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Re: Coleman/Fleetwood Evolution owners? E1/E2/E3
« Reply #135 on: February 28, 2012, 04:07:54 AM »
Awesome JT...thanks for the tip about Somerset RV, I was wondering about that. 

Thanks for the welcome too, enjoying the thread and especially the site!!   :)
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Re: Coleman/Fleetwood Evolution owners? E1/E2/E3
« Reply #136 on: March 18, 2012, 09:55:36 PM »
Ok so I have another one to run by all you Evo owners...

Living in southern Arizona at about 2,000 feet above sea level, we tend to get rather toasty warm in the summer.  (Understatement)  My E1 does not have A.C. but I wish it did.  Don't want to add a big ole heavy unit to the roof for a variety of reasons.  One, the roof is hard enough to crank up and two, it's just another 100 pounds added weight that I DO NOT want to tow around. 

So what do I do hmmmmm.  Well I thought about a window unit.  We have these nice lil decks on the E1 up front where the diamond plate is.  That diamond plate is right under the bed and a perfect place to punch through for a window unit.  This way I could take the A.C. easily on and off the trailer not lugging it around in cooler weather.  Could patch the hole with another piece of diamond plate when A.C. not in place.

Gutsy move to chop through that diamond plate but replacing it complete wouldn't be to hard if I had to.  What do you think? 
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Re: Coleman/Fleetwood Evolution owners? E1/E2/E3
« Reply #137 on: March 18, 2012, 10:35:23 PM »
 I think it's a great idea. The other bad thing about the roof units is the bouncing of 100 lb. unit while traveling, right in the middle of semi defective roofs, and the subsequent leaking.
 
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Re: Coleman/Fleetwood Evolution owners? E1/E2/E3
« Reply #138 on: March 22, 2012, 07:54:51 PM »
Ok so I have another one to run by all you Evo owners...

Living in southern Arizona at about 2,000 feet above sea level, we tend to get rather toasty warm in the summer.  (Understatement)  My E1 does not have A.C. but I wish it did.  Don't want to add a big ole heavy unit to the roof for a variety of reasons.  One, the roof is hard enough to crank up and two, it's just another 100 pounds added weight that I DO NOT want to tow around. 

So what do I do hmmmmm.  Well I thought about a window unit.  We have these nice lil decks on the E1 up front where the diamond plate is.  That diamond plate is right under the bed and a perfect place to punch through for a window unit.  This way I could take the A.C. easily on and off the trailer not lugging it around in cooler weather.  Could patch the hole with another piece of diamond plate when A.C. not in place.

Gutsy move to chop through that diamond plate but replacing it complete wouldn't be to hard if I had to.  What do you think?

Ugh.

We don't have AC either, but not an issue because we only camp above 7000' in the summer!


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Re: Coleman/Fleetwood Evolution owners? E1/E2/E3
« Reply #139 on: March 23, 2012, 04:36:24 PM »
Ugh.

We don't have AC either, but not an issue because we only camp above 7000' in the summer!

Ditto that -- thankfully in Colorado, we don't have to worry about Air Conditioning and finding a place to plug in ;)

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Re: Coleman/Fleetwood Evolution owners? E1/E2/E3
« Reply #140 on: April 30, 2012, 03:37:05 AM »
fleetwood e2 here australia

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Re: Coleman/Fleetwood Evolution owners? E1/E2/E3
« Reply #141 on: April 30, 2012, 09:34:45 AM »
 G'day to ya, and welcome!  I guess you'll be looking to winterize then?  :)

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Re: Coleman/Fleetwood Evolution owners? E1/E2/E3
« Reply #142 on: May 29, 2012, 02:14:52 AM »
Hello from an Evo 2 owner

   pretty classy rigs if I say so myself!
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Re: Coleman/Fleetwood Evolution owners? E1/E2/E3
« Reply #143 on: May 29, 2012, 09:30:35 AM »
Welcome! From another E2 owner in BC ... FYI, if you need Coleman parts, Arbutus RV on Van Isl still has many in stock!
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Re: Coleman/Fleetwood Evolution owners? E1/E2/E3
« Reply #144 on: June 11, 2012, 01:01:47 PM »
Looking for tire wear info on the E1.  My '07 E1 always wears the outer 1/3 of the tread; as if the trailer isn't loaded heavy enough to suppress the axle bow and allow the tires to ride flat on the road.  Anything similar in fellow owners experience?
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Re: Coleman/Fleetwood Evolution owners? E1/E2/E3
« Reply #145 on: June 15, 2012, 04:57:34 PM »
What are you guys doing for tires on these?  It looks like the factory tires were LT (Light Truck) rather than ST.  I have an '06 E2 that I believe the factory rims/tires were stolen from the first owner (I'm the 3rd).  They were replaced with 14" white steel trailer wheels with 205/75 tires and they're totally shot (Dry rotten, strange wear, etc).  I assume these wheels/tires were pulled from another trailer because they appear to have way more years/miles on them than the rest of the trailer.

So, I'd like to "upgrade" to more of a stock look.  15x6 aluminum rims and some 225/75 tires.  To get the "off road" look it doesn't look like it would cost much more to go to an LT all terrain tire vs. a comparable radial ST.  Is it ok to go with LT tires since these trailers are so light?

I may go with these wheels:
http://recstuff.com/15X6-5-4.5-Aluminum-5-Star-Trailer-Wheel.aspx



and something like this tire:
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/findTireDetail.do?pc=27079&counter=1&ar=75&rd=15&sw=false&cs=235



An ST radial would cost close to $100 anyway so I'd really only be "wasting" about $30 on the off road look.

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Re: Coleman/Fleetwood Evolution owners? E1/E2/E3
« Reply #146 on: June 15, 2012, 05:07:42 PM »
 

LT's are ok to use. It's what came on them originally.  I "wasted " just a little bit more money.... about $350 out the door at Costco. I don't like to skimp on tires, and you definitely DO NOT want a blowout on one of these. It can tear up the fenders, plumbing,etc.   
 Oh yeah,  the trailer even feels better towing. I know that sounds crazy, but I really think I could tell a difference. 

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Re: Coleman/Fleetwood Evolution owners? E1/E2/E3
« Reply #147 on: June 19, 2012, 09:26:08 AM »
...  I "wasted " just a little bit more money.... about $350 out the door at Costco. I don't like to skimp on tires, and you definitely DO NOT want a blowout on one of these...
Great choice. I put on the very same shoes at Costco. That is not money wasted, it is a good investment.
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« Reply #148 on: June 19, 2012, 11:18:26 AM »
That is not money wasted, it is a good investment.
We were using the term "wasted" to refer to the additional expense for the more aesthetically appealing off road tires vs. decent radial trailer tires since there's really no performance benefit.
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Re: Coleman/Fleetwood Evolution owners? E1/E2/E3
« Reply #149 on: June 19, 2012, 02:52:45 PM »
We were using the term "wasted" to refer to the additional expense for the more aesthetically appealing off road tires vs. decent radial trailer tires since there's really no performance benefit.

Well, there is SOME benefit. We are going off road, and the popup has brakes, so there will be times when you want a little more traction out of those trailer tires. Going down a steep hill, for instance.

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