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    Posted: 13 Oct 2016 at 5:55am
   I like the Northwood and Outdoor rv's too, but then you have more weight and maintenance of four wheels. How about a Evergreen Ascend they were discontinued this year but there are still some new ones and used for sale.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Oct 2016 at 4:01pm
Originally posted by David and Danette

   I like the Northwood and Outdoor rv's too, but then you have more weight and maintenance of four wheels. How about a Evergreen Ascend they were discontinued this year but there are still some new ones and used for sale.


I have stepped away from any orphan trailers. With Evergreen out of business, any product support is going to be iffy. They don't seem to have the network like podders do. We looked very very hard at the Element, the original one. It went OOP and I talked to them and they said it was coming back, and when it did, for a short time, it was just a SOB.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Oct 2016 at 10:14pm
The podders' network is definitely a plus.

So now when I research other campers I also have to find out what the support network is like.

More to think about.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Oct 2016 at 5:52pm
I too wanted a slight upsize from my 177, looking for the same things you are.  I ended up getting a Forest River EVO ATS 200rd. It's been rebranded for 2017 as the Sonoma 201rd. I loved my Pod, but we really like the walk around bed and dry bath. The thing that sets this one apart is LARGE rear living windows. A lot of units this size have the bath at the rear and not many windows and I want to see out when I'm camping.


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How's the Tacoma pull a 7500 lb trailer?
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How's the Tacoma pull a 7500 lb trailer?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Oct 2016 at 6:06pm
I also like the lance travel trailers. A bit pricey, but are built well.I believe that will be out next upgrade in a few years.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Oct 2016 at 11:56pm
Camp-Lite & Lance are the two that appeal to us if/when we decide more space is needed.  Now, though, the roof on the house and AC replacement have our attention.  :-(
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Oct 2016 at 4:03pm
Originally posted by furpod

Originally posted by David and Danette

   I like the Northwood and Outdoor rv's too, but then you have more weight and maintenance of four wheels. How about a Evergreen Ascend they were discontinued this year but there are still some new ones and used for sale.


I have stepped away from any orphan trailers. With Evergreen out of business, any product support is going to be iffy. They don't seem to have the network like podders do. We looked very very hard at the Element, the original one. It went OOP and I talked to them and they said it was coming back, and when it did, for a short time, it was just a SOB.

Evergreen went OOB? Cry

We were looking at the Evergreen Ascend 171 for the past few years. We didn't want anything much bigger than we currently have but wanted a dry bath and a rear window/living area.  Many of the sites we stay at have great views out the back but none at the sides or the front.  Also, in New England, the sites with the good views are often for the smaller unit too (<20ft).  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Oct 2016 at 8:06pm
Originally posted by g4royce


Evergreen went OOB? Cry

We were looking at the Evergreen Ascend 171 for the past few years. We didn't want anything much bigger than we currently have but wanted a dry bath and a rear window/living area.  Many of the sites we stay at have great views out the back but none at the sides or the front.  Also, in New England, the sites with the good views are often for the smaller unit too (<20ft).  


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