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Old 06-08-2013, 07:30 AM   #11
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I have an equalizer hitch with the sway device. while my last tt didn't have the sway device i can tell the difference the sway device makes. Big trucks don't move me as much, i also had it cranked down low once and felt it! really only in very windy conditions do i have an issue with any sway. you just have to learn how much to adjust it. Personally we would not have bought a new TT without the slide, The added room makes a world of difference.

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Old 06-08-2013, 09:34 AM   #12
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The wheel placement is farther back than on other models in their line. I looked at some photos of similar sized units with lower tongue weights and the 267's axles are at the back of the slide which seems to be the reason for that high tongue. The Titan has spongy shocks which even with my much lower tongue weight Roo makes it sag, but the Equalizer 4pt fixes that.

Some extra room and a full hard side is what we're looking for too. The slide on the 25BHSS and the 267BHKS are really nice. I actually like the 25BHSS for the narrower width for towing, but I'm just not sure if the bunks in 25BHSS will be wide enough (only 28" or 30") vs the 267's which are 48". And because there's only a 500 lb weight, 1 ft length and of course the 1 ft width difference I keep thinking the 267 might just be better. I hate making these kind of decisions from schematics and numbers rather than actual towing experience.

Hey Howellma does your 267 have an enclosed underbelly?
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:40 AM   #13
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Yes,
My underside is fully enclosed. With that said look at the bunks very closely, all my kids are grown and too me they are a bit claustrophobic. So what i did is take the top bunk out for the time being, held in with screws. and what we are contemplating is adding back a twin bunk so you have more room getting in and out of both bunks. believe it or not, the dinette actually measures the same size as the bunk beds and the couch is sooooo comfortable but a tad short for me but others sleep on it regularly.
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:47 AM   #14
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My kids are still in early grade school which is the only reason I was even considering the tiny bunks in the 25BHSS. The 267's look much bigger and I'm sure would be more comfortable for older kids or even adults in a pinch.

Do you recall if you paid extra for the enclosed underbelly (was it an option) or was it just a standard on the Solaires. I can't find any literature that even mentions enclosed underbellys, but the dealer I spoke thought it was standard. I think that would help with wind resistance and make towing easier. It's just that darn tongue weight that makes this decision harder to make.
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:09 AM   #15
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I have the Solaire 269BHSK which also has a heavy dry tongue weight. My TV is a F-150 5.4. I love camper so far and truck tows it great. Fyi, i'm using equalizer hitch.
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:19 AM   #16
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Enclosed underbelly is standard. Along with LED lights inside, LED awning lights, ALKO suspension etc...and I don't have eclipse package.
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Old 06-08-2013, 11:49 AM   #17
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If you have a look at axle placement on this trailer there seems to be about a 70/30 split to the body positioning which makes the tongue so high. Should tow very well with low sway with the axles so far back
The question is why they did that as that high tongue weight, though good for towing, would be knocking on the limit of most 1/2 T trucks' payload and hitch.

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as far as i know the enclosed underbelly was standard, all lights but the dinette light are led, and they produce NO heat! thats really good, we like to leave the windows open but here in the south that will end shortly!
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That's good to know. And dang Marshmstr your dry tongue weight is listed at 955 lbs. The 269BHSK is really sweet too...great now another thing model to think about. Only 300 lbs heavier and 1.5 ft longer than the 267. That tongue weight scares me though. It's good to know it tows well.
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