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Old 05-13-2014, 01:55 AM   #1
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New Stealth for us

We recently traded our smallish Sandstorm for a much larger WA 2715 Stealth. After two months we are happy with the Stealth but have run across a few issues worth sharing. After delivery I found several lug nuts improperly torqued, one that was broken, making me glad I checked before that first trip. On arrival home after our latest trip the entry door deadbolt would not accept the key so I opened the ramp and tried to unlock the deadbolt with the red handle. No luck so a new lock is ordered. When I opened the ramp I was shocked to see my Triumph Bonneville lying on its side. The D ring on the right front failed and the rear strap did not hold. Only one small scratch thank goodness! Even though I never had any problems with the D rings on the old trailer I am looking at replacing all of them with higher rated D rings. Lastly when I was in the forward cargo hold I looked up and noticed one of the floor support beams under the bed was broken and hanging down a couple of inches. (it broke on a knot) That plus a couple of fit and finish items has me wondering about how well the unit is checked before leaving the factory. I have crawled all over and under the unit not finding any serious issues. These are all minor and we are very happy overall.
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Old 05-18-2014, 12:22 PM   #2
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That sounds like a good unit except for the lug nut situation. We love our Stealth WA2715. The best trailer we have ever owned.
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Old 06-26-2014, 11:30 PM   #3
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Just a quick update / warning about the Tie down D ring. It turns out it was only secured by 2 short wood screws most likely due to the water tank below. I am fitting up-rated tie downs about 6 inches aft and writing a memo to Forest River suggesting they take a look at their installation practice. We are enjoying our Stealth but missing the motorcycles until the fix is complete.
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Old 06-27-2014, 01:56 PM   #4
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Area 52. Just curious, how does the F150 handle your 2715? We have a 2313 and have thought that we would like to eventually look into downsizing to an F150 when it comes time for a new truck. With the costs of the new diesels, I just can't justify paying that kind of money for the level of towing we are doing.

My main concern would be with the tongue weight. Ours is around #1000, but we do not haul toys or much water (20 gallons).

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I am towing my 2715 with my 2012 F150, it tows the trailer fine. If your towing in mountains I would probably look at a diesel


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My F-150 has done a stellar job towing the 2715. It took a long time to convince myself that the F-150 could do the job when I was shopping trucks. I have towed mostly in the west, most recently Idaho, with lots of hillclimbs. I spent a lot of time running the numbers beforehand and would caution anyone else to do the same. I made a sheet with the limit weights in the first column and estimated weights in the next. Even after I bought the 2715 I created a third column for actual weights. It takes some effort but is definitely worth the time. The F-150 has lived up to its numbers.
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I figured the Eco Boost would do fine pulling the weight, just the cargo capacity would get kinda tight. I may just keep my truck until it dies. I have had it since it was new and have had no problems with it. It is however a 6.0 and most people say it is not a question of if, but when, the head gasket and oil cooler decide to go. I have 124,000 on it with no payments, so it would probably just make sense for me to eventually spend 6-7 grand for the bullet-proofing of the engine than to buy new.

Thanks for the info.
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