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Link to all the accessories I review and use from etrailer!
https://www.etrailer.com/infm-big-truck-big-rv?etam=a0001

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RV & Trailer Upgrades and Accessories
*Reese 20k Goosebox: https://www.etrailer.com/Fifth-Wheel-King-Pin/Reese/RP94720.html?etam=a0001
*Valhalla 16×6.5 110PSI Wheels wi/metal Valve Stem: https://www.etrailer.com/Tires-and-Wheels/Taskmaster/AX02665865HDBMMFL.html?etam=a0001
https://www.etrailer.com/Tires-and-Wheels/Taskmaster/AX02665865HDBMMFL.html?etam=a0001
*Fastway Tire Chock: https://www.etrailer.com/Camper-Jack/Fastway/FA84-00-4840.html?etam=a0001
*Camco Swivel Stik: https://www.etrailer.com/RV-Sewer/Camco/CAM40074.html?etam=a0001
*Camco Brush: https://www.etrailer.com/Car-Cleaner/Camco/CAM41960.html?etam=a0001
*Foam Sprayer: https://www.etrailer.com/Car-Cleaner/Griots-Garage/34951140.html?etam=a0001
*Valterra Soap: https://www.etrailer.com/Car-Cleaner/Valterra/V88543.html?etam=a0001
*Goodyear Endurance Tires 15″:
https://www.etrailer.com/Tires-and-Wheels/Goodyear/724857519.html?etam=a0001
*Goodyear Endurance Tires 16″:
https://www.etrailer.com/Tires-and-Wheels/Goodyear/724858519.html?etam=a0001
*RV Suspension Upgrade (travel trailer, Cargo Trailer):
https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Leaf-Spring-Suspension/Dexter-Axle/K71-652-00.html?etam=a0001
*RV Suspension Upgrade (Fifth Wheel):
https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Leaf-Spring-Suspension/Lippert-Components/LC696740.html?etam=a0001
*Phoenix Electric Trailer Jack 4,000 lbs
https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Jack/Ultra-Fab-Products/UF38-944040.html?etam=a0001
*LevelUp Auto Leveling System:
https://www.etrailer.com/Camper-Jack/Lippert-Components/LC358590.html?etam=a0001
*Equalizer Weight Distribution Hitch:
https://www.etrailer.com/Weight-Distribution/Equal-i-zer/EQ37120ET.html?etam=a0001
*B&W Companion Fifth Wheel Hitch:
https://www.etrailer.com/Fifth-Wheel/B-and-W/BWRVK3300.html?etam=a0001
*B&W Tow and Stow Hitch:
https://www.etrailer.com/Ball-Mounts/B-and-W/BWTS20049B.html?etam=a0001
*Sewer Hose: https://www.etrailer.com/RV-Sewer/Dominator/D04-0275.html?etam=a0001
*Cut off Valve: https://www.etrailer.com/RV-Sewer/Valterra/T58.html?etam=a0001
*Hose Support: https://www.etrailer.com/RV-Sewer/Camco/CAM43051.html?etam=a0001
*Water Hose: https://www.etrailer.com/RV-Fresh-Water/Camco/CAM22793.html?etam=a0001
*Water Pressure Regulator: https://www.etrailer.com/RV-Fresh-Water/Valterra/A01-1117VP.html?etam=a0001
*6000 Watt Generator Kit: https://www.etrailer.com/Generators/etrailer/333-0003-2-0007.html?etam=a0001
*3200 Watt Inverter Generator: https://www.etrailer.com/Generators/etrailer/333-0003.html?etam=a0001
*2000 Watt Inverter Generator: https://www.etrailer.com/Generators/etrailer/333-0001.html?etam=a0001
*30amp to 50amp Power Cord: https://www.etrailer.com/RV-Wiring/Mighty-Cord/A10-3050EDBK.html?etam=a0001
*LED RV Replacement Taillights:
https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Lights/Optronics/RVSTLB61.html?etam=a0001
*Fifth Wheel G Rated 16″ Tires: https://www.etrailer.com/Tires-and-Wheels/Taskmaster/TTWPRG235R16.html?etam=a0001
*Fastway ALBM Hitch: https://www.etrailer.com/Ball-Mounts/Fastway/DTALBM6800.html?etam=a0001
*RV Camera: https://www.etrailer.com/Backup-Cameras-and-Alarms/Buyers-Products/3378883200.html?etam=a0001
*RV Steps: https://www.etrailer.com/s.aspx?qry=Steps&furl=-pg-RV_and_Camper_Steps?etam=a0001
*A frame Bike Mount: https://www.etrailer.com/RV_and_Camper_Bike_Racks/Lippert_Components/LC429756.html?etam=a0001
*Lippert Cord Reel: https://www.etrailer.com/Accessories_and_Parts/Lippert_Components/LC677582.html?etam=a0001

