Originally Posted by ChipBruce
Emm-dee: Yup! You got us all excited. I would love to have this option on my 26rr. Actually, my dogs would love this option on my 26rr. One of these days I will upgrade. For now, ......
I looked at the 26RR mainly because it had the same floorplan as the Vengeance. I had narrowed my search to those two units because of the separate bedroom feature (usually only available in 5th wheel units).
The patio rail system was also a requirement for me (or, as others have mentioned, for the dogs). I had a couple of dealers tell me that FR included the patio system at no charge on all Vengeance units that were ordered from September to December. Normally, it's a $1,150 option. I asked two different dealers about the option for the 26RR and they said they had not heard of it. Both were supposed to check with FR for availability but I never heard back from them. (I'm learning RV dealers aren't much different than car dealers and airplane dealers
The Vengeance empty weight is 1,500 pounds more than the 26RR. The ramp door on the Vengeance is very heavy but I don't know if that is a factor in the weigh difference. The overall trailer is 1.5 feet higher and five inches wider but I don't know how much that affects weight.
Getting the actual patio door panels should be easy (they're all over the internet with Googling) but I think the biggest problem would be determining the weight capacity of the door (Vengeance is placarded at 2,000 pounds). Another issue would be placement of the support cables. On mine, the cables (pretty big ones) attach close to the end of the door. I'm sure there's some hefty bracing at that point because there is a lot of weight on those cables when they are supporting the door.