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Old 01-19-2016, 11:51 AM   #1
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Hello from Wilshire England

Hi My wife and I want to tour the US and purchase a Ultralite 8289WS and truck for use on tour. On completion of tour about 6 months, export it back to the UK.
I would be very interested for any advise or help with this venture. I love america and have made several visits. We have owned several touring trailers, and feel it's time to be an RVer with an American truck.
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Old 01-19-2016, 12:08 PM   #2
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Old 01-19-2016, 12:26 PM   #3
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Hello from Sunny (sunny and cool today) Florida.

Before deciding on a toyhauler, I had looked at the Rockwood Ultra. Nice floor plan; excellent choice.

I found this for a unit like that:
Dry Hitch Weight 1,524 lbs. (691 kg)
Unloaded Vehicle Weight 7,793 lbs. (3,535 kg)
GVWR 9,350 lbs. (4,241 kg)
Cargo Carrying Capacity 1,557 lbs. (706 kg)

I want to recommend a capable half ton (they all are not) but for me this unit is too heavy... again for me. There are some out there that could do it. F150 with the 3.5 Ecoboast with max tow and max towing for example; especially considering fuel costs over there. You have probably innocently opened Pandora's box.

My choice would have been a nice year or two old gasoline, 3/4 ton (F250, or 2500 in Ram and Chevy brands), again for me.

This comes from a guy with a Cummins diesel who also has towed with a half ton that simple was not fun.

I would also look first for a private seller with title in hand.
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Old 01-19-2016, 01:13 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum. I'm sure there will be lots of folks that will chime in here with there helpful hits on TT and tv. Enjoy your trip while here Later RJD
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Old 01-19-2016, 01:31 PM   #5
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Old 01-19-2016, 02:01 PM   #6
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Thanks to all who have replied.
I need an ultralite 8289WS as this is the largest 5er that I can tour with. Our rules are set by EU total nonsense. Would there be a preferred state to start looking? I would be coming over around June.
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Old 01-19-2016, 02:14 PM   #7
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If you are looking for new try OHIO there are a few wholesale dealers there like RVW. The trailers are mainly made around Goshen Indiana so the transportation charges are a lot lower if you buy from a dealer close buy. Kenny is correct about the dollar but the dealers around me have that factored into the price on the new models (as they point out to me over and over again when I was looking last summer), as most of the RV's have to be imported from the US.
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Old 01-19-2016, 07:17 PM   #8
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I hope you are computer savy or at least familiar with searching... Places to start: RVtrader.com or craigslist (search by city).. You can search by distance searchtempest.com... If looking at new, see what Couch's or RV Wholesalers can do. RVW is Durnell's RV and the owner monitors this site. I bought from them; at the time you could not find a barely used toyhauler and they beat my local dealers by a bunch. Good luck in your search and visit. Let me know if I can help. Cheers!
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Old 01-20-2016, 04:56 AM   #9
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Thanks for info, I will try RVW. I'm okay with computers earn some of my living with Embedded control systems. I see you have a britbike thats my era. I have a 4.6ltr V8 Dax Rush, Google it.
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Old 01-20-2016, 08:22 AM   #10
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Love my trumpet. I'll Google what you mentioned. I'd love to have an older mini, if you happen to have one in the barn
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