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Old 05-21-2015, 02:15 PM   #1
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Micro Lite 19FD Tows Beautifully

We picked up our Micro Lite 19FD from ExploreUSA in Wills Point Tx and headed to Quadalupe River State Park.
I was concerned to go this far not knowing if I needed a WDH or sway control. But my salesman Mike Cotter told me it should be fine. So we headed out and it pulls so smooth down the road and I never had a problem with sway or bounce 350 miles later we made it to the camp ground and set up before the weekenders fill up the camp😎.

So if you are wondering if if you have any tow experience with a Micro Lite I would love to hear from your experience.

More to come have fun camping.
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Old 05-21-2015, 02:28 PM   #2
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What are you towing with? Towing without some form of sway control is a bit of a crap-shoot. It is when you need to make a fast maneuver or have high cross winds that you may need the sway control.
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Old 05-22-2015, 01:31 PM   #3
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Thanks, I am towing with a 2002 GMC SIERRA 1500 EXT CAB 4X4.
My dealer wanted 600.00 dollars from an E2 Hitch, I found the same hitch in Amazon for 239.00 free delivery.
So you recommend a sway control for long hauling what about 30 to 60 miles?
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You may be OK I towed my popup without sway control with a Volvo V70 and a minivan with no problems. The Vibe 6501 I have now I have only towed with an E2 that the dealer included with the trailer.
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My 1905 pulls great, I'm pulling with Durango Hemi, I use sway and WD. I won't take a chance. Don't even know it's there. Pulls smooth. Love ours. (Same as 19) have fun



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Old 05-23-2015, 01:32 PM   #6
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Need sway control in the wind. We use an equalizer. Works great.
I took a short trip without it and was surprised how much I missed it.
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I am considering a 19FD but one concern is when the murphy bed is down, do you have enough room to exit the trailer from the entrance door in case of emergency? Also, what is the load capacity of the bunk over the booth dinette. Looks like it is designed just for small children. Any pros and cons for the 19FB are appreciated before I make a decision.
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Old 05-23-2015, 03:25 PM   #8
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Micro Lite 19FD Tows Beautifully

I can get in and out of Door. Someone larger might have a problem. My 17 yr old son had been on bunk. My 12 yr old is mostly on it. I can't remember what the forest river person told me on weight limit, but is was more then I expected. We ultimately bought it for us. Kids will not want to camp as often as they get older and get jobs. Opposite of door is emergency window.




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Since the 19FB is a single axle, is there anything I should be concerned about other than weight capacity?
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None that I can think of. We don't pack super heavy. We enjoy simple. I put bikes inside covered with sheets to prevent scratching anything. I'm going to upgrade tires soon. (They are Chinese). Cargo allowed is 719 pounds. I pack towards center. Pulls great


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I just got the Micro Lite 21 FBRS and had the Pro Series distribution bars and sway bar installed. Works great and I have peace of mind knowing I have good control of the camper.
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We love the 19FD, but we shopped long and hard and spent time really thinking how we will be using it. we live 30 miles from South Padre Island Tx so we wanted a grab and go unit for over night trips to the beach. the 19FD has very little storage inside and out. I recommend if you are looking for a family unit I would up size to a bigger flagstaff. I love the way it is constructed and how easy it is to set up, the murphy bed is good for a couple like my wife and I, and you can get in and out easy but it is not a walk around bed. As far s he upper bunk we removed it to give a more spacious feel and to open up the head room above the table booth witch only accommodates two people for sitting and one could sleep comfortably when made into a bed. ours came with the BBQ that hangs on the outside, we haven't used it yet because I am not sure where I am going to store it after it gets greasy. maybe a tote? I hope I have helped in some way.
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Smile Decisions, Decisions

I seriously looked at the 19FD for a long time.....Love the concept of the Murphy Bed....But as you discovered it has virtually no storage room. So the debate was on....Murphy Bed or more storage. I'm one that over packs, so guess what. I ended up getting the FBRS and love it. Has all the storage space I need and the interior layout is great. Even without putting the slide out - Out, there is good room to move around. For me it was a good decision.

I will add, I opted for the power front jack and the power awning. Guess I'm getting a little lazy in my old age...LOL I also had a ladder added on the back to make it easier for whatever I need to do on the roof.
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Old 06-21-2015, 05:51 AM   #15
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I have a 19fd for one year and the sway control does help. You can get one at a great price at Harbor Freight
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