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Old 01-04-2014, 08:13 PM   #1
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2014 White Hawk 27DSRL

We traded in our 2012 Jayco 20E for a 2014 White Hawk 27 DSRL today. Is it time to go camping yet??
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Old 01-04-2014, 08:34 PM   #2
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Congrats on closing the deal. Of course we need pics when you get them.
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Old 01-08-2014, 01:21 PM   #3
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Congratulations! We purchased a smaller White Hawk last month. I can't wait to try it out!
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Old 01-08-2014, 05:03 PM   #4
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White Hawk Slide Awning/Cover

I ordered a 2014 White Hawk 27DSRL and it should be built next week. We are anxiously waiting for the dealer's call. I wanted to add a slide awning and was told by the factory that the White Hawk does not have backing in the wall to attach the awning and it is not recommended. Also I saw that the bumper has a 100 pound max weight. With the spare tire, bike rack and bikes, I may go over this weight when the trailer bounces.
Has anyone installed slide awning covers and more weight on the bumper? Sometime risk management is very cautious. Thank you for your help.

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Old 01-08-2014, 07:19 PM   #5
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I ordered a 2014 White Hawk 27DSRL and it should be built next week. We are anxiously waiting for the dealer's call. I wanted to add a slide awning and was told by the factory that the White Hawk does not have backing in the wall to attach the awning and it is not recommended. Also I saw that the bumper has a 100 pound max weight. With the spare tire, bike rack and bikes, I may go over this weight when the trailer bounces.
Has anyone installed slide awning covers and more weight on the bumper? Sometime risk management is very cautious. Thank you for your help.

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I would not add any weight to the bumper without reinforcing it. It's pretty flimsy and only spot welded. I brought my last trailer to a welder who added some braces and welded all the seams. It made a big difference but was still bouncy back there. lost lost my bikes on the highway one day but luckily my brother was behind me to have me pull over before that happened. Nothing some straps couldn't fix. As far as the slide topper, I have heard that the whitehawks do not have the proper baking but my dealer has put them on the whitehawks for other customers.
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Any reason you went from a smaller trailer to larger?

Also... Congrats!!
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:20 PM   #7
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Any reason you went from a smaller trailer to larger?

Also... Congrats!!
We are buying a bigger trailer because we have decided to become seasonal campers in Cape Cod. We loved the 20E but decided that we did not want to deal with canvas and wanted a little more room.

We ended up canceling the 27 DSRL and buying the 29 REKS. It was a very hard decision but in the end the two slides on the 29 REKS won. But again, it will be in one place for the whole summer.

Love the layout n the 27DSRL - am sure you will enjoy it.
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We are buying a bigger trailer because we have decided to become seasonal campers in Cape Cod. We loved the 20E but decided that we did not want to deal with canvas and wanted a little more room.

We ended up canceling the 27 DSRL and buying the 29 REKS. It was a very hard decision but in the end the two slides on the 29 REKS won. But again, it will be in one place for the whole summer.

Love the layout n the 27DSRL - am sure you will enjoy it.
Just wondering where in the cape your seasonal will be at?
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We are going to be seasonal at Peter's Pond in Sandwich. We have camped there a few times and love it.
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Nice, we frequent the cape often usually sweet water forest in Brewster, but always looking for other options. My in-laws have a seasonal at sweet water.
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