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Old 12-28-2013, 03:55 AM   #1
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Totally new to RVs. We are looking at getting an older Holiday Rambler as a bug out vehicle for hurricanes. Dolly tow a Toyota RAV4 behind it. Two adults (in 60s) & five large dogs.

Having trouble figuring NCC/CCC info as we would like to carry plenty of supplies. And being we figure to tow a vehicle figure a tag axle would help.

We aren't set on a model but figure 35-37ft. Getting up there in age we like our luxuries. Plus figure the dogs would get more comfortable in the RV then a motel room if we had to evacuate for a hurricane.


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Old 12-28-2013, 05:13 AM   #3
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Old 12-28-2013, 05:44 AM   #4
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Welcome to IRV2....there's a lot of good info to be learned here. Good luck with your search...hope you find what you need.
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Old 12-28-2013, 06:58 AM   #5
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Welcome to the forum and hoping you can use the unit for some good trips rather than hurricane trips...
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Old 12-28-2013, 06:59 AM   #6
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Lessons learned from using our TT over the years to bug out:

Leave very early to avoid traffic jams on the road.

Use improved secondary roads instead of interstates. For example: US 27 instead of I-75.
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Old 12-28-2013, 09:08 AM   #7
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We have two homes in Fl, one in Escambia (main residence) & one in Marion County. We are both retired so will evacuate early when needed. But also know that secondary storms & wind can have power knocked out to one or both places at the same time. So being able to survive two weeks in a motorhome is imortant to us. But also would like to maintain a month of dry goods in the motorhome. But also carry extras in the back of the RAV4.

We garden & can but also can meats & things like our own combinations of pork & beans. So we have somewhat of a concern about weight of mason jars.
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Old 12-28-2013, 09:13 AM   #8
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Hi folks! Welcome to IRV2! It's great to have you join the gang!

Hope you find the right RV for your needs. My understanding of a tag axle is that it is needed to support heavier RV's. I don't think it has anything to do with what you're towing. JMHO!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!

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Old 12-28-2013, 09:55 AM   #9
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My understanding is tongue weight of towed vehicle reduces the the weight of supplies that can be carried. Total NCC/CC. And tag axle increases total weight that can be carried by several thousand pounds.
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Old 12-28-2013, 06:10 PM   #12
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That size range will not have a tag axle. For most models you have to be in excess of 40 foot to have a tag.
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Old 12-28-2013, 07:04 PM   #13
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On rvt I have seen Holiday Ramblers as short as 34ft with a tag axle.

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