RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > 5th Wheel Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-17-2018, 01:39 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 3
Retirement around the corner

We have a 2017 North Point 377RLBH that we have been living in the last 13 months. We will be retiring in February 2019. We plan to hit the road with this trailer and would welcome any comments and suggestions on pitfalls to look out for, towing a trailer that is 43ft long, availability of camp sites for a large 5th wheel like this, etc. Also does anyone have experience with this particular make / model?

Thanks,
__________________

Rdubb is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 08-17-2018, 05:34 PM   #2
Member
 
ramn4ver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 75
I'm a few years from retirement myself. Been fulltiming for 10 years now. 40' Crossroads Rushroom. We bought a second 5th wheel. Did not want to lug this big thing around. Picked up 2001 27' Sunnybrook. Pulls like it's not even there. We got luckly to be the first caller on the Sunnybrook. It was a one owner. Just needed some TLC and tires.
Gary
__________________

ramn4ver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2018, 10:17 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 228
Quote:
Originally Posted by ramn4ver View Post
I'm a few years from retirement myself. Been fulltiming for 10 years now. 40' Crossroads Rushroom. We bought a second 5th wheel. Did not want to lug this big thing around. Picked up 2001 27' Sunnybrook. Pulls like it's not even there.
So you plan to keep both and have one for living and one for traveling?
__________________

2017 Eagle HT 27.5 RLTS
2011 Chevy 2500HD Duramax Crew Cab 4WD
REWahoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2018, 10:31 AM   #4
Member
 
ramn4ver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 75
Going to do both....our park gives a discount on your monthly rent if your gone over 30 days. To me, that's really nice of them.
ramn4ver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2018, 10:39 AM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 3
Thanks for the reply. I won't have a smaller trailer and have no desire to live in the desert southwest during the summer!! We've thought about finding a park in the high mountains of Arizona for the summer, then going back down into the valley for the winter months. Before we decide to do that we want to travel with it for a while and see how difficult it is to travel with. We taken it on a few road trips within the state buy not long distance yet. Would anyone recommend an auxiliary tank or just stick with the factory tank?
Rdubb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2018, 09:31 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
jacknife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 835
Whatever you do make your reservations well ahead. Get an air tank . One you won't spend all your traveling with one eye on the gauge 2 it will pay for itself in fuel savings being able to shop around .
jacknife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2018, 09:33 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
jacknife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 835
Spare tank. Spell check grr
jacknife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2018, 01:45 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
bddadles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Full Timing. When I park I'm home
Posts: 534
First make sure you have enough truck. Our rig is 64' long all hooked up and I always have reservations before we go anywhere. I used to use Good Sam online to check for campground and they have filters. One of them is 'Big Rig Accessible'. This helps. I was also using Microsoft Streets and Trips but since it is unsupported now and my software is getting old and am now using RV Trip Wizard. This is a subscription and costs about $30 a year. You also need internet access to use it. I have been using it for less than a year and like several of the features. They are always current because it is online and they also have the 'Big Rig Accessible' filter. This allows me to only display parks that handle big rigs.


Brad
__________________
2004 Volvo
2008 Hitch Hiker Champagne
2009 Smart car
bddadles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2018, 12:48 PM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 3
I believe we have enough truck, GMC 3500 diesel dually. Sounds like I will also be around 64 ft hooked up. Appreciate the advice and will look into RV Trip Wizard. I read a lot about using these trip planning tools and see that Allstays is highly rated but only works on Apple device. I also think I should invest in a large aux fuel tank, but my rationale was was I wouldn't have to worry about being stuck trying to pull into a small gas station that would be hard to get out of.

Thanks everyone!!
Rdubb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2018, 02:07 PM   #10
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 86
Titan XXL Replacement Tanks - Mid-Ship Fuel Tanks

Check out Titan, lots of tank soultions

Titan XXL Replacement Tanks - Mid-Ship Fuel Tanks
__________________
Palmeris - TV - 2014 ford f450 platinum
Palmeris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2018, 09:31 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: FULL TIMERS
Posts: 1,240
As a full timer, it's good to have a goal or purpose in your travel plans to keep you going. Set yourself a lofty goal like to visit all the National Parks, or tour all the State Capitals, or even attend each of the big league home games. We chose to volunteer in each lower 48 states as a goal and just reached our 1/2 way mark in under 6 years. This keeps us moving forward and avoids the trap of doing repeats (which some people like).
We also have a 61' ft rig with Chevy dually and fifth wheel along with 100 gal aux fuel tank. We always call ahead to verify the CG can fit us in or save a pull through for us. I don't like pulling into a CG only to be told they are full.
grindstone01 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2018, 08:40 AM   #12
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 19
Congrats on coming retirement.. looks like you are doing your home work and getting great help here.. Don't mean to be a downer but we did everything right for earily retirement ,all that was left to do was open the door and walk thru.. hell wife was in Italy climbing olive trees last year,,very healthy woman.. so please get health check..i mean really checked.. shes only been gone 6 mo..fifth wheel not as fun..Have a great and long retirement Chuck&Lina God Bless
__________________

aqua1980 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"SPRING IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER" says the only TRUE groundhog Gerryl RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 3 02-05-2015 09:01 AM
Three month trip around the corner jiaandus Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 7 08-10-2013 02:09 PM
Installing seal around corner on slideout Mike3d 5th Wheel Discussion 3 09-06-2011 08:53 PM
Spring Must Be Around the Corner sadiebug Just Conversation 19 03-01-2011 10:03 AM
Appalachian Rally around the corner jimandsandy Southeast Region 11 05-14-2006 03:40 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.