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Old 03-20-2016, 08:02 PM   #1
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New from Wisconsin. FJ & X19H

Hello from Wisconsin.

I am a new to rv'ing/tt'ing, but I've been a long time camper/outdoorsperson.

I am very excited to be bringing home my new x19h at the end of the month.

This unit is replacing a teardrop, bed on wheels trailer with something that's a little more 'livable'. The teardrop was great but it definitely had its drawbacks. By design it promotes an outdoor lifestyle that requires a little cooperation from biting insects, weather, etc. or you're holed up and/or looking for a place to hang out till things become more comfortable. A dog, 10 yo, the wife and I were just a bit too much for the confines of what the teardrop offered.

We're hoping to extend our travel season a bit more with the camper seeing as though it has... amenities.

I am using an FJ cruiser (5K tow capacity) to tow the x19h. It's rated factory at 3665 and we'll probably have another 1.2K in people and hear by the time we're done... so just squeaking under the 5K rating.

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Congrats on your purchase and welcome to JOF.

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Old 03-20-2016, 08:43 PM   #3
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Welcome fellow Wisconsinite! Congrats on your purchase, what dealer did you buy from?

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Old 03-20-2016, 10:01 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your new trailer with more amenities.
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Old 03-21-2016, 07:11 AM   #6
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we bought it from wagners rv in suamico wi during their 'open house'.
I am not convinced that we got the 'deal' that they said they were getting but (and I don't hate money) i was pretty happy with the experience and everyone was great/helpful and i'm going to just try and focus on enjoying the unit vs what I usually do and focus on the 'deal' that I just made.

I will post photos of the new rig once we take delivery... i think it'll be in about a week (we're waiting to hear back from them on when we can get it scheduled).
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Congratulations fellow Wisconsinite! You'll love owning a hybrid. But I will say this, you'll be pushing the limits. The closer you get to your rated capacities the more you'll feel the strain of towing.
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Old 03-21-2016, 08:20 AM   #8
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Yeah, trailer cap/towing cap on the fj is simply not good. The beast was definitely designed to haul very little behind it/there isn't much left over for anything not the vehicle.

Even with our teardrop, it would hunt between 4th and 5th fairly often... and that was only 2k lbs. I also do not have OD off so...

I've resolved that I'll really only have a max speed of 60, maybe 65 and that I'll be driving around in 4th a lot.

Strongly considering a new mule.
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