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Old 08-09-2016, 03:23 PM   #111
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how we made dinette smaller....Clipper 17 FQ

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Sounds interesting, can you post a pic of it?
This is how we made our dinette smaller in the Clipper 17FQ
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Old 08-09-2016, 03:29 PM   #112
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Made Dinette Smaller

we made our dinette smaller in our Clipper 17FQ use the bigger one outside.
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Old 08-09-2016, 08:38 PM   #113
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This is how we made our dinette smaller in the Clipper 17FQ
Sorry I don't see anything.
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Old 08-09-2016, 09:49 PM   #114
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In regards to the 17 FQ has anyone done a mod to make the dinette sleeping area bigge? longer?
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Old 08-09-2016, 11:59 PM   #115
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We really do enjoy ours as well, have camped several weekends now and have a few week-long excursions planned over the near future.

Yellow sticker indicates dry weight at 2850 and I always tow with empty tanks.

My JKU is a 2015 with tow package and 3.73 gearing rated for 3500lbs.

I did install a brake controller (P3) and it works very well. The Jeep itself pulls fine around town, but when I get onto the highway and try to maintain 60-65 is when the problem starts. With the slightest grade or headwind it's wanting to downshift to 3rd and scream along at 3500rpm. With a really stiff headwind (15-20mph) and any sort of grade it's wanting to go even lower to 2nd gear and 4500rpm.



That can't be good for extended periods of time. So I bought a 2016 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel and now it's like it's not even back there and I'm getting 18-19mpg while towing, 26-28 while not.

Still have the Jeep though
we pull our clipper 17FQ with our 2008 Jeep JKU, We have a 4 inch lift, 513 gears, run 35 tires, have the front dana 30 and axle is trussed and gusseted and sleeved. When climbing hills the OD needs to be turned off. We turned the axel on our trailer over and run 15 inch tires and wheels on it. We put a transmission cooler and fan to help push air thru the jeep. We have climbed steep grades our Rpm is 3000, highway 60mph and rpm is about 2800. We live i Washington State and have gone on many passes around Mt. Rainier with no issues. We average about 12 miles per gallon when towing.
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Old 08-10-2016, 11:22 AM   #116
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we pull our clipper 17FQ with our 2008 Jeep JKU, We have a 4 inch lift, 513 gears, run 35 tires, have the front dana 30 and axle is trussed and gusseted and sleeved. When climbing hills the OD needs to be turned off. We turned the axel on our trailer over and run 15 inch tires and wheels on it. We put a transmission cooler and fan to help push air thru the jeep. We have climbed steep grades our Rpm is 3000, highway 60mph and rpm is about 2800. We live i Washington State and have gone on many passes around Mt. Rainier with no issues. We average about 12 miles per gallon when towing.
Yeah, I think the 3.73 gears are the problem on mine. I'm actually down at the coast right now, pulled my 17FQ down here with the Jeep using the back roads. A couple hundred miles and a fiv hour trip. It did okay, around 11mpg with 33's at 55mph. As long as there was no headwind I could stay in 4th at 2300 rpm but the slightest grade or headwind had me in 3rd at around 3400rpm.

I've got almost 30 nights now in this 17FQ, really enjoy it. Have done a lot of different mods so far and keep finding ways to make it more useful. Even changed out the wheels and tires with 15" versions with a higher weight capacity and didn't have to flip the axle. Probably the best mod so far was an 8" Cool Gel memory foam mattress. Very comfortable.
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Old 08-10-2016, 09:35 PM   #117
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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.


In January we traded in our 12 year old pop-up on a new travel trailer. They didn't even pop the trade-in up before the deal was made.


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When we traded for our 17FQ they sold our R-Pod trade-in to another couple while it was still hooked up to our truck. Sure felt sorry for them with all the issues it had.
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When we traded for our 17FQ they sold our R-Pod trade-in to another couple while it was still hooked up to our truck. Sure felt sorry for them with all the issues it had.

Did they give you a good trade in amount for your R pod?
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Old 08-17-2016, 08:55 PM   #120
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We got 2k less than we paid for it and considering all the issues it had, good riddance.
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