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Old 06-26-2022, 10:12 AM   #1
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Hello from CO!

The RV:
New owner of a 2021 Keystone Premier 34bi. Had a 3rd party RV inspector (we are now friends) help iron out all problems before purchase. Everything works wonderfully.
7398# dry wt
9198# wet


The TV:
2002 F250 SC XLT SRW V10 with 100k miles
8800#s GVWR
6600#s on CAT
2 passengers 340#s at most, will mostly be 1 passenger @170
3.73 gears, looking into potentially swapping out for 4.30 so easier time on mtns
Also considering a 38 gallon transfer flow tank so I can go longer distances
New/upgraded shocks/struts, & tie rods
Getting WDH

Won't be towing year round and will only be towing a few times per year. Looking forward to asking questions and becoming familiar on the forums!
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Old 06-26-2022, 11:53 AM   #2
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Hello and welcome the forum!

Good you had a third party RV inspector look the unit over for you, with the added bonus of making a new friend!

There are many quite knowledgeable folks here who are more that happy to answer any questions.

Travel safe with that Premier!
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Old 06-26-2022, 01:14 PM   #3
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Welcome NP! After my Mom passed away quite a few years ago, my sister (RN) and hubby bought a Class A with a cargo trailer (Mini Cooper & 2 Harleys) and she did traveling nurse for awhile. She like it until she hit Wine Country in N. Cali and then found a full time and sold the RV / trailer and bought a condo.

I think her diesel pusher would have made me claustrophobic and your bumper pull will be a lot more comfy. Looks like a great floor plan. I would be concerned by the F250 V10. That engine, while used in lower end Class A campers up till a year or two ago was never considered the greatest as far as power. Given your limited number of trips, the lower rear end might be a good idea. My sister and BIL currently have a Class C with the 7.3L gas engine and find it much more suitable than the V10. Hopefully you won't be in the mountains often. Good luck! (BTW: Sis now fully retired)
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Old 06-27-2022, 03:38 AM   #4
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Old 06-27-2022, 05:02 AM   #5
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Lots of fun times ahead. I'm sure you will enjoy your new trailer, so much to see and do.
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Old 06-27-2022, 06:50 AM   #6
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provided. Those Ford V10 engines were/ are thirsty buggers. My one BIL has it in his Excursion and tows a heavy older 30' Jayco (wood frame walls, aluminum siding) and he suffers, I mean gets 6 to 8 mpg. I've known several folks with class C MHs that report similar milage with the Triton V10.
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Old 06-27-2022, 07:34 AM   #7
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Old 06-27-2022, 07:52 AM   #8
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provided. Those Ford V10 engines were/ are thirsty buggers. My one BIL has it in his Excursion and tows a heavy older 30' Jayco (wood frame walls, aluminum siding) and he suffers, I mean gets 6 to 8 mpg. I've known several folks with class C MHs that report similar milage with the Triton V10.
Properly tuned on high octane fuel with a good tail wind he probably gets 8.5 mph not towing!
They'll pass everything on the highway but a gas station!!!
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Old 06-27-2022, 08:14 AM   #9
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Welcome NP! After my Mom passed away quite a few years ago, my sister (RN) and hubby bought a Class A with a cargo trailer (Mini Cooper & 2 Harleys) and she did traveling nurse for awhile. She like it until she hit Wine Country in N. Cali and then found a full time and sold the RV / trailer and bought a condo.

I think her diesel pusher would have made me claustrophobic and your bumper pull will be a lot more comfy. Looks like a great floor plan. I would be concerned by the F250 V10. That engine, while used in lower end Class A campers up till a year or two ago was never considered the greatest as far as power. Given your limited number of trips, the lower rear end might be a good idea. My sister and BIL currently have a Class C with the 7.3L gas engine and find it much more suitable than the V10. Hopefully you won't be in the mountains often. Good luck! (BTW: Sis now fully retired)
Thanks! And love hearing other travel nurse/NP stories. I'll look thru the forums to see if theres any other v10 posts already. If not I'll make a separate post to avoid double posting.
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Properly tuned on high octane fuel with a good tail wind he probably gets 8.5 mph not towing!
They'll pass everything on the highway but a gas station!!!
Oh ya! They're real gas hogs for sure. Another reason why I may opt for a transfer flow tank haha
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Oh ya! They're real gas hogs for sure. Another reason why I may opt for a transfer flow tank haha
My old 96 F250 had a 460 gas engine and it was worse than the Triton V10. Lucky to have two 18 gallon tanks under me. I could make it out of the county before I had to fill up!
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