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RE: 5th wheel bunkhouse 36ft or under?

Hello all! Visiting this forum from my usual place (tent trailers). We currently own a high wall toyhauler pop up which we love but the set up is turning out to be more than we bargained for. We live in the very touristy Black Hills of SD and will be setting up our home as a vacation rental starting next summer. We are wanting to trade in the pup and get a 5th wheel. The tricky part is we would like as big as possible for living in (3 months every summer) but small enough to still haul around to our favorite camping spots in the Black Hills (ie: state parks, national forest, etc.) The bunkhouse's I have researched so far are HUGE 40+ footers which we would never be able to get into most of our favorite parks here :-( So after scouring the forum for days, I thought I would see if there are any models you all recommend. We have 3 daughters ages 15, 13, and 10. Would love for them to have their own "room" in the summer to contain all their stuff and allow a bit of privacy. We know the challenges of living in a camper, having done it many times during military moves in our younger years. We appreciate any suggestions you all have :-) Thanks in advance for your help! We were in the same boat as you.. I wanted a fifth wheel with bunks that was under 35'.. We finally decided on the Jayco 29.5BHDS. Best of Luck with your search! http://www.vogtrv.com/default.asp?page=xPreOwnedInventoryDetail&id=1423184&img=10
Kevin O. 10/06/15 07:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: diesel cost !

Just paid $2.45 here in Ct
Kevin O. 08/17/15 08:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Best Cost-effective FW Dealer in the East

There is also Pete's Rv in Northern Vermont who is a wholesale dealer. We bought our 2012 Outback from them and we are about to purchase a 2016 Cougar fifth wheel from them. My local dealer in Ct can't come close to there prices.
Kevin O. 08/16/15 08:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Light 5th Wheels

OP, I've been in the same boat as you for awhile now. My truck is much older, 2001 F350 with a GVWR of 9900lbs and a rear axle rating of 6830lbs. I have been going back and fourth trying to decide if I should go over my trucks GVWR but staying under all the other ratings. The wife and I finally decided on a Cougar X-Lite 28DBI. It's GVWR is 10,000lbs and dry hitch is only 1390lbs. It has everything we are looking for and is under all my trucks ratings. Best of luck with your decision! Kevin
Kevin O. 08/11/15 07:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Yes I did it, 2015 F-150 and 35 foot TT

I towed our 33' 8000lb(loaded) trailer with a 2011 Ecoboost with Max tow pkg for 3 seasons. I loved that truck!! Tons of power and handled the trailer great. I now tow with a 2001 F350 diesel and will say it does handle the trailer a little better with crosswinds. I will admit the stock 7.3L diesel has nothing on the Ecoboost with the 6spd transmission, that is until I installed a chip... :B To the OP, Enjoy what you got and just be safe... P.S. If I remember correctly the F150 with maxtow has RAWR-4200lbs and F150 with HD payload has RAWR-4800lbs. Here is a pic of my old setup http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc510/Ctmustang1/20140726_100456_zpsf8754942.jpg width=640
Kevin O. 07/29/15 03:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Sold the Tundra... : (

Congrats on the new truck!! Make sure to let us know how she tows!! P.S. Lets see some pics!
Kevin O. 07/29/15 02:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Attention 7.3l owners!

My 2000 will almost run with the new ones. Check my sig for mods....it runs like a raped ape, no smoke. For performance, I recommend full exhaust larger diameter (major player in lowering EGT exhaust gas temps) , 16 position tune shift on the fly chip like PHP Hydra, billet compressor wheel for the turbo like Riffraff or Wicked Wheel 2. 6.0 cooler is awesome isn't it? With those 3 mods you can run an 80hp tow tune that is really 100 with the billet wheel. No smoke and waaaaay better transmission shifting! The key word is almost, and its a distant almost to the new ones . Owned ,and towed for nearly 16 years with a 99 Superduty 7.3 with all the standard mods. 6.0 intercooler, and tranny cooler ,exhaust .AIS intake , DP tuner. It ran great, pulled the mountains better, lower ETG's etc etc etc, and it still does not come close to comparing to my new 2014 diesel, not even close. They definitely don't compare to today's torque monsters with the 6 speed transmissions and if you can afford one then more power to ya! But properly setup the 7.3L is certainly no slouch.. I don't have the extra cash to drop $60,000+ on a new truck plus have to deal with the $900+ a year for property taxes. My truck does everything I ask of it, It's paid for, I don't have to worry about emissions, don't have to add any DEF fluid, and I'm willing to bet she shines just as good as your 2014! :B http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc510/Ctmustang1/IMG_20150716_152102144_zpsdcfpqidz.jpg
Kevin O. 07/22/15 07:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anybody towing 36', 9000lb TT with F150 HD payload ecoboost

