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Old 03-07-2012, 10:45 AM   #11
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Okay guys and gals we finally got our new W&P 27ULPS. The delivery company had to fight bad snow and wind across I-80 coming out west her to Utah but they all got here safe. I think in the end we may be the 2nd or 3rd W&P pulling around this area? The trailer is beautiful, love love love the separate garage. I too wish the under belly was insulated and I as well have seen better quality in a variety of toy haulers. But in the end the price put a smile on my face. We were concerned about our new 2011 F150 6.2 pulling this trailer and maybe (like it was said above) it looks good on paper, ultimately we went out and got the F350 6.8 diesel. Wow the truck is amazing and pulls the 27 foot with ease (no white knuckle driving for us). I will pull it across a scale next week on our way to the sand dunes in Kanab Utah fully loaded to get an idea of exactly what all the weights are front to rear. The garage is completely taken up with a Polaris XP 900, I can put 35 gal of fuel in on board fuel station and 80 gal of fresh water. I am thinking the trailer will be pushing 9,500 lbs. Here is a picture to enjoy.


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Old 03-07-2012, 11:01 AM   #12
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Here is the XP in the garage.
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:49 AM   #13
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Nice rig !!! Congratulations , enjoy it
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:03 PM   #14
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Yes nice rig and nice truck too! I had to look up that model and it has the separte garage with sliding glass door? I also like the new floor covering.

I found that Delta makes a great aluminum Diamond plate box that fits perfect on the generator tongue rack and it's angled like the tongue. I put four deep cycle batteries in it plus a shelf to hold hoses and electrical cord.

I have done a bunch of little mods on mine, I am sure you will as well. I will throw in a few pics of mine




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Old 03-08-2012, 09:51 AM   #15
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WOW Love the diamond plate box, I will have to get one and very sweet set up Truck and Trailer. Like the bike too. Yes we have already gone through and made some upgrades and small changes. The sliding glass door is nice, helps let more light in with the floor being darker. Thanks for the pictures love them.
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:03 AM   #16
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Well, how was the first trip?
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:32 AM   #17
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New to RV's

Hello all!

Just picked up my first RV ever- Forest River WP 18 EC and looking forward to taking it out on a trial run. Any suggestions me being my first time ? Lessons learned etc? Thanks!
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:37 PM   #18
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Well congrats! I would make a check list on everything you think you might need. I think I would camp in the front yard first. If it's your first RV ever make sure you have the essentials for connecting to shore power and water. 30/50amp power cord, Fresh water hose, water tank filler hose. Fill up your holding tanks with fresh water and then do a practic dump. It's better to practice with nice clean water if you know what I mean?....

Fire up your furnace, hot water heater and AC to make sure they are good to go.

You can google for a RV check list there are a bunch of them out there..

Just a few
Initial inventory checklist before your first trip
A checklist of common RV essentials
RV supplies checklist
Essential checklist for outfitting your rig

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Old 03-26-2012, 11:05 AM   #19
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Okay, my report from the first outing...
Fist the trailer pulled awesome. I loaded it completely full, fresh water, gasoline, gear, toy and all the misc BBQ, food, clothing and stuff. :-) On the way out I pulled across a scale which I would recommend everyone to do, it gives you some great information. My scale reading was: Steer Axle=5060 lb, Drive Axle=4260 lb, Trailer Axle=9300 lb, Gross Weight 18620 lb... Wow I had no idea I was moving this much weight. Kind of gives you a new perspective on the responsibility you have while out on the road. Any way the trailer can max out at 10,000 and the truck maxes out at 22,500. As we got set up and ready to stay the 3 nights and 4 days in a dry camp all went well, the expected high was 70 and the low was 28. Propane was full and battery charged. First night thermostat set to 60 everyone tucked in and sleeping. At 3am I was woken up by the refrigeration unit and radio face blinking on and off because there was very low input from the 12 volt battery, needless to say the furriness fan was not blowing because it also works on 12 volts ( it was reading 42) Brrrrr. So the battery was completely drained... I had an emergency jumper battery that I was able to hook to the outside battery and get the temp back up. We had a generator so when quite hour was over I turned it on for most the day to charge the battery up. Well it happened the next tight as well. We cut our trip short because the temps were getting colder and it's not fun keeping warm with now battery power. After we got home I really dug into the electrical system. I found every GND connection was loose or not crimped very good at all. So now I have 2 batteries running in parallel and all my GND's and POS are checked and tight. I think most people know a bad GND will kill your battery.

We went out again dry camping 2 night 3 days and the batteries were perfect! Never got cold in the trailer and battery levels never dropped below good. As a new trailer owner with a new trailer I don't think you should have to check these kinds of things but this is my first and if I could give any new comer advise - (don't depend on anyone to do it right for you) if you have the god given gift to be able to fix it yourself do a complete double check on all vital systems on your trailer.

Now I feel confident to take our W&P anywhere...
Dry camping


New Double battery set up.
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:58 PM   #20
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2010 30WR New owner need electrical help.

All outlets forward of the garage bulkhead are DEAD... Is there a GFCI reset somewhere other than the breaker at the panel? The microwave outlet is hot but, is on a different circuit. Is there a wiring schematic available? 3 days ownership, camped 2 nights in 2012. Thanks...
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