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Old 08-02-2021, 11:09 AM   #1
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Question Stealth Nomad owners...

Hi All,

Looking for Stealth Nomad owners to commiserate with...

Purchased a 20FK this winter and we're really struggling with it. This is our 5th trailer, and we've owned many types, from small converted utility trailers to 40ft fifth wheels.

This is by far the most squirrely trailer I've ever towed, whether empty or at 80% capacity with bikes and/or an RZR800.

A lot of the components also don't seem to be properly sized for this trailer. Using the rear stabilizers in their lowest position and levelling the trailer allows me to change tires, not to mention the hitch has to basically touch the ground for me to swing them down (which also causes the forward sewage outlet to touch the ground). I've had to drill additional holes and trim the stair legs in order to get the plate to lie flat enough so that I'm not damaging the door/screen frame.

Looking underneath, the route for the brakes and all of the exposed tank sensor wires are a real concern for backcountry use. I've already discovered a couple of disconnected tank sensor wires due to dragging/low clearance.

Anyone else seeing these deficiencies or do I have a bit of lemon on my hands and it's time to take my dealer and the manufacturer to task?

Thanks
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Old 08-02-2021, 12:37 PM   #2
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Hi All,

Looking for Stealth Nomad owners to commiserate with...

Purchased a 20FK this winter and we're really struggling with it. This is our 5th trailer, and we've owned many types, from small converted utility trailers to 40ft fifth wheels.

This is by far the most squirrely trailer I've ever towed, whether empty or at 80% capacity with bikes and/or an RZR800.

A lot of the components also don't seem to be properly sized for this trailer. Using the rear stabilizers in their lowest position and levelling the trailer allows me to change tires, not to mention the hitch has to basically touch the ground for me to swing them down (which also causes the forward sewage outlet to touch the ground). I've had to drill additional holes and trim the stair legs in order to get the plate to lie flat enough so that I'm not damaging the door/screen frame.

Looking underneath, the route for the brakes and all of the exposed tank sensor wires are a real concern for backcountry use. I've already discovered a couple of disconnected tank sensor wires due to dragging/low clearance.

Anyone else seeing these deficiencies or do I have a bit of lemon on my hands and it's time to take my dealer and the manufacturer to task?

Thanks
This brand is not a Forest River product so I doubt if anyone has owns one here.
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oh, my mistake. That explains the lack of any real forum for these anywhere...our last few trailers were Forrest River brands so I'm going to miss the community
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Old 08-02-2021, 02:22 PM   #4
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oh, my mistake. That explains the lack of any real forum for these anywhere...our last few trailers were Forrest River brands so I'm going to miss the community
FR does have the Stealth Toyhauler line but yours is made by Nomad, which is not a FR brand. I'm surprised FR hasn't sued them for using their Stealth brand name.
I did move your post to the Toyhauler section, in case someone might be able to answer your questions.
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On closer inspection, my Nomad model trailer is made by Stealth, a utility trailer manufacturer...thanks for moving the post. Maybe someone has some experience with them.
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On closer inspection, my Nomad model trailer is made by Stealth, a utility trailer manufacturer...thanks for moving the post. Maybe someone has some experience with them.
Your Nomad is made by Stealth Trailers, who primarily make utility trailers. They are not part of Forest River.
https://www.stealthtrailer.com/rvs/

Here is FR's Stealth division's website:
https://forestriverinc.com/rvs/toy-haulers/stealth

Totally different trailers.
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