relatively short trailer. I really liked them, as did my wife. What are your experiences with them? Good/Bad? Do you like them?

    I'd like to find one that has a bed with hard walls like a traditional hard walled trailer, and one or more fold out beds. My daughter would sleep better with the hard walls, so we'd like to have one bed with that. Does anyone make one of these? I haven't found one yet. Thanks for any information/advice/comments you can share.

    Cheers,
    BristolView
     
  2. GaryWT

    GaryWT New Member

    Advice on the Hard Side/Tent Combo Trailers?

    A friend of mine just picked op a skamper kodiak, it looks real nice. Plenty of room, pull down beds on both ends, slideout couch, etc.

    I have seen them where only one ends pulls out to a bed but I am not sure if the other end is a bed or the bathroom. Have you looked at Rockwood Roo's
     
  3. bristolview

    bristolview New Member

    Advice on the Hard Side/Tent Combo Trailers?

    Gary, I haven't looked at the model you mentioned, but I'll do it now. My wife and I just checked out the Kodiaks too, we liked them. It looks like they're somewhat new, having a hard time finding a used model. Thanks for the pointer to the Rockwood as well!. Cheers.
     
  4. Cliff

    Cliff New Member

    Advice on the Hard Side/Tent Combo Trailers?

    The editor of RV-News magazine (who is a personal friend of mine) says that the Trail Lite Bantam is one of the best quality units out there. This man has no stake in the company and would never stear me wrong, and he obviously knows something about the industry!

    *C*

    Chaos reigns within. Reflect, repent, and reboot.
    Order shall return.


    www.gonecamping.net
     
  5. NICK

    NICK New Member

    Advice on the Hard Side/Tent Combo Trailers?

    WE PURCHASED OUR SKAMPER KODIAK MODEL 235 TWO SEASONS AGO
    AND HAVE BEEN VERY CONTENT WITH THE UNIT. WE HAVE HAD
    ONLY 2 MINOR PROBLEMS WITH THE UNIT NOT EVEN WORTHY OF
    MENTION. THE REASON WHY I DECIDED TO GO WITH THIS HYBRID,
    WAS THE FACT THAT THERE WAS NO BEDROOM TO HAUL AROUND.
    THE TENT ENDS ARE VERY COMFORTABLE AND MAKES THE UNIT
    APPEARS ENOURMOUS WHEN ALL THE END FLAPS ARE OPEN. HAVE
    TRAVELED WITH THE UNIT TO NORTH CAROLINA AND AS FAR NORTH
    AS MAINE. THIS IS A LARGE TRAILER, COMING IN AT 3525 LBS
    WITH ALL OPTIONS AND WAS ORIGINALLY PULLED WITH A JEEP
    CHEROKEE WITHOUT TOO MUCH TROUBLE. HAVE SINCE GONE OVER TO
    A TOYOTA TUNDRA V8 AND HAVE TO CHECK TO MAKE SURE THE UNIT
    IS STILL BEHIND ME. BY THE WAY , WE ORIGINALLY CHECKED OUT
    AND LIKE THE TRAIL LITE BANTAAM VERY MUCH, HOWEVER, AFTER
    LOOKING AT THE KODIAK AND COMPARING NOTES, THE KODIAK OVERALL
    WAS THE BETTER TRAILER FOR OUR PURPOSES. BEWARE, THESE TYPE
    OF HYBRIDS ARE NOT INTENDED FOR COLD WEATHER CAMPING. EVEN
    THOUGH THEY ARE PROVIDED WITH FURNACES, DO NOT CAMP/RV WHEN
    THE WEATHER DIPS BELOW 40 DEGREE'S...BRRRRR. THOSE TENT ENDS
    TURN INTO ICE BOXES. THEY WILL HOWEVER SATISFY ANY INDIVIDUAL
    OR GROWING FAMILY SEARCHING FOR THE MAXIMUM LIVING AREA WHILE
    RETAINING A TOW VEHICLE OF MODERATE PROPORTION. A GOOD CHOICE.
    HAVE FUN...
     
  6. dbelles

    dbelles New Member

    Advice on the Hard Side/Tent Combo Trailers?

    We recently bought a Starcraft 2003 21SSO. We liked it for the double slide-out. This thing is HUGE inside with the slide-out extended and the tent ends down. The only problem with this model is the slide makes it a little heavier than the average hybrid.

    Dave
     

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