Saying Hello in Washington State
Looks like a decent forum here. I am in the middle of a RV change. I have had RV's of one kind or another all my adult life. 2 pickup campers, two hard sided trailers, one tent trailer and I just sold my motorhome.
My kid is about to turn 17 and she isn't going to be going with mom and dad much anymore. We just returned from Yellowstone last week (week trip) and during that trip we decided we could shrink the size of our rv.
I tow a jeep around and we hunt, fish and do trail cleanup for forest service areas. So I need to tow something.
Having sold my 1/2 ton last fall, I was pickup less and was in the perfect opportunity to do a new truck and camper setup. Well, atleast new to me.
Well the pickup part is done and now setting in the driveway. I will admit, trying to find a decent 10-15 year old pickup that will comfortly pull 8K pounds and get decent fuel mialage, is not an easy task.
Putting brand asside! Engine options are not what they used to be.
Since I pull mountain passes in about every direction I travel. A small block was just not an option. And a big block is a 10mpg truck even empty. Dodge was not an option for me. So CHevy or Ford. It had to be a long box, heavy 3/4 ton, extended cab, 4x4. I was not giving up on any of those.
SO I found a one owner, private seller, very nicely taken care of F250 Super duty, with 107k miles, power stroke. Un-molested!!! I had pulled a fifth wheel and thats it. Never had any other trailer attached to it!
SO now I am in search of a camper!!!