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Old 06-01-2009, 09:19 AM   #31
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I am glad to hear you had a great time and love your V lite. We loves ours also but I can not wait till I get diesel Excursion, F250 or Chevy 2500.

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Old 06-01-2009, 12:58 PM   #32
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I found I can get better mpg's by just slowing down a little- instead of 65, I tried 60, and got around 10 mpg. Plus, it was less strain on my truck, and I pulled it with the overdrive on. Holding tanks were empty. I have to stay with this truck, the boss says so!! Randy
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Old 06-01-2009, 01:14 PM   #33
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My boss also says I have to stay the Tahoe. But a man can dream can't he??

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Old 06-02-2009, 12:21 AM   #34
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Hi gang....My wife and I plan to purchase a new V-Lite 30WRLS hopefully by the end of this week or next week.

I appreciate all your comments (would like to see more actual camping pics).

My biggest concern is pulling the thing with my Tacoma. Although I'm rated to pull 6500 lbs (tow package). I have the double cab 4x4 long bed....so it should be stable enough. Of course I'll use sway bars & load levelers.

What's a good low price I might expect to see on this trailer ?

thanks so much,
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Old 06-02-2009, 09:57 AM   #35
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Buddy,
You can see a few pictures of mine on my album. Just click on my user name and on the right side you will the album link.

I would be worried with HP & TRQ towing the hills of MO. I am also concerned about TV width and weight. With the TT being 33 ft, it will cause sway. I get it but it is not white knuckle because of the 'Equal-z-ier hitch. Even with the TT weighing 6235 dry, camping ready you are going to be around 6500.

As I said before, I really wish I had a 3/4 ton TV with a deisel.

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Old 06-02-2009, 10:36 AM   #36
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I would be concerned pulling it with a Tacoma. As hunt4240dw said you are maxing out your TV with just the curb dry weight. I have the 28ft version and it goes around 5500 and I pull it with a Chevy Silverado 1500 Crew Cab. The only thing with the 28ft is the tongue weight is higher because the kitchen is up front. I bought mine last Dec for $21500 but the lot had had it on their lot all summer and was ready to get rid of it. I have seen the 28ft ones online for as much as $32000 so I would say to look around if you have that luxury.
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Old 06-02-2009, 01:55 PM   #37
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I am about to find out if my Tacoma will pull it or not. I've talked to several other camper pullers and they say....if your truck is rated to tow 6500 lbs then pull 6500 lbs. Naturally less is better but they say....don't be afraid to pull the max rated tow capacity. I hope that's right ????????

I am about to pull the trigger on the 30WRLS (see eBay link below) I've spent some time talking to the dealership on the phone. Seems like a good company. 2010 model with numerous options $22,585 with the 4-way sway load levelers & brake controller total system thrown in no charge.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=200342822359
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Old 06-02-2009, 04:07 PM   #38
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That's a great price, and from your local dealer- that's OUTSTANDING! I have the 30 wrls, as well, and I would be a little leary about pulling with that "Toy "Tacoma. If you look back on this posting, you'll see Icefireguy just bought a v lite 28 footer, and had a Tacoma, and very quickly traded in on a Ram. AND that camper is lighter than this one. Talk to a few folks first- my 08 V-lite WRLS states on a sticker in the front by the tongue 7575 GVWR. I know the Ram I have says it will pull 9800 lbs. capacity, and I feel I need more. GOOD LUCK, Randy
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thanks for the input....I appreciate it. I might hold off on the camper after chatting with you guys. Might be too much for my Tacoma.
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Old 06-02-2009, 05:03 PM   #40
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It seems a shame that they won't let folks "test drive-" or "test pull" your camper before purchasing to see how you like the match-up and road feel. I know on my camper, new pick up first time driving it home was an OMG!! experience! I PROMPTLY went back the next day and purchased the Reese Dual cam set up, as they had me set up with one friction sway controller. NOT enough for the length. I would say that if you are planning on a new truck in the near future, or you will only be pulling the V around close to home (150 miles or so), AND you don't live in the mountains (flat terrain), then you probably would be OK temporarily. The V series is a great unit, and I'd hate to scare off a fellow camper! Randy
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