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Old 04-10-2014, 04:02 PM   #11
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X2 it looks like it would have slim to no tongue weight.
I was thinking about that too. I think the idea was to decrease tongue weight so that more vehicles would be able to tow it. But then without any tongue weight, wouldn't you get more sway? At least with the axles so close together? I mean maybe if the axles were much further apart, you could get away with very little tongue weight, kind of like a tandem-towed tractor trailer... But then, doesn't the front axle pivot on one of those tandem jobs?

I'll be very interested to see how this goes, and will be looking for them at the next RV show...
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Old 04-10-2014, 04:53 PM   #12
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The Sauder Vs Ikea comparison is interesting and may be, as a comparison, spot on. If so, it's a matter of taste and perceived quality and I tend to lean toward Ikea...YMMV
sauder sucks, its such a pain to put together, just put together an entire ikea kitchen and it was so easy to do

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Old 04-10-2014, 07:28 PM   #13
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150 lb. tongue weight according to Trailer Life. Crazy!
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Ooo wow finally a large TT that can be towed by a PRIUS LOL
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Old 04-10-2014, 08:37 PM   #15
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I asked my salesman about them before I ordered my unit. last month. He said he didn't have very much information yet, but thought they would be quite expensive.
I`m thinking they would be quite pricey as well.
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I know a number of European trailer owners. None of their tow vehicles are trucks, they are normally passenger vehicles, with limited tow capacity. Therefore, a sophisticated light trailer industry has developed. There's probably a lot to be learned from their ideas and techniques. We should take full advantage, and will, as soon as we realize that lighter does not mean flimsy, or structurally deficient.
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Old 05-04-2014, 06:43 AM   #17
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I am in the market for a new travel trailer so joined this forum to learn more about this new TT. I have several questions that I know we can only all speculate about but here they are for the "Carnacks" (did I just date myself?) among us.

1. The trailer looks very low to the ground. How will we hook it up to our hitches if it is at least a foot or more lower that what most TTs are built at? What kind of hitch will we need I guess is the better question.

2. Will it have electric brakes?

3. Will solar be an option?
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I am in the market for a new travel trailer so joined this forum to learn more about this new TT. I have several questions that I know we can only all speculate about but here they are for the "Carnacks" (did I just date myself?) among us.

1. The trailer looks very low to the ground. How will we hook it up to our hitches if it is at least a foot or more lower that what most TTs are built at? What kind of hitch will we need I guess is the better question.

2. Will it have electric brakes?

3. Will solar be an option?
Welcome to the forum!

1. A drop hitch extension...widely available today. 4x4 owners need them frequently as their vehicles sit much higher than most.
2. Yes. Most anything larger than a popup has electric brakes.
3. With the expansion of the Green Agenda most likely yes. And probably a composting toilet for you earth worshippers.
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Thanks!!

Anyone want to hazard a guess when dealers will have more information?
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Links for the TT Jayco is copying?

I think I have found the inspiration for this new model.

http://forums.goodsamclub.com/index....print/true.cfm

The company, Eternity Caravans, is now closing it looks like. That may explain why the pics look so much like what we see in the new Jayco.

Other links:

http://www.caravanshows.com/content/...rniti-caravans

http://www.caravantalk.co.uk/communi...niti-caravans/

https://www.google.com/search?q=eter...w=1920&bih=853
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