Truck Upgrades
*Airlift 5000 Ultimate Airbags: https://www.etrailer.com/Vehicle-Suspension/Air-Lift/AL57275.html?etam=a0001
*Airlift WirelessAir Kit: https://www.etrailer.com/Accessories-and-Parts/Air-Lift/AL72000.html?etam=a0001
*Access Toolbox Bed Cover: https://www.etrailer.com/Tonneau-Covers/Access/834532004829.html?etam=a0001
*Bed Mat Covers: https://www.etrailer.com/s.aspx?qry=Truck+Bed+Mats?etam=a0001
*Access Toolbox Bed Cover for Ford: https://www.etrailer.com/Tonneau-Covers/Ford/F-450+Super+Duty/2017/A61409.html?etam=a0001
*Bedrug: https://www.etrailer.com/Truck-Bed-Mats/Ford/F-450+Super+Duty/2017/BRQ17LBK.html
*Floormats: https://www.etrailer.com/s.aspx?qry=Floor+Mats&furl=?etam=a0001
*Mudflaps: https://www.etrailer.com/mudflap-2017_Ford_F-450+Super+Duty.htm

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47 replies
  1. Jeffery Utz
    Jeffery Utz says:

    Very nice video. I have wanted to seriously get a a tow hauler for the past 4yrs. I left it down on my priority list because I knew I wouldn't use it a lot. Plus about a year ago I found you. Which since then I have learned so much more about rvs. When I do pull the trigger and get one I know I'll be happy because I waited when my time was right for me. Keep up the great videos

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  2. Gary Yarbrough
    Gary Yarbrough says:

    Thank you makes a whole lot of sense.. been looking at RVs for a year now still haven't bought one yet… but looking to buy a full-time fifth wheel to living thank you for your honesty👍👍👍✌

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  3. T Lo
    T Lo says:

    Took me almost 2yrs to PATIENTLY shop for our camper. Drove 350mi to buy it, saved 5 grand off the sticker price in doing that, AND ended up financing it at only 2.7% for 72 months vs the other dealers not only 5k higher price, but also his financing at 5% for 120 months! Whew, what a savings!!!

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  4. Thomas Boswell
    Thomas Boswell says:

    I enjoyed listening to this video. I wish there had been some additional views other than the road. You are right on the money about not pressuring yourself. Keep up the good work. Love your reviews.

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  5. John Madden
    John Madden says:

    What about trying to get it serviced? All the dealers seem to sell different makes. So if buying one a ways off and servicing it locally will you pay more for service? That’s why I shopped locally and just got the one that best suited our lifestyle with the best price.

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  6. Stacy Reid
    Stacy Reid says:

    Has anyone ever got pressured into buying a 5 filth wheel RV and all they have is a 1/2 ton truck. I saw a guy buy one and he had a small truck smaller than a 1/2 ton. The guy never batted an eye and said my truck can pull it

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  7. Rob Mont
    Rob Mont says:

    I have been watching your channel for quite a long time, but I have never heard you mention National Recreational Vehicle Inspectors Association. Do you know anything about this association? Would you recommend it? Thoughts? Thank you! Great channel and great information.

