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Old 02-17-2017, 05:28 PM   #1
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Our 1st TT

After about 2 years and a lot of reading and research we finally purchased our first TT and love it. 2017 Forest River Apex 300BHS. Can't wait too get it out with the family. No more expensive cabin rentals.Going to get it local the first couple trips Jellystone in Williamsport, MD and Gettysburg.
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Old 02-17-2017, 05:32 PM   #2
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Congratulations! Nice looking rig, I'm sure lots of memories will be made.
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Old 02-17-2017, 05:55 PM   #3
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Congrats i am also looking for a new bunk house TT what sold you on that particular trailer?
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Congrats i am also looking for a new bunk house TT what sold you on that particular trailer?
First was the hitch weight of the Apex the overall weight was were I needed for Ram 1500. We really wanted a separate bunkhouse area for our kids. Then last but not least the outside kitchen with the mini fridge. We found all this in the Apex and it is one of the lightest TT out there with these amenities.
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I noticed your TV in the picture thats what got my attention. I also have a ram 1500 with the heavy tow package and helper air lift bags. I have asked a few dealers if i can take a test tow and they all laugh at me haha. Oh well have to ask right? You have a good looking set up have fun out there
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Congrats !!.........Nice looking rig..
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I noticed your TV in the picture thats what got my attention. I also have a ram 1500 with the heavy tow package and helper air lift bags. I have asked a few dealers if i can take a test tow and they all laugh at me haha. Oh well have to ask right? You have a good looking set up have fun out there
There is actually one dealer close to me who will give you a test tow but they didn't say if it was before or after you put a $500 deposit down on the TT. I thought I was gonna need the air bags but as of now They got me sitting pretty level. I'll just have to keep a watch on it once I load her up with some gear. The Apex Ultralite line by Coachman is suited well for our 1500's. Go check out the website.
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There is actually one dealer close to me who will give you a test tow but they didn't say if it was before or after you put a $500 deposit down on the TT. I thought I was gonna need the air bags but as of now They got me sitting pretty level. I'll just have to keep a watch on it once I load her up with some gear. The Apex Ultralite line by Coachman is suited well for our 1500's. Go check out the website.
You are well within the capabilities of the Ram. Add the airbags for much improved lateral stability. The AirLift 1000 system (less than $100) only moves the truck up or down less than two inches so they aren't that good at leveling but really improve driveability. Next...get ride of those passenger tires that are stock on the Ram. That will also help a lot.
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Congratulations on your new Coachmen Apex Ultra Light 300BHS. Looks great behind your Ram1500. Hope you have many years of camping in the Apex. We sure do love our Apex,
It's what worked for us as well.
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Enjoy your new Apex! Your reasons for choosing the Apex is one of the main reasons we chose our Apex 269RBKS. Dual slides, kitchen island, walk-in pantry, outside mini kitchen and all at about 5800 lbs. We are planning on taking our unit out for the first time this Sunday.

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Congrats! Now that's what I'm talking about, sweet TT, let the good time roll.
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Enjoy your new Apex! Your reasons for choosing the Apex is one of the main reasons we chose our Apex 269RBKS. Dual slides, kitchen island, walk-in pantry, outside mini kitchen and all at about 5800 lbs. We are planning on taking our unit out for the first time this Sunday.

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This would be a great weekend to head out here in MD to temps reaching near 70. Enjoy this weekend.
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I like, wish I could park mine at my house. HOA isn't having it. Just don't have the room. lol
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Congrats on your new TT.

Like your selection. My wife and I picked the Apex 259 BHSS for our needs about 9 months ago. Like you, we love it !!!!

Enjoy your new "lodge" and make many memories.
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No more expensive cabin rentals.Going to get it local the first couple trips Jellystone in Williamsport, MD and Gettysburg.
We go to Md Yogi all the time. The past couple yrs have become more crowded & pricy. It's hard to get a reservation anymore.



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Welcome to the forum from Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Congrats on your new rig.
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[QUOTE=Campingwith2kids2dogs;1425009]We go to Md Yogi all the time. The past couple yrs have become more crowded & pricy. It's hard to get a reservation anymore.



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You may want to check out Raystown lake in PA south of State College, East of Altoona.
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