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Old 09-27-2015, 10:28 AM   #29
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its good to hear that we are in the right area for price.

We did talk about a Husky weight distribution and sway bar combo for $469 that I'm definitely going to get.

I'm anxious to finalize this and get the camper, I just don't want to get too anxious and give away the farm.
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Old 09-28-2015, 08:08 AM   #30
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Your negotiated price is pretty good, especially if it's the slide version.

As far as the vents, we just have a small collapsible 2 step stool that we stand on to open and close them. We also have the Maxx Air vent covers, so our vents almost always remain open (unless it's very hot and a/c is cranking). We have a dowel rod in the bathroom to reach the fan switch.

We debated the whole generator thing too. We decided to purchase a Honda EU2000i with a companion unit to provide 4000 watts instead of buying the $4000 Onan. We paid a total of $1700 for both units. My reasoning was that we don't always need a generator, and I didn't want to haul around the extra weight when not needed. They're cheaper than the Onan, use less fuel, and less maintenance. They're super quiet and awesome. Check them out: Honda EU2000i Model Info | Super Quiet 2000 Watt Inverter Generator | Honda Generators

We love the Stryker, and have had no issues. A couple of the LED awning lights have quit working, but no biggie. Good luck!
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Old 10-02-2015, 08:47 PM   #31
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I have a 2912, tow it with a 2015 F150 Supercrew, 6 1/2' bed. 5.0 V8 and it does fine. I've logged 1000 miles towing with no problems. 92 degrees last weekend and single 15,000 BTU A/C kept it cold. 3 nights with a family of 4 and only used 1/3 of the fresh water, and the black and gray tanks were barely registering. I've hauled a 800lb golf cart in the back, and did notice a bit more sway. Keep the tongue weight loaded and use fresh water tank as ballast if needed. It is in front of the axles, where your load is behind them. Worst case you can buy a Hensley Hitch to eliminate sway.
Jet stream, I was at a local Ford dealership the other day getting the electric/ trailer brake hook up installed, as ours did not have it! Anyway, with all the talk about towing capacity, engines, GVWR limits etc. I was looking at the possibility of trading trucks! I was shocked to find out that our F150 Ecoboost 3.5 turbo charged V6 had a towing capacity of 9,600 pounds and the same truck but with a V8, I think 5.0 had a capacity of only 71 or 7,200 lbs. they said the diff was the turbo! Also our truck has a 3.55 rear end diff. If our truck had the 3.73, the trailer tow capacity would even jump to 11,000+ lbs. I do understand that I will not be the first/ fastest one to the camp ground, and towing in hills and mountains will be slow but as long as I DO NOT blow my truck up, I'm fine with that! Like my Harley, which will be in the 2912, I'm not the fastest or the loudest but I get there and I have fun! 3/4 Ton, gas vs. Diesel, Dodge, Ford Chevy, Cummings, Powerstroke or Duramax is a whole other debate!
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Jet stream, I was at a local Ford dealership the other day getting the electric/ trailer brake hook up installed, as ours did not have it! Anyway, with all the talk about towing capacity, engines, GVWR limits etc. I was looking at the possibility of trading trucks! I was shocked to find out that our F150 Ecoboost 3.5 turbo charged V6 had a towing capacity of 9,600 pounds and the same truck but with a V8, I think 5.0 had a capacity of only 71 or 7,200 lbs. they said the diff was the turbo! Also our truck has a 3.55 rear end diff. If our truck had the 3.73, the trailer tow capacity would even jump to 11,000+ lbs. I do understand that I will not be the first/ fastest one to the camp ground, and towing in hills and mountains will be slow but as long as I DO NOT blow my truck up, I'm fine with that! Like my Harley, which will be in the 2912, I'm not the fastest or the loudest but I get there and I have fun! 3/4 Ton, gas vs. Diesel, Dodge, Ford Chevy, Cummings, Powerstroke or Duramax is a whole other debate!

At 34 feet, with passengers and a working load, an F-150 will feel the tail wagging the dog with wind gust, passing trucks etc. and you need to stay within weight limits. You will have the pulling power, but not the frame that will help you control and stop. IMHO, F-250 minimim.
Dry Weight (lbs/kg) 7073 / 3208.3

Payload Capacity (lbs/kgs) 2956 / 1340.8

GVWR (lbs/kgs) 9999 / 4535.5

Hitch Weight (lbs/kgs) 820 / 372
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[QUOTE=CampDaven;2768781]At 34 feet, with passengers and a working load, an F-150 will feel the tail wagging the dog with wind gust, passing trucks etc. and you need to stay within weight limits. You will have the pulling power, but not the frame that will help you control and stop. IMHO, F-250 minimum.


