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Old 08-05-2016, 07:36 AM   #1
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Micro Lite 21FBR

Hello folks, the wife and i are long time campers and we are strongly considering trading our current camper for a Flagstaff Micro Lite 21fbr anyone with any info good or bad would be appreciated.
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Old 08-05-2016, 08:00 AM   #2
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We have the Murphy bed option in our 21DS and really like the extra room that it affords. We are quite happy with the camper thus far.

What is your tow vehicle?
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Old 08-05-2016, 08:07 AM   #3
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we have a 2016 chevy Colorado has a 7000lb tow rate with 900lb max hitch weight the camper we have weighs about 3800lb tows with no problems
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Old 08-05-2016, 08:39 AM   #4
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I assume the Colorado has a 6 cyl. which would compare with the 3.6 6 cyl. in my Ram. The 8 spd. Ram tranny makes a HUGE difference over 5 or 6 spd trannys. The 21DS tows just fine with the 3.6/8 spd. That said, I wouldn't want to tow much more trailer with this TV.

Check the GVWR as listed on your driver door info sticker...it may state 7000 or it may be less (Ram rates the 1500 as 7600 but my sticker shows 6800). You will also want to check allowed payload for the Colorado to make sure you have enough headroom for everything that is carried in the truck plus your tongue weight. My guess is you will be fine unless you overpack...but you will need to be diligent.

And please invest in a WDH. I highly recommend the Blue Ox but there are others that are very good as well.
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yeah told the DW if we get it that would be the max weight i would want to pull. We have an WDH that works well we have an E2 with 1000lb bars little over kill but it works well. the truck has 305hp and pulls well. we camp a lot in the NC mountains so we are in the mountains a lot I26 has some big hills just run it tow/haul mode in 5 gear so the trannie isn't hunting for fuel mileage. last trip was right at 300 miles most in the mountains avg fuel mileage was 13.7. we pack lite so over packing isn't a worry. as a side i am a member of the Colorado fans forum. some of those guys are crazy, pulling 6000+lb campers. i know i wouldn't feel safe with that much weight
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Sounds like you've got it well planned! If you could find some 750 bars for the E2 you might go for those but I agree, the 1000's should work ok.

Otherwise, go for it! And don't hesitate if you have questions about the 21DS.
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Thanks, packed up and leaving for Roan Mt. state park about noon today could be the last trip our camper makes with us
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well we got it and frankly it is a huge upgrade from the jayco leaving on first outing next thursday
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