I am a first time RVer and I am working very hard at trying to learn the things I need to know regarding everything from purchasing to actual travelling. My first problem is selecting a rig that would be appropriate for our needs. We intend to initially take the unit on a trip that will see us spending several months at one location in Missouri and after that move west and spend anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months at various places until we reach California. Once there, if we still enjoy the lifestyle, we are hoping to take a trip to Alaska. Having said that, we have been looking for rigs at dealers, RV shows and privately owned units and we are looking very hard at 5th wheel units in the 32-36 foot range with multiple slide-outs. I currently do not have a truck and have started to look at what I need to haul a unit that size. I am getting conflicting information regarding the size, type and make of a truck that will do the job. I could use some help from experienced 5th wheelers that can help me decide on things like diesel versus gas, Ford versus General Motors, dual wheels versus single wheels, extended cab versus standard cab, 3/4 ton versus 1 ton, etc. Any help from experienced 5th wheelers would be greatly appreciated.