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  • Minton Reunion
    Minton Reunion:
    December 15Teton 5th wheel sunrise, great rig, plus ram Cummings. Wow.
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  • 6strings
    6strings:
    December 15Hi all I’m new to this group I’ve been a Class A RV owner and considering a move to the 5th wheel world does anyone have any pros or cons that they could share :)
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    • 6strings
      SGM & Mrs G December 15 Hello. You are going to get numerous and widely   varied opinions on both types of RV’s. I have
      never owned a Class A (orb, c or d, for that mater), but I have owned
      Travel   trailers and now a 5 th
      Wheel. So, with that, whi...  more
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      • 6strings
        JVBV December 15 In our second 5ver, I agree with comments above - but think the estimate for the truck is a bit low. If you're looking at a F250 / 2500 I'd estimate closer to $60K.  $70K for the 3500/F350.  This will vary significantly with trim level too. ...  more
      • 6strings
        6strings December 15 Thanks for your comments, I’m aware of the price for the truck and the 5th just starting to research, this will be a liveaboard, my main thing tired of having to drag a car around, the maintenance up keep of the MH and when it’s in the shop that’s your ho...  more
    • 6strings
      SGM & Mrs G December 15 forgot to mention, if you will be full-timing, I have been impressed with Grand Design Solitude (not cheap) and Montana's. Slightly less cost in the GD line is the Reflection..
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      • 6strings
        JVBV December 15 Agree completely with above. We've got a Keystone Cougar and are happy with it, but Montana or the Solitude are high probability next step up. As far as SEE or DRW it really comes down to GVWR of the trailer. Our Cougar is 12500lb max and our F250 diesel ...  more
    • 6strings
      JVBV December 16 Sorry, spell checker keeps overriding me 😣
    • 6strings
      Jim Conrad Mon at 6:15 AM I've owned several 5'rs and pulled them with various pickups ranging from 1/2 ton for a small 5th wheel to a 2500 to my dually pulling my current Cedar Creek.  I've found a dually feels much more solid on the road, especially in adverse conditions or...  more
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      • 6strings
        6strings Mon at 6:15 AM Thanks Jim
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      SJ_Cruisin Mon at 4:02 PM If you're within the payload spec of a SRW then it's a personal choice in my view. We towed the fiver with a DRW for 2 yrs and last winter we switch to a SRW. I much prefer the SRW as the truck is also my daily driver. Not much difference when towing (to ...  more
  • Curtis
    Curtis:
    November 27An RVillager needs some advice here! :-)
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    • Curtis
      The Pangles November 27 This is a personal decision.  And a lot depends upon your specific style and/or desires.  Examples:  Are you going to stay in one place?  If so, then a 5th wheel might work well for you.  But if you are traveling and camping in di...  more
    • Curtis
      The WE2's November 27 We're fortunate to have our "Miss B" (a Class B) as well as our AeroLite 24' travel trailer.  Our Miss B is an older rig so we've put some serious dollars into it...but it's debt free and when we spent 10 days roaming around Texas we truly enjoy not ...  more
    • Curtis
      KurtO November 28 We used to pull TT but now have a 5er.  Love pulling the fifth wheel because much easier to hook and pull and tows more smoothly.  We now full time in ours with our pug and she loves it too.
    • Curtis
      Carolyn November 29 I own (63 yr female) a 35 ' 5th wheel since Dec 2009. It definitely tows better than a travel trailer. I have towed horse, boat and travel trailers.
    • Curtis
      Thistle Dew December 6 As we were planning our full time life we looked at lots of different vehicles. Fifth Wheels definitely tow better in wind and traffic. But the biggest point of interest I noticed is the fact that Fifth Wheels can carry much more cargo than travel trailer...  more
  • Ron&Paula
    Ron&Paula:
    November 26 what are the
    advantages and disadvantages of towing with a dual wheeled truck
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    • Ron&Paula
      Rob_Fla November 26 Towed our 5th Wheel with a SRW Truck, locally it did OK but when we went out West, the wind blew us around quite a bit. When we came back we traded for a Dually 7 years ago, much better ride and much more stable. Also with these heavy 5th Wheels when you ...  more
    • Ron&Paula
      Bernie & Donna November 26 Much better stability in higher wind, or when semi's pass on the interstate.
