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Old 02-16-2014, 05:54 PM   #11
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Thanks so much Gary & Constance. Sounds like you have the setup that we would want with the exception of the chairs. We would want the leather recliners also. Thanks for the tip about the air conditioner. Any photos you can share? What is the difference between the V-lite and the Windjammer. Read someplace that it was weight but I don't see a difference in the literature.
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Old 02-16-2014, 06:20 PM   #12
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The diff. between Jammer & V-Lite,(Dealer & Decals) and they have moved the A/C unit back toward the Living room. Youroo!!
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Old 02-16-2014, 08:16 PM   #13
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We also have the Windjammer "sister model"; the Flagstaff V-Lite. Ours is the 30WRLS which is the rear living style. We are in our 60's and this is our 1st camper unit. We purposedly bought it as a mobile apartment so we could visit our children and grandchildren.

Since we live in the south and they live in the cold north and we wanted to visit during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, we ordered it with the standard U-dinette (more storage and space for grandchildren to sleep) and thermopane windows. What was not included was heated gate valves (the dealer never mentioned this). If you're going to be using your unit in the winter, have these installed. After a shake-down weekend last spring, we headed up north last fall for 11 weeks. Very few problems (with the exception of frozen gate valves).

We tow this unit with our new 2013 F150 EcoBoost, Max Trailering Package: We averaged 11.5 mpg during the trip. We also have the 10,000 lb. Equalizer and felt no sway. What we liked about the V-Nose style was the large closet in the front bedroom style. We also ordered the kitchen countertop extension: Kinda flimsy, but it does the trick.

Hope this helps you and good luck.
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Old 02-16-2014, 10:21 PM   #14
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Thanks for all the replies from our new camping friends. Any negatives about the Windjammer? The only thing I wish there was more of on the 3008W is outside access storage.
Tom,

I wish there was a little more outside storage, too, but you'll be surprised at how much stuff you can get back there. We have everything we need to actually set up and use the trailer in that single storage compartment. We do carry extra camp chairs, tools, and assorted odds and ends, but all of that stuff goes in the back of the truck, and with a tonneau cover on the truck bed, it is safe and dry. The sewer hose does fit in the 4" rear bumper, so that is out of the way and not taking up space in the storage compartment.

We bought the leather recliners when we ordered our trailer, and I'm glad we did. So much better than the cloth swivel chairs we had in our last trailer.

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One last note...we bought the vinyl floor covering that looks like wood planking, and love it. We had the one that looks like slate tile in our last trailer, and like this "wood floor" look so much better.
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Old 02-16-2014, 10:45 PM   #16
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Still love are 3008W. We prefer the table and chairs. Each chair has a hinged seat for storage of items in the chairs. I would have liked more outside storage too, but have adjusted to what i have. We looked at the 2014 models and were pleased that we have a 2012. Just a few changes but we really like the atrium windows and the closet in our 2012.

