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New Fifth Wheel
« on: May 27, 2015, 02:26:46 pm »
Pat and I have not been without a camper of some sort since I built our first homemade popup camper in 1966.  Most of the time there have been two.  We have used the popup truck camper since 2004 and will keep it for special uses.  A Grandson took possession of the 1990 motorhome a couple of months ago, so we were looking. 

We settled on getting a small 5th wheel, but none of the large manufacturers offer them anymore.  Some searching found Allen Camper Mfg. Co. in Allen, Oklahoma.  We drove to their facility a month ago and took a look at their operation and their products.  We ordered a 219 RKS, which is a 23' unit, rear kitchen, with a slide.  We drove out on the 18th to pick it up.
 

 
Here we are at the factory when it was brand new.
 

 
 

 
At our first stop.
 

 
It has a Forestry Forum sticker on the back, partly because the sawmill is what paid for it. ;D   :)
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2015, 02:36:06 pm »
That looks great MM. Room for your mill in there?  ;D
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2015, 03:46:07 pm »
Looks like a really neat rig, MM.  Bet you'll get a lot of use and enjoyment out of that addition.
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2015, 06:00:19 pm »
Very Nice!
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2015, 07:43:39 pm »
   Sweet! Is it going to Michigan this summer?
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2015, 08:28:12 pm »
Those are our plans.  :)

This one is 11'8" tall, so I was able to get through (under) the Cabin gate without help.  ;D
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2015, 09:34:51 pm »
did you get the hitch installed on the camper yet so you can pull mill?  ;D :D :D :D

nice looking rig! :)
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2015, 10:10:29 pm »
I thought about it, but decided to leave it as a thought.   ;D
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2015, 10:47:16 pm »
 :D :D :D i know you 2 will really enjoy it!!! :)
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2015, 11:20:42 pm »
Nice rig!
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2015, 12:55:07 am »
Very nice Magic!  I am a bit concerned that Pat is letting you get a bit spoiled though  :)

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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2015, 07:06:46 am »
Mr MM
That's a nice looking camper you will enjoy it much  8) 8)
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2015, 07:38:31 am »
I am a bit concerned that Pat is letting you get a bit spoiled though  :)
Actually she is the one that is spoiled.  This was her idea.  ;D
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2015, 07:50:24 am »
Looks good. I know you both will enjoy it. Small fifth wheels going the way small skidders are?? Only a few makes small ones.
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2015, 02:01:17 pm »
The manufacturer's profit margin disappears with the small units, and with the large manufacturers, it's all about the money.  This is a relatively small family owned business that will still build to the customer's specifications and their quality is superb.  If there is no supply delay, it takes 3 weeks for them to build a unit.  I didn't actually count, but it looked like about 8 in various stages of completion.
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2015, 09:03:18 pm »
Congratulations on your new camper. Knowing the height is a good thing, to bad gps systems don't supply height restrictions on the roads they choose. You meet the nicest people when camping. :)
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2015, 09:32:52 pm »
Great looking rig!  THe slide is very nice.  It makes the living area seem so much larger.  Happy for you guys!

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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2015, 11:00:20 pm »
Knowing the height is a good thing, to bad gps systems don't supply height restrictions on the roads they choose.
Mine doesn't, but I understand that the truckers have a unit that does.
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2015, 12:25:58 pm »
 It certainly is a nice looking rig.  It's nice to know units like that are available.  Nows the time to enjoy Pats new toy.  Does it come with Purple Drank?   8) 8)
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2015, 02:23:38 pm »
MM nice looking rig  ;D  how is it towing I have a small 5th wheel to and found that when the wind is blowing hard its a bear to hold it in the road thinking its because its short I have a friend that has a small one also and he set the 5th wheel plates back a bout a foot in the truck bed he said it made a big change in how it handles im not going to try it mine is set forever its welded to the frame and the camper is in a camp ground forever 8) good luck and happy travels  8) 8) :)   coxy