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Topic: Extreme - Megalite 23LT

Posted By: CRF450Rider on 05/04/05 04:21pm

Wondering if anyone has any experience with Extreme toy haulers? I was interested in the Extreme Megalite 23LT as I have a 1/2 ton. I saw an add claiming I can pull it with a 1/2 ton. Looks similar to the WW FS23 but less expensive.

Here is a link to an add in the RV trader:
http://adcache.rvtraderonline.com/3/6/5/78149165.htm


Still deciding on what Toy hauler to buy...
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03 Honda CRF450R
03 Honda XR50
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Posted By: SAS! on 05/04/05 05:11pm

I thought about one about a year ago. I won't say I had a friend who knows a guy who.........That being said. The company that built them used to be Kit Manufacturing (Extreme by Kit) I hear, that they had problems with the rear bunks falling off the walls. They looked good on the surface but,I hear, details in fit and finish were not good. (bent hardware, crooked screws, exposed staples, etc etc) I hear, that the dealer received little support from the factory? I hear, They had one customer remove the bunk completely rather than trying to fix it?

I understand that they are under new ownership and I'm sure that changes have been made. The haulers I looked at could have been built during the transition of the company?

Sorry to make it sound so bad, Hope this will at least give you some ideas on questions to ask. I did like some of their ideas, the styling and some of the custom interiors available were cool!


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Posted By: SAS! on 05/04/05 06:07pm

Great news, sounds like I caught them at a bad time. Their website says kit was bought out by the employees in 03? I was not aware that WW was in to other companies? They must be doing okay!

* This post was edited 05/04/05 06:13pm by SAS! *


Posted By: derwud on 05/04/05 08:15pm

RODDYFZ450 wrote:

I just looked on RVTraderOnline and they have a 2006 EXTREME RV MEGALITE 23LT FRONT BED for $21,995. All new Megalite by Extreme, weighs 4,750lb unloaded upto 7,800 lbs loaded any 1/2 ton can pull it. 4.0 onan gen,20 gal pump station, Extreme quality thru out, 2 yr warranty, all new high tech spring in hinge ramp door. INCLUDES SPORT AND CONVENIENCE PACKAGES. FI interior available now! Here is the link: http://adcache.rvtraderonline.com/3/9/7/78954797.htm


That is what I paid for my WW FS2300, fully loaded, minus the sidewall 3 bar protector.

What about resale?


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Posted By: CRF450Rider on 05/05/05 11:46am

Thanks for all the advice. I also saw this in the rv trader:
2005 EXTREME RV MEGALITE 23LT FRONT BED, All new Extreme lite toyhauler,towable with any 1/2ton. Onan 4kw generator,fuel station,100 gals of fresh water,sleeps 8,high tech ramp door and hinge, special interior decor and much much more. For $19,995.00.

It's probably the last 05 on the lot so it is a little less.

I'll take a look at them this weekend. I am also going to look at the Rampage at Double D RV in Santee and WW at Travelon RV in Alpine. I heard that Travelon RV will beat anyones price on a new WW. And they also have a program where you can trade in your TH within 2 years of purchase and get all your money back to put towards a new WW. It kinda sounds too good to be true. Anyone else hear this from Travelon?


Posted By: RODDYFZ450 on 05/04/05 05:33pm

You would do your search justice to look at the Extreme also. We did a lot of research prior to buying our new TH, we picked it up last month. We looked at WW (everyone has one), Attitude (nice TH, but not proven yet), Raptor (very pricey for what), Rage'N (nice TH, but not sure with the buy-out by WW), Rampage (nice TH) and Extreme. We went the Extreme 33' 5'er, awesome TH (build quality is impecable). The plus is that we got 29.5% off of M.S.R.P. ($47,030 down to $33,885) and the wife likes it. We bought it at California RV Sales in Fontana (877) 809-9144. I just looked on RVTraderOnline and they have a 2006 EXTREME RV MEGALITE 23LT FRONT BED for $21,995. All new Megalite by Extreme, weighs 4,750lb unloaded upto 7,800 lbs loaded any 1/2 ton can pull it. 4.0 onan gen,20 gal pump station, Extreme quality thru out, 2 yr warranty, all new high tech spring in hinge ramp door. INCLUDES SPORT AND CONVENIENCE PACKAGES. FI interior available now! Here is the link: http://adcache.rvtraderonline.com/3/9/7/78954797.htm
I would definitely look into the Extreme prior to making your decision. A side note is that the Owner of WW also bought into Extreme, the difference between the Rage'n purchase and the Extreme deal is that WW solely owns Rage'n now and is building them, where as with Extreme he just put his money into the company and letting them do their thing. If you have any questions you can IM me.
Also, my salesman was Chris.


