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Old 05-28-2015, 12:49 PM   #11
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My vibe was built in 2012 when I was underneath my trailer I noticed they had welded what looked like spring purchases and then cut them off and put the torsion axle on I think they were still experimenting back in the beginning.
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Old 05-28-2015, 12:56 PM   #12
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Eric I don't think you'd be able to move your water heater and propane bottle to the front of your trailer my trailer had seating upfront so I had a little area to work with. I'm not sure where your tanks are located on your trailer. It kind a looks like you have a lot of weight on the driver side. The mattress I installed in mine weighed 80 pounds, I'm not sure if you want to add that much more weight to the back of your trailer I know your axle can handle it at 4400 pounds but mine was only 3500 so I had to upgrade anyway
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Old 05-28-2015, 04:41 PM   #13
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Wow that's a heavy mattress, but I bet it's a dream to sleep on...pun intended (:

My nose cone has a bathroom sink counter, not as deep as seating, but higher. I'd have to mock it up...but first I'd have to take the cabinet doors off, since they don't open much due to the toilet. ):
Probably wouldn't be able to do water heater too. Tank is at back drivers corner wuth pump and heater. I have no cargo hatch there, unlike you. 3' of cargo space taken by utilities.

My axle is a good foot ahead of the awning.
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Old 05-28-2015, 04:48 PM   #14
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Not sure how much room you have but I bet you could get two batteries in the front compartment underneath the sink. I use the Optima Bluetop the biggest I could get, about 60 pounds apiece that's 120 pound of tongue weight. Might help offset that mattress and yes I sleep like a bear ! Lol
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Old 05-28-2015, 04:51 PM   #15
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I'm in negotiations to maybe buy a little inflatable dinghy, on a small Trailer.

I think rear frame mods may come sooner than expected...

Jeep...What do you think of 'pupping' a dinky little boat, with surge brakes. I'd mod up a rack, on the boat trailer, to carry my bikes.


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Old 05-28-2015, 04:57 PM   #16
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We're usually pansy camping, as my wife likes froo-froo stuff like... Electricity or air conditioning...<grin>
It is kinda nice...
Anyway my need for battery capacity is pretty limited, these days. Maybe once the kids get older, i can drag them out into real woods...

I want to hang the spare up front, that would help.... so would a second axle...and a truck


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Sponge if you are thinking of double towing it is not allowed in Ontario unless the TV is a truck.
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Old 05-29-2015, 12:23 AM   #18
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Thumbs up thanks eh!

oooh...thanks for the warning. I was thinking about it...
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