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Old 05-16-2015, 09:18 PM   #11
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danield:

I currently have 400# Equalizer with the Roo 19. It has a dry wt of 3383 lbs, a GVWR of 4770 lbs, probably runs <4000 lbs down the road. I have had no problems or concerns with it.

The 2503S is coming with a 600# Equalizer. It has a dry wt of 4310 lbs, a GVWR of about 5363 lbs (4310 dry + 1833 cargo), and I expect it run <5000 lbs down the road. I'm not expecting any problems.

My Silverado has a tow capacity of 7500 lbs. Of course, payload is an issue to be aware of, too. On the Roo 19, with a dry hitch wt of 446 lbs, plus some down the road (the WDH and cargo), I'm still good on payload (just the DW and I). I'll still be good with the 2503S.

A word of caution: Anything anyone tells you about the capability of a 1500 you need to take with a grain of salt. My Silverado's owners manual lists 99 (yes, 99!) different permutations of the 1500 (different engines, trannys, rear ends, HD equipment, std cab, extd cab, crew cab, etc.) The towing capacity of these 99 permutations ran from around 4800 lbs up to about 11,000 lbs (I've quoted the exact #'s in other posts). That's quite a spread. (Keep this in mind when that RV salesman tells you "Oh, sure, a 1500 can pull this trailer!" Well, maybe it can and maybe it can't!)

Bottom line: You need to know exactly what the towing capacity and payload is for the TV you intend to use.

All that being said, it SOUNDS like you'll be OK as you have more tow capacity than I do and I'm not worried.

Of course, I haven't pulled my 2503S yet, either. Ask me again in a few weeks!
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Old 05-16-2015, 09:54 PM   #12
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Thanks, I will keep that it consideration.
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Old 05-19-2015, 03:36 PM   #13
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You won't have a problem. I got the 4 point equalizer and my F-150 pulled it just fine. You won't have a problem with this set up. Your 1500 will do fine.
I retired and bought a new F-250 6.7 and took it on a trip to South Padre Island. Never knew it was there. What a truck! I am keeping this one a l-o-n-g time. Got it loaded. You can even plug a coffee pot in the front seat and brew yourself a cup with the 110 volt outlet!
If i were you i'd go with the 2304DS, two slides with a murphy bed. It's like a dance floor in there! All power jacks, great AC, glassed in shower. No brainer! I got mine for $22,000.00 at FunTown RV in Cleburne, Texas. I have a dealer 2 miles away that was way too high and had to order it.
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:13 PM   #14
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I have the 2503s and pull it with a 2014 5.3L Silverado with no problem. I have the 600# Equalizer and it tracks like a dream. I love the camper and it's layout. Perfect for wife and myself.
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Old 05-19-2015, 09:47 PM   #15
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I got mine [2304DS] for $22,000.00 at FunTown RV in Cleburne, Texas.
Wow, I'm feeling pretty good. I got my 2503S with Sapphire package and almost every option, for $18,500. I did have to order it, though.
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Old 05-19-2015, 10:34 PM   #16
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19FD

Decision time. I guess I will purchase the Flagstaff Micro Lite 19FD from Cheyenne Camping Center in Walcott Iowa for $14,000. I like the 2304KS with the slide out but the RV dealer here in Arkansas wants $20,000. Since it is just the wife and I and I can save $6,000, I do not mind driving for several days to save some money. We do not require a big camper and the 19FD seems to fit the bill. It has all the accessories (except the slide out) that we like. With the murphy bed in the up position, that will provide us the sufficient space during the day until time to go to bed. Any comments from anyone who purchased a 19FD?
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Old 05-19-2015, 10:56 PM   #17
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I paid $17,500 for my 2015 2503S here in NW Pa. The kitchen slide and Murphy bed is what we really like.
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Old 05-19-2015, 10:57 PM   #18
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Not to mention the HUGE bathroom!
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Old 05-20-2015, 07:28 AM   #19
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Wow, I'm feeling pretty good. I got my 2503S with Sapphire package and almost every option, for $18,500. I did have to order it, though.
I'm with you rockfordroo. 2504S w/sapphire and almost every option for $19,500 out the door (includes sales tax, brake controller and wdh too). I also ordered mine to get all the options I wanted.

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Not to mention the HUGE bathroom!
X2 - It's what tipped us from the 2304KS to the 2503S.
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