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RE: Cameo/Carriage name being brought back!!

Don't get excited. Its just another junky Thor/Crossroad product Looks too me like you called it junky. Na, you're quoting PCM1959. He's just that way :(
Mile High 02/08/15 04:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Swivelwheel or Idaho Tote experience

They seem to work well, but they do add some additional back swing you need to be careful of. Watched a guy pull out of a fuel station by Telluride with his carrying an ATV, and he needed some room to turn, made me a little nervous just watching him clear the pump island.
Mile High 02/08/15 10:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cameo/Carriage name being brought back!!

Yep - run your company into the ground and you don't get choices as to where your name lives on! That's how it works :) Give the new ones a chance - they're on Lippert frames, but not everyone out there are frame fanatics.
Mile High 02/08/15 10:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Back up camera on Ford 5'er tailgate

You could just install another OEM badge and camera on your 5er tailgate. That way no question on the plug or compatibility.
Mile High 02/08/15 10:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Generators in a 5th wheel

I have to step outside sometimes to confirm our Onan 5500 even started. It is super quiet inside, and remarkably quite outside with the factory muffler. We've had that generator for 12 years now.
Mile High 02/06/15 07:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Jeep in the Back

ya I haven't weighed the Jeep - its a 71 with the V6, so probably around 2,000? I did triple with a 20' I/0 boat ~4,000 lbs with a shorter fifth wheel. It towed nice, but ultimately it was pretty hard on the truck. 1971 with a V6??? Jeeps have had the 4.1 inline 6 since the 1950's, the Merc V6 was not used until about 2006! My 2009 that I used to tow weighed in at around 3,800 LBS! Typically standard bumbers on 5th wheels would not stand up to 3800 LBS. Please check actual weight and your manufacturers spec's for the bumber! Huh? You are very confused :) CJ Jeeps have had the Buick Dauntless V6 or the overhead valve 4 cylinder in them when Kaiser had them from sometime in the 60s to 1971. AMC bought Jeep in 1970 and in 1972 they extended the fenders and frame to fit their own inline 6 or optional 304 V8. Buick/GM bought back the V6 from AMC to re-use in their own cars in 1972. 225 Dauntless My 71 was the second year AMC and the last year with the V-6 Buick.
Mile High 02/05/15 01:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Jeep in the Back

One advantage with towing the jeep opposed to say a boat or a golf cart is if Barney Fife pulls you over for triple towing your wife can follow you in the toad! Good point! That actually came to mind when I was putting this together looking at options. I was also think that could be done if the path led into a congested area or small town where it might just be easier on the 5er frame to separate drivers and break the rig apart if anticipating a lot of corners and turns.
Mile High 02/05/15 11:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Jeep in the Back

We sure get wrapped around semantics :) It's my post and its TRIPLE TOW here :), the same as it has always been referred to for the 40 years I've been Rving, even back to my Grandpas Larson behind his TT Wilderness towed behind his 68 Ford Bronco, and the same way it comes up in several compilations of state laws available online in you google Triple Tow! For you truckers that like to call it double tow - feel free, the rest of the world understands what you mean :)
Mile High 02/05/15 11:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Jeep in the Back

Ya I was thinking about the rear camera as well. Didn't have one before when tripling the boat, but it was much wider than the jeep so I could actually see it back there in any turn. Weights and measures - seem good, and so far the states I plan to travel allow it. I won't know total length until I do some more measuring - and it may be a tad over 65' if I allow enough room between the jeep and 5er for turns.
Mile High 02/04/15 03:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Jeep in the Back

I would worry about the excessive swing behind a fiver (mine is almost 12') yanking a car around a corner and I know that these states (in red)consider anything attached to the rear of my fiver to be "triple towing". http://i728.photobucket.com/albums/ww289/MPI_Mallard/DoubleTowing.jpg Red Green: They say necessity is the mother of inve ntion. Don't know who the father is; probably remorse. Swing is definitely an issue, as imagine it puts a lot of stress to the sides of the frame and spring shackles that they were not designed for when it pulls around a corner. Lesson learned when tripling with the boat was reinforce the spring shackles, which are poor to begin with.
Mile High 02/04/15 11:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Jeep in the Back

