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Old 10-02-2013, 07:39 PM   #1
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Ford Flex and Mini 2104s

Hello everybody.

New to Rockwood community with some questions.

Got 2010 EcoBoost Flex with tow Package.( Class III 9622/4500/450 )

I want to buy 2013 Mini Lite 2104s to travel with wife and 5yrs daughter.
Some Specs:

Base Weight (lbs / kg): 3749 / 1700.5
Carrying Capacity (lbs / kg): 943 / 427.7
Hitch Weight (lbs / kg): 330 / 149.7
Number Of Axles: 2


With recommended DW is flex enough to make it working or is it to much for it?
I was looking at some Jayco Feathers but tongue weight was to much for Flex.

Should I go with 1809s?


thanks for any input Guys.
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:10 PM   #2
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Hello everybody. New to Rockwood community with some questions. Got 2010 EcoBoost Flex with tow Package.( Class III 9622/4500/450 ) I want to buy 2013 Mini Lite 2104s to travel with wife and 5yrs daughter. Some Specs: Base Weight (lbs / kg): 3749 / 1700.5 Carrying Capacity (lbs / kg): 943 / 427.7 Hitch Weight (lbs / kg): 330 / 149.7 Number Of Axles: 2 With recommended DW is flex enough to make it working or is it to much for it? I was looking at some Jayco Feathers but tongue weight was to much for Flex. Should I go with 1809s? thanks for any input Guys.
I'm sure someone will be along shortly with more info... But... By the time that 2104 makes its way to you with the standard options, you're probably looking at 4000lbs. The sticker weight is always heavier than brochure weight. Even packing extremely light, you're probably over the max allowed in all three categories. There's being able to tow it... And being able to tow it safely.
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I'm sure someone will be along shortly with more info... But... By the time that 2104 makes its way to you with the standard options, you're probably looking at 4000lbs. The sticker weight is always heavier than brochure weight. Even packing extremely light, you're probably over the max allowed in all three categories. There's being able to tow it... And being able to tow it safely.


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Is 2010 1809S suit better Ford Flex?
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Ok Is 2010 1809S suit better Ford Flex?
Better, yes.... However, only you can make that call... Depends on your camping habits (how far will you travel), experience towing, etc... Me personally, I would not tow something that heavy with a Flex. I fell victim to this exact same mistake a couple years ago (I had a Chevy Trailblazer). White knuckle every trip out. I had a new camper that I didn't want to take out. A new $35,000 TV later, I tow without issue. Since getting a new TV, I went ahead and upgraded my TT as well, lol (Rockwood 2306). When looking for the new TT, the only way I'd consider the camper is if it stayed under 75% of tow capacity and tongue weight and 80% of Combined. But that's just me. Everybody's different. I'm happy with my setup.
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the 1809S's hitch weight will be much better, while the 2104S's hitch weight will probably be at the Flex's max or over it. the 1809S is definitely a better choice.
remember the 4500lbs. tow capacity is rated with only a 150lb. driver in it. anything else in it will decrease that number.

you need to look at either's yellow weight sticker and not use the fictional weights on their website or brochure.

i'll bet that the 2104S will have a yellow sticker weight of over 4100lbs., sitting on the dealer's lot. that's before battery, propane, water and cargo.
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thanks Guys

Anyone know what is actual dry weight of 2009-2010 1809s?

Some sites stated 3000lbs other 3400lbs.
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i'll bet that the 2104S will have a yellow sticker weight of over 4100lbs., sitting on the dealer's lot. that's before battery, propane, water and cargo.
3973 to be exact, and closer to 4200 loaded, maybe more as I haven't weighed it yet. TW is most likely going to be close to your max. I pull mine with a 4.2L Trailblazer with a 5400 lb. capacity and 285 hp. It pulls well up to around 60 mph on light hills. I was going to say I wouldn't attempt it with a Flex but, after looking up the specs...that little turbo 3.5 is a beast at over 350 hp. I think what you'll find though is that when you look at your max payload, you won't be able to handle the hitch weight after you're loaded up.
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Thanks everybody.

Look like I should look into 1809S than 2104s for sure.

Anyone with 1809s 2009/10 can tell me numbers from yellow weight sticker .

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