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Old 02-06-2021, 09:01 PM   #1
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Howdy, y'all.

I am fairly new to rv camping. I bought my first travel trailer in July, a 2021 Forest River Luxury Surveyor 272fls. I've already been on a few weekend trips and am loving the experience so far.
My wife and I are taking our first steps toward our retirement goals of traveling and seeing America on the open road. We still have quite a while to go before actual retirement but, we wanted to ease our way into the rv lifestyle so that we are fully prepared for the eventual full-time experience... when the time comes. Another long-term goal of ours is to live entirely debt-free by the time retirement comes around. When that time comes, we will have completely paid off the loans for our tt and our truck.
My tow rig is a 2015 F150 xlt 4x4 2.7l ecoboost supercab with the max tow package. I am currently in the process of upgrading a few things on the truck to make towing safer and more comfortable. I've already replaced the factory mirrors in favor of larger, extendable tow mirrors, upgraded from stock tires to load range "E" tires, replaced the stock rear shocks with Rough Country Vertex adjustable shocks, added an additional pair of leafs to the rear springs, and bought a 10,000lb anti-sway wdh. My next upgrades include adding a Hellwig anti-sway bar in the rear, as well as fabricating a custom panhard bar. The goal of these upgrades is NOT to increase payload/towing capacity rather, to make towing near my maximum much safer.
Well, that's about it for now. Safe travels, everyone, and I hope to meet a few of you on the road someday.
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Old 02-06-2021, 09:37 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on your new purchase!
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Welcome to the forums. Where do you hail from? Sounds like you've got a pretty good handle on things so far. But as SeaDog said, this is the place to come if you need some answers. There is a ton of knowledge on this forum. Anyway, welcome, and hope to see you down the road.
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Welcome Joe. That's a really nice couple's TT.
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Old 02-07-2021, 12:28 AM   #6
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Welcome. I am also a Surveyor owner. I am sure you will enjoy your TT as much as we do.

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Old 02-07-2021, 03:12 AM   #7
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I am fairly new to rv camping. I bought my first travel trailer in July, a 2021 Forest River Luxury Surveyor 272fls. I've already been on a few weekend trips and am loving the experience so far.
My wife and I are taking our first steps toward our retirement goals of traveling and seeing America on the open road. We still have quite a while to go before actual retirement but, we wanted to ease our way into the rv lifestyle so that we are fully prepared for the eventual full-time experience... when the time comes. Another long-term goal of ours is to live entirely debt-free by the time retirement comes around. When that time comes, we will have completely paid off the loans for our tt and our truck.
My tow rig is a 2015 F150 xlt 4x4 2.7l ecoboost supercab with the max tow package. I am currently in the process of upgrading a few things on the truck to make towing safer and more comfortable. I've already replaced the factory mirrors in favor of larger, extendable tow mirrors, upgraded from stock tires to load range "E" tires, replaced the stock rear shocks with Rough Country Vertex adjustable shocks, added an additional pair of leafs to the rear springs, and bought a 10,000lb anti-sway wdh. My next upgrades include adding a Hellwig anti-sway bar in the rear, as well as fabricating a custom panhard bar. The goal of these upgrades is NOT to increase payload/towing capacity rather, to make towing near my maximum much safer.
Well, that's about it for now. Safe travels, everyone, and I hope to meet a few of you on the road someday.
You do not have Max Tow package with the 2.7eco. Max Tow was only available with the 3.5eco until this year and now it is available with the 5.0 but not the 2.7.
Alot of people with the 2.7 do actually tow up to about 7000 pounds or so, stock. I respect that you have added and are planning to add some helpful mods. Still probably shouldn’t tow over 7000 pounds or so GVWR. Hopefully you have the 3.73 gearing. You might also consider the Hellwig front anti-sway bar.
What is the CCC or payload rating of the truck ?

Edit: Looks like the camper GVWR is around 7900 pounds. That’s pushing it. Hopefully you aren’t towing in the mountains.
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Welcome to the forum and the world of RVing. Enjoy and Later RJD
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Old 02-07-2021, 10:06 AM   #9
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Welcome from Wisconsin. Congrats and enjoy your 2021 Forest River Luxury Surveyor 272fls.
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Old 02-07-2021, 01:46 PM   #10
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New to the Forum and Forest River RV's

Not new to RV's, But I am in the process of trading my 2012 Skyline TT 21CS for a 2021 Rockwood Mini Lite 2104S. Any owners out there with any advice. The unit i am looking at does have a Solar Panel and some extras. That's how the Dealer ordered it. Any thoughts ?
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