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Old 02-01-2005, 05:15 PM   #15
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Ok, I have one annoying b**ch about my Gearbox; The door for the generator has the finger latch on the backside and the lock latch towards the front. so you MUST lock the door or the wind will pry it open in transit.

The wind tweeked mine enough to break the seal at the corner and I had to fix it up.

SO, I switched the keyed latch to the rearward side and the finger latch to the front

Simple, but an annoying oversight on Fleetwoods part

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Old 02-15-2005, 04:20 PM   #16
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I am also the owner of a Gearbox 22' 2005- I find it to be top notch also, I am a contractor and have been one for many years. And see that the construction of this unit is standard or higher.

Here are a few noticeable things to consider.

Flip axles, Adds height, (there were no shocks so I added some )
The concealed spring on the ramp door and finish of ramp and recessed lights in back
48 gal. fuel capacity- 2 separate tanks and gauges you can get gas from either tank
Large Fresh / Black and Grey tanks
Goodyear Marathon trailer tires
Great graphics
Tinted windows
No wheel wells inside, diamond plate base board.

And the list goes on, these are little houses we are driving guy's and I don't think anyone has ever bought a new house without a few bugs.

Remember what Lincoln said you can't please all the people all the time, mistakes are made, especially with cheap ( competitive labor ) and there are different strokes for different folks.

I looked at a lot of trailers before I bought the Gearbox and I had read about the delimitation before I bought also. I saw things in trailers I liked and I saw things in other trailers I did not like, but I will not mention those as to not offend anybody.

I could have bought any trailer I wanted - ( I bought a Gearbox )

2005 GEARBOX 22'
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Old 07-26-2008, 01:04 PM   #17
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Thanks to this site for all the Gearbox stories!
They are now out of my TH consideration. I am still considering: Heartland "Cyclones", Eclipse "Attitude" and Keystone "Fusion". I just recently took "Weekend Warrior" and "Ragen"'off my list because of their recent factory shut down and that sucks because I could of got a screaming deal on a WW.

Any stories or suggestions, good or bad on my three finalist?

06 F350 6.1 Diesel, Long bed, Crew cab
07 Yahamaha Raptor 700
06 Raptor 80
05 Suzuki Quadsport 250
04 Suzuki Quadsport 400
04 Polaris Predator 90
06 Carson 8' x 18', ATV trailer

"Life is good"
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Old 07-26-2008, 04:14 PM   #18
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Why is the Gearbox off your list?

To update since its been quite awhile: Our 2005 Gearbox has been totally trouble free... Well, other than me hitting the ladder on a roof and having to replace it
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Old 07-31-2008, 05:42 PM   #19
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I've read roughly 60 of 74 stories about air bubbles under the fiberglass siding and GB's
desire to fix them by cutting in patches and occasionally replacing them with new ones.
I am sure that have TH's that are trouble free
but they appear to be too few and far between and definitely not the norm. That's my reason.

Thanks for your response.

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Old 05-12-2016, 08:33 PM   #20
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I know, really old thread being brought back from the dead but I haven't found many discussions for Gearbox owners other than the delamination issue.

I'm looking for a forum or thread or whatever for Gearbox owners. I'm in the process of buying a 2006 220FB and I suspect I'll have questions. It's in very good shape and I know the owner so I'm not worried about there being major (invisible) problems.

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Old 07-12-2017, 12:45 PM   #21
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I've had my 2006 Gearbox 220FB for a year now and it hasn't had any major issues. No minor issues either.

Added more D-rings to secure my Polaris Ranger 900
Added 140w Solar panel on top
Switched all interior/exterior lights to LED and added LED strip lights inside
Added 2 spare tires - prior owner didn't even realize there wasn't a spare
Replaced stabilizer jack (had to use two different hand cranks)
Added JT Strongarm stabilizers
Added Husky 3500 lb electric tongue jack
Added Gen-Turi generator exhaust stack
Added 2017 Ford F-350 6.7L to pull this pig
Added Ford TPMS and camera system

I'm in need of an owner's manual. I will pay to have yours made into a digital copy and give you a copy too.
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