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Old 10-01-2013, 11:50 PM   #21
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We ordered our 2014 Trilogy 3850RL last Saturday. We added the washer/dryer stack, the MOR/ryde Independent Suspension, MOR/ryde Disc Brakes, Full Body Paint (no decals to crack), King Bed, 80" sofa and the ONAN 5500 installed.

This will be our full time home as I retire next June. We can't wait to get it and hit the road!

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Old 10-03-2013, 10:56 AM   #22
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John, we're headed to the Mor/Ryder factory to get the IS and disc brakes installed. We've had it strongly recommended to not use the never-lube bearings as too many failures, just to use the standard ones and maintain them annually. Just my opinion but the washer and dryer in the closet space is a big space user. Think of being able to use only half your hanging space to open doors of W/D if the install is in the back closet. We've talked to owners who regret the W/D install. Just FYI.

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Old 10-09-2013, 01:34 AM   #23
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Interesting comments.
I pull my 3800 D3 with a 2009 F-350 SRW, Triton Programmer and DPF delete. Boost set at 225hp for optimum towing. Truck handles the rig great but I am looking for a F-450 dually. I don't think the 1 ton is enough of a truck to be pulling through the Rockies with. These units are too heavy to be pulled with anything less than a truck with 20,000 plus towing capacity.
Check your Inverter to verify that it is turned on. The light should be green, if not it will be either yellow or red. I had the same issues until I found the inverter needed to be turned on. Duh.
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:17 AM   #24
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Interesting comments.
I pull my 3800 D3 with a 2009 F-350 SRW, Triton Programmer and DPF delete. Boost set at 225hp for optimum towing. Truck handles the rig great but I am looking for a F-450 dually. I don't think the 1 ton is enough of a truck to be pulling through the Rockies with. These units are too heavy to be pulled with anything less than a truck with 20,000 plus towing capacity.
Check your Inverter to verify that it is turned on. The light should be green, if not it will be either yellow or red. I had the same issues until I found the inverter needed to be turned on. Duh.
just curious since the 2012 f350 diesel SRW has a 5th wheel towing capacity of 23,200 and the f350 and f450 share the same motor and trans. what is your advantage of the f450?
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:10 AM   #25
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Just compared the two units on Edmunds web site and your right there isn't much difference. (2009 F-350 Model) I'm looking at replacing my existing 2009 F-350 with a 2009 F-450 so that all my performance equipment will switch over. I do believe however that the F-450 has bigger brakes and the engine is tuned differently.
A 2011 or new F-350 with dually would do what we need it to do.
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Old 10-09-2013, 04:33 PM   #26
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I have had a 2008 f250 diesel and now an f350 DRW diesel and was pulling just about 15,500 with my cedar creek and really the old 6.4 pulled as well as the new 6.7, now the srw versus the drw makes a difference in stability, but not enough that I would trade in a good 350 srw for a drw. Plus the 6.4 sounds like a diesel and you do not have the DEF to deal with.
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:57 PM   #27
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John, we're headed to the Mor/Ryder factory to get the IS and disc brakes installed. We've had it strongly recommended to not use the never-lube bearings as too many failures, just to use the standard ones and maintain them annually. Just my opinion but the washer and dryer in the closet space is a big space user. Think of being able to use only half your hanging space to open doors of W/D if the install is in the back closet. We've talked to owners who regret the W/D install. Just FYI.

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Thanks, Sherry. I appreciate the input. With the extra storage overall in the camper, we feel we will have enough room for our clothes. We are in the process of cleaning out closets at home, knowing we need to have less stuff to travel. Hanging clothes is one of those items.

We travel quite a bit in our 2008 Cedar Creek 37RDQS. We've spent weeks on the road and didn't have issues with clothes hanging. Of course, the washer/dryer was in the hallway and not in the closet.

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Old 10-13-2013, 06:01 PM   #28
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We pull ours with a Kenworth T2000. No problems starting or stopping. We have the stacked w/d. Love it. 3/4 ton os not enough. 1 ton srw is not enough.
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I agree completely. Thats why I'm looking at a F-450. Would go to a Kenworth or Frieghtliner but they would be a pain to use as a daily driver for work.

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Old 10-13-2013, 10:46 PM   #30
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I was just retired on disability and paid cash for my trailer and truck. Hsve to do a few repairs on the house and then it goes on the market.
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