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RE: The NEW Carriage

Actually I am an Engineer, thank you, if it actually had any relevance here. Nobody is arguing with you that the stacked box frame is stronger than the I-beam, that goes without saying, but it doesn't mean that is the ONLY way to build a fifth wheel. As you say, it's expensive, and it raises the floor to a nosebleed level, (we won't mention the rust out potential). You are a Lippert slammer, and have been for years on this forum, and that is OK, but we all don't have to drive a Bentley man! I'm not a fan of Lippert as a company either, but the 12" Lippert frame design has proven out so far to be reliable, without the additional cost of the tubular stacked type. We all don't have to drop Bentley money on a camper to enjoy camping. We all don't have to live in a gated community. Getting kind of tired of you looking down your nose at anyone with anything less than what you think is perfect - that's called arrogance! Carriage mismanaged their company and they were liquidated as a result. Perhaps selling their name to Crossroads was the last mismanaged piece of their heritage they left behind for the prior owners! I personally would not have jinxed my Crossroads product by putting that name on it, but that's just me. PS, we looked at Lifestyle when we were shopping. They were nice, but kind of unremarkable. Styling was pretty dated with the flat front, and this one only came with a queen bed and 2 dr fridge, so we moved on. It's not always all about the frame.
Mile High 05/14/15 03:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Where to sell RV items other than craigslist?

Ebay sometimes works out if you put "local pick up only". Saves the hassle people wanting you to ship large items.
Mile High 05/14/15 08:18am Fifth-Wheels
RE: The NEW Carriage

no back end cap, etc, etc. Basically slapped a BMW logo on a prius. The closest brand you can get to a real improved Carriage is Lifestyle. huh? Have you even seen one? http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL1523/6528899/12657597/411244929.jpg OP- you'll never get a straight answer here - you're just going to have to decide for yourself. There is a Carriage cult here that just can't handle their "bankrupt" name being put on a Lippert frame by a surviving company, followed a few steps by the DRV group that are really nervous they just fell through the same crack. I guess when you sleep on a square tube frame like the old Carriage and DRV, you wake up with an arrogance like those that just put an FMCA or AOPA sticker in their back window, you know, the kind that pull their Motorhome with their Hummer toad up to the only diesel pump and insert the nozzle, pet the poodle, and go in to have lunch disregarding the whole line behind them. For the rest of us that don't have worlds revolving around us, yes there are the "other" 90% of the trailers that set on Lippert frames. There is a great selection out there and the new Carriage is one of them, probably with a lot more modern features that the old Carriage dinosaurs. Besides, I would much rather have that Prius than the BMW.
Mile High 05/14/15 08:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Where to sell RV items other than craigslist?

Just curious why no Craigslist? I've had pretty good luck buying and selling RV stuff that way. Sold my brake controller in less than an hour.
Mile High 05/11/15 09:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: The NEW Carriage

Milehigh--- Are you shoveling snow or what? I always get acerbic when I shovel snow. no - not snow, but sure trying to shovel a pile of arrogance out of the way :)
Mile High 05/11/15 07:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Where to sell RV items other than craigslist?

I've sold equally as well between Craigslist, Ebay, and RVTrader. I can never tell which one is going to come through until it happens. Weird as it seems, I seem to have the best luck in the Winter, when the supply is low.
Mile High 05/11/15 12:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: The NEW Carriage

And look who just bought DRV....Thor, so there they go. Ken I wouldn't write DRV off yet. Thor seems to understand so far that they are better served leaving DRV management, marketing methodology (limited custom builds) and manufacturing processes in place to protect DRV's brand identity. Thor has opened their checkbook for DRV to make improvements in their Howe, Indiana facility. Rest assured that current DRV owners are watching carefully for any deterioration of the DRV brand under Thor ownership. RustyAnd what exactly are the current DRV owners going to do if the DRV brand deteriorates? Not buy one again? hahahaha -they don't care. They can't keep up with orders now. The improvements will be in productivity, not customer satisfaction. Deterioration of a premium brand's image when so few premium 5th wheel manufacturers are left actually is a matter of importance to an astute acquirer. I think it would behoove all of us to let the chips fall regarding the Thor acquisition before rushing to a (premature) judgement. Rusty Astute acquirer - is that a friggen buyer? :)
Mile High 05/11/15 12:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: The NEW Carriage

And look who just bought DRV....Thor, so there they go. Ken I wouldn't write DRV off yet. Thor seems to understand so far that they are better served leaving DRV management, marketing methodology (limited custom builds) and manufacturing processes in place to protect DRV's brand identity. Thor has opened their checkbook for DRV to make improvements in their Howe, Indiana facility. Rest assured that current DRV owners are watching carefully for any deterioration of the DRV brand under Thor ownership. RustyAnd what exactly are the current DRV owners going to do if the DRV brand deteriorates? Not buy one again? hahahaha -they don't care. They can't keep up with orders now. The improvements will be in productivity, not customer satisfaction.
Mile High 05/11/15 08:35am Fifth-Wheels
RE: The NEW Carriage

Both Redwood and Carriage are now built by Crossroads so they are more sisters than competition. In fact they are near identical. I've only heard from one new owner and it was brand new that week, so no real feedback yet.
Mile High 05/08/15 09:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fresh water tank magically fills itself

sounds like the checkvalve on the upstream side of your pump where the tank line connects. If that fails or leaks, city water fills the tank.
Mile High 05/06/15 09:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Truck and trailer flaps

