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Old 08-22-2012, 12:54 AM   #1
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New V-Lite 26WRB

Signed papers yesterday; we'll pick it up next Friday prior to a Labor Day shake down cruise to Bastrop, TX.

Any 26WRB owners with experiences/thoughts or advice?
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:30 AM   #2
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Congrats on your new TT and welcome to the V-Lite family!
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:07 AM   #3
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Congratulations on the new camper. We have a 28vbh V-Cross. Our 2nd season with it and love it. Knock on wood we have not had any issues with it.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:10 AM   #4
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Thanks, good folks, for the welcomes and info. Something about that V-Lite kept us coming back time and again as we researched and walked through nearly every TT in Texas!
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Old 08-25-2012, 04:03 PM   #5
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Congrats on the new TT. We just upgraded from our Flagstaff popup High-wall 27SC (which we loved) to a v-lite 30wtbs (which we love even better!) Hope you have safe travels and many happy nights of camping!
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Congratulations on the new V Lite! We got our W30FKSS V Lite last winter and have used it @ 72 nights so far this year and traveled through 9 states...all I can say about the V Lite so far is....Love it!!! I'm sure you will love yours as well! Wishing you safe travels and enjoyable camping!
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:40 PM   #7
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Thank you arle453 and WWTTA. Nice to hear from other V-lite owners. How would you describe the V-nose towing experience?
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We are pulling a 30 foot, front kitchen V Lite, so it is heavy on the hitch. Our TV is a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 5.7L hemi with tow haul package and electrical anti-sway option, with a long wheel base due to crew cab. It's rated at 10,000 pounds. We also have AirLift air bags in the rear coils. We use a Reese hitch, sway bars and weight distribution bars. We are just under our weight limit. We do have to watch speed for sway if there is too much fluid in the rear tanks and we do sometimes feel semi's passing. This spring we pulled the rig on highways, expressways, and some horrible roads, through southwest hill country, mountains, high desert, low desert, San Bernadino Mountains, Cascade Mountains, Olympia Mountains, Rocky Mountains, the great plains and prairies of the midwest. We never had to use a truck pull over and never had to stop for weather. We traveled through calm, sunny, windy, misty, rainy and stormy weather...sometimes all in the same day. Our gas mileage is only fair, but consistent with what we expected with this size TV. Our biggest problems with handling have been pulling through some gas islands and parking, as this trailer is 10 feet longer (and 20 years later) than our last trailer. The wife does not like driving this size rig, but drove through windy high desert, plains and prairie with no problems. We don't know it will handle down south this winter, but hope it will do as well as it did last spring across the southwest and up the pacific to northwest, and back. With proper set up, your rig and tow vehicle should perform well together. Let us know how you do!!!

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We are pulling a 30 foot, front kitchen V Lite, so it is heavy on the hitch. Our TV is a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 5.7L hemi with tow haul package and electrical anti-sway option, with a long wheel base due to crew cab. It's rated at 10,000 pounds. We also have AirLift air bags in the rear coils. We use a Reese hitch, sway bars and weight distribution bars. We are just under our weight limit. We do have to watch speed for sway if there is too much fluid in the rear tanks and we do sometimes feel semi's passing. This spring we pulled the rig on highways, expressways, and some horrible roads, through southwest hill country, mountains, high desert, low desert, San Bernadino Mountains, Cascade Mountains, Olympia Mountains, Rocky Mountains, the great plains and prairies of the midwest. We never had to use a truck pull over and never had to stop for weather. We traveled through calm, sunny, windy, misty, rainy and stormy weather...sometimes all in the same day. Our gas mileage is only fair, but consistent with what we expected with this size TV. Our biggest problems with handling have been pulling through some gas islands and parking, as this trailer is 10 feet longer (and 20 years later) than our last trailer. The wife does not like driving this size rig, but drove through windy high desert, plains and prairie with no problems. We don't know it will handle down south this winter, but hope it will do as well as it did last spring across the southwest and up the pacific to northwest, and back. With proper set up, your rig and tow vehicle should perform well together. Let us know how you do!!!

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Pull 2012 831 RKSS. Flagstaff , want to see the difference those will make ?
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We are pulling a 30 foot, front kitchen V Lite, so it is heavy on the hitch. Our TV is a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 5.7L hemi with tow haul package and electrical anti-sway option, with a long wheel base due to crew cab. It's rated at 10,000 pounds. We also have AirLift air bags in the rear coils. We use a Reese hitch, sway bars and weight distribution bars. We are just under our weight limit. We do have to watch speed for sway if there is too much fluid in the rear tanks and we do sometimes feel semi's passing. This spring we pulled the rig on highways, expressways, and some horrible roads, through southwest hill country, mountains, high desert, low desert, San Bernadino Mountains, Cascade Mountains, Olympia Mountains, Rocky Mountains, the great plains and prairies of the midwest. We never had to use a truck pull over and never had to stop for weather. We traveled through calm, sunny, windy, misty, rainy and stormy weather...sometimes all in the same day. Our gas mileage is only fair, but consistent with what we expected with this size TV. Our biggest problems with handling have been pulling through some gas islands and parking, as this trailer is 10 feet longer (and 20 years later) than our last trailer. The wife does not like driving this size rig, but drove through windy high desert, plains and prairie with no problems. We don't know it will handle down south this winter, but hope it will do as well as it did last spring across the southwest and up the pacific to northwest, and back. With proper set up, your rig and tow vehicle should perform well together. Let us know how you do!!!

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Nice tips; thanks again! Looking forward to our maiden shake down cruise this weekend. We'll pick the TT up Friday morning following the initial 3-hour inspection/orientation, then head east about 40 miles to a campground near Bastrop, TX. The return trip home on Monday is around 80 miles. We'll get to stay on good secondary roads and off the Interstate highways for most of the trip. That may make it a bit easier on the knuckles this first go 'round... We'll post a post-outing report next week. Have a great labor Day weekend!
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