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Old 06-24-2014, 07:49 PM   #41
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9.5 is better than I'd have thought. And 12+ w/o a car is great IMO.

I wonder what folks get putting those huge 5vrs? The ones that seem to tower over the TV? Wind resistance has to be worse on them and a 5vr overall than a class A and car.
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Old 06-24-2014, 07:56 PM   #42
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I don't know what they get I'm sure someone will chime in. My MPG comes at a cost. I can get to the top of any hill but I won't be the first. No issue for me and I do like the MPG.


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Old 06-27-2014, 09:43 AM   #43
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I pull a 41' that's loaded to 15350 lbs. with a 2012 ram 3500 dully 4 door 4x4 and I get anywhere from 11.3-11.9 and I'm very pleased. There has been no mods done to the truck other than an auxillary tank added.


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Old 07-01-2014, 08:10 PM   #44
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Very inspiring short stories here about full timing. We can't wait. Just had our first open house. 2 people were really interested in it. Time will tell. If it does sell I have a whole lot of work to do. Everything is going into storage. I don't know what I will do without a garage to goof around in all day, but I'm sure I'll manage. Keep the stories coming.
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Old 08-15-2014, 07:56 PM   #45
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We have a 41 ft fiver. We get 11mpg with ford f350 diesel.Weighs 14.5 k.. Had a 9k travel trailer before the fiver and got same mpg.


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Old 08-16-2014, 01:27 AM   #46
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I think mpg is more a function of rolling resistance including aerodynamics than weight. On the flat, I average 11 mpg with an 18k fiver. I use my cruise and drive 55. Behind my truck, none of the front of the trailer gets any wind except the air that rushes in between.
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Old 08-25-2014, 11:33 PM   #47
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On the sailing thing: Don't go out on the ocean on anything less than a thousand feet long. CDR(USN)Ret
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Old 08-26-2014, 07:16 AM   #48
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On the sailing thing: Don't go out on the ocean on anything less than a thousand feet long. CDR(USN)Ret
I'm with the Commander.......altho it doesn't always hold true. Took some waves over the bow of USS JFK off the Virginia Capes back in the late 70's - quite a ride
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On the sailing thing: Don't go out on the ocean on anything less than a thousand feet long. CDR(USN)Ret

Great advice. Where were you when I volunteered for a NATO cruse in the N Atlantic. Four months in the basement of an LST(USS Fairfax county 1193) In my opinion a LST should be confined to nothing larger than a small lake.
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Old 08-27-2014, 08:21 PM   #50
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Right on! All RV's are a compromise in some form. Our 5th wheel is for snowbirding at Lake Havasu. Our 11 1/2 ft Lance slide in camper is for two week trips to northern Calif, Utah, Montana. Our pop up is for logging roads. Our Jeep, with camping gear, is for gnarly Colorado, Arizona, Nevada roads. My lightweight air mattress is for a comfortable night on the John Muir Trail.
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