We are Matt and Sherry. While living and working in Maryland we had a dream to retire early and live fulltime in an RV and travel around the U.S. So we worked hard, saved a lot, camped as much as we could and eventually the time was right. We bought our RV and truck, sold the house and took off!
Our Home on Wheels
Our home is a 2019 38 foot DRV Mobile Suites 5th wheel, model 38RSSA. It has loads of storage and a terrific cargo carrying capacity. Fully loaded we currently weigh about 20,500 pounds with a limit of 22,500. After years of travel we have found that we have been able to maintain this weight without seeing it creep up.
For the first three years on the road we pulled our fifth wheel with a medium duty truck, an International 4400 crew cab. We were very happy with it but felt that we needed to make a change to something that both of us would be comfortable driving. We chose to replace it with a 2019 Ram 3500 dually. It is equipped with their high output 6.7 litter engine and 4.10 gearing. I can honestly say that this truck pulls noticeably better than the larger medium duty truck. I also feel that it is just as capable when it comes to slowing this whole train down. It was a very good move to the Ram.