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Old 12-21-2012, 10:25 AM   #21
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Very interesting to a lot of us, hearing about your experiences, greenenvy1. Please do keep us posted on your latest adventures. Pics are great, too.
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:45 AM   #22
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I also really enjoy reading your posts and seeing the pictures. If that's what conditions are like, maybe it's best that we haven't gotten our new Jayco yet! Be safe out on those roads!
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:57 PM   #23
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Heading out again on the 27th to pick up at Coachman in Middlebury. No idea what I'm picking up this time as of yet. I just pray for better weather this go around.
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:01 AM   #24
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Due to another snowstorm I left on the 26th and went to Puma again. Picked up a 2013 Puma 39PQB park model. This thing was huge as the specs below show. Towed ok but I guess there is a reason this is a park model. It did best when parked. Strong headwind and the size of this brought my MPGs down to 9. Pic does nothing to show the true length of this thing. I was parked beside a semi equipped with a 60" sleeper and hauling a 53' trailer and my set up was only about 7 ft shorter.

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Length 42'6"
Hitch Weight 1,325 lbs
Dry Weight 10,365 lbs
Gross Weight 13,325 lbs
Cargo Weight 2,910 lbs
Sleeps 9
Slides 4

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Old 12-31-2012, 08:23 AM   #25
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That's a monster for sure.
Thanks for sharing.
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:24 AM   #26
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"It did best when parked"

I imagine so! That`s a beast of a trailer.
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:03 AM   #27
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This pic shows the size a bit better. Second pic is at off ramp on Ontario going into a truck stop. Yes those are snowmobiles on the other side of the intersection. To the right is a string of 5 trucks stuck and to the left is the on ramp I was headed for, 3 minutes after this pic was taken I was stuck as well. Luckily for me I had no trailer at this point.

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Old 01-01-2013, 08:52 AM   #28
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Leaving tomorrow to pick up a Crossroads model 31 Cruiser 5th wheel. Unsure of model yet.
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:27 PM   #29
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A friend of ours has done this kind of work. He's talking about going back to it eventually and looking for a GMC/Chevy truck as a tv. He and my husband have been discussing doing this once we retire from our current jobs. So, Greenenvy1, please keep the updates coming. This info is an education in itself, esp. with the lovely conditions you've been hauling in
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A friend of ours has done this kind of work. He's talking about going back to it eventually and looking for a GMC/Chevy truck as a tv. He and my husband have been discussing doing this once we retire from our current jobs. So, Greenenvy1, please keep the updates coming. This info is an education in itself, esp. with the lovely conditions you've been hauling in
From what I have heard and seen Dodge and GMC are the truck of choice for this job. It is an interesting "job" and certainly not for everyone. YOu really need to keep your operating costs low and maintain your truck 100%.

Here are the details from my last trip:
Crossroads Cruiser cf315qb. Can't find the specs listed anywhere but I believe the sticker said it was 9147 lbs and 32 ft long. Towed amazing. Felt very stable in the wind and was affected very little by passing transports. I still can't believe they say these things are 1/2 ton towable.

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