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RE: 1985 Carri-Lite 5th wheel, aluminum for rough roads?

I spent all last summer boondocking with my 35' 5th wheel in different National Forests of Colorado and it's more height than length you'll have to worry about. Finding info on the older Carriges-Carri lites is tough but the Carriages where built pretty stout. Hi Itinerant1. Boondocking with a 35' 5th wheel? Wow! I guess it just depends on where you try to go.. I don't remember any low branch's going up Cumberland pass from pitkin, but plenty if you venture off the main road. There are though a few tight steep switch back's I would have never made with my old bumper pull. Pretty much everywhere I rode and explored on my dirt bike looked to sketchy to try with my rig. I'll keep lookin for a <24' fifthwheel I guess, because turns out the Carriges Carri-lite I found has hail damage not mentioned or pictured until now.
rerod 09/23/17 05:50pm Fifth-Wheels
1985 Carri-Lite 5th wheel, aluminum for rough roads?

Hello everyone.. I sold my big featherlite and tow rig, and I'm now shopping for something smaller I could tow up forest service roads in colorado. These roads are rough and narrow with pot holes and wash boarded areas. But the biggest hurdle for a trailer are the tight switchbacks and getting turning around.. So, I figured a short, lifted 23' 5th wheel might be a great choice.. Iv been reading about how some Carri-Lite's were constructed from aluminum. Would the 1985 Carri Lite 5th wheel I'm considering be one of those? And would it survive the forest service roads I want to explore, or is it wooden stick built and best suited for smooth paved roads? Thanks
rerod 09/23/17 11:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 4x4 hauler that fits under a 7' garage door?.

Since you're looking at 15-20 year old trucks if you're thinking Vortec 350s, ALL of them will fit with even more room to spare. The GMT 800 3/4 tons may have been under 6' tall even, or close. The 5.3, 5.7 and 6.0 gas engines have been recommended. But I'm also considering a V8 Jeep because of the colorado passes Id like to drive. Previous trips when I was alone I rode the dirt bike everywhere. But I have a guest now and want to show her how beautiful the high country is. She's ok with a Oz-tent and cots so I bet I could get ultimatemxhauler.com on the back of a jeep. And have a second 2" receiver below it to pull a very small off road trailer for the tent and gear.
rerod 08/17/17 12:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 4x4 hauler that fits under a 7' garage door?.

Thanks everyone.. I still have a backyard gravel runway the city made me build to park the toyhauler. I will park the new smaller trailer or camper back there. But I need the truck to fit the garage when I work on it. This is what I need. https://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/rvs/d/2011-ext-warranty-250-4x4/6256192386.html
rerod 08/16/17 02:45pm Tow Vehicles
4x4 hauler that fits under a 7' garage door?.

Hi people.. Iv sold everything.. I sold my 24' toyhauler mainly because it's to big for little ole me, and I need to get far away from the noisy crowded camp grounds next time I go. I also just sold my cummins 5 speed E350 van, mainly because it didn't fit under my 7x16 garage door. It's also not the 4x4 I should have bought to drive up fire roads in colorado and again, the huge toyhauler is gone and dont need a cummins. So now I'm sitting here with a pile of cash but not sure on what truck or 4x4 vehicle to look for. I don't buy new and I'm ok to travel for a vehicle I want even though Iv had mixed results.. I need a 4x4 vehicle that's no taller than 6'10" I need to haul one DR-Z400S enduro. I need a place to sleep for two but not sold on Roof top tents. I'd like a few of the amenities my toyhauler provided, but in off road capable size. Thinking oz tent with cots maybe. Maybe a vortec 5.7, or 6.0 4x4 truck and a bed camper I could remove with Bumper motorcycle carrier? Or small 10' enclosed trailer for the bike? Or should I put the motorcycle in the truck bed and tow a small off road camper? Just thinking out loud here.. Either way, I need a 4x4 capable of the things I mentioned and would be interested in any ideas or experiences from the group. Thanks
rerod 08/16/17 11:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: Installing a Tip-out Pop-Out Tent in cargo trailer?

