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Posted: 11/18/14 07:00am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

VERY informative thread, thanks for everyone sharing. The 13BHB is now on my short list.


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Just completed a 5,000mike trip from Florida to the Grand Canyon and Moab, UT with our Camplite 21BHS towed by our Ram 1500. Camper was perfect and towing with the Ram was great, even on some long grades. Averaged over 11MPG.


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There are several manufacturers owned by THOR:

http://www.thorindustries.com/corp/recreational-vehicles

Always like to read BBB reports on manufacturers including LivinLite. After we purchased our 2010 CampLite 11, called Don in service @ LivinLite and told him problems found. Wanted parts to make repairs myself, so Don shipped everything I wanted without question. Have had very few issues with our CampLite, appreciate the tough aluminum plank floor and overall rugged construction.

Been considering several different Camper manufacturers lately for our next TT purchase. After a 23 night camping trip in our 11' CampLite last month, helped make up our minds for the next camper purchase, probably will be a CampLite TT.


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brookside wrote:

I read a couple of reviews online at the BBB and I would twice and do some waiting before purchasing since Thor has purchased the company. We just could not consider a Thor product.

Thor's been building Airstreams for thirty four years- seems like they've done O.K. with THAT alumunum (skinned) trailer.

Point being, it's a big company- maybe some type/brand names are better built than others


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I read a couple of reviews online at the BBB and I would twice and do some waiting before purchasing since Thor has purchased the company. We just could not consider a Thor product.


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Got to test the floor last night & this morning. Subjective evaluation here, the vinyl was cool (OK to walk on), but not nearly as cold as the bare aluminum floor. Very happy we installed the vinyl floor and carpet mats. Recommend this upgrade.

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Exploringcarolina has done an excellent job on the flooring so he can give up his day job. I will be picking up my Livinlite 28bhs 2 days from now that comes with fake wood plank vinyl flooring already installed. I do not expect it to do anything about the coldness of the floor, so I am waiting to read what Exploringcarolina says about the carpet mats ...

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The bare aluminum floor gets cold in the winter. We installed vinyl floor in our CampLite. Camped down to the 50s so far and the floor covering installed is not nearly as cold as it was before installing the vinyl. Will be camping in temps down to the 40s later this month and will report back. Seems like the interior temps are more consistent with the addition of the floor covering. There is insulation in the walls & ceiling.

Also keep carpet floor mats over the vinyl floor. I am intentionally stepping on the vinyl, not the carpet, when checking floor temps.

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jackquontee wrote:

I'd like to ask whether or not these units are prone to become warmer or cooler (depending on the outside temperature) as a result of all of the aluminum used to build them?


I'm pretty sure the floor will be closer to the outside air temperature than a conventional trailer. It's aluminum, with more surface area exposed to the outside than the inside.

Rugs or mats help keep the floor feeling warmer in winter.


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I'd like to ask whether or not these units are prone to become warmer or cooler (depending on the outside temperature) as a result of all of the aluminum used to build them?

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