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Old 04-03-2015, 02:05 PM   #21
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I don't think I want 95 lb projectiles in the cab with me.
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Old 04-03-2015, 02:07 PM   #22
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While I hate to disrupt truck talk (go big or go home), I would offer this as a much needed dog accessory.

http://www.amazon.com/Camco-43981-Al.../dp/B00BMRRXU0

This has kept our dogs in the trailer more times than I can count when the lovely wildlife scampers past. It has saved us from replacing the screen literally every trip. Not to mention, if the kids got out, we wouldn't be leaving till i found them.

Now back to truck discussions. We just bought a Dodge ram 2500 crew cab and getting the camper shell on it today. We really like this truck.
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Old 04-03-2015, 03:22 PM   #23
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We used a piece of fiberglass cut to size at Lowes and attached it to the screen door.
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Old 04-03-2015, 07:33 PM   #24
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Wow! The response here has been amazing! Thank you - all of you for the much needed and appreciated advice. Trust me when I say that our dogs are our children, and even IF they were in the bed of the truck, they would be crated and the crates would be secured. We would never allow them to be "free to roam". With that being said, they have always ridden in our vehicles and we would feel awful not having them with us. We will also be definitely shoring up the screen door(s) of whatever we get. We learned the hard way at home that our dogs don't always "see" the screen when they've decided that there is something far too interesting outside to wait for us to open the door.

We have begun to look at heavy duty trucks (thanks to all of you), and I think we will be going out this weekend to take a few for a test drive. We definitely want one that will eventually handle a 5th wheel at some point, so we don't have to worry about upgrading the truck as well. We are looking at the Fords and Dodges. No doubt we will find something that works! LOL

Getting very excited to begin this journey! Our next cross-country move is going to be far more comfortable and interesting than the last!
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Old 04-03-2015, 08:14 PM   #25
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Wow- I wAs just looking at where you are located. My planned route to Hemet for the Memorial Day rally would be pretty close to you as I was thinking of cutting thru Barstow and coming around big bear then over to Hemet. Are those roads pretty well kept?


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Old 04-03-2015, 09:11 PM   #26
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HONDAMAN, if the roads that you are looking at include 247 around Big Bear, use serious caution! It is a very winding road, and you will have a heckuva time trying to navigate them with a large truck nevermind a trailer. It wasn't fun in an SUV, and we had to slow down to 10mph in some places. Not saying that it can't be done, but it will be a tricky drive. There are some hairpin turns beyond Big Bear down 247 that you will have to do some fancy navigating through.
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Old 04-03-2015, 09:16 PM   #27
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a different look

Everyone seems to be focused on TT or 5ers which is great but not the only option. We went with a gas class A mostly because of the dogs. I would never consider putting my dogs in the bed of a pickup. My theory is if you wouldn't put your kids there you shouldn't put your dogs there. In the MH we are able to monitor the dogs and make sure they get water and breaks as they need them. Granted our two dogs are old and spoiled but it's part of having a pet. Our previous setup was a 5er with a one ton Dodge 4 door with the back seat set up for the dogs. Worked well but we are more comfortable in the MH. Rain or shine we can deal with it and don't have to get out to go eat, potty breaks (the people kind) or anything else if we don't want to.

Any RV option is great and each has it's advantages. Bad part of a MH is it is another vehicle to register, inspect, maintain, etc. A trailer is much simpler in that regard. But in overall comfort I will take the MH.

Just another opinion
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HONDAMAN, if the roads that you are looking at include 247 around Big Bear, use serious caution! It is a very winding road, and you will have a heckuva time trying to navigate them with a large truck nevermind a trailer. It wasn't fun in an SUV, and we had to slow down to 10mph in some places. Not saying that it can't be done, but it will be a tricky drive. There are some hairpin turns beyond Big Bear down 247 that you will have to do some fancy navigating through.
Sounds a little like the tail of the dragon. US 129 at the Tenn. NC line. I've seen folks try to negotiate that and have a terrible time. Sometimes the motorcycle guy's have to escort these rigs through so an accident doesn't happen. It does take a lot of planning especially when you get in the mountains.
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Was actually thinking of 247 to the 62 to the 10 then to 79- the scenic route.

We did big bear last June by going up the 247 and up the back way and although it was a little twisty and steep (15% grade) we did ok. It actually convinced DW to upgrade Clifford with an intake and exhaust because he was struggling at the tail bottom of the hills. 😊 he's a really good doggie now- a pretty good growl when you spur him!


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Old 04-03-2015, 09:52 PM   #30
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HAHAHA!!! Glad Clifford is up to par now. The roads are pretty well kept. We haven't been up there since the snow started, so I can't speak to what they are now, but I see RVs heading up 247 from 62 all of the time. I would assume that the locals wouldn't head up there if the roads were bad. (We live about 2 miles from the intersection of where 62 meets 247, so we see everything that heads up that way.)
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