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Blackcell

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Posted: 10/01/13 09:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wow, nice fiver indeed! I'd have alittle concern over 5 slides but I'm sure you did your homework :-).


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Cloggy

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Hello everyone,
Here is a picture of our set-up on the day we collected it. We have a 2002 Silverado 3500 and a 2008 Montana 3585SA. We are a New Zealand couple travelling through the US for a while (6 month to a year).
We've only recently started our trip and are currently in North Carolina around the Smoky Mountain National Park. [image]


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Hey Cloggy - what a super nice setup! You're going to have a wonderful time traveling the USA. Hopefully you will soon be able to get in to some of the national parks. Those in Utah are opening under state authority, just announced this morning.


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A comfortable looking unit. To big to be able to stay in most state and national parks but you should be able to find RV parks in the surrounding cities (ie. West Yellowstone...for Yellowstone National Park, etc.).

Whatever, enjoy your US journey. Try to stay on the two lane higways and avoid the interstate freeways if you really want to see this country.


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JCZ wrote:

A comfortable looking unit. To big to be able to stay in most state and national parks but you should be able to find RV parks in the surrounding cities (ie. West Yellowstone...for Yellowstone National Park, etc.).

Whatever, enjoy your US journey. Try to stay on the two lane higways and avoid the interstate freeways if you really want to see this country.


Naw . . . depends on the park sites. Although we wouldn't take our rig and stay at Yellowstone's Madison CG (if it were open), we would stay at Bridge Bay. We've found a lot of FS campgrounds that we easily fit in. Enjoy!

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ReneeG wrote:

Hey Cloggy - what a super nice setup! You're going to have a wonderful time traveling the USA. Hopefully you will soon be able to get in to some of the national parks. Those in Utah are opening under state authority, just announced this morning.

Thank you.
Just heard that the state of Tennessee is thinking about doing the same with the Smoky Mountains NP where we are at the moment.

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ReneeG wrote:

JCZ wrote:

A comfortable looking unit. To big to be able to stay in most state and national parks but you should be able to find RV parks in the surrounding cities (ie. West Yellowstone...for Yellowstone National Park, etc.).

Whatever, enjoy your US journey. Try to stay on the two lane higways and avoid the interstate freeways if you really want to see this country.


Naw . . . depends on the park sites. Although we wouldn't take our rig and stay at Yellowstone's Madison CG (if it were open), we would stay at Bridge Bay. We've found a lot of FS campgrounds that we easily fit in. Enjoy!

Agreed. We've have found it can be tight but we haven't had a situation yet where it wouldn't fit. But I am using that book "Don Wright's Guide to Free Campgrounds" and we are avoiding the grounds which do state size limits smaller than ours.

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Actually for the WindJammer 3065 with my Tundra, I couldn't have been happier. That thing had amazing torque, was geared right, and towed fantastic. I pulled from Albuquerque, up through Denver, made a right at Cheyenne, and then over to Indiana with that rig, and then back on Rt66. It pulled great.
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cdtretta wrote:

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the 3.73's aren't available on the 3500SRW, so you get the 3.42. The truck pulls great with the 3.42's.Even fully loaded, I have been really pleased overall, and I am coming from a Tundra with 4.3's.
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cdtretta: Any regrets going with the 3.42 gears over the 3.73s?


You're coming from a 1/2t PU to a TRUCK. Gas vs diesel. I can't imagine you would be anything other than happy.


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You're coming from a 1/2t PU to a TRUCK. Gas vs diesel. I can't imagine you would be anything other than happy.



For towing, a gasser Tundra 'grocery getter' and a diesel 'truck' are not even in the same hemisphere.


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cdtretta

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What year was your Tundra?
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You're coming from a 1/2t PU to a TRUCK. Gas vs diesel. I can't imagine you would be anything other than happy.



For towing, a gasser Tundra 'grocery getter' and a diesel 'truck' are not even in the same hemisphere.


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