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Old 09-07-2014, 11:57 AM   #15
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If you need to tow smaller utility trailers and already have a 1 ton DRW pickup, you might consider getting a camper. Many states will not allow you to tow triples but a TC will allow you to do that if you have towing capacity left over. Check all your weight limits on your truck, the new GMs have some pretty good payload and towing abilities...

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Welcome to the irv2 gang, Mike! Good luck with your next set of choices. You've found a great bunch of folks to ask questions....just provide as much specifics as you can and they'll respond.

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Old 09-20-2014, 08:05 AM   #17
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I don't plan to triple.

I am not going to travel live. I just like the idea of moving fairly freely. Toy hauler is out of the question. My first series of debate is fifth or conventional?

When does a trailer start to be impractical? That question might be lame I don't wish to take it off roading but it would be nice to be able to get out in the backwoods unimproved roads. I guess if a logging truck would make it a huge camper should too.

I sort of figured all the campers these days were of pretty decent quality. I am drawn to Columbus. Maybe when it comes time to pay up I will not want to but the outside look of the camper is pretty important to me. But who knows I might end up with corrugated siding.

What are opinions of brands that hold up to full time living?
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Old 09-20-2014, 08:35 AM   #18
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Research, research and more research. Not all rigs are designed, built or suitible for full-time use. The prospect of off-road should be carefully concidered or re-considered. The salesman is the last place to get your information. There is a huge difference between a four-season rig and a true full-time rig. Most four-season rigs simply have some barely adequate freeze proofing for the tanks which has nothing to do with overall insulation performance during hot or cold weather. Meaning the tanks may not freeze but you will! A rig that bounces down the road regularly as part of its life is simply built better then one that goes camping a few weeks or weekends a year. We full-time in an Excel and love it. There are other fine full-time rigs out there. Btw, full-time rigs are $$$ and heavy! Imo, light-weight means light-duty. Good luck and welcome.
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Originally Posted by mikecwik View Post
I don't plan to triple.

I am not going to travel live.

What does that mean?
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The salesman is the last place to get your information. There is a huge difference between a four-season rig and a true full-time rig.
I know salesmen are bottom of the barrel!
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Old 09-20-2014, 05:04 PM   #21
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What does that mean?
Well some suggested problems with towing my living quarters and another trailer to be my garage.

I don't need to tow both at the same time. I think I am looking at something like a 40 ft trailer as a shop. If I need to move I just have to make multiple trips.

I have a full machine/welding/fabricating/tire shop and automotive-diesel-powersports master mechanic tooling. I think my big roll cab weighs 5 ton. I might need two 40ft enclosed trailers!

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