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Old 09-16-2021, 06:44 AM   #1
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I am at the point in my life where I want to sell my brick/morotar home and go full time in RV. I am now single, so it will just be me. I own a 99 Holiday Rambler Endeavor with big slide, 37' and it is a nice RV. I think I would prefer a large 5th wheel. I have a Ram 2500 6.7 to use as the tow vehicle.
I am looking for advice and what should I consider in general?
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Well, it certainly is a great time to be marketing a sticknbrick!

My initial advise would be to study your towing limitations on the current pickup, especially payload/tongue weight numbers. I think you will find that to safely tow a fiver you will be limited to something in the 36' range. Having this knowledge in advance will help you decide what floorplans might interest you if looking at different fivers, or it may help you decide to upgrade your truck to a 1-ton.
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If you like your motorhome I'd recommend keeping it & towing your truck or getting a small car. You know the ins and outs of your motorhome.

Since you're single a motorhome would be a lot easier on you.

Try the combo for a while & see if it works. You can always switch out later.
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If you like your motorhome I'd recommend keeping it & towing your truck or getting a small car. You know the ins and outs of your motorhome.

Since you're single a motorhome would be a lot easier on you.

Try the combo for a while & see if it works. You can always switch out later.
Good advice above, IMO. It is different being "single" ... I lost my husband last November to cancer and have been solo full time since. A fiver would just be too much to deal with solo .... again, just my opinion. I have a 45 ft DP and tow a Grand Cherokee, works for me. I try and keep my travels down to 300 miles or less a day and rarely travel more than 3 days in a row without stopping for a couple of days. Safe travels no matter which way you go.
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I'm also in agreement in keeping the motorhome. Just have it checked out and up to date mechanically prior to leaving. Maybe get the rubber parts replaced if original (fan belt, wipers, front end, air bags) disagree with keeping the pickup and think a Jeep or similar would be a better choice.
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I will join the party and recommend staying with a MH and tow a car.
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x5 The motorhome is so much easier than a 5'er even with a toad.
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2500 Ram 6.7.......
If older then 2015 keep 5vr at/below 12,000 GVWR
If newer then 2015 keep 5vr at/below 14,000 GVWR

IF that 1999 MH is getting long in the tooth

Big life decision...good luck!
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