Post by gary Post by Sandy A. Nicolaysen Post by MTV Post by Eddie
I went to an RV dealer near my house and saw a 37' tow trailer. It's
a used 2005 Hornet (Keystone) 37DD. I know it's not a high-end
trailer like my current Holiday Rambler, but the floor layout is
almost perfect. It has bunks in the front, with a small dinette (for
our two little girls) It also has a normal dinette that turns into a
bed. It has two slides, the bedroom with queen and the living area.
It has a sofa bed. The bedroom has a solid door for privacy (and a
private entrance) as well as the door to the bunk area. It sleeps 10
very comfortably. They're asking 22K but would like to hear from
anyone that might have experience with this brand/model.
I plan to keep it on a private ranch, thus minimal towing.
It is aluminum and would rather have fiberglass, but it's not
available with that skin.
appreciate any comments
It's a decent price; dealers have some difficulty in selling such a
long TT. Sure wouldn't want to tow it very often.
Marv: A 37 DD travel trailer and a 37 DD wife are pretty much the
same thing. Just a little bigger, but not a heck of a lot more than a
30 C. :)
My TT is 30 feet long. Another 7 feet wouldn't bother me at all as
far as towing is concerned, though I agree that some older campgrounds
in the northeast may have troubles accommodating a rig that large.
I beg to differ. I think its more like gas at $1.80 per gallon and gas
at $2.35 a gallon. It's only 30% more but, damn, it sure feels like a
whole lot more! While a 30 foot trailer has approximately a 25 foot box
on the end of a 5 foot tongue, a 37 footer has about 32 feet on the end
of the same size tongue. And guess what, its all on the ass end where it
does all the dancing. If a 30 footer weighed say 6,000 pounds, an
equivalent 37 footer would weigh nearly 8,000 pounds. I had a 35 foot
Corsair and now own a 26 foot Terry, and the stress level is down 99.9%.
Don't agree with your math. Even if you consider a 30 footer at 6,000
pounds. But the heavy chassis and axles would not change unless an
additional axle was added. I think you would come closer to 1,000 pounds
heavier. When you consider eight feet wide times 7 comes up to more room
than an average slide out. I think it is quite a bit more room.
I don't agree with your math. A 6,000 pound 30 foot trailer does not weigh
200 pounds per foot. The first 4 to 5 feet weigh 100 pounds at most leaving
5,900 pounds for the remaining 25 feet. That's 236 pounds per foot or 1,652
total for an additional 7 feet. This is to say nothing about larger
trailers having heavier frames, axles and wheels. Besides, a 1,650 pound
weigh on the end of a 16 foot lever (approximate distance from back bumper
to axle on a 37 footer) is a lot to try to control.
I do agree with you regarding more room, 7 feet is nearly 30% more living
area. My 26 foot Terry has almost the identical layout as my 35 foot
Corsair had, just a little more compact. Once set up, the Corsair was a
dream, but oh the stress getting there!! I can now latch onto my Terry and
hardly know its there. The minimum turning radius appears to be about half
what the Corsair was. I always feared that loooong rear end would swing
around and take out a few parked cars or mailboxes or a few pedestrians on