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Old 01-15-2012, 05:23 AM   #1
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Well after doing lots of talking and research, we have decided to buy a 36RL. The catch is I have to sell our current rv first before we place our order. I'm usually not real lucky at selling things so wish me luck.
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Old 01-15-2012, 02:18 PM   #2
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Thumper7,



We are inthe same boat.Have looked at many upper end 5th wheels on line and at some shows with many inquiries to factory and reps.pretty much sold on the Redwood or the DRV. I have inquired to a few dealers for pricing. I have been insulted with there trade in value, so we put our 5th wheel up for sale. this will give us alot betternegotiating power.





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Old 01-15-2012, 03:49 PM   #3
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Lillyputz, good luck on settling your current RV. I'm hoping we sell ours pretty quickly.
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Old 01-17-2012, 05:16 AM   #4
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I sure wish you would hurry up and get that 36RL before the CR Texas Rally in April so you could show it off..... Edited by: Hunter11
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Hunter11, I do to. Send a buyer my way.
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Old 01-17-2012, 07:11 AM   #6
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Looks like ours won't go up for sale until after the Rally.
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Old 02-11-2012, 10:25 AM   #7
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We just ordered a new 36RL last weekend. We traded in our 37 foot 2008 Carriage Cameo. We thought the Cameo would be our last RV butwere so impressed with the Redwood, we decided to trade. We have pulled our Cameo with an 08 Dodge Ram 2500 Quad 4x4 SB SRWwith a the 6.7 Cummins diesel. The truck pulled the Cameo with little effort andour Redwood dealer said the Redwood would actually pulleasier than the Cameo.Has anyone on here switched from a Cameo to a Redwood?
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Don't know how much your Cameo weighed, but the gross on the Redwoods is 16K with pin weights in the 3K range which will probably exceed your Dodges ratings. We're headed Thursday to see if we can finalize a deal on the 36RL, but we have a GM 3500 Diesel Dually so we're not worried about weight. If I were you I would sit down and do some serious number crunching to see where you'll be. There is no doubt your Dodge will pull it, the problem is controlling and stopping it, especially in an emergency situation. Good Luck
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My info shows the Cameo weight GVWR as 16780 lbs, and they have a flat front cap, so I am sure the Redwood will be easier to pull than the Cameo. However, I am sure you were overweight with the Cameo, too, and will be with the Redwood. 1-ton dually or bigger is required for this unit.

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I tend to think that Dodge RAM ratings are rather conservative to protect themselves legally.If you look at the published payload and trailer ratings for my truck (2011 RAM 3500 SRW) , they are comparable to a good 3/4 ton in the Ford and Chevy/GMC lines. Ihave towed our 36RL about 900 miles total but only on flat land here in Indiana/Michigan area. I have been very pleased with the waymy trailer and truck handle.



I also believe that you would really be pushing your Dodge 2500 beyond its limits.Our 36RL weighed out at the factory at 13,641 lbs. dry weight with a pin weight of approx 2700 lbs. It's GVWR is 16,000 lbs. If you are going to be really loading your trailer with lots of "stuff" while traveling, I also think you will want to look at something in a 1 ton truck and probably duals. On most 1 ton trucks, dually's, you will have a payload ratingin the 4000 to 5000 lbs and max trailer weight of over 18000 lbs.



Did you order your 36 RL with disk brakes? From all I have read on other forums, that's a necessity. Good luck with your decisions.



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