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Old 01-05-2015, 11:00 AM   #51
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Originally Posted by Taranwanderer View Post
I think he's just saying it's less painful to do it first then to have to trade the TV in a year down the road and take the depreciation hit because you want a bigger camper and your truck is now undersized. Go bigger if you can afford it now, or pay more later.
X2 That's what I (& pwrstroke2012) was trying to say. Some people just don't get it and jump all over others comments as being outright wrong. This forum is for us to post our opinions and suggestions to others' questions (which they solicited). Whether or not the original OP takes any of us up on our comments is entirely up to them and their own financial (or other) situation.

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Old 01-05-2015, 03:10 PM   #52
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Nothing beats the towing experience a diesel offers. If you can afford one buy one. You need a good hitch no matter what.
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Old 01-05-2015, 03:21 PM   #53
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Originally Posted by Max Windjammer View Post
Like I Said....
I agree. IF you can afford one- and afford the maintenance and higher repair costs down the road, a diesel is great. However, many people's comments give the impression that you NEED a 1 ton diesel to enjoy camping (or at least to camp with anything larger than a popup). That is NOT the case and is doing a disservice to people contemplating getting into RVing.
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Old 01-05-2015, 05:59 PM   #54
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In the early 1990's, I towed a 5'er with a half ton chevy with a 305 V8. Back then the 5th wheel trailers weren't as light as they are now. I had no problem towing the 5'er other than the fact I couldn't tow at 85 MPH like some of these people do going down the road. Did I get lousy gas mileage, yepper. Did I care back then..Nope. If you aren't towing in the mountains, if you aren't planning on living in the trailer towing it down south for half the winter like many do, just go out and have fun. Not everything needs to be towed by a $70,000. dollar dually diesel unless you are doing one heck of a lot of towing. The thing to remember, is go out have fun and if your needs are a 40 foot 5th wheel with everything that you have in your own home, by all means buy the biggest and the baddest most expensive truck you can find. If not, keep some money in your wallet to enjoy the sites you travel to. I've seen many big rigs with their big screens sitting on the decks doing nothing but watching TV. If that's the case, stay's a lot cheaper. :-)
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Old 01-05-2015, 06:33 PM   #55
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As the old saying goes: If you've got it, flaunt it!

The sad part is that some of the flaunters don't really have it. They're upside down and inside out.
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Everyone has an opinion and nothing wrong with that......... we started out towing TTs with a half tons it grew to a 3/4 ton now a one ton duelly ........ the campers grew too...... We did everything based on what we could afford ( took 30 years to get here) now have a used low mileage Cummins in a 05 RAM. Three or four years ago bought it for well under 20K..... then the Puma great quality campers for the money......... Got a 36 foot toyhauler for under 30K. Truck & trailer under 50K ...........Did that so we could have 5 adults together & the dogs......... but we enjoyed the 25 ft pulled by a half ton just as much.........
Many Good quality new campers out there new for well under 30K or even under 20K........ deals on used ones too........ before the camper we have now the most we ever paid for a camper was 10K and enjoyed all of them greatly. Our dealer specializes in new campers under 20K and has plenty to choose from.
I guess my point is you don't need to spend alot of money to enjoy camping......


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Originally Posted by rockfordroo View Post
As the old saying goes: If you've got it, flaunt it!

The sad part is that some of the flaunters don't really have it. They're upside down and inside out.
True that!
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Originally Posted by cstover View Post
Just went out and sniffed my diesel truck and the wife's gas car. They smell the same.
I have never owned a Diesel engine but I did work as a gas jockey as a teenager. Diesel fuel definitely had a stronger smell - especially if you got any on your hands or clothing.

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