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Old 05-29-2013, 09:26 PM   #1
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Hi folks! I have been signed up to this forum for a little while and I now would like to introduce my self. My wife and I just bought a new V-Lite 30WFKSS With the Diamond package. We traded our 26fb Colorado that we owned for ten years. We have been camping for over 40 years and have owned 7 different campers from an 8 foot slide in truck camper, Coleman popup, and 5 different travel trailers. We love our new V-lite, my wife really likes the front kitchen. My TV is a 2003 Dodge 1500 4wd with the Hemi that I bought new. It has the 392 gears, and factory tow mirrors. I recently added all new slotted brake rodors, new 3" exhaust system including a free flowing performance cat. and performance muffler, An A&E cold air intake and Air Lift air bags. I use an Equalizer 4 point hitch with 1200lb bars. I realize this is a lot of camper for a half ton but I hope the mods. will help. The Colorado weighed only 200 lbs less and we drove it form Indiana to South Carolina 5 times without the mods. Next week we are going to take the V-Lite there so I'll see how it goes! This is a great forum and I reed it often. Thanks for listening and tell me what you think of my mods to the truck and add suggestions if you want!

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Old 05-29-2013, 10:27 PM   #2
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Don't know much about trucks but I'll look up your camper ~ I love end kitchens too!

Wishing you & DW lots of good camping this summer

Wow ~ nice finishes~ one person kitchen but tons of storage. Looks very well thought out Congrats!

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Old 05-29-2013, 10:42 PM   #3
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Bolt Guy,Welcome,are you a Frog,are you going to Goshen? Youroo!!
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:13 AM   #4
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Welcome Bolt Guy!

DH and I looked at the V-Lite with the nose kitchen...I was absolutely amazed at how well they fit the kitchen into the V...thought I wanted *that* TT


We walked in to the one right next to it (link below) and saw the bathroom in the V. We'd been plodding around RV lots all, sweaty, tired....I stepped in to the one we now own, did a walk through and said....OK honey let's go find a salesman...this is the one.

Ours has (IIRC) the Platinum Package. I think, other than the floor plan yours and ours are identical.

We're sittin on ready, rockin on go....gonna launch 'er tomorrow! Short shakedown trip about 40 miles away.

Aren't these things amazing??? Demo tech asked us...."you guys gonna camp in this, or live in it?" We could have answered BOTH!

OK, so I went off on a snoopy happy dance again. Congrats on your new toy!

If age is a state of mind, and I've lost my mind, I'm AGELESS, right?
Give me 40 acres and I'll turn this rig around:
Flagstaff 5er 2014 8528 IKWS, Platinum Package, Regency Interior "Buffy"
F250 Super Duty 2013 Tuxedo Black "Biff"
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:50 AM   #5
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Hello and welcome to the forum, Bolt guy.
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:19 AM   #6
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Welcome and enjoy the new rig.
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Prior: Jayco Pop Up, Shasta Bunkhouse, Rockwood 2560G Pop Up
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:58 AM   #7
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Welcome...question, have you seen a difference with the slotted rotors?
I've researched the benefits of slots but curious what users think about them.

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Old 05-30-2013, 08:34 PM   #8
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I noticed the slotted rotors kept the brakes a little more solid in the mountains when brakes tend to get hot. Had an emergency stop in a tunnel half way down the mountain and she stopped! Had to throw away those underwear!
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:49 PM   #9
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Not a Frog yet but will check it out. How do you join?
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:49 PM   #10
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Congrats on your new TT and welcome to the V-Lite family!

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