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RE: Experiences with Space Craft?

$150's + Same prices as a full Elite DRV. Here are some links for those that like to shop http://spacecraftmfg.com/ http://www.horizonsrv.com/ You need a minimum of a late model 3500, preferably a 4500/450 + Most pull the 40ft+ units with MDT's and HDT's A Space Craft 44' unit that we are considering to have built has an estimated weight of 26000lbs with a pin weight of 7000lbs.
jims1 09/20/16 06:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Experiences with Space Craft?

Go over to RVNetwork.com (Escapees forum) and ask around. There is also a facebook site that is private but you can ask to join. There are several folks I know of that fulltime in SpaceCraft RV's
jims1 09/19/16 08:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Who all is into performance mods on their TV ?

2006 Dodge ram 2500 quad cab. Industrial Injection Fatshaft / S474 compounds Twin pumps Fire hose injectors Hamilton cam ARP head studs Garmon Transmission Aluminum drive shaft EFI live custom tuning ATS intercooler, and Intake 2 piece exhaust manifold Pacbrake inline exhaust brake 5" downpipe split to 4" duals 660hp 1000ftlbs torque daily driver 750+hp 1300+lbstq dragstrip play toy Powerslot rotors with Yellow stuff EBC brake pads Truck was converted to a dually for tow duty. Rolled 4500 rear axle, 3.83 gears, with overload springs underneath to carry the pin weight of the Carrilite, still put airbags under it. Then I bought a real truck to tow our Carrilite
jims1 09/14/16 03:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: ARE they building what WE want??

Unfortunately no current production builder will build what you want. But there are options- SpaceCraft RV will build what you want easily. We are in discusssions with them about our future home. Buy a floorplan that you can live with, then upgrade everything. Most everything you mention can be changed with $$. Axles, tires, generator, AC's, batteries, water tanks (yes they can be changed, you just have to plumb them), remove all decals, etc. Not the cheapest option, but you end with an RV you reallly like.
jims1 09/11/16 10:43am Toy Haulers
RE: 5 Tools You MUST Have To RV

Visa, American Express, Discover, Coach Net, for everything else theirs Mastercard!
jims1 09/07/16 06:29pm Beginning RVing
RE: Blue Sky RV Insurance

Call your state insurance commission. Get them involved and Blue Sky will start responding. All it takes is 1 letter.
jims1 09/07/16 06:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best brands for full time and cold weather living

Look at the used DRV, Carriage (old original) rv's. Better built than most anything new today, and in your price range. Say 2010-12 to 2015 for used DRV units. Go back to 2009 for Carriage. Teton, Travel Supreme, are 2 more that are more winter capable. They are heavy though, 3500 dually required to move one more than a few miles.
jims1 09/06/16 02:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: pulling jon boat in campground

You could also buy / make a light weight pintle hook arrangement with the ring on the front of the boat. Drop it over the ball and off you go. I have seen several that were aluminum.... more for show, but would be light weight for this job.
jims1 08/11/16 04:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How much truck do I need for a 23K 5th wheel?

It can be done with a very late model diesel 1-ton dually with low axle ratio. I would rather do it with something bigger, a small Freightliner (M2, FL60) or International (4000 series). The bigger trucks are built to haul and pull those heavy weights under continuous duty and do it problem free for years and years. The pickups are not rated for that. They have the power all cranked up and are taxing everything to max to get those big numbers in their ratings.Let's go back to this statement right here, because it appears my statement set off the whole arguement. Now, if you read the first line, what does it say? "It can be done with a very late model diesel 1-ton dually with low axle ratio." Then I went on to say what I would rather tow it with, which is a bigger truck, and gave my reasons why. Now, for those of you jumping on me because you like your pickups and like to pull big trailers with them, where did I ever say your late model diesel pickups couldn't pull the trailer? And where did I ever say that a bigger truck HAS to be used? That's right, I never said those things. I gave my opinion on what I would rather tow it with. So, it appears to me, that it is the pickup guys that are being the gestapo here, jumping on anyone who prefers an MDT or HDT over a pickup... And it happens on every forum where someone asks what they need to pull a heavy 5th'er. As soon as someone pony's up the $70,000 for the Ram, I'll buy it, but until then my lil' ole $19000 truck is good for us.
jims1 08/11/16 04:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2017 F-450 Super Ike Gaunlet

I would like to see a 5th wheel at 20000lbs behind it. Something with 60-70sqft of frontal area. Not knocking it, but test it for the RV user.
jims1 07/31/16 10:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: Routing App with "No Interstate" option?

