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Old 01-19-2014, 08:27 PM   #51
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Okay pilot light stayed on but the smoke detector went off. Whewwwww burning off that new stuff bites. DW was in a panic as she came out thinking it was on fire. Okay...smoke detector works. Oven works. Exhaust fan on the range works.
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Old 01-19-2014, 08:41 PM   #52
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I had the same truck pulling the same weight and it was always a white knuckle drive. I traded it in on a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 that had a tow rating of 10K. It was a joke, the coil springs in the rear were weak as hell. That truck couldn't pull 10,000 pounds on a bet. It had electrical problems which they claimed was caused by my towing. It finally caught on fire (electrical fire) and I bought a Ford F-350. I am now like dannyabear - worryfree towing and no more white knuckles. You can tow with your 1500 but you'll be very glad everytime you arrive at your destination in one piece.
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Old 01-19-2014, 09:18 PM   #53
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My tow rating is 8550 on that Hemi. Although a truck is rated for 8550 and pulling roughly somewhere just short of 7,000. I would say that 8600 lbs would be a trip to the dealership every time. I
The RV pulled fine and we don't plan on heading for Yellowstone park. We happen to live in the heartland of camping. Getting from here to there isn't an issue as it pulls my rig considerably well. We would all love to have that 3500 diesel but for now, my trusty old bugger will do it. Perhaps when I retire again, I will start looking at a 2500/3500 so we can make those huge trips. I have about another 3 years to go for a second pension.
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Old 01-19-2014, 09:30 PM   #54
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Sorry i was replying to a different thread. Anyway i dont have any pension. I work 2 jobs to pay for my stuff

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I hear you. Worked my ace for the first. Cruising for the second but I will see how long I want to hang in there. The ol' Dodge runs great though. Had Fords all my life but the local dealer here bends people over the table for service. Thus...no more Fords. On the other hand the local Dodge dealer (Rocky Top Dodge) bends over backwards to help you with all our service needs. The dealership won me from Fords to Dodge. Although...not a big Cummins fan or Fords 6.0 diesel failure.
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Old 01-21-2014, 12:27 AM   #56
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We have the Rockwood version of your trailer and we absolutely love it.

We camp a lot with family members who have their own rigs (a Class A DP, a Class C, and an Aliner) and the crowd usually ends up in and around our trailer.

We also tow with a 1/2 ton (Silverado) and it does OK. Not great, but it gets the job done for now. The next setup will be a 3500 and a fiver bunkhouse but that is several years down the road.

A trip down your way is coming in May. Three weeks in the Knoxville/GSMNP area.
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I agree with gets the job done but not great. There is no white knuckle ride but I have been looking at 2500/3500 trucks but WOW the prices are crazy. Love my paid off Dodge.
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Old 03-26-2014, 09:48 PM   #58
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Hi everyone. We just signed the papers for this model. Hope to pick it up next week. Really like the floor plan. DW is tying to is trying to find a place for a trash can. Where do you all keep yours and what style do you use?
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Small rectangular can fits in front of sink, if turned the right way it still fits when kitchen slide comes in; sometimes its gets moved to the end of the counter where the extention goes
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Hi everyone. We just signed the papers for this model. Hope to pick it up next week. Really like the floor plan. DW is tying to is trying to find a place for a trash can. Where do you all keep yours and what style do you use?
Congratulations on your great choice!

The place we keep our garbage can is at the end of the counter, under where the extension would be, with the pedal facing the fridge for easy access to the food preparer. The one we have is a Better Homes and Gardens rectangular step-on can from Walmart



When the slides are in, this fits neatly in front of the sink with space to spare.
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