I found the listed curb weight at 2,273 pounds ('71 CJ5 Universal) so you are pretty close. I'd agree that your weak point will be the truck engine, transmission, and GCWR. However if you are within that tolerance the truck should be built to do it. Your Redwood max GVWR (if loaded up) is 16,500. Jeep would be 2,273. Truck 9,200 or so (loaded up with passengers, fuel, etc.). Total on all that is 27,973. Sweet! Assume you have the Crew Cab 4x4 your GCWR is 30,500, so you should be good to go if you want to try it. I had a 2012 F350 DRW with the 6.7 engine and those things are beasts. That would look pretty cool motoring down the road! You are very close, and thanks for the Jeep weight, I was guessing! My GVWR is actually 17,500, and I'm pushing 17,200 when loaded with water. Hitch is a 26,500 OEM Ford/Reese. Hitch in the back is rated for 3,000 lbs, but I'm not totally sure I trust it without some work. Length is going to be close (OK for CO at 70') in some states that allow triple tow. Brakes might be an issue. I don't know the rules on brakes. Also my pin box is a weak link, as it is only rated 18K (tri-glide).
Mile High 02/04/15 09:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Black Tank Problem Keystone Montana

I always fill the 100 gal fresh water in the front because it makes the rig tow a little nicer, and there are never any guarantees the water is working or is good when we get there.
Mile High 02/04/15 09:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Jeep in the Back

ya I haven't weighed the Jeep - its a 71 with the V6, so probably around 2,000? I did triple with a 20' I/0 boat ~4,000 lbs with a shorter fifth wheel. It towed nice, but ultimately it was pretty hard on the truck.
Mile High 02/03/15 09:47pm Fifth-Wheels
Jeep in the Back

Anybody tow a Jeep behind their 5th wheel - 4 down? Just curious how well it does. I've seen a couple of horror stories where one rolled, but since then I've seen a few on the road.
Mile High 02/03/15 07:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Black Tank Problem Keystone Montana

Many problems with black and gray tanks are caused by traveling with the tank partly full. The bouncing and sloshing of the liquids stress the tank and its mounts. Water weighs 8 pounds per gallon so you can do the math to find out how much weight is moving around in that tank with 10 gallons in it. I am not saying this is your problem, just mentioning it for the many who will visit this thread due to having a similar problem. Always drain all gray and black tanks before hitting the road. You can always add water at your destination. How come poor design or improper installs always turn into the user's fault in some peoples minds :R If the tank company has already said it was improperly installed, how does that suddenly become the users fault for actually using the tank? That's like others that blame "all" or "most" ST tire failures on improper use by the owners. These rigs have to be designed for transport with liquid in the tanks, or we wouldn't need tanks at all, just a water supply and a sewer drop like a park model. No manufacturer is immune - Our brand has dropped a tank or two and the same story - should have been installed with straps.
Mile High 02/02/15 08:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: TV antenna on the ceiling

This is the latest greatest from Winegard and will eliminate the cranking or finding, but I'm not sure it is available to buy yet: Rayzarauto It is supposed to retrofit in the batwing location.
Mile High 02/01/15 10:52am Fifth-Wheels

I was looking for a dishwasher today, and I took the time to read some of the reviews on each brand. What a waste of time. There is always one or two out there that completely slam the product, usually for unreasonable expectations. There was not a single brand that didn't have total slams, even if it had 100 positives. You just have to look past the brand slammers and the blind loyalty types and use your own judgment - you know what they say about opinions.........
Mile High 01/29/15 01:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire Replacement

I've always preferred the look of the alloy wheels over the steel now that you ask.
Mile High 01/29/15 10:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Extremely Close Call

As far as I'm concerned, if the trailer didn't burn down, the OP did the right thing. However, after reading all this over-analysis and bickering about what and what not to use really proves the ultimate protocol when there is smoke or fire..... GET OUT and let the Fire Department worry about what type of fire it is and what to use on it! I guarantee in the end, its going to get water, regardless of whether the RV owner threw flour, salt and pepper, gasoline, or silly putty on it :)
Mile High 01/26/15 06:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Extremely Close Call

The topic is about a potential fireplace remote short issue. All you firemen experts should start your own topic on the pro's and con's of baking powder. Why is it that every time some good hearted person takes the time and effort to warn others of a potential problem, some of you always want to criticize actions taken that have NOTHING to do with the original topic. X2
Mile High 01/25/15 02:15pm Fifth-Wheels
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