Excellent taste. I'll do the exact same.
Hi TC fans,
Was just having a nice daydream of what truck/camper combo I'd scoop up if a winning lottery ticket somehow appeared in my pocket...
...which made me wonder...
what would YOU buy for your combo if money was no object? Where would you go with it?
I'll go first:
I think I'd have a 2014 Ram 5500 crew cab 4x4 Cummins chassis-cab custom built to carry a TC, then when that's ready to go I'd drive to an RV dealer for an all-options-selected Host Mammoth triple-slide.
After a few days of figuring out how everything works, I'd then set off for about a year-long trip visiting some of my favorite places, starting here out West with places like Heron MT and Mammoth Lakes CA, then make my way East for a trip down memory lane by visiting Ohio (where I'm from), NJ/NYC (where I worked & lived for several years), PA, VT, NH, ME and the numerous favorite "getaway" spots I used to visit when I lived in NJ.
So dream a little on a Wednesday...you just hit the lotto & all your affairs are in order...what are you buying, where are you going?
I have a dodge 1 ton 4x4 with a Cummins engine and automatic 4 speed overdrive, the best mileage I have ever got was 13 miles per gallon any one says they get 25 miles per gallon is full of it.
You should look into whats wrong with your truck. I get 19 to 20 mpg (US gal) at 65 mph unloaded with a 2002 Dodge 2wd dually quad cab 3500 Cummins with 4:10 gears.
Loaded with 4000 lbs camper I have averaged 15mph over the last 50000 miles at average speeds of 58 to 60 mph.
Mines a 1-ton dually,12valve Cummins,auto w/4:10's, hauling a Host Everest. I consistently have gotten 14-15mpg while hauling all over the steep pacific northwest. Unloaded, i've always gotten between 18-22 depending on mixed traffic conditions.
Lots of interesting replies. I respect your question, at least you have the guts to ask. I served our country for over 23 years as a Police Officer and prior as an Infantryman in the Army. Both positions required the use of firearms. I mention this ahead of time because someone is going to challenge my opinion. The OP asks a legitimate question and I feel compelled to share my experience. Sorry if anyone becomes offended, but safety is more important.
I think commonsense(the brain) is by far the greatest weapon, the firearm is the greatest equalizer. Most here haven't ever had a problem during their travels as a result of that commonsense, but mostly luck. Folks, there is SO MUCH "crap" going on around you every single day that you are not aware of. This doesn't suggest your stupid, but it's unfortunately true. The old saying,"you don't know, what you don't know!" It would absolutely shock you to know the dark secrets of your neighbors and the people that you stand next to at the checkstand at a gas station. People who call you paranoid are simply ignorant to this world we live in.
Follow the suggestions of being aware of your surroundings when you park or gather for your stay. Both animals and humans are predators. You can't always spot the attacker, not all of them are sleeved with prison tatoos and are muscle pumped. Some are very crafty and unassumable as they are masters as to entertain their victims.
I think you get the point, but just because most have never seen any danger in their life doesn't mean they haven't been near it. Every one of us has been very lucky. In all my years, I haven't ever been in a traffic collision. Should I stop worrying and drive with disregard? Am I paranoid? Should I surrender my license and not drive? Use the commonsense you've developed your whole life and enjoy our great lands.
I have a friend that's a RCMP officer(Royal Canadian Mounted Police). I am always baffled/amazed when he describes the anti guns laws of Canada. These shock most Americans as our country has such deep history rooted with our right to keep and bear arms. I would die for each American to keep that and all these rights. Therefore, unless your a criminal and/or abuse the right to have a firearm, you can keep it and use it in the defense of your life or great bodily injury. As far a Zimmerman? Well he's alive as are countless others that have used and/or even displayed a firearm to disway a would be attacker. Now having said that, it is your responsibility and yours alone if you choose to display or use it. Therefore, any responsible person should learn safety and become proficient with it along with the laws applicable to the state it is to be possessed.