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Old 02-13-2014, 08:00 PM   #11
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My initial thoughts are too heavy.
Mine were too and now thinking about it I think you'll be well under that GVWR. You'd have to try really hard to pack over 600lbs of stuff
Anyway ... just more food for thought. Hindsight tells me that's the perfect unit in that weigh and price range.
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Is there a show in Chicago this weekend? We're going to the Milwaukee show first weekend in March. And it just so happens to be my birthday. Something spells trouble hahahaha
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Yes the show is in Rosemont IL and thru Sunday. http://www.chicagorvshow.com/
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Old 02-19-2014, 07:12 PM   #13
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Hey BrianGVLK,
Did you buy a new trailer?
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Pretty soon. The RV show was so busy it was not enjoyable. We're going to the dealer next week, to make a final decision.
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Pretty soon. The RV show was so busy it was not enjoyable. We're going to the dealer next week, to make a final decision.
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Old 02-26-2014, 09:39 AM   #16
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Ok... We chose the 184BH. We pick it up on March 15th. I hope the weather cooperates that day. We'll see how the mini-van pulls it this summer. If all goes well, we will not be in the market for a different tow vehicle.
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Awesome! Congrats Brian. Don't forget to post pictures when you get it.
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Old 02-26-2014, 07:18 PM   #18
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Our son has 2012 Jay Feather Ultra Light 17zx that he tows with an Odyssey and has been happy. Him the wife 3 kids & the dog along with bikes, trikes and necessities.

PS: He also lives in D.G. and has traveled as far as Goodfield, and St. Joseph, MI. He did however tow it to D.G. from Cincy as he bought it from the dealer we use.
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Grumpy,
Thanks for the encouraging words on the Odyssey. We'll be on the look for the trailer you described. I'll get pictures posted after the weather warms.
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Picked up the camper today. A few early observations after the short 25 mile ride to storage area:

1-electric brakes are very effective and feel safe.
2-weight distribution hitch and anti-sway set up is heavy.
3-never exceeded 60 MPH. Felt secure, confident and safe.
4-The 184 weighs a thousand pounds more than the pop up and that, plus wind resistance, is definitely felt by the Odyssey.
5-this camper is much easier to backup vs. the pop up-longer wheel base??
6-family loves the camper and we are trying to find a reason to use it sooner than our first planned trip on Father's Day weekend.

Our planned trips: rock cut state park in IL, Mark Twain State Park in MO, Chain O Lakes State Park in IL and Door County Wisconsin-aqualand private campground. Peninsula State park was first choice, but impossible to reserve.

Can't wait for the good times to start.
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