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2004 Yamaha YFZ450 (dad's)
2004 Arctic Cat DVX400 (mom's)
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Posted By: jaybo777 on 05/05/05 01:04pm

I have the rampage superlite. Great little trailer. I really like the electric bed in the back. Just the right size for me and the wife. Definitely check them out.
Jason


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Posted By: sanz on 05/05/05 02:18pm

CRF450Rider wrote:

And they also have a program where you can trade in your TH within 2 years of purchase and get all your money back to put towards a new WW. It kinda sounds too good to be true. Anyone else hear this from Travelon?


I had not heard this???? I am happy with my TH but it sounds like a unpassable deal to get a new TH without having to pay depreciation. It does sound like way to good to be true, if anyone else has heard it give us the heads up!


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Posted By: River&Sand on 05/05/05 02:52pm

sanz wrote:

CRF450Rider wrote:

And they also have a program where you can trade in your TH within 2 years of purchase and get all your money back to put towards a new WW. It kinda sounds too good to be true. Anyone else hear this from Travelon?


I had not heard this???? I am happy with my TH but it sounds like a unpassable deal to get a new TH without having to pay depreciation. It does sound like way to good to be true, if anyone else has heard it give us the heads up!


Yep, Travelon told us the same thing. It did sound good.


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Posted By: RRC/AMC on 05/05/05 02:54pm

jaybo777 wrote:

I have the rampage superlite. Great little trailer. I really like the electric bed in the back. Just the right size for me and the wife. Definitely check them out.
Jason
Rampages are definitely worth checking out before you buy. we love ours, quality for sure...


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Posted By: SAS! on 05/05/05 03:41pm

I bought my WW from Travelon and was told about the two year upgrade prior to sale and once again after the sale. A few weeks back I talked to them regarding a hauler for a friend. I asked if they were still making that offer and they said Yes. I asked about the used ones they get back and they said they go as quick as they come in?


Posted By: dawolf66 on 05/28/05 11:02pm

Is it me or does the Extreme Mega-lite have alot of resemblances to the WW. For example the graphics, logo, Floorplan etc...I understand that WW bought into Extreme, could they be having an influence on them? Or are the Extreme Megalites actually built by WW?


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Posted By: RODDYFZ450 on 05/29/05 10:13pm

From what I was told by the dealer we bought our Extreme, is that Warrior bought into Extreme and is leaving them to run it themselves unlike Their buy-out of Rage'n. Warrior has taken over the whole operation of Rage'n from National RV. We bought ours from California RV in Fontana and saved 30% off MSRP, plus no PDI cost, Banning RV wanted $650 for PDI. As far as factory support, I had a question about my fuel gauge on the fuel station, I emailed the factory and received a phone call from the Service Manager within 3 hours, I was so surprised. By the way, Chris Harris was our salesman, the owner of California RV is person friends with Gary Denton, one of the owners of Weekend Warrior, so I feel confident the information he told me about WW and Exreme is accurate.


Posted By: dawolf66 on 06/02/05 06:40pm

From what I found out, Warrior did more than just buy into Extreme. They own Extreme outright,Warrior Mfg is listed as the Parent company of Extreme RV. Hence the resemblence of the Megalite 23LT to the FS2300.


Posted By: PCarnathan on 06/03/05 08:58am

I bought a 2003 33' Extreme 5th-Wheel Toyhauler in May of '03. Yep, had a problem with the rear bed not articulating up and down correctly. It should have been an easy fix, but La Mesa RV took several tries and a great deal of time to fix it. It's a wonderful rig and I've had no other problems thus far. Pics at my website.

Pat in San Diego
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Posted By: iamdajay57 on 12/20/06 09:05am

I just pick-up the new 23ltr this is the bomb TH one of my friends asked if i was gonna store my toys in it and my rely was not this year they look great on the inside they come with three floor plan that i seen so far go for it i put my 2quads and 2bikes in it no problem.


