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2019 Hallmark Milner (brief review)

Hallmark Truma Battleborn Sterling Lewmar

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#11 Scott_H

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 04:43 PM

Heya - we get ours Feb or March.  

 

thanks for the offer of answering questions - much appreciated. 

 

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That'll be a fun pickup for sure! 


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Posted 04 November 2019 - 04:54 PM

Thanks for posting your review. We are lucky we have such a nice selection of camper choices to make our adventure travel - I should say Wandering - dreams come true. :)


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Posted 06 November 2019 - 01:11 PM

Thanks for posting your review. We are lucky we have such a nice selection of camper choices to make our adventure travel - I should say Wandering - dreams come true. :)

 

 

I agree!  It can be overwhelming when beginning the search for your your first TC.  There are many quality brands with many models and options for different styles of wandering.  There are many crossover innovations worth considering, too.   It's incredibly rewarding to get through the whole dream/research/selection process, wait...wait, take delivery, and then hit the trail making lifelong memories. 


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Posted 21 January 2020 - 10:51 PM

The Truma sounds nice but wasn't an option when we got our 2014 Hallmark. Nor was a lithium battery. We did get the skylight which is good for roof access, but even with the shade it lets in too much sun and moon for comfort. I had to make a completely opaque cover for it as they did not offer a thermal snap cover. A compressor refrigerator was a must for us but lasted only 4 years. The north-south bed option is wonderful and we will never go back to the awkward east-west arrangement. 

 

There are a few components I would have changed if possible. I hate the horizontal propane tank which is expensive, a pain to remove and reinstall, and does not hold as much as an equivalent vertical tank. The outdoor shower is handy but is cheap and the first thing to freeze; we could do without it. The generic entry door and screen have been damaged with normal use; they could be better. 

 

Overall a sturdy camper that has served us well for exploring the backcountry. 


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Posted 21 January 2020 - 11:28 PM

I suppose every year advancements are made and implemented.  For instance, I think Lithium batteries are a more reliable option today than they were in 2014.  As for the Truma it's been popular in the vanlife community for several years but not in the truck camper community.  When I was considering Truck Campers, I was happy Hallmark was willing to go through the steps to install this and that willingness was a huge reason I went with the Hallmark. A couple of other truck campers were doing this so it wasn't a complete leap of faith. The snap over cover for the skylight does a nice job of keeping out the daytime sun but I actually love the Moonlight and stars.  I did get the outdoor shower with the detachable hose, so it's easy to drain after each use.  I can certainly see where the north south option would be nice.  I'm certainly looking forward to many years of adventure with the Milner!


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