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Topic: RPOD 202
Posted By: riotkayak284
Subject: RPOD 202
Date Posted: 27 Jun 2020 at 6:37am
Wow, this is a huge change.... anybody seen one yet?

https://forestriverinc.com/rvs/travel-trailers/r-pod/RP-202/5489




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Posted By: lostagain
Date Posted: 27 Jun 2020 at 7:53am
Looks like a copy of one of Gulfstream's Vista Cruisers.  Nice floor plan, but far from the old concept of the 171.

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Never leave footprints behind.
Fred & Maria Kearney
Sonoma 167RB
Our Pod 172
2019 Ford F-150 2.7 EcoBoost


Posted By: mcarter
Date Posted: 27 Jun 2020 at 8:52am
I have not seen one. Been awhile since I've been to a dealer. I wonder how big you have to get before you stop calling it an Ultra-Lite. This trailer is like 25 feet long and weighs in at around 4600. Is it dual axles?

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Mike Carter
2015 178
" I had the right to remain silent, I just didn't have the ability."


Posted By: GlueGuy
Date Posted: 27 Jun 2020 at 12:49pm
Originally posted by mcarter

I have not seen one. Been awhile since I've been to a dealer. I wonder how big you have to get before you stop calling it an Ultra-Lite. This trailer is like 25 feet long and weighs in at around 4600. Is it dual axles?
More like 6485 lbs. UVW is 4574 lbs and a CCC of 1911 lbs. That is definitely a middle weight trailer.
I would imagine it's two-axle; it also looks like the tires/wheels are tucked in under the body.


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bp
2017 R-Pod 179 Hood River
2015 Ford F150 SuperCrew 4WD 3.5L Ecoboost


Posted By: StephenH
Date Posted: 27 Jun 2020 at 1:14pm
Yes, the pictures I saw on Facebook are that it is indeed a dual-axle trailer.

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StephenH
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom,...

http://www.rpod-owners.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=7712 - ouR escaPOD mods
http://pilgrim-wanderings.blogspot.com


Posted By: mcarter
Date Posted: 27 Jun 2020 at 6:59pm
There was a RV ad from a Florida dealer with picture. The trailer was single axle. This trailer is almost 11 feet tall. There does not seem to be any availability in my area, but I'm not interested.

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Mike Carter
2015 178
" I had the right to remain silent, I just didn't have the ability."


Posted By: mcarter
Date Posted: 27 Jun 2020 at 7:02pm
GlueGuy, +1, I wouldn't call this an UltraLite. Still looking for a pic. I saw an add for a 202, but not sure it was a real pic of trailer.

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Mike Carter
2015 178
" I had the right to remain silent, I just didn't have the ability."


Posted By: StephenH
Date Posted: 27 Jun 2020 at 7:41pm
https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=10157111927407062&set=gm.10157093205760808 - https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=10157111927407062&set=gm.10157093205760808

The pictures Travis posted on Facebook are of an actual built model (possibly prototype, but he said they were in production). The RP202 definitely has a double-axle.


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StephenH
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom,...

http://www.rpod-owners.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=7712 - ouR escaPOD mods
http://pilgrim-wanderings.blogspot.com


Posted By: mcarter
Date Posted: 27 Jun 2020 at 8:21pm
Thanks SH, I wouldn't buy a 25 footer with a single axle.

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Mike Carter
2015 178
" I had the right to remain silent, I just didn't have the ability."


Posted By: TimK182G
Date Posted: 28 Jun 2020 at 10:23am
It does defeat the purpose of the reason most people buy an R-Pod in the first place.  They're smaller, lighter and more nimble.  This is none of those, it is just your run of the mill average travel trailer.

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2018 R-Pod 182G
2014 GMC Sierra 1500


Posted By: podwerkz
Date Posted: 28 Jun 2020 at 11:06am
What the HECK is a dual axle?

Or do you mean tandem axles?

Just being picky...you know, like offgrid...

Tongue


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r・pod 171 gone but not forgotten!


