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Old 06-14-2018, 08:27 AM   #1
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2016 lite 27BH construction and issues?

Hello,

edit: 270BH Trailer.

Having recently sold our Funfinder we are on the hunt for a new trailer. With growing kids, there is a local 2016 Sunset Trail 27BH for sale that is of interest. Our trailers have always been smaller 17-19ft units that we could store on our property, but need something bigger now.

Having reviewed the commodity trailer market (keystone hideouts, etc) as well as the higher end (grand designs and outdoors RV), I'm trying to place the Sunset trail lineup. Is there someplace that has information about the construction of these trailers? Is the roof walkable? What are the dimensions of the pass through door? The Crossroads site has a "construction" section that contains no info:

Sunset Trail Super Lite Travel Trailer Construction

Beyond that information, are there any weaknesses I should be looking for when it comes to this 2016? leaks? delamination? structural issues? Is the roof walkable? What are the dimensions of the pass through door?

I'm pretty handy in fixing all the little issues and systems in the trailer, but don't want to buy something with structural issues or leaks.

Thanks for any information.
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Welcome to the forum. As far as a walkable roof. If it doesnt come with a ladder from the factory, then its not made to be walked on. As far as construction, with any campers your going to have good ones and bad ones but Id say unless you purchase a really high end RV the construction is going to be standard. And Id say the higher end ones just have more flash to cover up construction. Ive never owned an Rv that I didnt have to fix or have something fixed at some point. Maybe someone else will jump in soon with their opinion.
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Old 06-14-2018, 01:17 PM   #3
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Ok

I'm pretty handy with water, gas and general systems. I replaced a non-ducted furnace for a ducted model in our funfinder and have replaced the converter with better models in other trailer. Both previous trailers had walk-able roofs and no ladders, so I'm not sure that's quite right. Any specifics for a 2017 270BH would be helpful. General RV stuff I know quite well.
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Well, the rule of thumb as Ive always understood it is; if came with a ladder you can walk on it, if not do not try it. You ask; so I was just giving my opinion. But if you think Im wrong. Go for it!
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Got to agree with PapaT on this one. I wouldn't go throwing a lawn chair party on the roof like you seen in the good old days with other makes and models...
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Old 06-14-2018, 03:20 PM   #6
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oops

I think we are talking about a different level of roof access. My point was never to party on the roof, just get up there for maintenance now and again. The Dicor Rubber roofs are never meant for that. Some roof trusses are on very wide spans that don't allow you to walk on them without damaging the wood sheathing underneath, that's more my question.

Looks like we are going to have a look tonight...in the rain. Perfect way to check for leaks.
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I think we are talking about a different level of roof access. My point was never to party on the roof, just get up there for maintenance now and again. The Dicor Rubber roofs are never meant for that.
Im pretty sure he was kidding about actually having a party on the roof. Of course; I could be wrong again.
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It happens

Sitting on the AC shroud is always a good idea.
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Unscrew the inside cover for one of your roof vents and you will see a cross section of the roof ....probably only 3/16" luan .about the thickness of cheap panelling . If you dogo on the roof , get a piece of plywood and lay across a couple trusses to distribute weight.
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Well, the rule of thumb as Ive always understood it is; if came with a ladder you can walk on it, if not do not try it. You ask; so I was just giving my opinion. But if you think Im wrong. Go for it!
I agree. I have a factory ladder and my roof is pretty marginal. The decking sags pretty good when I walk on it. I expect a roof with no ladder would be worse. All the makers cut corners wherever they can.
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