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Old 04-23-2021, 10:41 AM   #361
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Arcteryx,


Congrats on picking up the rig. Our kitchen faucet had a slow leak as well. We were seeing drips during a tow. We replaced the faucet with one that had a pull sprayer and no issue anymore. Enjoy!
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Old 04-24-2021, 04:33 PM   #362
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new 208bhs owner saying hi

We are due to collect our new Apex nano 208bhs this coming Friday. Really excited. Have been following this forum for a while since i started researching trailers. On paper balance of size and weight looks really good and we really liked the floorplan and interior light wood (a must for my wife). Looking forward to some fun adventures with it this year.
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Old 04-26-2021, 06:19 PM   #363
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Hitch height

Hi all! Our 208 BHS has been on order now for about 6 weeks. We canít wait! Like everyone here says, itís the perfect weight/length/features combo for a family without a big tow vehicle. I have a 2005 Tundra V8 (smaller than the newer tundras) that on paper should do well with this trailer.

I have a question for anyone who has the 208 with the off-road package. What is the height of the hitch when the trailer is level? I have a WHD that I want to get adjusted to the correct (or at least ballpark) height before I pick it up. Thanks for all the great info!
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Old 04-30-2021, 03:36 PM   #364
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Traveling with 50 gallons of water in tank

Hey everyone - not sure if this question was already asked... but we are looking to do some rustic camping over the up-coming holiday weekend. Has anyone had any issues traveling with a full water supply out of the gate?

With a 50 gallon capacity... that is close to 450 pounds of water... being this is our first summer taking it out... I'm a bit paranoid. Tow capacity wise we should be OK... just not sure of other factors I may not be thinking of.

I'm guessing it is fine... but I certainly appreciate any feedback from folks who have traveled with a full water load.
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Old 05-01-2021, 05:20 AM   #365
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Hey, folks. We're looking closely at this trailer. Reading through the thread, it looks like a nice trailer with a lot of positive commentaries. Subscribing to the thread to keep abreast of what's going on here.

Be safe everyone...
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Old 05-01-2021, 09:01 AM   #366
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Hello everyone! I'm picking up my new 208BHS Friday and am trying to secure storage for it. Can anyone tell me the height from the ground to top of the AC? I assume that's the highest point on the trailer.
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Old 05-01-2021, 09:29 AM   #367
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Hello everyone! I'm picking up my new 208BHS Friday and am trying to secure storage for it. Can anyone tell me the height from the ground to top of the AC? I assume that's the highest point on the trailer.
Sorry we just took ours back to storage so I don’t have a more specific answer. But from this pic you can see our 10 ft basketball hoop is well above the roof line. So I would guess 10 feet is good. Maybe 10.5 ft to be safe. What is your height limitation for storage?

I just checked the Coachman site... they list 10.0 ft as the height... So based on my picture - I would guess that includes the A/C unit. So you would definitely want at least 10.5 ft of clearance. Or 11 ft for some breathing room. =)
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Old 05-01-2021, 10:36 AM   #368
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Thanks! The unit I was looking at was 10 feet even so I would have needed to be under that. Appreciate the visual and advice.
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Old 05-01-2021, 05:49 PM   #369
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Hey everyone - not sure if this question was already asked... but we are looking to do some rustic camping over the up-coming holiday weekend. Has anyone had any issues traveling with a full water supply out of the gate?

With a 50 gallon capacity... that is close to 450 pounds of water... being this is our first summer taking it out... I'm a bit paranoid. Tow capacity wise we should be OK... just not sure of other factors I may not be thinking of.

