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Old 02-11-2015, 05:35 PM   #11
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Re: Wanting, needing, first SMB, but.....

Short answers:
1. VERY!
2. YES!
3. NO.
4. No idea, but I would consider a covered type utility trailer for storing gear and maybe sleeping 2 (with some fold down wall beds or something), since your van is basically going to be full of seats.


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Old 02-12-2015, 01:17 PM   #12
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Re: Wanting, needing, first SMB, but.....

Originally Posted by Nimzero
Thanks! I do have other cars, kids are 18,15,12,8. I expected to use tents also. I agree windows for travel would be ideal. Can't afford a ground up build on a new unit. I plan on attending the expo....the website I went to had a very outdated classes schedule - my bad. Thanks for responding.
There is a maintenance factor with any SMB's, (some more than others ) and that isn't just engine issues.
With such a huge investment I'd be asking if the kids are always wanting to go with mom & dad, or whether or not they want friends along. I mean back in my youth, we packed 6 into a smaller trailer than my SMB being puller by a station wagon. How convenient being packed into a van is more of a personal choice. I'd think 4 people is very doable IMO if you pack a tent. Six people? Wow, a little tight. A 4x4 trailer with sleeping quarters might be a good choice for more people although the high tech trailers can be an expensive piece of additional equipment. I have an SMB trailer and it is nice on long adventures.

maybe this post will help

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