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Old 10-07-2014, 04:38 PM   #11
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I told my wife a couple months ago...this is it. I got a new grill...and I said I have one more thing on the way.... I did good for a few weeks. It is bad when you get a delivery and have to open it to remember what you ordered. Yes. It happens to me. I have five orders(I think) out right now...that is sad. Nothing expensive, but it adds up fast.


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Yes it does add up! I love this forum with all the great, helpful advice However, it does kinda feed the disease b/c you get so many great ideas for mods! Like the smart tile for example, I immediately ordered some of those, lol!

I'm trying to avoid looking at other trailers b/c I don't want to get the upgrade bug, not for a long while. I'm grateful that so far we have been very content with our tt choice
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Old 10-07-2014, 04:46 PM   #12
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We purchased our first Travel Trailer in late August a 261BHXL and have really been enjoying the experience. Of course we are already looking at brochures and plan on attending some RV shows this winter. I have been secretly looking at 3/4 diesel trucks just in case !!!
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Old 10-07-2014, 04:53 PM   #13
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Yeah, the mod bug bite me on this second camper... let's see:
29" smart TV mounted in garage
40" smart TV mounted in living room
Motorcycle chock in Garage
3rd leg on wobbly table
4000W Onan Generator
Water accumulator
Vent covers on roof
AGM battery
Swap out compartment locks
Interior 30A surge protector
Grab bar on screen door
Door stops
Change all bulbs to LED
Bug screens on heater, WH, & fridge
Second fire extinguisher
Flashlights next to extinguishers
Fold out railing outside door
12v outlets in garage
AC and DC USB charging ports
Grocery bag holder for trash
Broom holder in garage

and just ordered an electric queen bed for garage.
and that's just since buying it in January. I gotta stop...
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Old 10-07-2014, 05:00 PM   #14
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Regardless of the flavor may I suggest you pick out a one ton.

This will save you from the "upgrade fever" for a little while.

Bigger trailer.
Bigger truck.
bigger trailer.
bigger truck...........

Tis a vicious cycle!

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Old 10-07-2014, 05:34 PM   #15
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I guess I need to figure out how to just tow my house. It would prolly be easier...and cheaper in the long run....but it wouldn't be camping.

I started the "quest" hunting for a clean FEMA trailer.

Funny. I was fantasizing about a new truck cause I am only a couple thousand from max tow...if I upgrade I will surely go over that. Right now I think it's like 12,500....trailer is 10k gross now...not a lot of growing room. I really don't see a heavier trailer cause kids will prolly be gone when we "use up" this trailer.


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Old 10-07-2014, 08:20 PM   #16
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Regardless of the flavor may I suggest you pick out a one ton.

This will save you from the "upgrade fever" for a little while.

Bigger trailer.
Bigger truck.
bigger trailer.
bigger truck...........

Tis a vicious cycle!

wish I had this advise 4 years ago. Upgraded truck and trailer twice from our original set up. New 1 ton diesel last year to get the 5th wheel we should have got in the first place.
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Old 10-07-2014, 08:41 PM   #17
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Yep

Go Big or go home

Buy your last RV first

And of course bigger is ALWAYS better 👍


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Old 10-07-2014, 10:12 PM   #18
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What you're suffering from is known in the boating community as "two-foot-itis". It hits every couple of seasons when you say to DW "You know, a rig 2 feet longer would be so much better". You won't be completely cured until you have a 45' tag-axle DP, maybe towing a Cadillac.

It is possible to get psychiatric help for this! Were' solving the problem by giving up the RV lifestyle, as we can't afford it any longer. (The rig in my sig is for sale, probably by a good local consignment dealer).
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Old 10-07-2014, 10:21 PM   #19
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The first RV show is Oct 17 th. We love our unit but are looking like everyone. I think we are good for a few years unless something really jumps out. But I need new TV first so...the cycle continues!
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Old 10-07-2014, 10:51 PM   #20
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There is no cure.
What you need is a "totally stock fiver" like Old Coot has!
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