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Old 12-13-2015, 10:52 AM   #21
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I have one question for anyone reading this. We want to stick one of those United State maps showing where we've been. Thinking somewhere on the nose cone. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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Only con I can think of is when you go to sell it the next buyer will notice how many States (miles you've traveled) and it may affect the price.

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Old 12-13-2015, 07:18 PM   #22
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2016 Windjammer 3025W - Zero camping miles. We just bought it a couple of weeks ago and will be taking it out over Christmas for our first run. This camper is absolutely beautiful and we can't wait for the trip.
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Old 12-13-2015, 07:40 PM   #23
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2016 Windjammer 3025W - Zero camping miles. We just bought it a couple of weeks ago and will be taking it out over Christmas for our first run. This camper is absolutely beautiful and we can't wait for the trip.
Well another V-nose camper from GA. Where do you plan on camping? Later RJD
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Old 12-13-2015, 07:53 PM   #24
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Well another V-nose camper from GA. Where do you plan on camping? Later RJD
Calloway Gardens - Pine Mountain, GA.
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Old 12-13-2015, 10:19 PM   #25
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With nothing else to do but sit around the house and wish I was out camping in my Windjammer, I thought it would be fun to start a thread to see how many other Winjammer owners frequent this forum. I am interested to know which year and model you have and how happy you are with it. Have you had any problems?

We have a 2016 3029W and love everything about it. The only problem we had was with the iRV 66 entertainment system, but that was so efficiently handled and easily replaced, I dont really consider it a problem.

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Hi 2015/16 30wikss V-Lite. The Windjammer & V-Lite are built on the same Assembly line in Millersburg Indiana. The only difference between the two units is the interior fabrics and colors and the decals on the outside. Flagstaff has upgraded the decals on the outside of the unit from last fall when we went on the factory tour. I like the new graphics which puts it more on par with the windjammers. We went with the V-Lite because We liked the interior colors better. The W3025 is the same floor plan in a windjammer as the Flagstaff 30wikss V-Lite .

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copied this post from Capt. Mike he has good advice on replacing your tires if TT came with C load range tires. I upgraded to Carlisle load range E tires N speed rating = 87 mile/hour most trailer tires have a speed rating of 60-65 mile/hour. As most seasoned RV owners will say 60 to 65 miles/hour is a safe speed to travel at. With the N speed rating at 60 mile/hour you are not running at the max speed rating of the tire.

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We have a Windjammer 3008W, 2014 model, that we've probably towed close to 20K miles, with no MAJOR problems. Love the floor plan and the room inside. DO upgrade the tires from the load range C tires that come on the trailer. We had a blowout with our load range Cs and then went to load range E. WORLD of DIFFERENCE in how the trailer tows.

Windjammer and V-Lite are both built on the same line. Only difference is interior color/fabric patterns and some cosmetic differences inside and out, but with either trailer, you can't go wrong. I think it is just a matter of personal preference.
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Old 12-14-2015, 12:26 AM   #26
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Just bought our first RV on 29 October, a 2016 WindJammer 3001W. So far we have been to three parks in the Fort Worth area and have towed the trailer about 200 miles. Getting ready to head to the lower Rio Grand Valley at the end of the month for the rest of the winter, then a Florida/East Coast tour in June through September. So far very pleased with it. Thanks to everyone for sharing your experience with the WindJammer and related V-nose trailers!
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Old 12-14-2015, 12:30 AM   #27
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Here's our rig fresh from the dealership.
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Old 12-14-2015, 10:12 AM   #28
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Nice! Swift, watch your hitch weight on this rig. We got our 2014 WJ3001w from Fun Town in Cleburne and they put a 1,000# WD hitch on ours; we were 75# over the rated weight on the first day! We moved to an Equalizer 1,400# so it would level up the TV. Much better handling now. It may just be the camera angle, but it looks like it has set the back of your TV down quite a bit. I would really take it to the scales and find out how much everything weighs as soon as possible. Here is a link to a helpful site if you are unfamiliar with how to weigh your rig and find the hitch weight: Learn To RV: How to Weigh a Travel Trailer
Our 2014 model said the hitch weight was about 860#, it was almost 200# over than on the trip home from the dealer with only the added weight of the battery and propane. We love our WJ, hope you will too.
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Old 12-14-2015, 10:56 AM   #29
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We have a 2015 3008W absolutely love it. Only had a recall on the 2nd AC but other than that no problems. We upgraded the tires and it tows a lot better. We camp someplace every month for an extended weekend except for Nov.to March.
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Calloway Gardens - Pine Mountain, GA.
Sounds great. Like to know what you think of the cg at Calloway and Pine mountain. Been thinking of going next year. Later RJD
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Old 12-14-2015, 02:50 PM   #31
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Wrong Hitch

Wow, DB Travelers, thanks for your advice. No wonder my trailer is not stable enough. I thought I just needed to adjust the hitch but it turns out Fun Town sold me the wrong hitch too!

