Air suspension makes leveling
easy: you just let air out of the left and right bags separately, as required to reach level. Unless you're crazy enough to think that sitting on the bump stops is good enough (not on any real site), you still need some sort of stabilizing or leveling jacks (like the electric ones in the Stiletto) to hold it firmly once lowered and leveled. You can also just plumb all the bags together and control left-right and fore-aft leveling with the jacks, which I assume is the Stiletto approach. I think the air suspension
would be great for various reasons, including reducing the step-in height, as they mention.
I like the use of the area over the truck
for services, rather than trying to put stand-up living space in there (leading to a ridiculously tall rig like most current fifth-wheels) or even the crawl-up bed (which is great if you can use it, but unusable for many). The fifth-wheel configuration is used to enable safe and effective towing of a large trailer, relative to the truck size. I hope the front is tapered so it works with a tight hitch-to-cab spacing, although it doesn't look that way in the profile photo.
The unit is not particularly light
, by the standards of this size of trailer. The appeal of the moulded fiberglass
construction is due to the other attributes (lack of seams, etc), not weight
One strange detail: the Standard Equipment includes "24 gal. Propane
Tank"; it is unusual for a trailer to use a fixed tank (like a motorhome), rather than removable cylinders. I would hate to break camp to tow the trailer to a station rather than just swapping "20 lb" or "30 lb" tanks. I do realize that a 24 gallon tank, filled to 80% volume, holds about 90 lb of propane
, but planning is not always perfect...
It's interesting that the only interior photos are of the front 1/3 of the trailer... I wonder if this is still a work in progress? The last time I saw it in a magazine (a few months ago), the web site didn't yet exist.