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QuickSilver Tent Campers / Re: Thoughts on new composite floor
« on: April 11, 2018, 05:34:12 PM »
My 2018 6.0 floor is working out great. Remains to be seen about the fasteners for the table but I'm hopeful. The fasteners on the underside holding the cable bundles however are an issue. I've had 2 cable clamps pull out, but everything is still in place. If it becomes a problem I'll just clamp them to the frame.

QuickSilver Tent Campers / Re: What's the difference?
« on: December 01, 2017, 12:45:30 PM »
I'm sure it all adds up. 60 lbs of aluminum is a lot. Maybe I just got the better built rig :)

QuickSilver Tent Campers / Re: What's the difference?
« on: December 01, 2017, 10:11:18 AM »
My buddy got a hold of somebody at the factory who was able to pull up both units on the computer. They are constructed exactly the same. The have 2 certified scales they use to weigh the units before they ship them. The only explanation he could offer was a difference in material weight, but that is a pretty big difference. I figure some dude had a foot on the scale when they weighed mine or something dumb like that. At any rate, I am satisfied.

QuickSilver Tent Campers / Re: What's the difference?
« on: November 30, 2017, 07:57:53 PM »
Both are 2018 models, have the composite floor and are identical in every way including color. Mine was made a month after his but is heavier by 60 lbs.

QuickSilver Tent Campers / Re: What's the difference?
« on: November 29, 2017, 06:00:56 PM »
If I did, they were not included on delivery. We thought of that as well. I might send the dealer an email to see if they know.

QuickSilver Tent Campers / Re: What's the difference?
« on: November 29, 2017, 01:58:49 PM »
Same axle too.

QuickSilver Tent Campers / Re: What's the difference?
« on: November 29, 2017, 01:53:55 PM »
Uggh, was hoping Dan could help. Yep, both are 2018's.

QuickSilver Tent Campers / What's the difference?
« on: November 29, 2017, 01:16:03 PM »
I met a guy camping last week that bought the exact same QS 6.0 off road edition that I did from the same RV center under the same circumstances (we both bought on a whim while en-route to go Jeeping) only he bought his a month before me. He was just so happening to stay at the same CG as me last week. We had a laugh at the dealership because of this guy doing the same as me only a month earlier, and he and I did the same laugh at the CG. We exchanged info and have been talking via text ever since in regards to Jeeps and the QS. An interesting thing, I decided to weigh the tongue of my camper this morning using the non-scientific method of a bathroom scale. The tongue really seems heavy to me and the scale confirmed it at 256 lbs! The only thing I have inside is a 10X10 popup awning, it does have a battery on the front as well. I texted him with my finding and through discussion realized the the sticker inside the door has different weights between mine and his. His sticker says the UVW is 780 lbs with a tongue weight of 140 lbs. mine says UVW of 840 with a tongue weight of 160 lbs. We both have A/C and a spare tire and everything else is literally exactly the same, including the color. They were even built within month of each other. Why is there a 60 pound overall difference and a 20 pound tongue weight difference? Maybe Dan can chime in if he sees this.

QuickSilver Tent Campers / Re: Setup in cold weather
« on: November 27, 2017, 01:49:24 PM »
Good to hear. I'm mostly worried about the plastic windows, but they seem really flexible. Not sure how they when frozen though.

QuickSilver Tent Campers / Setup in cold weather
« on: November 27, 2017, 11:03:19 AM »
I have one more outing in Dec or January that I am contemplating. My concern is with setup when it may be in the the 20's. I know that I do not touch the back window on my Jeep when it gets below freezing because the plastic window tends to crack. The instructions say to heat up the unit before setting up, but there is an assumption of temperature I guess, they don't really say what that temperature is. It really is impractical to somehow heat the thing up first. What has the collective done when it's cold outside during setup?

QuickSilver Tent Campers / Re: Composite floor and wiring
« on: November 26, 2017, 09:30:13 PM »
The screws are gone. I'm going to give the dealer the first crack at it before I fix it right. Not sure why they just didn't go right into the aluminum frame to be honest. I have lots of sharp edges on stuff, and I have already ripped the mattress cover while opening the bunk. Not sure if I'll complain on that or not since I didn't pay attention to what I was doing. Maybe I'll just kind of bring it up and see. I certainly don't see most of the build issues that others are talking about though. Mine was built in July 2017, btw.

QuickSilver Tent Campers / Composite floor and wiring
« on: November 26, 2017, 04:11:28 PM »
I just purchased a 2018 6.0 off road edition. Actually bought it on the way to go camping, somewhat on a whim, and just got back with it. All in all I enjoyed my weekend not having to crawl around in a tent and sleeping on the ground. When I got back I decided to crawl under the camper and have a look around, curious about the floor primarily. I found 2 cable clamps just hanging on to the cable bundles and a hole where a screw was holding each of them to the floor at one time. This is a little disconcerting to say the least. All the other clamps appear to be securely fastened, but my spidey sense tells me there are going to be further problems here. The composite floor just doesn't (in my opinion) have the structural capability to keep screws secured that are under stress like those ones are. I sent a request via my dealers website to contact me regarding it and I just received an email (Sunday, btw) from the owner that they will call me tomorrow. I have a few other issues but this is the biggest one for me. Stay tuned.

p.s. I actually don't mind the composite floor, it seems sturdy to walk on. Time will tell.

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