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RE: NADA values for used Fifth Wheels

Funny, your looking to spend 35K, so yea, your looking for low end. I have a suggestion, why not buy a new high end, plan on keeping it, use it now and it can still be great when you retire. Heck, we spent more than we wanted back in 2005 for our fiver. Were now retired and it is still in excellent shape. And we still like this floor plan more than any others we have looked at.
donn0128 02/19/17 05:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: NADA values for used Fifth Wheels

Fivers, especially ones in top shape do command a premium. Exactly what and how much are you looking at?
donn0128 02/19/17 03:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: East Side Portland, Oregon Campground Suggestions?

Sandy river rv, portland fairview rv are both decent parks on portlands east side. Close in there is one on marine drive, but it is under the pdx flyway and quite noisy i have been told.
donn0128 02/19/17 02:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Could someone define the acronyms of 5th wheel models?

Good luck! There is from what I see no rhyme or reason to RV nomenclature. It could mean number of slides, number of beds, placement of kitchen,living or bathrooms.
donn0128 02/19/17 12:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: camper re caulking cost?

Maybe three tubes of Proflex or Dicor, 30 bucks. DIY Free.
donn0128 02/19/17 11:07am Truck Campers
RE: RV Pusher vs 5th Wheel and single or dual axle?

That fiver would duump something over 3000 and possible as much as 4000 pounds directly on top of the rear axle. Tire rating on a late model Ford SRW is probsbly around 3500 pounds per. Meaning around 7000 SRW rear capacity. Leaving possibly as little as 3000 pounds before you add a trailer plus hitch. Get the picture yet? For that much fiver your really going to want an F450 or more.
donn0128 02/19/17 11:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fifth wheel too heavy for my truck?

From my proapective and having towed a similar weight fiver with a 2500HD Im going to say you will,hate the experience. My 2004 similarly equipped with two adults and a large dog scaled at 7500 pounds. With fiver hitched scaled weight was 10,500 pounds. RAWR was way over tire rating, and it sagged like a mother. Pulled fine thanks to the D/A combination, but was simply not enough truck. Up graded to a dually and the difference was night and day. There is no way in heck I would suggest you will be OK. But, you will need to find out for yourself whether your comfortable or not.
donn0128 02/19/17 06:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Is this safe?

Your basing hitch weight on the advertised dry weight. Calculate it at trailers GVWR and try again. Personally it's something I would not attempt or recomend
donn0128 02/18/17 08:36am Toy Haulers
RE: Cable slides

Lots of reports of problems with them. Not as reliable as,hydraulic.
donn0128 02/17/17 07:41pm Toy Haulers
RE: Curbside or Streetside Kitchen?

Dont have a MH, but my fiver has the kitchen on the curb side. Does not bother us in the least. I was much more interested in a rear living room. We really like looking out the nice big picture window at the trees and critters.
donn0128 02/17/17 03:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How heavy is TOO heavy? GVWR on a 2500

My last 2500HD scaled at 10,500 pounds with a GVWR of 9,200 pounds. Over weight is not a fun experience. Pulled three years like that and never felt comfortable and would arrive stressed. Upgraded to a truck that was actually capable and never again felt the way I did with the 2500 pulling the exact same trailer.
donn0128 02/17/17 12:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1997 Alfa Gold 5th wheel new owner needs help

95% of parts are off the shelf. The rest were Alfa designed stuff. Everything you need will be available at any number of RV stores and online.
donn0128 02/17/17 12:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Spare tire on the roof?

I am looking for pros and cons. Thanks, Well excuse me! I guess I misread your post.
donn0128 02/17/17 08:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Spare tire on the roof?

Heavy, hard to get up there, not good on the roof, no good way to tie it down, sun damage are,just a few negatives.
donn0128 02/17/17 07:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Got it narrowed down to a few, opinions please.......

Both of which are no big deal. A thorough professional inspection eliminates or at least lets you know about the unknown. Learning to do your own repairs eliminates warrenty issues.
donn0128 02/16/17 01:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Baking muffins in rv oven for the first time...gasp!

Go get a pizza stone, a few fire bricks, or an unglazed floor tile. The RV oven is small and not really well insulated. The additional mass makes for much more even cooking.
donn0128 02/16/17 12:56pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Got it narrowed down to a few, opinions please.......

First new or first ever RV? If this a first ever,,please do yourself a favor. Before plunking down thousands on a new consider how much your going to loose in two/three years when you realize the RV lifestyle is not for you. Or heaven forbid you realize this one simply does not work for you and you want to trade to something different. Go buy a used RV as a first and let someone else absorb the huge depreciation.
donn0128 02/16/17 12:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: Looking for Tonneau for 8' bed on my Dually

Like my Fold A Cover just fine. Used them on two different trucks when towing my fiver. Never had a problem with clearence. Relatively water resistant. Yes, some water gets in,,but not much. Solid aluminum over a foam core and locking including the tail gate with one key. There are other brands that also work well with fifth wheel hitches.
donn0128 02/15/17 07:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Driving with your hazard flashers on

Some states require that for slow moving vehicles. Some people are just idiots. Take your pick.
donn0128 02/14/17 03:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Washington/Oregon in July

I would stay at http://crownvillarvresort.com/ for a couple nights. Bend has a lot to see. Then I would head down to Diamond Lake RV park for a couple nights. It's only a 15 min drive to Crater Lake NP. At 63 to 84 dollars a night! Your kidding, RIGHT!
donn0128 02/14/17 09:22am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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