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Here are some pics with it setup in the yard.





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Nice rig! What's the longest you've stayed out with it? It looks pretty comfortable, even for a lengthy trip.
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It's brand new so no time in it yet. Our good friends have had one for 3 years and we stayed with them a number of times. Having AC for sleeping at night is the best part as sleeping in the middle of summer in a tent in Georgia is not very comfortable.
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It's brand new so no time in it yet. Our good friends have had one for 3 years and we stayed with them a number of times. Having AC for sleeping at night is the best part as sleeping in the middle of summer in a tent in Georgia is not very comfortable.
Yea, its cool you have air. We used it at Pirate Land (beach) last summer.
Nothing worse then trying to sleep while you stick to your sheets or bag.




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The ground clearance is really nice compared to normal Popup's and the Sumerset guys do a really good job of building it with metal and screws in places where others use wood and staples which will help it when in the rough stuff.
Sumerset is owned by Columbia Northwest. They have been making the A-Liners for years. They bought the old Fleetwood/Coleman folding camper line and brought most of the employees with it. The trailers are very close to the old versions and most of the parts are the same.

I have a Jayco and after seeing my friends Coleman in person I can tell you that they are the best built pop ups. So you have a very nice trailer my friend.

Here is my rig. I think we were a bit overloaded but the truck handled it fine.


And here it is set up

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Nice, just a bit overloaded which seems pretty easy to do with the Truck.
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riding remarkably level on the trailer end of things for having the truck be so far drooped. perhaps for a rig that isnt intended for lift/rock crawling/articulation needs, some air bags would be of use for towing something like that.

my brother put airbags in his '12 kc and has it ride level when loaded with a water tank hauling it to and from his apartment.
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You can see in the second picture how the truck sits when its unloaded. It is slightly higher in the front.

The tongue of the trailer is heavy. In the pic I have 2 full propane bottles, two 6 volt golf cart batteries, the storage trunk is loaded with gear and so is the bed.

The truck handled fine and stopped fine, it was bumps like railroad tracks that I had to take it easy over. It climbed a 9% grade between 35-40 mph as well.

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riding remarkably level on the trailer end of things for having the truck be so far drooped. perhaps for a rig that isnt intended for lift/rock crawling/articulation needs, some air bags would be of use for towing something like that.

my brother put airbags in his '12 kc and has it ride level when loaded with a water tank hauling it to and from his apartment.
I will be adding the OME medium duty springs soon. I only tow this heavy once a year, all the other trips are much lighter because we don't bring as much.

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bags would give you the flexibility that springs wouldnt. so if you only towed that once a year, you could have your ride corrected for that load, then returned to normal afterwards. so you dont have to run stiffer springs year-round for a once a year deal.
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bags would give you the flexibility that springs wouldnt. so if you only towed that once a year, you could have your ride corrected for that load, then returned to normal afterwards. so you dont have to run stiffer springs year-round for a once a year deal.
True. But I am also looking for some lift to go with the Titan Swap I have planned. I have done a ton of reading and the OME springs are the way to go for me.

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