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  8. Robert Thibodeaux
    Robert Thibodeaux says:

    If anyone buying a new RV, right now is a good time to purchase because the new year models are coming in and you can get some good deals on this year models!
    I’d rather sleep in my own Rv bed instead of a hotel room that every Tom,Dick,and Harry has been sleeping in!! 🙂

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  9. Ford F-250 6.7 Super
    Ford F-250 6.7 Super says:

    So many problems in our society are solved if we just pay cash, my wife and I haven’t financed or had a loan or used a credit card in 17 years, or since I was 24 years old, soooo many acting and playing RICHY RICH when in all reality most are cash poor and broke as a joke

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  10. Rob
    Rob says:

    A lot of the folks I meet in parks are long term stays and use it as a place to stay while working in the area. Interestingly, most of those folks buy used (10 – 20K price range). I will say that RV parks offering this seem to be getting more full in places I check, and I believe that's because so many are either in the 'gig economy' or just buying RVs in general.

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  11. James Mastroianni
    James Mastroianni says:

    I'll be honest, if you dont plan on full timing, then dont take out a huge loan for an RV. Buy it cash (or 20% or lower loan). If you cant swing that then don't bother because it really won't see a ROI.

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  12. Dave Sabol
    Dave Sabol says:

    Definitely a luxury, not a necessity. Do a true cost/benefit analysis and make sure that you're going to use it like you think you will. After some getting some advice from a bunch of RV'ing friends, we did the math and got a smaller trailer, with more money down and it was a great decision for us. Great video and advice.

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  13. Neil B
    Neil B says:

    So I’m one of these people who makes payments. Sure it sits in the driveway more than it’s out, but it’s well worth it. Not only is camping awesome for the family but it gets you involved in other things like fishing, hiking, kayaking, and endless outdoor activities. You’ll never get this in a hotel. Just don’t overdue your payment and don’t be silly and fall for these 10-20 year loans the dealership offers. Also don’t ever assume this is like buying a new car. I’m beyond words on what the RV industry gets away with. So when you buy an RV spend a lot of time and I mean a lot inspecting it, look for leaks, run everything heat, air, water, all electric, etc. If it’s leaking or something large doesn’t work don’t sign off in it. To many people are walking away with garbage and somehow these dealers and manufacturers are getting away with it.

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  14. arms length
    arms length says:

    And that's another reason why designing and building an RV by your own hand is far superior. The design and build exercise is a great opportunity for constantly confirming it is exactly what you want and need.

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  15. Matthew Slauenwhite
    Matthew Slauenwhite says:

    It's funny I see these videos now. 3 months ago I didnt know a thing about RVs then my wife and I go to our local state fair we see a bunch of campers lined up on display so we decided to check them out. I finally walk into one of them came out told my wife I liked it so we walked over to there mobile office asked how much the price seemed to good to pass up so I wrote them a check and bought it on the spot. We got home the wife started asking me questions about it and we quickly found out we had no idea what we just bought. But 3 days before I was gonna pick it up they called me saying they had miss marked the sale price it and we bought it way less then we were supposed to have but at that point they had cashed the check I the paperwork was final so we purchased a 65k fifthwheel for a total cost of $32,000

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  16. azrwilkinson
    azrwilkinson says:

    I don’t see a whole lot of comments on renting an RV. My wife and I want to get into the RV lifestyle eventually, but we both agree to rent one and see if we really would enjoy it. What are some tips when it comes to renting an RV?

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  17. rope trick
    rope trick says:

    Yes you need to shop around. When I bought my fifth wheel I found two unit that were exactly the same and one was 2 hours away and the other 2 days away. The difference in price was $24,000 for the one 2 days away and i figured the cost of driving out and getting the one 2 days away was worth the cost as I figured it cost me about $1000 to go and get it. Making a savings of $23,000 on the price of the rig. Worth the money as I was concerned and I got a nice trip from it and saw a part of the country I had never been to before. Keep up the great videos.

