Next is the Trailmanor 2619. This model is 19 ft long closed, well within our current measurements. When open it sports two beds, a dinette, a full kitchen, and a hard-sided bath. Yes, we know all about the recycling toilet and it worked well for us. We found the TM to be really roomy. One reason I like this unit is that beds are on the opposite ends and I am an early riser. So I can get up and don't bother you know who at the other end of the trailer. I have already contacted TM as they used to make the unit with a cabinet air. If they would do it as a custom job, one I could do myself too, it would add bonus points as I hate the droning and sound of a roof air.
Shadow Cruiser makes a 21ft unit, just three feet longer than our current model with a walkaround bed. This is a real plus. It could be custom into a twin bed model. It also comes with a sofa slide and we would order it with many options but without the awning and the roof air conditioner. Our practical on hands experience tells us a small window unit runs quieter and more efficiently.
Last but not least is the first rv we ever used. We rented this model in California many moons ago and it was a real hit. I liked the motorhome idea and the compactness of it even better. It has twin beds, a functional bathroom that worked for us for over a week. We also took it to the beach, the snow in the mountains as well as the desert. It worked well in all temps and had a built in generator. The plus about this is the overall lenght is just 22 ft. It is a Volkswagon V6 and although VW dealers in the U.S. were not willing to work on it under warranty here in Mexico any dealer or mechanic would be happy to do so. What is the downside? We would need a small toad or we would have to get use to picking up and taking the Rialta with us whenever we choose to go somewhere. And when we boondock we do that a lot. We lock up the Shadow Cruiser and take off for other destinations. It has always been a favorite though.