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Old 04-12-2017, 02:04 PM   #1
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Hello from DFW

Hello all,
We're new to the RV world. My wife's wanted to do this for awhile. I finally conceded and we just purchased a 2017 F-250 and we're picking up our Voltage 3605 tomorrow. With my occupation I do a bunch of planning. Running the numbers on my combination I'm right at my legal towing limit. So, I've learned my first lesson already. When you think you have enough truck, you don't!

I'm eager to get camping and learning from the experienced RVers here.

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Old 04-12-2017, 02:16 PM   #2
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Old 04-12-2017, 02:47 PM   #3
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Welcome Dave. Plan your first run to go to Lake Ray Roberts Isle du Bois State Park, it's beautiful out here. We are full timer park hosts in ours and love it.
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Old 04-12-2017, 03:01 PM   #4
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Welcome Dave - we are not new campers but new to Dutchmen - we live in the Midlothian area - lots of nice parks in the area - I would recommend joining an rv club - we are part of the DFW Sams group - great people - experienced campers and new ones - we do about 6 or 7 ""campouts"" (long weekends) each year and one week-long campout that is a little farther away - lots of fun - you can find them online or I can put you in touch with someone if you like. Have a LOT of fun!!
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Old 04-12-2017, 03:06 PM   #5
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Hello Itsokimapilot... it's ok, I'm a controller. Or, at least I was before I retired.

And, yeah... you don't need a 380 to pull these heavy rigs around the country, but having a 'wide body' rear axle sure does help.
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Old 04-12-2017, 06:39 PM   #6
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Hi Dave,
Are you gas or Diesel? My F-250 with 6.7 powerstroke pulls my 3605 just fine. I did ad Trimbrens and that really helps the ride.
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Old 04-12-2017, 09:31 PM   #7
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itsokimapilot and ATCguy, it's ok I'm an aircraft technician Itsokimapilot welcome to the forum enjoy your new rig. Remember the trip itself is as important as the destination.
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Old 04-13-2017, 04:15 AM   #8
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Welcome Dave. Plan your first run to go to Lake Ray Roberts Isle du Bois State Park, it's beautiful out here. We are full timer park hosts in ours and love it.
Thank you. I've tent camped there and plan to make the trip out that way real soon. I'll be sure to say hi!

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Welcome Dave - we are not new campers but new to Dutchmen - we live in the Midlothian area - lots of nice parks in the area - I would recommend joining an rv club - we are part of the DFW Sams group - great people - experienced campers and new ones - we do about 6 or 7 ""campouts"" (long weekends) each year and one week-long campout that is a little farther away - lots of fun - you can find them online or I can put you in touch with someone if you like. Have a LOT of fun!!
Thank you. I hadn't considered an RV club. But, that sounds like a good way to get involved in this new community.

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Hello Itsokimapilot... it's ok, I'm a controller. Or, at least I was before I retired.

And, yeah... you don't need a 380 to pull these heavy rigs around the country, but having a 'wide body' rear axle sure does help.
Awesome! I fly for a company that operates single aisle only, it's what I'm used to! The wide body could definitely be in our future. The more I read, the more I realize bigger is better.

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Hi Dave,
Are you gas or Diesel? My F-250 with 6.7 powerstroke pulls my 3605 just fine. I did ad Trimbrens and that really helps the ride.
Welcome
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Jeff, thank you. I appreciate the reassurance. Yes, we have the 6.7 power stroke. I installed a B&W companion slider yesterday and threw in a set of Air Lift airbags for good measure. Hopefully, this will be a comfortable ride. I'll report back soon.

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itsokimapilot and ATCguy, it's ok I'm an aircraft technician Itsokimapilot welcome to the forum enjoy your new rig. Remember the trip itself is as important as the destination.
Thank you! I'm so happy to see that there are so many here that understand the aviation lingo. Sage advice indeed. It will be an adventure!
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Old 04-14-2017, 12:06 AM   #9
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Welcome... and you can never over truck it... lol


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