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Old 06-21-2018, 10:55 PM   #1
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Zinger 211RD or 231FB - New Wannabe

Greetings from Northern Virginia -

I'm newly retired and am looking for a smaller travel trailer for myself and an occasional travel companion. The Zinger 211RD and 231FB caught my eye as among the few remaining tandem-axle no-slide trailers on the market today. I'll usually travel solo, so I don't need bunks or slides. Tow vehicle is a Nissan Titan rated to pull 9,200 lbs.

The challenge is finding a 211RD or 231FB within 200 miles of my home in Northern Virginia. I would like to buy from a locally-owned or family-owned dealership, even if I have to travel to do so.

My "handle" refers to my desire to see more of the Western U.S. My first long trip will be to see some of the great national parks of the Rocky Mountain West.

Glad to have found this forum!
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Old 06-21-2018, 11:55 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum! I don’t have any info on what your looking for, but hopefully someone that does will chime in. I don’t know what your rv experience is, but I will suggest you make sure your trucks payload is capable of handling your trailer preference estimated max tongue weight, along with passenger and cargo totals. Many new owners don’t pay attention to payload limits. Also, check out pre-delivery inspection (PDI) threads and checklists in the document section of this forum.

I know you’ll get the right trailer for your needs. Enjoy!
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Old 06-22-2018, 12:35 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum!

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Old 06-22-2018, 08:48 AM   #4
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Welcome to the forum. Try Craigslist or RV trader. Or try Newby’s RV in Tn *(931) 815-5100‬ tell him Ted in NC recommended. We have purchased two from John and he delivered both halfway and met us. Super nice guy. He sales Crossroads and if he don’t have what your looking for he can usually find it. Good luck
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Old 06-22-2018, 02:37 PM   #5
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Our 231fb came from Stoney’s RV in Cambridge , Ohio. Probably to far for you but they are a family owned dealer and we have had good luck dealing with them.
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Old 06-26-2018, 08:17 AM   #6
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Just this year we bought a 2016 211RD. Used it a few times so far and are happy with it. Seems to be pretty well built as far as travel trailers go. Wanted a used one to get over the depreciation. The heat and AC seem to be a perfect match for the unit and we have used both a lot recently. Works great for wife and I for our short jaunts. Read a lot about water tanks not being mounted well on some units. I just run it with about 1/2 full on the road and allow it to vent (burp) when filling it up. Seems ok, but may reinforce down the line at some point. Tires are stock but I am saving up to upgrade those soon to goodyear brand. We found ours local on RV trader. Pulls fine with a 2009 silverado 1500, 5.3 4 speed, 3.55 axle. E2 weight 800# bars distribution. Haven't weighed unit yet, but pulls fine. That said, I wouldn't want to pull a bigger or heavier trailer with this truck. Good luck. Jim
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Old 06-28-2018, 09:49 PM   #7
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I love my 211RD I bought it used and it has been great! Not a single problem yet and I have used it quite a bit. I tow my with a Ram 1500 and towing capacity isnt a problem but with 2 dirt bikes in the bed and the tongue weight of the camper I get some sagging so I use a weight distributing hitch. You will love it for single handing. I do it by myself all the time and it is not too big or too small. I watch others struggling with big rigs and love that I dont have to go through that. I must admit a slide would be nice though. Hope you find one, they really are nice.
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