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Old 07-22-2015, 03:01 PM   #11
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Hope the Central California dealer is NOT Best RV!
If it is, be warned.
Checkout reviews of them. After we went shopping there, we quickly realized that they are only interested in the sale.
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Old 07-25-2015, 07:30 AM   #12
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One item to note is to make sure your tow vehicle is adequate. Myself and 1 other member here started out with Tacoma's and 2306's and both of us went to full-size trucks within 2 trips.

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So you guys were not happy with the Tacoma? I have an 06 Tundra which is rated the same as the Tacoma's of that year. What type of issues did you have?

In response to the BestRV posts, what type of bad experience did you have? My reason for going there is they have the cheapest price on a 2306 by a significant amount. I don't plan on dealing with them after the purchase since they are 8 hours away. I was just planning on using camping world in Santa Clarita for any warranty/service once the trailer is purchased.
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So you guys were not happy with the Tacoma? I have an 06 Tundra which is rated the same as the Tacoma's of that year. What type of issues did you have?
Here was my experience with the Tacoma. Mine had the tow package so it had a rating of 6400#, but I don't think that applies to a trailer with a huge frontal area with so much drag.. The Taco has a pretty limited payload capacity, so to try and help I had removed my camper shell, 200lbs of skid plates, and swapped the 33s to 31s. Pretty much removing all the cool stuff...I had an Equalizer WD hitch, Tekonsha brake controller and flip out towing mirrors.

My first trip was from Phoenix (1100') up to the Mogollon Rim which gets up to 8000'. This was last month in AZ with the morning temps being 100*. The Taco complained a bit going up some of the grades. We were in 2nd a few times doing 50 at about 3800 rpms. Not bad but according to the Torque app the trans temps were over 245* (not good). Engine temp only got over 200 once. I was right on the edge of pulling over and letting the trans cool down.

On the flats and even downhill, everything is fine. No bob or sway and the trailer brakes worked great. When we got to a hill is when things weren't so great. Would the Taco have survived with a larger trans cooler and frequent trans fluid changes? Probably, but its the whole riding vs. driving thing. With a full-size I could enjoy the scenery without stressing out looking at Torque every few seconds to see if we need to pull over.

Given that the resale on Tacos was so high, I decided to cash out and move over to a full size. I had intended on just getting a 1/2 ton for the same money, but put some more into the deal and got a 3/4 ton diesel.

The older Tundra's have the same trans as the new Tacos. I would look into getting the Torque app and a OBD dongle and monitor your trans temps. A larger aftermarket trans cooler would probably do wonders.

I had actually asked 53flattie about it on a Tacoma forum and he said pretty much the same thing. Trouble in the hills. Im actually glad I didnt go with a smaller trailer now as I love the 2306 and really love the F250.
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Old 07-26-2015, 04:43 AM   #16
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So you guys were not happy with the Tacoma? I have an 06 Tundra which is rated the same as the Tacoma's of that year. What type of issues did you have?

In response to the BestRV posts, what type of bad experience did you have? My reason for going there is they have the cheapest price on a 2306 by a significant amount. I don't plan on dealing with them after the purchase since they are 8 hours away. I was just planning on using camping world in Santa Clarita for any warranty/service once the trailer is purchased.
Better check with CW before you assume that they will work on it.

BestRV has a terrible rep, especially regarding service after the sale.
We didn't like their sales tactics so we left and never went back.
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That's very surprising to hear since the 2306 is under 4K dry. Even heavily loaded I can't see the trailer getting over 5K. Have you ever weighed your trailer with your gear? You don't think the V8 is going to help take some of the stress of the tranny? I have looked at some transmission coolers but I am nervous about adding in an aftermarket piece and having it fail and ruin the whole transmission out on the highway.
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Better check with CW before you assume that they will work on it.

BestRV has a terrible rep, especially regarding service after the sale.
We didn't like their sales tactics so we left and never went back.
So you're saying RV shops will only work on trailers they sell? Even warranty work? I have yet to discuss a trailer place without someone saying how terrible it is. Can you or anyone else give me a good recommendation? I don't mind a far drive as long as I can make it in a day. It is hard to pass on a place that has the exact trailer I am looking for $4k less than the next lowest price I can find.
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That's very surprising to hear since the 2306 is under 4K dry. Even heavily loaded I can't see the trailer getting over 5K. Have you ever weighed your trailer with your gear? You don't think the V8 is going to help take some of the stress of the tranny? I have looked at some transmission coolers but I am nervous about adding in an aftermarket piece and having it fail and ruin the whole transmission out on the highway.

Do you plan on driving over mountains or just flat lands?

We have the sister trailer 23lb by flagstaff, and pulled it with an i6 gmc envoy with a 5000 tow capacity. It did good on flats but struggled on hills. I did add an aftermarket trans cooler.


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Old 07-26-2015, 11:52 PM   #20
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So you're saying RV shops will only work on trailers they sell? Even warranty work? I have yet to discuss a trailer place without someone saying how terrible it is. Can you or anyone else give me a good recommendation?
Many dealers will refuse to do warranty work on units they didn't sell and the manufacturers can't force them.
Doesn't work like the Auto industry.
FR found us a number of local dealers that would do the work even though we bought from a dealer 2000 miles away.

I simply suggest you check with CW first.
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