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Anybody else get a new camper this season?

Discussion in 'Towing & Hauling' started by 13ram1500crew, Feb 20, 2020.

  1. dhay13

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    Yeah that's my sons camper. He normally would have never bought one but he needed it for his job. His company gives him a weekly per diem for housing and he was staying in extended stay hotels for about $2500/month. Then when they sent him to the next place there were no extended stays so he had to stay in a regular hotel and had no fridge, microwave, etc. He took a vacation day and bought the camper at the local dealer. He works 6 days a week about 12 hours a day so didn't have time to shop around. He did his research on the internet and found one he liked so knew when he got there what he was getting. He still gets the per diem but now only spends about $1000/month for housing now with his payment and campground spots. The camper is a 2018 Grand Design Imagine 2670MK. Dry weight is about 6600lbs but he has it pretty loaded up when he goes somewhere. Probably pushing about 8500-9000 or so. Depending on how far he is going he will fill the fresh water tank before he leaves cause he sleeps in it at truck stops along the way. He needed a 4 season camper too so that limited his options too.
     
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    Just looking at this point. Looking at a 5th wheel
     
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    Still running with my 2014 6.4 Hemi and 2016 Keystone Hideout 5th wheel (11,000# loaded). Both are paid for and I am really enjoying no payments. Of course, I'm REALLY tempted to start upgrading but I can't do the trailer without a new truck so I'm just holding for now. I shouldn't even be in this 5th gen forum :) All these stories of the glorious new 8spd tranny with the Hemi are going to cost me.
     
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    Just ordered a 2021.5 Rockwood MiniLite 2204s. 24’ long, 4800# dry with TW in the 600# range. We’re figuring about 5400-5600# loaded for travel. Just the wifey and I, so expecting to be well within payload/axle limits with our 3.21/5.7 2020 Bighorn and the requisite WDH/antisway setup

    The Tow Police on the Rockwood Mini Lite FB page seem to question anything under a 3/4 ton for any Mini Lite other than the lightest 4100# model. Our first TT and I’m still learning critical terms.........like Internet Tow Policeo_O
     
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    Next time the TP get on your case just throw this pic out there. Like throwing meat to a zombie. LOL

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    Who thought that was a good idea....LOL

    I went and looked t a 2017 Keystone Cougar 359MB this morning. Guy was asking $38k....little too rich for my blood. Nice 5th wheel though.
     
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    Who and what are the Tow Police? Here in Arizona I have never heard such a thing
     
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    2019 28ft Kodiak Ultra Lite and 2019 Ram 2500 Sport with 6.4 engine and 8 speed transmission. Can pass everything on the road except a gas station. LOL
     
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    2020 Mallard. 36 ft, weighs about 7400 lbs empty and tongue weight is around 750 empty. Loaded up Its around 8300 lbs and tongue weight around 850. Tow it with my 2500 and it pulls great.
     
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    Have you scaled it? I'm betting you are more than 850 tongue weight. You should still be fine with that truck but just curious. My son has a 2018 Grand Design Imagine 2670MK that weighs 6600 dry. He has never weighed it yet but we are leaving for Baytown, TX (1350 miles) tomorrow morning and will scale it. His truck is identical to mine down to every last option and mine weighed about 7250 with me in it and 1/2 tank of fuel so we will have a pretty good idea of what his will weigh tomorrow. We won't be able to unhook his WDH bars though since he lost his tool so once we get them on here they will be staying on until we get there.
     

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