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This group is for those of us who own a larger rig and know the problems and benefits of such ownership.  It's open to all classes of RV, whether class A, fifth wheel, class B... see more

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  • HarryandBettyArmstrong
    HarryandBettyArmstrong :
    We just joined the Big Rig Friendly group. We have a 40 ft Keystone Cougar 5th wheel pulled by a 2500 HD Chevy with Duramax diesel.
    • July 4
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    • HarryandBettyArmstrong
      Hank & Shirleen Welcome!
      • July 4
    • HarryandBettyArmstrong
      JD_AZ Welcome. Changed from a pusher?  Welcome to the 5th wheel world!  Be safe out there.
      • July 5
  • Fred & DeLynn
    Fred & DeLynn:
    Seattle, Spokane, mostly US 2, good roads. Yack valley, excellent.
    • July 1
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  • Bruce and Peg
    Bruce and Peg:
    Has anyone taken their rigs to Glacier National Park from Spokane, WA? What are the roads like?
    • July 1
    • Bruce and Peg
      Peter Moe Just drove that route two weeks ago in our 40 ft Phaeton. No problem, I90 east and then north at Missoula, I believe it was hwy 93.
      • July 1
    • Bruce and Peg
      Silvergreen Sig Two years ago it was a nice drive, we went the opposite way from St Mary to Browning, to Kalispell, to Missoula. Don't remember anything wrong with it but it's been some time since, so don't know about recent constructions and such. Some good climbs and t...  more
    • Bruce and Peg
      Fred & DeLynn Sleboro,
      • July 1
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      • Bruce and Peg
        Fred & DeLynn fingers to big! Seattle, Spokane, US2, good roads
        • July 1
  • Tracy Humphrey
    Tracy Humphrey:
    I am looking for a place to store my Rv in Las Vegas. Close enough to the airport to take Uber or a cab. November till January 1 then maybe April to October.
    • June 18
    • · via iPad App
    • Tracy Humphrey
      Murray & Barb Law Hi Tracy.  I had good experience when we stored both our 39' coach and flat bed trailer with 24/7 Indoor Storage at 3850 Ponderosa Way, Las Vegas.  It is a short distance from the airport.  Sid there looked after us really well.  When ...  more
    • Tracy Humphrey
      Tracy Humphrey Thanks so much for the info.  We will look into it.
      • June 18
    • Tracy Humphrey
      Tracy Humphrey Too much money a month for us!  Any other suggestions!
      • June 20
  • Howxotk
    Howxotk:
    Hello everyone, newbie here in process of setting up my Rig, has any pulled a Awd vehicle 4 down. I’d like to pull my 2012 Caddy EXT. Is there anyway? Transmission pump, pulling a driveshaft off etc. Thanks in advance
    • May 28
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    • Howxotk
      Howxotk Thanks Curtis
      • May 28
    • Howxotk
      SCOOTER Go FMCA WEBSITE AND THEY HAVE A LIST BY YEAR OF WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO THE. CADDY. I CANT REMEMBER ALL THE LETTER DESIGNATIONS BUT IM SURE U AN DO IT. DONT FORGET THE BRAKE SYSTEM TO STOP YOUR TOAD ALOBG W The RV. This is required in most STATES. Hide 1 Reply
      • Howxotk
        Howxotk Thanks Scooter?
        • May 28
    • Howxotk
      Bruce and Mary We flat tow a 2012 Cadillac SRX all wheel drive and its great. No problems. One of the easiest vehicles to tow. There is a button under the shift lever boot that you push down, put it into neutral and you are done. I hard wired the tail lights so its very...  more
      • May 29
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    • Howxotk
      SCOOTER Is the SRX the same setup as the EXT? Make sure
      • May 29
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      • Howxotk
        Howxotk I don’t think it is the same. Bringing the RV home to NH this week from FL. I’ll be contacting Cadillac and a transmission specialist for options, I’ll post when I get more definitive info. Vehicle again is a 2012 AWD Caddy Ext, I think it would be a...  more
        • June 4
    • Howxotk
      Bandit455 http://www.remcotowing.com/Towing/Store.php

      According to this site, you need a lube pump, otherwise all good. I would verify all info from a couple different sources. They also sell everything you need to make it work.
