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Old 09-19-2014, 05:02 PM   #11
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Thanks everyone.
Looking to get both used. I'm hoping I can get by spending about $20k on the truck & $10-12k on the the camper...

thinking 2005 Chevy 2500HD & a 24'-28' bumper pull....however, lately considering a 5th wheel. Don't really know names of brands etc, I think I know what I need it to have in order to make me happy...tho

been out with my friend a few times & he has an older F350 7.3 & an Octane TH About 25' or so with bedroom up front & 2 beds that lower down in the garage area. its pretty nice & something like would do me well. So, I have seen how it all works & kinda know what you need to be comfortable....

Problem is, where I live, not too many toy haulers for sale!
Just a suggestion on the truck. 08 is about when all the manufactures upgraded the transmissions to 6 speed. That's a big upgrade for pulling a TT of any kind.
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Old 09-19-2014, 05:34 PM   #12
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Welcome Skydrifter! Sounds like you've a got a good head about you. I wouldn't go too old on your TT. Maybe a year or two. Just long enough for the previous owner to work out all the first year kinks, but still has a lot of life to it.

I run a 25'r and am very happy with it. Plenty of room, but still small enough to get into just about anywhere. I'll second the post 08' and the 6 speed transmission. Makes a world of difference when towing.

20k for a tow rig might be a little shy. It's doable, but your probably going to be looking at some pretty heafty mileage.

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Old 09-20-2014, 03:19 PM   #13
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Hey Guys....can I get an estimate of gas milage I may expect? I know there are many factors involved.,,,already posted what I'm looking for.
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Old 09-20-2014, 03:38 PM   #14
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Hey Guys....can I get an estimate of gas milage I may expect? I know there are many factors involved.,,,already posted what I'm looking for.
There are a lot of variables to take into consideration. I get between 9 & 11 towing my unit and 15 & 17 empty depending on conditions.
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