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Old 02-21-2015, 10:13 AM   #11
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My wife and I purchased a 274RK which arrived at the Dealership up here in Canada the first week of January. We love it, but have not brought it home yet as we will not be using it until the May long weekend, and by leaving it at the Dealer until the Beginning of April, our warranty does not start until then. We still can visit it and do go inside and look at and measure different things so we can decide what is going to go where when we bring it home.

We had a Greywolf 26RL before this one and are looking forward to our first trip with this one. We figure we will take the month of April to put stuff in the trailer and leave out stuff that we had in the other one that we did not use. It is amazing how much stuff we were carrying that we did not use. Buying a new trailer is a good time to purge the extras.

Agreed! We spent a few hours last night cleaning out our old camper before the new owners came to pick it up. I now have half a garage and half a house full of camper stuff! The worst part is that our old camper had half the storage that the new camper will have so once my woman sees how "empty" it looks in the new camper, watch out, she will loading it right up! I'm going to have to keep reminding her that we only have a 1/2 ton truck now pulling a 7700 lb trailer! LOL.
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Old 02-21-2015, 10:17 AM   #12
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Does anybody know what the hitch height spec is on this trailer? My old camper was LOW at only 18" so I know that my hitch head is going to have to go up. I find it extremely annoying that manufactures put so few specs on their equipment online anywhere.
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Old 04-15-2015, 03:19 PM   #13
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Ended up having to get a different shank to get everything leveled up correctly but it pulls very well even with my "little" 1/2 ton Silverado.

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Old 04-16-2015, 09:09 PM   #14
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Did you beef up the rear tires or add extra air?
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Old 04-17-2015, 10:19 AM   #15
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Did you beef up the rear tires or add extra air?

No tires, it's a lease and within specs. I may add a touch of air to them though. I always did even with our last TT.
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Old 04-17-2015, 10:47 AM   #16
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Truck and Trailer look Good! Are your W/D bars level with the trailer frame? Youroo!!
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Old 04-17-2015, 11:02 AM   #17
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Truck and Trailer look Good! Are your W/D bars level with the trailer frame? Youroo!!

No. It's a Reese dual cam setup so they have to angle down some or the cams would hit the bottom of the frame rail. This setup works great, IMO. It was highly recommended by a buddy of mine that is a lifelong rv tech.
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Old 04-17-2015, 12:27 PM   #18
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The only thing I don't care for is the entry door not having a window in it but that's an easy enough fix, if need be.
Congratulations and welcome! The waiting is the hardest part now. We just brought home our new Grey Wolf 26dbh last week. Different model but same window-less door (ours has 2) problem that I agree with you about. On the curb side of the coach, ours only has a tall narrow window in the master's quarters that doesn't open and the small window over the sink. I think a couple windows in the doors would really add some natural light. I think it makes the camper look cheap or like a construction trailer. It's an easy and cheap fix IMHO.
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Old 04-19-2015, 02:24 PM   #19
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Spent our first weekend in our new Cherokee this weekend. Very roomy and comfy. One of the interior audio speakers is buzzing which is a bummer but that's it so far and not enough to warrant a trip to the dealer for yet. It pulls nice even though we were getting kicked around in the wind a bit today on the way home. 20-25 mph side gusts will do that I guess. Hurry up Memorial Day weekend!!
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Hi all. My husband and I fell in love with the 274VFK last weekend, but I'm worried that it might be too much for our 1/2 ton Silverado. I noticed the RK model is slightly lighter (not a whole lot but enough that I thought it might be a better choice), and just as nice as the VFK. We are going to look at the RK Friday and if we like it we plan to purchase it. We have a 2003 Silverado 1500 4WD ext. cab Z71 with towing package (including tranny cooler), 5300 V8, 4.10 axle ratio, all that good stuff. We've hauled plenty of trailers with it and it has done fine, but never something this size. I did the math and and it's going to be close, but should be within our limits as long as we don't go overboard with gear.

I noticed a lot of y'all said you pull with a 1/2 ton and I'm curious how well they handle it. Any tips for us newbies?
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