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Old 07-27-2015, 12:34 AM   #21
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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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I would like to have the option to do anything. We live in southern California near the beach so our quick trips will be flat. I am a mountain biker though and I'd like to get to places like Utah and Oregon which means several thousand feet of elevation climb over an entire trip from where I am. Plus I would like to take the trailer cross country at some point.

How did you feel your transmission cooler helped your towing? Did you do the work yourself or go to a specialty shop?

I can't believe how useful this forum has been. Funny thing, Originally I was going to buy a 2504s, thinking it was right at my tow capacity. Then as I did some research, I decided against it because everyone told me not to push to your max limit. Now I'm second guessing what I originally thought was insanely light!
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Old 07-27-2015, 12:37 AM   #22
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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.
This is very good to know. I never would have guessed any business would turn down work. I'm not really sure where to go because most Southern California shops have bad reviews and the prices are very high. Good to know though, Thanks for the insight. This forum and thread in particular have been extremely helpful.
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Old 07-27-2015, 12:02 PM   #23
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When I was looking to buy from a dealer 2 hours away I figured I would get service at a local dealer. The local said they would do warranty work but their customers would come first. So it could sit there for a while. I guess I don't blame them.


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Old 07-28-2015, 01:34 PM   #24
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I would like to have the option to do anything. We live in southern California near the beach so our quick trips will be flat. I am a mountain biker though and I'd like to get to places like Utah and Oregon which means several thousand feet of elevation climb over an entire trip from where I am. Plus I would like to take the trailer cross country at some point.

How did you feel your transmission cooler helped your towing? Did you do the work yourself or go to a specialty shop?

I can't believe how useful this forum has been. Funny thing, Originally I was going to buy a 2504s, thinking it was right at my tow capacity. Then as I did some research, I decided against it because everyone told me not to push to your max limit. Now I'm second guessing what I originally thought was insanely light!

Had the trans cooler installed before any trips so I have nothing to compare it to. I did have it done at a specialty shop.

You can try it out with your current vehicle and see how it feels. We ended up upgrading our TV a year later.


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Old 12-16-2015, 11:06 AM   #25
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Well, I planned for over a year and we finally made the purchase. I ended up with a screaming good deal on a 2015 Rockwood 2306. My Tundra has done a great job towing so far. The family and I had our first overnight in Carpenteria and everything was amazing. So happy we bought this trailer. Only issue we had was the stereo was not working with the surround sound speakers (first world problems). Thanks for all the help everyone. If anyone comes along this thread and has any questions that I can answer don't hesitate to message me!
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Congrats wtjimbo. Happy camping!!!


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Old 12-16-2015, 01:44 PM   #27
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I'm not really sure where to go because most Southern California shops have bad reviews and the prices are very high. .
If you're in the Orange County/Riverside County area, we have 2 independent places that we like. In Redlands redlandstruckservice.com. In Orange County Pacific RV on Harbor Blvd in Santa Ana.
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