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Old 08-28-2012, 09:04 PM   #21
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A critical item regarding your TV. Make sure it has a tow package; some brands appear to have multiple tow packages now days. So do a little homework. Make sure you have the correct rear end gear ratios. They can be extremely expensive to change out later. Tow packages usually give you larger mirrors (never large enough), hitch, gear ratio, prewired for electric brakes. Some vehicles I understand now have an integrated electronic sway package. Many of the tow packages also include a button (tow/haul mode) to change your AFT shift points and lock you out from using overdrive.

Also you need a good WD (weight distribution) hitch, and there are a lot out there. I use an Equalizer brand with integrated sway bars. I absolutely love my hitch, but it was costly, but worth every penny. My parents use Reese with Dual Cam Sway Bars. It too is a fabulous but only with the dual cam sway bar addition (my opinion).
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:49 AM   #22
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Thanks to you guys, we've learned quite a lot over the last week. We're hooked on the rear captain's chairs design, but there are still two models contending; the White Hawk 27DSRL (less weighty than the 26RLS) and the Rockwood 2604. One thing I find curious is that the White Hawk has a fridge in the bedroom. It seems redundant because it already has a full size fridge.

One dealer I visited suggested that I consider a 15,500btu a/c. Since I live in Florida, it seems this may be good advice. Are there any other worthwhile options we should consider?

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Old 08-29-2012, 09:16 AM   #23
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I would look at the Jayfeather Select 28U. It has a slide but it isn't huge and lighter weight. Slide probably goes out about 18 inches and everything is still accessible with the slide in.
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:03 AM   #24
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Thanks to you guys, we've learned quite a lot over the last week. We're hooked on the rear captain's chairs design, but there are still two models contending; the White Hawk 27DSRL (less weighty than the 26RLS) and the Rockwood 2604. One thing I find curious is that the White Hawk has a fridge in the bedroom. It seems redundant because it already has a full size fridge.

One dealer I visited suggested that I consider a 15,500btu a/c. Since I live in Florida, it seems this may be good advice. Are there any other worthwhile options we should consider?

Thanks,
Andrew
For sure get the 15K AC unit. Just a few bucks more but living in FLA you want the extra BTU`s.
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:06 AM   #25
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One thing I find curious is that the White Hawk has a fridge in the bedroom. It seems redundant because it already has a full size fridge.
I think that`s an outside access fridge.


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I would look at the Jayfeather Select 28U. It has a slide but it isn't huge and lighter weight. Slide probably goes out about 18 inches and everything is still accessible with the slide in.
I cannot find the 28U or a few others such as the 28R on the 2013 website. It seems a bunch of models were replaced or discontinued in the TT lineup.
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:21 AM   #27
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We have a new Whitehawk, absolutely love it. Our model is a 31dlsb, and it tows like a dream. High crosswind on our first trip out and no instability at all. They say the wide stance axles of the Whitehawk improve towing, maybe something to it? x2 on the slide..
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:51 AM   #28
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Upgrade the customer value package to include the 15M A/C and also get the technology package, electric stability jacks, electric tongue jack and the power awning.

We also ordered the free standing table with 4 chairs, exterior grill & roof ladder. The only options we didn't get were the hide a bed and aluminum wheels.

We love our White Hawk!
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Mrnoyb, how do you like the 2012 chevy? I've wondered if upgrading from my 2008 with the 4-speed tranny to the 6 speed tranny would be worth the trouble. I could wait 2-3 more years and get the diesel I want or I could trade now or within a year and just get another gasser.
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Old 09-07-2012, 02:06 PM   #30
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One thing that I haven't seen mentioned here is the length of the trailer vs the length of the tv. The wheelbase of the Jeep or Durango is fairly short (in comparison to a truck). In my experience the longer the wheelbase the more comfortable to tow. There will be less sway with a longer wheelbase. Of course a high quality hitch with sway control will help but may not cure some problems. I used to tow with a '04 Durango that had all the towing goodies and sway was still an issue when a big semi would go blasting pass us. We have a '12 X213, so 21' ft trailer. Now I have a '12 Ram and man that thing is sweet, we hardly move at all. Just my $0.02...
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