As far as orphans go, from my understanding your main warranty worry may be the separate components of the fifth wheel.
And those (stove, fridge, furnace, etc.) may in fact retain some warranty by the various manufacturers of those components. So that is one area one can check on.
Just for clarity purposes here:
When a brand name is identified as an orphan, means they are out of business/production and no longer made.
Mind you, in many respects, that has no bearing on the quality of the product they did make. Many of these higher quality manufacturers simply just could not sell enough of these high end, higher costing fifth wheels to make ends meet.
Add Nuwa to the list as an orphan also.
OMG Skipro3, that was ridiculously simple.
Getting my truck stolen, the things nightmares are made of.
To the OP, glad you got your rig recovered. Hope there is not too much damage to either truck or camper.
Wow, oh wow!
Looks like a super good time. And a few new members attendees posting here as well, what a great result from what looked like a superb idea.
Good for all of you folks. Nice report, just builds on the old enthusiasm.
Folks really should mention about the curves on US 12.
Drove it last fall, from Missoula to Lewiston. Scenic, I think. :h
That's because the whole route is nothing more than one endless curve.
You come out of one, you can see the next one already, and maybe even the one after that.
Scenic, yes it probably is, but as a driver, you're not going to see it.
Passengers will love it, they can actually look around. Driving, not a chance, you've got to watch for that next curve you're almost into again.
I got so tired of it after awhile I couldn't wait to get off it.
Mind you, there are plenty of spots to pull over alongside the river or other places to take a break, and enjoy the gorgeous scenery.
But I surely did not enjoy the road.
As far as the 357 goes, there is just a huge selection of manufacturers, and a huge variety within those for different models by the manufacturer.
Consider the different barrel lengths and configurations one can get. 4, 6, 8 inch barrels (or longer with some). Heavy barrels, ventilated rib barrels, etc.
Plus, a wide selection of aftermarket rubber grips made by folks such as Pachmayr among others, can be fitted to such revolvers.
In other words, the additional weight of the various barrels and the adding on of a good, comfortable grip such as Pachmayr can really help in reducing the felt recoil on any revolver.
So nobody has a hitch for these trucks currently? Is there anyone making traditional brackets with the rails? Why order a truck that you can't use? I would have no use for this truck at this point.
I would not worry about hitch availability for this truck with the factory fifth wheel package.
Yes, it does appear there are just a few right now (see 45Ricochet's post earlier) but manufacturers will catch up. There should be quite a few more to choose from in the coming months, if one is patient enough to give it time.
The Ford factory system was seemingly short on hitches also when my Ford was new in 2011, but there are quite a few to choose from now for that system.
Have not been south towards Omaha lately.
But Sioux City is it's usual construction mess. Seems mostly now from the south side of town to middle/down town area.
It is not a big hassle though. Just a little slow down, not bad at all.
North of Sioux City and on to Sioux Falls is clear sailing, at least right now. :B
After all, it is the season for road construction.
I am hoping ultrasonics plus critter spray works for me.
Spray I get at Menards supposed to repel squirrels. Has a strong cinnamon smell to it.
Little buggers got up under the hood of my 2011 Ford diesel and chewed up the plastic fuel line going into the filter on top of the engine. Started the truck and OMG, diesel spraying all over the place. Mess. They also got a neighbors truck across the street from me.
No way to blast them inside town, so hope the spray/sound deterrents work.
Just a question here, to help the OP, cause I do not know.
But, for those that own them, how is the recoil on those pistols with 410's?
Since the OP's wife is going to be using it, perhaps recoil should be a consideration.
LOL, but did anyone here see the recent story about the fellow in Texas who got a 14 foot 800 pound alligator at Choke Canyon Reservoir near Three Rivers, Texas? Supposed to be the largest alligator ever certified by Texas Parks and Wildlife.
Link to Texas alligator
:h just thinking, she may need something MORE powerful!
I had mentioned earlier in this thread where I had looked at 2013 Ram's in Sioux Falls.
Noted one same color as NC Haulers new one. Man, a really nice color combo. Had the copper color combo also. All very nice.
I can park in any spot that the same length SRW truck can.
Unless, of course, the spot is too narrow for your wider DRW.
:h Don't know how most of you feel (suspect most are like me) but if the spot is too narrow for a dually, I am surely not going to try and shoe-horn a SRW pickup in there either.
I mean, I just don't need parking lot dings and scratches on my vehicle. I'd rather walk a little farther than put up with that problem.
First, any hitch will work with any fifth wheel.
But, as others indicated, the mounting systems (rails) are different from brand to brand. So the rails may or may not work, dependent on brand.
Unfamiliar with Reese Side Winder Pin, assuming this is on the pin box of the fifth wheel???? Cannot help there.
If we're talking I-90 crossing southern Minnesota, no. Still bad, but I only drove on 3/4 of the route within Minnesota (Albert Lea to South Dakota border).
Only 3/4 :B There actually were some good areas, but memory says mostly rough.
Hey NC Hauler!
Just found out you have something impossible, similar to a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!
Stopped by Billion Dodge/Ram in Sioux Falls SD yesterday to look at the new 2013's, figured big dealer like that would have some.
Well, they had a gorgeous 2013 Laramie Longhorn 2500. Loved the interior, very nice.
Here's the problem. Guess the 3500 dually version won't be available for 2 or 3 months. Can't get them yet.
LOL, yep, gospel straight from the salesman's mouth.
Oh how I enjoyed relating that gee whiz, friend of mine just got a new 2013 3500 dually in North Carolina. He's even e-mailed me photos of it.
Of course we all realize we are acquaintances here on RV net, but I could not resist throwing the obvious lie right back at the salesman. They just want to sell the 2012's left on the lot first.
So thank you for making my day. Much appreciated.
Was his ND drivers license an 'Enhanced' license.....one that met Federal ID Requirements?
Some states recognize the 'Enhanced' licenses....to get one a person has had to provide the required documentation for the Federal ID Act.
Both ND & WA issue 'enhanced' drivers licenses
I do not know the answer to that right now. I'll find out.
Federal law requires all states to verify the identity of all persons this way. Your troubles ,regretably for you , are not an SD issue. In any state you would have had to prove yourself the same way.
Can we get back on topic about the pending online renewal?
Beg to disagree with that.
One of my sons just went through the South Dakota mess, getting license renewed.
However, the other son moved from North Dakota to Washington last summer. Went into DMV in Washington state with just his ND license and came out with new Washington license.
Not sure why Washington happened the way it did, but surely illustrates that not all are applying what obviously should be applied nation wide.