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Old 02-27-2011, 05:06 PM   #1
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Just bought a Forest River :-)

My wife and I have been discussing an upgrade for some time, and finally yesterday found something we like at a price we think we can afford.

We are now the proud (I hope) owners of a 2011 Wildwood Sport 32SRV Toy Hauler Fifth Wheel.

Still about a month away for collecting it since we have to wait for the snow to disappear so that I can actually get to my 2008 Outback Kangaroo 23RS, tow it to the dealers and do the swap.

We live in Michigan, and I would like to thank (and I am sure that they would like to thank us as well) General RV (The Birch run crew) for their help and patience with us, trying to make up our mind, showing us options. This is our second purchase from General RV, and I must say they gave us a great deal.
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Old 02-27-2011, 05:08 PM   #2
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to the forums and congrats on your new camper. Hope you have many fun and trouble free outings with it!!
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Old 02-27-2011, 05:53 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum, I can relate with the snow! Congrats on the new trailer, check the OMI rally thread.
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Old 02-27-2011, 06:05 PM   #4
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Welcome and congrats!!!
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:46 PM   #5
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and congratulations on the new camper!

All I can say is the snow can't disappear quick enough!

Many happy miles to you!
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Old 02-28-2011, 11:09 PM   #6
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Rockwood....8312SS

We are looking at buying the 8312SS weight 7040.....I see you pull yours with a Excursion. We have a F-150 Crew Cab 5.4L 3.55axle. How do you think it will pull this model? Just curious how yours pulls behind you?
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Old 03-02-2011, 08:37 PM   #7
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We are looking at buying the 8312SS weight 7040.....I see you pull yours with a Excursion. We have a F-150 Crew Cab 5.4L 3.55axle. How do you think it will pull this model? Just curious how yours pulls behind you?
lab530,
I used to pull my 8315SS with a Silverado K1500, 5.7L, 3.73 w/HD Tow Package. Never enjoyed it. Made the switch to the Excursion 6.0L PSD, 3.73 w/HD Tow Package, and could not be happier.
As for how your F150 will tow the 8312SS, if it's short trips, no hills, with the proper WD hitch, you will probably do OK. A search of this forum will reveal lots of links to help you determine if you even want/should tow with it.

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Old 03-03-2011, 08:30 AM   #8
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Towing ?

Thanks for the heads up on that. The forum you were talking about going to read reveiws etc.... Where do I go to find that? New to this site. Also, we only plan on using this truck for one season then we are trading for a F-250. We only plan going locally. Our biggest trip this summer will be about 4 hours mostly highway and one hill. The rest are all about an hour and a half or less. We will indeed avoid any hills. Do you think a few once in a while will do it? We would travel with no water also. I am nervous now but hopefully one season will be ok. What are your thoughts. Thanks
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:30 PM   #9
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You can start here:

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Please help

Use the search at the top of the page to look for other threads that might interest you...such as "F150 5.4L", etc. Keep in mind, the 3.55 gears are going to be a limiting factor for you.

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