Posted By: offgrid
Date Posted: 28 Jun 2020 at 11:26am
Nothing like using the proper nomenclature to avoid confusion...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Gv0H-vPoDc - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Gv0H-vPoDc


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2015 Rpod 179 - sold - too busy playing farmer to go camping
2012 Toyota Highlander


Posted By: podwerkz
Date Posted: 28 Jun 2020 at 11:58am
Still tapping my toes! Fun video...

See? I could hear you listening....

But seriously, in transportation/trailers, 'dual' means side by side, 'tandem' means one ahead of the other.

Dual wheels, but tandem axles.




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r・pod 171 gone but not forgotten!


Posted By: StephenH
Date Posted: 28 Jun 2020 at 1:27pm
Picky, picky, picky. Tongue

Okay, tandem axles.



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StephenH
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom,...

http://www.rpod-owners.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=7712 - ouR escaPOD mods
http://pilgrim-wanderings.blogspot.com


Posted By: offgrid
Date Posted: 28 Jun 2020 at 2:05pm
Weird Al is my fav.

If you've ever had to deal with corporate doublespeak you'll love this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyV_UG60dD4 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyV_UG60dD4

And getting back on topic, I can "visualize" the execs at FR "monetizing their assets" in the rPod brand by "building a consensus" to introduce the 202 which has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING IN COMMON with the original rpods besides the name. 



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2015 Rpod 179 - sold - too busy playing farmer to go camping
2012 Toyota Highlander


Posted By: David and Danette
Date Posted: 28 Jun 2020 at 3:15pm
   I myself do not like the walk through bathroom that is what we had with our Vibe. It does save space and makes more use of the space allowing more room for other parts of the camper. I was told by a salesman our Vibe model was discontinued because of the walk through bathroom it was not liked.

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2018 Vista Cruiser 19BFD (2018-              
2012 Vibe 6503 (2014-2019)
2009 r-pod 171 (2009-2014)
Middle Tn
2014 Ram 1500 Quad cab




Posted By: podwerkz
Date Posted: 28 Jun 2020 at 3:37pm
Oh hell, corporate doublespeak, management mumbo-jumbo....yeah I was embedded in that crap for years...well, primarily on the receiving end, not the production end!




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r・pod 171 gone but not forgotten!


Posted By: mcarter
Date Posted: 28 Jun 2020 at 5:30pm
Still not sure it has dual axles.

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Mike Carter
2015 178
" I had the right to remain silent, I just didn't have the ability."


Posted By: StephenH
Date Posted: 28 Jun 2020 at 6:20pm
The pictures of an actual RPod 202 posted by Travis on Facebook clearly show both the model number and that it has two axles in a tandem arrangement. And, for the record, my first post said double, not dual axles. Big smile

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StephenH
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom,...

http://www.rpod-owners.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=7712 - ouR escaPOD mods
http://pilgrim-wanderings.blogspot.com


Posted By: mcarter
Date Posted: 28 Jun 2020 at 6:44pm
Thanks SH. PC is nice.

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Mike Carter
2015 178
" I had the right to remain silent, I just didn't have the ability."


Posted By: offgrid
Date Posted: 28 Jun 2020 at 6:51pm
Originally posted by podwerkz

Oh hell, corporate doublespeak, management mumbo-jumbo....yeah I was embedded in that crap for years...well, primarily on the receiving end, not the production end!


\

You can believe it or not at your discretion but its actually worse to be on the production end of that nonsense...


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2015 Rpod 179 - sold - too busy playing farmer to go camping
2012 Toyota Highlander


Posted By: Pod_Geek
Date Posted: 07 Jul 2020 at 1:35pm
R-Pod 202 video tour (quite comprehensive):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9P8j1i_4fo - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9P8j1i_4fo


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2020.5 R-Pod 195 Hood River
2017 RAM 1500 5.7 Hemi with factory tow package


Posted By: riotkayak284
Date Posted: 07 Jul 2020 at 2:22pm
It looks nice, but that is a far stretch from the older RPods. Certainly takes a full size pickup to tow that.


Posted By: lostagain
Date Posted: 07 Jul 2020 at 2:49pm
A very nice trailer in a very crowded market niche.  

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Never leave footprints behind.
Fred & Maria Kearney
Sonoma 167RB
Our Pod 172
2019 Ford F-150 2.7 EcoBoost


Posted By: offgrid
Date Posted: 07 Jul 2020 at 4:35pm
I already own a house....

