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Old 09-11-2014, 01:36 PM   #11
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Can you put a box on the 15? If so, that would be very handy.
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Old 09-11-2014, 01:46 PM   #12
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sounds great i am buying my 17b for my dog Guinness so we can travel together and leave the horses at home! Maybe when i retire i will want a bigger trailer but maybe this smaller trailer will suit me fine.
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Old 09-11-2014, 01:50 PM   #13
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Can you put a box on the 15? If so, that would be very handy.
It is listed as a $700 option. (And I think it is a GREAT deal.)
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Old 09-11-2014, 01:55 PM   #14
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With a small trailer, the box would be a great addition.
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Old 09-11-2014, 02:35 PM   #15
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Can you put a box on the 15? If so, that would be very handy.
Answering a number of questions:

Both ours and Jim/Robin's are 15B's. Karen in Bellingham has a 15a. We couldn't have a 15 without the box and all of our stuff. See our website for lots of 15 pictures with the box. Our signature line and profile show 15b with our tow vehicle.
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Old 09-11-2014, 06:10 PM   #16
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Dual batteries on our 15 are in the box up front...
... I believe this contributes to the high tongue weight we experience.
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Both ours and Jim/Robin's are 15B's.
I think the front-kitchen layout is generally accepted to cause a more forward weight bias, due to the appliances and the stuff stored in the kitchen area. That's a good combination with the long-tailed 15-foot body, but maybe not so good with dual batteries on the tongue as well.

Pat is considering the 15A, like Karen's, with the more common side kitchen. Karen, how's the tongue weight with your dual-battery 15A?
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Old 09-11-2014, 06:19 PM   #17
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I think the front-kitchen layout is generally accepted to cause a more forward weight bias, due to the appliances and the stuff stored in the kitchen area. That's a good combination with the long-tailed 15-foot body, but maybe not so good with dual batteries on the tongue as well.

Pat is considering the 15A, like Karen's, with the more common side kitchen. Karen, how's the tongue weight with your dual-battery 15A?
Interested to hear what Karen says. Without the kitchen up front, and with no bathroom and black tank, and a smaller fridge, I would think the tongue weight would not be much of a problem in the 15A. Ours is manageable, by carrying 2/3 fresh tank.
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Old 09-11-2014, 06:33 PM   #18
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Karen, how's the tongue weight with your dual-battery 15A?
I have no clue and am too afraid to measure it (and don't have the means). When I took possession in Sumas, Dennis said not to worry if it didn't lower my stinger by more than two inches. It doesn't so I don't (much).

I don't keep any heavy weight items in the storage box (other than the batteries--and the dual propane up front) to help minimize the drop: two plastic side tables, two of those goofy chairs that I hate, my lantern, and rags. I know it's a bit too heavy but it is what it is.
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Old 09-11-2014, 06:52 PM   #19
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Pat,

I'll echo Karen on this -- you're more than welcome to check out our rig. We have a 15B with dual (front) batteries and dual LP tanks. Our tongue weight is between 310 and 350 pounds, depending on how much propane we're carrying and whether there's water in the fresh tank. It's a bit heavy, but man does it tow sweetly.
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Old 09-11-2014, 06:57 PM   #20
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Welcome!
One thing has me curious: why do you want a hot water heater if you don't want a bathroom, is it just to do dishes?
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