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  18. laurie pidgursky
    laurie pidgursky says:

    We have an RV that is permanently parked on our private land so We bought new and use every weekend. Where we live in our full time house we have several neighbors that have rvs and we never see them take them out of their driveway. That's why I don't feel bad about our payment because we use it all the time

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  19. Roy Davis
    Roy Davis says:

    I have owned RVs for many years. Rule #1, shop price not payment. Rule 2, if you ain't gonna use it more than 12 weeks a year, rent one instead. Rule #3, pay cash. Don't fall for the tax right off sales pitch. You'll never save as much in taxes as what you'll pay in interest, unless it dramatically changes your bracket. A RV is an investment in family and experiences, which makes it priceless.

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  20. czaz1985
    czaz1985 says:

    I have a question.. What about using a Class B van as a daily driver not new used ?? Can it be done ??? Any comments on that ?? Any models that you recommend??

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  21. M Cool
    M Cool says:

    wait, at 6:45 did you say that RV's dont depreciate that much? Most RVs are traded after three to five years after purchase. In addition, the average RV can depreciate between 25% & 40% within the first one to two years. In this example, the $100,000 RV is only going to be worth between $60,000 and $75,000 very shortly after purchase. Which reinforces your point that you will be upside down on your RV loan when you try to sell it. RV Depreciation is a huge part of the decision equation. Google RV depreciation and you can verify for yourself

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  22. Myles Hansel
    Myles Hansel says:

    Great points, have you even done a video on different types of motorized golf carts,etc….? My wife feels that in the future because of a bad ankle and knees that we will need a golf cart, but most toy haulers she doesn't like the rear garage layout. We like the front living with the small garage, but what are some other options besides golf carts?

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  23. Doug Wicks
    Doug Wicks says:

    Before we purchased our 2014 Heartland Big Country in 2017. We shopped for close to two years. Went To Rv show's, dealers, RTV.com. Watched many a videos. Heard don't buy used. Only buy used. Don't buy this brand or use this dealer. We looked at Class A's. Travel Trailers, Class C's. Heard every sad story ever told. So many people said" Don't buy new. Too may issues with a new rig". We of course bought used. Buying used didn't insulate us from issues. So I say Buy new, don't buy new. Love this dealer not that one. Buy a Class A. No wait, buy a 5th er. Maybe a toy hauler. After owning and now living in it for the past four months and will continue to for the foreseeable future, I am just as confused as I was two years ago as what is actually the best thing to do or that I should have done. The moral of the story is, go slow because you may always have that thought in the back of you're head. Did I do the right thing?

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  24. Kent Bullard
    Kent Bullard says:

    In all of my time watching, this may be the best advice I've heard you give. And to those watching, heed these words, and whatever you do, don't give in to the high pressure.

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  25. Wally Jordan
    Wally Jordan says:

    Two points: 1. Personally have been researching buying an rv or van to live in for 2.5 years. I bought a van to build out. It's more difficult and expensive than I thought… 2. Most won't; but, everyone can with proper planning and money management, buy with cash.

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  26. hotwings2112
    hotwings2112 says:

    I've got a multiple sided question I guess you could say. My family (3 kids and spouse) recently started full timing. On our trip from washington to florida, my wife finally decided it was ok to upgrade truck from a 08 suburban to whatever I found. Well I jumped on the first truck I found. Bad idea of course. 19 F250. Great truck but not able to upgrade to 5th wheel basically. I was thinking of trading truck on a older dually truck (brand dont matter) and I wanted to upgrade trailer as well because I just dont feel the build quality is the best with my current trailer. Well we are nearly done with the trailer payments and just started on truck payments. What is your take on this?

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