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One MORE last note...several of us have mentioned that the v-nose trailers may not contribute much to improving gas mileage, but they are easier to tow. Another nice feature is they are much, much easier to back into a camp site. Compared to a flat front trailer, the "V" lets you back that trailer in at a much sharper angle, if need be, without worrying too much about hitting the corner of the trailer with the bumper of the truck, and the visibility while backing this trailer up is excellent.
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Tom and Loreta, As far as we've been able to tell, the differences between the Windjammer and V-Lite are the manufacturers (Rockwood and Flagstaff) both owned by Forest River, and built in the same building (we watched them finish a V-Lite and then start a Windjammer in the same building on the same line last year when attending the Goshen FROG Rally. The material patterns and hardware are slightly different. The vinyl flooring is slightly different, the outside decals are different, and they are carried by different dealers...otherwise, in all ways, they looked exactly the same. We could have waited and found a dealer carrying our exact model with the recliners (and might have, had we known how much more comfortable they are!), but we wanted to be ready for that coming spring...and we didn't want to special order as we were happy with the options on the trailer as it was. Also, the dealer closest to you, with the best deals and best reputation for taking care of any problems is also important. It looks like the 2014s and maybe some of the 2013s had the air conditioning units moved back to the center living area...that makes SO much sense! IF your dealer carries units with the 13,500 btu and 15,000 btu AC, and the difference in cost for the packages isn't too high, the 15,000 btus might be a better bet, if you are going to camp in the south in the summer. We were really happy with the amount of storage in the unit. Gary added a lightweight, 5"X5" square post cover across the back bumper for the sewer hose, and a plastic double battery cover (also very lightweight) for septic hose fittings, gloves and other supplies. With those separate from other storage areas, for sanitary purposes, there is plenty of room for all we carry (and we carry a LOT). We also have a topper on the back of the truck so we have plenty of storage space, and are still within our safety weight limits. An electric tongue jack was a great addition, and hopefully is standard now...if not, they are great. We don't have the electric stabilizers, but Gary uses a lithium battery operated impact drill to lower and raise the stabilizers...it takes him less than a minute per stabilizer...although it takes me a bit longer. You may also want to ask about axle lifts, as this style unit has had some problems with the slide side riding too low and causing damage to tires or even the underside of the coach. We haven't had any problems, but are looking at installing the lifts to be on the safe side as the street/slide side seems to ride lower than the curb side. The only real downside on the storage inside is there is no coat/jacket closet when you come in....I didn't want to use the bathroom closet for that, although that may be the intention of the designers; instead, we added a dark brown (we have the dark cherry wood finish), over the door 5 hook coat holder to the front side of the living room/bathroom door. We also added an over the door 4 or 5 hook brushed nickel holder over the shower panel next to the bathroom/bedroom sliding door. They just make the everyday living more comfortable. Please keep asking any questions you still have. There are so many knowledgeable owners on this forum. If some of us don't know the answer you're looking for, there will be others who do
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Everyone here has made my day. I just purchased a 3065w Windjammer in December. It has the bedroom on a slide in the front and the V part is a huge closet. The kitchen is mid ship and the living area is in the rear with the large flat screen above the fireplace. We have the u-shaped dinette on the slide and directly across from it a couch that has an air mattress also on a slide. The slides opens up everything real nice. I am very happy to learn that they tow nice, my tow vehicle is a f250 gasser I had some concerns, but this forum has put that to rest. I have only towed it from the dealer to the storage place, it towed fine during that short trip. Outside storage is not enormous but being new to camping I probably have way too much stuff. The sewage hose storage is a concern, I was not aware that it would fit into the bumper with the 90 degree angle on one end. I will probably use one of those
PVC fence post coverings attached to the rear bumper (how do you do that )
Looking forward to more info. Thanks Chuck in Va
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Everyone here has made my day. I just purchased a 3065w Windjammer in December. It has the bedroom on a slide in the front and the V part is a huge closet. The kitchen is mid ship and the living area is in the rear with the large flat screen above the fireplace. We have the u-shaped dinette on the slide and directly across from it a couch that has an air mattress also on a slide. The slides opens up everything real nice. I am very happy to learn that they tow nice, my tow vehicle is a f250 gasser I had some concerns, but this forum has put that to rest. I have only towed it from the dealer to the storage place, it towed fine during that short trip. Outside storage is not enormous but being new to camping I probably have way too much stuff. The sewage hose storage is a concern, I was not aware that it would fit into the bumper with the 90 degree angle on one end. I will probably use one of those
PVC fence post coverings attached to the rear bumper (how do you do that )
Looking forward to more info. Thanks Chuck in Va
Chuck, congratulations on the new Windjammer. The 3-slide model open everything up and you have a great living space, but don't worry, your F250 will tow it very nicely.

The sewer hose will fit in the rear bumper, but only if you take the 90* end off.

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