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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #40 on: July 11, 2015, 11:08:11 pm »
TadiBrothers.  I was not keen on the way it is wired up, because of the exposed wiring and connectors, but as I installed it, it worked OK.  The reviews show it to have the strongest signal of any.
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #41 on: July 11, 2015, 11:33:54 pm »
Wouldn't it be handy to have a quick connect on your camera/transmitter? When your not using the camper, you could slap them on the back of your pickup and make backing under the mill much easier.

Having a b/u camera on my pickup has spoiled me something terrible.  ;D
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #42 on: July 12, 2015, 07:38:42 am »
Yup, the truck has a b/u camera built into the tailgate.  The monitor for it is in the rear view mirror.  I looked into expanding that, but opted to go this way.
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #43 on: July 12, 2015, 09:51:50 am »
I can now see if ah Goat is following me.
Don't you just hate tail-goaters!
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #44 on: July 12, 2015, 01:08:38 pm »
Yup, the truck has a b/u camera built into the tailgate.  The monitor for it is in the rear view mirror.  I looked into expanding that, but opted to go this way.


Your already ahead of the game. Now you see that goat sneaking up from all angles.  ;D
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #45 on: July 22, 2015, 08:59:50 am »
This Pig Roast trip will take us through; Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama.  move_it

We will be retracing some previous steps and making new tracks in others.   
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #46 on: July 22, 2015, 08:00:05 pm »
This Pig Roast trip will take us through; Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabamamove_it

We will be retracing some previous steps and making new tracks in others.

Where are you going in or through VA?      Also my 5th wheel has factory installed backup camera.  It's up on top where it can't be reached from the ground.   I think it is less likely to disappear from up there.   Also, I haven't done it yet, but several guys on the RV forum I follow use a 'hanger' for the backup monitor and hang it over the rear view mirror.  This is a good idea since the mirror is useless while the trailer is hitched.   They also keep it live while moving so they are aware of tailgators.
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #47 on: July 22, 2015, 08:06:20 pm »
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Where are you going in or through VA?
The far Western tip.  Hwy 23 through Big Stone Gap.
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« Reply #48 on: July 22, 2015, 08:48:30 pm »
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Where are you going in or through VA?
The far Western tip.  Hwy 23 through Big Stone Gap.

That's where the wife is from.   Back up in the 'holler'.
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #49 on: July 22, 2015, 09:46:54 pm »
We have a hankering to travel the Blue Ridge again, but that will be another time and another trip.
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #50 on: July 22, 2015, 10:29:48 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 #51 on: July 22, 2015, 10:53:50 pm »
Actually I have thought about it, but for now, no.  When I need to "overnight" on a sawing job, the customer provides or pays for lodging.
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #52 on: August 04, 2015, 09:58:17 pm »
What do you get more of, the customer putting you up for the night, or them sending you off to a motel?
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #53 on: August 06, 2015, 09:18:47 pm »
I'd say about 50-50.  I have stayed in motel rooms, spare bedrooms, camper in the yard, & deer camp.  All have been satisfactory.  Almost always they provide meals.
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #54 on: August 06, 2015, 09:54:42 pm »
Cool.  The past two portable jobs I've had, well one was last week and one is coming up this week are 2-1/2 hrs north of me, and they both offered to put me up for the night.  I finished the first one in a day, about 15 cherry logs, and some hard maple too.  This next one this week he's figured it at about 4000 feet in his logs and wants 4/4 boards and 2x6s for some farm projects.  He offered me a trailer he has I can stay in.  I'm fine sleeping in the bed of my truck, plus I don't have to make it so that's pretty much got me soled 8)
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #55 on: August 13, 2015, 10:18:51 pm »
The 5th Wheel performed flawlessly on our 3K mile PR trip.  I am not saying that I am totally in my comfort zone backing it yet.  Sure, backing is easy, but also very different with the hitch point 2" in front of the rear axle. 

The ~5K lb weight did not affect my fuel mileage as much as I expected and I accepted the 11.7 MPG as being very satisfactory.  Actually it was about equal to the mileage with the truck camper.  It seems that wind resistance has more affect than weight.

I just have to do some more sawing to make some more gas/traveling $$$.   ;D
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #56 on: September 11, 2015, 10:37:20 pm »
I finished my "modified hitch hauler" project.  I can now run the generator/air conditioner to cool the camper while we are traveling.  That way it will already be cool when we stop for the evening.
 

 
Since the rear camper lights are compromised by the generator and spare tire, I added LED tail/signal/stop lights to the generator platform.
 

 
This shows the bracing from the platform to the existing rear bumper.  I also added an additional sewer hose carrier.
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Re: New Fifth Wheel
« Reply #57 on: June 01, 2016, 09:37:40 am »
Saaaaaaweet!!!!!  Very nice!
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