I'm guessing it is fine... but I certainly appreciate any feedback from folks who have traveled with a full water load.
I remember on our walk through, they did tell us not to travel with more than half the tank.
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Old 05-01-2021, 08:09 PM   #370
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I remember on our walk through, they did tell us not to travel with more than half the tank.
Thanks that sounds like a good plan.
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Old 05-01-2021, 10:40 PM   #371
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Thanks! The unit I was looking at was 10 feet even so I would have needed to be under that. Appreciate the visual and advice.
I looked up the official height a while back so I could put a sticker on my rearview camera display with it and always be able to see it as a reminder. That sticker says 9 ft 10 in, so I think it is just under 10 ft. You might be able to squeak by, but I'd definitely have someone on a ladder watching while you do it!
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Old 05-02-2021, 06:26 AM   #372
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Shakedown

First trip with the camper. No problems with anything and works well. Just the wife, me and 2 dogs. No power at the site so we are running off battery. 1st night battery still full only using fridge, heat and lights.

Second day found an empty site with electric so we snatched it up. Thankfully we did as the temps hit 90 degrees and we needed the AC for the pups. Couldn't use the awning due to winds being ove 20 mph with 40 mph gusts. Only downside of weekend so far.

Only issue found so far is random drip from kitchen faucet. Paneleing in pass through storage coming loose. Do another once over when we get home
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Old 05-02-2021, 07:33 AM   #373
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Sorry we just took ours back to storage so I donít have a more specific answer. But from this pic you can see our 10 ft basketball hoop is well above the roof line. So I would guess 10 feet is good. Maybe 10.5 ft to be safe. What is your height limitation for storage?

I just checked the Coachman site... they list 10.0 ft as the height... So based on my picture - I would guess that includes the A/C unit. So you would definitely want at least 10.5 ft of clearance. Or 11 ft for some breathing room. =)
Thats a great visual of the height. I park mine under the hoop. Plenty of room.
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Old 05-02-2021, 03:01 PM   #374
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Come with a battery?

When you got your trailers, did it come with a battery or did you have to purchase one separately?
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Old 05-02-2021, 05:29 PM   #375
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I finally upgraded my 208bhs equalizer and shackle straps. It went well with the exception that I cant get the shoulder bolts to seat into the spline. I torque it to 50ftlb as recommended by the instructions. Fired in some wheel bearing great and it seems pretty smooth.

I saw some cre3000 installation videos and those that used morryde wet bolts didn't hammer or press the shoulder bolts. Only the ones who use dexter's wet bolts hammered there's in.

I'll take it out for a spin later and see. I already hear the suspension being much quieter when hitching up.
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Old 05-02-2021, 06:24 PM   #376
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When you got your trailers, did it come with a battery or did you have to purchase one separately?
Each dealer is different. Mine came with a battery and two full propane tanks. Then they gave me a $100 gift card for the store for sewer hose and stuff. Other places I talked include the sewer hose. Tried to have them remove the tanks and lower price. No go.

If it doesn't come with a battery get 2 6 volt instead. More power for off grid.
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Old 05-02-2021, 10:49 PM   #377
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I'm in an internal debate between two 6V or two 12V...

Anyone have any solid reasons going one way or the other?
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Old 05-03-2021, 06:45 AM   #378
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I'm in an internal debate between two 6V or two 12V...

Anyone have any solid reasons going one way or the other?
6v gc2 golf carts are much more durable and should out last their 12v counter parts. The lead plates are thicker. It's always better to run series than parallel from what I remember. You may have fitment issues running two gc2 on your 208bhs because they're so tall. I had to fabricate new rails that sits on the A-frame. Always remember to never take your battery below 50% or 12v as this will greatly reduce the life.
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Old 05-03-2021, 12:36 PM   #379
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Does anyone have a picture of the battery tray the battery boxes sits on?

I just confirmed that batteries are not included for our trailer.. which seems a bit nickel and dime-ish to me. My fault for assuming.

I think i'd like to go for 2x6V golf cart batteries.. anyone have recommendations for a battery box that fits the tray? Any batteries i should avoid like the plague? I am thinking I will just get some from costco.
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Old 05-03-2021, 01:34 PM   #380
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Here is my battery rack. I have the OffGrid package so is set up for two batteries. I have a 12v but is placed in a 6v box with fits. Also pic of the battery box for reference. If you don't have the OffGrid package I don't think you can do two batteries. Not 100% sure though.
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