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Old 11-22-2014, 12:42 AM   #1
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Hi. I am going to order a new 2015 179 I just read that there is an option called the hood river edition for the 179. I checked on the forest river web site to see what is included in this option,but it didn't show any such option. Can someone please explain this hood river edition thing to me. thanks phil
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Old 11-22-2014, 07:47 AM   #2
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Hi. I am going to order a new 2015 179 I just read that there is an option called the hood river edition for the 179. I checked on the forest river web site to see what is included in this option,but it didn't show any such option. Can someone please explain this hood river edition thing to me. thanks phil
There are very few differences.

Bigger "off road" 15" tires
Axle Risers Standard
Diamond plating both on the front and inside the wheel wells

And that is it. At times during production the HRE models may vary slightly from their equivalents from the East. But the above are the only differences.

Most Pods now, even non HREs oven have risers standard these days, the East ones have the Diamond plate on the front and you "could" get it in the wheel wells if you wanted.

They really are the same Pods.
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Old 11-22-2014, 11:47 AM   #3
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The sales guy at couchs told me the hood river edition can only be ordered by people in the Oregon region. I would prefer having the 15 inch tires over the 14. It would give you a little more ground clearance .
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They are all over here in the west for sale. Advised one of my customers into a 178 and she bought a HRE and loves it. Was a perfect pull with her Ridgeline.


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Old 11-22-2014, 05:14 PM   #5
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I checked with the dealer I am going to buy from and he told me he can't order me the hood river edition.I would love to have the larger tires. But all those R Pods out your way with the hood river edition are to far away to be of any good for me. ) forest river should allow the option to anyone that wants it. But in our day and age its take it or leave it. Forget the customer
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You could order a regular R-Pod with the riser option and add your own 15 tire and wheel package. That's my plan once I sell my A-122 A-Frame camper.
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Mike G you think like I do. That's what I was thinking. Also I can choose a wheel I like . we almost purchased one of the a frames like yours. Glad we didn't not enough room. We went with a high wall camper by Rockwood .with a 16 foot box. After one year of putting it up and down I am sick of it. I like the 18 mpg I was getting, but the cons out weight the great mpg's . Like you we have it for sale
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I am hoping by next year I will have a new R-177 and this will be my wheel choice.

Does anybody want a very clean 2012 A-122 A-Frame? Mine is listed for sale.

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Old 11-22-2014, 11:30 PM   #9
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If you really want a hood river edition, buy from a dealer here in the west and pay to have it transported to you. Heck, i live 5 minutes from the factory and would deliver for a fee!
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The Hood River Edition is a excellent add for the Rpod. The package is available on models built by Forest Rivers plant in Dallas Oregon. I currently have 11 units on my lot now.

Any questions about any aspects of the Rpod lifestyle feel free to ask.
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