    • Ron&Paula
      Ron&Paula November 26 Thanks for the comments moving up to a diesel unsure of single rear wheel or dually
    • Ron&Paula
      Ron & L Dugo November 28 Have to agree with other comments much more stability. We have driven through a couple intense storms and had to look back to see the fiver still there! No more “ tail wagging the dog”
    • Ron&Paula
      Minton Reunion December 15 Lite pull single wheel...for better stability and heavier load, dually a must plus Cummings deisel.
  • Foggy Mountains
    Foggy Mountains:
    November 12We just bought a reflection and want to do a few upgrades. Is camping world the best place for that sort of thing?
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    • Foggy Mountains
      Kayo November 13 Where are you located and what type of "upgrades" to you want to add? II am sure that many of the members of his site may have better ideas of who can do the work in your area and if in fact the upgrades will be worth it
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      • Foggy Mountains
        Foggy Mountains November 13 I am in Santa Rosa, Ca. There is one place here that will do minimum work on your rig, but they dont have the time not the patience to deal with glampers. We would like to upgrade some electric and some design features, such as adding a dinette , etc...
    • Foggy Mountains
      Rick & Lil November 27 How "handy" are you? A lot can be done yourself if you just take time to look at how your coach is put together (ie; how are things attached to the floor, walls, each other etc.). Check clearances of slide operation if you add anything around them or on t...  more
  • Lee & Debbie
    Lee & Debbie:
    November 12Need advice and what to do with our truck and 5th wheel while going on a cruise from Galveston, TX. Looked on Google Map and no way will it fit in the parking lot there.
    • Lee & Debbie
      JVBV November 12 I agree with the other comment - many campgrounds have overflow areas - sometimes  even secured.  We took advantage of one at a KOA near Austin while visiting family over Memorial Day Weekend.  Rig was secure and it saved a ton of money vic...  more
    • Lee & Debbie
      Lee & Debbie November 13 Thanks. I’ll check around.
    • Lee & Debbie
      Rick & Lil November 13 We usually (always so far) park at at RV resort/campground nearest the port. If putting in storage without hook-ups (electric) would mean having to empty then do something with all the refrigerator contents. Since we full time, that would be a difficult a...  more
    • Lee & Debbie
      JoeTex16 November 13 If you need any work done on your rig, just drop it off at a RV repair shop and pick it up when you get back!
    • Lee & Debbie
      Lee & Debbie November 15 Thanks for all the input.  I did find Galveston RV Resort and Marina who will give a really good discounted price for the week and even shuttle us over.  Everyone else just quoted the weekly rate.  These people just bought the park about a ...  more
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      • Lee & Debbie
        Rick & Lil November 15 I think that was the resort that mentioned their proximity to the seaport when I was researching a possible cruise from Galveston. Happy to hear about that!
      • Lee & Debbie
        Chris & Jennifer [ThxHarvey] November 15 Glad you found a solution. If, for any reason, this does not work out, please PM us. We have several resources around the Houston area and may be able to help you find other safe storage options (though not likely to be as close to the port).
      • Lee & Debbie
        BarbNFred November 15 Good info - thanks ! Hoping to head thru Texas in the spring. Texas is my home state and I was born in Galveston County.
        Took my significant other on a quick trip on the way somewhere else . But Galveston was clouded in so badly he never saw the beach !
  • Jerry Katopodes
    Jerry Katopodes:
    October 27New to the RV scene just bought a 2015 KZ Durango 1500 and live in Arvada CO
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    • Jerry Katopodes
      JVBV October 28 Welcome! It's a great lifestyle. Oh the people you will meet!
    • Jerry Katopodes
      Mike & Lu October 28 Welcome !
    • Jerry Katopodes
      Craig n Linda November 3 If you our need a place to store it, we have used Ridge Valley, really nice folks, reasonable price and easy access.
