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Old 01-12-2019, 12:50 AM   #1
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We just lost our travel trailer due to water damage and we are looking for a new one. It is just the wife and me and dog. We first started out looking at the Jayco 265RLS but some how we found ourselves moving toward the Imagine 2500RB and 2600RL. Just wondering about the trailer and if anyone out there has any comments on this trailer. I always come here first because this is where the good info is maintained. Thanks for your time.
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:39 AM   #2
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A friend of mine has an Imagine and is happy with it. He is not pleased with his dealer.
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:22 AM   #3
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We have an Imagine MK2670. So far we like it.
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:56 AM   #4
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Take a look at OutdoorsRV. Very well made trailers. I like the Imagine as well.
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:53 AM   #5
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I looked at these trailers back to back as one dealer has both. I like Imagine and Grand Design more than Jayco in the last few years. Thinking since Thor Jayco quality may be less.
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We had the 2500RL for a about two years with 5k miles on it. We NEVER had a problem with it of any kind. We wanted a 5th wheel to start with but the 1500 Dodge was not up to the weight so we decided on the 2500RL. We soon found out that the Dodge was NOT up to the weight of the 2500RL, white knuckle thing :( We ended up with a F250 diesel so a bit short of two years later we moved to the 230RL(5th wheel) with an awesome trade in The 230RL has the same floor plan as the 2500RL, that we really liked but the 230RL bath room is better.

With the night stand setup its very hard to get in and out of bed without waking the other person in bed. You cant just sit up and turn then stand up :( Anyway this is the worst thing we found in the trailer and its very low on our problem list in fact it was the only thing

We looked at some rear bath models (2600RB) but I liked the OPEN feeling that the 2500RL had much better.

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So you think my 2016 F150 is not a good tow vehicle. the weight is only 5800 dry.
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So you think my 2016 F150 is not a good tow vehicle. the weight is only 5800 dry.
The only time it will weight 5800lbs is the day you take it home. The 2500RL has a GVW of 7500lbs and the 2600RB is 8000lbs.

I dont like to tell someone YES or NO for a TV. As an engineer for over 40 years I go by the max Payload of my truck (driver side door sticker) and the GCWR. There are people on this board that believe IF IT WORKS DO IT.

Ford does make a very high Payload F150, its rare and cost as much as a F250 diesel, at least the ones I have seen the sticker do.

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Ford builds a few different capacity F-150. They use 3 different frames to build a wide range of F-150's.

If you have a heavier duty F-150 with the 3.5 eco-boost you might be ok. If you have a F-150 with the HDPP option you will definitely be ok. Those trucks have a 163" wheel base. If you have a F-150 lite with the 2.7 eco-boost then you will not he ok.

If you buy a trailer like your totaled then you will know how it tows.
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So you think my 2016 F150 is not a good tow vehicle. the weight is only 5800 dry.
I agree, know your truck's capacity and know your cargo's weight. Since you've had a TT before do you know the total weight of what you typically carry in it (i.e. the cargo)? Where I live there are no scales locally to weight the trailer so what I did is put everything in boxes then stood on a bathroom scale and added it all up. Also don't forget the weight of full propane tanks, battery(s), and any water you usually carry in the tank. Knowing all that will help you determine if your truck is a good TV or not.
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