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Our New Home on Wheels

THE RIG: 2010 Heartland Cyclone Toy Hauler – 40 ft
3 slides – Kitchen, Dinette, Master Bedroom
1.5 bath
12 ft Garage with Ramp door – doubles as 2nd bedroom with bunk – triples as a screened-in porch

We really wanted the toy hauler functionality for:
1. Our toys:
– Motorcycle – our “get-around” vehicle
– Powered Paramotor
– Bikes
2. Our dogs:
If you own a dog, you know how it sometimes goes…the dirt, the mud, the hair, the smells. Since we’re going to be in such close quarters, the extra space will not be unwelcome!
3. Guests!
Bonus of having an extra room attached makes it all the easier for us to have friends and family members visit for a while in comfort. The extra half bath is attached to the garage, so guests even have their own private bathroom.

The only downside is that the added garage makes the rig HUGE! We’re hoping this won’t create too much of a problem for us in restricting where we can go and stay, but if it does we may need to reconsider down the road.

For now, we love our new home on wheels and can’t wait to move in full time!

THE TRUCK – 2010 Dodge Ram 3500 Dually Diesel

We got the truck to fit the rig.
Big rig = Big truck.

When it comes to trucks of this size in this country, you only have 3 makes to choose from: Dodge, Ford, and GM. There is quite a bit of debate around which is the best for various reasons.

We chose the Dodge Ram 3500, and so far it has worked out pretty well. Even though  this truck is fully capable of towing our rig, we decided to make a few performance modifications. We will write a blog posts on these modifications soon.

Drivetrain: 6 speed automatic, 2WD (not expecting need for snow capabilities)
6.7L Cummins Diesel engine with engine brake (nice!)
Leather, heated seats
Heated Steering Wheel (great for cooler mornings)
Roomy back seat for the dogs 🙂

Let us know if you have any questions about our rig or truck!

About Tom and Caitlin Morton

Tom & Caitlin Morton of Mortons on the Move gave up the stationary life for one where they are constantly on the move. They are full-time travelers, television hosts, and digital media producers.
They left their jobs, sold their house and possessions, and hit the road in September 2015 in their full-time “home on wheels”. Since then they have traveled the US, Canada, and even internationally by RV.
Now, they are Discovery Channel & PBS TV Co-stars of “Go North” on Amazon Prime Video, co-founders and instructors of RV Masterclass, and contributing authors for and an Arizona travel guide.

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Don Hediger

Friday 17th of May 2019

In early posts about your 40' 5th wheel you mention the dually. And then after downsizing to the 32' you mentioned that the 40' had been a bit much for the truck. Was it the same truck for both rigs? If so, why did you feel that the 4' was too much trailer for the truck? Was in mpg or possibly hills?