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Old 09-19-2016, 04:36 PM   #15
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length for comfort

If you're going to be living in it for 2 months I'd get the longest you can find and/or afford. We just bought an International Serenity 27FB and love it! It's just the 2 of us and we'll only be camping for a week or so at a time. We considered all lengths and literally spent months going to RV shows and visiting several dealers. We found the 28' (27FB is 28' long) to be the sweet spot. Long enough to be comfortable but not too long that we can't fit it into National or State parks. The layout can be different based on the model and the year you are looking at, so do some research on storage space, seating, kitchen features (stove or no stove?). Some have a convection microwave and no stove in the new ones, but I'm not sure what was in the older models.
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Old 09-19-2016, 04:37 PM   #16
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X2 !

Checked one at a local dealer and it was 1540lbs
Wow, that is surprising! Not much different than the ecodiesel, though I assume it has a lot more engine/transmission weight. Did you get a chance to look at the payload on an XD gasser?
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Old 09-26-2016, 04:30 PM   #17
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What's the payload on your Titan XD? It's the yellow sticker in your drivers side door jamb. I like the idea of the XD, but I haven't seen any real numbers on payload, just what the advertised numbers are.
I looked at both the Dodge (I've owned a Ram 2500 with a Cummins), and the Nissan. I was never pleased with the Dodge, the engine was great but the Truck fell apart around the engine, and it road like an old farm tractor. Also, I only wanted a 4 door Crew Cab. I can carry 4 300 lbs people plus 398 lbs of Fuel & cargo. Since the combined weigh of me and my wife is 310 lbs, we can carry 1288 lbs of Fuel & cargo.

Max Payload Max Towing
Dodge Eco Diesel 1600 LBS 9,000 LBS
Nissan SD Cummins 1598 LBS 11,928 LBS

When I purchased it there were no Gas models available, they came out last month. I bought it because it has a Cummins 5.0 Liter V8.

So the Nissan has a whopping 2 Lbs less payload capacity and can has 2,928 lbs more in Towing Capacity.

I drove both the Nissan & the Dodge, I like the ride much better on the Nissan, and the options were much better. Out of the 3 prior Trucks 2 Dodges Truck & 1 Toy Truck, the Nissan has the best ride. I paid about $42,500 with all the discounts.
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Thanks for the update, glad you like your truck. A little less payload, but a whole lot more motor is probably a good trade off! I bet the gas version has some really nice payload numbers!
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I thought the 2 lbs trade off on payload was made up with it's ability to 2,928 lbs more in Towing Capacity.

If I end up getting a 30 foot AS, they can be upwards of 8900 to 10,300 lbs and the Nissan could tow it. With the Dodge Ram 1500 towing capacity of only 9,000 lbs I was going to have to go up to the Ram 2500 to get a Truck that could tow the larger trailers.
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Remember that 10,000 pound number is the max it COULD weigh. If you don't load it up it can weigh a lot less.
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I thought the 2 lbs trade off on payload was made up with it's ability to 2,928 lbs more in Towing Capacity.

If I end up getting a 30 foot AS, they can be upwards of 8900 to 10,300 lbs and the Nissan could tow it. With the Dodge Ram 1500 towing capacity of only 9,000 lbs I was going to have to go up to the Ram 2500 to get a Truck that could tow the larger trailers.
True, but it's usually your payload that limits what TT you can tow. That being said, I'm sure your engine isn't working nearly as hard as an ecodiesel would. With all the concern of modern diesels, to me, that would be worth more than the additional tow capacity.
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