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Old 10-13-2015, 11:05 PM   #61
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Also agreed. Motion passed
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Old 10-14-2015, 12:36 AM   #62
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You will have a wonderful time. Check out the Jellystone campground in Burleson. It has a large waterpark and plenty of kid activities.
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Old 10-14-2015, 06:35 AM   #63
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Hello everyone,

Please bear with me as I am in panic mode...my husband and I are having an issue with differing opinions on what we can actually tow. ( I have been reading a lot and am just overwhelmed). My question is the usual(can ourbTV handle this).. We have a 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 crew cab 4x4 short bed with 5.3L V8 eco tech, with max towing package, a tow capacity of 12,000lbs and payload of 1,200... We are planning on getting the Salem 32BHDS with a dry weight of 7,955 (GVWR 11,019). Our TV will range from 600-800lbs with passengers and dogs. Seems to me we will be overloaded, am I not seeing it right???
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Old 10-14-2015, 08:44 AM   #64
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You will have a wonderful time. Check out the Jellystone campground in Burleson. It has a large waterpark and plenty of kid activities.
Thanks for the suggestion!!!! Will definitely look into it.
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Old 10-14-2015, 09:11 AM   #65
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Check out CouchRVNation.com they have the best prices on both hands down.

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You REALLY need to check out RVWholesalers if you think Couch's is the best place to go. I've yet to see anyone beat RVW's price, plus I don't think Couch's has the nationwide service network like RVW does. I've never met the guys at Couch's, but I have met many of the good folks at RVW and there is NO way Couch's has better people working for them. If you'll search the forums you'll see many instances where David Durnell, the owner of RVW, has stepped in and worked with customers to make sure they are always taken care of. Don't' think you can say that for Couch's.
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Old 10-14-2015, 09:33 AM   #66
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You REALLY need to check out RVWholesalers if you think Couch's is the best place to go. I've yet to see anyone beat RVW's price, plus I don't think Couch's has the nationwide service network like RVW does. I've never met the guys at Couch's, but I have met many of the good folks at RVW and there is NO way Couch's has better people working for them. If you'll search the forums you'll see many instances where David Durnell, the owner of RVW, has stepped in and worked with customers to make sure they are always taken care of. Don't' think you can say that for Couch's.
Actually, from what you're describing it sounds JUST like Couch. The two people on the Ford Truck forum who referred me to Couch said that Jeff Couch actually greeted them at the dealership just to make sure they were having a great experience and to shake their hand to thank them for their purchase. Couch does in deed have a Nationwide warranty network as well as faciliates the warranty and claim portion for their customers. So you call them first, they will set everything up for you. It's actually also outlined on their website.

When I contacted Couch, my sales person (Brian Combs) was EXTREMELY friendly, helpful, and listened VERY well to all my concerns and questions. he provided outstanding support during and well after my sale. This is a testamony to their customer service as he was not the person my fellow Ford-Truck members had told me to ask for. That, to me, indicates a high level of customer service throughout the dealership.

There was NO pressure for me to buy anything. It was purely information that was given to me IF I chose to buy from them.

So here was our deal.
MSRP for our 308BHS Vibe was $37,900
Local Dealers (within 300 miles of me):$31,000 (Including Freight and liftime warranty) + $2000 Tax
Total if purchased locally: $33,000

Couch Price: $22,200 + $1220 Delivery + $399 Hitch + $1600 Tax
Total from Couch: $25,419

Savings of $7581.00

Yeah, that's a good deal!

I highly recommend Couch RV Nation (Though I have also heard great things about RVWholesalers, I just didn't buy from them)
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I had contacted RVW as well as Couch's but RVW couldn't beat the price I got from Couch's. They do have a similar network as RVW... Brian Combs has been extremely helpful and patient(as we started looking and asking questions since Feb '15).
We tried to buy locally but no one really seemed all that interested in returning phone calls and emails after we had gone in to the dealerships. The service we have received from Brian and the business managers has been superb. All in all, it is just nice to know people have had good experiences at both places...we just feel Couch's really deserves our business because of the awesome service Brian has provided.
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I had contacted RVW as well as Couch's but RVW couldn't beat the price I got from Couch's. They do have a similar network as RVW... Brian Combs has been extremely helpful and patient(as we started looking and asking questions since Feb '15).
We tried to buy locally but no one really seemed all that interested in returning phone calls and emails after we had gone in to the dealerships. The service we have received from Brian and the business managers has been superb. All in all, it is just nice to know people have had good experiences at both places...we just feel Couch's really deserves our business because of the awesome service Brian has provided.

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I realize that everyone here is giving their best response and their best opinion, but with all the responses all over the spectrum, how does a newbie not get confused. I'm sure everyone on the forum is convinced in their mind, that they are correct, but how many of you are actually qualified to give this kind of advise. IMO I would like to hear from a qualified expert for a change. I mean this one went from "You are totally ok", to "No". COME ON REALLY.
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Old 10-16-2015, 08:12 AM   #70
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I realize that everyone here is giving their best response and their best opinion, but with all the responses all over the spectrum, how does a newbie not get confused. I'm sure everyone on the forum is convinced in their mind, that they are correct, but how many of you are actually qualified to give this kind of advise. IMO I would like to hear from a qualified expert for a change. I mean this one went from "You are totally ok", to "No". COME ON REALLY.

It's really up to each person the decide what they feel comfortable doing.
Would I tow 11k with a 1/2 ton?
Never.
Would I exceed my gvwr.
Nope.

It's up to you.

If you want " expert" I was a Ford tech, and am now an automotive instructor at a local college.
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