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Old 02-20-2021, 01:45 PM   #1
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Hello all,

Hi my name is Nate in the Kitchener-Waterloo area (Ontario, Canada). We will be acquiring our new L'air camper trailer as of April 2021. We are a family of four with 2 kids ages 9 and 6.

Our big plans are to travel through western Canada and the US in the summer of 2022.

We are new to camper trailers and I've enjoyed reading up on some tips/stories on this site.

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Old 02-20-2021, 01:54 PM   #2
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Nate congratulations on your L'air!! We've enjoyed our vintage 4500 and I'm sure you will enjoy your L'air.
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Old 02-23-2021, 09:51 PM   #3
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I am going to look at their campers this week. How have they been to deal with as a business so far?
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Old 02-24-2021, 07:43 AM   #4
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Hi Nate! I'm soon to be owner too! We're a family of 3 with a young baby. We live in Quebec, close to Ottawa. We're also planning for a trip in the West for 2022. We started a group on FB for the new owners of L'air Heritage Trillium. Feel free to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/467362324287051

Hil, I'm very happy with the service I've had so far with Jim at L'air Camper. I feel confident that my trailer will satisfy my needs. Ordering from them was a bit risky at first, because nobody owns one yet! It's a risk I'm willing to take as there are no real alternatives around here other than buying a 15 000$ used Trillium with still work to do on it! L'air give significant discounts for the first customer.
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Old 02-24-2021, 08:09 PM   #5
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Has anyone dealt with Jim Ashton before? He is the owner of the new L'air Campers. Just wondering if anyone in the USA or elsewhere has heard of this guy? Just doing some digging
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Old 02-25-2021, 09:23 AM   #6
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What skarybat said! Been a great experience so far. Jim is helpful and answers my questions promptly. He recently put up promo videos on YouTube about the new L'air trailers.
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Old 02-25-2021, 11:13 AM   #7
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Initial buyers are getting a nice discount for the risk they are taking. Thats a fair trade off. Post production issues and any possible problem resolution is the key to their growth.

To those that are going first, all the best with your purchase. We always need more choices in this market.
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Old 03-19-2021, 11:33 AM   #8
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Hi there! I'm also looking at their campers. What options did you go with?
Looks like they made some great improvements with the 2021 models.
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Old 03-19-2021, 01:06 PM   #9
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Hi there! I'm also looking at their campers. What options did you go with?
Looks like they made some great improvements with the 2021 models.
We went with bunk beds and many of the options but not the heating or water heater. Our delivery date is April 9.
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Old 03-19-2021, 01:13 PM   #10
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Hi there! I'm also looking at their campers. What options did you go with?
Looks like they made some great improvements with the 2021 models.
Hey! I went with the 1300, bunk bed with Porta potty and propane stove. There are better after market heaters so I will assess my need for that. I skipped the awning option. I got the brakes because my minivan Manual.says I need them for anything over 1000lbs.
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Old 03-19-2021, 01:14 PM   #11
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I found the FB group and it's been most helpful as well. The discounts for first time buyers is super! I also went with the electric brakes, so my Ram does not have to do all of the breaking on steep grades and long winding roads. Hot water heater, Furnace, outdoor shower, potti, additional solar, and 1000W inverter.
Scheduling a virtual walk through and will most likely commit.
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Old 03-19-2021, 01:15 PM   #12
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We went with bunk beds and many of the options but not the heating or water heater. Our delivery date is April 9.
Tell us when you get it!
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Old 03-19-2021, 01:20 PM   #13
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Yes! we want to see many photos!
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Old 04-29-2021, 06:59 AM   #14
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Hey Kate,


Congratulations! You must be stoked.


My partner and I just ordered a 4500 as well and I was wondering what battery(s) you decided to go with? We will be doing a lot of boondocking. We have a furnace, water heater, and fridge with solar panels. I am not sure if I need to invest in a very expensive Lithium-Ion or much cheaper, but substantially heavier 2x6-volt golf cart batteries. The later option is of concern because I don't want to compromise the tongue weight. I would welcome your thoughts on the matter.
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Old 04-29-2021, 12:19 PM   #15
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You're concerned that the deep cycle battery it comes with will be too heavy? and looking to change it?
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Old 04-29-2021, 01:00 PM   #16
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2 golf cart batteries on the tongue can add 100 pounds plus to the tongue weight unless there is no offsetting weight in the rear. The best way to mount the batteries, if you can, would be as close to the axle as possible. For lead acid this means you must have a sealed battery compartment vented to the outside. For Lithium Iron Phosphate you can mount them internally unvented(very low risk) or do the same as lead acid for the safest possible installation (almost no risk). I currently have an AGM battery mounted inside with no venting(very low risk).
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Old 04-29-2021, 02:17 PM   #17
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Hey Alex,
Thank you for your advice. I guess I am loath to keep batteries inside of the trailer as I covet all the space inside that I possibly can. Am I an outlier wishing to mount the battery(s) on the tongue? I was under the impression--perhaps erroneously-- that was where most folks kept it on such a small trailer.
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Old 04-29-2021, 02:32 PM   #18
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A lot of people mount batteries on the tongue. My concern was with making sure the additional tongue weight was thought about. Contrary to some opinions, you can have too much tongue weight and it can affect the handling of the trailer. Here is a link to a good video showing the physics of trailer weight placement:
https://practicalmotoring.com.au/car...eavy-trailers/

Just another piece of the puzzle. Unfortunately in life there are very few simple answers.
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Old 04-29-2021, 03:13 PM   #19
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Hey Alex,
Thank you for taking the time.
I will check out the link.
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Hey Alex,
Thank you for your advice. I guess I am loath to keep batteries inside of the trailer as I covet all the space inside that I possibly can. Am I an outlier wishing to mount the battery(s) on the tongue? I was under the impression--perhaps erroneously-- that was where most folks kept it on such a small trailer.
I much prefer a battery on the tongue, both to save space inside the trailer, and make setting up portable solar so much easier.

Both my Trillium 1300 and my Escape 19 have tongue mounted batteries.

As always, get an actual certified weight on your trailer to make tongue weight is OK.

On my Trillium, there is limited room for batteries. So if I wanted more capacity, I'd go with a Lithium battery instead. I currently has a Group 29 single battery.
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