Originally Posted by ednotes
Boy, it seems like a shame that they charge so much for these trailers and you still need to do alot of home improvements.
Some of what I decided to do was to improve for comfort or convenience... and a few are preventative maintenance. I don't really know how FR compares to others, such as KZ MKT... but workmanship is terrible. (2012 models have some features that are standard that I added the the 21RR or will need to add) I don't want to start a complaint string, but it is ridiculous. Are you interested in weights and capacities? Get the data from you truck and plug them into the form at this link:
Travel Trailer Weight Calculator
I figure me and the homemaker setting out with a 650# bike and what I estimate we will be caring would be something like 6000 to 6100 #s. The 19RR is about 400#s less. I travel as light as possible and less than 12 gallons of fresh water. My 9500# rated Silverado can only tow 7400#... and that is with properly adjusted WDH, but I really wouldn't want a camper to weigh over 6000# if traveling out West where grades can go as high as 14% (or more).
I sort of knew some of the 21RR short-comings, but since I paid $13K, I figured I could spend a little and improve it myself.