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Old 07-30-2015, 09:24 AM   #11
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I have a Sromburg up front on mine with a 100 lb generator on it works well. You need to replace gas bottle covers with a soft cover or take out rivets and place clips on.
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Old 07-30-2015, 12:16 PM   #12
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He's fortunate that his battery is in front of his propane tanks. I don't believe that would have worked on my Roo 19, with the battery in the back. His tongue appears to be longer, too. Also, with my bunk down, there was only about an inch or two (just enough to open the cover to get to the valves) between the tank cover and the bunk. (I installed a window in my tank cover so I could see what the auto regulator was doing, because you couldn't look down into the top opening with the bunk down.)
Yep. Even in the video I don't see that the bed could fold down but it may be the angles. I would definitely want to do all the measurements before I went with any of the options. At least the Avrika has some ability to adjust the fit (in/out, height, etc.) but as you say I don't know if it is enough to accommodate both the tanks and the bed. It would be nice to see pictures from someone who has tried it. I need to make a trip over to the trailer this weekend to install my WDH. Maybe I'll take some measurements afterwards as that could impact how I would install any of these options.
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Old 07-30-2015, 11:56 PM   #13
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Measured the clearance (height) on our 2016 23IKSS from the top of my tongue jack to the bed when deployed. 8.5". (The cover for the propane tanks is about a 1/2 inch lower so the issue would be the tongue jack.) Now I just need to find out if that is enough clearance with one of these bike rack gizmos fold down or whatever. But at least I have something to work with.
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Old 07-31-2015, 06:44 AM   #14
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Holy cow you have 8 inches between the bunk and jack? That seems crazy. Electric or manual? Maybe it is model differences but I bet I don't have more than an inch or two. My dk does seem to angle up as it moves toward the tongue but I assumed this was due to the frame differences.
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Old 07-31-2015, 10:40 AM   #15
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Holy cow you have 8 inches between the bunk and jack? That seems crazy. Electric or manual?
Electric. I suspect it is model differences.
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Old 08-01-2015, 02:49 PM   #16
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It wont work if you have a bed that comes down. It is very high.
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Old 08-01-2015, 02:55 PM   #17
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i'd be very interested in this until i found this statement:

Non-Compatible Weight Distribution Systems
Out of the hundreds of Weight Distribution systems out there almost all are compatible with the UP N Front mounting system. The main rule of thumb is that if the WD mounting bracket bolts on rather than clamping on, it isn’t going to be compatible. Below is a short list of known WD mounting systems that are not compatible with the UP N Front base mount. These are ALL good WD systems but just not compatible with UP N Front. All others, the clamp on style, are OK and will not interfere with the install.
Andersen ‘No-Sway’ Weight Distribution Hitch Andersen WD Hitch (ALL)
Blue Ox SwayPro Bolt-On Latch Weight Distributing Hitch (ALL, Clamp on Style is OK)
CURT 17500 TruTrack Trunnion Bar Weight Distribution Hitch with Active Sway Control (Bolt on ONLY, Clamp on Style is OK)
Eaz-Lift by CAMCO Trekker Weight Distributing Hitch with Adaptive Sway Control (ALL, Bent Bar Ready-to-Tow Weight Distributing Hitch Kits are OK)
Equal-i-zer – Equalizer Hitch (ALL)
Fastway Trunnion Weight Distribution Hitch (ALL)
Fastway e2 Series 2-Point Sway Hitch (ALL)
Fastway Round Bar Weight Distribution Hitch (ALL)
Husky 31390 Center Line Head Assembly
Reese Light-Duty Weight Distributing Kit (Single Bar) for A-Frame Trailers (Bolt on ONLY, Clamp on Style is OK)
Reese 66152 Weight Distribution Kit (Bolt on ONLY, Clamp on Style is OK)

pretty much eliminates a lot of good and popular WDHs out there.
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Old 08-01-2015, 07:34 PM   #18
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pretty much eliminates a lot of good and popular WDHs out there.
I was going to say, "What's left?"
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I was going to say, "What's left?"
I know.
And I had to laugh reading the statement preceding the list, "almost all are compatible with the Up n' Front"
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I do not use a weight distribution so that will not impact me. Still deciding between this model and the Arvika. Was hopeful somebody has one they could comment
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