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Old 03-30-2016, 12:15 PM   #1
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New 2016 17B

Time to upgrade our 2010 15A to a 2016 17B (DW wants a bathroom)

Build list closes July 2016
2016 17' Plan B
3 - Burner Stove Upgrade Stainless Steel
4 cu ft Dometic Fridge (3 - Way)
Dual 6V Batteries ( 232 amp hrs )
160W Solar Panel with Charge Controller
Surge Protector
Additional Opening Window (Over Sink)
Additional Opening Window in Bathroom
Exterior Access Hatch (Rear passenger side)
Winterizing T-Valve
Exterior shower added to interior shower pkg
Exterior Propane Quick Connect with 12' Propane Hose and Adapter
Storage Box (Front of Trailer)
Graphic Color: RED HP700-440-0 63400

Tug is a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee V6 rated at 6200 pounds

I have pulled the 15A with no weight distributing hitch and no issues and will try the new 17B without one as well

Comments are welcome

Dave and Kim
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Old 03-30-2016, 12:36 PM   #2
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Congratulations on the new choice Dave & Kim

We picked up our 17 last December. We tow with our 2000 V6 4Runner with no WDH and ride trouble-free so far.

Allan
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Old 03-30-2016, 01:11 PM   #3
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Solar panel great choice for Sunny Alberta!
Maybe you also might want to add extra 12v outlets or a 12v/USB outlet? (I think standard it has only one)
Just a thought, don't have to.
Best wishes for everything! Maybe one day we see you drive....
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Old 04-01-2016, 11:15 AM   #4
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I added a few extra 12 volt power outlets on our 15A (very handy). I will wait until we get the new trailer to see where best to place them.
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Old 04-01-2016, 11:20 AM   #5
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Thank you for your reply. The WDH on my buddy's Bigfoot weighs about 80 Lbs. I would prefer not to deal with the extra weight unless necessary. The only time we had a small amount of sway was when DW exceeded 120 KMH. I hope not to travel at that speed in the future. The Jeep GC has some sort of anti-sway feature built in. Not sure how it works.
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Old 04-01-2016, 11:32 AM   #6
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That's what we try first: only sway bar. Like to keep weight down. When is your pick up date? We are heading there July 20th
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Old 04-07-2016, 11:17 AM   #7
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17b

Our pickup date is scheduled for October 06 2016. Maybe they will offer earlier dates once they get their new shop at full capacity. We do have our 15A to meander around in while we wait (patiently?).
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