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Old 12-07-2011, 01:13 AM   #11
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it is nice to hear from someone with a small windjammer. we have not had a chance to get ours out yet. we have it winterized and parked on the side of the house. we are planning our trips for this summer!! how did it handle through the mountains? is backing up easier than the tent trailer? we have a left/right issue & my husband can't see me(to short)!! We have 4" of snow & it is 15 in Minnesota. Summer here we come!!!
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:34 AM   #12
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Hi Yurev,
Thanks for the tip on the 2102w drain handles. Have you found where the water filter cartridge is hidden on this model yet? That was the only item I did not get info on during our walk through. Overall, a very positive experience with our local dealer in Logan, Utah. Diesel? I have a 2005 Dodge Ram diesel and get angry every time I fill up the 36 gallon tank. In Utah, diesel is running over $4.00 per gallon and regular gas just over $3.00 per gallon. And the US oil companies continue to make billions in profits. But don't get me started. Right now, I would like to trade my diesel in on a gas truck and save $30 bucks a fill up.

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What you save at the pump you will lose on the highway going from an oil burner to gas. Not to mention you would need to get one of the newer gassers with a 6 speed and at least 4:10 gears to have anything close to an oil burner pulling wise unless you went with an EcoBoost F150 or a V10 Superduty.
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:42 AM   #13
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Yurev and John,
Surprised by the gas mileage pulling the 2102w as it is a smaller/lighter rig. Agreed on all diesel counts. I can't really justify a new truck at this time, but you can't blame a guy for wanting one!

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Old 12-07-2011, 09:35 AM   #14
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If your tongue jack quits working, check the fuse. There's an inline fuse located on the wire that powers the jack. Mine stopped working one day and I thought I was in trouble. Especially after reading the problem jhamelin had. I checked the light on the jack and it didn't work either so I determined there was no power. I checked the fuse and sure enough, blown. Put in a new fuse and back in business.
As far as having a diesel, the fuel may be 25% more expensive but it will get you 50% farther than a gas engine. I have a Ram with a Hemi and get 8-9 mpg. whereas people with a diesel are getting 12+. If I'm still traveling full time when it's time for a new tv, it will probably be diesel powered.
I hope you all are enjoying your windjammers as much as my DW and I are.
Good luck and safe travels!
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Old 12-07-2011, 03:47 PM   #15
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>Put in a new fuse and back in business.

Guess I need to make a trip over to Harbor Freight Tools and pick up a box of spare fuses along with other things I know I will need for the new rig...

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Old 01-03-2012, 07:21 PM   #16
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Bathroom counter missing trim 2102W

We have the 2102W windjammer and it looks to us like there is missing trim on the left side of the bathroom sink counter. I have posted pictures to show the area in question. Forestriver states that they do not put trim there but the right side has trim, it makes no sense to us. Could I ask my fellow 2102W owners to check their counters and confirm that they have no trim as well on the left side of the bathroom sink counter?
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:20 PM   #17
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>Could I ask my fellow 2102W owners to check their counters and confirm that they have no trim as well on the left side of the bathroom sink counter?

Hi Yurev,
Good question. Walked out to the barn tonight and checked our new 2102W. Yep, no trim on the left side. See attached pic (if I did the attachment right). I did notice that the right side cabinet is thicker than the left side. The right side looks like it would be an easy trim install. The left side looks like it would take a few seconds to custom cut a piece of trim (IMHO). I will probably just caulk the left side and call it good.

We just returned from 8 days in the Anza Borrego desert in and around Borrego Springs, CA with the rig over the holidays. 2270 miles of tow out and back from north Utah with no sway bars and no issues. I really like how this rig tows - even in Santa Anna California winds. 12.9 mpg total trip average according to the onboard computer with the diesel (this included one non tow day into San Diego). Some near misses - one with a gas station awning and the other an ID ten T error pulling out of a rest area with the steps down. Both times, a good Samaritan saved us before bunching up the rig. All in all, a great first snow bird test and we learned alot about our little big rig. It is perfect for us and we really love it - even without left side bath sink trim. Now if we could just retire full time and spend our entire winters in Borrego Springs...
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:02 PM   #18
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Ok well I don't feel like it was just us that was forgotten. We may steal some of the same trim that is under the back of the dinnette seat that faces the rear of the trailer. It is less noticable and won't be missed.

We are headed to Anza Borrego in March as well as Laughlin and Joshua Tree. I go in for a hernia op on the 1st of March and need to get out of town asap so I don't end up working and ruining my operation. Just an excuse really. Hey, I noticed you are Co-motion owners, as are we, all I need now is a Dodge diesel 5.9L inline 6 and we will have 3 things in common!
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:18 PM   #19
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Speaking of trim, how is the trim on your dinette bench seat corners in the front that face each other? Ours has a small 3 point gap and before the bath trim question, was my only trim issue. Thinking about finding a woodworking 3 corner metal trim to finish that out. For the record, I really appreciate 99.8% of the trim detail on this rig.

Co-motion! Cool. Bummer about your op in March. We wish you well with that. We will be in Moab in March for the Skinny Tire Festival. Very sweet cycling over 4 days. It's an annual event. Think about tandem riding there in March of 2013.
Be well!
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:47 PM   #20
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I agree, the trim for this unit is great. I will look at the dinette bench seat corners, not sure I have noticed, that is my wife's job. I will also check out the Skinny Tire, I have always wanted to go to Moab! If your ever want to come to Santa Rosa, Ca, we have some great road riding!
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