I sense U R like me. Trying to figure out the value(reason for) of a TC. I have a small TT. If people are satisfied with the space of a TC it is tottaly beyond me why they woukld not go with the equivelent size TT or 5ER. I c folks jumpin thru hoops tryin 2 get their TC/truck setup. Unless u r towing a boat..motorcycle..just put in the truck bed. I can go anywhere a TC can go..unless maybe it the very small tent ones. But any TC on a dually or 3000 lbs ++ .. not a hope in hell u going off road with that.. TT or 5er is a fraction of the cost; dry bath; more space; lot less hassle ;
Wildcat..check out this guys real world experince..scary
Hi Easyrv… Well all I can say is neither of us have experienced the TC… sometimes that is what it takes.. I ride a harley.. if u look at it logically it makes no sense.. maybe TC r like that..it’s emotional…u want 2 belong 2 this special unique club (I guess)… us harley people say..if we have 2 explain u wont understand… I have 2 make certain assumptions.. cause logically unless u r towing a boat it makes no sense…all else motorcycles, atv’s etc.. can b put in truck bed
I c lots dudes on the road pulling trailers behind their TC..for all there stuff… this 100% defeats the purpose of a TC.. they r now pulling + beatin the hell outa their trucks…cause most do not have enough truck 4 their TC 2 start… and I know why..u have 2 cheat on the truck.. do the numbers…..if u got the proper truck.. ..most (99%) need F-350 dually
First u have 2 beef up ur suspension, tires, shocks..add exhaust brakes pay big bucks 4 small livin space..hope it doesn’t rain cause u stuck at dinette or bed..or u go 4 a drive.. then worry about sway, big winds & list goes on & on..
Any small TT or 5er (4 less money, easier on the truck, more space, better handling) has none of these issue without the concern with all the GVWR crap…..no red knuckle experience goin down hills with 3000++lbs on ur back hopin brakes don’t give out…
Unless u got exhaust brakes..just go on the TC magazine website.. tons of aftermarket stuff is sold & they tell u what needs 2 b done 2 make the truck sorta safe.. if u follow the correct guidelines.. u pretty much have 2 go with the tent top TC… the TC MFG’s tell u the size truck their TC go on..dream on .. in reality the ½ ton TC goes on the ¾ ton trucks & so on.. otherwise u got 2 much TC 4 the truck
Again if u tow a boat ya got no choice..but then 4 all the money & hassle ya still better off with a small ..say 25ft Motorhome.. still cheaper even if u have 2 get a 2nd car..most never take the TC off the truck when they go on trips...cause it just way to much hassle & stressful.. so 25ft MH would do a better job
Easyrv have u seen some of these triple slide TC..these need F550… totally defeating the purpose..triple slide? Message is we need space..slides on TC..same msg..we need space.. if space was nonissue..why worry about slides.. extra few feet..for extra 1000lbs..YIPES!...
well u get my drift…just buy a small motorhome, TT or 5er..
Then there is we can go anywhere with it…ya rite! Well maybe there is someplaces a TC can go that a small TT or 5er cant go..but it would have to be the tent type top TC ..because most that have 2 much TC 4 there truck… or the ones on the dually’s.. and lots pull trailers 4 their stuff.. they r not gonna do any offroading.. so maybe a TC can go anywhere..but the tent top type on a 3/4 ton..rest or most very unlikely….most play it real safe.. cause they know.. I have way 2 much TC 4 this truck…and besides 4 the vast majority of us..non issue… I haVE A SMALL 5er (26ft 6k lbs) 22 ft behind my truck.. ¾ ton diesel … not 2 many paces I cant go… hills, mountains, state parks… back in, unhook in 5 mins, & away I go..
So far..that is my humble opinion..if I get some new info.. I will let u know..
EASYRV..again.. I DO NOT WANT TO GIVE THE IMPRESSION THAT I KNO THE TC EXPERINCE..I DO NOT..MAYBE IF I TOOK ONE OUT 4 A WEEKEND I WOULD CHANGE MY MIND…
Info I shared here is all based on observation..
In the meantime happy RV’ing EASYRV..