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Old 04-09-2014, 06:10 PM   #201
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Last year when I bought my new 2014 Silverado 1500 the dealer said I could go right away and pull my Lacrosse 301rls ( 34'8"/ 7026lb) and I did.
I just checked the owners manual in the towing section for my 2013 Ford F250 and it states; "Do not drive faster than 70 mph during the first 500 miles". O Boy; Now I can tow my 5er 90 mph!!
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Old 04-09-2014, 07:50 PM   #202
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61 years old, pulling a 30' Coachmen.

Unfortunately, I'm pulling it to the dealership tomorrow due to major electrical problems.
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Old 04-09-2014, 08:08 PM   #203
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Just wondering if anyone here has time/ equipment to tabulate the results of this poll - age/RV type/length etc.
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Old 04-09-2014, 08:19 PM   #204
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Just wondering if anyone here has time/ equipment to tabulate the results of this poll - age/RV type/length etc.
Depending on how tomorrow goes, I might be able to run this through an Excel file.
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Old 04-09-2014, 08:23 PM   #205
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Depending on how tomorrow goes, I might be able to run this through an Excel file.
Be interesting to see the results.

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Old 04-09-2014, 09:29 PM   #206
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Old 04-09-2014, 10:21 PM   #207
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Screw it, did it tonight. Through post 206 we have;

173 Entries, some folks mentioned what their friends or family are pulling so I included those.

Average length=33.3 feet Shortest=14 Longest=42

Average age=51 years Youngest=20 Oldest=87

Fifth wheels=86 Average Length=36.65 Average Age=51.48 Shortest=26 Longest=42 Youngest=20 Oldest=74

Travel Trailers=67 Average Length=30.90 Average Age=50.65 Shortest=20 Longest=38 Youngest=21 Oldest=87

Hybrids=8 Average Length=22.18 Average Age=45.625 Shortest=17 Longest=26.5 Youngest=33 Oldest=61

Toy Haulers=5 Average Length=28.10 Average Age=53.80 Shortest=18 Longest=39.5 Youngest=29 Oldest=74

Motor home=1 Length=37 54 with toad Age=64

Van=1 Length=14 Age=47

Didn't specify=5 Average Length=34.25 Average Age=52 Shortest=28 Longest=39 Youngest=33 Oldest=67

I'll keep tabs on it and expand the excel file, if anyone would like it I'll email it to you.

EDIT=Added some more data.
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Old 04-09-2014, 10:23 PM   #208
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Wow we are finally considered average !! 52 and 50 towing a 36ft fifth wheel 👍
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Old 04-10-2014, 07:54 AM   #209
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The numbers all look like what you would expect except when you get to the toy haulers... I wrongly assumed that the age would skew much younger. They all seem to be designed and marketed to a very young audience when I see them on the dealer lots.

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The numbers all look like what you would expect except when you get to the toy haulers... I wrongly assumed that the age would skew much younger. They all seem to be designed and marketed to a very young audience when I see them on the dealer lots.

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Marketing is also targeted towards the group that's missing. They want to try reaching out to get younger folks attention, our average group is already buying.

Actually look at the marketing for all rvs, what do they most always depict? Smiling 30 something's either by the grill or the campfire with two kids, a boy and a girl, having the time of their lives. Pop ups to big 5ers and everywhere in between. I've not seen "youngest is graduating and moving out, so I'm getting that fifth wheel I wanted" marketing.

The numbers show this is a decidedly more mature lifestyle, I'm surprised it's young as the average shows.
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