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Old 12-17-2015, 12:18 PM   #41
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We have a 2015 2618W Windjammer, diamond package. I think we have the only one on the road. Never seen another one out and about. Forest River stopped making this model?? Its a little bit liter than the 30 something models, and it tows good with my F150 truck.
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Old 12-17-2015, 12:41 PM   #42
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We have a 2015 2618W Windjammer, diamond package. I think we have the only one on the road. Never seen another one out and about. Forest River stopped making this model?? Its a little bit liter than the 30 something models, and it tows good with my F150 truck.
There is at least one more. Friends of ours have one & really like it.

Rockwood makes a 2618VS & Flagstaff makes the 26VFKS. Both the same thing.
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Old 12-17-2015, 12:46 PM   #43
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We like ours. Not too many problems with it.
Scare light on slide side misinstalled by FR. Slide retracted and broke the bezel.
Oven wouldn't stay lit. Defective pilot light assy.
Rear day/night shade broke cord.
Tank venting in potable tank kinked. Wouldn't fill right
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Surround sound had hum or buzz in it. Toshiba TV defective, replaced w/ Furrion. I think the dealer got it all taken care of
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Old 12-17-2015, 02:00 PM   #44
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In reading the Equal-i-zer manual in preparation for adjusting the L brackets, I found that the coupler was installed ignoring the instructions on pages 13 and 14 and figure 11 regarding installation on a V-nose trailer. DB and anyone else with an Equal-i-zer on a V-nose trailer, did you mount with the coupler at the top or bottom?
Mine is mounted like Gectisme's unit. Seems to work perfect, installed by an RV dealer but not the one I purchased the TT from. I have made a couple of adjustments to it during a 30 day trip this past summer, but otherwise it is as installed.
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Old 12-17-2015, 02:08 PM   #45
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Torque

Another thought while reading this is torquing the socket bolts on the hitch to control the sway. Currently I torque to 80 ftlbs after I hook up and pull out straight and level. When I want to unhook, I have to release the torque so I can move the bars away from the pads. Anyone else use this much torque? Refer to page 15, Section 5 in the installation guide. It has a Warning: "Never tow with loose socket bolts. Tighten socket bolts to a minimum of 45 Ft-lbs torque before each towing session." We pulled in some windy conditions in the Rockies and across Kansas where I thought about increasing the torque slightly at that time. 35' trailer + 30 MPH winds from the side = NOT a relaxing drive.
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Old 12-17-2015, 08:02 PM   #46
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We have a 2014 2618W WJ and have enjoyed it. No major problems. Trips have included Santa Fe, Yellowstone, Charlotte/Asheville, St. Louis and Branson along with various state and CoE parks around Arkansas. 45 nights and about 12,000 miles on it so far.
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Old 12-18-2015, 07:22 PM   #47
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D_B, I missed that note about torquing the socket bolts so they have whatever torque the dealer applied. I'll check before my next trip on the 26th. Have you tried 45 foot-pounds for comparison or used only 80?

I raised the angle brackets one hole yesterday and the rig is much more level. I'm sure it will be more stable.
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Old 12-18-2015, 07:56 PM   #48
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I did originally raise my brackets 1 hole also and it brought my truck up where I am comfortable with it. And I started out with 45 then 60, and have run 80 ft lbs torque for months now. It does very well now with little sway. Experiment and see if it helps you.
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Old 12-27-2015, 09:24 AM   #49
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We have a 2016 3008w and we love it. Took delivery in October and made only one 2 week trip and brought back for warranty work. Been at dealership for over a month but we're anxious to get back out in it even though winter is here. We love the layout with the front kitchen. Plan on taking it to Grand Canyon next summer and camp as much as possible next year. I think there are a lot of them out there as they are becoming more popular.
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Old 12-27-2015, 09:31 AM   #50
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We have a 2016 3008w and we love it. Took delivery in October and made only one 2 week trip and brought back for warranty work. Been at dealership for over a month but we're anxious to get back out in it even though winter is here. We love the layout with the front kitchen. Plan on taking it to Grand Canyon next summer and camp as much as possible next year. I think there are a lot of them out there as they are becoming more popular.
F/R Sales Numbers for V-Nose unit's are not posted but the Workers at the Factory say that V-Nose units are the Most Popular! Youroo!!
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