I towed our 8000lb 33' trailer for 3 years with a F150 Ecoboost Max Tow. I will admit it towed great. It had plenty of power but it's down fall was axle rating and GVWR. I always had to be careful what I loaded in the bed of the truck because when hooked to the trailer i had only 300lbs of payload left. If your buying new I would spend the extra $$ on a Superduty. A F350 isn't much more than a F250 so I would step up to the F350 for the extra payload cushion. I have read the the 6.7 diesel gets really good mpg. Just as good if not better than the Ecoboost as a daily driver and I'm sure much better mpg towing.. I ended up getting an older 2001 F350 to get out of the truck payment and high property taxes. But I now have a GVWR of 9900lbs and rear axle rating of 6830lbs vs. F150's 7700lb GVWR and 4200lb axle rating. And now being able to load whatever I need in the bed(firewood,kids bikes,coolers and one time a golf cart) and not have to worry about being over the trucks ratings is priceless.. Also down the road if you and the wife want to go bigger(fifth wheel) or heavier you will have plenty of truck for the job...
Kevin O. 07/22/15 09:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: Attention 7.3l owners!

Mine is a 2001 F350 with 155,000 miles. I've owned it for almost a year. To get it ready for this camping season I flushed tranny, transfer case,front & rear differentials and replaced them with Mobil 1 synthetic fluids. So far I've installed the 6.0 cooler, MBRP 5" exhaust, S&B intake, and Autometer gauges(boost,pyro,trans temp). I'm ordering a DpTuner F5 Chip tomorrow. Everyone i have talked to say it is like driving a new truck. I know what you mean about these trucks being a little sluggish on hills. My trailer is around 8000lbs fully loaded. I have read up on DpTuner and that is who I decided to go with. They have specific tunes for towing,daily driving and racing. Call them and tell them what your looking for and they will hook you up.... http://www.dp-tuner.com/
Kevin O. 07/19/15 07:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Upgrade from Pop Up????

Get the travel trailer and you won't regret it. We loved our pup when we had it but now having the extra room inside when it's pouring out along with air conditioning made it worth the extra $$ and lower MPG. Also not having to break down camp in the pouring rain anymore and knowing when you get home you have to open it up again to let it dry out is another BIG plus! ;)
Kevin O. 07/03/15 07:05am Travel Trailers
RE: Just got some bad news, could use some perspective.

I would honestly wait and get what you want. Don't settle.. You still have a vehicle to use until the new one comes in. Daughter still growing, firewood and supplies add up fast in the bed!
Kevin O. 07/01/15 07:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Average fuel mileage on a 35' with the V10??

But seriously....if fuel mileage is your main concern, you might want to reconsider getting a Class A motorhome... just sayin......fill it up when it hits a quarter-tank and have fun!!!! Not concerned, mostly just curious. I know the V10 is a great motor but I also know they like to drink. :B I want to take longer trips with the family and a class A seems like it will make the long drives a bit more enjoyable compared to my current setup...
Kevin O. 06/05/15 02:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Average fuel mileage on a 35' with the V10??

My sold '11 Bounder 36', avg'ed 7.9 over 12k miles but it was a struggle to get that. Pulling a small trailer and 800 Lbs motorcycle. Knew it would get worse pulling a car. It had to downshift every hill. Bought a DP, 11k lbs heavier and pull a car, now get 9. And I travel faster, and hills? no problem.A DP will be the move we make later on down the road.. The kids are still young and we only average about 6 trips a year during the summer. I cant see spending the extra $$ on a diesel right now when it will sit most of the time.
Kevin O. 06/05/15 02:02pm Class A Motorhomes
Average fuel mileage on a 35' with the V10??

We have been looking around for a slightly used Class A with the V10. I have narrowed it down between the Tiffin Allegro 35QBA and the Georgetown 351DS. We also plan on towing a Jeep Wrangler behind it. Just wondering what kind of fuel mileage I can expect with this motor?? Any feedback will be very much appreciated! Kevin
Kevin O. 06/04/15 09:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: First time pulling a fifth wheel.....ever.

Congrats on the new addition! So honestly, how does it compare to towing a travel trailer? I'm about to make the switch to a fifth wheel too,but not anywhere near the size of yours. LOL! I've been towing a travel trailers for years but never a fifth wheel. I'm curious to see if there is much of a difference. Best of luck with it! Kevin
Kevin O. 05/13/15 08:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Picking up new camper tomorrow!

Congratulations! How about some pics?? Where are you heading for your first trip?? Not sure how close you are but I have heard great things about Lake George Rv Resort.
Kevin O. 05/11/15 12:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: Where would you love to camp?

I want a campsite on the water in Key West! Hoping next year will be the year!
Kevin O. 04/14/15 03:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Gotta love an Outback

We have been very happy with our 292BH!! http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc510/Ctmustang1/2012-06-07_18-05-48_899.jpg
Kevin O. 04/14/15 03:09pm Travel Trailers
RE: Awning cleaning

Great idea Dutchmen Sport! Thank you..
Kevin O. 04/13/15 06:26pm Travel Trailers
Awning cleaning

Looking for the best product to use and the best way to clean my awning?? I tried using a over the counter cleaner and wash brush but it didn't do much. With the amount of flexibility in the fabric I just can't seem to add enough pressure to get it clean... Any feedback will be very much appreciated! Kevin
Kevin O. 04/13/15 05:47pm Travel Trailers
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