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  • 4beans
    4beans:
    Any suggestions for a place to stay in Tucson AZ? We are going to be there in January and February. Any thoughts?
    • December 8
    • · via iPad
    • 4beans
      cruisin66 We stayed in Rincon Country West last year and enjoyed the stay there.
      • December 8
    • 4beans
      Fred & Jeanice Crowley We have stayed at Far Horizons Tucson Village (located on Pantano Rd) off and on for 3 years. Currently wintering at Far Horizons through the end of March (we are full-time travelers in a 43' 5th wheel). Really nice resort, friendly folks, tons of well-at...  more
      • December 8
    • 4beans
      Craig n Linda Val Vista in Casa Grande is nice
      • December 8
    • 4beans
      WA6NHC I’ll give you one of my secret places. Justin’s Diamond J off the Old Ajo Hwy is a nice, simple park, you can back into the desert with water, power and sewer for (last time I was there) $29 a night. Overnight, not on the desert a little cheaper. It’s...  more
  • bjpipeliner
    bjpipeliner:
    ANY suggestions for a place near Siesta Key Florida where I could stay for a couple of weeks in March of 2018. I am struggling to find a spot for any length of time for our 42’ 5 er.
    • December 8
    • · via iPhone
    • bjpipeliner
      Kayo I think at this late date, the second coming of Jesus is more probable
      • December 8
  • Shirlene and Kevin
    Shirlene and Kevin :
    The bride fell in love with a really big 5'er. We are now considering a 41'4" 5th wheel. At 16,500 GVWR and a truck capable of pulling that at about 16,000 GVWR that looks like a lot of weight. The largest 5th wheel I have pulled was 26'. Is there a g...  more
    • December 3
    • Corgi Carriage - Dale & Sandi and 1 other like this.
    • Shirlene and Kevin
      Margi & John Pontius We have a 42 1/2 ft tri axle and pull it with a Ford 350 dually. No problems! Only had 1 place where we was too long and we have traveled over 8000 miles since June! Go for it, you will love it!
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      • Shirlene and Kevin
        Softhog and Shortdog That looks exactly like our setup. Voltage 3950, same paint job, and a black F350 dually!
         
        • December 8
    • Shirlene and Kevin
      Ron n Janice Sounds nice ... one word of advice ... dually☝️
      • December 4
    • Shirlene and Kevin
      Kristi and Joe We pull a 3820fk Montana with our F350 4x4 superduty crew cab diesel (not duelly). We get along great with it.
      • December 8
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      • Shirlene and Kevin
        Kristi and Joe Forgot to mention we have an Anderson hitch.
        • December 8
    • Shirlene and Kevin
      Kristi and Joe Our rig
      • December 8
    • Shirlene and Kevin
      Kristi and Joe
      • December 8
  • Flower
    Flower:
    Hello, I’m looking at buying a Dune Sport 5th wheel 24 ft toy hauler for me and my trike bike and sportster. Any pros and cons about Dune Sport would be cool. I have been looking for a used one but I guess people don’t sell them once they buy them. Thanks...  more
    • November 26
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    • Flower
      SGM & Mrs SGM G Flower, l can't tell you anything about them from owning one, but I can tell you that they are made in Apache Junction, AZ and have their sales lot not to far away from me
    • Flower
      Flower I hope to head that way in January to look at  them first hand. Otherwise I’m going with a class b and pull a trailer. 
      • November 27
    • Flower
      SGM & Mrs SGM G they have some videos on YouTube, watched one last night for a 36' custom 5th wheel - made for someone that was wheelchair bound... Hide 1 Reply
      • Flower
        Flower Cool thanks...I will check that out.
        • November 27
  • TJAK
    TJAK :
    New to Rving. Bought a Jayco Eagle 28.5RSTS and are lookig into Service plans. Good Sams or Wholesale Warranties. Anyone have any experience. Are they worth it? Comments are welcome.
    • November 10
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    • Donna and Roy and 1 other like this.
    • TJAK
      Susie & Tim We went with wholesale because of longer term 7 yrs at one price and better coverage. Service at any facility Hide 1 Reply
    • TJAK
      Steve & Diane Wholesale Warranties also allows professional RV repair people, not related to you, to come to your campsite.
