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My husband and I just got word that our new Chevy Pickup will be arriving next month and we are looking forward to hitting the road.
We are approaching retirement and hope to spend most of the summer on the road.
The next purchase is a nice travel trailer that will work well behind our truck. We hope to get some great ideas from you forum members.
Secondly, we have been active nudists for about 25 years and we are interested in finding clothing optional campsites that are "off the main road". We have stayed at many of the main nudist campgrounds over the years and now would like to find those lesser known campsites. Any help in that area would be welcomed as well.
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Congratulations on the new truck. Welcome to the forum. Can't help with the free swinging naughty bits campgrounds. Sounds like a great way to get an even tan though.
Thanks Buck_Howard and yea we can't wait.
Your's is a normal misconception, very few nudists are actually swingers and very few swingers actually life the nudist lifestyle. Any yes, allover tans are a good byproduct of being a nudist LOL
Thanks for taking the time to reply.
Any camping trailer suggestions?
 

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Lol, I wasn't suggesting that you two were Swingers. I was In reference to the body parts that do the swinging do to their unrestrained nature. As for the camper trailer suggestion, if you don't mind doing some minor fixing up I have a 2004 29' prowler that I haven't used in years would gladly sell to you. It's of no use to me.
Thanks for the offer but I think we would rather go with a trailer that is ready to hit the road.
You must be referring to the nudist volley ball games lol
 

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I guess it might help if I let you guys know what truck we will be getting to better answer our questions. It is a 1 ton / single drive tires / Diesel engine with automatic transmission. Maybe that will narrow it down a little.
We will be taking our two Harleys so having a place to carry them will be needed. We plan to take the bikes on side trips to be able to find those more remote campsites.
 

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If you're wanting to take your bikes with you, you'll need a "toy hauler", which has a "garage" space in the back, with a back door that turns into a ramp that you can ride up into the unit. That's what my wife and I are looking for, too, but we're probably going to wait another year or two before we get it.

Many will tell you that a dually would be better, since it has more traction and is less likely to be "pushed" sideways in heavy winds, however, I understand not wanting to get one of those and keep the single rear wheels, since I did the same, and got a 2500HD (3/4 ton) instead of the 3500HD.(1 ton). Though, I figured if the guy who had it before me could pull a 27' race car trailer with extra parts, and bragged that it towed like it wasn't even there, over the mountains around us, then it should be able to handle any toy hauler we want, plus the price was so good I just couldn't pass it up. It's done fine, so far. The main reason to get a 3500 (1 ton) is to be able to tow more weight, but we don't want or need a 40'+ toy hauler, anyway, so won't need to pull that much. It's up to you as to what you want, though.
Many thanks Jammer, this is good information.
You are correct that many thought that we should order a dually, however thought it would be too difficult to deal with if we decided to disconnect and explore areas and needed to park in parking lots designed for cars. We ahve looked at several toy hauler trailers and they are top on our list.
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I agree with Jammer a toy hauler is the was to go. You might look into getting a shocker hitch. I use one on my 1500 and it makes a world of difference. It eliminates the Jerking motion from the trailer

Buck, I think my husband and I are thinking that a 5th wheel would be a better setup for us, but you think at bumper mount trailer, Why?
 

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Yes I believe that it does because the tongue is essentially floating on air. Downside is I don't believe they have a setup for actual 5th wheel style hitch. I love the one I have on my 1500 other then 💩 Gas mileage you can't feel the trailer back there. And before I got the shocker hitch it felt like you were riding a horse
So this is a hitch for the truck and other than the coupler is not attached to the trailer? Correct?
 

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I really like these hitches. I put a ridiculous amount of miles on a year and can't express enough how much it has made my trailer pulling experiences easier and more enjoyable. I run air bags on the truck and the one on the hitches and have no complaints.
wow pictures are worth a 1,000 words for sure. yes this looks like something anyone pulling a trailer should have. we are looking into it for sure.
 

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They will be well served with GM, they will be naked and with empty pockets after all the repairs!🤣🤣
ww have driven nothing but GM products and have never had a major issue with any of them. My husband replaced one transmission however he worked the crap out of it always pulling a overloaded utility trailer. We have no reason to believe the next one will be any different.
 
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