Hello all! Just registered here looking for some solid advice. My wife and I owned a 28' Dutchman Lite a few years back and really enjoyed taking it places with our boys. We sold it after just one summer season because we needed the money. Well we are looking to get a new one but have some concerns.
The majority of our camping will be done locally here on LI or within 100 miles.
However, a big thing we are looking to do is take the trailer down to Florida at least 2-3 times a year. We already do this trip with our truck but no trailer. Our main concern is are we going to be saving any money towing the trailer to FL considering the reduction in fuel economy? I have ready a lot of threads about this and the answer I have come up with is no. From what I have ready, my truck, 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 5.7L Black Express Edition, fuel economy will be cut down from the 21/22 mark to about 9-10MPG. We were hoping to buy a 24-27' Toy Hauler but are also considering a large pop-up depending on how and if this will bring our fuel economy back up a bit.
Any advice/guidance would be much appreciated. As luck would have it, and in my last minute style, we are driving down to FL the day after Christmas for a weeks vacation in the sun!
Thanks and glad to be a part of the community!