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Old 04-15-2016, 07:09 AM   #141
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2 5/16th ball is what you are looking for. I would suggest one with a 14,000lb capacity or larger.



The 10,000lbs capacity balls are a little to close to the max weight of the trailer for my liking.



I have the 14,000lbs equalizer ball.



Hope that helps


Thanks! Will be purchasing in a month or so and am looking at picking up some of the necessities here and there.
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Old 04-15-2016, 08:29 AM   #142
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Thanks, talked to my dealer they recommend not installing one because they said it is hard to verify if the bracing was installed.


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Mine came with a ladder and I am on the roof at least one on every trip. I always sweep off the top of the slide before bringing them in. From what I understand it that the braces are built into all of the unit. If your dealer is hesitant to install, call Forest River about the bracing and locations and any other advise. I believe the braces are there, but before putting screw into the back end.... make sure where 'there' is....
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Old 04-15-2016, 12:46 PM   #143
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I weigh 285 and have had zero issues with the ladder
That's whay I weigh also, for some reason i get nervous everytime I use it...could be I am scared of heights too
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Old 04-17-2016, 01:24 PM   #144
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FR MOD of sorts - adding an island that is a stand alone - anyone else try this?

At the dealer we were offered to purchase a stand alone kitchen island, since there is so little counter top and storage in the kitchen of the Wildwood 31KQTBS, theirs was extremely expensive and without cabinets which was one of the reasons I wanted one size 14" wide and 36" long, so we purchased one from Wayfair, 14" wide, 42" long - my question is, has anyone else tried this? Did it work? How do you keep it in place for travel, wheels have stoppers on them but I don't know if this is stable enough. Dealership said it could be put into the u-dinette to travel, or into bedroom. We know it will fit well, my worry is keeping it where it is put during travel. HELP?? SUGGESTIONS??
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At the dealer we were offered to purchase a stand alone kitchen island, since there is so little counter top and storage in the kitchen of the Wildwood 31KQTBS, theirs was extremely expensive and without cabinets which was one of the reasons I wanted one size 14" wide and 36" long, so we purchased one from Wayfair, 14" wide, 42" long - my question is, has anyone else tried this? Did it work? How do you keep it in place for travel, wheels have stoppers on them but I don't know if this is stable enough. Dealership said it could be put into the u-dinette to travel, or into bedroom. We know it will fit well, my worry is keeping it where it is put during travel. HELP?? SUGGESTIONS??


Can you turn it over on its side when you travel? How tall is it?
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My first thought was there is no way it would fit. Once I realized it has wheels that is a different story. I can only think of a couple places. On its side in the dinette as mentioned or at the front door. Front door seems the best spot to me
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it is 36" tall, and we were thinking of adding some extremely well mounted hooks into some wall area or into floor ( so nit sure if even possible) , and using secure tie downs over it or around it to secure it during travel. Since the dealer showed us theirs, I was hoping someone had done this before but so far haven't found anyone who has. May or may not be able to do this.
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what we were told, was to keep it towards front of trailer while traveling, for weight reasons, but other than that, I am not sure. I found a round piece that has a hook lower than the level of the round surround, about 5 inches round, looks secure, wouldn't be a hazard while not in use, someone else used it in the floor to secure something they were using, but that's about it so far.
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Old 04-24-2016, 07:38 PM   #150
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OK so we just got back from our second trip with the 312. Taking it Wednesday to the dealer for warranty work. Outside speakers decided not to work, bathroom doorknob pulled off. Drawer stop fell into drawer during transport, and where awning meets trailer leaks right down onto outdoor TV mount. Going to use the warranty for what it's worth.
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