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Old 03-30-2015, 09:17 PM   #1
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Hello, and why do I have this urge to spend more money?!?

So, a funny thing happened at the RV dealership. I fully intended to buy the Cougar 5th wheel that was perfectly sized for my existing truck -- a 2009 Dodge Ram 2500 with very low miles on the Cummins diesel engine and a really nice used Pull-Rite Super Glide in the back. The next thing I know, I'm buying a Montana High Country 340BH. Cha-ching!...

OK, the trailer is nice, and I was able to safely make it home dry. However, it quickly became apparent that I needed a little more truck. A couple weeks later, I dropped into a truck dealership to browse the one tons. I fully intended to buy a new SRW F350. However, somehow I ended up with a slightly used DRW 2014 Ram 3500 -- well optioned for about the same money. Of course, I also stopped by the trailer shop to pick up a new B&W Companion for the new truck, as my Super Glide wasn't going to do the trick anymore. Cha-ching, Cha-ching!...

Now, you'd think I'd be done spending money, right?... Noooo! That's where Amazon comes into the picture. Everywhere I look there are cool little camping items to buy. Why, just today the UPS guy delivered two more boxes of stuff. God, help me!!!

But seriously, I'm resisting the temptation to buy anything but the necessities for the trailer and truck right now -- at least until we use it a few times to figure out what we actually need. We really are enjoying the new trailer, even though we've only tested it out in the yard a few times so far. My wife and I are getting the necessities lined up and moved in, and should soon be ready to take the kids on a 90 mile shake-down trip to the coast. The new truck should make that a lot easier, too. So, until then...

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Old 03-30-2015, 09:26 PM   #2
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You've got it down pat already, Spend, Spend, and Spend some more.

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Old 03-30-2015, 09:38 PM   #3
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When they said "You can't take it with you", they were not thinking about RVs.

When we bought our RV, both my wife and I got a bit spend-crazy. I would say that about 20% of the purchases were not necessary, and rarely or never used. No biggie, most were fairly inexpensive and we finally just gave them away to other campers.

Don't sweat the small stuff.

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Old 03-30-2015, 09:45 PM   #4
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Howdy, And For Your Service...

Must say You have a nice set up for "Getting Up & Going"...
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Old 03-30-2015, 09:58 PM   #5
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I've been RV'ing since 1957 so I pretty much have too much now! But I did get an extension hose for the macerator and some converters so I can use my old Direct TV boxes in it. Need new batteries and tires too but that comes after the engine repair ($19,000 after Cummins picks up $10,000 of it), insurance, property taxes and income taxes!
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Old 03-30-2015, 09:58 PM   #6
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We could use:
-7 new tires and rims (rims since it must be time to move off the 16.5)
-harmonic balancer
-few seals
-air bags
-new brake hoses
-new floor (8, 11 year old boys, 130 pound dog, cat and the wet coast rug needs to go)
-turbo and a NV4500 trans if we get dreamy (old 6.2 little slow)

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Old 03-30-2015, 10:24 PM   #7
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Congratulations on the new rig. May it serve you well and provide many happy days of enjoyment.

You never know what you need or are missing until you go to the RV or Outdoor store. Welcome to the club.
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Welcome....We just tell the kids "We spent some more of your inheritance today" lol.....
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Old 03-31-2015, 05:54 AM   #9
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I thought I was the only one that does stuff like that. Good to know I'm not. I feel much better now and thank you for that.
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Definition of RV "A large fiberglass box on wheels that you fill with money". Am I close?? 😆😇
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It's usually 2X what I plan on spending.🚍
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Old 03-31-2015, 06:41 AM   #13
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Welcome aboard & congrats on the new rig. The initial purchase is just the beginning, the spending never ends. Enjoy.
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Old 03-31-2015, 08:30 AM   #14
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Thank you for your service to this great country.

Welcome to the forum. Enjoy your maiden voyage to the coast. Relax and enjoy the journey. Each day with this rig you are making memories for you, DW, and your children. That my friend, is priceless.

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