  • Karen friedel
    Karen friedel:
    October 27Just looking for insight to having an easier time auto leveling our Open Range 3x 5th wheel. I think our issue is the front legs not having enough stroke to level correctly. Is there a "standard" to how many holes you drop the legs before you drop th...  more
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    • Karen friedel
      Gipseyjoe October 27 Haven't got my 5th yet - December. But this doesn't sound very "automatic". I'll be sure to have the dealer go over this part thoroughly with me.
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      • Karen friedel
        Karen friedel October 27 Make sure you do.    We didn't spend enough time on it when we picked ours up and its been a challenge EVERY time.....getting ready to pull out in a couple weeks and not looking foward to the challenge hence my solicitation for advice.
      • Karen friedel
        mary & bryan warner October 27 you should have at least 6-8 holes.  this allows to off the truck and level.
    • Karen friedel
      Rick & Lil October 27 Your opening paragraph mentions "how many holes" to lower the front legs. More info on the type of leveling system you have would help a lot. You have gotten responses above for fully hydraulic Level Up system to everything in between. If you could tell u...  more
    • Karen friedel
      The Pangles October 27 We also have an Open Range 3X, with the factory auto leveling system.  We carry a small level, to get a general idea of front/back level.  We almost always drop the front legs by using the holes around 6 inches, or about 6 to 8 holes.  That...  more
    • Karen friedel
      Steve & Diane October 28 We have an auto leveling system on our 5er.  Every now and then, the ground will slope so the leveling system won't work.  When that happens, we use the stacking, square, plastic blocks under the jacks that won't reach the ground.  That "fo...  more
    • Karen friedel
      Lyle & Jan Huff October 28 We have a Camco Acculevel attached to the pin box: if it's more than one line off center we add leveling blocks to the wheels first. Then check front to back level. Auto level really needs to LOWER one end to avoid a "wheels off the ground" situation so l...  more
  • Aliceyn
    Aliceyn:
    October 26We have electric bicycles and want to bring them with us. Any suggestions on how to put them inside?
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    • Aliceyn
      Michael Martinez October 26 Yes. Buy a toy hauler and change the electric to gas and put the name Harley in front of it.
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      • Aliceyn
        Michael Martinez October 26 I'm just being a cheeky genius, lol. seriously, our 5th wheel is a toy hauler and our 5 bicycles go in the back.
      • Aliceyn
        Steve & Diane October 26 ... I was thinking ... open the door, but I wasn't sure how helpful that would be.    :-O
    • Aliceyn
      mary & bryan warner November 14 as long as you are not a newfie trying to put the bike through a closed door lol
  • Curtis
    Curtis:
    October 25Hey everyone. A new 5th wheeler needs some sage advice. Go! :-)
    • Curtis
      Kayo October 26 First, find a  big empty parking lot and learn how to back it up.
      If you get better tires, have steel valve stems installed.
      Hopefully you have a long be truck. Yesterday a guy in an RV park we were at took out his rear window because...  more
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      • Curtis
        Thistle Dew October 26 That's why I insisted on a long bed truck! 
      • Curtis
        Kayo October 26 An added note: the pressure rating for the rims is stamped on the inside of the rim. Mine are rated to 110# cold 
    • Curtis
      mary & bryan warner October 26 ok first of all nothing you buy new is great workman ship,  everything is slapped together with no care or quality.  this is our 2nd 5th wheel, first one was 30ft cougar by keystone.  keystone is known for roof leaks,(we didn't have that pr...  more
    • Curtis
      Swtpea October 26 Stay away from Forest river products,nothing but bad news and lifetime repairing.  The good brands are Mobile Suites,Winnebago, Grand Design there are others,but this is just my opinion.
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      • Curtis
        Thistle Dew October 26 Grand Design is high on my list as well.
    • Curtis
      Ron & L Dugo October 26 Id have to add make sure you get a floor plan and size you really like to live in! Vacationing and living in are 2 different things! As this is our 5th RV, I would advise you start with something used. Your probably not gonna stick with the same one. The ...  more
    • Curtis
      Swtpea November 1 Ya, getting on mine too,especially this dealer in Dallas!!!