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Old 07-07-2013, 06:17 AM   #1
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Just got ours.....(pics)

Just picked up our new 16 Sport this past weekend. Really happy with it so far. Looking to make the following changes:
  • Install rock-guards
  • Move propane tanks back to make room for truck tailgate (need to be able to drive with the gate down when we haul our motorcycles in the back)
  • Add additional battery
  • Aluminum propane cover
  • Would REALLY like to have the window installed on the door. Any advice on that would be greatly appreciated.
  • Upgrade fan to electric/reversible fan
  • Add Bumper (Advice on this too would be great)

I'm sure I'll have plenty of other questions soon, but for now, here are a few pictures:







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Old 07-07-2013, 06:25 AM   #2
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Lovely looking new trailer, and some fabulous photos too! We look forward to seeing more from you.

ps: now you can update your profile with your new trailer info
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:28 AM   #3
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Lovely looking new trailer, and some fabulous photos too! We look forward to seeing more from you.

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Thanks Aage. Was actually just doing that when your message came thru.

Oh and I can assure you there is never of photos with us
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:45 AM   #4
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The wait is over for you!!! I have 3.5 months

Enjoy and keep pics coming.
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:53 AM   #6
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You can't haul those 2 crotch rockets and pull the trailer at the same time can ya? You probably could, however, haul 1 crotch rocket turned diagonally across the truck bed.
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:57 AM   #8
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You can't haul those 2 crotch rockets and pull the trailer at the same time can ya? You probably could, however, haul 1 crotch rocket turned diagonally across the truck bed.
Should be able to with a few changes. The first one will be relocating the propane tanks (moving them closer to the actual TT). That and a longer ball-mount should do it.
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:59 AM   #9
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On order I'm guessing? If so, was it because there were none available in your area?
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:52 PM   #10
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Hit the road again this past weekend with the AS. Other than the wife and I being REALLY happy with it, here are some more impressions:

Towing: Super easy to tow and believe it or not, I was getting a little over 13 mpg in the Raptor while doing so.

Power: It was cool where we were so no AC needed. We ran the generator for a bit each day to charge up the battery and did fine with that. We also swapped out all the bulbs inside for LED bulbs and that of course makes a HUGE difference. Incredible that you can run 10 of those lights and use the same power as ONE incandescent bulb.

Water: We were dry-camping (actually, in 5 days in it we have yet to hook up to power or sewer). Water isn't an issue. I have 3, 7-gallon water containers that I bring along in the back of the truck and ended up using only 1 of those (we were out there for 3 nights)

Grey Tank: This is the only place where we will be making a few changes. Water would be simple enough for us to get (as mentioned above). Even if I had to run down the road to fill the containers, that would be fairly simple. The issue would be the grey/black tank filling up quick. Two things I think will help:
1 - We bought a mini dishpan that Camco makes to put in the sink. No sense in having the water we use to wash our hands and brush our teeth go in the tank if we want to save the space. We can run that into the dishpan and toss it out.
2 - This one will take some modification, but if we could install a switch-valve of sorts to the drain pipe under the AS and hook up a hose to it, you could literally run that water out into the bushes. Would be no different than taking a shower outside. This would free up a lot of room as well.

Smell??: One thing we worried about with the combined grey/black tank was potential smell/odor. So far, no problem. One thing I did notice was the water that sits in the traps sitting does tend to smell a bit when stored, it's a good idea to put a bit of bleach in there. I know bleach is bad for rubber seals, but it seems that area is free of any rubber and therefor not at risk. You could even throw some mouthwash in there and I'm sure that would work too.


Bal-leveler: This thing is fantastic. Easy to use and does what it's supposed to do. Honestly, I'd probably pay double for this thing.


Anyway, here are a few pictures from the weekend:








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Gotta ask... Where were these photos taken? Please include details on campground locations. --Thanks!
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:25 PM   #12
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GP - Congrats and it looks like you have been testing on Highway 1 south of Monterey.. Not sure how to answer window-in-door question, though I suspect Toscano's in Los Banos would do it for a fee.. I am sure Airstream shop at factory would be happy to cut in a window...

If you haven't attacked propane tanks yet, you should know you can by extender tubes to move entire trailer back up to 14" or 18", with load ratings up to 3,500#.. I've talked to several people using them (often with pickup campers and trailers..) and they claim they work great.. Your trailer should be light enough to work with one of these.. See Hitch Accessories - Reese
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Gotta ask... Where were these photos taken? Please include details on campground locations. --Thanks!
Along HWY1, south of Monterey. No actual campsites, just some turnouts along the way.
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Are you headed to Red Bull GP at Laguna Seca? Their campground is terrific if you can still find a space.. If not, there is another in Carmel Valley, and a cute little RV Camping area in City of Monterey near Veteran's Park off Hwy 68 between Pebble Beach and Pacific Grove.. Be very wary of CHP radar traps just west of Castroville on Highway 156 near merger with Hwy 1 coming from Santa Cruz.. We've watched 6 or 8 bikes at a time getting ticketed on GP weekend...
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