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Old 11-27-2010, 07:19 PM
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I guess I lied, as you can see that my signature just changed. Had to get more interior room for the 5 of us plus the big mutt. Everybody is happier
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Old 02-16-2011, 04:28 PM
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my 97 dodge 2500 v-10 will pull just about annything you ask it to pull.
the gas millage is not good but i can pull my 34 foot travel trailer up steep mountains without a hassle one.at 60 miles per hour if need be,that engine is a workhorse.
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Old 02-17-2011, 12:11 PM
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This ain't for towing:

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Old 02-17-2011, 05:12 PM
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I would strongly encourage you to find what seems to be usable AND comfortable RV, find the MAX or gross weight ( don't even think in terms of dry or empty weight) figure you'll be very close to that weight now find a truck that that's 80% of it's gross weight capacity, in other words find the pulling capacity and use 80% of that. For your Airstream I'm figuring that 7300lbs is dry or ''wet'' which? In that weight you're likely to find Diesel 3/4 probably your best option. You can go with a gas truck, as some do, but most wind up wishing they'd gone diesel when they get in the mountains especially not only for power but with that much weight gas will deliver pretty poor milage and still not climb the hills that well. I'm sure there will be gas owners challenge this but as weight goes up the efficiency of diesel comes in. That's why you never see big trucks with gas power or gas locomotives. Buying a RV and learning how to live with it is a real education but it should also be a lot of fun after the first or second setup and take down. I've always thought that if you could set it up and take down in your yard or at least if you're traveling to do it in the daylight the first time or two is best. Best of luck and let us know how you come out. We've only been into RVing a couple of years but have really enjoyed it and met some very good friends. I've learned a lot just asking people with more experience any question that popped up and found them very willing to help, in short there's a lot of great people RVing. Also do as you've done join RV forums and ask questions. Happy camping, Gerry
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:11 AM
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I haven't got to the mountains yet with the new truck (F-250 gas). I have used it on hills, and while it does have plenty of horses, they are very thirsty. In my diesel, I could pull my camper from home (on the sea coast) to the mountains and get over 13 MPG - driving my gas truck w/o pulling anything around town gets less than that.
I will never buy a gas truck again.
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Old 07-09-2011, 03:56 PM
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Okay, as you can see by the signature, back to diesel where I belong.
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Old 07-10-2011, 11:36 AM
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Now that you mention it, I don't see anyone's signature in any posts, including mine. Where is it supposed to be? What do I need to set up?



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Old 07-10-2011, 02:25 PM
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User CP, Edit Options - you must have View Signatures unchecked.
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Old 07-10-2011, 03:44 PM
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User CP, Edit Options - you must have View Signatures unchecked.
I have tried that now three times and after typing up my signature I cannot get it to post. It's very frustrating compared to other forums that I have signatures in. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! Gerry
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Old 07-11-2011, 03:28 AM
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Let Todd (ctfortner) know. Sometimes he has to manually kick off something.
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Old 07-11-2011, 09:35 AM
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Let Todd (ctfortner) know. Sometimes he has to manually kick off something.
Thanks for the help but I don't know how to contact Todd, Gerry
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Old 07-11-2011, 11:52 AM
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Well somebody or something must've fixed it - your signature is there now.
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Old 07-12-2011, 01:20 PM
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Not sure what the problem was, I didnt change anything, but everything seems to be working OK now.



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We just retired and made a 3-month trip to Alaska. We have a 2001 Silverado Duramax that seems to be developing trouble. (Overheating, loss of air-conditioning, water pump, etc.) Trying to decide whether to keep putting money into the 160,000 miles truck or upgrade?
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Old 08-18-2011, 03:00 PM
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I guess it depends on what the upgrade is ,but I guess it depends on where you are that you need A/c.
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