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Old 10-07-2014, 02:48 PM   #1
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This is clearly a disease...

Our TV was somewhat challenged, so we bought the "most" RV that we could safely tow. All is good, we love our RV, though we haven't really used it much because we got it in September. We bought this year because we got a great deal, but it's killing me to not be able to use it much. I think we slept in it about 10 times, mostly in the yard.

Anyway, now I've been researching trucks with an eye towards an upgrade. Really??? An upgrade??? We haven't even gotten our feet wet, yet. This is crazy...

I've been trying to determine the quality hierarchy of the FR brands and looking at floor plans as we already have some nits to pick over our current RV.

Did I mention this is crazy??? Clearly a disease....
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Old 10-07-2014, 02:52 PM   #2
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Don't expect a cure....
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Old 10-07-2014, 03:18 PM   #3
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I think if dealerships would allow us to to tow the RV and spend a weekend in the RV before actually purchasing it would cure the problem

But they won't because they would loose business.

Good luck, we've all been there.
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Old 10-07-2014, 03:23 PM   #4
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I'm in exactly the same boat...uh, trailer. I've had this one about a year now and love it, but I know in about three or four more years, I'll be looking for just a little bigger. I'm already window shopping in order to get an idea of how much truck I'm going to have to buy first.
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This "disease" you have may still be on Stage1....Stage2 is getting stuff and mods...you think trailers are expensive...Stage3 is the expense of camping...Stage4 is the famous "trailer up-grade" stage....and maybe even a new-new TV to go with the new trailer. Look out


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Old 10-07-2014, 03:48 PM   #6
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This "disease" you have may still be on Stage1....Stage2 is getting stuff and mods...you think trailers are expensive...Stage3 is the expense of camping...Stage4 is the famous "trailer up-grade" stage....and maybe even a new-new TV to go with the new trailer. Look out


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I'm definitely in the 'mod' stage of the disease, I just can't stop! My DH likes to tease me about playing house with our trailer, but I ain't playing this is serious!
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This is clearly a disease...

Don't get me wrong, we're very happy campers, lol, it's just that we have already noted some things....

1. Bigger holding tanks would be nice. Boondocking is interesting to me and 30 gal tanks seem challenging.

2. The tiny bathroom is not as easy to adapt to as we convinced ourselves it would.

3. Lack of counter space. I knew this would be an issue, but she said no.

4. The couch that we really wanted, is pretty uncomfortable.

5. Thin walls and floor of mini light bother me more than I thought they would.

Oh, well.... we really do love our new trailer, but it likely won't be our last! The max tow capability of our SUV is 5k lbs... trailer is 4184 dry according to sticker. We are presently maxed.
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Old 10-07-2014, 03:58 PM   #8
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Speaking of boats... now that we've been camping and we can't pull the pontoon with DW's car, we'll be purchasing a 16-18' runabout within her towing capacity, used of course. Woo hoo... and a bigger truck, since ours is maxed out. Doubt we'll upgrade the TT since it's mostly just the two of us and a grandkid or two now and then.

You may as well give in. Resistance is futile, you WILL be assimilated.
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I'm definitely in the 'mod' stage of the disease, I just can't stop! My DH likes to tease me about playing house with our trailer, but I ain't playing this is serious!

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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Old 10-07-2014, 04:36 PM   #10
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Disease

The only way to temporarily fight this disease is to throw $ at it, it is self feeding, the more $ you throw at it, the more it craves.
Remember, the there is a new do-dad around every camp ground and newer bigger units !!
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