Originally Posted by AKGperson
You how good you feel when the latest model of your "new" car comes out and you don't like the styling as much as yours and the price has increased over $3K? Well that's how my DW & I feel about our 2015 WhiteHawk 25BHS compared to the 2016.
1) The island and loss of cabinet space,
2) The door in bathroom,
3) The added weight (Vehicle weight up 820 lbs & Dry Hitch up 90 lbs), and,
4) The added cost of $3343 over ours with similar options.
I believe a standard 1/2 ton TV will struggle towing the 2016 up medium grades. I know my previous 2007 GMC 1500 5.3L would. Our 2015 was bad enough.
1) That the outdoor kitchen is now standard, and,
2) That the kitchen slides out.
If we were looking to buy a 2016 to be towed with the 1/2 ton TV, we would probably have to look at a different model.
Compare your model with the 2016 model and share your likes & dislikes. We'd like to hear from you and I suspect the factory would like the feedback.
Please, no bashing of inputs by fellow owners.
Well, everyone is ignoring my thread on the 2016 White Hawk, so I'll bump this one.
We are purchasing a 2016 25BHS currently, take delivery this weekend. I think the added weight that you reference is almost all in the floor, correct? I think for 2016 they went to a solid wood floor, rather than the sandwich construction. I am pleased they chose solid wood, personally, it's worth it to me if the trailer weighs a little more.
We REALLY like the rear door in the bathroom, creates a mudroom, and a place for kids to go to take care of business without tracking through the trailer. The 25BHS was the smallest trailer we looked at with this option and weighed heavily on our buying decision.
As for the island, I could take it or leave it. Didn't love it, didn't hate it.
You are correct though, the added weight puts this trailer right on the edge of 1/2 ton GVWR. I just bough a 2015 Ecoboost with the max tow package so the pulling weight is not an issue at all, however, the tongue weight is. It's a fair point. We will be within range of the 7000 GVWR, but not as much breathing room as the 2015 model.
How have you liked your trailer? We're excited, curious if you have any advice or feedback on owning this model.