My weights show a couple of real problems. First, the tongue weight of 1320 is way over the 1000# rating of the hitch. More importantly, the weight on the front axle was 420# LIGHTER with the trailer than without. Not realizing the hitch was rated for only 1000# I thought I just needed to raise the bar to shift more weight to the front but that is not enough. The trailer is also 80# over gross, so I need to lighten the load and move some of the weight off the tongue.

I'll be checking with Fun Town right away.
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Old 12-14-2015, 03:23 PM   #32
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Glad to help! I just checked online and FR claims the hitch weight is 770#
I contacted Fun Town about the incorrect hitch, and took my CAT scales ticket from my first day of ownership showing the calculated hitch weight on the Trekker hitch. It was 1075#, not the 800 in the specs. They (Fun Town) should know what the actual hitch weight is when they recommend the WDH for each trailer. I would wager they have scales they could actually put under the hitch to see "real world" weight, and size it accordingly. I would start with your salesperson and if he/she directs you to the Service department, ask for Curtis Maricle - curtis@funtownrv.com. He is the Asst. Manager in Service and actually gets things done unlike the Manager, who I couldn't get to do anything not even return emails.
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Old 12-14-2015, 06:20 PM   #33
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We will head out to Fl in 10 days for our third trip in our 3025. We have had on major issue and FR just replaced both axles this fall after I found some bad welds. We switched to LRE Carlisle tires as a 10,000 pound trailer with C range tires is nuts. Other wise it has been great and the quality is above average for a TT. It tows like it is not there with our 3/4 GMC
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Old 12-14-2015, 06:24 PM   #34
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Where were you camping at in your picture; looks really nice.
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Where were you camping at in your picture; looks really nice.
This was just for the day.If you pull in early you can be there as long as you want and pull off for the night
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Old 12-14-2015, 06:58 PM   #36
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2011 model 3025. our dealer was less than helpful, but through FR we got a lift kit installed, board in furnace replaced and some warranty to replace tires. Now have "e" load. Still run into small problems, but we live in it 5 months during the winter and camp some in the summer, so expect some usage issues. Floor plan works great for us and overall we still enjoy the unit.


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Old 12-14-2015, 08:39 PM   #37
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I keep my Trekker hitch off the 2502S trailer when we got the Windjammer.
Had front end of truck bouncing to much and nose of trailer was riding to high.
I lowered the ball in the hitch to take care of the nose, but still had the bounce.
I thought I might have need the heaver Trekker bars. I contacted Trekker and found out that the ball need to be tilted back toward the trailer 9 to 12 degrees.
Set it an 10 and that took care of the bounce on 1/2 ton Chevy.
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In reading the Equal-i-zer manual in preparation for adjusting the L brackets, I found that the coupler was installed ignoring the instructions on pages 13 and 14 and figure 11 regarding installation on a V-nose trailer. DB and anyone else with an Equal-i-zer on a V-nose trailer, did you mount with the coupler at the top or bottom?
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In reading the Equal-i-zer manual in preparation for adjusting the L brackets, I found that the coupler was installed ignoring the instructions on pages 13 and 14 and figure 11 regarding installation on a V-nose trailer. DB and anyone else with an Equal-i-zer on a V-nose trailer, did you mount with the coupler at the top or bottom?
Hey Jim,
I am assuming you talking about the Link Plates not the main coupler for the ball since we can't do anything with that ourselves. It looks like the RV Service dept mounted my link plates opposite of what the manual reads, (kind of upside down). From reading the V-nose special install guide, I don't think it really matters as far as the functioning of the hitch. It reads to me, if something is in the way, you can mount the plates either way and it seems maybe a lot of the v-nose trailer's, v-noses are in the way. My v-nose does not get in the way of the Link Plates so I don't think it matters which way they are mounted, the most important thing is there is no space between the frame and the bolts. To make sure I just fired off an email to Equalizer.
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To qualify my opinion, this is from someone who has never used a WDH before, so I don't know much about it...

This is where I found the Special V-Nose instruction Guide/Supplement:
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This is what I got back from Equalizer, it's OK:

That looks like a pretty normal set-up, but there are a couple of things you can check to make sure it is a good set-up for you vehicle and trailer:

1) When the bars are installed and sitting on the L-bracket, are they pretty parallel with the trailer frame? Its ok to have a slight up-angle, but a severe angle would indicate that the L-bracket is too high. If you have a down angle, then the L-brackets are probably too low.
2) Are the brackets between 27-32 away from the middle of the coupler of your trailer?
3) The only other thing I would check would be to see if there is a gap between the bolt that runs along the bottom of the frame and the frame itself. Ive included a picture showing what the gap would look like. If there is a gap, then youll need to shim it with something (wedge of wood, piece of metal etc.) so the brackets do not shift or walk on you.

Other than that, it looks like a good set-up, and as long as it meets these requirements then I think it will work with what youve got. I hope this helps, but please feel free to ask any questions you have.
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