Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-19-2016, 01:38 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Marion, IL
Posts: 460
Hello from southern Illinois

Joined up because I'm trading for a 2012 Windjammer 3001w. Looking for all the info I can find on it.
We signed a year round lease in Florida and were looking for something to park there year round. Trade is pretty much done as soon as they prove to me that everything on the trailer works.

It's a long story, but last summer I bought a new jayco 23rb. We used it a little and I lived in it for a month while working at the refinery in Wood River, IL. (I'm drawing my pension but the union calls me out to work when the active members are all working and they need someone).

23 rb was too small for me, wife, and large labrador. Also the short bed was aggravating with my feet hanging off the end.

So wife fell in love with a sunset trailer 250rb. It's great for camping around here and to live in while working. We bought it but couldn't get a decent trade so put the 23rb up for sale.

I'm trading the 23rb for the Windjammer. It wore both of us out pulling the sunset trail down to Florida this winter so we decided to get a larger unit to just leave down there and the Windjammer will be that unit.

I don't think I'd want to pull the Windjammer all over with my 1/2 ton silverado but I'm sure I can get it down to Florida one time, and move it if I need to.
__________________

__________________
KingFisher is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2016, 01:39 PM   #2
I go RV'ing not Camping
 
jgourlie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Lethbridge, Ab, Canada
Posts: 1,474
Welcome to the forum
__________________

__________________
312QBUD Owners Thread
2015 Wildwood Heritage Glen 312QBUD
2000 Chev 2500 Extended Cab 6 Liter
1400lbs Equal-i-zer Hitch
jgourlie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2016, 03:01 PM   #3
Georgia Frog Rally 2018
 
aceinspp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: GA
Posts: 10,653
Welcome to the forum and the V-nose group. its a nice tt and should serve you well. I hope it came with the two AC as you will need in FL. Enjoy Later RJD
__________________
2015 35 FT V-Lite 30WRLIKS Diamond Package
2015 Chevy 2500 6.0 4:10 gearing.
Days camped in 2016 58
Days camped so far 2017 62
aceinspp is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2016, 03:09 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
VizJedi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Outside StL
Posts: 208
Welcome to the forums.

I like your idea of 2 campers. The Florida drive gets old every year and not towing would be great.

I don't know anything about the Windjammer, but thought I'd say Hi from S. IL. Not sure where you stay when not in WoodRiver, but I'm a little east in Edwardsville.

j
__________________
2016 Coachmen Chaparral 390QSMB
2011 F350- CC, DRW, LB, PSD

2016 nights camped: 40
2017 nights camped: 16
2017 nights reserved: 30
VizJedi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2016, 03:23 PM   #5
Georgia Frog Rally 2018
 
aceinspp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: GA
Posts: 10,653
You also better have a good WDH even for the one time tow as you will need it. Later RJD
__________________
2015 35 FT V-Lite 30WRLIKS Diamond Package
2015 Chevy 2500 6.0 4:10 gearing.
Days camped in 2016 58
Days camped so far 2017 62
aceinspp is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2016, 03:33 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Marion, IL
Posts: 460
Quote:
Originally Posted by VizJedi View Post
Welcome to the forums.

I like your idea of 2 campers. The Florida drive gets old every year and not towing would be great.

I don't know anything about the Windjammer, but thought I'd say Hi from S. IL. Not sure where you stay when not in WoodRiver, but I'm a little east in Edwardsville.

j
My home is in Marion, IL.

When at the refinery I prefer to stay at Bethmor Mobile Home Park in Bethalto, only 6 miles from the refinery and $325 per month.

I had to stay 2 weeks at the Red Barn Rendezvous campground at Edwardsville for 2 weeks last fall until there was an opening at Bethmor and it cost me a little over $200 per week, plus farther to work.

Either place beats a motel though.
__________________
KingFisher is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2016, 03:35 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Marion, IL
Posts: 460
Quote:
Originally Posted by aceinspp View Post
You also better have a good WDH even for the one time tow as you will need it. Later RJD
Jayco wdh only had 8,000 pound bars on it (so I couldn't use it) so I'm making a deal with the dealer to put a heavier hitch on the windjammer. Going to use my sway control from the jayco.
__________________
KingFisher is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2016, 06:32 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 9,505
Welcome from Wisconsin.
__________________
Wiscampsin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2016, 09:35 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Marion, IL
Posts: 460
Windjammer 3001W is now at my home, still hooked to truck. Electric tongue jack broke on the guy while he was putting on the wdh so I got a new one for free, luckily he wasn't hurt. They also put in a new main power connection cause they found a crack in the old one.

Need to buy some treated leveling and pad lumber and then move it into my shop, where it will stay till I take it to Florida.
__________________

__________________
2012 Windjammer 3001W
2016 Sunset Trail Super Lite 250RB-For Sale
2015.5 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LTZ crew cab Z71 4x4
KingFisher is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:06 PM.