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Old 10-24-2012, 02:03 PM   #1
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Bungalo Stephen and Janet here. We got as far as installing a class 3-4 Draw Tight and Prodigy 2 brake controller on our LEXUS rx350. Thinking FB cause we want to max size but keep well below out 3500lb and 350 tongue capacity. N e one have a line on the RPod from Forest River? The 17's give you a real 17 ft. floor plan. Cassitas are nice but they include the yoke as part of the length. Any suggestions for us newbies greatly appreciated. We retired this year and look forward to long range extended stays.

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Old 10-24-2012, 04:16 PM   #2
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First Welcome:
Hope you find your dream unit; as far as I know all trailers are measured from bumper to tongue tip.
Some overhang the rear bumper like ours and still others over hang the tongue, we had a trailer that did that back in the 60's
Weight is in the body so if you want 17' floor inside think 20/21 outside for most makes
We looked at an Rpod they have a canvas fold out in rear and my wife wanted "no more canvas", and it was too heavy for our car. What you loose in the tongue you get back in the canvas pop out with an rpod. rpods are very nice units to be sure

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Old 10-24-2012, 05:37 PM   #3
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Hi Stephen and Janet, welcome to FiberglassRV. We're glad you're here.

I can't personally help with any sticky questions, I'm an all molded fiberglass towable gal all the way!

Good luck on your hunt
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:51 PM   #4
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R-pods are really cute and have a lot of functionality that comes standard. A friend of mine had one for a short while - her main complaint was that it was very dark inside. I noticed that the shape and smaller windows do tend to make it seem a little darker than other small trailers - at least in the model she had.

Good luck with your trailer search - the best trailer is the one you find (because then the camping can begin!).
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:24 PM   #5
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Hi Ann and tx 4 the input. I never would have thought of that aspect. I need to see one of these things up close
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