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Old 08-28-2011, 11:10 PM   #11
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Hello! How do you like your Shasta trailer?
We just purchased our first travel trailer and chose the Shasta Revere 21FBS LE
it's heavier that say a Jayco but the truck can handle it. About the same weight as the jayco jayfeather 24 feet but I didnd't want or need that large a trailer, there is just two of us. the smaller jayco didn't have a slideout and we really wanted a slideout. My brother in law sold travel trailers a few years ago and told me to stay away from light trailers. Are the conventional built trailers better or just heavier?
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Old 08-29-2011, 11:54 AM   #12
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Congrats on your new trailer and welcome to the forum! We need more Shasta owners! I am trying to get the administrator to start our own section.
Typically lighter trailers are lighter because of the lighter materials used. Depending on the manufacturer, these materials may be of lesser quality. Lots of research helps to figure out who has the best light weights. We love our Shasta. We have had some minor issues of which all have been taken care via warranty through the dealership. As far as towing, we have no issues. I purchased a WD hitch with a friction sway bar and my 2010 half ton pulls just fine. If you get a WD hitch and have installed by the dealer, make sure you get the manual and double check the installation. Mine was wrong and I have read on this forum that alot of folks had to re-adjust or completely re-install the WD hitch properly.
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:37 PM   #13
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Just the two of us (135 lbs and 180 lbs), a chihuahua 8 lbs and sheltie 25 lbs, 2 50 lbs suitcase and not much in the trailer except what isin there plus two bicycles.
The tongue weight on the trailer is not dry it's 10% of the total loaded. Trailer
My class IV. Hitch will take 1045 lbs
And yes, the harness is. There for thebrake controller and have HD engine cooling,
hD transmission oil cooler, 700 amp battery

Oh, and i also order the Mopar brake controller :smileup: The other truck add on type store was insiting that there was no way no how and no brake controller that was gonna fit in the space above the parking brake. Showed him a picture of what i wanted and he still insisted it was mounted on the dash part!! I told him the wiring harness was right behind there but he was justset and determined to not listen or care. He wanted to install his model on the dash just under the ignition where my knee was likely to hit it all the time.

Also, i went in looking for a Reese dual cam WD/sway hitch and he tried selling me the lesser version pro something. He just tought cuz I'm a woman he was going to snow me! Pissed me off, so off I went to another place where I found exactly what I was looking for.
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Old 08-31-2011, 05:50 PM   #14
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how do you like the reese dual cam WD hitch?
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Old 08-31-2011, 09:06 PM   #15
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We get the trailer tomorrow and the Reese dual cam gets installed tomorrow afternoon ( delivery was delayed because of the huricane). I don't have anything to compare to Reese to, it's our first time towing a TT. I wanted to make sure we got a good WD/sway bars. hensley would have been nice but $$$
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Old 08-31-2011, 09:14 PM   #16
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Shasta Revere

Has anyone had any problems tripping breakers in new 2011 Revere models? I just purchased a new one and have an issue anytime the hot water heater and the A/C unit come on at the same time.
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Old 09-01-2011, 09:30 AM   #17
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I had a similar problem when I would start the microwave. The breaker would trip when the A/C was also running. I had the dealership test all the breakers and everything came out fine. I was told that, depending on the campground, you may not always be getting exactly 30 amps. 28 amps is not enough to run the micro, fridge, hot water heater, A/C, etc. all @ the same time.
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Old 09-01-2011, 09:32 AM   #18
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Great tip! I'll remember that. Will save me from worrying
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Old 09-01-2011, 09:52 AM   #19
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Thansk for the feed back. However, I have had this problem at 2 different campgrounds.
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Old 09-01-2011, 08:13 PM   #20
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i have had this happen at 3 campgrounds which is why i had the breakers tested. a tip that was given to me was to turn the fridge to gas temporarily while the micro was running then go back to auto. the breaker test is worth a piece of mind though, could be something else associated with your hot water heater....
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