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Old 01-27-2019, 12:45 AM   #1
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Microlite 2509s and 25brds

Hello all. I'm about to purchase one of these 2 models. Does anyone have any advice on pros and cons? What do some of you use to tow with. I will be towing with a 2014 Toyota Tundra 5.7 4x4. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 01-27-2019, 07:14 AM   #2
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We have a '19 2509S; pull it with a '13 Tundra 4X4 with the tow package. No issues with it, though like most, when it's time to replace the truck I'll most likely upgrade to a 3/4 ton. You'll need a weight distributing hitch and sway control, but otherwise I think you'll be fine.
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You'll need a weight distributing hitch and sway control, but otherwise I think you'll be fine.
And a brake controller.
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Old 01-27-2019, 09:15 PM   #4
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Thanks for the response. I have all those things already and the truck has the tow package too.
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Old 01-28-2019, 04:56 PM   #5
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2509s vs 25brds

We looked at both and ended up choosing 25brds,
Outdoor kitchen, and bunks, lower bunk folds up and we can put two adult bikes in the space, key for us. Not familiar with your tow vehicle, but if it is not desiel, you have to carefully choose your gas stops, as you can't make the turns at stations with perpendicular pumps
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I have a 25BDS that I tow with a 2004 Titan. Tows like a dream and since the Titan and Tundra are similar in size, weight, and HP/Torque you should find it to be equally pleasant to tow.


Don't know the spec's of the Tundra but my Titan is capable (and rated) for 3,000# more trailer weight than I have with my 25BDS fully loaded (Water, Clothing, Food, Unnecessary Junk, etc.

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We looked at both and ended up choosing 25brds,
Outdoor kitchen, and bunks, lower bunk folds up and we can put two adult bikes in the space, key for us. Not familiar with your tow vehicle, but if it is not desiel, you have to carefully choose your gas stops, as you can't make the turns at stations with perpendicular pumps
It's not as hard as one thinks with his sized truck and trailer. I usually find a pump on the end that allows me to make wide turns and in some cases just back out the way I came in. Camera on the back of the trailer makes it super easy.

FWIW, around here one has to be more selective when they drive a diesel. A far lower percentage of gas stations around here DO NOT have Diesel and you have to find a truck stop.

I just finished a trip to and from Quartzsite and even in CA, passing through the Cities along I-10, I-210, and I-5, I found no issues with the "perpendicular pumps". Did have issues with the "Full Service Only" in Oregon though. Pump attendants moved at their own pace and just finding a pump where you could get served, period, was a pain.
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Iíve got a 25 bds and tow with a 2015 tundra crew max. I use a blue ox sway pro. Tows really well. Weight of truck and weight of trailer are pretty much the same.
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That's great news. Its time for us to get something a little bigger. We just sold our 19' 4400 gvwr Starcraft and are looking forward to our new 25bdrs or 2509s. We are still trying to find the best dealer and price of course. The floor plan seems to be perfect for our family of 4. I think I'm going to have to pull the trigger soon because my wife is getting tired of looking at the same trailer at different dealership. Hah!
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We just put a hold on a 2509 yesterday. It was between this, and the Grand Design Imagine 2400BH. It was a really tough choice for us because there were things we liked and didn't like about each. We have a 2 and 4 year old so the big wins on the 2509 are the extra floor space when the bed is up. The 2400 had a bedroom. We also liked the dinette with the removable table. I laid down and with the back cushions still on the ends my 5'8' had plenty of space.

My likes were that it was shorter hitch to bumper than the imagine, a little lighter over all but had a little higher hitch weight. I also like the torsion axles because GD has had issues with axles and springs over the last year. Because we do quite a bit of dry camping in cooler weather that the tanks have heat pads vs blowing ducted heat down there. I liked that I have access to the whole trailer when the slide is in (can't get into the bedroom in the 2400). I felt that the finish of the 2400 was a little nicer, but it came at the expense of some extras in the 2509 that I found practical like a Maxfan installed in the bathroom vs the old school little guy, and the vents on the furnace and AC can both be adjusted for direction and flow. I like that it's a little bit shorter overall because I'll be setting up solo a lot and it will be a little easier to maneuver.

We spent nearly a year going back and forth between these two models. I think we would have been ok with either one, but I think we'll really enjoy the 2509.
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Hello all. I'm about to purchase one of these 2 models. Does anyone have any advice on pros and cons? What do some of you use to tow with. I will be towing with a 2014 Toyota Tundra 5.7 4x4. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
Family of 4 here, perfect space. 2018 Silverado 2500HD. Had the 1500 series and it towed fine, but did chug 50 mph on the passes of the PNW. Thinking long term I upgraded to the diesel. Smooth sailing. Have fun!
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Family of 4 here, perfect space. 2018 Silverado 2500HD. Had the 1500 series and it towed fine, but did chug 50 mph on the passes of the PNW. Thinking long term I upgraded to the diesel. Smooth sailing. Have fun!
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Picked up are 2509s 2 weeks ago. Took it out for the first time last weekend and it was great! The trailer fit our family of 4 plus the dog perfectly. Thanks for all the great info that helped us decide to pull the trigger. Click image for larger version

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We have a '19 2509S; pull it with a '13 Tundra 4X4 with the tow package. No issues with it, though like most, when it's time to replace the truck I'll most likely upgrade to a 3/4 ton. You'll need a weight distributing hitch and sway control, but otherwise I think you'll be fine.


I pull mine with a Tacoma and it handles well
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