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Posted: 10/24/22 08:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The way I read it, you have already gained maximum enjoyment from the tractor by fixing it up. Time to reap maximum enjoyment from your camping experience by driving a right-sized truck.

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I had planed to delete sleeper, and 1 drive axle, shorten frame of my old Pete when I retired. Expecting OAL of 17-18 ft. Don't think I would have issues in most CGs I use.

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Going to be a heck of an inconvenient daily driver when you get to wherever you are going.

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I was in a SP, and a big rig tractor pulled in, towing a 30ish ft FW. If you enjoy attention, visiters/looky loos, that set up will work great.

Bottom line...if you like your project rig, enjoy driving it as needed, it will work in some camping areas.

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Posted: 10/24/22 02:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

At 19,800 pounds for the TV alone, some campground bridges will be...challenged IMO even if you can negotiate the loop.


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wapiticountry wrote:

Going to be a heck of an inconvenient daily driver when you get to wherever you are going.


That is purpose of Toy hauler 30 footer, we ride and used to ride out to places on our Harley, packed light lived in Hotel rooms, this makes convenience in getting there, safety in size and equipment where have a SD F250 7.3 dsl, bought new in '99, 340,000miles and had pulled a general 5ver for a few years, wind prone, hard on the lighter trucks, hard on brakes. Been witness to too many flip overs, caught a edge and went offroad to crash incidents, worked Vol Fire for a number of years and can unabashedly state, today's pickups can pull a RV fine, however they are prone to bad circumstances doing so.

Have had a Class A for over three decades, truck size is not a bother but a boon for myself. Dragging a 5ver behind it will be as running empty where can back off throttle possible push over 8mpg. My 7.3 on a good day towing 12000# gets 10 but runs out of power to maintain momentum.

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wapiticountry wrote:

Going to be a heck of an inconvenient daily driver when you get to wherever you are going.


This is true, although shortened down to singe axle day cab parking/maneuvering (w/wo trailer) would not be worse than a 4 door pickup. (And I think driver can see better out of the truck) Getting in/out of cab would likely be good for my health.



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I was in a SP, and a big rig tractor pulled in, towing a 30ish ft FW. If you enjoy attention, visiters/looky loos, that set up will work great.

Bottom line...if you like your project rig, enjoy driving it as needed, it will work in some camping areas.

Jerry


LOL, you want to see the "Look at THAT!" gather be in COE CG where a lot of elders stay when Brother pulls up in '48 'burb towing a '40 Vaughan TT.
As far as parking a trailer, what I hate to see (more hear) is Billy Bob Redneck in his lifted, big tired pickup. Most of them mount the tires, then the truck won't move at fast idle. So he deletes the mufflers. Still has no power to move a trailer. So here he is Geein and Hawin, back and forth, Last week, one rolled by my site as I was putting coals on the cornbread oven. We where scraping plates when he finally stopped yelling " LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME! I CAN'T DRIVE FOR SNOT! LOOK AT ME! I CAN'T DRIVE! LOOK AT ME!

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Toy hauler? Many of these never go to an organized park.
The only un-organized parks we take our toy hauler to are Walmarts.

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No comment about your RV but I bet the nuke plant I came from was a stupider place than the nuke plant you came from!!!

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Assuming you are old enough to get the 1/2 price camping pass at all government parks COE, NP, NFS, and BLM you are going to be TOO BIG. Sell the truck for a "more conventional set up". Our Chev 2500 HD pulls the steep western mountains at 70 MPH. No problems.

Why do you want a toy hauler?

Boondocking is the best way to see the USA and you are too big.


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