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Old 04-30-2014, 09:18 PM   #1
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Where are all the Vibes?

I don't understand why there hasn't been more posts from other Vibe owners. I am curious as to how many Vibes have been sold does anyone know that answer? I know they got off on a bad start with the 3,500 lb. axle, hopefully now that the axle has been upgraded to a 4,400 lb. axle they will be of more interest to potential buyers. The Vibe I think is a good trailer with a good design hopefully it will become more popular in the future. We are previous r-pod owners and am curious with a long trip we are planning what the MPG will be, if it will similar to the r-pods. Hope to see more posts from other Vibe owners.
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Old 04-30-2014, 10:14 PM   #2
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Vibe 6504 owner here! Used it for 5 nights on two trips so far and I love it! Moved from a small Coleman pop-up and the 6504 works well for my family. Mine does have the upgraded axle, thankfully!
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Old 05-02-2014, 06:13 PM   #3
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We have the discontinued 6503, the floor plan so far has been good for us. We are planning a 16 day trip we will know better then how the camper works for us. The Vibe replaced our r-pod 171 after five years my wife said no more she wanted something a little larger. The Vibe is what we decided on having a full bath instead of a wet bath. I like the long dinette seat it is long enough that I can lay down and read or watch the television. Our axle was upgraded to the 4,400 lb. axle and we too are thankful for that. There doesn't seem to be to many Vibe owners a lot different from the popular r-pod that we are used to. Thanks for replying hope to here from more Vibe owners in the future.
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Old 05-02-2014, 06:35 PM   #4
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Did not realize the 6503 had been discontinued! I looked at the r-pods but like you I just couldn't manage the wet bath! Entirely too tall and would have had to duck to shower along with the toilet hitting me below the knees! I still really like the look of the r-pods and if the shower/toilet were designed differently we may have ended up with one. Granted I am planning to do some work to our shower curtain in order to make it just a little more roomy! Glad to hear from another Vibe owner as well!
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Old 05-02-2014, 07:25 PM   #5
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6502 Vibe here (with the upgraded axle & 15' tires) and have had it out 2x since taking ownership the end of September '14. Have another trip planned in 2 weeks to Hagerstown / Antietam Battlefield KOA for 4 days. It's working out great so far and still learning since I'm a "newbie".
If you don't mind a single axle this is a wonderful tt.
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:00 PM   #6
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6501 owner here. We have had ours for two years now. Great trailer and love the storage in the back, thats one of the main things that sold use on it. Ours has the 3500 lbs axel but loaded its only 3300 lbs.I did change the tires to kumho's. DW would always ask if I checked the pressure on the original tires, had a lot of sidewall flex. New tires are allot better and the trailer tracks better to.
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:11 PM   #7
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Have noticed that my 6504 should most likely had a stronger sidewall tire especially on my heavy slide side! Tire sidewalls are way too flexible and trailer does a great deal of bouncing! Newer stiffer tires are not an option currently but will be replaced with higher ply tire at first opportunity.
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I don't have one, but think the one with bunks in the slideout beside of dinette is really cool. I priced one out but can't justify owning 2 campers.
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The bunks work super great for our two kids! Give just enough room for four of us!
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:24 PM   #10
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We looked at them too and the rear bed looks tight and I've read comments that there is a lack of air back there. I agree the side bunks are cool plus a big bath up front.
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