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Old 02-15-2016, 11:08 AM   #241
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Hello, my wife and I are thinking of purchasing the 2016 27rr. I noticed a few people have said they haul their side x side in it. When measuring the height of the rear door, it appears as some side x sides will not fit, and others will be VERY close to hitting. Can anyone speak to this? For now we'll be hauling a motorcycle, but have discussed going 4 wheeling in the future.

We are new to the travel trailer/toy hauler scene, so I'm also wondering what other immediate costs should I be aware of for extra things we'll need to purchase? For example, do we need a sewer hose, specific chemicals for the toilet etc? There's a lot of really good information on here, and I really appreciate any advice.

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2 25' Water hoses (white)
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Then you add things like awning mats, foldable tables, chairs grills, fuses, extensions cords for cooking outside plus all the stuff to cook and clean. I bet before we took our first trip, I spent somewhere in the $500 range on new stuff, and we had quite a bit of stuff from previous camping adventures and old kitchen stuff.
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Old 02-17-2016, 05:51 AM   #242
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Thanks for the advice! So we've decided we are going with the 27rr! Super excited! Two additional questions came up. First is about the anti sway weight dist hitch. The dealer said the one they use is $650 installed. Doesnt sound too bad with having it installed before i take the camper home so that would be nice. He said the brand but i was driving so i couldnt write it down but said its like the reese. Is there anything is should look out for or be aware of in regards to the hitch? Im pulling with a chevy avalanche half ton. So when the trailer is fully loaded we might be getting close to the towing limits. My other question is about purchasing an extended warranty. If we bought it we would go with tbe 7 yr warranty. Has anyone needed to use an extended warranty or wished they had one?

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Old 02-17-2016, 06:57 AM   #243
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I have a Tundra towing a 26rr and have the Equalizer brand hitch. It works very well and in the several thousand miles so far it has performed very well.


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Old 02-17-2016, 01:41 PM   #244
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I haven't picked my 27RR up yet, but I am having him install an Equalizer WDH when I get there. Got it for $450 installed.
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Old 02-17-2016, 02:06 PM   #245
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I got the 27rr I also got the equalizer wdh. You will have to readjust it once you get home and load tt. It is easy though . My 16 27rr is going back to factory for several issues but the one you may want to watch on the frame where the safety chains are attached the hitch rubs on chains .
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Old 02-17-2016, 02:55 PM   #246
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Get those chains checked & if necessary moved. I'm the one who blew the whistle on this issue. Look at the very top link when the TV is at an angle to the TT.


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Old 02-17-2016, 02:58 PM   #247
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Mine crushed my chains pretty good. Very poor location for the chains, even if they do not hit anything... The point of the chains is to catch the trailer if it lets go. Kinda hard when they are next to each other. They SHOULD be at least a foot apart to get a good cross.
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Old 02-17-2016, 03:13 PM   #248
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FR continues to deny that this is a problem. I changed hitches because of it and still need to move my chains. It's a big PIA. I went with husky centerline the hitch head is not as wide but still pinches not as bad. I just need to get gains moved this spring. I went back and forth between Lippert, FR, and the manufacture of the equalizer. Of course changing out hitches was a cost I was not liking.
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Old 02-17-2016, 03:15 PM   #249
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I even got to the point of getting it to a FR dealer to move the chains and when I went to pick up the dealer did not do it. They refused even though Forrest river and Lippert said they could do it like riderblokes.
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