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Old 04-07-2013, 10:00 AM   #11
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Thanks everyone, this is all great and helpful information! We'll make our decision next week -- so much to consider. I appreciate all the feedback!

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Old 04-07-2013, 10:35 AM   #12
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Hi Willow, Welcome to the Forum. The calculations for towing safely are important and once you and hubby are satisfied you can tow the fiver safely with the truck you'll be getting, relax and enjoy the ride. As already mentioned, fifth wheels tow easier than a travel trailer and altho it may be longer, a good 6 ft or so extends into the truck bed making the overall length not that bad. One thing I bought right away was a Garmin 465LMT GPS.
Garmin Nuvi 400 Series Automotive GPS
It lets you input trailer height, width and weight and will keep you off roadways with low bridges and 'For Car's only' routes. Once settled into a cozy campsite, there's no better feeling than preparing a warm cup of tea and sinking into soft easy chairs in front of your big-screen TV waiting for the charcoal outside to glow for a yummy grilled dinner. The space of a large fiver inside is second to none IMHO.

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Old 04-07-2013, 10:57 AM   #13
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About the first rule of RVs is it is never big enough on the inside and never small enouhg on the outside. Good luck with your choice!

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