There have been some possible drawbacks reported on various online hybrid trailer owner forums.
— Increased setup times when you reach your destination because of the need to fold out the beds. For Ron Stockall of Coarsegold, Calif., the arrival and take down times are not much of an issue. “It only takes about 15 minutes,” he said.
— Condensation in the canvas/fabric bedchambers during cool or rainy weather. For Stockall, it has not been a problem. “Weather has no bearing on the beds. I have been in some heavy rain and wind with no problems.” If need be, in inclement weather people can use the dinette or couch for sleeping and leave the ends closed.
— Noise, of all kinds, travels easily through the tent bed ends. While birds and crickets are acceptable, less welcome are the barking dogs, late-night revelers or a Class A diesel driving by in the morning.
“If I take all the pluses and minuses,” said Stockall, “the pluses far outweigh the minuses. RV traveling is always a new day of meeting people and seeing this great country.”
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The final installment covers a few places to find more information about hybrids in Hybrid trailers, Part # 4 — Begin research here.’
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