I am in no way a member of the weight police, but what is said above is so true. in 1998 I was towing an 21 foot with a fullsize Ford Bronco when I went over a bad expansion joint in the freeway and jack knifed my rig. My next vehicle was a 3/4 ton supercab long bed and towing was much better.

In 2013 I bought an Ecoboost SuperCrew that could tow 11,000lbs and I had plenty of towing power starting out and at freeway speeds. The truck was a lot of fun to drive, but controlled towing was a different story. My trailer is probably 6000 lbs wet/loaded and I could feel every move that it made.

The wreck in 1998 still haunts me and after towing the trailer a couple of times I have returned back to a fullsize F350. I like the stability the heavier trucks offer. I also like this truck as now that I am looking for a toyhauler I can choose between a bumper pull and 5th wheel, and I don't have to worry so much about weight. I can never recommend that any tow over 5000 pounds and 25 feet with a half ton. It doesn't matter the fancy electronic sway braking that new vehicles have, or the nifty hitches, it comes down to old fashioned length, weight, suspension and power of the tow vehicle to have a controlled tow of your RV.
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Old 10-03-2015, 07:16 PM   #34
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Stryker 2912

My father has a 2912. Slide, Genset, Fuel station etc...

The biggest complaint is SWAY. He tows with a 2012 Ram 3500 DRW and it will wag the dog at 65. Empty with the options he has there is maybe 800lbs of tongue weight but it tows ok. Now throw a RZR in the garage area and a full load of fuel and that tongue weight is now less than 10% of trailer weight.

Before I bought my WnP, I borrowed it for a weekend motorcycle trip with another couple. My Truck is a 3/4t Ram. We loaded the bikes in to where one had the slide wall between the floorboards and bags. The other was next to it with the handlebars just behind the handlebars of the other bike.

My father warned me that the trailer liked to sway behind his 3500 with his RZR loaded up, but that it will settle on its own. We made it exactly 3 miles like that. The sway was dangerous. I turned back, disconnected the WDH and filled the Fresh Water tank to hopefully put more weight on the hitch. Unfortunately the tank is just ahead of the trailer axles and puts more weight on the axles than anything. We also moved the passenger bike to the furthest point forward where there is 2 tie downs. This helped, but did not eliminate sway. At least I was able to do 60 without much white knuckling.

On the way back we switched bikes around and used the wheel chock on the passenger side so we could move that bike all the way up to the door. This helped more, but vehicles passing still made things interesting and 64-65 it would sway on its own.

Since then we ordered a friction type antisway and it has made a world of difference for him behind his 3500.

The Trailer itself is nice, but it seems they put low hitch weight for 1/2t towing ahead of towing comfort. Unless you are just hauling a dirtbike or two, the rear 3-4' of the garge area is unused. Even with just a single RZR 800 you have to park it way up next to the slide out.
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Since then we ordered a friction type antisway and it has made a world of difference for him behind his 3500.
THERE it is . . .
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THERE it is . . .
This is his 3rd toy hauler and this was the 1st what would bother his dually. He towed with a 98 dually before this one.
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We just purchased a Stryker 2912 and will be picking it up Monday. The sales price with the Onan Generator was $36.999.
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I researched the Torque T29 and indeed found it to be the same trailer as the Stryker 2912. The only exceptions were the colors and the generator was occupying one side of the pass through storage instead of the middle compartment where it's housed on the Stryker.
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If sway is a problem, and you have the cash, invest in a Hensley Arrow Hitch. I've heard great things about them, and they're guaranteed to eliminate sway completely. Hensley Mfg., Inc. - Trailer Sway Eliminated...Guaranteed
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I have an equalizer brand hitch. The Hensley hitch is a well thought out unit, but very expensive and difficult to hook onto imo.
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I as well have sway problems with mine. Mine is a 2812 and I believe the tank locations are the same. Water over axels, black and grey both up front and 30 gal gas is behind. It has brackets being tounge for 18gal gen tank but I do not have it and to get weight right I may need it.

Pull mine empty and it pulls fine loaded and it sways. I should not have to purchase a 2500$ hitch to fix a poor design, and I do not want to hear I need to add extra weight to the front to combat this either...once I have proof of a bad tounge weight design I may contact an attorney.

I need to get a tounge scale to know for sure but I am with you these are tounge light. I emailed Cruiser about my sway issue and they replied back, we have many, many of these on the road with no issue...sorry your experiencing problems. That just kinda piss ed me off.
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I researched the Torque T29 and indeed found it to be the same trailer as the Stryker 2912. The only exceptions were the colors and the generator was occupying one side of the pass through storage instead of the middle compartment where it's housed on the Stryker.
Torque is heartland, Stryker is cruiser. Guess who owns Cruiser now? Cruiser was bought by Heartland and both are owned by Thor.
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