What a way to start the new year off...you can tell I'm bored.
Wife and I camped for years and years in a tent. Then we got big time and moved up to an Aframe camper and loved it. Now we decided to get a 5th wheel and this is where the problems came in.
First, this is the 5th wheel we wanted: Gross weight 60,000#, Hitch weight 8,000#
This is the 1/2 ton Truck we were going to pull it with:
The WEIGHT POLICE came alive. This truck will never pull that camper...too much gross and hitch weight.
SO....we decided to move up to a 3/4 ton gasser:
WEIGHT POLICE: No...no...no....gotta be diesel
So we decided to go with 3/4 ton diesel:
WEIGHT POLICE: NO...NO...NO....if it isn't a turbo it will never work in the mountains. You need a 1 ton dually.
So we decided to go with a 1 ton dually.
WEIGHT POLICE: NO...NO...NO....if you and the misses gain weight and you both weigh 700# you will still exceed your weight limitations.
So this is what we decided to go with:
WEIGHT POLICE: NO...NO...NO That is the wrong color. You can't get on the road pulling with a truck like that. The paint job will blind other drivers and I won't get on the road with you.
So we finally decided on this....BUT....I understand that the brakes are not that good and it's slow to stop. WHAT DO YOU THINK? SHOULD WE JUST GO BACK TO TENT CAMPING?