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Time saved/lost versus using motels

Those of you who RV a lot... in another thread people said that the freedom of RVing is a major plus, it's convenient to not have to load in/out, various other pluses... wondering... say you are going to be traveling around the country and deciding whether to RV or just get motel rooms. Can someone discuss if it's easier to get a motel room versus having to find a place to 'camp' for the night, be it a Walmart, state park or RV park. So, I guess it's looking at the time from arriving at a certain city/town to being ready to bed down. Or I could just ask is it easier to find a motel room or find a place to park your RV.
livemusic 10/12/18 10:17am General RVing Issues
RE: A 1-ton vs. 3/4 ton

Obviously the weight of the RV being towed, must be considered. “If” it is determined that a, 1 ton is “needed”, is a DRW needed,or can a SRW suffice. I believe that the % of towing should be put into the equation. “If” the SRW is adequate, and towing is only a small % of the trucks use....I recommend the SRW. “If”there will be a high % of towing, then the DRW, may be the preferred option! Hi, why do you say the above about percent of towing?
livemusic 10/09/18 08:30am Beginning RVing
A 1-ton vs. 3/4 ton

A friend bought a lightweight 5th wheel trailer, I don't recall the brand. He likes it. His old truck conked out and he bought a new 3/4 ton Ford. I asked him how it pulls it and he bragged on it, like, nothing to it. But I have read a ton of posts and a good percentage of people say just go ahead and buy a 1-ton and you're good to go. I have never owned a 1-ton. Are dual wheels pretty much required, is that your opinion? Reason I ask is I don't like the look of a dually, lol. If my friend can pull his 5th wheel fine and dandy with a 3/4 ton, seems a 1-ton that is not a dually would be fine. I also don't know how much rougher a ride a 1-ton would provide vs. a 3/4 ton. Buying a 3/4 ton would be great if it's enough! I liked his 5th wheel, far as the layout goes, very nice.
livemusic 10/07/18 01:37pm Beginning RVing
RE: Looking at purchasing an RV

Yeah, when I bought my brand new 2012 Jayco TT, we paid 13,500 out the door at a dealer, 2 years later sold it for 12,000 to a couple. Thought it was a good investment for the 2 years. I have never heard of anyone buying anything new, using it for 2 yrs, then selling it for 89% of what you paid for it. I can't believe you asked that price and can't believe they paid it! No offense, I've just never heard of anything like that. Obviously, it can happen. I bought a 2008 Nissan Titan truck for an absolute steal due to the horrific recession and they couldn't get rid of trucks, but I didn't sell it, still have it. Cheers!
livemusic 10/07/18 01:26pm Beginning RVing
RE: What do I need for this trailer?

... You will need the following for towing: - Brake controller - Transmission cooler - A properly adjusted (for height) weight distributing hitch... Just for ballpark info, about how much does these above cost? No trailer hitch came on this truck, was installed after market.
livemusic 07/30/18 08:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: What do I need for this trailer?

I don't think I have any sort of towing package. I had to add an after market hitch. BTW, the comment saying why would anyone add disc brakes to a 1997 Mallard... why is that a question? (I don't know the answer, curious!) Are you inferring it should not be necessary? well, without the factory tow package, you need to add a trans cooler, a 7-pin connector and a brake controller and its wiring. so you'll have to do a lot of wiring, since a towing package already has that installed. also, that 1997 Mallard came with drum brakes. why would someone spend that much money upgrading them to disc brakes, for that old of a trailer? are you sure they are disc brakes? You guys are good. My apologies, you are right, it is drum brakes, not disc. The seller told me it was disc and I must've just glanced at it and not paid attention.
livemusic 07/29/18 07:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: What do I need for this trailer?

I don't think I have any sort of towing package. I had to add an after market hitch. BTW, the comment saying why would anyone add disc brakes to a 1997 Mallard... why is that a question? (I don't know the answer, curious!) Are you inferring it should not be necessary?
livemusic 07/28/18 07:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What do I need for this trailer?

Somebody said "without many details to go on," so I ask, what other details are needed? I am surprised that my 1/2 ton might do? I would much rather use my Titan if it will work, as I as new to this and don't know yet how much I will use/pull the trailer. My Titan does not have a tow package, what will I need to do to it? - larger mirrors - brake controller? - sway bar / stabilizer gizmo needed? I have 180k miles on the truck and replaced front brakes about 4 yrs ago, probably need to go ahead and do rear brakes? Do I need to beef up suspension in some way? Thanks for replies! EDIT: What is a "heavy 1/2 ton?"
livemusic 07/28/18 08:36am Tow Vehicles
What do I need for this trailer?

I bought a 1997 Mallard 24' travel trailer. GAWR all axles is 2695 lbs. Can anyone give me insight as to what size truck/specs I need? I see brake discs on the wheels of the dual axle trailer. Is a 3/4 ton 4wd truck enough? I would think a tow package is warranted, bigger mirrors. I have a 2008 Nissan Titan 2wd. It'll pull it but I figure it's not enough for long-term. I think I do want a crew cab like my Titan. New or used, I don't really care but if I could find something low mileage, I'd prefer used, as these new ones are crazy high. Insight into what is needed would be great!
livemusic 07/28/18 07:55am Tow Vehicles
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