Well we made the plunge and are now becoming full-time RVers!
We bought a Jayco White Hawk Summit Edition right off the show-room floor and in fact as of this date is still sitting there since we had to buy find an acceptable TV. We had a 1999 Ford F150 SC XLT which, had the 4.6 and 3.55 rear end....And we know we couldn't tow the TT with that, so we found a 1999 Expedition Eddie Bauer with the 5.4, 4 spd. auto & 3.73 axle, HD tow package plus, it has rear air suspension. The Expy has 102,000 miles on it, is a one owner, and we had the spark plugs changed out, radiator flush, tranny oil change, and totally inspected by Ford. We also changed out the "P" rated tires and put on Cooper Mesa A/T LT245/75R16's.
The SUV seems to be in great condition even though we have heard of spark plug problems (Aluminum heads/blowing plugs) and air suspension parts replacement cost is high. Might look into converting to coil & shocks if need be.The dealer was going to put on a Husky friction/chain WDH and I said, "no way!" ..... So, I ordered a Equal-i-zer 4 Point rated at 10,000 pound since the TT GVW is 7500#'s
We can't believe the high cost of RV accessories now days and figure another $1000.00 will be going out just for those items.
So, we pick up the White Hawk in two weeks in Nevada (we've been here 6 months....long story)....and then heading home to Washington state.
Interested in seeing how this combo is going to pull hills and handle. Our last vehicle and TT was a 2008 Ford FX4 SC and a 26 ft Spree Ultra Light, so we know there is going to be a major difference in power, handling and climbing.
Let us know if you have any other suggestions about "full-timing" or advice on our TV vehicle and the White Hawk.
Thanks and...HAPPY & SAFE RVing!