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Old 11-01-2018, 08:37 PM   #1
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Howdy, folks!! I'm another dumbass newbie with the itch to see the country through the windshield of my pickup truck, towing a little house behind me. I've never owned an RV. I had always thought I could get by with my Tundra pulling a compact TT, but my girlfriend has informed me that we need a small fifth wheel type of trailer. Which means I'm looking for a used diesel 3/4 ton (as they used to say) with most of the bells and whistles, the power to climb hills and descend safely. Oh, and btw, I'm also looking for a good buy on a <30 foot, Four Season 5th wheel for backroad adventures. I value the experience of others, so if anyone wants to offer advice or suggest a direction to search, feel free. I'm in Carolina so certain brands (Artic Fox, Glacier Peak) are less available here than in the west. I may not full time it, but I have hopes of traveling half the year, a month or two at a time. There. I said it.
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Sounds like you've got at least an idea of where to start.
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Old 11-01-2018, 08:46 PM   #3
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Browse the Travel Trailer and 5th wheel forums under the RV Forums tab. You'll get lots of info there.

Good luck and Happy Trails!
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Old 11-01-2018, 09:34 PM   #4
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Sorry to hear your Granddad died. Did he leave you enough to buy a new or used trailer?

My advice is to make sure your girlfriend likes the layout of the trailer...If momma ain't happy nobody is happy.
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Sorry to hear your Granddad died. Did he leave you enough to buy a new or used trailer?

My advice is to make sure your girlfriend likes the layout of the trailer...If momma ain't happy nobody is happy.
I'm thinking about getting a new fifth wheel and a lightly used Silverado 2500. My favorite flavor today is the Artic Fox 27-5L, and the GF definitely chooses the layout.
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I had a Nash 22H travel trailer made by Northwood and it was very well built. Friend of mine had a 27 foot Artic Fox and liked it.

Overall Northwood trailers are pretty well made.
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Welcome and congrats on the new rig.

You are joining a good group of folks here with good info to share.

Do the research and make sure the floor plan works and that you have a "big" enough truck to do the job.

Enjoy the adventure.
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Better get busy! You've got a lot of tire kicking to do!


Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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