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Old 02-08-2014, 10:07 AM   #11
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Heavy sigh.... It was enough to consider the 19' over the 17'. I have yet to see any in person. My short wheel base TV leads me to think 21' is too long. This forum is great, but right now it's killing me! Somebody please erasure me as to how great my 19' will be!
Sorry, FishBioGirl, if my post got you rethinking your decision to get a 19er. That certainly wasn't the intent.

Although some specific needs drove our decision to switch to a 21er, we know we could also be happy with a 19er. We are not towing with a pickup truck, either, and there could be moments on the road when we wish we had a smaller, lighter 19er behind us.

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Old 02-08-2014, 10:14 AM   #12
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Everyone has a personal list of wishes and needs for the way they wish to RV camp, and no two are exactly the same.

For me, the trailer I have is secondary to where I wish to go, and what I wish to do. But of course, I do want to choose the best for me when I do purchase, but will still have fun regardless of what this choice is.

Heck, the 19 was not even in production yet when I put down my deposit, but really like what it had to offer. To me it was a luxury way to go, and I still believe so, and we are very happy with it. Would we ever buy something else into the future? We most certainly would consider it, especially upon retirement.

While I think the 21 is a well planned trailer, for us it just doesn't fit our style as good as the 19. Our trailer is primarily a place to sleep, secondly is a great place to store things, and thirdly a place to hang out, as we much prefer to be outdoors. This is why I love having the bed away from the entry. Yes, you have to step over your partner to get out if you are at the back, but we have no problem with doing that. If I was buying now, and choosing between the 19 and 21, I would buy the 19 again.

Now, the idea of the new 5.0TA, with the bed separated from the living area, does draw my eye a lot. The only negative at all I can see with it, is having to give up my SUV, and the storage it provides inside it.

But, our 19 has served us well for 5 years now, and will most likely do so for at least another 5, and who knows, maybe even well beyond.
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Old 02-08-2014, 10:49 AM   #13
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Heavy sigh.... It was enough to consider the 19' over the 17'. I have yet to see any in person. My short wheel base TV leads me to think 21' is too long. This forum is great, but right now it's killing me! Somebody please erasure me as to how great my 19' will be!
You can come see my 19' any weekend.

Then you can see Jim's 21 on another weekend.

We got you covered!
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Old 02-08-2014, 10:54 AM   #14
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Thank you for the reassurance! The process of creating a build sheet is exciting and stressful at the same time! Organizing ideas on Pinterest now if anyone wants to add their 2 cents!
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Old 02-08-2014, 11:01 AM   #15
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Thank you for the reassurance! The process of creating a build sheet is exciting and stressful at the same time! Organizing ideas on Pinterest now if anyone wants to add their 2 cents!
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this is really a neat idea
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Old 02-08-2014, 11:26 AM   #16
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Heavy sigh.... It was enough to consider the 19' over the 17'. I have yet to see any in person. My short wheel base TV leads me to think 21' is too long. This forum is great, but right now it's killing me! Somebody please erasure me as to how great my 19' will be!
It will be wonderful! My spouse and I saw the 21 at the Oregon Gathering last summer and I had been convinced we would want the 21 over the 19. I had even talked with ETI about the 21 and got a preliminary quote. However, after looking at the 21 we both (independently) concluded the 21 was too big for us. At this point in our lives (I'm still working) and for the type of camping we do (lots of long weekends and longer trips in the summer and on my winter break) the 19 is perfect! Now, once I retire and we can take off for months at a time we might change our minds, but I'm not even convinced of that.
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Old 02-08-2014, 11:32 AM   #17
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Great idea to plan your trailer build list and extras with Pinterest, FishBioGirl!

May we follow your board? We will also start our own, which anyone is welcome to follow. Thanks!
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Old 02-08-2014, 12:05 PM   #18
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Brent & Cheryl -

Please follow my board! Feel free to add things/ideas that have worked well for you too!
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Old 02-08-2014, 12:20 PM   #19
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The campfire in a can is a great idea. We have another brand but it was really nice to use on our fall trip through the Canadian Rockies last year. We were often busy during the day so being able to sit in the evening for awhile or have a short fire early in the morning was very nice. We also use it when we are home on our patio.
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Old 02-08-2014, 12:23 PM   #20
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I also have a Pinterest board which is full of pins for RVs: RV Ideas. Many useful for Escapes.
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