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Old 11-15-2017, 08:45 PM   #21
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Congrats on your new trailer. We have the 274 VFK and love. My wife laughs when I just camp in the drive way.


How long have you had your 274 VFK? We pick ours up on Nov. 28th!
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Old 11-15-2017, 08:46 PM   #22
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We picked it up in May and have used it pretty much at least one trip per month since then.
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Old 11-15-2017, 08:48 PM   #23
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Did you have any sway problems? Also what weight distribution hitch are you using?
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Old 11-15-2017, 08:52 PM   #24
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We did have a sway issue, but added a sway bar and no issues now. The hitch is a weight distribution hitch our dealer recommended.
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Old 11-15-2017, 08:56 PM   #25
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You don't know what sway bar or hitch brand? I have the fastway E2 10000 lb hitch with built in sway and I'm not happy at all with it's performance. I'm going to try and adjust it because the dealer that installed it had it so far off. My truck has a small lift and it needed a dropped shank which the dealer never mentioned.
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:14 PM   #26
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You don't know what sway bar or hitch brand? I have the fastway E2 10000 lb hitch with built in sway and I'm not happy at all with it's performance. I'm going to try and adjust it because the dealer that installed it had it so far off. My truck has a small lift and it needed a dropped shank which the dealer never mentioned.
Personally I would NEVER use the E2 on a trailer that size.
I had a HTT smaller than yours and I went with the 4pt Equal-i-zer. Yours has 2 less friction points.

I would NEVER use the E2 for a TT nearly 30' long.
And the fictional dry hitch weight is 834. Loaded for camping, it could be at or over 1,000lbs
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:36 PM   #27
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I didn't want that WD the dealership would not let me leave without a WD installed because of liability and that is what that used. First trip I caught a crosswind and never experienced nothing like that in my life. Pretty scary.
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I didn't want that WD the dealership would not let me leave without a WD installed because of liability and that is what that used. First trip I caught a crosswind and never experienced nothing like that in my life. Pretty scary.
Why didn't you buy what WDH you wanted before picking up the trailer?
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Old 11-15-2017, 10:15 PM   #29
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I planned on using my WD from our previous trailer but because of the V nose it wouldn't fit.
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Old 11-15-2017, 11:39 PM   #30
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I planned on using my WD from our previous trailer but because of the V nose it wouldn't fit.
What brand was it?
I love my 4pt Equal-i-zer and I know many use them on v-nose trailers.
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Old 11-15-2017, 11:44 PM   #31
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Eaz-Lift Elite. It was the chain type with the separate sway control. I used that for years and been through 30 mile an hour winds and not even know it. No kidding.
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Old 11-16-2017, 07:23 AM   #32
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We did have a sway issue, but added a sway bar and no issues now. The hitch is a weight distribution hitch our dealer recommended.
My dealer had arranged the hitch and then installed my sway control, so I do not know the exact brand. The dealer is a trusting friend and has been in busy for 50 years, so I trust the recommendations.
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Old 11-24-2017, 09:19 PM   #33
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One thing I have noticed in looking at the 234vfk is there is considerable rear overhang in comparison to some of the other trailers we are considering (we may be over-thinking all of this) and I was wondering anyone noticed any handling anomalies from this or from load distribution given that much of the storage is at the extreme rear of the trailer. We hope to buy once. GD
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Old 11-24-2017, 09:31 PM   #34
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One thing I have noticed in looking at the 234vfk is there is considerable rear overhang in comparison to some of the other trailers we are considering (we may be over-thinking all of this) and I was wondering anyone noticed any handling anomalies from this or from load distribution given that much of the storage is at the extreme rear of the trailer. We hope to buy once. GD
That's the first thing I noticed when I first looked at this trailer. But I also understand the reason is that it has the front kitchen which is very heavy. The tongue weight is over 800 pounds with a 5800 LB trailer unloaded.
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Yes, I realise the tongue weight is significant and understand the reason for the design. I'm just a little concerned about the amount of trailer behind the wheels. I can only see it being a problem as it affects departure angle and was just wondering if anyone had noticed any such thing. Like I said, I may be over-thinking the whole business. GD
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Old 11-25-2017, 12:02 AM   #36
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I noticed no difference at all.
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I planned on using my WD from our previous trailer but because of the V nose it wouldn't fit.
Same thing here. Only had it for a year. The dealer didn't tell us it wouldn't work until we were there to pick it up. Another $700 added on
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What brand was it?
I love my 4pt Equal-i-zer and I know many use them on v-nose trailers.
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Old 01-05-2018, 03:41 PM   #38
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I noticed no difference at all.
None here either
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Old 01-05-2018, 05:18 PM   #39
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Yes, our dealer tried to tell us our old WDH wouldn't work. They were wrong. When I refused to pay for a new hitch the old one suddenly worked, magic! We do have to careful not to hit the v nose when taking the bars off though. We have hooked up with no problems and it tows great.
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I know that with the blueox if you have the over the frame connector it may not fit in the range the v-nose provides but their answer for that is bolt on versions that go right into the frame rather than over it. No reason I could see that those would not work on a v-nose.
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