A thirty foot, new fiver, all seasons, of very good quality for $30,000 or less, good luck. I looked for 17 months and never saw one that fit those requirements, not one. I felt that all of the Montana's were to heavy for my 2011, F250, XLT, CC, diesel, longbed, RWD and if the Laredo's and Jayco's are not up to your expections, I would not know what to tell you. They both have good reviews and are as good or better then the 2012 V-Cross 275 that I did buy, for $29,000, with 2 ACs and fifty AMP service. All season is a big problem, the ones that are all season will cost a lot more then that, even an Artic Fox will be more then that and I have not seen a cheaper all season fiver then the Artic Fox. Good Luck
I got the Tailgater, 211 receiver and fifty feet of cable for $199, FedExed to my house, two day service. The catch is a new two year contract at about $40 per month, not pay for the months that you want. Also no sales tax because it came from Florida and I am in Texas.
From time to time I read of people who don't like AARP and when I ask why, most don't answer and some of those that do say because of their liberal views. Having never seen AARP as liberal, I ask for examples and as yet have never received an example? I have been a member for many years and read everything that they send and have not seen anything liberal.
I have never seen or heard of anything such as on insuring a $35,000(?) truck for only $13,000? If he has a loan on the truck, I wonder what the lean holder thinks of that? Autos and/or trucks are insured for ACV and RVs should be insured for replacement cost for the first five years, that is all most insurance companies will go for. Many people who add RVs to an auto policy that does not have repalcement cost will be in for a shock with a totaled RV that is paid off at ACV. In many cases they will owe more on the RV then ACV. Good Luck
In February 2012 when I was looking for a fiver, there was no Montana fiver that I would or could safely pull with my 2011 F250, diesel, CC, longbed, RWD.
I don't think you need to wait for real numbers, you would need a one ton dully. Good Luck
I have an RV lot in the UP of MI that we use for summers but I would suggest that you wait until you are able to travel and see for youselfs what you like and if you would like to be there. In many cases its the people in an RV park that make a big difference if you like it there or not and I know of no other way to see if you can get along with your would be RV friends. Good Luck
That is what RV dealers tell you when they want you to pay top dollar for the RV. Forest River is the responsible party for warranty repairs and if you can't find a dealer to do warranty work on your unit, Forest River will find someone who will. Good Luck
Forrest River is owned by Warren Buffitt and he has stated just what is stated above, he only buys good, well run companies, and if they are well run to start with, why would he change managment. Forest River makes money and with 10,000 people truning 65 years old every day, Mr. Buffitt stated that it was a good business to be in because the old fokls will by RVs and travel.
I would bet that he needs a one ton dual rear wheel pickup to pull that 39 footer. The weight rating of the fiver will tell the tale. A 3/4 ton pickup will not be able to handle the pin weight. He did it right get the RV and then find a pickup to pull it. Good Luck
I looked at a number of Laredo's when I was looking for a fiver. I liked them and the looked well built as far as RVs go. I just couldn't find a floor plan
that we liked that was in the weight limit that we wanted. They were a little heavy for me and my 2011, F250, CC, Diesel, RWD, longbed as I tried to keep it at no more then 11,000 lbs fully loaded. I would also expect to get 30 to 35%
off of MSRP, if you do a good job with the salesperson. There are dealers that have high prices and are unwilling to come down even if they know they will lose the sale. They will tell you that they will not work on your RV if you buy it somewere else. I just walked away. Please take your time, it took us 17 months of looking when we were ready to buy. Good Luck
The truck is rated for 10,000 lbs and if the truck is 8,280 lbs ready to go, he has 1,720 lbs for pin weight. If you have pin weight of 2,000 lbs you are over weight for the truck.
My 2011 F250, CC, longbed, diesel, RWD, loaded and ready to go is just under 7,500 lbs. I tow a fiver that has a weight rating 9,950 lbs and if I use 20% as pin weight, 1,990 lbs plus truck ready to go of 7,500 lbs, I am 510 lbs under rating for the truck, axle weight is under and the GCWR is not even factor at 23,500 lbs. What I find some what missleading is the 16,300 lbs of fiver that the Ford ratings say that I could pull.
I am told that 8 feet is the max in Texas and when I asked how does that work with a few RVs being 8 and 1/2 feet. I was told that they are listed as 8 feet on the title and no one asks any more questions. I have never met anyone who has ever had an issue, even with the DPS.
Flipping axles will raise the 5er and IMHO, they are high enough. When I got my current TV and fiver I researched and ending up with RWD and longbed. I wouldn't
tow the fiver unless it was level. The trailer weight is designed for the number of wheels on the unit and even one inch up to high will put to much weight on the rear tires.
As I went back and read the posts again I find someone telling him it would be ok with a new 2500/250 and that is not so. I have a newer F250, 2011 and it has the same tow ratings as a 2012 and 2013. My 2011 F250, CC, longbed, diesel, RWD,
is rated at GVWR for truck 10,000 lbs and the truck fully loader is 7,500 lbs add the 3,000 lbs for pin weigh and it is over the 10,000 lbs limit. GCWR for truck and trailer is 23,500 lbs, therefore, the over 10,000 lb truck and the 16,000 lb fiver would be over the 23,500 lbs by a lot. Am I missing something?
I tow a fiver with a 9,950 lb rating but I would not even consider a fiver that was over 13,000 lbs and I am a experienced RV driver.
A ten year 2500 Chev is not rated to tow that 5er empty and it should not pull a 16,000 lb fiver. What is the problem, the answer is no, it will also be over the truck GVWR with pin weight of 3,000 lbs. What am I missing?
If it is a very small and light 5er only, like Scamp. Last February I got a V-Cross 5er 275, GVWR 9,950 lbs and they say you can pull it with a 1/2 ton pickup. Not me, pin weight of almost 2,000 lbs so you are now over weigh for the truck, without hitch, people in the truck and anything else you carry in the truck. RAWR, you will be over weight there also.
Yet there are many who will say that I don't know what I am talking about, that they do it all the time. Good luck, you can't have to much truck, you also must be able to stop. I tow mine with a 2011 F250, diesel, CC, longbed, RWD, and I didn't want to pay $39,125 for the truck but my 2003 Chev 1500 wouldn't do the job for me.