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Old 05-13-2016, 12:24 AM   #101
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We bought the wolf pup 16bhs
Love the extra storage. But miss having a vanity in BR. Makes brushing teeth etc interesting.And def a true pain crawling over each other the way the bed is.We needed the extra storage with the BH as we travel with our bicycles and extras bike accessories.
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Old 05-13-2016, 07:42 AM   #102
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16FB or 17FQ

Have you looked into any of the Rockwood Mini Lites that come with a Murphy bed? We had one for 2 seasons and loved it. You get your sofa and dinette by day... And within 30-seconds, you have your queen bed for sleeping. Our family of 4 + rover, outgrew it faster than expected or we'd still have it. The MiniLite1905 might work for you. Packs a lot into a little camper.
We also had an Rpod for 1 season. We just couldn't adjust to the wetbath. It was sooo tiny. We tried it a few times, but mostly ended up using the campground facilities.
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Old 06-21-2016, 01:30 PM   #103
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We chose the Coachmen 16FB , first thing we did was to removed all the loud vinyl graphics and replaced the 13" tires/wheels with 15"

Its just the two of us so it fits our needs just fine . When we first got married we had a 1985 VW Westfalia camper so this 16FB is huge compared to that ! Our F250 tows it beautifully .
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Old 06-22-2016, 05:21 PM   #104
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Squatty, was there anything special you had to do to get the 15" wheels/tires to fit? I have been wanting to do this upgrade to my 16B.
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Old 06-22-2016, 07:25 PM   #105
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NO-didn't do anything more then bolt them on , really . There is 5" of clearance from the top of the 15" tires to the wheel well and 2- 1/2 " side clearance .
The tires are Carlisle ST 205/75/15R
got the wheels from Vintage Trailer Supply ( 15 " x 6" 5 on 4-1/2 bolt pattern )
I've never liked aluminum wheels and those 13" wheels/tires made the trailer look like a fat man on ice skates .



This is a picture from underneath - Looking up at the inner wheel well side clearance .

I put a long piece of Duck Tape on the inside of each wheel well to see if there was any rubbing and after 800 plus miles so far the tape is still intact .
Be careful and take a lot of measurements , It worked for me ......
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Old 06-22-2016, 10:48 PM   #106
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Awesome, thanks for the reply. I like those wheels!
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Old 06-23-2016, 12:09 PM   #107
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Just curious if you guys who are upgrading to 15" tires are also changing the spare or not?
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Old 06-23-2016, 01:43 PM   #108
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I did ,
used the same wheel and tire set up as the ones on the trailer but didn't mount it on the carrier on the rear bumper , I am going to turn that into a bicycle rack instead , I throw the spare for the trailer in the back of the pick up along with the big floor jack and a 4 way lug wrench -it (the floor jack)would come in handy in case of a flat on the truck too .
Thank goodness I have not needed it yet , but I'd rather carry all that equipment and not need it instead of need it and not have it . Same goes for a well stocked tool box-just in case .
Now, as my wife and I get older we have AAA road service and have added RV road service to our plan as well . I don't take chances like I did when I was younger ....
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Old 06-23-2016, 02:56 PM   #109
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Just for sake of conversation , this is a picture of our previous trailer taken in the summer of 2014 . Sold it in 2015 . It was way to much trailer for two people and way to much trailer for my truck .
After that we decided IF we were going to continue camping it would be in a much smaller set up .







For us smaller is better .
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Old 08-09-2016, 01:25 PM   #110
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Anyone know when you trade in your TT do they check everything?

I am trying to work on a deal for a 17FQ, while getting my camper ready for possible trade in I notice the toilet is not working. frustrated.
I've never seen a dealer inspect function of everything as a condition of trade in, same with cars/trucks.

It's a trade-in, in as-is condition, and when the dealer preps it for sale, they fix what needs fixing.
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