    • TJAK
      rdrcindy Wholesale Warranties had the best deal for our toyhauler and you can cancel anytime .
  • scrollmaster
    scrollmaster :
    What are you guys running for tire pressures? I have a Ford F-250 diesel 7.3 L pulling a 2013 Jayco Eagle HT. Both truck and trailer have quality Load Range E (80 psi max) tires. My top Towing speed on good highways is 65 to 67 mph. Both of the tire comp...  more
    • November 8
    • · via mobile
    • outwestbound and 1 other like this.
    • scrollmaster
      Captn John 2016 F350 Lariat 6.7 SRW - trailer tires 110 psi, truck 80# rear and 70 front.
    • scrollmaster
      David Crivaro I run 75 front and 80 rear, this is on my sticker. 5ver is at 80.
    • scrollmaster
      Okietravellers When I ran a 5th wheel rig I ran the air pressure at the tire’s marked maximum (truck & trailer). This helped the entire rig feel “tight” and not prone to swaying. (If air temperature was 90 degrees or greater, I would run tires 5 pounds under tire man...  more Hide 1 Reply
      • scrollmaster
        Craig n Linda Not a good idea to reduce pressure in hot weather, the internal air is what supports the tire when it is hot.  BTW, owned a Goodyear franchise for almost 20 years.
    • scrollmaster
      John & Sandy G Go with the tire manufactures recommendation for the weight on the tire/axle.
      • November 8
    • scrollmaster
      Larry and Gayla Carr I have a Ram 2500 door jam says 50 front/70 rear max load. Trailer I run Goodyear G614 @ 110lbs. Hide 1 Reply
      • scrollmaster
        Rick & Lil I guess it depends on the year of the truck & tire size (ie; 16", 17", 18"/245, 265, 275 series etc.). Mine is a 2011 w/275/70R-17 & door sticker states 60 front, 70 rear max load & that's what I run them at.  Now, if you install an aftermarket wh...  more
  • Aguirres' Adventures
    Aguirres' Adventures :
    Is a Chevy Silverado 2500HD sufficient for pulling a 40' Keystone Cougar?
    • November 6
    • · via mobile
    • Aguirres' Adventures
      cruisin66 The thing I don’t understand is why so many people are stuck on a 250/2500 Truck. For not much more money you can get a 350/3500 which would give you some reserve capability. Also any trailer over around 31 ft I would go with a Dually. The advance of a DR...  more Hide 3 Replies
      • Aguirres' Adventures
        Aguirres' Adventures I am basically learning daily. I was told that a 3500 would be too heavy and we would exceed weight limits and it would be an overkill. I am appreciating all the feedback on this post! Thank you very much!!
      • Aguirres' Adventures
        LionRampant I agree on the DRW.  I was towing a 15,000 lb. 5er with a SRW 3500.  When I switched to a DRW the change in stability was dramatic.
      • Aguirres' Adventures
        cruisin66 There is a lot of bad advice from car dealers and from others that is not based on facts. You can get good advice from a dealer that has a commercial truck department. When I bought my last truck a Ram 3500 DRW I equipped it as a 4500. Gave me a GVW on t...  more
    • Aguirres' Adventures
      Aguirres' Adventures I'm beginning to realize that I may need to go with a bigger truck. Fortunately we have not made that purchase yet and are still on the lookout. Thank you
    • Aguirres' Adventures
      Mark & JoAnn As has been said B4, I'd rather have too much truck than too little, the 2500 might pull it but you'd probably be over weight, and what's more important than pulling it is being ABLE to stop it. With a 350/3500 dually you're in good shape both pulling and stopping.
    • Aguirres' Adventures
      Charlie S I pull my 30' Wilderness with a 94 Chev k3500, I run 75 front and 80 rears, and 75 on the trailer, I have no problem with pulling it all over the Rockies where I live.
    • Aguirres' Adventures
      Shirlene and Kevin May I recommend a short video on safety before you decide?  https://www.escapees.com/pages/education/documents/Swtrhr.m4v   In many states a 40' and above require a license.  What is the GVWR (~13,000 lbs?) and the tongue weight ...  more
      • December 3
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      • Aguirres' Adventures
        Charlie S Federal law says any truck with a GVW rating over 26,001# requires a CLD B license.unless they've changed it lately, some states make you have an R restriction on their regular license to pull larger RV's. Might pay to ask your state DMV about that.
