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Old 07-02-2016, 05:09 PM   #1
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the start of a new life

I am 79 years young and every day is an adventure as only those that have traveled through those years will know what i mean. My bride of 50+ years and bought a new Rockwood RLF8299BS back in February with the vision of the open road staring us in the face. I prepped our Ram 2500 6.4L CC SB (GAS) & B&W Patriot hitch for our first of (hopefully) many road trips.we hooked up and pulled out for a 14 state , 33 night , 4,339. 01 mile maiden voyage. how about that for you faint at heart adventurers? Our FR Rockwood gave us 100% and we could not be more satisfied with our choice. our GPS (which i will not name because that kind of language is NOT aloud) put us in some bad situations and i was forced to do maneuvers that were NOT happy times but the Reese Revolution served me well and i was so happy that i did not have to get out in the pouring rain to manipulate a slide hitch. in my state of mind i would have certainly put the corner into my cab. we had no issues our Rockwood 8299 BS or the Ram after i had the factory trailer brakes problem resolved. we towed over many 7% grades and as high as 10% with out an issue with an over all trip mileage of 9.7 MPG IMHO fantastic. we are getting our Ducks in a row for our next adventure next month in Co +++

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Old 07-02-2016, 05:28 PM   #2
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Woo Hoo! Cant wait to hear about future adventures!!


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Old 07-02-2016, 05:42 PM   #3
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Thanks for sharing and congrats on your rig. Cheers to more adventures!
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Old 07-02-2016, 08:14 PM   #4
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Sounds like a great trip. Got any great pictures to post? Any advice or things you would have done different (other than a truck GPS)?

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Old 07-02-2016, 08:34 PM   #5
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Sounds like a great trip. As a youngster of 68 your travels are especially good to hear.

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Old 07-02-2016, 09:19 PM   #6
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Thanks for sharing. Hope to read more about your adventures.
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Old 07-02-2016, 10:19 PM   #7
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good for you what a great adventure I hope to get there
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Old 07-03-2016, 01:08 PM   #8
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We bought our Rockwood 2608 3years ago and have gone on three trips covering 15 states pulling with our Ram 2500 5.7 hemi(gas) and had no real problems with either our Rockwood or the ram 2500 mega cab. Great for our rv travels. Getting ready for our trip from California to Goeshn (Rally)starting in 2 weeks. Hope to have another trouble free long trip.
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Old 07-03-2016, 02:29 PM   #9
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Now that is such a great thing to hear. We are mere kids of 66 and 67 (newlyweds at only 37 years) and aspire to be just like you when we grow up. Farthest we've been is Northern Ontario to South Florida. Keep those wheels rolling. Our son supports our frittering of his inheritance.

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Old 07-03-2016, 03:35 PM   #10
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So happy for you and your wife.....looking forward to hearing about more of your adventures (pictures would be nice too ).

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