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RVcrazy

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Posted: 11/07/16 08:10am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

IMO you are trying to go too far in sizing down! Even for a 22' AF, I would want a 2500. Weight adds up. Since you want a 4 season unit with with everything enclosed, they tend to be heavy for their length.

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Posted: 11/16/16 08:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

RVcrazy wrote:

IMO you are trying to go too far in sizing down! Even for a 22' AF, I would want a 2500. Weight adds up. Since you want a 4 season unit with with everything enclosed, they tend to be heavy for their length.

After doing some research and pricing on new trucks you are totally right. Hopefully there is some left over 2016 Ram 3500 SRW crew cab diesel trucks after the first of the year. Run my own business need the tax deduction for 2017. New 2016 Ram 3500 for $44,900.00 is the truck to have. Worth every penny more than a half ton pickup or Colorado diesel.
I'm still going to try to downsize the camper to a 20 to 25 foot TT

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Posted: 11/21/16 10:15am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I understand the downsize - we have went from a 35' 5th with slide out. to a 22 foot travel trailer but are back to a 24 foot trailer now - no problem with a 1/2 ton truck, and v/8 engine with tow package.Go to far down and you will not enjoy it, the 24 foot seems to be and ideal size. Good luck.

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iagary wrote:

Take a look at Lance 2285. If you look at the "360" images, it shows the couch replaced with two easy chairs. They also have the all weather option. Well under 5000#. Not cheap though!!

I agree. 27'; light weight; full 4 season pkg; great room for such a small package; and best of all, towable with a half-ton PU.

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Posted: 09/14/17 05:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We set out to downsize from our 32' 5th wheel. After a year of looking, we came home with a special order 32.5' TT.


'10 F250 XLT CC SB 5.4L 5spdTS 3.73 96k miles
ex '95 Cummins,'98 12v Cummins,'01.5 Cummins,'03 Cummins; '05 Hemi
2017 Jayco 28RLS TT 32.5'. Equalizer 4 pt 10k.

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