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Old 02-03-2016, 09:04 AM   #31
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My other issue is we were going to be getting the F150 and I think it will tow the 264 just fine but I have qualms about pulling the 287 with that. I've got another thread in the towing forum talking about that and I'm just as torn on that side as well.

If your already thinking you may like more space and already not sure if a tow vehicle your looking at getting can to a bigger trailer, why not get the a 2500/250 and get the bigger trailer to start with? It will be cheaper in the long run.

I have had our 264 for two years and now want more space. We are a family of 5. Spend very little time in the trailer but it gets crowded in the evening when it's time to go in.

I bought our 264 over a bigger one without a slide for two reasons:

1) It is our first camper and didn't know if we would really take to camping so I didn't want to spend about $4k+ more for a bigger one with a slide. Well the wife and kids love it.

2) I really didn't want to take a chance with a slide that could have issues as you read about from time to time. I'm over that concern now. The number of slides with issues compared to the number out there is relatively small.

Now I really like our 264 but wishing I had spent the extra money upfront for a bigger trailer with a slide. I already have a 2500 diesel so the tow vehicle aspect was never a concern.

Good luck. It's a lot to think about.
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Old 02-05-2016, 09:49 AM   #32
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Well it looks like we're going to go with the 287. We got a F250 so towing should be handled and I think we'll appreciate the extra space, especially as the kids get older. We are most likely going to go get it tomorrow. Thank you all for sharing your insights and experiences!
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Old 02-05-2016, 10:13 AM   #33
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That great, Get out there and enjoy it.
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Old 02-05-2016, 12:40 PM   #34
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Well it looks like we're going to go with the 287. We got a F250 so towing should be handled and I think we'll appreciate the extra space, especially as the kids get older. We are most likely going to go get it tomorrow. Thank you all for sharing your insights and experiences!
Glad to hear that we were able to help. I think you will be happier, long term, with your decision.

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Old 02-05-2016, 12:54 PM   #35
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Mystere,

The 287 is not enough trailer for that truck!!! Lol

Congrats on the rig combo!!! Keep us posted!!!
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Old 02-05-2016, 01:07 PM   #36
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Mystere,

The 287 is not enough trailer for that truck!!! Lol

Congrats on the rig combo!!! Keep us posted!!!
[sarcasm]He finally made the decision and now we are going to push him into a bigger trailer to fit his truck?? [/sarcasm]

(said 100% completly in jest)
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All in fun as I am sure (hope) everyone knows!!!

The 250/ 287 should be a great combo!!! Plenty of payload for firewood and beer!!!
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Old 02-05-2016, 02:11 PM   #38
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Well it looks like we're going to go with the 287. We got a F250 so towing should be handled and I think we'll appreciate the extra space, especially as the kids get older. We are most likely going to go get it tomorrow. Thank you all for sharing your insights and experiences!
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Old 02-08-2016, 10:15 AM   #39
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Mystere,

The 287 is not enough trailer for that truck!!! Lol

Congrats on the rig combo!!! Keep us posted!!!
It's funny you say that. As we're signing the contract the guy's father comes over (family business) and says, "Hey, go show them that Puma 5th wheel out there! With that F250 he can pull that and he'd love that. It's only another $7000!"

I could see my wife's eyes lighting up...so I had to shut that down real quick. I was already getting heart palpitations writing that check for the 287. We don't need your stinkin Puma!
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It's funny you say that. As we're signing the contract the guy's father comes over (family business) and says, "Hey, go show them that Puma 5th wheel out there! With that F250 he can pull that and he'd love that. It's only another $7000!"

I could see my wife's eyes lighting up...so I had to shut that down real quick. I was already getting heart palpitations writing that check for the 287. We don't need your stinkin Puma!
That's funny!!!

Buddy has a Puma 5ver. Basically the same floor plan we have in our 32 BHDS. Nice trailer. Only quirky thing is the outdoor shower is under the awning, right near the door. Who wants mud under the awning???

Congrats on the 287!!! What wdh did you go with??? Consider getting a 2.5" shank for the hitch also. Won't need the adapter, and take a chance of loosing it!!!
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