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Old 09-17-2021, 01:29 AM   #1
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Hi, everyone

I've been reading this site for half a year -- my wife and I plan to get on the road and cruise around California starting in January. (Youngest boy goes to college tomorrow -- last of our five still at home.)

I've got a 2019 RAM with the Hemi engine -- supposedly capable of towing ~8800 pounds. I've never towed anything in my life -- I'm a Los Angeles data architect by day, fair electrician, barely adequate carpenter, not an auto mechanic at any level.

Looking to purchase a trailer capable of towing my wife, self, and small dog.

We're tentatively planning to buy something in the ~$25K, ~25 foot range in the next couple months -- spend a few weeks in the general L.A. area, then start up the state to visit family scattered across California, while shopping for land to build a house. (I have 5 kids, I want to build a house big enough for them all to visit. Can't do that in West L.A.)

Not really asking for advice -- though if anyone has any, bless you -- but anyone who's done anything similar, I'd love to hear from you.

I'm not wholly certain we're not making a mistake, but I'm ready to take half a year and make it.
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Old 09-17-2021, 03:54 AM   #2
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Hi FatSam - - You never know you've made a mistake unless you've tried something......

I think your plan is solid.

There is sooooo much advice & info here on iRV2, but always know it is subjective. You Tube has a ton of videos, which can help you become informed with everything from driving a trailer/5th wheel to dumping your tanks.

Good luck to you and your family......welcome aboard!!

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Old 09-17-2021, 08:20 AM   #3
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us!

Get out there and start kicking some tires!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Welcome to the forum.

You are joining a good group of friends here with good information to share. Read the various threads here and ask questions as they come up or add information if you can.

Good luck on the search and enjoy the adventure!
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Nice to have you onboard with us.

Browse the forums and ask questions. Youíll get plenty of help from our members.

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