After a lot of searching for the perfect travel trailer for us, we finally pulled the plug and bought our new trailer and future home. The travel trailer we decided on is the Outdoors RV Timber Ridge 24RLS. It doesn’t have the catchiest name, but it is a great trailer. If you have never heard of Outdoors RV Manufacturing, they are a smaller split off of Northwood Manufacturing. Northwood Manufacturing makes the highly rated Artic Fox series of travel trailers, fifth wheels and truck campers. Outdoors RV Manufacturing’s trailers are make in La Grande, Oregon which is located in the mountains of eastern Oregon. They advertise their well made trailers as being “designed for camping adventures in all climates and terrain.”
Originally we were hoping to get a slightly used trailer to keep cost down, but we weren’t able to find anything that really fit what we were looking for. Since we generally don’t like staying in RV parks the size of the trailer was our big limiter. Ideally we were looking for a trailer under 28 feet in total length, with large tanks, lots of closet storage, and well built since we are going to be living in it full time. After a few RV shows and looking at all the major manufacturer’s websites, it became clear that most of the trailers designed for full time living are well over 30 feet. Finding a trailer under 30 feet that had both some pantry space and decent closet space was hard to find. We eventually got it narrowed down to about five options and after looking at them all, we went with the Outdoors RV Timber Ridge 24RLS.
Although it didn’t have the largest closet storage space of our options, we really liked the floor plan of the 24RLS. The trailer has lots of windows and a comfortable living area. There is plenty of water storage with a 80 gallon fresh water tank. This trailer was also one of the better built trailers we looked at with plenty of insulation for four season use. It also has tons of ground clearance and off road suspension to get us to out of the way camp spots. We can’t wait to try it out on our first camp trip with it.