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Old 12-12-2011, 02:06 PM   #11
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gas stations

Originally Posted by crazy4cruisin View Post
How is the towing experience? Did you have and issues with the 5th wheel being too low or have problems going over dips or getting in and out of gas stations?
I just returned from the maiden voyage on the Pinnacle and the Chevy 3500. I am hoping that the fuel mpgs will improve as the truck engine breaks in.
The REQS is 40ft 10" and weighs 15000 lbs as rated by Jayco. Getting a 40 foot rv plus a long wheelbase crewcab dually requires planning ahead for a fuel stop that won't tear something off your trailer or truck. I stick to the same fuel plazas that the 18 wheelers use. There is usually plenty of room.
I weighed the truck and trailer on this trip for a 22,000 lb combined weight from CAT scale for $9. I suggest you do that before you decide on what tires to upgrade.
The Pinnacle has plenty of clearance.

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Old 12-12-2011, 10:30 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by FiredguyAZ View Post
Clutch, you must be watching the same weather station that I am.
We travel May to July 1 and then spend the summer in Overgaard, AZ at 6500 ft. Elk Pines RV Resort.
Most likely the same station. We are in Parker Az for the winter. We usually come down in Sept and stay in Williams until the temps drop a little.

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