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Old 08-11-2022, 08:43 AM   #21
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There's 3 groups of rv owners,
#1 is like a good many on this forum, been rving for lots of years with lots of experience willing to share.
#2 Newbies that are overwhelmed by all the glitz & glamor & don't have a single clue about towing or any other part of the rv lifestyle
#3 Then there's those like my DWs BIL, he's owned a rv for 16 minutes & knows everything about everything there is to know about rving, although most of its absolutely wrong.
Groups 1&2 are typically what's on these forums, they ask.others help. But then occasionally there's that one in group 3 that guarantees you can haul that 42' TH with your F150 if you swap tires & add airbags, they can't be helped by anyone.
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Old 08-11-2022, 03:36 PM   #22
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I think Travelin Texan is calling me out?-lol
Yes I had a 2014 Ford F150 Ecoboost Max Tow / Payload Package....and yes I added a lot of aftermarket tow goodies to enhance the towing experience.
I towed my 2018 Keystone 328RL / 38'er with my half ton for 8yrs.
My truck was at its manufacturers max tow range, in doing so I covered a lot of trouble free miles.
That being said I have a 2021 F250 6.7L now....and it's a totally different experience. The diesel just does everything better and gets better fuel mileage do it.
I'm a believer....
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Old 08-11-2022, 03:47 PM   #23
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My bad....towed Outback for 4yrs with the F150. Towed the 33' Springdale with the Titan for 4yrs
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Old 08-11-2022, 08:20 PM   #24
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I think Travelin Texan is calling me out?-lol
Yes I had a 2014 Ford F150 Ecoboost Max Tow / Payload Package....and yes I added a lot of aftermarket tow goodies to enhance the towing experience.
I towed my 2018 Keystone 328RL / 38'er with my half ton for 8yrs.
My truck was at its manufacturers max tow range, in doing so I covered a lot of trouble free miles.
That being said I have a 2021 F250 6.7L now....and it's a totally different experience. The diesel just does everything better and gets better fuel mileage do it.
I'm a believer....
Not calling anyone out in particular!
Just stating the fact there are those out there....
I've see them daily on the highway, but if they're happy & don't involve me/mine in the accident they can do as they want!
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Old 08-14-2022, 08:52 AM   #25
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Easiest thing there is to learn - "sure you can tow that with what you have"
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Old 08-14-2022, 05:30 PM   #26
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The thing I considered was becoming a certified rv inspector and also a certified rv towing/driving instructor. They have both, but are hard to find in many areas. I think a person could make a living with both services offered, especially in larger markets. As I mentioned earlier, as a retiree I would have trouble devoting the time and effort to be a legitimate business. As we all know, reputation is big for a successful business, be hard to keep a good reputation if you were on vacation every time a customer wanted you.
I guess I'm going to find out very soon myself. I am also retired and don't need the money, but eventually I will need something to do on the side. I'm going for the mechanic certification, because it intrigues me, and because I can't golf everyday. Maybe I will be able to do emergency repairs of other RV's while traveling. But mostly I'm looking at doing this when we're back at the S&B during the summer. I'm pretty sure it will pay for itself just working part-time. But not always being available was a very significant thought that gave me pause. If I could have retired even earlier, I would have already jumped on the opportunity.
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Old 08-15-2022, 06:09 AM   #27
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These are all good comments, and some funny ones ! I think if I was a RV salesman I guess my first question to a potential buyer would be "Are you mechanically inclined, or do you have lots of money and time". Then I would have to tell them you have to be either one of these type of people to own a RV. They always need repair, and if you can't do it yourself then you better have the time and money to take it to a dealer....
I doubt I would last long
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Old 08-15-2022, 07:01 AM   #28
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These are all good comments, and some funny ones ! I think if I was a RV salesman I guess my first question to a potential buyer would be "Are you mechanically inclined, or do you have lots of money and time". Then I would have to tell them you have to be either one of these type of people to own a RV. They always need repair, and if you can't do it yourself then you better have the time and money to take it to a dealer....
I doubt I would last long
Thatís what YouTube and forums like this are for. Thereís a lot of people who know nothing about an RV, couldnít change the oil in their car, but with some help and guidance, they figure it out. Of course, thereís a lot of RVs out there that are falling apart and junk because people donít properly maintain them.

Iíll admit, one of the reasons I still have a 10 year old 5th wheel is because it hasnít given me any problems and I donít want to have to start working on a new one. Some of the stuff I see with new ones just makes me shake my head.
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