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Old 11-17-2017, 03:28 PM   #1
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New EVO

We just purchased a new 2017 EVO 2360 and will take delivery this coming Monday the 20th of Nov 2017. Anything we should be aware of? We will be towing it with a 2003 Ford F-150 4WD with 5.4 L Engine Blue OX Sway Pro EQ Hitch and a Tekonsha Primus IQ Brake controller. We are not new to RVing, but this is only the 3rd TT Bumper pull we have had in 50 years. Just down sized from a class A motor Home. Any advice is welcome.
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Old 11-18-2017, 09:27 AM   #2
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Keep in mind tongue weight with the bumper pull even if you have a WDH and sway bar
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Old 11-18-2017, 10:32 AM   #3
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Keep in mind tongue weight with the bumper pull even if you have a WDH and sway bar
The Tongue weight is 545 Lbs empty and I will load the front of the trailer so that it will probably be 8oo Lbs. My truck will have air bags in the rear to keep the truck level after loading. Since this trailer is a rear kitchen model I want the load distributed so that it will help eliminate sway. I had a rear kitchen trailer once before and it was a bearcat for sway above 50 mph. Never could get it to track right I got rid of it for that reason. it was 34 ft long. This one at 28' 11", should handle a lot better with a blue ox sway pro eq hitch and proper adjustment and weight distribution.
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Old 11-28-2017, 12:57 PM   #4
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Update

Well Better to be safe than sorry. I bought a Ford F-250 Heavy Duty to pull My EVO. It is a 2011 F-250 Super Cab Heavy Duty With tow package and factory proportional Brake controller plus sway bars on truck for trailer towing. The hitch is a Blue OX Sway Pro. Should not have any problems towing my EVO 2360 with this rig. probably overkill, but better safe than sorry.
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Old 11-28-2017, 01:25 PM   #5
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Now you will be comfortable pulling and comfortable at the CG.
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Old 04-15-2018, 07:59 PM   #6
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Hope you have better luck with your 2360. Have had nothing but problems with mine. Poorly built.
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Old 04-15-2018, 08:19 PM   #7
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I agree they are junk

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Hope you have better luck with your 2360. Have had nothing but problems with mine. Poorly built.
I have to agree with you, They are a piece of junk. very poorly built. Mine was a 2017 model year and after 800 miles was falling apart all driving was Hwy and freeway. no dirt or rough roads. When we got to Arizona I traded it off for a 5th wheel Cougar made by keystone. The EVO was only 4 months old when I traded it off. see the below link on a Review that I wrote.
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Old 04-15-2018, 08:43 PM   #8
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Fortunately I use mine for camping. Like you said we loved the floor plan and the bathroom. There is absolutely no craftsmanship. Nothing level or square. They picked mine up and took it back to the manufacturer. There was a bow in the roof line above the door that was so bad they had to tear half the trailer apart to try and fix it. They had to tear the ceiling apart over the kitchen to support the roof because where the roofing sheets came together they missed the rafter completly. Almost fell thru. They had to completely remove the shower and support underneath. Mine is also a 2017 model. I could go on and on and on. I get a knot in my stomach every time I think about it. It wasn't cheap.
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