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Club Memberships

The wife and I are just beginning our journey of full timing it. I was curious if anyone had any thoughts/experiences with RV clubs. We will be mostly staying at places on a weekly or monthly basis as well as some boondocking. I am especially curious about harvest hosts and escapees. Any thoughts are appreciated.
GraySwain 11/11/19 02:47pm Beginning RVing
RE: Short Bed 5er Towing

And based on the OPs other threads combined with not owning a truck to pull the new camper yet, a HD gasser doesn’t really cost more than a comparable 1/2 ton gasser. Get a HD. To update, bought a truck. 1/2 ton. Rated to tow 2,000lbs more than the dry weight of the camper. Will be adding tow assist air bags, tunner (to up trans line pressure and monitor temp), and truck has a new built transmission.
GraySwain 09/21/19 11:39am Towing
Short Bed 5er Towing

Just purchased a small 5th wheel (263 model, 28 feet overall) and will probably be towing it with a short bed truck. I have done some reading that I will need a special hitch to accommodate clearance of the trailer. Opinions? Suggestions on hitches? General advice? Thanks guys and gals.
GraySwain 09/21/19 04:37am Towing
RE: Mountain Towing

:h I think we ought to describe what "mountain towing" is. Like what type of grades and what duration. Always, seldom? Probably around 3 months each year we will spend in NC,VA,TN mountains. We have purchased the 5er. Dry weight is 6710. The rest of the time spent towing will be mostly highways and predominantly flat. Was thinking a half ton with air bags and a tuner will get me by but I understand all the reasons above to go for the 3/4 ton. Trying to avoid the purchase and maintenance cost of a diesel (buying used) and would prefer the mpg of a half ton.
GraySwain 09/19/19 07:33am Towing
RE: Mountain Towing

Ok to specify a bit better. Yes, 6800-7500 would be dry weight. Looking in the 26-30tt range. Also, I have plenty of towing experience. And I’m aware of payload and towing capacity. However, I have no experience towing in any environment with major hills/mountains. I’m aware of using the gears on descent instead of constantly riding the brakes. Thanks for all the responses.
GraySwain 09/17/19 09:04am Towing
Mountain Towing

The wife and I are about to purchase our first camper. Most likely a 5th wheel. A friend mentioned, since we will be towing in the mountains some, to stay small for weight and maneuverability. Considering the steep grades is a 3/4 ton necessary even for something as light as light as +/-7200lbs? Any and all opinions on towing in the mountains would be appreciated. Not opposed to a 3/4 if we have to but almost certainly not going the diesel route. Thanks
GraySwain 09/17/19 05:55am Towing
Advice for newbies

My wife and I are about to purchase a travel trailer and start our new adventure. I was curious if anyone had any recommendations or advice for a newbie. This will be a full time thing for us. How do you pick campsites/parks for certain areas? I’m more of a boater and when I’m doubt used the Waterway Guide publications for help. Is there a similar book or website for RVing? We will be looking (mostly) for monthly rental lots.
GraySwain 08/21/19 10:44am Beginning RVing
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