I HATED my Rock Tamers and sold them off. They worked fine in theory, but in heavy crosswinds, regardless of how tight you got them, the wind would twist and distort them. I couldn't believe I got more damage using them than I might of without them. The bolts on the top of the flap scratched the heck out of my bumper, and when in a turn the flaps would curl up in the wind and the nuts on the back of the fancy nameplate actually scratched the front of my RV! I know each rig is configured differently, and some of the 5ers are low frames in the front vs high (mine at the time was high), so others may have different experiences, but to me they were just junk and I was sorry I ever tried them. Ford flaps are working just fine for me.
Mile High 05/04/15 09:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cedar Creek Touring Edition (Full Body Paint)

No different than washing the truck.
Mile High 05/02/15 10:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Montana 5th wheel

It appears that 2013 2500HD LT models have LT245/75R17E rated to 3195 each and LTZ models have LT265/70R18E rated to 3525 each. So if you have the 18" rims and tires you do not have that much to worry about except maybe some air bags! Chris Don't they put door stickers on Chevrolets? I'm not sure this has to be a mystery. Using brochures or websites is like getting your palms read. The payload should be printed in the door, either on the tire sticker or the GVWR sticker. Sorry dstephens - you are not empowered to close a thread :W You are only empowered to open it, like a can of worms. Door stickers do not include 5th wheel hitches Of course they don't - that's a silly thing to say. The door sticker is going to be 10,000 times more accurate than what you were reading online or out of a brochure when you said he doesn't have that much to worry about. If the OP would post his door sticker payload, then we could help start adding up his expected payload by adding hitch, people, fuel, etc.
Mile High 05/02/15 09:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rv insurance

We got clobbered with escalated rates because of hail, and my auto insurance jacked the RV X2. I went to Good Sam which was cheaper and I have Replacement value for several years, and purchase value for life. Some other nice perks too, but its by no means cheap.
Mile High 05/02/15 09:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Montana 5th wheel

Don't they put door stickers on Chevrolets? I'm not sure this has to be a mystery. Using brochures or websites is like getting your palms read. The payload should be printed in the door, either on the tire sticker or the GVWR sticker. Sorry dstephens - you are not empowered to close a thread :W You are only empowered to open it, like a can of worms.
Mile High 05/02/15 09:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New 5th Wheels are AMAZING

Yeah they are amazing........ Unfortunately there is a lot of 'glitz', bells/whistles etc. Folks see the 'glitz' and think 'high quality'I would have to agree the most of the amazing 5th wheels are gone . The Teton's, Newmar's, Travel Supreme's, Carriage's, Alpine's, Excel and others that built a quality products. Only a few still build quality products such as DRV, NEW HORIZON, CONTINENTAL. I would say as long as the public perceive glitz as quality this is what we get. Now-now, don't blame the glitz buyer on failure of the dinosaurs! They failed on their own. Not a ton of people out there that pick the top end for a trailer. They just don't need the Bentley version when Dodge is priced better and has some of the Bentley comforts (glitz). After all, its a trailer, and its going to get pulled with a glitzy Dodge or Ford or GMC, not a Unimog. I think your list may need modified a little - DRV is now Heartland, and I heard New Horizons may be in trouble.
Mile High 05/02/15 08:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New 5th Wheels are AMAZING

I used to cuss the setup, and hesitated to take short trips, but with the 6 pt leveling and auto awnings and auto dish, it is really just too easy. Probably still not as convenient as your Class A, but as close as its going to get. One thing I noticed with this one is set up is so easy and it has such a big water capacity, I don't have to plan and plan for that perfect spot at the campground. If its not available, I take another spot until its ready, and if my spot doesn't have water, sewer, I don't care because its a snap to retract and head to the dump station if necessary and put it right back.
Mile High 05/01/15 02:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Montana 5th wheel

You already know you will be over the payload of that truck, and I suspect you already are with your current unit. That 2410 lb pin weight on an 3150RL will quickly turn into 3500 pin weight, because everything is on the axle or forward. Cargo alone will put you over. My 2,580 lb advertised hitch weight is 4,320 lbs in reality when I carry water, over 3,480 just taking it to storage with no food, water or clothes. The washer (if you decide to get one) sits ON the pin, so that is a direct couple of hundred pounds over what they advertise. But you already know that.
Mile High 05/01/15 11:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Battery Switch and Brake breakaway protection

Well it becomes a pre-tow checklist item! Battery disconnect switch to the ON position. Didn't give it a second thought when we installed our disconnect switch, we run with the refer on, so you need the switch to the on position for the frig to work! :) X2 I'm rewiring my cutoff to be a true cutoff, and I'll cut the breakaway as well. To be honest, I accidently pulled the breakaway while putting it in storage, and it killed my batteries and I had to replace them. Had my cutoff been a real cutoff, I wouldn't have had to worry about it. Just hang a tag on your breakaway cable to remind you to turn on the switch if you are getting as forgetful as me.
Mile High 05/01/15 10:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New 5th Wheels are AMAZING

That's funny, I keep thinking that the Class A's today are amazing when I see them :) My jaw drops when I see the room in those where the whole side of the unit is a slide. Serious, the 5th wheels have come a long way in the last 15 years.
Mile High 05/01/15 10:09am Fifth-Wheels
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