- Sep 20, 2007
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We made it to the SSS show.
I would recon the show was bigger this year than ever.
The main thing we wanted to check out was the show price on Weekend Warrior Full Throttle 40 to 50 foot toy hauler.
We're saving. It's going to be some time before we can afford one,, so what the hey, let's get a good picture of how much we REALLY have to save to buy it, and how much we can save in cost on purchase.
The well known Glamis Warrior guy on GD.com "da man" quoted us what we though was an unreasonable price when we visited his place of business.
We camp at the river with folks that all have the 45 ft Full throttle. They all paid about $30.000 less than what Sha,, errr,, aaaa, "Da man" on GD.com quoted them.
Yeah,,, our suspicions were correct. Travelon RV in SD was about $32.000 less than Glamis Warrior/ Giant RV.
We're talking full loaded, with a heat duct to the rear storage area.
If you notice in the Pic above, the kitchen has only the one oven/combo microwave. I over looked that and the wife caught it right away. Ya gottal have the microwave seperate, and several visiting girls told the WW rep that too, and he need a kick in the nutsac because WW just doesnt get it.
I've always stressed go with the takes the wife or GF or daughter has on RV's. It's a BFD. Dudes are Myopic.
I think the "Da Man" is popular because the elped people get WW warranty issues resolved, and those with credit problems he got financed like it was all up to him.
So,, For a good price, one must shop around.
Sitting in the kitchen area, it was amazing how many people are interested in that Full Throttle mod too.
Also, many wives and groups of wives wanted a piece of flesh from the WW reps for unresolved issues with their WW.
That blindsided us, but it was fun to watch.
No RV can be a bigger POS than the one we have now. With zero support from Fleetwood.
The original legend Sandemon told us ya have to simply remember RVs are either cheap junk or expensive junk.
The show itself was teriffic. I can only suggest if you like to eat your way through like I do, avoid the dedicated food stands in the exhibit halls. It's like they are run by the DMV or the post office.
Buy food off the mom and pop speciality trailers.
Much, much better.
Our neighbors have the Ford F450 that they tow their Dunechaser trailer with.
Other than dissapointing fuel economy, they are pleased with the truck.
Dodge is releasing a V8 Cummins next year that is getting good MPG and has no particulate emissions filter.
Far far more power and torque that the current inline six, and its 500 lb lighter.
The Toyota 3/4 and 1 ton Caterpillar Diesel with Allison tranny Tundra won't be rated high enough to tow the Full throttle WW.
The Chevy Kodiak, looks like a phone booth on a piano dolly, but, we expect GM to change all that.
The Ford f 650 is the wifes choice, but ya can't tow a 5th wheel with the pick up bed. The mini bed sucks, the flat bed does too, and no one yet makes a pick up bed that the sides fold down like on the old VW van pickup trucks.
All our friends with the F650 can't keep rear ends in them. It's brutal Allison 5000 tranny is teriffic though. (The Dmax have the Allison 1000.)
So we came away with the thought that we won't have to save as much to buy what we want, and the wait for the next generation of tow vehicles will jive with our savings time frame too.