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fedwa001

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So my Wife and I have been kicking around the idea of getting a travel trailer. I have already got some much great info regarding things like towing information and what to look for while shopping. I am pre-approved through my own bank and I think I’m ready to get it done. We are looking at a Freedom Express 292BHDS and were wondering if anyone had one and could give a little feedback. Pro’s Con’s?

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Particulary will I have any trouble towing this with a 2011 F150 rated at 7500?

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That will be a good match for your truck. Right at the limit but a good match.

The Coachmen Freedom Express hasn't been bashed on this board lately, I think it's a great ultra-light. Considered it when shopping for trailers.

5500 lbs dry will weigh around 6500 loaded with options. 7500 lb towing capacity will be comfortable at 80% = 6000 lbs.

You don't want to go any heavier.


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I had a 2010 Freedom Express 242rbs for almost 2 years. I bought it new in 09 and it was a great trailer. It felt solid and didn't wear out any. It towed easily also. I traded it in for a Keystone Bullet Premier because I liked the floorplan. I find the Coachmen had fewer initial issues than the Keystone. On a side note...I like the Keystone, the dealer has fixed the few issues and has been terrific.


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fedwa001 wrote:

So my Wife and I have been kicking around the idea of getting a travel trailer. I have already got some much great info regarding things like towing information and what to look for while shopping. I am pre-approved through my own bank and I think I’m ready to get it done. We are looking at a Freedom Express 292BHDS and were wondering if anyone had one and could give a little feedback. Pro’s Con’s?


We have a 2010 280RLS, it is great.
Re. your F150, I'll be honest and say you are cutting it fine!


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Thanks for all the great info yall, we are gonna continue to look another week or two (no reason to rush on a decision like this right)and hopefully I will be able to post some pictures. Any one have any recomendations of WDH?

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fedwa001 wrote:

Thanks for all the great info yall, we are gonna continue to look another week or two (no reason to rush on a decision like this right)and hopefully I will be able to post some pictures. Any one have any recomendations of WDH?


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We just purchased (today) a 292BHDS as well and am looking forward to picking it up the beginning of May. (it was a stock unit , I just didn't want to store it until then).

I'll be pulling it with a 2008 F150 5.4L XLT 4x4 with Tow Package. I talked to another 292BHDS owner who pulls with the same TV and he said his 2010 F150 FX4 pulls it no problem. He's using a Reese WD hitch with the Cam Sway Control and says at 80Km/hr (50MPH) he doesn't feel it but the max he'd go is 110 Km/hr (68MPH).

I'll be getting the Husky Centerline WD which I believe is similar to his Reese, so I feel pretty comfortable with this set up. The TT weight is 6120 lbs as shipped.

Anyone else have/had a similar set up and provide any feedback.

Thanks alot.

By the way this is a great forum and it really helped us with our purchase decision. Thanks for all the informative posts!!


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Well, doing camp driveway this weekend. Working on getting all the supplies needed for the trailer and testing everything out before venturing all over the place. Kids are watching a movie in the bunk house and I am at the table on the computer. This is really nice. Plenty of storage. Today, I installed my second swaybar and adjusted some of the setup with the hitch. I had to lower the ball by 2 holes. The trailer was tilted up slightly when on the hitch. When I hook back up tomorrow I am going to measure to see what the perfect amount of links to have for the WD hitch. I could really feel the 40mph wind gusts when running 50 mph but was still well on the safe side in the Armada. Getting everything fined tuned with a second sway bar is going to make it even better.


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Camp driveway was a success. I also had time to adjust my hitch setup to a more appropriate configuration and installed a second sway control bar. I moved the hitch ball down 2 holes which made the trailer perfectly level when hooked up to the Armada. I also went up another link on the wd hitch (now 6 links between the spring bar and the hitch.) No my auto level only comes on foe about 15 to 20 seconds. All in all, when I took it back to storage, this trailer felt solid behind the Armada. I am very pleased. Next weekend, going to a campground about 8 miles away for its real true test.

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