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Old 10-17-2018, 12:51 PM   #21
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Question, I have a 3500 Duramax, but not a dually and will this 1 ton pull this weight of a camper?
You did not say what year truck but in my opinion I would prefer to have a dually under the River Stone as it is a heavy unit
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Old 10-17-2018, 12:59 PM   #22
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You did not say what year truck but in my opinion I would prefer to have a dually under the River Stone as it is a heavy unit
It's a 2007 classic crew 4x4 automatic.
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Old 10-17-2018, 01:03 PM   #23
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you wont regret the step up... you will always have to live with DW though
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Old 10-17-2018, 01:07 PM   #24
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The River Stone's have a heavy pin weight and are probably the heaviest 5th wheel Forest River makes, folks are towing with single rear wheels but a dually will offer better stability, I know my pin weight is well over 3,000lbs + empty. Remember this is just my opinion, some say I am overkill with my set up but feel much safer with it towing. Good luck and
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Old 10-17-2018, 02:10 PM   #25
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neither ones have an out door kitchen.. That is mandatory for me..
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Old 10-17-2018, 02:22 PM   #26
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The River Stone's have a heavy pin weight and are probably the heaviest 5th wheel Forest River makes, folks are towing with single rear wheels but a dually will offer better stability, I know my pin weight is well over 3,000lbs + empty. Remember this is just my opinion, some say I am overkill with my set up but feel much safer with it towing. Good luck and
Good advice above. Also have the dealer send you a photo of the weight sticker for the one you want.
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Old 10-17-2018, 02:24 PM   #27
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neither ones have an out door kitchen.. That is mandatory for me..
I solved that problem with a Pellet Grill from Rec Tec. In my opinion itís a better option if you want to grill, bake or slow cook than any outdoor kitchens I have seen on 5ers. Best thing is itís portable and does not take up much space when folded for travel. See the video below.



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Old 10-17-2018, 02:50 PM   #28
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It's a 2007 classic crew 4x4 automatic.
GVWR 9900
GAWR 4800 FRT
GAWR 6500 REAR
MAX TW 14,700
GCWR 22,000
Our RS weighs 3800 lbs on the pin.
To pull this off you need a late model diesel dually with at least 5000 lbs payload capacity. If you're planning to carry an aux fuel tank you'll need an even bigger truck, no 'ifs ands or buts'.
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Old 10-17-2018, 04:08 PM   #29
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Tell the DW you are buying what you want and if she don't like it to bad, I am still married after 45 years so I did NOT do that. Seriously its a big decision and a lot of money, I suggest you just take your time and put the pros and cons down and go with what you both can love. Safe and happy travels to all.
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Tell the DW you are buying what you want and if she don't like it to bad, I am still married after 45 years so I did NOT do that. Seriously its a big decision and a lot of money, I suggest you just take your time and put the pros and cons down and go with what you both can love. Safe and happy travels to all.
Before she saw the front kitchen, she was like Heck Yeah, lets get it, but I think i finally won the argument. I told her we could sale after we build our house and probably sale for what we paid.
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I solved that problem with a Pellet Grill from Rec Tec. In my opinion itís a better option if you want to grill, bake or slow cook than any outdoor kitchens I have seen on 5ers. Best thing is itís portable and does not take up much space when folded for travel. See the video below.



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Old 10-17-2018, 08:37 PM   #32
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Take a look at the Riverstone 39FK. We fell in love with it when we saw it. We will be purchasing new after the first of the year and by April we will be full timing in it. Absolutely fell in love with the front kitchen.
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Take a look at the Riverstone 39FK. We fell in love with it when we saw it. We will be purchasing new after the first of the year and by April we will be full timing in it. Absolutely fell in love with the front kitchen.
Too expensive for me, just bought waterfront lot to build my retirement home on blackwater bay and going to have to sale camper in a year or so, to afford to build. The 2017 Riverstone 38RE is nice and priced at $59k.
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The dry pin weight is 3030 lbs and dry weight is 16,781lbs Gross is 19,000 lbs.

Your truck is too light right out of the gate.. Unsafe. DRW is necessary.
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Old 12-03-2018, 06:59 PM   #35
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Sounds like a Great Deal on the Riverstone

Had to read you post twice to make sure I read the price of the Riverstone Legacy for under $60k. This would be a good deal on a regular Riverstone, let alone the Legacy. I would make sure there are not serious issues with the Riverstone and if possible, talk to the previous owner (if used). If new, the price is way below dealer cost... If it's too good to be true...

Unfortunately, I am not aware of anything like a "Car Fax" for RV's

Montana is a good coach, but it is not a Riverstone by many regards
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