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Old 10-17-2013, 12:06 PM   #1
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Attention V-Lite owners.. (who owned prior RVs)

I saw and was in a couple of them last month at an RV show. Quite impressive layouts.

My question is, is it really easier to pull than a regular camper? Does the V really make a difference?

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Old 10-17-2013, 12:10 PM   #2
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I have a Windjammer, sister to the V-lite. I used an Equalizer WDH and the trailer pulls very easily with my Ecoboost. Side wind is an issue as with any trailer but as far as feeling any drag while pulling, haven't noticed any and I've hauled it from sea level to over 10,000 feet. We have the 3008W which has the kitchen in the nose and therefore offers a lot of living space down throughout the trailer.


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Old 10-17-2013, 12:17 PM   #3
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My former unit was a V Cross 27vfk Super Lite and it pulled extremly well I hardly knew it was behind me. Mine was also a front kitchen only reason we traded was daughter/son inlaw were tired of the jack knife (wasnt big enough for two adults)
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Old 10-17-2013, 12:26 PM   #4
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What OLD CAR said. I too pull with the ecoboost 4X4 (4 Door) with the Equalizer WDH. Haven't been in any mountains yet but I'm hoping not to have any issues.
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:38 PM   #5
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I have 26WRB. It is my first Travel Trailer so I have nothing to compare with. I have pulled it with a Jeep Commander and now a Silverado Crew Cab. There is a noticeable difference in towing experiences between the 2 tow vehicles. The Jeep Commander's wheelbase was too short for this length of trailer. Between my actual towing experience with these 2 tow vehicles and the little fluid dynamics I had while in Engineering school, I think I can safely say that the V nose on the trailer might help, but the other variables in the towing equation have a much bigger effect on towing.

The best thing about the V is that it is usable space the flat front trailers don't have. Our purchase was based on the floor plan, not the supposedly better towing.

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Old 10-18-2013, 07:42 AM   #6
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We had a 33 foot Edgewater prior to our V-Lite and I will say that IMO it does not pull any better and I think there is alot of BS running around about how much better the mileage is with them. I think maybe we might be able to get 1mpg better but that is real hard to tell. I have got as low as 5.5 mpg when we had the Dodge Megacab and as high as 9.5. With the Ford we seem to be right around 8.5 to 9.5. WHat sold us is the layout of our unit and the room in the V of the trailer was a bonus, not all the crazy about mileage. Yes we could have bought a Classic with a similar layout but there was no walkin closet.

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Old 10-18-2013, 07:56 AM   #7
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Not our first unit,we like the layout,looks,and price. V-MPG talk is (Snake Oil)! Youroo!!
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Old 10-18-2013, 08:08 AM   #8
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We have a v-lite 30wfkss, upgrade from a outback 21rs, to me it pulls about the same and about the same mileage. We bought for the layout not really concerned about mileage.
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Old 10-18-2013, 08:48 AM   #9
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We have the 30WIKSS, bathroom in the V.

We too bought because of the floor plan; bedroom with "en suite" bathroom. We love the *large* bathroom in the nose (his and her sinks/vanities, huge linen closet right in the nose of the V, other overhead and under sink storage, etc.) and since it's just DH and I camping, it doesn't concern us that one must walk through our bedroom to get to the bathroom.

LOVE the island kitchen (located over the axels).

Can't give you towing comparisons. This is our first TT.

I will tell ya that the V creates some interesting "bug art".

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Old 10-18-2013, 08:55 AM   #10
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I was concerned about the small amount of storage space outside. But I liked the front kitchen. Just heavy on the truck.

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