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    1. Beginning RVing

      Getting started in the RV lifestyle.

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    2. General RV Information

      General discussion forum for RVers.

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    3. Sharing the Fulltime Lifestyle

      Living fulltime in an RV.

      10,196
      posts
    4. Graduating to Fulltime

      New Fulltimer's Graduating Classes and support.

      26,175
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    5. Technical Tips and Tricks

      Hints and how-to related discussions.

      21,871
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    6. Internet Access on the Road

      WiFi, Satellite, Cell Phone and other ways to get connected.

      9,313
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    7. Satellite TV and Radio on the Road

      Satellite TV and Radio questions and information.

      4,108
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    8. RVing on a Budget

      For RVers on a budget.

      2,480
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    9. Working on the Road

      Employment and working while traveling.

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    10. Volunteering Adventures

      Volunteer work discussion for RVers.

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    11. Day's End

      Great places to park.

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    12. Travel

      Places to travel and things to see.

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    13. Boondocking

      Free camping spots and boondocking tips.

      2,428
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    14. RV Housekeeping

      Domestic issues, cleaning, cooking and related topics.

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    15. RV Action Items

      Legislative issues, ordinances, and restrictions that directly affect the RV community

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    16. Travel Logs

      Here's a place to post your travel experiences! (Posts only, No replies allowed!)

      112
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    17. Escapees RV Club Events

      Info on Boot Camps, HOPs, Chapter/BOF rallies and other club events

      481
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    18. Road to Escapade

      Escapees Escapade events - info on who, what, where and how

      712
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    19. RVing With Pets

      A place to chat with people who travel with friends who aren’t human.

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    20. RVing Families

      For families that travel in an RV.

      201
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  2. RV Types

    1. Class A

      For those with Class A motorhomes.

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    2. Class B

      For all who RV in a Class B.

      270
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    3. Class C

      For those of you that travel in a Class C.

      620
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    4. Fifth-Wheel

      This forum is for Fifth-Wheel RVers.

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    5. Travel Trailer

      Forum for those who explore in a Travel Trailer.

      1,063
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    6. MDT

      Medium Duty Trucks (Class 4-6).

      2,260
      posts
    7. HDT

      Heavy Duty Trucks (Class 7/8).

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    8. Bus Conversions

      Build your own RV!

      521
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  3. RV Marketplace

    1. RV Rig Exchanges

      Swap RVs with someone in a distant land.

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    2. RVs, Tows, and Toads for Sale

      Ads for RVs, Tow Vehicles and Toads. Private party vehicle ads only, please!

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    3. RV Accessories for Sale

      Ads for RV related parts and gadgets. Private party ads only!

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    4. RVs (And Accessories) Wanted

      Looking for a special rig or RV related item? Ask here.

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    5. Workers Wanted

      Employers looking for a Camp Host or Camp Worker.

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    6. RVers Looking for Work

      RVers looking for work camping or hosting positions.

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    7. RV Sites/Lots/Memberships for Sale

      RV sites, lots, and campground memberships for sale or trade. Private parties only!

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  4. Other Subjects

    1. RVillage

      Forum dedicated to the Escapees RV Club Group on RVillage. Come see where your fellow RVers are at http://www.rvillage.com/group/88/escapees-rv-club

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    2. Computers and Software

      Computers, software, and computer-related subjects.

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    3. Amateur Radio

      HAM radio and related topics.

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    4. Activities and Hobbies

      Hobbies, Arts and Crafts, Genealogy and activities.

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    5. Veterans

      A place for Vets and Active Military to meet and talk.

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    6. Finances and Investing

      Money related discussions.

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    7. Health Issues and Medical Insurance

      Discussions of health issues, and health insurance issues

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    8. Recipes

      Share your favorite recipes!

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    9. Other Topics

      Discussions that don't fit into the other categories.

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  5. Site and Forum Operation

    1. About the Discussion Forums

      Questions and discussions about the operation of the forums.

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    2. Bugs and Feature Requests

      Found a Bug? Have an suggestion for a new Feature? Let us know!

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    3. Test Posts

      Post your test topics and replies in here (no discussions, please)

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    • We have 3:73's in our '15 RAM, gets around 18 mpg around town and about 9 mpg on the highway towing our Suites.  We weigh in at 27k to 28k depending on the amount of "stuff" we have with us.  The '15 has the HO Cummins and Aisin, it does a fantastic job towing up as well as down grades!   LOVE that EB!   Our '06 RAM had 3:73's in it and when we still had the Montana which was significantly less than the Suites, it pulled great!  The newer pick ups are awesome and rated for a whole lot more than the older models.   IMHO you'll do great with either choice, 3:73's or 4:10's, 4:10's do give you more towing capacity.   Dan
    • Wed been thinking about that for a while.  I hate to take on another payment, but we just paid off a couple bills,  so its in the budget if we find something used and small enough for our truck.    
    • I'd say that the answer is yes.  We started with something just a big bigger than that, and frankly I didn't think we'd care enough for it to stick with it. We bought used and the idea was that if we didn't like it we'd sell it off and move on. We spent a lot of time camping in that trailer over the next 18 months. I learned how to fix a lot of things that are typical on an inexpensive RV, and we eventually moved up knowing a great deal more than we did when we'd started. I think it is the sensible way to go. As I said previously the odds of getting it right the first time (with regards to your RV) are slim. So you might as well try is with something inexpensive and figure it out as you go. If you could find a clean used unit you could save a lot of money as well. 
    • Howdy Rocky, Thank you, a blessing sure won’t do any harm and just might make this situation better.  I have spent time in Baja and didn’t have any problem’s but I wasn’t surrounded by mobs of people all clamoring and pushing themselves on me.   I don’t have all the required paperwork to bring Newt with me so I just need to put my mind in the right place before we go, it would be so much better if I could have Newt with me. Dave
    • That is not what I said.  I said we literally do not have a thousand dollars to throw away on ANY form of recreation at this time.  Like many, we live paycheck to paycheck and frankly we already have what little vacation time we take a year planned.  Renting a class C would be rather useless when we've looked at enough of them to absolutely know we don't want one.  We would consider the rent of a trailer if we could at a reasonable rate,  but again,  our little truck has a 7,000 lb tow capacity.    Perhaps we should find a cheap, small trailer... just to play with.  As i said,  credit we have.  But would a little thing,  like a Wolf Pup or something,  be sufficient to give us a taste?  We don't know.   We just don't seem to have any good choices.    We do know we get along quite well traveling and we like to travel.  We have a lot of experience primitive tent camping.  We know we'll be fine in a small space.  We haven't pulled this idea out of thin air.     
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