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Old 04-09-2014, 03:21 PM   #51
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We had pretty much your same fight... Our TV would only pull about 3500 lbs. So we kept compromising on what to get.. At some point I realized that we would not be happy with a compromise. If I am going to spend the money get what I want. (Within reason of course). I had sold my popup for about 2500.00 and another item for about 1500. That 4k was going to be our down payment.. We ended up buying a used yukon for about 7k cash and had to finance the TT for a few years longer than we wanted. But in the end we ended up with the camper that we all wanted and couldn't be happier. Plus my two boys just turned 16 and will be starting drivers ed soon so we would have had to find a 3rd vehicle anyway...

I guess in short.. Keep looking and coming up with ways around.. Don't spend the money on something that is ok.. You will not be happy...
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Old 04-09-2014, 03:42 PM   #52
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We had pretty much your same fight... Our TV would only pull about 3500 lbs. So we kept compromising on what to get.. At some point I realized that we would not be happy with a compromise. If I am going to spend the money get what I want. (Within reason of course). I had sold my popup for about 2500.00 and another item for about 1500. That 4k was going to be our down payment.. We ended up buying a used yukon for about 7k cash and had to finance the TT for a few years longer than we wanted. But in the end we ended up with the camper that we all wanted and couldn't be happier. Plus my two boys just turned 16 and will be starting drivers ed soon so we would have had to find a 3rd vehicle anyway...

I guess in short.. Keep looking and coming up with ways around.. Don't spend the money on something that is ok.. You will not be happy...
Believe me, I've thought about this over and over. A new TV just isn't in the cards right now no matter how we swing our finances. I've tried lol. The wife wants a TT for our next trip, so this is the only option right now. As a matter of fact, I just mentioned it again to her this morning that maybe we should just hold off until we can get at least an F150. Her thought is why, when we can get a trailer that we can pull now, and get my truck when finances are better. Her thinking is that the trailer we get will be with us for awhile, and it fits our current needs. My stepson is graduating in 3 years and he'll be off to college, so it'll fit our needs in the future as well. As it is now, he prefers a tent with his cousins and friends anyways. I guess it makes sense, but a better TV would just make alot of my concerns go away lol.
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Old 04-09-2014, 03:56 PM   #53
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Have you given any consideration on renting for a few years? May not be a perfect fit, but it might give you the time to see what you like / don't like and save up for the F150... Just thinkin out loud...

I even looked into upgrading my trucks V6 to a V8, but that was going to cost more than a used SUV..
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Have you given any consideration on renting for a few years? May not be a perfect fit, but it might give you the time to see what you like / don't like and save up for the F150... Just thinkin out loud...

I even looked into upgrading my trucks V6 to a V8, but that was going to cost more than a used SUV..
It was suggested by a friend but I never really looked into it. The problem with renting, at least for us, is the location of the rental. It's like 2 hours away.

Edit: At least the one he suggested. Never really looked into it otherwise.
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Old 04-09-2014, 04:51 PM   #55
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How about renting a truck? I think either Hertz or Budget has a truck rental service. Not the regular rental though. You can get a 1/2 ton to rent, but they don't allow you to tow with it.
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I hadn't considered renting a truck before. Just doesn't seem right nor had I thought about it for our purposes. I actually am starting to think we'll be fine with the current TV and the 16xrb. I think with some careful planning we should be an l e to keep th e weights down and be fine.
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If you ever rent a truck, make sure you check the receiver before you leave the lot. My dad has rented trucks his entire career and he uses a pin lock in the receivers of the trucks in his fleets so they cant be towed with. And don't even think about cutting the lock off, your credit card you used to secure the rental doesn't have a limit high enough to pay the fee.
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If you ever rent a truck, make sure you check the receiver before you leave the lot. My dad has rented trucks his entire career and he uses a pin lock in the receivers of the trucks in his fleets so they cant be towed with. And don't even think about cutting the lock off, your credit card you used to secure the rental doesn't have a limit high enough to pay the fee.
Thanks I'll keep this in mind.
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Old 04-09-2014, 06:55 PM   #59
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I agree with Bob 2.

When we had a Dodge Durango we got Pop-up.
Then a Nissan Titan, got a 30 foot TT.
Now with F350, we just picked up our 36 foot FW-TRAILER.
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Old 04-10-2014, 10:05 AM   #60
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Well I know at some time in the future (I'm hoping within 2 years) we'll be able to get a new TV. I've been missing my truck and will be looking at them again soon hopefully.
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