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RE: fifth wheel for 1/2 ton pickups

I know that purchasing a fifth wheel usually requires a heavy duty TV. Currently I have a 08 Tundra 5.7. I really like this truck (and it's paid for so that's a bonus), and I have been noticing that some 5th wheels are being targeted as 1/2 ton compatible. Has anyone purchased one of these? I would like some opinions. If you had one of the three American (actually one of those is Italian) 1/2 ton pickups then there might be a few new 5th wheels (Evergreen makes that claim) that you could tow. Plus there are lighter very old fivers. . Evergreen does make 30ft 5vers that are towable by small diesel Asian Pickups outside North America. So they should have something for US 1/2 tons Easy economical cruising at 60mph, less at 70mph http://www.ultimarv.com.au/bin/images/gallery/Ultima2_ext_9.jpg
RobertRyan 08/31/14 06:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Able to handle dirt roads other than a Sportsmobile.

The 4x4 Sprinter will be 3.1" higher in the back and 4" higher in the front. Video of a 4x4 Sprinter through DesertHorizon Motorhomes 4x4 Sprinter
RobertRyan 08/30/14 10:25pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: New Canadian currency melts?

These notes have been used in Europe and Australia for years. They aren't new. Technology developed in Australia, then sold to other countriesThere is no doubt, however, that plastic money was first created in America. It is commonly referred to as the Credit Card. But don't worry, you still corner the market on Kangaroos, platypuses and Animal experts who get killed by sting rays. No woven plastic money developed in Australia , Canada was one of the first to use the technologyP Polymer plastic Notes developed in Australia replacing paper money
RobertRyan 08/28/14 06:00am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Do not have to be old to own a Motorhome

Couple with 8 Children that get squeezed into a converted coach http://media.apnarm.net.au/img/media/images/2014/04/18/DDN_19-04-2014_NEWS_10_TWE140414cairns1_fct821x619x14_t460.jpg Coach second from left Facebook photo of Coach, nest to Caravan second from end
RobertRyan 08/26/14 11:52pm Class C Motorhomes
Do not have to be old to own a Motorhome

Good article from this local RV site Do not have to be old to own a Motorhome
RobertRyan 08/26/14 05:26pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: New Canadian currency melts?

These notes have been used in Europe and Australia for years. They aren't new. Technology developed in Australia, then sold to other countries
RobertRyan 08/26/14 03:21am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: G'day from Downunder

Living in California we find that most of our trips out of the state are several thousand miles at a minimum. How do you handle the long distances to get around even parts of Australia? I can see where even finding fuel stops could be a challenge. Finding fuel stops generally is not a problem, but when you are driving in the actual Outback as against Country Australia , yes fuel stops are a problem Australian Country as against Outback road http://images.4bc.com.au/2012/11/19/3807549/CountryGardens.jpg
RobertRyan 08/19/14 04:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: MLB Strike Zone and Umpires......?

Some time ago pro tennis established electronic monitoring for the ball in or out on close line calls. All calls are still made by the line person but if challenged a quick check shows exactly where the ball was and the correct call made without any delay. The technology exists to monitor a 3 dimensional strike zone sized to each batter with an instant strike or ball tone emitted. They could dial in how much of the ball needs to be in or how much just touching the zone and eliminate the wasted time the batter takes walking out of the box when they silently object to a call. They could show the strike zone on the scoreboard for all to see and eliminate any argument. The ump still needs to be there for all other calls but it would remove the suspicion that the ump favors a veteran over some rookie on the mound or that some batters . Cricket has done this with not only two Umpires, but a third "electronic umpire" They use the same "is in or out" electronic monitoring as in Tennis, Baseball(which I have played) is much more defensive than the strategies used in Cricket Popular format is the Big Bash series Games last 3hours or shorter, great emphasis on attack Big Bash strikers slugging the Ball
RobertRyan 08/19/14 04:18pm Around the Campfire
RE: MLB Strike Zone and Umpires......?

It's funny that as I was only talking about that to my wife yesterday, as there was a game on when we had our lunch in the pub. I hadn't heard that about the umpires, but I was commenting that the 'strike zone' is a rather nebulous area that hovers above a plate on the ground. This is in contrast to the 'similar in some ways, but oh so different' game of cricket, where the 'strike zone' is three sticks (wickets) stuck in the ground, with two smaller sticks (bails) sitting on top. At least one of the bails must fall to the ground to be 'out'. ( One strike & you're out!) Maybe they could rig up something similar in baseball! As for only 20 minutes of action in a typical game, at last that's better than the NFL , where there is only 11 minutes! Oh so much agree about the lack of action in Baseball and the NFL. US makes it up over Motorsport
RobertRyan 08/18/14 01:49am Around the Campfire
RE: Off Road Aliner?

But to say the Trillium is better in the outback than an Aliner I never said that. I only asked for evidence that the Aliner in the threadstarter is "better". No evidence has been proffered so far that supports that contention. Next! Well 2lazy4U, has offered his experience on both, I think he has offered the last word on the subject.To try and compare RV's you have never seen, is pretty ridiculous . In my case I have seen a "egg camper" , a Scamp in the US.
RobertRyan 08/18/14 01:21am Folding Trailers
RE: Off Road Aliner?

Another Campertrailer, you need reasonable speeds Off Road, otherwise fly Another campertrailer Much heavier Caravan over dunes etc
RobertRyan 08/17/14 05:18pm Folding Trailers
RE: Off Road Aliner?

