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Smokin Mike
02-13-2009, 04:51 PM
I need to buy a travel trailer, and thinking about using it at comps to. I am leaning towards one that is only 20 feet from tongue to bumper, and one that is 21.6 from tip to tip, doesn't most contests have the slots at 20 feet? or can I get by the slightly bigger one?

Thanks everyone.

Michael

Captain Caveman
02-13-2009, 06:09 PM
we are about 26' long total, and we have never had a problem getting into a contest. Just let them know how much space you need ahead of time. You will probably have to pay more though.

beam boys bbq
02-13-2009, 06:51 PM
mine is 42 foot from end to end you pay extra for the space
but when it raining and cold it is worth it in gold

i sleep good and can cook better because i an rested
my last one was 20 - 8 and it would fit in most places

go for it you will love it


york

MilitantSquatter
02-13-2009, 07:39 PM
Don't forget the extra footage you may need if you want to keep the ramp door down

Smokin Mike
02-13-2009, 07:52 PM
thanks guys, pullin the trigger tommorrow.

KC_Bobby
02-13-2009, 08:41 PM
With the truck you have, you need at least a 28 footer. Anything less is child's play.

Just Pulin' Pork
02-13-2009, 09:11 PM
Post pics would love to see what you bought!

Trucky1008
02-14-2009, 04:32 PM
thanks guys, pullin the trigger tommorrow.

So Mike did you "pull the trigger" today?

Smokin Mike
02-14-2009, 07:15 PM
I went ahead a got it, I really need a T trailer for this week comming up and what to use it for comps!

it's sitting pretty on the driveway, just got home, and will take pics tommorrow and post :). I really like it.

KC_Bobby
02-14-2009, 07:20 PM
Didn't happen til you take pics.

Smokin Mike
02-15-2009, 02:49 PM
here are my pic's of my 20 foot jayco travel trailer

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll39/agentmichael2/Picture298Small.jpg

my son and the neighbor kid playing on the bunk bed

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll39/agentmichael2/Picture302Small.jpg

the very small office

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll39/agentmichael2/Picture304Small.jpg

small but it works sink, counter, and the "secret" bbq weapon

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll39/agentmichael2/Picture307Small.jpg http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll39/agentmichael2/Picture306Small.jpg


this converts to a really large sleeping area.

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll39/agentmichael2/Picture300Small.jpg
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll39/agentmichael2/Picture308Small.jpg

mds2
02-15-2009, 04:26 PM
Is that a toy hauler too?

BigdogKC
02-15-2009, 05:16 PM
About how much did that run you?

Smokin Mike
02-15-2009, 07:32 PM
I have not figured out how to do more than one post, but,,,,It is not a toy hauler, I really wanted one, but does not work out for me,,,(they are really past that area ) I do have a 60 ft. place to park stuff at and I do have a 40' pusher,('06 4074 tuscany, in the shop to get repainted, damage from a semi tire on the road) and I do know life is easier if I stayed in that 20' area. so its a win/win for me.

I do not want to say how much, but it's under $11,000,,,,at the KC r.v show

BigdogKC
02-15-2009, 09:07 PM
I have not figured out how to do more than one post, but,,,,It is not a toy hauler, I really wanted one, but does not work out for me,,,(they are really past that area ) I do have a 60 ft. place to park stuff at and I do have a 40' pusher,('06 4074 tuscany, in the shop to get repainted, damage from a semi tire on the road) and I do know life is easier if I stayed in that 20' area. so its a win/win for me.

I do not want to say how much, but it's under $11,000,,,,at the KC r.v show

Sorry man, I shouldn't have put you on the spot. I didn't think about it before I asked. I am just trying to figure out how much I can get for my $$$ I appreciate the estimate.

Trucky1008
02-15-2009, 09:51 PM
Nice looking travel trailer Mike. And to quote more than 1 post in your response just select the multi-quote option at the bottom right corner of each post you want to respond to.

INS2G8ER
02-16-2009, 12:19 AM
:twisted: Howdy Gang

New to this site, sounds and looks awesome. Im in the market to buy a new BBQ trailer and then go into the catering biz. Im looking at Klose, SYBBQ and Lone Star BBQ Pits. Any feed back would be a big help.