      • June 18
  • Rex & Mary
    Rex & Mary:
    Has anyone traveled through Michigan's upper peninsula in the summer? Did you have trouble finding places to stay? We’re 45ft plus a motorcycle lift and towing a jeep. We don’t like to make reservations more than a day or 2 out, we like to play things by...  more
    • May 20
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    • Rex & Mary
      John & Diana We toured the UP in Michigan last summer after seeing the eclipse in Kentucky. Our total rig measures 60 feet. We had no trouble finding a place to stay. I used RVparky app to find a place and called ahead. Also, I avoided the State Parks.Normally I prefe...  more
    • Rex & Mary
      Nan33 Yes, Michigan penalizers out of staters, but if you are going to spend significant time in more than one SP the cost seems affordable.  But reservations are indeed necessary.  We (in our 40' Class A) stayed at South Higgins State Park (not UP, h...  more
      • May 20
    • Rex & Mary
      Hank & Shirleen We did it in 2017. No problems wit 40 footer and toad! 
      • May 20
    • Rex & Mary
      Mark & JoAnn We stayed Tiki RV Park, in Saint
      Ignace, MI.  It was a nice park and we really liked St Ignace.
    • Rex & Mary
      SCOOTER I have. Triied to get u across the up but I keep loosing the text. I live I northern hi if. You want info call me and I would gladly give you some suggestions 734 637 0112 I'll be up till 1 am get a pen and paper. Glad to help
      • May 28
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      • Rex & Mary
        Rex & Mary Thanks to everyone for the replies!!!  Scooter I’ll give you a call once we have made the comment to go north in another week or so. The current game plan is to go north through WI and south across the Mackinaw Bridge late summer early fall.  We...  more
        • May 29
      • Rex & Mary
        SCOOTER We r leaving for Wyoming on Thursday suggest you call in the evening so that I can give you info on CGs. Sugest you have a map of michigan so that. You can see the route that I would suggest.
        • May 29
  • Raptor Pack RVing (Team Wilson)
    Raptor Pack RVing (Team Wilson) :
    Need Recommendations: Billings, Mt to the west side of Glazier Natl. Park. Pulling 44’ Toyhauler.
    1. Hwy 3 north then through the park to park
    2. Hwy 90 - 141 - 83 then up west side
    This will be our first time in this area.
    • May 14
    • · via iPhone
    • Raptor Pack RVing (Team Wilson)
      Hank & Shirleen You can’t go through the park over the “Going to the Sun Highway”. Length limit. Hide 1 Reply
    • Raptor Pack RVing (Team Wilson)
      Silvergreen Sig We spent few days on the east side at St Mary a couple years back and had to take Hwy 2 through West Glacier to get to the west side with our 40+ coach. There was no other shorter way for that size of rig and it it wasn't bad at all. Hilly but don't remem...  more
    • Raptor Pack RVing (Team Wilson)
      Raptor Pack RVing (Team Wilson) Thanks. Just looking at an easy way there without killing our truck
      • May 15
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  • COMER & COOKIE
    COMER & COOKIE :
    Has any one traveled North on HWY 93 from Las Vegas to Twin Falls, ID. ? Wondering what the hwy is like driving 45' MH. From there heading to Kennwick WA with home finding some adventures .
    • May 11
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    • COMER & COOKIE
      jana0623 We've done that stretch several times, although we've cut off on NV-318 to US-6, then back onto US-93 in Ely. Fast roads (two lane) mostly straight. No problem with our 40 ft Country Coach last time we took it.
    • COMER & COOKIE
      cjmaxx Driven it a few times but not with the RV. Good road lots of straight easy going. Don't remember any hard pulls. Have taken the NV-318/US-6 and also stayed on 93. 318/6 shorter and straighter. Only drawback of either way is the lack of slow vehicle pullouts.
  • charles formby
    charles formby :
    I did own 2 class A, then class c, now i have a Teton 5th. Whats the best truck with diesel?
    • May 1
    • · via mobile
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    • charles formby
      Teton 789 I pull my 20,000 lb Teton Frontier with a Peterbilt 385 powered by a C-13 CAT. . I will never again go to the mountain without a Jake brake. (I had an KL-60 that almost killed me on Wolf Creek Pass in CO) My transmission is a 12 speed automated Meritor. (...  more
    • charles formby
      Raptor Pack RVing (Team Wilson) 2017 Dodge Ram 3500 DRW with 410 gears, Aisin Transmission, self leveling rear end. Total towing capacity is 31,000 pds
    • charles formby
      Kristi and Joe We pull our 5th wheel with a 2017 F350 diesel super duty. Absolutely love it!
      • May 4
    • charles formby
      charles formby Ty y'all, 350 ram, dually diesel .whooo
      • May 4
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    • charles formby
      Bobc We have a 27,500 trailer . Our Dodge Ram 5500 HD gets the job done
  • Dave & Sandi B
    Dave & Sandi B :
    Where is a good place to stay around the Waterbury CT area.
    Thank you in advance
    • April 30
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    • Dave & Sandi B
      LarandSus We enjoyed Grandview Camping & Cottages in Moodus. It's about an hour away though.
      • July 4