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Old 10-22-2014, 02:07 PM   #1
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My name is David, my wife's name is Brenda, and we no longer want to sleep on the ground or use a porta-potty again.
So, we bought a 2015 Octane 222 super lite toy hauler and a 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 to pull it with. It's our first RV, with previous trips done on a motorcycle or in the car. I've done my time "enjoying the journey, not the destination" on the motorcycle, plus this will open an opportunity for us to get out of here in the winter with the bike for a ride someplace warm.

1st thing I noticed when we pulled it off the lot and got it home was that those things are a lot bigger than they look when they're parked next to all the larger travel trailers on the lot!
Took it across the continental divide to see how it handled the pass and that went well. Got a baseline weight done on a cat scale, and confirmed my findings that manufactures tongue weights are um, conservative?

Anyways, it will be a totally different experience for us, and one I think we're really going to enjoy.
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Old 10-22-2014, 02:17 PM   #2
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Congratulations!

Keep in mind that the listed tongue weight is based on the manufacturers dry weight. Dry weight being a fictional number. A more real number is the shipped weight, which on the yellow sticker outside the trailer. Figure 13% of the shipped weight and see if that's closer to your actual tongue weight. Now load up your stuff and the numbers change again.

No matter, your trailer should be well within your truck's ratings.

Don't worry too much about and just have fun!
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welcome to the forum. with a hard sided camper you wont have to be so concerned about the bears now!
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I'll never go back to the cold hard ground( with a few rocks always in the wrong place). That 4to5 AM call is a lot warmer now and I don't have to put my shoes on either.
Now go out and enjoy yourself!
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Camping in comfort AND biking! Now that sounds like fun. Congratulations! Welcome to The Forum! and Enjoy!
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Old 10-23-2014, 12:06 PM   #10
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Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome; although I am not the most sociable person and prefer observing, I think I'll like it here. Just like you guys said - the bears, rocks, 4 to 5AM wake up call, I guess I really have to believe I went for all this and start enjoying the "investment".

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