mibix
New member gathering information. Especially interested in 180R. Seems like the all around fit for us. Not too long, so it will fit into almost all campgrounds. Tandem axels for better towing & carrying capacity. Open floor plan to feel roomy. ...
Who has a 180R and how have you liked it?
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Ralph L Staub
We looked at the 180R, but with the dogs, we decided to go to 199fks. It has enough floor space to walk around. Its best to let sleeping dogs lie. 😊 If it weren't for them, the 180R would have been our choice.
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mibix
Thanks Ralph.
We are considering the 189R for the same reason. The 199 is just too heavy for our TV. If I had a bigger truck I would be right there with you. Between the slide out, the front kitchen & the bed orientation it is a very sweet coach.
For us with our current TV the tail would be wagging the dog (and our two dogs would not like that[smile]
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mtbikermark
We just got our 180R a month ago.We've only had it in our driveway for a few days looking it over and getting familiar with it. Next week will be our Shake down trip.We're very excited. We did consider the 189R but the weight would have put us over the Tow rating for our TV. The only real difference is the island bed on the 189R. FYI our actual dry weight was 3575lbs, not quite as advertised but we knew that going in. The full bathroom with the sink just outside of the bathroom is a great idea. It's just my wife and I and maybe my brand son now and then so it's the perfect set up for us. We bought ours site unseen because nobody close enough had one in stock. I think they're a newer model. In a year or so I'll be getting a larger truck so I'll really enjoy the payload capacity that the double axle provide. 
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Ralph L Staub
Yes, I bought a new TV as well. Oh well, its only money... 😣 2017 Nissan Titan SL crew cab. It came in about 10 grand less than the lariat 150,  has almost identical features, and does everything I needed to do quite nicely.  Aftermarket gear is a lot harder to find, but I don't need much. 

Just came back from 5 days in Ocean City Maryland yesterday.  This was our first real trip, not counting a one night shakedown cruise at a local RV park. There are some things we've decided to change. 

 We will be upgrading both sinks faucets and the shower head. Mini blinds in the bedroom and Dinette will go away,  to make room for curtains and roll down shades. The brackets that hold the bottom of the mini blinds tend to get in the way in those locations.

We have already replaced the standard shower rod with a hinged rod that adjusts to make the shower larger or smaller.  I have also added a full home entertainment system, including Blu-ray player, chromcast, Wifi, a digital/analog TV tuner, remote control HDMI switch and splitter. And a logitech harmony wifi remote to control it all. Audio is all routed back into the stock Jensen stereo system, which is also controlled by the remote. Sorry, im a techno-geek at heart. 😁

mibix wrote:
Thanks Ralph.
We are considering the 189R for the same reason. The 199 is just too heavy for our TV. If I had a bigger truck I would be right there with you. Between the slide out, the front kitchen & the bed orientation it is a very sweet coach.
For us with our current TV the tail would be wagging the dog (and our two dogs would not like that[smile]
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mibix
Mtbikermark,
I'm looking some of the same issues. i'm not quite ready to get a different Tv, but these TT's are pushing me [wink]
Please let us know about how the TT does on the trip.

Ralph,
Sounds like a nice truck. I'm jealous. my wife has noticed lately that I have towing mirror envy[wink]
Lots of fun mods. you're going to need to update to 50 amps soon to handle all of that!

Thanks for your feedback guys. 

I think this is going to be a fun community to be involve with.
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Ralph L Staub
Nah, that won't be the cause of an electrical upgrade. It will be my wife's addiction to warming up all of her clothes with a blow dryer at full tilt that does that. :-)
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