My wife and I are looking to upgrade from our 2002 Rockwood 1640LTD popup to a small TT very soon. We've got a deposit down on a 2013 Coachmen Clipper 17FQ and have a week to decide upon it.
1. I have a 97 Silverado as the tow vehicle (probably 1/2 ton). I've been pulling the popup with no problems for years. The dealer is throwing in a "sway bar" but I'm not sure if this is just the sway bar or the weight distribution system. Do I need the weight distribution system? What would be the difference in pull?
2. Does the 17FQ have electric brakes, and should I invest in them if not?
3. Is there any reason for us NOT to buy this make/model? Any glaring issues we may not be aware of?
4. Would a 2013 Coachmen camper still be covered under any manufacturer's warranties?
I know these are random questions, but we're looking to make a major change in our camping adventures by going this route. Our little popup has been great for the last 12 years, and we're looking for something that must continue the trend.
Thanks to all!
Rockwood Freedom 1640LTD / 97 Chevy Silverado 1500
Wildwood 26TBSS / 09 GMC Sierra 1500