  • Border Collies 4 Us
    Border Collies 4 Us :
    We are getting ready to purchase a cover for our 38' 5th wheel rv. The choices and reviews are all over the place! Can you guys please give us some assistance in choosing -- what do you have, have had, why like,don't like, durability??? I'm to confused!
    • November 6
    • Border Collies 4 Us
      Thistle Dew I had great luck with the ADCO Brand covers. Very durable and they 'breath' so moisture and mold can't build up underneath. I also liked the access panels so you can get in and out of the RV easily without removing the cover. Price was the only thing I di...  more
  • jeanharville
    jeanharville:
    What are the pros/cons for having a 3 axle RV? Ours is 40' Hitchhiker with 3 axles, but I don't see many large 5th wheels with 3, so just wondering. I've search the internet and this site but can't find anything on this subject so I'll ask about it here. ...  more
    • November 4
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    • jeanharville
      cruisin66 I have a 40 ft HH also and your trailer is rated for 19k lbs. it would have had E rated tires or G rated as an option. With E rated tires you will never have over 15k pound on your tires and your tires axles will have a weight rating if 18k lbs with E ra...  more
    • jeanharville
      jeanharville Thanks, cruisin 66. I was beginning to think that we had made a terrible mistake by getting the tri axle. We don't move it very often, in fact, not at all yet.  Hide 2 Replies
      • jeanharville
        cruisin66 As Big G and Lionrampart commented elsewhere NUWA trailers are extremely well made but heavy. NUWA in naming their models used usable interior lenght so a 40 long wide body, 38lktg = interior lenght 38ft x 100 in, left side kitchen, triple glides. They ...  more
      • jeanharville
        cruisin66 You’ll like the way that 38LK pulls. If you’re getting a one ton duelly don’t go below a 3.73 axle but a 4.10 would be better.
    • jeanharville
      Larlees Kunert The third axle is to add weight distribution but just as importantly added braking power. Electric brakes are not rated for the large loads with oversize trailers. I have been hauling cars, you will see pickups hauling cars almost always require a 3rd axl...  more Hide 1 Reply
    • jeanharville
      Wade & Debi Norton Pros. Can haul a heavy load. That’s why they are often in toy haulers. Cons. Heavy, expensive, tire scuffing 
    • jeanharville
      jeanharville Thanks to all of you for your informative comments. They have been a big help to my understanding about the HH we have.
      • November 7
  • Jim Baron
    Jim Baron:
    I am wanting to upgrade to a fifth wheel ,30' to 33' no more then 11500 gross wt ,no bunks no booths .Any advise as to what brand and why ? considering anything from 2013 and up . I have a 2016 2500HD 6 liter ,standard bed . Could use some hitch help to . Thanks
    • October 28
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    • Jim Baron
      Jim Baron yep they r on the list
      • October 28
    • Jim Baron
      Captn John My last was a Cougar at 34'. 3 slides and within your weight range. Only one minor problem with the furnace Atwood sent a mobile tech to fix. Sometimes I think I should have kept it...
      • October 28
    • Jim Baron
      c&dyaker Not sure I know what your hitch question is I have alway used Pullright and think it’s the best - Three trucks three Pullrites parts essentially interchangeable and easy for somebody mechanically inclined to change I’m not but it hasn’t been necessary eve...  more
    • Jim Baron
      Ken & Diane Smith Jim We have 2016 Chev. 2500 HD 4x4 and pull a 2017 Jayco HT 27.5RLTS- very happy with both. Our 5er has the the Revolution pin box ( no problem hitting cab of truck) Reese Titan hitch, Maxxis 16" tires. I think you may be over the recommended payload for...  more
    • Jim Baron
      Gail and Charlie Behrle We had to get a new hitch last year. After much research (we had had a reese prior) we ended up with a pull rite that the Durango dealer recommended. Couldn't be happier with it. We have a Silverado 2500HD reg bed truck. We never have to worry about turni...  more
      • November 11