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June 9, 2019
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I am very new here. My new Riverside Retro trailer  does not Say “White Water” on the trailer decal. Some pics of Retro trailers I have seen do say “White Water” above the Retro. Why is that? Are there differences in the 2 trailers? Since mine does not say “White Water” , am in in the wrong forum?

 

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June 10, 2019
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IS THERE ANYBODY OUT THERE? No replys from anybody? Getting close to moving on.

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June 11, 2019
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Hey Mark,

I check in here every few weeks when I have a moment and or am daydreaming about camping.  I feel like others are the same.  What type of trailer do you have?  Is yours the “retro” line of trailers?  Meaning, it has that old school look to it.  I believe the trailers are pretty much the same.  Post a picture.  I would love to see what you have.

 

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June 11, 2019
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A.J. We pu our new Retro today. It is 179SE. I check forums daily, retired and have the time.

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June 11, 2019
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A.J. I keep trying to post a pic but even tho it says it posted, I don’t see it. Will try again. Sorry if this is a duplicate post.

Is there a time delay ?

 

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June 11, 2019
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Awesome trailer Mark.  I have had issues posting in the past as well.  

 

Your trailer is the same as mine (folks on this site).  I assume they dropped the Whitewater from the logo.  Is it a 2019?  I love the color scheme.  

 

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June 12, 2019
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A.J. Yes a 2019 now sitting in front of my house. Taking it to the scale this morning before we start adding our personal things. Also going to wipe the paneling down with Howards, give the wood some moisture and protection. She towed nice with Husky Midline WDH . Definitely felt the increase in weight over our 2017 Casita.

Getting ready to take the shake down trip this Fri.

Mark

June 19, 2019
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Very nice.  Our 181b is the only trailer we have ever owned so I don’t have perspective on different weight when it comes to towing.  All I know is our Tahoe towed it great and my Sierra tows even better.  I have to remind myself it is there when I get the urge to pass when I shouldn’t.  I need to get to a scale when the trailer is dry and loaded.  I believe mine is 2700 dry but I am not positive on that.  

I will say this, we switched out the whitewall Cokers last year for Goodyear Endurance for our cross country trip.  We also put a three-inch lift kit on the trailer for better clearance.  One of the benefits of doing both was that we no longer had any rubbing issues in the wheel well when the trailer was loaded.  I know this is an issue with a lot of Retro owners so be aware of that.

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June 19, 2019
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A.J. we had a lift kit on our 17′ Casita. Replaced the single step with a double, helped a lot. I will look into a lift kit for our 179SE. I assume there are posts on the subject here?

July 2, 2019
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Welcome! Nice trailer. If I’m not mistaken, the older models (say… pre 2016 had ground clearance issues). Also the Coker whitewall tires have since went away. My 2017 trailer came with Kenda Loadstar tires, which have the wide whitewalls. They are Chinese imports which doesn’t really make me happy. I haven’t put a ton of miles on them but they seem to perform well.  Since you showed us yours, I’ll Show you mine.

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