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Old 05-24-2015, 06:01 PM   #29
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Is that a 2304ds? Great floor plan.! If it's new keep an eye on the roof, window and door seals, as things do shift around as the trailer settles in on the first few tows. Recheck all the water fittings on the first few trips and don't tow with the water pump on. You're gonna have a great summer!
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Old 05-25-2015, 07:59 AM   #30
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It is the 2304DS. Thanks for the heads up about the seals, etc. Even the dealer said ALL trailers will leak, and to keep an eye on them, but he did not mention to keep an eye on it starting IMMEDIATELY!
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Old 05-25-2015, 08:57 AM   #31
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Stay ahead on the maintenance in the first few months and you won't have any problems...
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Old 05-30-2015, 05:12 PM   #32
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Well...we finally got it home!!!

Drove 2.5 hours from where we bought it, and it was a bit scary for the first hour or so. I have never towed anything this big. Plus the WDH makes scary noises when I make sharp turns, and wasn't sure if that was normal. (Instructions say that will go away over the first few uses.)

We took slightly hilly country roads for the first 45 minutes then hopped on I-10 until we got to Houston. Then when we got off I-10, I started to feel more comfortable with it.

Our gas mileage (3.0 ecodiesel) went from about 25 avg to 14 avg towing. So really....not too bad. My hemi truck gets 13 towing my 19' ski-boat, for comparison.

The transmission rarely left 7th gear. It is an 8-speed. Even if I forced it to 8 with the paddle shifter, it came back to 7 pretty soon. Which put me at 2000 rpms at 65 mph.

I experimented and it seemed to get the best mpg at 65. Both 60 and 70 mph dipped me down around 10-11 mpg, for some reason.

The only complaint I have is rear-view mirrors. I can sorta see on both sides, but not comfortably, so we will probably buy extension mirrors.

Other than that, we LOVE IT!!!
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Old 05-30-2015, 05:45 PM   #33
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Congrats! Nice loosing trailer. The noise with the hitch is normal. Do you have st type tires? If so, be aware they are only rated to 65mph at their max inflated pressure.
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Old 05-30-2015, 06:41 PM   #34
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Not sure which tires, but I will look tomorrow (raining again in Houston!!!)

The sales guys said drive it as fast as I want. But, you know about sales guys.
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Wow...looks like a great man cave.
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Old 05-30-2015, 09:45 PM   #36
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Darn auto correct... I meant nice "looking" trailer...
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Darn auto correct... I meant nice "looking" trailer...
Yeah, I knew what you meant
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Not sure if the ground is sloped where you took the pic but the trailer looks a little nose up to me which could cause a little extra sway. If the ground is level, drop the shank a hole and you'll have a noticeable difference when you tow.
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Not sure if the ground is sloped where you took the pic but the trailer looks a little nose up to me which could cause a little extra sway. If the ground is level, drop the shank a hole and you'll have a noticeable difference when you tow.
I noticed that in this picture.

What happened was I parked it about 10' further forward to show it off to the family, and there was a pile of doggie doo right at the steps, so I backed it up 10' to clear the poo.

When I did, it lifted the hitch a bit.

While towing forward, it was level.
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