Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Full-Time RVer
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That's the question I get asked more than any other...
"Why do you need such a big, heavy, dino-rig for just you and your tools? Can't you downsize, save fuel, pollute less, go green?"
I figure this might be a good place to get more input than my own.
I'll be the first to answer my own question, I guess...
I chose my rig for a variety of reasons:
First, I need a truck that can not only tote around my trade tools, but my 10,000Lb home, as well. My family and I chose the full-time RV lifestyle a few years ago just for the simple fact that we were bored and tired of seeing our home devalued year-after-year. We figured, why not lighten the load and let the kiddo see what's in the books, rather than reading about it for the next ten years?
Second, I wanted an investment-class machine that can take high-mileage...not a throw-away truck that needs replacing every 100,000 miles. I plan on owning this truck until I retire, and a good, large diesel engine with good maintenance can realistically chart a million miles +...
Third, when I'm cruising from here-to-there, I see alot of lighter rigs involved in TAs...sometimes you can't tell where one ends and the other begins. I've also seen alot of heavy rigs with the glass still in 'em when the other guy driving the econo-box was...ahem..."one with his car". My self and my family are simply safer in a heavy rig...period.
Fourth, while the little go-farts zipping about everywhere are speedy li'l machines...every once in a while I get a chance to blanket their shiny, tiny tuner in black, polluting soot...this brings me pure joy.
ALL HAIL THE CARBON FOOTPRINT!
What's your story?
'05 F250 SD XLT 6.0 Super Cab 2WD...No mods, no problems...just good TLC...
2011 Keystone Copper Canyon 292 FWBHS 36' 5er
Full-Time RVer, Master Carpenter