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Old 03-18-2012, 03:31 PM   #41
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Up until 2008 or 2009 coachmen was kind of known as an entry level model. When forest river took over it seems as the build quality has definitely improved. I think most people don't realize this is not the coachmen it used to be.
i agree, all i saw from Coachmen before, were wood-framed aluminum sided trailers.
nothing like they have now.
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Old 03-18-2012, 06:42 PM   #42
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Ok, for all those that thought the Nissan Armada would be overloaded with this trailer, here are my weights.

7240lbs- Trailer loaded with all except clothes and food
800lbs Hitch Weight (11) percent of total weight

As for the Armada:

GVWR- 7150
CVWR- 15100
MAX TOW- 9100
MAX TONGUE- 910
MAX FRONT AXLE- 3399
MAX REAR AXLE- 4299

Actual weights with difference from max:

5400lbs with a half tank of gas (Another 10 gal until full about 80lbs)
7150-5400= 1750 left for payload not including tongue weight
1750-800 (tongue weight)= 950 for rest of payload

Front axle- 2640
3399-2640= 759 left

Rear Axle-3520
4299-3520= 779 left

Tongue weight- 800 (11 percent of total trailer)
910-800=110 left

Gross combined- 12640
15100-12640= 2640 left

With my family of 4 including me, we are under all weights.
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:08 PM   #43
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Just curious what was the yellow sticker weight. I am curious what your gear weighs.

My yellow sticker is approx 6200 and I estimated about 700 lbs of gear.
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:32 PM   #44
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Just curious what was the yellow sticker weight. I am curious what your gear weighs.

My yellow sticker is approx 6200 and I estimated about 700 lbs of gear.
Mine said 6400 and change I believe.
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:57 PM   #45
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Ok, for all those that thought the Nissan Armada would be overloaded with this trailer, here are my weights.

7240lbs- Trailer loaded with all except clothes and food
800lbs Hitch Weight (11) percent of total weight

As for the Armada:

GVWR- 7150
CVWR- 15100
MAX TOW- 9100
MAX TONGUE- 910
MAX FRONT AXLE- 3399
MAX REAR AXLE- 4299

Actual weights with difference from max:

5400lbs with a half tank of gas (Another 10 gal until full about 80lbs)
7150-5400= 1750 left for payload not including tongue weight
1750-800 (tongue weight)= 950 for rest of payload

Front axle- 2640
3399-2640= 759 left

Rear Axle-3520
4299-3520= 779 left

Tongue weight- 800 (11 percent of total trailer)
910-800=110 left

Gross combined- 12640
15100-12640= 2640 left

With my family of 4 including me, we are under all weights.

Picking up our 292BHDS next Thursday and looking at these numbers makes me feel more comfortable with what to expect as My 2008 5.4L F150 Screw looks like it'll handle the load no problem. The yellow sticker weight on ours is 6104lbs (non Liberty/Maple Leaf Edition). I'll be using a Husky Centerline WD hitch. We'll see how well it works.
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:38 PM   #46
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Picking up our 292BHDS next Thursday and looking at these numbers makes me feel more comfortable with what to expect as My 2008 5.4L F150 Screw looks like it'll handle the load no problem. The yellow sticker weight on ours is 6104lbs (non Liberty/Maple Leaf Edition). I'll be using a Husky Centerline WD hitch. We'll see how well it works.
WELCOME!! Are you on rvnet also? You chose a really nice coach. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask on here.
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:56 PM   #47
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Yup I'm on RVNet as well.

Ya it is really nice. We've seen a ton in our price range and size, and we kept coming back to the 292BHDS. We really wanted an outdoor kitchen and this one has one of the best outdoor kitchens I've seen. I like the Azdel composite walls. They seem like they'll last a real long time, and no mold or separation problems plus half the weight of wood core (luan)!

We'll do a driveway camp on the weekend and see how everything works. I'll keep you posted of any questions or concerns .
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Glad to see! Did you have another trailer before?
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Old 03-22-2012, 09:07 PM   #49
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No first one. Had a boat before.
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Old 03-22-2012, 09:26 PM   #50
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Wow, I cannot wait for your camping report. I came up from a popup. I cannot wait to see how you think. Do not forget some items that will be needed for the trailer. Here is a small list I made:
- Water pressure reducer
- Wheel Chocks
- 2 boxes of 10 Lynx Levelers Walmart ($32 per box)
- 3 Entrance step covers ($9 each at Walmart)
- Fresh water hose (White)
- Sewer hose (Recommend better then the basic hose with sewer head screw on and at least 20ft long)
- Fuses
- Tool Kit
- A good WD hitch with Sway control
- Black tank additive (Some come in packages)
- Internal and external cleaning supplies/Dish detergent/RV toilet Paper
- Dishes/Silverware
- Towels/rags/Sheets/Pillows/Blankets/Memory foam topper
- Trashcan with trash bags
- Regular waterhose (green)with y adapter so you can hook up your trailer water supply the same time. Also a waterhose sprayer
- Ladder (Use the ladder so you can use the water hose to spray the dirt and leaves off your slide before you close it or include a slide topper but will cover your skylight)
- Awning lights and hangers
- Welcome mat
- Large mat to cover the area beneath the awning.
- TV cable 20ft
- External Surge Protector
- Smaller flat screen for the bunkhouse with 5ft tv cable.
- Small green propane tanks for your outside grill
- Grilling tools
- A level to put on the floor to check how level the trailer is.
- Extra batteries for your remotes and smoke detector
- Water filter
- A few plaster storage containers with lids for storing some of this stuff that will fit in outside storage area.

Some of these items can be transferred between the house and the trailer. You will find it more convenient to have some for the trailer itself.
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