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Old 05-17-2012, 08:01 PM   #31
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Ask them to pay for the 2nd year extended warranty ($150). Some have got it. It's worth a try. All the rest is pretty standard. You can't take the trailer off the lot without a battery for the brakes. I got them to do a dual battery setup.
Are you sure of this? I had always thought that the brakes were operated from the tow vehicle battery.

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Old 05-17-2012, 08:08 PM   #32
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Are you sure of this? I had always thought that the brakes were operated from the tow vehicle battery.

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Joel,

You are thinking about the brake controller. That uses power from the truck's electrical system to apply the camper's brakes when you put the brake on in the truck.

The break away switch uses the camper's house battery to apply the brakes in an emergency if it ever "unhitches" itself and "breaks away." The cable pulls the pin on the break away switch and applies full voltage to the camper's brakes; stopping it before it can careen all over the highway.
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Old 05-18-2012, 07:44 AM   #33
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we had the same problem with the dealers here in flint saginaw area but phillips in mt morris don't charge any of the extra bs and they took 6k off the price.
There were only a few FR dealers in MI that carried the toy hauler I needed (trike and full dresser, 27WP was the only model that works) and they wouldn't deal. The guy in Houghton Lake wanted $19,999 for the trailer, $750 prep, another $750 destination fee, plus tax, title and license fees. No starter kit or anything. Grand Rapids dealer was cheaper, but the dealer in Findlay, OH was way cheaper - $16,780, $315 documentation fee (included title and plate), plus tax. BTW, I live in the Saginaw area.
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There were only a few FR dealers in MI that carried the toy hauler I needed (trike and full dresser, 27WP was the only model that works) and they wouldn't deal. The guy in Houghton Lake wanted $19,999 for the trailer, $750 prep, another $750 destination fee, plus tax, title and license fees. No starter kit or anything. Grand Rapids dealer was cheaper, but the dealer in Findlay, OH was way cheaper - $16,780, $315 documentation fee (included title and plate), plus tax. BTW, I live in the Saginaw area.
So you shopped the same dealers we did. Glad you found a dealer willing to work with ya and I'm in genesee just ne of flint and I recently sold a full dresser.
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