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jesseo715

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R-Pod / Winnie Drop owners...
« on: February 23, 2017, 12:01:34 AM »
For my first TT, I have my choice narrowed down to these two little beauties: Winnie Drop 170K or R-Pod 176.  The DW and I will hopefully be walking through some this weekend, though not necessarily the exact floor plan we want.  I would love to hear from owners of either trailer.  What do you love?  What bothers you?  What little quirks have you noticed?  What modifications have you made?  What feature couldn't you live without?  What feature could you live without? What tips/tricks have you discovered?

I would greatly appreciate any input. 
2018 Winnebago Winnie Drop 170K
2010 Honda Ridgeline RTL

grashley

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Re: R-Pod / Winnie Drop owners...
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2017, 11:04:36 AM »
The questions you ask are very important PERSONAL choices.  You may not like or need what I want.

Go look at the units, as you have planned.  Leave the check book at home.  Spend significant time in each, with a pad and pencil to make notes.  Are there comfortable seating locations for reading or watching TV?  Do you feel cramped or closed in sitting there? Is it convenient to get in and out of bed?  Do you want or need a walk around bed?  Is the bathroom / shower / toilet area large enough?  How about kitchen counter space for expected use?  Refrigerator size?  Table size?  Storage space?  If we went camping and it rained all weekend and we were stuck in here, could we still be happy?

The most important feature is a floor plan YOU are excited about.  If you settle for an OK floor plan, you will never really love the camper. I will likely never be in your camper, so I do not get a vote.

Enjoy the search.  Come back from shopping with even more questions.
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OutdoorFT

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Re: R-Pod / Winnie Drop owners...
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2017, 11:23:32 AM »
As stated, these questions are only you can answer. If you dont absolutely love the floor plan, you may end up hating it, in time. Make sure its what you want..and dont listen to the salesman.
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jesseo715

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Re: R-Pod / Winnie Drop owners...
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2017, 11:48:56 AM »
I get all of that, but I'm sure current owners have things they've discovered well after their original walk-through.  We have already narrowed down the floor plan.  I'm just looking for insight from current owners.
2018 Winnebago Winnie Drop 170K
2010 Honda Ridgeline RTL

rvannie23

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Re: R-Pod / Winnie Drop owners...
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2017, 07:11:44 PM »
Dying to know what current owners think. I love the look and ease of the year drop but I don't know anyone that has one.
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Oldgator73

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Re: R-Pod / Winnie Drop owners...
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2017, 06:27:05 PM »
I get all of that, but I'm sure current owners have things they've discovered well after their original walk-through.  We have already narrowed down the floor plan.  I'm just looking for insight from current owners.
Did you buy something yet?
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jesseo715

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Re: R-Pod / Winnie Drop owners...
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2017, 07:56:16 PM »
Bought, yes.  Received... no.  We ordered on March 20th and it's taking forever to get our trailer.  I'm quite upset.
2018 Winnebago Winnie Drop 170K
2010 Honda Ridgeline RTL

jimbrown

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Re: R-Pod / Winnie Drop owners...
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2017, 01:53:17 AM »
Hi everyone! This seems to be the freshest Winnie Drop thread I can find. I'm a newbie to trailers. Just bought the WD170S and attached it to my Kia Sorento (290HP, 258LbFt) with an E2 WD hitch. Worked awesome! Then, in less than a month of that we decided to trade the Sorento for an F150 (Yes, I know that's fast even for diehard toy persons). Problem is, when I attached the E2 WD hitch the F150 with a drop shank, I was left with only 5" of ground clearance below the shank. After much discussion, I probably can cut off an inch or so of the shank to get more room. The WD170S must be nose down though because of the waste pipe in the rear. So, questions.....
  • Anyone towing without a WD hitch?
  • Anyone towing a WD with a high truck like an F150?
  • Anyone lifted their WD to solve the problem?
  • Anyone have low clearance like the 5" at the shank?

I'd love some help with this.
Thanks,
Jim
Jim Brown, 2017 Winnie Drop 170S, 2017 F150 XLT 2.7L V6

Oldgator73

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Re: R-Pod / Winnie Drop owners...
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2017, 08:24:02 AM »
I tow our Winnie Drop with a 2016 Nissan Frontier 4x4 crew cab. I dot not use a WD hitch. I use the stock hitch that came with the truck. I do use one of the balls you ratchet up and down depending on what you are towing. I have plenty of ground clearance and the Drop rides level.
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Gary RV_Wizard

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Re: R-Pod / Winnie Drop owners...
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2017, 09:16:06 AM »
You probably don't need WD with the truck suspension and the light tongue weight on that trailer. Any F150 should easily carry the [roughly] 400 lb tongue of a Drop 170.

But, that doesn't appear to be a factor in the clearance problem to described. If you need to have the Winnie nose-down, you still need a drop type ball mount, right?  Maybe you can get one a little less bulky than the WD ball mount, though.
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Lynx0849

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Re: R-Pod / Winnie Drop owners...
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2017, 12:16:15 PM »
If the waste drain is in the rear, why tow nose down? I am learning TTs too, so educate me?

I would think level is best for towing.

If you don't need a WD hitch (and I agree that with truck you likely don't ) then either get a drop down of the right drop or one of the adjustable ones?

Oldgator73

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Re: R-Pod / Winnie Drop owners...
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2017, 12:46:18 PM »
The waste drain on our Winnie Drop is in the rear and we tow level or as level as I can get it. Not sure why you would have to tow nose down.
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jesseo715

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Re: R-Pod / Winnie Drop owners...
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2017, 10:17:54 PM »
I tow level.  We just got back from Yellowstone & Glacier, towed on some rough mountain roads.   I must admit I was skeptical, but we've had no clearance issues with the waste drain. 
2018 Winnebago Winnie Drop 170K
2010 Honda Ridgeline RTL

 

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