Posted By: peterwarren on 12/20/06 02:16pm

I love mine and yes they are basically the same as WW...Same frame..Little different interior. You get more for your money with the Extreme..Gas Staion,Gen,...WW charges what, another 4K for that upgrade..Hmmm buy a trailer made in Idaho or one made in So.Cal..Moreno Valley at that...No Brainer....OK here comes the blows form WW lovers...But it's all TRUE......Sorry you all paid more for your traliers than us Extreme owners and you have more quality problems than us...


Posted By: dacunn on 12/20/06 04:27pm

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* This post was edited 04/12/07 09:27am by dacunn *


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Posted By: iamdajay57 on 12/20/06 05:25pm

I JUST PURCHASE ONE ABOUT A MONTH AGE THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST THINGS I EVER DONE WAS TO PURCHASE THIS BABY IT COME IN THREE MODELS U WILL HAVE TO C THEM FOR YOURSELF IF U R THINKING OF BUYING GO 4 IT.


Posted By: moach1 on 12/20/06 05:37pm

River&Sand wrote:

sanz wrote:

CRF450Rider wrote:

And they also have a program where you can trade in your TH within 2 years of purchase and get all your money back to put towards a new WW. It kinda sounds too good to be true. Anyone else hear this from Travelon?


I had not heard this???? I am happy with my TH but it sounds like a unpassable deal to get a new TH without having to pay depreciation. It does sound like way to good to be true, if anyone else has heard it give us the heads up!


Yep, Travelon told us the same thing. It did sound good.


travelon wont come down from msrp on the new hauler. so you are probably better off selling on street and going in and buying.


Posted By: Scott S on 12/20/06 08:17pm

dacunn wrote:


Oh, and one last thing. A half ton will pull it, but it took me only six months to get sick of 6mpg and 30mph up the mountains to trade in my F150 on a diesel F250. Once we did that the towing experience was soooo much better!



Got the 19FK, to pull with 1/2 ton. Have a Chevy D/A CCSB now. I wish we got the 23' to begin with. Chris @ CA RV has been busy apparently. No major issues with ours.


Posted By: Venable on 12/21/06 04:29pm

We bought our extreme 23lt in October, no problems so far and it pulls great, we also bought from Calif RV Sales in fontana, sales person was mike


Posted By: ExtremeGlamisdude on 12/23/06 09:13am

We purchased our Megalite 23BT about 3 months ago, pretty happy overall with the trailer besides little issues here and there. We bought the trailer with a 2004 Gmc Yukon 5.3l...that was the worst driving experience I ever had, NO power all over the road. SO we went ahead and traded it in for a F-350 Diesel now I wish we would of went bigger on the trailer! Cant even fell it back there but anyways Good luck We also bought from Ca Rv in Fontana HAD NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS WITH THERE CUSTOMER SERVICE IT SUCKS!!!


Posted By: bigjaysandiego on 12/30/06 09:09pm

Okay, I have an 04 Dodge Ram QC with the Hemi, I have the 3.92 gears. I also have headers, Y-pipe, cat back and cold air intake and superchips. I Moved to Dallas Texas, which means ZERO HILLS!! I know it weighs 5K Empty (supposedly) It should be okay to pull with my truck correct? I know with the prodigy brake controller that I have it would help..

* This post was edited 12/30/06 10:37pm by bigjaysandiego *


Posted By: dacunn on 12/30/06 10:27pm

You should have no problem with that truck. I live in WA state, so our "hills" are 14,000 feet high. Towing through the passes here in a 1/2 ton non-diesel truck is not fun, to say the least.

Fully loaded with my 23LT, I was probably around 7,500 pounds, and at the top of some of the hills, I was going 35mph at 3,000 rpm. We even have one pass in Eastern WA by Vantage that is straight uphill for 14 miles. Used to go 35, now with a F-250 diesel, I ran 70 up it last time without a problem at all.

Mileage is a little better too. I went from 6 to 10.5...but with a Hemi and 3.92's, I think you'll be a little closer to 6 than 10


Posted By: dacunn on 01/06/07 01:53pm

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* This post was edited 04/12/07 09:28am by dacunn *


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