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Old 09-01-2015, 10:58 AM   #1
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Anyone with a VIBE?

Well we have ordered up a 2016 VIBE 272 BHS. We can't wait for it to come in. We started out with a list of about 23 non-aluminum sided trailers.. Knocked out ones too long (over 35'), too heavy (over 7000#), too much hitch weight (Over 750#), and too small of tank sized (Under 38gal Grey).. it left us with 2. A North Trail and the VIBE. We went VIBE because of the exterior color, the interior colors, amenities, floor plan with the bathroom door on back side.. kinda cool and unique, and price. Anyone with experience with the VIBE, good or bad? How does it tow compared to a traditional trailer, as we are trading in our Aspen Trail. This one is about 500# lighter and 8 inches shorter. It also has the wide track axles.. Do those make a difference towing, and backing into tight sports? Can't wait to see that 10.7 cu.ft. fridge that this unit is coming with!!!! I hope it arrives before our next trip in 2 1/2 weeks.

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Old 09-01-2015, 01:54 PM   #2
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Did you search for posts about the Vibe? There are several - including mine.

2015 268RKS Vibe Xtreme Lite
2012 F-150 EcoSCREW Max Tow
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Old 09-03-2015, 03:18 PM   #3
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We just picked up a 22nd Looking forward to using it. Came down from a Rockwood Signature 28.5 5thwheel . Hope they start a forum specific for the Vibe's
2016 Vibe Extreme Lite 221 RBS
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Old 09-04-2015, 06:36 PM   #4
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Hi: Just picked up my new Vibe yesterday. The bunkbeds were a real attraction. I'm not home, but my wife says she can't find a ladder. Is there one hidden somewhere? Thanks!
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Old 09-17-2015, 06:05 PM   #5
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We have had our 308bhs since the end of April and live it. Our ladder was out in the open. Maybe they forgot to add it?
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Old 09-18-2015, 01:24 AM   #6
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I got my Vibe 268RKS back in early August. It's a good trailer but here are the downsides so far to be on the lookout for:
- The shape of the nose and propane platform makes it tricky to get your WD brackets in the right spot.
-Wood shavings EVERYWHERE the first time we turned the AC on
-Dinette table is narrower than the blocks it's supposed to sit on to become a bed
- The main panoramic "cordless blind" in our trailer has to be bungee'd to the curtain rod to stay up.
- Roof vent for front bed AC won't stay in
- Multiple cabinet doors having their center panel coming loose.

Aside from the few hiccups it's a been great trailer for all 3 camping trips so far and tows really nicely.
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Old 09-27-2015, 08:47 PM   #7
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The 272 has no ladder we were told that we have to buy one so I picked up a folding four step ladder for 30$ we love ours but will say just go over it before and after getting it home. Our dinette rails that hold the table so it
converts to a bed fell off they never screwed it to the studs easy fix also I took 3/4 inch oak slats cut to length stapled webbing to it on one side so they can fold up then glued anti slip matting to the other side and instead of using the table I use the slats the cushions won't slide off now like the table top allowed. I also went to our local foam and fabric shop with the bunk measurements and had 1 inch foam cut and put it under the bunk mattresses gave kids a better bed. As for your sewer pipe mine is not that far under but it you can extend it should cost next to nothing. I also took a six inch thick piece of block foam as wide as the mattress in the master bed room and put it at the head of the bed me being six 1 now have a reg size mattress cheap and easy .

Clancy vibe272bhs

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