Most states have a scenic route, or historic routes as well. Usually a search will bring them up.
jims1 07/22/16 08:01pm General RVing Issues

Once you hit the Continental Coach weight range, a true MDT will be needed. The CC coaches are in the 25K+ range. Friends of our have a CC that weighs 27k with empty tanks. For most DRV's and lower brands, you can go with a $70k pickup if you want. We went with a fully loaded 610 Volvo for $19k already converted with 443000 miles on it. So you've now moved the weight from 23K,(OP) and went to 25-27K plus..guess you'll get to where you need to justify a semi tractor rig....We were at 23K...It only takes common sense and simple math to figure at what 5er GVW that one would need a semi to tow it...You hit it..though your example is not that of the original post..re-read.. Well, got admit I paid about 63K for my fully loaded 2016 3500...full warranty and extremely comfortable and I can pull it into my carport, take it to drive thru ATM, Micky Dee drive thru, park at grocery store in regular parking places and use it as my daily driver to and from work..I can tow with it and park in church parking lot on Sunday..I can use the bed to haul a load of wood or whatever. use it all the time for any and everything...don't need a semi tractor no matter the price WAAY to big and not very practical in every day life to most...If they're so popular, one would think you would observe piles of them towing 5er's on the highway...I haven't seen it...A select few towing heavy 5er's that can now be towed by a 350/3500 and will argue till they're blue in the face that they're right, everyone else is wrong..Main reason I rarely frequent the escapees forum..extremely rude people ganging up on those that believe the way I do in today's world..The times, they are a changing. You sprout that mess on every forum you can.... The OP asked about what is available to pull the heavier 5'ths. The Ford and Dodge can to an extent. But you don't know what the pin weights are on the custom RV's. Most CC's if over 40ft, will have 6000lb or more pin. Many go above 7500lbs. You can put that on a dually if you want, but it's not going to last long. Also, read the fine print, most tow ratings are based on a gooseneck flatbed trailer like they show in all the commercials. You were invited to the recent East Coast HDT rally. You elected not to attend. So before you trash talk us anymore, maybe you should learn a little more about this option. It may not be for you, but it may be for others.
jims1 07/22/16 07:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire choice

Several friends are running the Saliun's. No issue's yet. When we time out our Goodyears, I'm going with them as well.
jims1 07/22/16 07:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Realistic Grand Design Pricing

We were offered $68k on a fully optioned 397Th at Dixie RV in Hammond RV. That was their first offer. Ultimately we decided to pass on the deal for other reasons.
jims1 07/17/16 03:53pm Toy Haulers
RE: Morryde Pinbox with Pullrite or Demco Hijacker Hitch

The blocks keep the side to side movement contained, but the dampening for chucking fore and aft is still maintained. I had a Superglide and MorRyde setup when I had a dually.
jims1 07/10/16 04:26pm Towing
RE: What would you buy...

DRV Fullhouse, or make a huge down payment on a New Horizon MotoMover. But I wouldn't pull either to the desert or too far off road... They are HEAVY at 24k+ You will need a class 4+ truck for those.
jims1 06/26/16 06:10pm Toy Haulers
RE: MORryde

$1800 was just for the lift, not for the whole assembly.
jims1 05/21/16 02:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: We've been living on the wrong side of the tracks

But the sign doesn't say per axle, per tire, single vehicle etc. Drv is nice, and we have considered their FullHouse for our next rolling home. It's either that or build a custom unit.
jims1 05/18/16 03:18pm Toy Haulers
RE: Comfort ride Hitch

Trailer Saver is another option. I believe the BD-3 is the right model. Comfort Ride is designed by the same gy as the original Trailersaver before Hensley bought them. Dave moved on and started the Comfort Ride. Either hitch is worth the price.
jims1 05/09/16 02:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Can CCC be increased by making alterations to a Cameo 5er?

Carriage made their frames in house. They have a 2x6 box frame stacked- 12' tall. The limiting factor is the 7k axles. Upgrade the axles and tires to 8k and your fine. Our Carrilite is the same, heavy as hell with little-carrying capacity. We upgraded axles and tires and have had zero issue.
jims1 05/07/16 01:13pm Fifth-Wheels
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