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Old 09-19-2013, 05:57 PM   #1
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Fleetwood Pioneer

We are new to the Travel Trailer Forum but not to irv2 as we own a Class A MH. We have been looking for a travel trailer for our son to set up on the job site where he has started working. Currently we found what appears to be a good 2007 Fleetwood Pioneer, and since we know absolutely nothing about travel trailers we are asking for your help.

We are interested in receiving any info you might want to share, including, but not limited to: A) Is the 2007 Pioneer a good unit? B) Are the accessories (heater, frig, water pump, water heater,etc) reliable? C) We know that our son will contract for a cold weather insulating service for this winter, but is that trailer insulated adequately to be used in temperatures in the mid-20s? D) Is it easily tow-able with a Ford Explorer?

Please post any and all other items you think we may need to know about.

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Old 09-19-2013, 06:42 PM   #2
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Accessories are as reliable as the person who owned and maintained it. I've seen some never need service, and some just need normal work.
What model Pioneer is he looking at and what Ford Explorer?

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Old 09-19-2013, 07:16 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply, The Pioneer in the 18CK I believe, 18 foot Camper, 22 foot including the hitch. His Explorer is the XLT with the V-6.
Do you know how the Pioneer handles the cold?
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:34 PM   #4
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The appliances in the Pioneer, are the same ones in all TTs. The furnace works great. It will keep you warm. But will use some a bunch of propane. May want to think about a space heater to help.
As for towing with the Explorer. The little V6 will not be happy with the Pioneer behind it. That's a lot of frontal area to pull thru the air.

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