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Old 07-21-2012, 09:04 PM   #1
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Windjammer 2102 ?

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I am looking at a Windjammer 2102 and was just wondering if anyone has one that can tell me the good and bad about them. [ wife just fell in love with it ]
Do they tow easy, quality are they prone to leaks or slide problems ....etc
Tow vehicle is a 05 Chevy extended cab 5.3 v8 3.73 rear end automatic 4x4
Also I assume you can just use a regular WD hitch with it?
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It is a used unit
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:14 PM   #2
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Hello...We don't have the model you're looking at so I can't speak to it specifically, but we do have the 3008, which we absolutely love. No issues with towing. Tows just like our previous flat front TT, no worse, no better, feels the same. Don't think they are any more prone to leaks than any other model. We are in our 2nd season with ours, and we've never experienced a leak issue with either of our slides. We use the 12k Equalizer WDH with 4 pt sway control and it performs flawlessly. Hope it helps. Best of luck!
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Old 07-21-2012, 11:28 PM   #3
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Like Kamp K; we have the 3008 model and we love the TT. We use the 10K Equalizer WDH with 4pt sway control and it pulls just fine. We did have a small issue with some excess material on the roof that was quickly fixed and never had any leaks. Warranty work--dealer removed a piece of trim, pulled the material tight and glued it down, cut of the excess and but the trim back. We are in our second season with the unit and love it as much as the day we bought it.

We started out pulling with 2009 Silverado with the 5.3 and I felt the truck was a little over matched by the weight. Mine was a 2WD truck. I now use a Ford Ecoboost and it pulls the Windjammer with zero issues.

Let us know what model you are considering.
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Old 07-22-2012, 02:48 AM   #4
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We have had a 2102 for two years and have gone from Norcal to Central Fla twice with it and used it on rallys in Fla with few issues.

Had to get a bigger PU after the first year mainly because we loaded our low mileage 2006 F150 5.4 L with a camper shell to the max. It only had a 4 spd and no tow/haul and was nearly always hunting for a lower gear. Got a Dodge Diesel 3500 but a 3/4 ton 5.4 L or so with a 6 spd would probably work fine with a 2102.

We just use a standard 7000# WD hitch and it works fine.

The rear slide interior support needs to be beefed up and supports added under the bed on the interior (and probably the exterior).

My wife now wants the larger model (3008) for the side slides and increased width while I like the 25' length of the 2102 versus the 35' of the 3008. (she doesn't drive the rig)

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Old 07-22-2012, 03:33 PM   #5
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Old car the model we are looking at is the Windjammer 2102 the wife feel in love with the floor plan and hugh bathroom. I am just not sure I like the idea of a slide
Chuckinca are you saying that my truck won't tow this model ? i see you upgraded to a 3500 CTD I really hope I won't need one of those for a 21 foot trailer ...lol [or a 3/4 ton either]
My truck is just a chevy 1500 5.3 v8 with the tow package [ it has the tow haul button ]
The yellow weight stickers on all the newer trailers now are suppose to be accurate I thought. just minus propane and battery? If I remember right it said 4700 lbs and around 1900 in max cargo for a total of 6600. I can say now that we don't lug 1900 extra pounds with us which does sound heavy for a 21 foot trailer or 24 foot extended.
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Tugger, you shouldn't have any issues pulling the 21 foot trailer. Mine starts out at 7000 pounds empty so my 5.3 was a little over matched. 6600 pounds is under your truck rating and should handle it.

What are your concerns with a slide? They offer more internal space while keeping the actual towing unit smaller. We have two side slides and no issues (at least not so far).
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My concern with the slide is seals, leaks,slide motor problems....etc
The rear slide interior support needs to be beefed up and supports added under the bed on the interior (and probably the exterior).
This was a concern also but I thought I read somewhere they are rated for a 1000 lbs? do they sag with weight..
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:19 PM   #8
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I cant help you much on the windjammer but just wanted to welcome you to FRF !
good luck in your hunting of a unit !
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:06 PM   #9
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tugger, can't speak to the model you are looking at. I have not heard of issues with this particular model like you do with some of the hybrids that have some leakage issues on the canvas portion. Every trailer will have issues but there are a lot of trailers out there with slides and many happy campers. Again, so far so good with our two slide unit. I lubricate the seals often, and the slide tracks too.
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tugger, I lubricate the seals often, and the slide tracks too.
I was advised to lubricate Spring (1st day of camping) & Fall (last day of camping/winterizing) with silicon. Nothing was said about the slide track which looks clean. What do you put on it & how often?

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