Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-04-2015, 11:08 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 20
25 WB LE opinions

Well my wife and i got to look at a new 25 WB LE the other day and it seems to check most of our boxes ( walk around bed being the biggie ). We will use the unit for week long vacations with our son who is currently 8 months old. Plan on hauling paddle boards , bikes, kayaks, and sometimes a 4 seater golf cart. The unit will be garaged and because of this I suspect the life expectancy should increase - can I get 15-20 yrs out of this unit? Can anyone offer any opinions or advice on this unit or a similar sized WNP unit. The prices seem to be reasonable from what I have seen.
__________________

__________________
TXsurfer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2015, 12:30 PM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 20
Also can you add folding factory couches at the dealer - in this situation we'd like a couch/bed in place of the recliners
__________________

__________________
TXsurfer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2015, 02:20 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Keystone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: South Central MN
Posts: 307
Quote:
can I get 15-20 yrs out of this unit?

Take care of it you could get 20 years out of it. I plan to get that much out of mine.
__________________

2015 W&P 25CB/ 2011 F250 6.7L Diesel
2015 HD FLRT/2009 HD XL1200L


US Army, 1979-1990 95BZ6
Keystone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2016, 06:28 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Retired JSO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: NE Florida
Posts: 340
We got ours last week and have been building shelves, and loading our gear for our first trip the first of next month. I still have to install TV brackets in the bedroom and living area. We sized way down from a 40' motorhome that was eating our lunch every week. I've had it on shore power all week. The fridge freezer is at -4F and the fridge area is at 38F.. The water heater, Atwood 6 gal works fine and the full size queen bed seems ok for us. I wish we had a regular oven too. We will take our EZGO gas golf cart with us along with a !3' kayak.
__________________
Retired JSO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2016, 08:27 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Retired JSO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: NE Florida
Posts: 340
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByForest River Forums1456708878.351386.jpg
Views:	111
Size:	101.5 KB
ID:	100690. Loaded for our first trip. We towed it yesterday 25 miles. Pulled ok with 2013 Silverado 1500 z-71, 5.3 , Blue ox sway pro 1500. Towed at 65 mph most of the trip. Transmission temp @158 max. I have p 265 tires but have ordered LT 265 to boost rear capacity. I can give an update around 3/12/16.
__________________
Retired JSO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2016, 11:01 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Retired JSO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: NE Florida
Posts: 340
After our recent trip towing our new 25WB for a weekend get away we had to get a larger truck. The Silverado towed great with the ST tires we had just bought however, as the outside temperature approached 80 degrees, the transmission temperature went above 203 even with the extra cooling package. The truck stayed in 4th gear sometimes dropping to 3rd and as a result, the mileage dropped to about 5 mpg. The trailer was loaded as usual along with our gas EZGO cart.
__________________
Retired JSO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2016, 11:09 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Cajun Style's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 258
What truck you ended up with?


Harry-O
__________________
Cajun Style is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2016, 03:56 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Retired JSO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: NE Florida
Posts: 340
We ended up with an 2016 F250, 6.2 gas 3:73 rear crew cab XLT trim. Standard trailer brake controller 10,000 GVW package FX4 shift on the fly SAT RADIO, XLT value package, was $47K. Whole different ballgame now.
__________________
Retired JSO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2016, 02:48 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Cajun Style's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 258
Yeah, Nice truck lots of power


Harry-O
__________________
Cajun Style is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2016, 02:52 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Cajun Style's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 258
I'm looking at the 25 WAB.


Harry-O
__________________

__________________
Cajun Style is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:59 AM.