Trillum Off Road Noticed this on the web, basically you can do this with any small, well tiny fibreglass Caravan.Doing it at speed, another matter (smallest Caravan you can get here is roughly 14ft) . A Campertrailer is roughly the same size , Off Road versions as RoyB has noticed are built like tanks Thanks for making my point. And I'd love to see a vid of one of your Big Tough Aussie rigs- or any others- doing similar terrain "at speed", assuming that you mean at highway speed! A lot faster than moving at a snails pace in the video of the Trillium , get nowhere fast Campertrailer on dunes, reasonable speed
RobertRyan 08/17/14 05:08pm Folding Trailers
RE: Off Road Aliner?

Having had a Burro, 3 Casitas, and an Aliner, I can attest that the Aliner would go places the others wouldn't/couldn't go and was much less prone to damage. Flexibility is good when off-roading and the molded fiberglass trailers are not particularly flexible, nor did they have the same clearance, even though one Casita had a high-lift axle. Yes the Aliner would be the best as it is basically a Campertrailer, not a tiny fibreglass Caravan
RobertRyan 08/17/14 04:04pm Folding Trailers
RE: Off Road Aliner?

Having had a Burro, 3 Casitas, and an Aliner, I can attest that the Aliner would go places the others wouldn't/couldn't go and was much less prone to damage. Flexibility is good when off-roading and the molded fiberglass trailers are not particularly flexible, nor did they have the same clearance, even though one Casita had a high-lift axle. Those sort of tiny Caravans are not that practical here,agree with your comments about them. Campertrailers and Hybrid Caravans have replaced them for small groups. If going to be Off Road for a lengthy stay a reasonable Off Road Caravan, is much much better
RobertRyan 08/17/14 04:01pm Folding Trailers
RE: G'day from Downunder

Robert, My question had in mind Australian drycamping like what one would find at places like Finke Gorge - which would require complete self-containment: http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd1/tpgnsc/finke_gorge.jpg height=420 width=560 That is correct and it is included in the free camping category, which could be much closer to a town or City
RobertRyan 08/17/14 03:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Off Road Aliner?

That said the Aliner is a blacktop Campertrailer adapted for some dirt and minor Off Road use, the Trillum is a tiny Caravan, built for the blacktop. My experience proves otherwise, but no matter...you're entitled to your opinion, Robert, even when it's wrong! Francesca anyone can take a basically unsuitable blacktop Caravan down a dirt road slowly, does not make it an Off Road RV. As you have noticed your fibreglass unit is getting cracks, to be expected if not built for the use
RobertRyan 08/17/14 01:48pm Folding Trailers
RE: Off Road Aliner?

Trillum Off Road Noticed this on the web, basically you can do this with any small, well tiny fibreglass Caravan.Doing it at speed, another matter (smallest Caravan you can get here is roughly 14ft) . A Campertrailer is roughly the same size , Off Road versions as RoyB has noticed are built like tanks
RobertRyan 08/17/14 01:39pm Folding Trailers
RE: Off Road Aliner?

Correct, little Trailers like the Trillium would be useless here. Now yer gettin' carried away, Robert. You always make Australia sound like some third world country! There are PLENTY of small trailers giving perfectly good service on Australian back roads. I'm sure there's a contingent of folks that want to ford rivers and climb mountainfaces etc., just like here. But they're likely the minority, also just like here. As for my earlier question per the superiority of that Aussie Aliner for brutal off road use: even the mfr. makes no such claim, and the most adventurous thing its advids show it doing is trailin' down a dirt road behind a tug that looks much like my own. Link to page. I will say that the PRICE is "special"- $36,000.00 for a folding P.S. My Trillium has held up very well over many miles of rottenroad- nothin' like going slow on washboard/dry stream beds etc. Although I did develop a mysterious crack in the gelcoat somewhere along the line last year. Easy repair, especially since it didn't penetrate the shell. No Off Road Caravans(Avan Aliner is a Campertrailer) make a fairly sizeable proportion of the Caravan population. As I said and the Adventure pack on the Avan Aliner , makes it last longer on dirt roads and where you take your little Trillum, That said the Aliner is a blacktop Campertrailer adapted for some dirt and minor Off Road use, the Trillum is a tiny Caravan, built for the blacktop.
RobertRyan 08/17/14 01:16pm Folding Trailers
RE: Off Road Aliner?

I have always liked the concept of the A-Liner. I have a friend with one, and he replaced his older one with a more modern version, with a better floorplan. What I would like to see is a pickup camper, about 10 or 11' long (cab to tail) with a 5 or 6 foot long cabover section. The A-frame could be 15 - 17' long panels that open side to side, and go the whole length of the camper! This would give plenty of headroom above the cab, and tall standing room inside the main galley. It can be built lighter and stronger than current cabover campers, with a bath, refrigerator, and full options. The A-liner built down there should be great at fording rivers that sometimes share the roads into the outback. Many here do not imagine a roadway with 3' of water covering it for a mile or so! Or fording the rivers that can be 3' deep or more. In America, we got rid of city streets that also are water fording locations years ago, just after WW2. Well not quite as the US does have some poorly maintained ones , that is In America, we have great paved roads to almost any location that we might want to go. Plenty of funds to make those rural roads possible in every state! With bridges and properly engineered roadways that are not located in the creeks anymore. Happy camping! Fred. Well not quite the US does have some very poor roads, from my observation travelling around the US i. e Detroit. Australia has 23million for the size of the Continental US, so any places in the dead heart of the continent are dirt,
RobertRyan 08/16/14 10:28pm Folding Trailers
RE: Off Road Aliner?

Nova Off Road Caravan
RobertRyan 08/16/14 10:10pm Folding Trailers
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