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Old 08-09-2020, 07:50 PM   #21
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We are still towing our 2002 3295RK with our 2007 Dodge Ram 2500. This last winter we made a 8 month trip across the northern states up to Bar Harbor Maine then down the east coast to the Keys. They we went north to Nashville, down to Pensacola FL. then across to New Orleans, Houston,Collage Station,Lake Havasu then home. And then only trailer problem was we lost a tire and wheel on I-95 in North Georgia. It sheared 6 of the 8 lugs and we only realized we lost it when I did a hub temperature check at the next rest area. Luckily it was only a few miles from where the wheel came off. I figured 10,000 plus on the trailer. And we were most likely the oldest trailer at the fall rally last year.
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Old 08-09-2020, 09:12 PM   #22
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That's awesome. I would rather have an older rig going everywhere than a newer one hardly going anywhere.

That must have been an eye opener to check on wheels and have one missing. Kind of funny in one regard but very serious in another.
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Old 08-10-2020, 12:30 AM   #23
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Still towing my 2005 2955 RL. I am the second owner. I towed it on a 10,000 mile trip to the east coast and back to California last year. Inside and out is still in great condition. I love my Montana!
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Old 08-10-2020, 06:31 AM   #24
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still towing our 2007 3000RK..with a 2001 chevy 2500HD.
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Old 08-10-2020, 09:29 AM   #25
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I have the same Trailer we love it, Been full timers for 14 years, around the country two time's and still going
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Old 08-10-2020, 10:29 AM   #26
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We are the original owners of a 2006 3400RL and still putting on over 3K miles each year. We haven't been the oldest rig at the National Rally but we have been close. Who else is out there still towing their older rigs?
I was up until three months ago with my bought new 2008 3400RL.
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Old 08-10-2020, 10:56 AM   #27
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Great thread on older rigs still going strong. I know keeping them stored inside really helps save on the exterior wear and tear, or if you can use a cover. We had a 2007 Thor Jazz that we had for many years and it still looked brand new when we sold it. It pays to take care of them.
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Old 08-11-2020, 07:59 AM   #28
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I was really glad we have the I/S as the hub and rotor was about 5” above the asphalt with the wheel on it. Also Tredit had a new wheel and tire that we were able to pick up in Tampa aa couple of weeks later. One funny addition to the lost of the wheel was our TMPS went into alarm mode about 5 minutes after we pulled into the rest area. This was how I as able to tell we had only went about 10 miles without a wheel.
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Old 08-11-2020, 08:02 AM   #29
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I'm guessing the lug nuts were over tightened with an overzealous airgun operator.?
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Old 08-16-2020, 02:22 PM   #30
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2006 2955RL, still going strong. Well probably keep it as long as we are camping. Its paid for, and I think the quality is better on the older units.
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Old 08-16-2020, 03:35 PM   #31
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Scattershot I agree with you! My rig looks great and meets all my needs. There is no doubt that the older rigs are built better.
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Old 08-17-2020, 08:27 AM   #32
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These campers will last a long time if it you take care of them especially if you keep them inside while not in use. The airstreams will last forever problem is Im not going to last forever. I just need my camper to last as long as I do.
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I agree with you. It is the exterior and zero water infiltration which what makes them last. If you have a roof leak. Mold and rott take over. It is all about maintenance. A well cared for unit will last a very long time, Maintnance is the key. Upgrades have almost zero dollar return.
Your ideas and improvements may not necessarily agree with the buyers on a used unit. But it generally is better than a stock unit provided they are done properly.

I have friends that live nearby. They have upgraded to a MDT for towing. Great people and They have a Much newer unit than mine.
I'm going to visit steve and Bonny soon just to stop in and say hi.
Our sons use to be friends. Unfortunately steve lost fingers battling a table saw. He restores furniture (antique) for a living. His wood shop barn style is wonderful. I do not believe he is a member here.

I will mention our site when I visit. Good people and Love Camping.
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Old 09-13-2020, 05:38 PM   #33
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We have a 2008 2955rl. Were second owners, low mileage, other than the decals, (previous owner removed them), minor issues only....has been great!
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