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Dirtclods

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Posted: 07/06/12 06:09pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Welcome a lot of good people here. I for one just want to see a photo's of his trailer...............with his girlfriend beside it or?

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lanerd wrote:



For your first advice... make sure you do your research on the payload capacity of your truck and compare it to the tongue weight of your new trailer. Best way is to weigh your truck and then subtract that amount from your GVWR. What's left over is what your truck can "haul" (not pull). Anything....anything.. you put on/in the truck from then on will reduce that payload capacity by that respective amount.


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Thanks for the great advise, Ron. Fortunately we did our research and ended up with a Freightliner. I think it will haul any trailer we get.

I liked the Voltage 3800, she liked the 3950. Couldn't get a custom that combined our likes.....but.....lo and behold!!!!! This monday Dutchmen announced the new 3895, which does exactly that. We have received floorplans from the dealer we chose to stick with and are waiting for some pics. Dealer is 6 hrs away, so we make as few trips as we can.

Speaking of pics.....not exactly sure how to do that.

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Congrats on the pending purchase! Be sure to post pics and ask about anything you are unsure of.
Whereabouts are you located?


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Rangervee as for pics, the Photo FAQ's has help & tips for posting photos.

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Welcome aboard, this is a great forum with a lot of good advice to be had. Yes please post pictures of your girl friend and at least one of your new rig lol.


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Posted: 07/07/12 10:02am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Welcome to the forum. I hope you like your Voltage as much as we like ours. Also hope you got a BIG truck.

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Yep, a Freightliner will do the job, I would think. Getting the perfect rv that both agree on is fantastic....not many of us can say we have done that.

Again, welcome.

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Welcome to the forum and to fifth wheeling.


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Just found out today that the 3895 will not be available til August.

Bummer.

Just more time to make sure its what we want I guess.

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Rangervee wrote:

Just found out today that the 3895 will not be available til August.

Bummer.

Just more time to make sure its what we want I guess.

Nice that they swapped the sofa and kitchen slides - in the 3895 there's more entertainment unit wall space than our 3950 and you still have access to the washroom with the slides in. The double stairs in the 3950 are fun, but wasted space.

OTOH, the only access to the powder room is through the garage - that would wouldn't work for our cats.

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