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Old 02-18-2015, 09:09 PM   #1
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2016 xlr 27hfs

We have been between the 27 and 29 and have pretty much come to the realization the 29 is too much trailer for my Dodge'14 Ram 1500 considering all the options I want. There are a lot of threads on the 29 but not much on the 27. Looking for feedback, good or bad, on owners with the new 27'.

We are looking to order a 27 with the sofa slide, electric bed and a second bed with the walk through dinette, VIP party deck, fuel station and generator.

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Old 02-20-2015, 03:46 PM   #2
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Not much weight difference between 27 and 29, but I think my Tundra 5.7 is at the limits with my 27, even though it is setup properly. 1/2 ton trucks can do the job but 3/4 ton would be much more confident inspiring. Is your dodge a 5.7 hemi? Will you get a heavy duty WDH? If so, it can tow either the 27 or the 29
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Old 02-20-2015, 03:47 PM   #3
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I love the 27. Was the best, lightest, separate garage, bang for the buck. Great race trailer
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Old 02-21-2015, 08:52 AM   #4
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We really like our 27. Plan to keep this one a long time.
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Old 02-21-2015, 04:45 PM   #5
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I do like the 29's front walk around bed!
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Old 02-21-2015, 05:34 PM   #6
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That's true Sturgie. Messing with the front bed is a pain. We now use a double sleeping bag.
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Old 02-21-2015, 05:57 PM   #7
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I own a 29, so I should just get off my soapbox, but I did own a 21RR, which is loosely similar to a 24hfs and 27hfs. I couldn't stand the bed pushed up into the front wall. This can be tested at home, if you've never slept like that. Plus try to make a bed in a corner. A positive factor is the shorter length and maneuverability of the 27. And, with the same load, the 27 is a thousand pounds lighter... maxed out there is almost no difference in the two. Wind resistance is the same. Sturgie makes good points. A half-ton is maxed out and no fun with either trailers. But, go with your gut for which one to get. Let me make a point about the generator. I got the fueling station with the gen prep package, with the idea of buying the Onan later and saving over a grand... rather than getting it from the dealer. But after hearing and feeling how obnoxious an on-board running generator is I canned the idea. Maybe it could be sound proofed, dunno. Other members think the noise isn't an issue. I keep the generator in the truck and use the space for storage. I use a long 10AWG cord, connected to the TH, via the factory generator transfer switch... I can actually plug in the trailer to the gen. going down the road. I have given serious thought of converting mine to LP gas.
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Old 02-22-2015, 05:30 AM   #8
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In my 24 i disliked the bed so much that I switched to the electric bed. It really is a pain to have it wedged in the front like that.


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Old 02-23-2015, 12:40 PM   #9
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Since having our 27 for almost a year now there are couple things I wish I would've ordered differently.
1. Sofa in place of the u-shaped dinnette.
2. Pass thru dinnette in garage along with the single drop down bed we have.
3. The 15k a/c.
4. Fantastic fan.

I do like the bed in the 29. We also have the on board generator. It is a little noisy and vibrates some but I'm a hard sleeper and it reminds me of when I used to go trucking with my dad when I was a boy. All in all I love our 27 and plan on keeping it for several years. Hope this helps. No matter what you get I'm sure you will have fun, we sure do!


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Old 02-24-2015, 01:06 PM   #10
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We chose the 27 over the 29 because it gave us a little more cargo carrying capacity, weight wise. We loved the 29, and would have loved to have gotten it, but we would be constantly having to pack creatively. Yeah, we would love to have the bigger bedroom and bigger garage, but we can make do with it.
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