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Old 03-24-2013, 08:04 AM   #121
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We've decided to buy one of these next year:



A Livin' Lite 16' TT; it's light, easy to tow, all aluminum construction so it won't rot, and seems like a great choice for us as we reach the five-weeks-a-year vacation level... lots of trips planned for her!
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:19 PM   #122
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Here is a roundup of some different models of folding A-frame campers from 3 different manufacturers. Rockwood is now making them and they have a toy hauler model. Prices are what I randomly found on RVtrader. I've had a Chalet Arrowhead since 2003 and it has been a very good camper. Basically, these folding units are great for 1-2 people. Compared to conventional popups, these can be setup in about 30 seconds without disconnecting from the tow vehicle and have insulated walls.


Aliner Ranger, ~$12.5k:


http://www.aliner.com/campers/Ranger#

Chalet Arrowhead, ~$15k:

http://www.chaletrv.com/folding-trailers/arrowhead

Rockwood A122TH, ~$14.5k :

http://www.forestriverinc.com/popupc...236&RVType=TNT

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Old 03-25-2013, 08:41 AM   #123
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We've decided to buy one of these next year:



A Livin' Lite 16' TT; it's light, easy to tow, all aluminum construction so it won't rot, and seems like a great choice for us as we reach the five-weeks-a-year vacation level... lots of trips planned for her!
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:55 AM   #124
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We've decided to buy one of these next year:



A Livin' Lite 16' TT; it's light, easy to tow, all aluminum construction so it won't rot, and seems like a great choice for us as we reach the five-weeks-a-year vacation level... lots of trips planned for her!
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Old 04-06-2013, 02:56 PM   #125
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My brother offered to let me do a test run with his camper... it's 5800lbs dry, I declined his kind offer.

Get your brake controller installed before you try that one.
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Old 04-07-2013, 02:49 AM   #126
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31' Airstream trailer project $4,000.
http://providence.craigslist.org/rvs/3710959927.html
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:08 AM   #127
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Any thoughts on this brake controller? It's the Prodigy P3. It seems to get good reviews over on etrailer.com.



My parents are giving me their 17 foot Rockwood Roo that needs some floor repair. I just need to install a brake controller before hauling it up here from their place.
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:20 PM   #128
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Did a maiden tour with our new camper. Tows super solid. One of these days I'll write up a review.



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Old 04-09-2013, 06:57 AM   #129
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Any thoughts on this brake controller? It's the Prodigy P3. It seems to get good reviews over on etrailer.com.



My parents are giving me their 17 foot Rockwood Roo that needs some floor repair. I just need to install a brake controller before hauling it up here from their place.
They make a good controller. We have one of the Prodigy's in the RV.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:07 AM   #130
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Did a maiden tour with our new camper. Tows super solid. One of these days I'll write up a review.



Shit! I want one of those! NICE! Weight?
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:34 AM   #131
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Any thoughts on this brake controller? It's the Prodigy P3. It seems to get good reviews over on etrailer.com.



My parents are giving me their 17 foot Rockwood Roo that needs some floor repair. I just need to install a brake controller before hauling it up here from their place.
I've got one in the Jeep. Love it. My only complaint is 2 fold:
a- there's no fuse to the unit (unless you put one in line)
b- there's no relay for it either (again, unless you do it)

These are really nitpicky and I admittedly only put a fuse in, but when it is hooked up, I love it. Easy to change settings, easy to set up, and gives you a constant readout of the voltage being sent to the brakes.

We did a camping trip that included about 30-40 miles of off road (fire roads basically) that had some huge climbs and descents and I was able to quickly and easily adjust to where the brakes got a touch more boost when needed.

To be succinct, I don't think there is a better option in all my research. I'm a noob at towing, so take that with a grain of salt.
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:22 PM   #132
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Any thoughts on this brake controller? It's the Prodigy P3. It seems to get good reviews over on etrailer.com.



My parents are giving me their 17 foot Rockwood Roo that needs some floor repair. I just need to install a brake controller before hauling it up here from their place.
No experience with this newer one, but Prodigy controllers have been the go to for years. Never had a hiccup with mine in 8 years of use.
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:10 PM   #133
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Have the original Prodigy since the late 90s. At one point I switched it to a new truck, and it started acting goofy at start up. The manufacturer explained why it was happening, and that it was a harmless quirk that they didn't anticipate, but they could correct with a software update. They asked me to send it back. One day I found a brand new one in the mailbox, no charge for the unit, or the shipping. Outstanding service for a product that was 5-6 years old at the time.
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:47 PM   #134
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Well the P3 arrived today. I'll probably try to install it Monday when it warms up a little.
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:57 PM   #135
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Well they do advertise RVing as an Adventure.
What about the towbars/antisway bars. How expensive are they?
Brake controller,I hooked up some in the old days. Do they have better ways to connect now?
Buy a Reese Dual Cam weight distribution system, it's worth every penny.

Prodigy by Tekonsha(sp) for brake controllers. They have an optional harness that is plug and play on newer vehicles.
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