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Old 08-03-2016, 05:26 PM   #11
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Hi DBabylon,
I think everyone has answered your questions, but I want to jump in to welcome you to the Forum and add my 2 cents...

I like the idea of the traveling hotel...

Your Tow Vehicle (TV) and brakes have been covered pretty well... Pulling, controlling, and stopping are the big issues and your TV needs to be rated to to tow at least the weight of the trailer... I have a FF XT-190Xtra (Toy Hauler) and can easily reach the 6200# GW. I have a Chevy 1/2 ton Crew Cab 4x4 P.U. with a Max Tow limit of 10,900... and I do not use any special distribution hitches... AND I definitely use trailer brakes. I may be mistaken, but believe that most of the states require brakes on trailer exceeding 2900
#'s. With that said, if you have trailer brakes, use them... it is a horrible feeling to be shoved down the road to an unknown ending by your trailer!!!

If you "must" have satellite TV, there are many different ones on the market... I do not have a satellite system, but just updated my TV antenna and installed a signal finder that work great in most areas for the Boss and myself...

As far as making the bed against a wall, get fitted sheets and start with the most difficult corners... usually the head of the bed... I bet Walt Disney could have made a pretty good episode of Daffy Duck making the bed in a small TT...

$6200 sounds pretty good to me (I paid a little more than twice that for mine)... be sure to look it over very well and if you can get a trailer knowledgeable person to go with you, all the better...

Here is a pretty good idea of what you need to look at when buying a used RV/Trailer... I will add that you need to look for signs of water leaks from both your water system and outside water leaks... TTs with front windows can be prone to leaks if not maintained properly, water damage and mold repairs can quickly sour that great price...
How To Buy a Used RV

Good luck and I hope to meet you sometime on the road...
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Old 08-03-2016, 05:42 PM   #12
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And a little FYI - here's a screenshot of an iOS app called TV Towers ($1.99, I think). Shows you where local tv stations are, based on your current location (yellow arrow), and when you tap the station's icon, it's broadcast radius appears, along with more information...shows you where to point your antenna.

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Old 09-06-2016, 03:20 PM   #13
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That sounds like a good price. Not sure if the Escape is an adequate tow vehicle, especially in the mountains.

Making the bed is not too hard. But we have developed a shortcut. We arrange the cushions. Then we spread out a memory foam mattress topper, which is encased in essentially a giant pillow case (two flat sheets sewn together). The bed is now made! No need to tuck in a fitted sheet.

We use a friction anti-sway bar, not a weight distribution hitch. But our trailer is really small.
What thickness is your topper? Do you know what brand or where you bought it? I've read so many threads about what people don't like.
That is what we would like to do.
Our t-160 cushions are fine to sleep on but we like a sheet under us instead of putting our sleeping bags just on top of the cushions. Trying to wrestle a fitted sheet onto the cushions is a chore.
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Old 09-06-2016, 03:57 PM   #14
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I'm not Professor Dan, but I do have a topper on the bed in the camper. I bought a 3" topper from bed bath beyond. If I had it to do over again, I'd get a thicker one, but even at just 3", it is amazingly comfortable for me.

I've heard some folks think they feel "hot" though.
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Are you planning on pulling it off every morning to set up the dinette? I'm wanting something that will roll up small enough to put on the "cut down" bunk over the dinette. When we bought the FF the previous owner had taken out part of the bunk and left just a 2' shelf.
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Old 09-06-2016, 04:31 PM   #16
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oh sorry, I kinda misunderstood and probably misled you there. I use the memory foam topper on my queen size mattress, not on the cushions in the dinette.
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Old 09-11-2016, 09:12 AM   #17
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We are among those that think memory foam alone is hot. It seems to hold your body heat. We have gel infused memory foam mattresses in our home and camper. It takes care of that problem. Amazon has several available. Just checked.
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