Spendy. LINK Thanks.. $1,699.99 Wow!! The instructions don't mention anything about cutting studs and adding headers, so Ill assume this Bed Door Fold-out Tent is intended for new construction or while the camper is still in the design phase..
rerod 05/07/17 10:58am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Installing a Tip-out Pop-Out Tent in cargo trailer?

Iv always liked these Tip-out Pop-Out Tents and wondered how difficult it would be to install one in a older enclosed featherlite 4926 cargo trailer? I know once you cut the opening you would have to weld in horizontal aluminum headers.. So, would you have to remove the exterior aluminum skin (very difficult) , or be able to pry the skin away enough to cut the studs shorter and weld in the header? I cant imagine being able to weld the backside of the header with the skin in the way. Thanks! http://www.united-trailers.com/Pop-Out-Tent http://www.fthr.com/products/car-trailers/bumper-pull/4926-car-trailer
rerod 05/07/17 08:02am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: E350 gutter rust polyurethane vs Tripolymer vs thermoplastic

Leave out the fiberglass because it absorbs water. Prime with an epoxy automotive primer then caulk it with a good 3M auto body seam sealer and paint over the top of it to seal it..Stop trying to overthink this..it will get you nowhere. B.O. Thanks Plenty. The gutter has been repaired and filled before I bought the van. Unfortunately, I'm fairly certain there will be rust holes in the gutter and through the roof of the van after I remove the old body filler. Iv read good reviews about POR-15 49033 Epoxy Putty and was going to use it to repair rust holes instead of the fiberglass patch I first mentioned. Then bondo over the 49033 Epoxy Putty. Then your probably correct that 3M seam sealer would be better than NP1 or Vulkem 116 even though they all are Urethane/polyurethane.
rerod 11/21/16 03:18pm Tow Vehicles
E350 gutter rust polyurethane vs Tripolymer vs thermoplastic

I drive work vehicles, so I'm not concerned about how they look. But I recently rebuilt the cummins engine in my ford E350 tow vehicle, so Iv got allot of money wrapped up in it. My problem is that even though the undercarriage is spotless since the van is from Florida, the rain drip edge gutter has some rust from the salt air. I will wire wheel the gutter down to bare metal, treat with rust neutralizer, fill any holes with fiberglass patch, and prime and paint with POR-15. I would then like to fill the entire gutter full of exterior caulk with UV protection instead of auto-body seam sealer so that the gutter no longer collects water. The caulk I choose needs to be removable, because the gutter will rust again as this is a temporary fix short of cutting out and welding in new metal which I cant justify. Can anyone recommend or educate me on the best, longest lasting removable caulks on the market for my application? Iv read Geocel 2300 (Tripolymer), solarseal 900 (Terpolymer), 3M4200(polyurethane), NP1(polyurethane), Vulkem 116(polyurethane), Sika Flex (Polyurethane), Dymonic (hybrid), Kop-R-Lastic (thermoplastic) are some good choices, but making a decision is difficult with so many products. I noticed polyurethane caulks dominate my list so I'm guessing polyurethane must last the longest? I don't want silicone because of it's "wont stick to itself" and difficult removal properties. Thanks!
rerod 11/20/16 09:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: All aluminum cargo project, including floor?

I just purchased a used Continental cargo toy hauler. 23ft on inside, 15 1/2ft of garage with flip down beds. up front cabinets with sink and stove across front, bath on one side and fridge on opposite, takes up about 8ft of floor space. Aluminum? Sounds like my big old featherlite except my garage didn't have a wall. Iv got a few known aluminum trailers set up as search's on ebay.. aluma trailer atc charmac featherlite haulmark intech legend rezner triton wells cargo If anyone knows of other aluminum trailer brands I should consider, please post it.
rerod 10/22/16 04:54am Toy Haulers
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