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Old 09-08-2017, 08:01 AM   #43
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New (almost) WD1710

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Just picked up our almost-new Drop on Saturday; pics to follow - very excited, as this is our first adventure in travel trailering.
Here's a photo of our new (to us) Drop; we're planning on playing with it this weekend so we can learn how everything works. Very excited.
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Old 09-08-2017, 11:43 PM   #44
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Here's a photo of our new (to us) Drop; we're planning on playing with it this weekend so we can learn how everything works. Very excited.
Right on, bjcraige! Color scheme ties in great with your tow vehicle. Hope you guys have a blast this weekend.
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Old 09-09-2017, 12:08 AM   #45
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Has anyone lifted a Winnie Drop. I recently purchased a 2017 WD170S and love the trailer. But, I'm hitting front and rear pretty often. I am in the process of lifting our rig. Thoughts? Comments?
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Jim, I haven't lifted my trailer yet, but I'm annoyed enough by the problem that I'm going to, eventually. Here's the DIY plan, if I go the DIY route:

I'm going raise the trailer chassis 3" by inserting a piece of 2" x 3" rectangular tube between the chassis bracket and the axle bracket on each side of the trailer. I'll drill holes in the side of the rectangular tube to bolt the chassis bracket to the rectangular tube, and weld the rectangular tube to the axle bracket. I hope this description makes sense. It looks like the factory brake wiring has enough slack so that I won't have to re-wire.

This work would probably end up taking me a full day, considering that I'd have to go through the whole process of jacking the chassis up off of the axle and goofing around with all the steel work and getting everything lined back up and bolted together, and a full day of extra time is hard to come by right now, so I think I may end up taking it to a local trailer guy and having him do it, since he does stuff like this all the time. Either way, I'll post pics if/when I get it done. I hope you will post up your solution if you beat me to it.
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Old 09-10-2017, 01:23 PM   #46
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Electrical Question

Brenda & I recently bought almost new WD1710 and now have it set up in our drive way to figure out basics. During the walk through, the 12V battery powered the interior lights etc. Right now, there is no power inside. I checked the 12V battery and it has 13+ volts. Plugged into the tow vehicle, still nothing inside.

The panel with the lights to the left of the sink is also totally dead.

Is there a master switch or breaker of some sort? What am I missing?

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There is a battery master switch under the bench seat on the door side of the trailer. Dealer did't show it to us, but found it anyway.
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Jim, I haven't lifted my trailer yet, but I'm annoyed enough by the problem that I'm going to, eventually. Here's the DIY plan, if I go the DIY route:

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I contacted eTrailer and their expert didn't (couldn't) say to do this but he mentioned a Drexel lift kit that I am having a trailer shop install. They won't know for certain if the holes will line up but I bought the part will have them look at it. That said, I was at the RV dealer last week and the same model WD170S from Winnebago for 2018 comes with a lift kit installed. I am going to try to get Winnebago to install the 2018 axle or kit on my 2017. I'm not optimistic they will do the right thing.

Here is the Drexel lift kit part. My axle is a Lippert but they sure look the same.....
https://www.etrailer.com/question-238791.html
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Old 09-10-2017, 07:54 PM   #49
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The lifted drop is a nice added option although i haven't had an issue with my Drop on mountain roads yet. I'm just very aware of my wheel approach and angles for holes and road debris.
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Open the front outside compartment and the battery switch is to your left.
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Brenda & I recently bought almost new WD1710 and now have it set up in our drive way to figure out basics. During the walk through, the 12V battery powered the interior lights etc. Right now, there is no power inside. I checked the 12V battery and it has 13+ volts. Plugged into the tow vehicle, still nothing inside.

The panel with the lights to the left of the sink is also totally dead.

Is there a master switch or breaker of some sort? What am I missing?

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Old 12-31-2017, 07:55 PM   #51
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We recently purchased a 2018 WD1780, although we don't pick it up for a few months. I'm going to be lifting it using the built in lift bracket and want to put larger tires on when I do, but since I don't have the trailer with me I can't gauge what size will fit. Has anyone put larger tires on their Drop after lifting it? Or have an idea for what size tires I could/should fit after the lift?
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Old 01-01-2018, 11:17 PM   #52
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Tires for Winne/Minnie Drop

I have a 2017 WD170S that was not the "off-road" version. I was dragging front and rear often when towing with an F150. I lifted it 3 inches at a specialty shop. (That's another discussion). Now its awesome. My TT came with the same tires yours does, 205/75R14 C. This tire is right at the limit of the weight of the TT and is limited to 65 MPH. I am upgrading to Goodyear Endurance 215/75R14 D in the spring. This increases the margin on weight (2,200 lbs x 2 = 4400 lbs) and allows speeds up to 87 MPH (rated N, though I'll never tow that fast!)) with 8 plys.

You could go to a 205/75R15 D but that only gets you about an inch lift and you have to buy new rims.
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I have a 2017 WD170S that was not the "off-road" version. I was dragging front and rear often when towing with an F150. I lifted it 3 inches at a specialty shop. (That's another discussion). Now its awesome. My TT came with the same tires yours does, 205/75R14 C. This tire is right at the limit of the weight of the TT and is limited to 65 MPH. I am upgrading to Goodyear Endurance 215/75R14 D in the spring. This increases the margin on weight (2,200 lbs x 2 = 4400 lbs) and allows speeds up to 87 MPH (rated N, though I'll never tow that fast!)) with 8 plys.

You could go to a 205/75R15 D but that only gets you about an inch lift and you have to buy new rims.
I definitely see new rims in my future as I'd like to go larger than that, at least a 30" tire. Probably a 15 or 16" rim with an E or G rated tire. Just not sure how much space I actually have in that wheel well after it's lifted.

If you get a chance, would you mind measuring from the center hub to your fender? That would give me a rough idea.
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Old 01-03-2018, 05:52 PM   #54
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Measure wheel room

My trailer is in storage. I'll try to get over there Thursday.
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My trailer is in storage. I'll try to get over there Thursday.
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No rush, I don't get mine until May.
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Awesome, thanks for info. I'm going to order same tires!
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