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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #20 on: June 02, 2015, 02:32:11 am »
Nice looking trailer.  Surprised not to see a bumper sticker saying my other vehicle/toy is a sawmill. :D Now all you need is a pole building with a steel roof. If i ever do it again gonna get an airstream all aluminum.
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #21 on: June 02, 2015, 07:43:34 am »
how is it towing
Thanks, I have only towed this one for about 550 miles, but so far, so good.  I was pleased.  We will get a real trip under our belts the end of July and first part of August.  ;D
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #22 on: June 04, 2015, 10:31:08 pm »
One thing always lead to another (or two).  I have two "S" turns to back through to park the new RV under the shed.  Yes, it can be done but not without running a wheel off of the pavement, first on one side and then on the other.  After 20 years those old landscape timbers have rotted anyway, so it looks like a pavenent expansion is in my future.
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #23 on: June 04, 2015, 11:35:30 pm »
Congratulations, you should have a lot of fun with it. I am surprised to see a short unit with a slide, sure wish ours had one. Just make sure the first one into bed doesn't have to get up in the middle of the night. ;D
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #24 on: June 05, 2015, 07:35:34 am »
We had that situation with both the motorhome and the truck camper.  This one has a "North/South" queen bed so there is no crawling over.  ;D
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #25 on: June 06, 2015, 09:16:35 pm »
  I recently looked at some slide in truck campers and many of them now have slides and have the bed oriented front to back so that you enter from the foot end of bed without climbing over each other, although I remember when that was fun  ;).
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #26 on: June 06, 2015, 10:16:54 pm »
Yup, and some of those Lance's, etc, are heavy and expensive.   :o
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #27 on: June 08, 2015, 08:12:21 am »
Yup, and some of those Lance's, etc, are heavy and expensive.   :o

  My truck, F450, don't mind heavy and you can't take the money with you. Look at the Lance 1172, nothing like the slide ins I had in the 80s.
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #28 on: June 08, 2015, 08:44:19 am »
There is no question that a Truck Camper is one of the easiest and most maneuverable camper styles available.  That is why we kept the Outfitter.
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #29 on: June 25, 2015, 10:33:54 pm »
Nice ride...both of them. I know you had them match the colors to your truck. Maybe we will get to see it in Michigan 2015.
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #30 on: June 25, 2015, 11:16:29 pm »
Nice looking rig MM.   5th wheels are great towing compared to bumper pull.   We thought about bringing ours to the Pig Roast, but haven't had it out yet this year and don't want to go that far on the 1st trip of the season.   
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #31 on: June 26, 2015, 08:16:42 am »
Nice looking rig MM.   5th wheels are great towing compared to bumper pull.   We thought about bringing ours to the Pig Roast, but haven't had it out yet this year and don't want to go that far on the 1st trip of the season.   

   That's what we are doing for our first trip of the year, the truck has been used regularly.
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #32 on: June 27, 2015, 09:42:16 am »
Nice ride...both of them. I know you had them match the colors to your truck.
Thanks.  Actually there was no effort to match truck/trailer colors.  When we visited the factory a month earlier and spec'ed ours out, we as well as the manufacturer noticed how well the colors matched and commented on it.

We are getting anxious to GO.   :)
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #33 on: June 28, 2015, 08:01:23 am »
Nice looking outfit, sir!  Assume it has all the amenities (toilet, shower, kitchen, etc) ...

Just curious if the truck is your "business truck"?  Mine gets loaded with "stuff", including sawdust in every nook and cranny!
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #34 on: June 28, 2015, 08:33:03 am »
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Assume it has all the amenities (toilet, shower, kitchen, etc) ...
Thanks.  Yup, everything.

Yes, that is my work truck.  Well, it is my only truck.  I had to replace the "bed" tool box with one that is flush with the top of the truck bed.  The 5th wheel hitch (all or part) is easily removed leaving only the rails, so the area inside of the bed is not compromised.

The problem with the "Truck Camper" was that everything including the tool box and tail gate had to be removed to use it.  That wound up being a half day dreaded job.  Then when I put it all back, nothing was ever in the right place or fit properly.  I kept the Truck Camper, but it will only be used on Colorado hunting trips.

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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #35 on: July 06, 2015, 11:54:05 pm »
I sure hope  to see that here in Montana!
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #36 on: July 07, 2015, 03:01:16 pm »
He used that old horse trick once, so something different will have to be tried.   ;D  :D
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #37 on: July 11, 2015, 05:09:45 pm »
I installed the "backup" camera on the camper today. 
 

 
The screen/monitor covers the CD slot which is something the we have never used anyway.  It is attached with "industrial" Velcro, so it can be easily removed when not needed.
 

 
I attached the camera and transmitter to the refrigerator louver and routed the wiring through the louver where I had easy access to 12vdc.
 

 
I can now see if ah Goat is following me.
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #38 on: July 11, 2015, 05:59:44 pm »
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #39 on: July 11, 2015, 09:32:08 pm »
I'm thinking that will come in very handy quite often. smiley_thumbsup

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