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Old 10-22-2019, 04:56 PM   #1
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Hello everyone,
I just joined this forum yesterday and I have a ton of questions. So much that you will probably be sick of me after the first week.
My wife and I have been camping in a 2005 Fleetwood Niagara popup for the last 5 years. We were pretty satisfied with our trailer but we are getting tired of the set up. Last week the deal of a lifetime fell in our laps in the form of a 2007 Montana 3000RK. I have always thought this trailer has the best floorplan I have ever seen.
I also have put the cart before the horse. I bought the trailer before having a truck to pull it. That will be some of my questions. Purchasing a truck, hitch and pulling this thing safely. I have had a CDL for 30 of the 34 years, while I am employed with Colorado Springs Utilities. I know a little bit about towing, but this thing is a monster.
I have looked through this forum, but I am still trying to get used to it.
Thanks for the add!
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Old 10-22-2019, 06:52 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum! You'll need to use the sticker on the Montana to get dry weight and then add at least 1500# much more if you full time. Figure at least 25% for pin weight and then find a truck that will more than handle it.
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Old 10-22-2019, 08:10 PM   #3
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Congratulations, and welcome.
Hope this helps.

https://www.rvusa.com/rv-guide/2008-...n-3000rk-tr192

Specs show
Dry Weight. 10,560 lbs.
Payload Capacity. 3,930 lbs.
Hitch Weight. 2,190 lbs.

Do your homework. Recently read a sad story about a guy who bought an rv, then got an SUV to tow it. Salesman swore it could handle it.....
Now he is stuck with both....
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Old 10-22-2019, 09:00 PM   #4
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Congratulations! Welcome to the forum!
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Old 10-22-2019, 09:38 PM   #5
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Welcome to the fifth wheel world
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Old 10-22-2019, 09:39 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone. I am researching trucks right now.
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Old 10-23-2019, 09:28 AM   #7
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Welcome and enjoy the forum.
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Old 10-23-2019, 09:53 AM   #8
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Welcome to the forum from Arizona. When looking for a truck be sure to go Diesel.
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Old 10-26-2019, 05:54 PM   #9
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