Originally Posted by JimT
Nice review, glad it went relatively well!!!
I am looking at the same TT, what are you towing it with??? Where did you get it etc..
Thanks in advance
I got the trailer at Daves RV in Claremore, OK. When we were looking for a trailer, there were only a few dealers who had any in stock. Of course, everyone told me that they could order one for me. This dealer is about 300 miles from me so I am hoping that I do not need any warranty work. If I was closer, I would definitely use this dealer.
I am pulling this trailer with a 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 QC Laramie, 5.7l, 3.92 gears, towing package. I have replaced the shocks with Bilstein shocks and have added Helwig 2500lb helper springs. I would highly reccomend the spring upgrade if you are planning on using a 1/2 ton pickup. The back end squatted down quite a bit on the way home from the dealer even with a weight distribution hitch. I have also upgraded my tires to an LT from the P series tire that were originally on the truck. Gas mileage is not very good. I get about 8.5-9 but if there is a strong wind, it will drop down to 7. The truck has plenty of power to pull the trailer. I am just glad that I have a 34 gallon gas tank.
This trailer did not come with front stabilzer jacks. I have read that others with this smae model did not come with front jacks either. I ordered a pair from Amazon.com and bolted them to the front of the frame.
I did get a flat on my second trip. I picked up a sharp rock either in the campground or on the road to the campground. I noticed the flat the first morning after we arrived. The spare was easy to drop down from under the rear. Its kinda nice the the bolt on the pulley to drop the spare down is the same size as the lug nuts. I now know I need to get a bottle jack to carry with me as well. My 2 ton aluminum floor jack is not quite up to the task of lifting the side of the trailer. I am glad the flat happened in the campground instead of the side of the road. It was nice to be able to change it without feeling rushed or in danger from passing traffic.
So far, I am very happy with my purchase.
One complaint that I have is that the bypass valve for the water heater does not look like it going to be easy to get to. I will have to figure that out pretty soon when it is time to winterize.