I'm gonna wait or the rpod 505. 44 ft triple axle 5th wheel. But, its an rPod!


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2015 Rpod 179 - sold - too busy playing farmer to go camping
2012 Toyota Highlander


Posted By: mjlrpod
Date Posted: 12 Jul 2020 at 3:45pm
Very nice floorplan. In another 5 years or so, I might be interested. They said more tandem axles are coming. Soon i'll be able to say " I have one of the smaller models, I have a 195" . 

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2017.5 Rp-172
2020 R-pod 195
2015 Frontier sv 4.0L 6cyl
I'll be rpodding


Posted By: lostagain
Date Posted: 12 Jul 2020 at 6:03pm
Nothing is ever big enough.

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Never leave footprints behind.
Fred & Maria Kearney
Sonoma 167RB
Our Pod 172
2019 Ford F-150 2.7 EcoBoost


Posted By: GlueGuy
Date Posted: 12 Jul 2020 at 6:51pm
Originally posted by lostagain

Nothing is ever big enough.
Didn't someone just do a book with a similar name?


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bp
2017 R-Pod 179 Hood River
2015 Ford F150 SuperCrew 4WD 3.5L Ecoboost


Posted By: nooga2020
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 12:49pm
Looks awesome and I have been waiting for an R-Pod with an awesome layout like this. Already ordered mine, should come in December. I think this fits a nice niche of folks that love the quality & shape of the R-Pod but want a little more room/separation between where guests/kids sleep and adults sleep. The weight is still within reason for a mid-size truck to tow as well which is awesome. 

Does anyone know if there is a main thread for this edition? 

Wondering how big of a TV can be installed in the bedroom area, anyone know?

Do they sell any custom fitted covers for it yet? If so can you direct me to who?

Thanks!



Posted By: jato
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 5:55pm
Originally posted by offgrid

I already own a house....

I'm gonna wait or the rpod 505. 44 ft triple axle 5th wheel. But, its an rPod!

Indeed, at some time they will have to call it a "heavyweight."  Some friends of ours sold their home, purchased a 48 foot 5th wheel that had 6 slides, triple (3) axles and a empty weight of 19,500 lbs!  He could not tow that with your average SUV; he had a 1 ton with the Duramax motor.  I guess that is big enough.  Big enough travel trailer.  Big enough truck. 


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God's pod
'11 model 177
'17 Ford F-150 4WD 3.5 Ecoboost
Jim and Diane by beautiful Torch Lake
"...and you will know the Truth and the Truth will set you free."


Posted By: EchoGale
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 7:39pm
LOL

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Julie


Posted By: offgrid
Date Posted: 23 Nov 2020 at 7:22am
I can't even imagine what the 6 slides would be used for. LOL

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2015 Rpod 179 - sold - too busy playing farmer to go camping
2012 Toyota Highlander


Posted By: mcarter
Date Posted: 23 Nov 2020 at 7:46am
The Adams family or a mobile fraternity?

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Mike Carter
2015 178
" I had the right to remain silent, I just didn't have the ability."


Posted By: offgrid
Date Posted: 23 Nov 2020 at 8:30am
The mobile frat house kinda makes sense. Their hazing ritual could be to lock all the pledges in there with a couple of kegs and close the slides up for a day or two.Evil Smile

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2015 Rpod 179 - sold - too busy playing farmer to go camping
2012 Toyota Highlander


Posted By: GlueGuy
Date Posted: 23 Nov 2020 at 10:53am
Originally posted by jato

Originally posted by offgrid

I already own a house....

I'm gonna wait or the rpod 505. 44 ft triple axle 5th wheel. But, its an rPod!

Indeed, at some time they will have to call it a "heavyweight."  Some friends of ours sold their home, purchased a 48 foot 5th wheel that had 6 slides, triple (3) axles and a empty weight of 19,500 lbs!  He could not tow that with your average SUV; he had a 1 ton with the Duramax motor.  I guess that is big enough.  Big enough travel trailer.  Big enough truck. 
I met a guy last year pulling a rig like that. Gross weight of the entire rig (trailer plus the 1-ton pulling it) was just under 30,000 lbs. He told me he was required to get a commercial license to operate a rig that big.


