I gave it some thought and here is my response...Reviving this thread to see if Greg, Daurie and Herk have any forehead slappers saying "I wish I had/hadn't gotten that!" now that they have some miles under their belt.
I notice that one of the latest 3 Kenworth builds has a different awning or at least a different awning mounting system which seems to be more rugged than the standard Freedom mounting brackets that were used on our truck. I haven’t had a chance yet to check with GXV to see what they did on that one but we will be getting a replacement of some sort. Needs to be painted to match the truck so we will probably have GXV handle doing it probably at the same time we get the cab roof rack installed after our trip to Florida a the end of the year.Fantastic Greg. Thank you for the thoughtful response. Its great to get the perspective of full timers since your needs are different from part-timers or even "recreation users".
We struggled with the Hydronic vs Dual Top decision as well and saw the tradeoffs between complexity, storage and overall KISS-ability. So your comments there aren't surprising.
Your discussion about the awning is alarming. The ONE THING that we are so very much looking forward to is the awning. I made the right choice and didn't get an awning on our Sportsmobile (because everyone that did get it eventually had it rip out on rough roads due to poor attachment design) and its the one thing that we missed dearly. So we are going to have to look into that further.
I saw you spent some time in AK, and have at least been travelling on back roads, dirt, gravel and maybe even some forested lands. How do you find the drivability and turning radius of the KW? My experience is they turn like a Deere and quite nimble but curious to hear your thoughts.
Thanks again for the commentary.
Not us, we are in Denali NP with 60 deg weather and clear skies this week. This is what our truck looks like, dark brown...Greg,
Was that your GXV passing through Bend,OR on Hwy 20E on 9/30?
Looks like your toaster oven is a Breville - good choice! I have one at home and it is the best by FAR! compared to any others I've ever had.Not us, we are in Denali NP with 60 deg weather and clear skies this week. This is what our truck looks like, dark brown...