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Old 02-21-2016, 07:32 PM   #11
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That's hilarious! We bought our clipper while looking for a pop up camper in our 2014 jeep jk with tow package. I had 35" tires which made me lose gear ratio. It did ok but it was a handful here in hilly Pennsylvania.
Long story short I now have a ram 2500 deisel and a 30' camper. Miss my jeep every day. You'll do fine with it. Sway control and weight distribution hitch is key!

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Old 02-29-2016, 11:16 PM   #12
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Congratulations and welcome to the forum!

We love our 17FQ especially the ability to get out of the bed without having to climb over your bed mate. Do a search on this site for great suggestions & modifications other 17FQ owners have made. One of the easiest and most practical is replacing the incandescent bulbs with LEDs. Really cuts down on the wattage draw and cuts heat generation.

Your reduced towing capacity on the Jeep is most likely due to it's shorter wheelbase. I had a Wrangler and didn't like to have too much weight behind me. We've got a Nissan Frontier and even with a 6K tow rating it shifts a lot going over the mountain passes (10 - 12K feet) in our area.

Can't wait for our first trip this year. Hope to be out in Moab & Canyonlands area in a few weeks.

Barry, MSgt, USAF, Ret. & Rose

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2014 Coachmen Viking 17FQ

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