Looking to start a thread dedicated to 17FQ owners - Clipper or Viking.
I've searched, and seen a lot of 17FQ owners in various threads here, discussing various subjects from towing to electric to solar to wheels to modifications...etc.
It might be helpful to all of us to have a single thread dedicated to our particular model...or, at least, as a place to find each other easily.
I'll start: we got our Coachmen Clipper 17FQ (also called 179FQ sometimes?) in Aug 2015, and it is our first TT. The first couple trips -- we have about 1600 miles on it now -- have taught us a lot about TT camping, and shown us a lot about what we do not yet know!
For instance we want to do a lot more dry camping and boondocking, so the factory supplied single Grp 24 battery and 20-gallon propane tank will not suffice. We've already added a 2nd battery to match the Interstate provided, and have a spare LP tank we can switch out if necessary. Next step will be addition of solar, to renew those batteries each day.
33 gallons each for the gray and black tanks are just about adequate for the two of us for our typically 4-day weekend trips...but just.
We have some modifications in mind (3-burner stove in place of the 2-burner supplied) and would like to see what your modifications have been, or are soon to be...
Yeah, in hindsight, I'd probably rather have an Airstream, but a combination of budget, what was available, and sleeping arrangements (the FQ's walk-around queen bed was definitely the selling point. Cool as they are, Wally B, Airstreams have terrible sleeping arrangements IMHO!) got us into this Clipper, so that's where we'll stay, for the foreseeable future.
So, Clipper owners - particularly 17FQ pilots - sign in and let us know all about yours!