Just purchased a 2008 FF186 RBS
Bought from a dealer but turns out I knew the previous owner who had just used as an extra bedroom seven times. Like new condition still had the plastic on the micowave and TV. The sad thing is that we already have snow in the mountains so I will just winterize and wait until next year.
We were going to buy new and shopped all summer, as we were limited to 3500# we were mostly looking at hybrids, some of the pod shaped trailers such as MPG and R-pod as well as the small single axle trailers from Jayco and Starcraft, all had compromises that we were not comforable with mostly storage and head room, (I'm 6'4"). We expanded our research to bigger hardsiders that still met our wieght standards and settled on the Cruiser products as there is a local dealer. We were ready to order a new Shadow Cruiser 186 RBS but lucked into this trailer and saved nearly $8000 over new.
Towing vehicle is a 2011 Santa Fe SE with the V-6. It tows it very well with a WDH. It has a manual shift option with the AT so I can keep it in the RPM range (3000-4000 RPM) where it seems the happiest.
Before buying I researched this forum extensivly and have found a signifcant source of very useful information and hope to add my own in the future. Planned improvements include a rear receiver for a bike rack or cargo platform. Resealing the roof with eternabond. Installing a maxair vent cover and storage alternatives.
2011 Sanda Fe SE
2012 Ford F-150 ECO-BOOST
2007 Suzuki V-Strom 650
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