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Old 10-11-2013, 07:06 PM   #1
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Hi! I am a newby here, referred by Linda K. researching 17' trailers. Would love a new one, not sure I can afford one. May settle for a used one if I can find one! Appreciate advice/recommendations on "must have" options, A/C, bike rack I know, but what about upgraded batteries, inverters, hitches, high-lift axles?? Thanks!
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Old 10-11-2013, 07:19 PM   #2
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For you, the journey is just beginning! If you have patience, you will find tons of great information on this site. I would recommend that you begin by identifying the type of camper/traveler you are. Do you like to rough it, or are you looking for pure luxury? Once you have a good idea, use the search function and read the posts and threads. And have fun as you meet all of the campers who frequent this site.
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Old 10-11-2013, 08:04 PM   #3
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Let me know if you want to see my 19. I'm close by in NOVA and always happy to show her.
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:45 PM   #4
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Yes! Yes! Yes! We would like to see her! Yea! When would be a good time to take a look? We are busy this weekend, and furloughed for who knows how long, but Monday is a Federal holiday, so either way we are free then! The price and options between the 17' and 19' are making me rethink that maybe a 19' would be better, if my FJ Cruiser could pull it - which if we don't overpack, it should be able to. Thanks so much!
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Old 10-12-2013, 12:35 AM   #5
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Yes! Yes! Yes! We would like to see her! Yea! When would be a good time to take a look? We are busy this weekend, and furloughed for who knows how long, but Monday is a Federal holiday, so either way we are free then! The price and options between the 17' and 19' are making me rethink that maybe a 19' would be better, if my FJ Cruiser could pull it - which if we don't overpack, it should be able to. Thanks so much!
Kris
I think your FJ should do fine towing the 19'. Your towing capacity is about 5000 lb, which is good for the 19. I have been towing my 19 with an FJ since April with no issues.
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Old 10-12-2013, 01:25 AM   #6
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Yes! Yes! Yes! We would like to see her! Yea! When would be a good time to take a look? We are busy this weekend, and furloughed for who knows how long, but Monday is a Federal holiday, so either way we are free then! The price and options between the 17' and 19' are making me rethink that maybe a 19' would be better, if my FJ Cruiser could pull it - which if we don't overpack, it should be able to. Thanks so much!
Kris
Hey,
Welcome and yes your FJ could pull a 19' as the previous owner of my 19' did so . He will be along shortly I am sure CpaHarley if you want to ask direct questions.

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Old 10-12-2013, 10:01 AM   #7
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Chris,

I sent you a PM (personal message).

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