After much debate and research, we decided to upgrade our camping experience. The used 8' popup pickup camper was a decent unit, but she had finally had enough of peeing in the moquitoes and dark in the middle of the night. lol, can't blame her!
Wanted to find a toy hauler but didn't like the average travel trailers and a fithwheel wasn't an option. So we got a good deal on this unit and had a great experience with the dealership.
2008 ForestRiver Work and Play 26BD. Body is 26' with a 4' tounge. Has a forward front bedroom, galley area and full bathroom with shower, and over 10' seperate garage that is partitioned.
Ducted heat and a/c, 6 gallon water heater, 80 gallon freshwater, fridge/freezer, 3 burner range, double sink. Seems to be very well built trailer.
The thing that got me toward a enclosed trailer setup vs a travel trailer is the durability of the unit. Two 5k axels, somewere around a 3000lb rolling rate on rear door ramp, and rear cargo payload at 3000lbs. (in that range). Pulls nice, I think it looks great, and should take the abuse of the road well.
Some of the nice extras were the rear screen for the door opening, built in stabling jacks, 20' awning, dual deepcycle batteries, and it came with two 30lb propane tanks-FULL!