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Old 06-17-2021, 06:56 PM   #1
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Low comments Palomino?

Im back camping.. Sold the Coachmen by mistake. It was too big anyway. I dont need a bunkhouse anymore as its just my 13 year old son and I know... So I found a palomino Puma. Nice and light I can whip it around..

2019 24RLC. Guy says used 3 times... LOL. It still smells new. I get it saturday..

I figure we will go back to old days and he is more then fine to sleep on the couch.

Prices for campers are nuts. I got a good deal on this one..

The 380 lb TW worries me... a bit light. I only owned coachmen's and they always towed true. But they priced me right out. This puma seems on par or better with the quality coachmen had over other brands.

I got an 800 lb WD hitch. With two 6 volters I am adding some weight and I only have the front passthrough so I can add weight there.

Maybe I should of got the 1000 lb bars

Ill let ya all know how I do when I pick it up.

PS I looked at other s in other lines. But I cant stand neo angle showers, and especially showers that just spray on the luan. Plus I hate just a shower pan. I want to keep the water in the tub as best I can... LOL













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Old 06-17-2021, 07:18 PM   #2
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We have owned two Pumas that were great trailers. They are heavier that some but well built. Do not know about the newer ones though.

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Old 06-17-2021, 08:35 PM   #3
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I love my puma. No complaint. My brother also bought a puma and loves his. You have the normal wear and tear. You won’t see many post on here for puma. Maybe because they are out enjoying their camper.
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Old 06-23-2021, 09:40 AM   #4
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We love our Puma as well, and thus far have had only a few very minor issues, which are actually not any fault to Puma in my opinion. My parents have a Coachman (same parent company, as you know) and they have had a couple small issues with the current one, and enough issues with one they only owned a few months, to be the reason they only owned it a few months (dealer buy back for the current trailer).
I think they an all have issues, but from what I've seen, the Puma's don't have quite as "fancy" items or bells and whistles, which to me means fewer things to go wrong.
We upgraded to the 4 seasons package, and the residential appliances packages, and that will hopefully be in our favor as the years go by. We enjoy our trailer, and don't have any desire to "upgrade" now while our kids are young.
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Old 06-23-2021, 10:18 AM   #5
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i have a puma 298 fqu toy hauler. 2016. no big repairs. enjoying it. pumas are great.
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Old 06-23-2021, 10:25 AM   #6
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Why would you want 1000 lb bars if you only have 380 on the tongue empty? I know the batts will be about 150 lbs, but do you really plan on adding almost another 500 lbs to tongue? My single axle is about 400 tongue factory spec, and between bikes and batteries and other stuff in camper, I'm about 700 on the tongue.
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Old 06-23-2021, 04:01 PM   #7
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Why would you want 1000 lb bars if you only have 380 on the tongue empty? I know the batts will be about 150 lbs, but do you really plan on adding almost another 500 lbs to tongue? My single axle is about 400 tongue factory spec, and between bikes and batteries and other stuff in camper, I'm about 700 on the tongue.
My other camper was 740 on the tongue. and that WD hitch had 1000 lbs bars. And I was at 14% tongue. That coachmen ran true and straight at 80 mph. Best camper I ever towed.

Right this one seems light. I will get weighed at cat scale on way home.. we will see.
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