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Old 06-06-2013, 12:35 AM   #11
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:49 AM   #12
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You have a lot to think about, If you plan an making this your home for your family of five, will you be on a permanent lot? If so do you really need to buy a bigger truck at this time?

With three young children, are you sure there will be enough room for those long winter nights when it gets dark at 6PM and everyone will be inside? I could go on and on but you get the point. Think long and hard before you jump.

What ever you decide, good luck and happy camping.

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Old 06-06-2013, 07:51 AM   #13
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We camp in late spring and early fall, but no winter camping. The bunkhouse was pretty chilly some of those nights. I think double-pane windows might help.

What area are you thinking of dealing with winters in?
We ordered our Sabre with the double-pane windows and they do help a lot when running both furnace and AC.
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Old 06-06-2013, 05:09 PM   #14
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5Travelers----I don't know about the whole, "dually's are the way to go" theory. Yeah, I guess if we were full timers and were on the road 10 months out of the year, I'd go with a dually too. Probably more like a toter. That said, we pull our QBOK with a 2012 F350 diesel SRW and it pulls/handles awesome. I have ordered airbags for it but that's more for piece-of-mind than anything. I can't justify a dually for an everyday driver vs. something we will use a half dozen time (over the road) a year. Bottom line is, if your weights are all in line (legally speaking) you would just fine with a SRW---IMO. Happy decision making!!
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Old 06-06-2013, 05:16 PM   #15
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Bottom line is, if your weights are all in line (legally speaking) you would just fine with a SRW---IMO. Happy decision making!!
Heck, truth be told - there seem to be only a few places where it's really just a "legal" thing - though, I wholeheartedly agree that you should stick within all of your weight ratings regardless of SRW vs. DRW.
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Being a CDL driver trainer, I feel obligated to 'err' on the side of caution and being as responsible as possible. That said, there will ALWAYS be those who will 'push' the envelope.

Regarding the DRW vs. SRW, ask yourself why it is a lot of trucking companies have gone to Super Singles on their trucks and trailers.....cost, cost, cost....and fuel savings! Has really nothing to do with weight numbers.
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