Hi folks, I'm Steve from central-lower Michigan. I just purchased a 2019, white with red trim Tab 320s for what I felt was a pretty good end of year price. I've had poor luck with camper-ownership in the past. In 2011 I bought a Forest River-brand trailer and it was very flimsy and shoddily assembled. I took it out camping 3 times that summer, and each time I had to visit the dealer afterward to have something looked at or corrected. I honestly wondered if the thing would outlast my loan payments! I lost a lot of sleep that summer worrying about whether I'd made a mistake. When I sold it at the end of the season for enough to pay off the loan I counted myself lucky.
That experience put me off the idea of a trailer for years. But with retirement now approaching I've been feeling like I wanted to try again, and maybe avoid the hasty choice I made back then. So I've been researching and thinking about, casually looking for and saving towards some sort of
camper for a couple of years-obviously I've not been in a hurry. For a long time I thought a Casita or Scamp would be a good choice but I didn't love any of the floorplans. For a while, an R-pod or similar seemed like the best option for me but build quality remained a concern. The Tab is like the best 2/3 of an R-pod distilled into a smaller, lighter, better built trailer, perfect for a mostly solo camper like myself! I think I made a good choice. When I went and looked at this one, I just hung out in it for over 2 hours, looking around
and playing with stuff before I decided to buy it. In that time I didn't find a single thing that made me worry
about the quality of the construction or materials. I can't say that
about ANY other trailer I've considered-certainly not any R-pod I've ever seen! I don't have a picture to share and part of the deal I made was that the dealer store it for me until spring. They are a couple hundred miles from me so I can't pop over and take a pic or visit it, much as I'd like to! I plan to pick it up probably in May.
I'm 57, a cyclist that enjoys riding trails, paths and roads, and I plan to use the camper mainly as a base for pedaling adventures. I love to throw a road bike and mountain bike in the back of my truck and just go stay a few days someplace cool and ride around the area. Sleeping Bear Dunes is a favorite, as well as Marquette and Copper Harber. I usually camp alone, and when I have someone with me it will usually be a riding buddy so being able to set up the Tab's bed/dinette in a twin bed configuration is a big deal for me. Honestly, I don't think there's another fully featured trailer in this size class that offers such flexibility, so even setting aside the impressive build quality of the thing, I really believe the Tab is in a class by itself.
I've already found some useful things here (hello
tongue-mounted spare tire!) and I look forward to being a member of the