Thanks: BzLitYear

Smokin Mike
02-16-2009, 09:06 AM
Sorry man, I shouldn't have put you on the spot. I didn't think about it before I asked. I am just trying to figure out how much I can get for my $$$ I appreciate the estimate.

no problem, I just allitle embrassed, I have no clue if I got a good deal or not,,,msrp is 14k,,,,

Nice looking travel trailer Mike. And to quote more than 1 post in your response just select the multi-quote option at the bottom right corner of each post you want to respond to.

thanks for the tip Don, it works

Divemaster
02-16-2009, 10:01 AM
That is a nice looking rig... It's on my list... For now I'll have to stay with my 6x10...

:twisted: Howdy Gang

New to this site, sounds and looks awesome. Im in the market to buy a new BBQ trailer and then go into the catering biz. Im looking at Klose, SYBBQ and Lone Star BBQ Pits. Any feed back would be a big help.

Thanks: BzLitYear

Not a problem, ask away. Just do us a favor and swing on by 'Cattle Call' and introduce yourself ok?

Smokin' Joe
02-16-2009, 10:22 AM
no problem, I just allitle embrassed, I have no clue if I got a good deal or not,,,msrp is 14k,,,,

Its sounds like you did well...from my experience 20-25% off MSRP is a good deal, I've heard folks brag about 30% but have never gotten close:shock:

Enjoy, you will love it!

Ron_L
02-16-2009, 12:34 PM
Nice trailer! Congrats! Are you going to put the FEC in the truck bed?

Alexa RnQ
02-16-2009, 01:46 PM
I am burning with trailer envy. Congratulations, enjoy it in good health!

KC_Bobby
02-16-2009, 09:06 PM
nice

Rookie'48
02-16-2009, 10:37 PM
Hey, Mike, nice trailer & it sounds like you did ok in the $$$ dept :biggrin:.

Smokin Mike
02-17-2009, 11:00 AM
Nice trailer! Congrats! Are you going to put the FEC in the truck bed?


yeap and a WSM

thanks everyone.

Bill The Grill Guy
02-17-2009, 12:54 PM
Here is the one I am working on. We used it at a chili cook off this past spring. It started out as a 16ft inclosed. I did some modifications to it.


http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg399/billthegrillguy/chili002.jpg

http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg399/billthegrillguy/chili003.jpg

Weekend Smoker
02-18-2009, 09:52 AM
Nice I have a very similar Jayco 21' trailer we use for comps etc it pulls like a dream.

I am toying with the idea of putting a carrier on the back bumper so I can bring the smokers all in one vehicle where I can load and un-load them by myself in case I have to do a solo.

Steve

U2CANQUE
02-18-2009, 10:54 AM
Just got mine all tucked away.....very pleased, but, as some GIANT informed me, he hit his head a lot on it when he was checking it out in Chicago....my lil short tail wont have to worry about that..http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=182&pictureid=1234

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U2CANQUE
02-18-2009, 10:57 AM
small enough that I can not tell that I am hauling it, only 1700 pounds.....all the bells and whistles to add to each contest....it is a toy hauler that will fit my FEC without any problem, and all of my other equipment as well......confortable, stero jams, has a shelter to go over the ramp to stay dry, etc...etc...etc.....got it at a great price.....

mds2
02-18-2009, 11:19 AM
Just got mine all tucked away.....very pleased, but, as some GIANT informed me, he hit his head a lot on it when he was checking it out in Chicago....my lil short tail wont have to worry about that..http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=182&pictureid=1234

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=182&pictureid=1239

Who is that made by?

U2CANQUE
02-18-2009, 11:20 AM
Hyperlite Trailers, http://www.hyperlitetrailers.com/

HoDeDo
02-18-2009, 01:11 PM
Its sounds like you did well...from my experience 20-25% off MSRP is a good deal, I've heard folks brag about 30% but have never gotten close:shock:

Enjoy, you will love it!

We got 30% - but had to drive to Best Buy RVs in Ohio to get it. It was well worth the drive for the extra $4K :-P

The two dealers here did not want to budge off of 18%. The kicker was that I even got a better trade figure from the Ohio shop, sight unseen on mine. (well lots o pics).

Sounds like you got a good deal. We were out there as well - lots of cool stuff at the RV show. We like to go see all the new innovative storage ideas, and cool add ons to give us ideas for ours.