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Old 11-13-2009, 08:22 PM   #1
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Question * Looking at r.pod *

Just joined the Forest River Forums and considering buying a new r.pod 172T.
Mostly just wife and myself, 2 small dogs, and occasionally a grandchild.
Diverse use. Short stays at the Oregon Coast and fast cross country trips to Virginia.
Any users that could give some info and opinion on how they handle, stop, comfort level in general.
Thanks, Bob S.: Eugene, OR.

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Old 11-13-2009, 10:10 PM   #2
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Well the spec's say it's a nice lightweight trailer, 18 ft. long, gross weight slightly over 3000 pounds, hitch weight between 200 and 300 pounds. Now that we have the trailer numbers out of the way, what are you going to be towing it with? Don't need a 3/4 ton truck, but your tow vehicle will determine how comfortable those cross country trips may be. I personally wouldn't tow it, or any camper except maybe a pop-up, with a 4 cylinder or a front wheel drive cross country, regardless of what the salesman said. That's my opinion, your mileage may vary.
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