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Old 09-26-2012, 01:01 AM   #1
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Greetings from California's Gold Coast. While I'm not an owner yet, I'm definitely considering the 27HFS. Trying to figure out apart from the rig itself, what other things will be necessary? WDH, Brake Controller, Generator, and ???

Thanks and glad to be here! :-D
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:17 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forums! And a big thank you for serving our country.
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:44 AM   #3
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Welcome to FRF, from a former Camarillian!
lived there for 17 years.

what kind of trailer and brand is the 27HFS?
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:03 AM   #4
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Hi BikenDan,
Thanks for the warm welcome.

Actually live in Camarillo Springs. Used to live out at CSUCI which as you remember was the old State Mental Hospital (the Original Hotel California).

The 27HFS is a Forest River Hyperlite XLR toyhauler. A really nice rig. I'm particularly fond of having the rear garage area separate from the living/kitchen area. One slide out.

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Old 09-26-2012, 10:34 AM   #5
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HAH! that's where i worked. i still have friends that were able to get jobs with the Univ., but unfortunately, 90% had to move away when it closed.
worked for the Fire Dept. out there until they closed the station.
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:43 AM   #6
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Well, you'll be happy to know that it has not burned down. Many of the same buildings are there with the courtyards locked up and bars still on the windows. Kind of eerie walking by them in the evenings. The new houses they built for faculty are pretty nice, but not enough faculty wanted to live on campus so they opened it up to rentals and other purchasers. That road into the campus from Lewis is now repaved and very smooth.

When did you live there last?

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Old 09-26-2012, 08:04 PM   #7
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we moved to Napa in 2003. rented our house for a couple of years and sold it right before the housing crash.

i've been out there a few times since i left. but it just got too painful because a lot of people there had their lives turned upside down.
when i moved to Napa, i found other fellow "refugees" here.

i do really miss surfing at Neptune's Net and mtn. biking in Sycamore Canyon.
we would have never left if i could have found another state job in the area.
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Greetings from California's Gold Coast. While I'm not an owner yet, I'm definitely considering the 27HFS. Trying to figure out apart from the rig itself, what other things will be necessary? WDH, Brake Controller, Generator, and ???

Thanks and glad to be here! :-D
As far as the extra you need...the list is endless! But for now, you'll probably also need a sway control.
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Dodge Ram w/ cummins will be a good idea, LOL
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