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RE: A Big Thank You

You are definitely an inspiration.
rarin'2go 06/27/22 07:41pm Tow Vehicles
A Big Thank You

I want to give a big thank you to everyone who responded to my three posts. I want you to know that I am now more confused than ever about what to do. I did learn a few thinks though. Not to make anyone mad but I think a lot of people have their opinions right or wrong. Some said that I would have no problem towing my camper with a 2500 or 250 where others said no way. some said a gas engine would be OK where others said they wouldn't tow anything unless they had a diesel truck and a dully at that. I felt that some even questioned my mental state and my manhood. People asked why I didn't provide certain information so they could make an informed answer. I didn't even know that info was even relative that is why I asked the questions. In the end I have read everyone's input more than once and I do appreciate you taking the time to respond. I have made a decision on what I am going to do. For what it is worth I am a 75 year old widower who just wants to do something other than sitting in the house. A 2500 gasser is in my future and I hope it will work out ok. I may just find that I don't like camping with just my dogs if so the truck will just be used to run to store so I figured I would rather have that than a big boy. It wasn't as hard a decision as I thought. I know I have written a book that will not be read by many but I did enjoy reading all the inputs.
rarin'2go 06/27/22 06:37pm Tow Vehicles
Is It Worth It?

I have owned both a gas 1 ton and a diesel 1 ton and do agree that a diesel pulls my trailer better. But at the moment both trucks have went to truck heaven. That is why I am looking for a truck and trying to keep costs down as best as I can. Driving around today I checked the price of diesel vs gas. Today diesel fuel is a $1.04 more expensive than a gal of gas and has been that for quite awhile. Now does the benefits of owning a diesel vs a gas truck justify the extra cost of fuel. Especially when I will probably rarely be in the mountains. I am on the fence about which way to go and need input on your experience with either engines. Thanks for your input.
rarin'2go 06/23/22 11:59am Tow Vehicles
What Upgrades needed for a 3/4 ton pickup

I want to thank everyone who responded to my other post "will a 3/4 do". It was very informative. I am making a new post because I thought I could get more answers than just asking on my other post. On to my question - I have a chance to get a chevy 2500 (used, late model, low miles) but it is not set up to tow a heavy 5th wheel with a towing package. What would I have to do to upgrade it to be able to safely tow my 14000 trailer? On the other hand I also have a chance to get an older GMC 2500 that already is beefed up with a trailer pkg and a snow plow setup but has higher miles already with a 5th wheel hitch. Both of these are extended cab and gassers. I quickly found a new truck is really beyond my price range. To answer a statement make in my other post. My small number of posts on the forum is the result of illness in the family. We had what we thought was everything to go full time after retirement but it wasn't to be. Thank you for helping me regear and go camping.
rarin'2go 06/21/22 12:34pm Tow Vehicles
Will a 3/4 ton do

I have an rv that is at the 14000 GVWR. I need a new tow vehicle and was wondering if a 2500 or 3/4 ton truck would safely tow this. I would appreciate your knowledgeable input on this. Would this being a 5th wheel make a difference? Thanks
rarin'2go 06/07/22 05:23pm Tow Vehicles
2008 Forest River Silverback 5th Wheel

I am getting back into camping and travelling and have acquired a 2008 SilverBack. I have a couple of questions that I am hoping you more experienced individuals might have answers for. First, the trailer uses a hydraulic fluid system to put slides in and out. In the event of an emergency and the fluid line would burst while camping is there a manual way to put slides in? Second, a couple of the decals are in bad shape. I found a source for new ones and would like to replace them. What is the easiest was to remove old decals? I thank you in advance for any help you might provide. Mike
rarin'2go 05/28/22 01:35pm Fifth-Wheels
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