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Old 04-26-2015, 09:58 PM   #41
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We just got the Clipper 17FQ and the walk around bed was a huge selling point. Not having to crawl over someone in the middle of the night makes the 17FQ set-up nice. We pull it with our V6 Murano, about the size of your Cherokee.

That is what my wife likes The island bed... So far I have the 17FQ and a trailmanor mini 18 on the list. I saw a Casita camper yesterday and it would just be to small for us. But it was nice.
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Old 04-27-2015, 05:35 AM   #42
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We just got the Clipper 17FQ and the walk around bed was a huge selling point. Not having to crawl over someone in the middle of the night makes the 17FQ set-up nice. We pull it with our V6 Murano, about the size of your Cherokee.
We pick ours up tomorrow.. Had to wait a couple weeks to get one in.. the dealer can't seem to keep them on the lot..

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Old 04-28-2015, 02:03 PM   #43
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Boy I am tempted to pull the trigger and buy one, Just don't want to be one of those that is used once a year and the rest of the time sits in the yard...


Thinking>>>>
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Old 04-28-2015, 06:25 PM   #44
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After looking at many trailers over many months and liking the Clipper 17FQ, we got lucky and found a 6 month old used 2015 for a great price and got it a couple of weeks ago. The main points that we needed in the trailer was to fit on our driveway, a bathroom with a sink, and walk around bed. We have not taken it out yet, but will be going on a 3 day shakedown trip in a couple of weeks.


I have to say that overall, specially since this is a lightweight and fairly inexpensive trailer (New dealer price), it is ok. But it is built with cost in mind, and I get that. But workmanship, at least on mine, is somewhat questionable.


Be sure and look under the kitchen cabinets, there should be some small panels that are just held by some screws. One side has the water pump and mine had a nice crinkled hose coming out of the pump were it meets the other water hoses. Then there is also a bunch of wires, and one had a puncture because it was strung across a sharp point on an electrical box. Luckily, it was just the ground wire. I have fixed both problems, and hoping there are no more issues, as I am the second owner and the warranty is only good for the original purchaser.
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Old 04-28-2015, 07:22 PM   #45
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Old 04-28-2015, 10:00 PM   #46
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ZAPME01,

Can you upload pics of your mods? I'd like to see how you placed the second battery and propane tank.

I added a drawer to the galley cabinet go give us a place for utensils.

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I really like the drawer there. I have not looked in there yet, but it looks like you had enough room. Is there a problem with heat?
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There's a surprising amount of wasted space above the furnace. Pretty much wide open behind that blank panel.

Before building the drawer I checked the furnace owners manual for minimum clearance requirements. While the drawer is spaced much farther away than the minimum it does pick up some heat rising off the exterior top of the furnace. So I don't plan on keeping anything highly flammable (matches, etc) in the drawer. I've considered adding a vent panel on the side of the cabinet facing the bed. That way heat that might build up inside the cabinet can escape.

We really like having the drawer there as it provides space for easily accessible items like cooking utensils, silverware, etc. Since the drawer is fairly deep I'm modifying it to have a sliding upper tray for small items.
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Old 04-29-2015, 11:27 AM   #48
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Thanks Barry. I'm going to check it out, as that drawer is definitely something that my wife would love. I like the side vent option, as it makes sense to vent the area so there isn't as much heat build up like you mentioned.

I also like the drawers in the under-bed-storage area, then I was thinking about one last drawer under the bench closest to the entry door. With those drawers in place, I think it would make the storage even simpler.

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Old 05-13-2015, 07:59 AM   #49
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Any camping lately with the 17 FQ? MPG ?
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Old 05-13-2015, 08:50 AM   #50
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We picked ours up a couple weeks ago.. We are still gathering equipment as this is our first camper.. We hope to ready and out camping the second week in June..

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