New Cherokee 274RK owner
Hello all. My name is Nick. My girlfriend and I just ordered a 2015 Cherokee 274RK from the local rv dealer. It is our first brand new camper but not our first camper. We started with a Viking pop up (doesn't everybody?) three years ago. A year later we sold the pu and purchased a super clean 2002 Mallard 25J travel trailer. "The Mighty Duck" as I named it was our summer away home for the past two years. We never had any plans of getting anything else until we toured the Cherokee at a local rv show last Sunday. We instantly fell in love with it and put money down to order one. I just brought The Duck home from storage today (on one of the coldest days on record -6 with -20 windchills outside currently) as I have it sold to its new owners who want to come pick it up this Saturday.
I have a 2014 Silverado 1500 with an L83 engine and Z85 towing package with the factory trailer brake controller. I use a Reese dual cam setup with 1200 lb bars to hook everything up. I'm a seasoned tow'er (sounds right, right? lol) as I have been towing trailers since I could drive. I pull a 4500 lb snowmobile trailer around in our Michigan winters too. I would be lying if I said I wasn't a little apprehensive about how the new trailer is going to pull. 8,000 in place of 5,000 is a sizable jump. All should be fine as I will just take my time. First trip is already planned for Memorial Day which will take us about 150 miles from home to Northern Michigan.
I can't wait to look around the forum and learn as I go. As you could guess by my screen name, I am a GM certified master tech by trade. Today I ride a desk helping other GM dealership techs diagnose GM vehicle chassis and electrical systems. Hopefully I can be of some help to others here in those areas as well.