02-09-2014, 04:04 PM
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My biggest complaint with the two LQs that I've owned was how low the holding tanks were and how easy it was to damage them. If I ever get another LQ, it will be lifted a couple of inches and hopefully the tanks will be tucked up higher.
If you hang out at Rodeo and Fairgrounds and never leave the paved road. Then this won't be a problem for you. But if you drive on Forest Service or BLM roads to access trail heads. It will be a big deal.
Ask yourself the question of where you will camp? If it is at primitive camps where there are no hook ups. Then you will need a generator. The next question is how big a generator? To run the A/C in most LQs you will need a little over 2000 watts to start it. The only time I ran my A/C was at home while cleaning or loading the trailer. Microwave also needs a lot of electricity. If you want to run Microwave and A/C at the same time, You will need almost a 4000 watt generator.
Look at the trailer and see how they heat the water. Is it an electric hot water heater or a propane heater. Again that will make a difference in how much electricity you will use. Most fridges are a Two Way or Three Way. The choices being that they can run off Gas, 110volt Electric or 12 Volt. Decide how you want to run the fridge. 110 Volt is only available when you are parked. Gas and 12 volt are available when you are driving. Probably won't use much 12 volt when the truck is turned off as it would run batteries dead.
I really think a 7'6" high ceiling is important if you sleep in the Gooseneck Bunk. Sitting up in the middle of the night because you hear a noise outside and banging your forehead on the ceiling is not fun.
I had a Classic Weekend trailer that was 6'10" wide and a Logan LQ that was 7'3" wide. Wider is better. I suspect I would like an 8' wide if I ever tried a LQ again.
Go Hydraulic on your trailer jack. No comparsion between it and electric.