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Old 10-04-2006, 11:55 AM   #81
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Looking forward to next year when we can really do some traveling. Maybe we can have a FIRE rally somewhere.
Sturgis?

Seriously, though, our alumni magazine has a section of newsletters from the various state/area chapters of the alumni organization. The unique chapter is the Recreational Vehicle group... maybe every major school has one.
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Re: REduce burn rate with an RV. A used one?
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... and advising on how best to drive a rig that is 10 feet wide, 11 feet tall, 32 feet long and weighs over 17,900#.
I think you're mistaken. 8.5 feet wide is more likely.

Anyway, congrats. It's a nice nice toy. How much discount, percentage wise, did you get from msrp?
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Re: REduce burn rate with an RV. A used one?

Steve - your rig is not 10 feet wide! 102" (8.5 feet) is the legal limit on US roads. The mirrors don't count (safety devices are allowed to extend beyond 102").

But at 11" tall, and 32" long, it's no much smaller than our class A (12.5" tall, 37" long).

But ours ways almost 30,000 pounds LOL!

It doesn't have slides does it? I haven't noticed a Born Free with slides.

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I think you're mistaken. 8.5 feet wide is more likely.
I stand corrected.
It just FEELs like it is 10 feet wide.

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Anyway, congrats. It's a nice nice toy. How much discount, percentage wise, did you get from msrp?
The factory is treating it like a new rig as far as warranty and title are considered. They did discount it for the miles on the rig. The way I look at it is that the factory drove it as a demo so they did the "shake down" of the rig and fixed all the little stuff that happens with anything with this many parts assembled by humans. We negotiated some changes and additions in addition to the price adjustment like an upgraded hitch and additional awning and a couple of other things.

Audreyh1,

No slides....Dodgen Industries will not make a rig with slides and they are much like Lazydaze with their reasoning....safety, noise, leaks, mechanical complexity, weight...but mostly safety since no one has ever died in a Born Free accident. We are OK with the smaller living space since we don't have to worry about not having enough space if we were somewhere where slides could not be deployed. The living space is also wider when in-motion because it does not have slides.

We have the Kodiac C5500 Chassis with a gas Vortac 8L engine. I will be putting a Banks Power Pack on it next spring to boost the performance in mountain driving.
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