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    Posted: 27 Sep 2010 at 4:25pm
There seems to be a new style of R-pod available;
 
 
http://www.wegocamping.com/rv/forestriver/traveltrailer/1739/Forest_River_R-pod_HRE_RP-172T
 
It includes; 
  • New Graphics
  • Scissor Style Stabilizer Jacks
  • Digital A/C Thermostat
  • Kitchen Sink Cover
  • Sink in Bathroom
  • Upgraded Bath Organizer
  • E-Z Glide Table
  • Black Tank Flush
  • Rear Spoiler w/ LED lights
  • New & Improved R-Dome
  • New Tent Fabric
  • Hanging Hooks on both sides of bath door
  • Diamond Plate Rock Protection
  • Axle Riser Elevation Kit
  • X-treme 15" Tires w/ Aluminum Rims
  • I like the look of it although I doubt those knobby tires would help mileage. Wink

    Judging by the number of other R-pods in the background (picture 3), I'm going to guess these photo's were taken at the Forest River factory.
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote Tink Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Sep 2010 at 7:01pm
    Would I ever like to see inside pictures. Wonder why there weren't eny of those?

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    Post Options Post Options   Quote mbmcginity Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Sep 2010 at 10:33pm
    The website says the status of the unit is "on order". I suppose that is why they only have exterior pictures. I wonder if there is additional protection built on the underside.
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote kotasnana Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Sep 2010 at 4:20pm
    Love the colors.
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote ka9nyn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Sep 2010 at 6:09pm
    I really like the diamond plate on the front. I'm curious about the 'spoiler'. Would be nice to see additional angles of this rig.
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote Ratdog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Sep 2010 at 6:38pm
    Originally posted by ka9nyn

    I really like the diamond plate on the front. I'm curious about the 'spoiler'. Would be nice to see additional angles of this rig.
     
    Diamond plate back behind the wheels in the wheelwells, too.
     
    Speaking of wheels, I don't see the advantage of the "off-road" tires.
     
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote Kenn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Sep 2010 at 11:35pm
    Hopefully it's a little longer

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    Post Options Post Options   Quote uphillracer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Sep 2010 at 12:33pm
    Yes there is a new one for 2011.
    I was negotiating the purchase of one with Jeff Couch and was told about the "upgraded" changes that sounded good to me including the ones you mentioned and  blackwater flush mechanism. THe increase in price came to $300 and I think the POD is better for the changes from the sound of them.
    We will pick ours up next FridaySmile 
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote David and Danette Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Sep 2010 at 12:42pm
       Uphillracer, for only $300 more it sounds like a wise choice to get the Hood River Edition I thought it would cost more. I like the looks of the HRE better. Congradulations on your new Pod!    David and Danette
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote uphillracer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Sep 2010 at 5:07pm
    I spoke with my dealer today. We won't have the diamond front or the off-road tires. He stated that was a market test in the West only for about 100-150 units to be sold West Coast.
    The rest of the upgrades we'll get. I especially welcome the black water flush Smile
    Thanks all.
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