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Old 05-25-2017, 02:33 AM   #1
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Hi all. I haven't seen too many of these so hopefully these aren't annoying posts.

My wife and I are looking at getting a 2016 EVO ATS 270BHS. Any thoughts or opinions on the model?

This one was apparently purchased by someone then traded back before it was off the lot due to house-buying issues, but will keep an eye open in case. But the dealer has a lot of good reviews and spoke to one guy on location who bought and they don't see a bad bunch in that regard.

It'll be towed with a '99 Dodge Ram 1500 Extended Cab 5.9L 4x4. I've towed cargo trailers around 6k with it cross-country a couple times without an issue aside from the usual 1/2 ton hill bits. I'll be upgrading my hitch to a WDH of some sort as well so I'd imagine will help more. Knock on wood in a couple years the truck will be replaced, probably by a Ram 2500.

Thanks for any advice!
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Old 05-25-2017, 07:24 AM   #2
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My advice......enjoy it! I've had a 2360 for three years now. Love it! My brother in law bought the 270BHS last year, and has liked it very much. Both of us have 1/2 tons (Nissan and Ford respectively), but you can't go wrong with a 2500. My only hang up with the bunk house, and this is purely personal preference, was its length. I wanted to stay under 28 feet. I don't have kids, so the bunk house would have been nice, but was unnecessary. I would encourage you to replace the tires as soon as practicable, and swap out the electric stabilizer jacks as well. The jacks provided are inadequate.
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Old 05-25-2017, 07:40 AM   #3
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https://www.etrailer.com/Camper-Jack...FYhhfgodDH4PIg

If you want to keep the electric stabilizers, this is a far better system than the one the factory bolts on. There are two different lift heights, but this shorter one is the one I would recommend. I bought the 30" jacks, but discovered that the jacks work better, the farther you can extend them (which means the 30" of lift is less effective on a standard ground clearance trailer).
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Old 05-25-2017, 08:42 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info.

I finally got a chance to sit down with actual numbers and take a look. Looks like the EVO ATS is technically under the max towing capacity, but would likely be a few hundred pounds over a 'smart' weight for my truck. It's too bad, my wife & I really like that one but a new truck too isn't in the cards right now.

Anyone know off-hand if there's an EVO bunkhouse style with a GVWR under around 6,000 pounds? 6,500 might be ok. About to Google some.
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Old 05-25-2017, 11:18 PM   #5
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Edit: Seems there's only one, and don't see anyone around here with one. I'll see about putting a new post in general with a couple questions.

Thanks again!
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Old 05-29-2017, 07:40 PM   #6
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Good luck!
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