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Old 09-06-2014, 08:55 AM   #1
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I have been wanting to go full time rv for a long time now but never really did any thing to move towards that. I started the ball rolling with a 2015 Duramax DRW. I think I should have purchased a bigger truck already though.

I hope to purchase before Christmas but am sort of lost as to what I want/is best. The biggest hurdle I face is that I have a lot of equipement and the plan was to use enclosed trailers as mobile shops of sort. I did not want to get into building things because I think it sort of defeats the purpose of full timing.

I was pretty nervous about buying the new truck but that seems to have worked out well so far and I am now nervous about doing the next stuffs.
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Welcome Mike.... Well if you bought a truck, your choices are travel trailer and 5 th wheel. Any reason you didn't want to consider motorized coaches ?
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I have been wanting to go full time rv for a long time now but never really did any thing to move towards that. I started the ball rolling with a 2015 Duramax DRW. I think I should have purchased a bigger truck already though.

I hope to purchase before Christmas but am sort of lost as to what I want/is best. The biggest hurdle I face is that I have a lot of equipement and the plan was to use enclosed trailers as mobile shops of sort. I did not want to get into building things because I think it sort of defeats the purpose of full timing.

I was pretty nervous about buying the new truck but that seems to have worked out well so far and I am now nervous about doing the next stuffs.
mikecwik, (aka: "old whino")
Please put down the wine, take a deep breath... and explain your question.
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Old 09-06-2014, 09:10 AM   #4
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We are glad you joined us. Congratulations on your decision to go full time. I hope all works out for you. There is a wealth of information available to you here just by asking. Please don't be afraid to ask as our members like to help when they can.

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Welcome to IRV2! It's great to have you join the gang here!

Hope the fulltiming works out good for you! Enjoy the forum!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 09-06-2014, 10:16 AM   #7
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Now that you have a truck you are locked into either a 5th wheel or TT. Most states will not allow you to double tow. You cannot tow an enclosed trailer behind a 5th wheel or TT.
If you need a work shop your most realistic option is a 5th wheel toy hauler. Living quarters up front, equipment in back. You are also locked into what ever model 5er your current truck can tow. To get what you need in a 5er you may need to trade the truck. Just depends on what you need.

BTW: If you need to haul equipment and work space a MH will not work. Back to the double tow issue. You would. to be able to tow an enclosed trailers AND a toad.
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You've done one important thing.....buying the truck....now start researching rigs....some 5ers are built to stand up to full timing better than others.....Learning and searching are a process....you can start with the search box at the top of the page..there's been a lot of threads which have good info about rigs and full timing...Good luck with your search and your decision......

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Glad you're aboard. Best of luck in your search and decision. Enjoy your adventures and be safe.
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Maybe its just me but from the title of this thread I didn't expect this discussion.
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Glad to have you here with us.

We all get jitters when we start something new. You'll soon be comfortable and kicking back with the rest of us.

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