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Old 08-02-2012, 12:14 PM   #1
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Am considering purchasing a DVR Elite Mobile suites (Boston Layout) and was wondering if anyone has any good reasons why I should not. I intend to attached a "cruiser lift with swivel wheel" to the back to carry my motorcycle. Any thoughts or comments. Would appreciated all, the good and bad!!!
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A great choice. We had a 2007 Select for 5 years and now have a 2012 Mobile Suites. They are heavy duty 5'rs and have a good reputation. Ask the actual owners, Suites Owners International Travel Club, Inc., you can post any question as a potential owner and you will get real answers from real owners. You need a heavy duty truck, you didn't say what year Elite but fully loaded they weigh about 19 or 20k.
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Great rigs, takes a big truck though.
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Great rigs, takes a big truck though.
Will a 2011 Chevrolet silver ado 3500HD dually with airbags work?
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We've had ours since August 2004 and are quite satisfied with it. Minimal problems, and those have primarily been buyout items (Dometic fridge cooling unit, etc.). Ours has never seen (and never needed to see) Howe, Indiana since it was built, unlike the periodic factory visits for repairs I freqently see for some other brands.

You'd better check the weights CAREFULLY - see the calculation tools in the Sticky thread at the top of the Towing & Tow Vehicles forum. Although our 2004 has a GVWR of 16,000 lbs, the newer ones are substantially higher and will require a truck sized accordingly if you want to stay within the manufacturer's ratings.

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Will a 2011 Chevrolet silver ado 3500HD dually with airbags work?
For a 5th wheel, here's the formula:

GCWR minus the weight of the truck when ready to tow.

To worse case the situation, subtract the GVWR of the truck from the GCWR. That way if your truck is maxed out with pin weight, passengers, cargo, etc, you'll know what your tow capacity is. Forget the airbags, they'll level the truck, but cannot increase weight carrying ability.
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the 3500 will not be enough truck for this unit. if you go to drvsuites.com you will see the boston is a 43 foot unit and has a GVWR of 23,000 lbs so you will need a BIG truck. at that weight you will be exceeding the GCWR for the 3500. we have a 2008 mobile suite and have been full timing in it for the last 4 years and have had minimal problems. if you order, they will work with you if you want to make changes as long you are not redoing the slide sizes or locations. we had several things done on ours when we ordered. factory service is good and there is a shop run by one of the former designers of the units that is very good.
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