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bp
2017 R-Pod 179 Hood River
2015 Ford F150 SuperCrew 4WD 3.5L Ecoboost


Posted By: bnroo1962
Date Posted: 10 Dec 2020 at 10:37am
Just put deposit on OURS !!!!
Downsizing from a Roo!!!


Posted By: larrym58
Date Posted: 02 Mar 2021 at 11:17am
We bought a 202 a little over a month ago. We have taken two trips with it so far and love it. I have ordered a better mattress for it already. Only downside is we are having to take it to the dealer tomorrow to have the AC checked out.  It got into the high 70's low 80's this last weekend and when we truned the AC on, it did not work. 


Posted By: StephenH
Date Posted: 02 Mar 2021 at 11:43am
Originally posted by larrym58

We bought a 202 a little over a month ago. We have taken two trips with it so far and love it. I have ordered a better mattress for it already. Only downside is we are having to take it to the dealer tomorrow to have the AC checked out.  It got into the high 70's low 80's this last weekend and when we truned the AC on, it did not work. 

Let's rule out the basics.

You were plugged into shore power, weren't you? 
The breaker was on in the power panel?
The thermostat was showing that you had power to it?

That is enough to start.


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StephenH
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom,...

http://www.rpod-owners.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=7712 - ouR escaPOD mods
http://pilgrim-wanderings.blogspot.com


Posted By: larrym58
Date Posted: 07 Mar 2021 at 8:21pm
The dealer found it be improperly wired.


Posted By: StephenH
Date Posted: 08 Mar 2021 at 6:16pm
That'll do it. Thanks for the update. I think under post options, you will have an option to mark this solved. That will be helpful to anyone searching this topic in the future.

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StephenH
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom,...

http://www.rpod-owners.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=7712 - ouR escaPOD mods
http://pilgrim-wanderings.blogspot.com


Posted By: alias100
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2021 at 3:41pm
Hello, apologies for resurrecting/hijacking an older thread, but I didn't want to start a new one on the same subject.
My wife and I are looking at a new trailer, and the 202 is on the short list. I saw a couple of posters on this thread had ordered and/or received a 202 so I was wondering if they have any complaints, comments or ???? Even if we ordered one now it would be a wait for it to be built.
We have an A-Frame camper that we had to completely rebuild that we are using now, so this would be a big step up in size for us.

Thanks


Posted By: Texas RPOD
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2021 at 12:14pm
We bought a 202 in Dec. of 2020.  Second trip out the tv fell off the wall and broke (inadequate installation at factory), the refrigerator (Dometic) ruptured a line and filled interior with ammonia gas, and check valve to outside exploded and filled kitchen area interior with water (we caught it right away).  Dealer fixed everything.  Love the layout.  Hopefully all problems are fixed.  

What I do not like are the little tray tables that go into the couch arms - too small and angled way down.  I'd love to find an alternative tray.  


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Texas RPOD


Posted By: jato
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2021 at 2:45pm
Originally posted by Texas RPOD

We bought a 202 in Dec. of 2020.  Second trip out the tv fell off the wall and broke (inadequate installation at factory), the refrigerator (Dometic) ruptured a line and filled interior with ammonia gas, and check valve to outside exploded and filled kitchen area interior with water (we caught it right away).  



Am curious as to what line ruptured?  What caused it to rupture?  Were you able to see where the line was compromised?  My Dometic, after 10 years, developed a small leak that caused the ammonia gas to escape, thus it had to be retired.  Am sure you had to get a new one to replace yours, as I did as well.

Glad to hear your dealer took care of everything.  If only they took care of the 'details' at the factory, none of this would have happened in the first place.


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God's pod
'11 model 177
'17 Ford F-150 4WD 3.5 Ecoboost
Jim and Diane by beautiful Torch Lake
"...and you will know the Truth and the Truth will set you free."


Posted By: Texas RPOD
Date Posted: 27 Oct 2021 at 8:37am
Did not see it.  Dometic replaced it.  

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Texas RPOD



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