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Old 08-07-2015, 09:08 AM   #11
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Thanks for all the good information! Very helpful! Anyone have a 249RBS? That looks like it would work for us as well. Wondering how big the dinette is...could 2 adults sleep on it in a pinch?
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Old 08-07-2015, 08:11 PM   #12
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Apex Owners...Quick Question!

We too went from a Rockwood Mini Lite (2014 2306) to an Apex (2015 288BHS). Even though it's about a 1000lbs heavier, our Apex tows better and I get the same gas mileage (actually about .2 mpg better).
We love the extra space... But I will say that the finishes and workmanship is a slight, but noticeable step down, as compared to the Rockwood. Coming from a 2007 Mini, you might feel otherwise.
We are very happy with our Apex.


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Old 08-07-2015, 08:30 PM   #13
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We have a 2012 Apex 214RB. Tow with RAM 1500 Hemi. Great for the wife and I and our 3 beagles. Lots of storage inside and out. Unfortunately it developed a slide leak during a rain storm yesterday. Replaced the fridge that died last fall with a 4.5 cuft Fridgidaire since we always camp where there is at least water/electric.
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Old 08-21-2015, 03:17 AM   #14
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I'm looking @ a used 2014 Apex 249rbs any input?
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Old 08-21-2015, 09:11 AM   #15
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We just upgraded to a 2016 Apex 250RLS. Traded the 2012RB. The quality is greatly improved over the 2012 models. Wt on the 2016 is 5072 dry and tows much better than the shorter 214RB. Has tons of storage and layout is great for us.
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Old 08-21-2015, 04:19 PM   #16
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We have a 2015 249 RKS Apex. Really like it a lot. We bought this model because it's just the 2 of us and this floor plan fit our needs the best. Also, wanted a trailer with Azdel.

Storage is great - actually more than we need for week-long trips. But one lower cabinet in the kitchen is a wonky shape inside. Other than that, no complaints.

Not sure if your dinettes are the same size as ours. You could 'probably' sleep 2 adults on the dinette 'in a pinch' but SLEEP is the key word.

The only problem we've had is the AC. It worked just fine for the first few months, then wouldn't put out cold air any more. Took it to a local Dometic authorized repair place and they replaced the entire unit (it was still under warranty). Hope this AC unit lasts longer than the last one!

One other thing, we put a 3" foam mattress topper on the mattress. Feels much better.

Would we buy it again? You bet! Good luck!
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Old 08-30-2015, 06:17 PM   #17
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We just got ur second Apex a 250RLS, dry wt is 5072. lots of room and storage space. great layout and we were especially impressed with the improved quality over our 2012 Apex 214RB. Our Ram has a 3.92 axle ratio and the new trailer tows very well with the equalizer hitch.
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Old 08-30-2015, 11:29 PM   #18
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I just bought a 2014 249RBS used I'm towing it with a 2015 Tundra with the 5.7 motor so far I'm really happy with how it tows
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Old 09-21-2015, 09:14 PM   #19
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Glad to see the post from another Tacoma owner. My wife and I have been looking at the Apex Nano 185bh. We would love to know how a Tacoma would do pulling it.
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Old 09-22-2015, 01:24 PM   #20
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Im pleased with how my 2005 tacoma tows our 235bhs. Dry weight is 4300lbs and with it fully loaded for camping 5300lbs. I said earlier 5500lbs but i ment 5300. Your dry weight is 2800lbs on the 185bh, add another 600 to 1000 for your supplys and gear. Tow it just fine.
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