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Posted By: Ricky,Weezy on 11/24/08 12:01pm

Does anyone out ther still have a old 5th wheel out on the road.We had a 77forrester that we travel with for 2years and we got our 2005 wildcat that we lost last year in the fire. Now have a 2001 challenger that we got last November.WE pull with a 3/4ton pickup.

Posted By: pulsar on 11/24/08 12:27pm

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Posted By: jharrelson on 11/24/08 01:15pm

Depends on what you consider "OLD"... [emoticon]

I have a 1995 Prowler and a 1993 F350.. they are both still in excellent condition and I live full time in my Prowler...


John Harrelson
Carson City, Nevada
fulltime since 1977
93 Ford 350 4wd Diesel
95 Prowler 30.5 ft 5th wheel w/slide

The story goes that a man died and was approached by the Devil who told him that he could buy his soul back for a dollar. The man searched his pockets and could only come up with 98 cent. While begging the Devil to forget the two cent he was short, an Angel happened by and hearing the Devil laughing, asked the man, "Would you mind if I put in my two cents ?" The Devil got so mad that he exploded in a puff of smoke and the man's soul was saved.
The moral: Sometimes putting in your two cents worth makes a difference.
JOHN "the cook" 1997

Posted By: Jayco-noslide on 11/24/08 01:25pm

1999 Jayco 25 footer which has seen a lot of miles. Its still in good shape and hasn't presented many problems at all so far.


Posted By: ricsrv on 11/24/08 02:48pm

Old 5th??? ....How about a 1977 Coachmen Quinstar. Over 400,000 mi including 7 trips up the Alcan and every continginous state and province (several times). I'm on my 3rd truck.
I replaced the axles and rubberized the roof and completely up dated the interior. Origional skin but new paint stripe (to match the truck). It gets a lot of TLC. Purchase price new...$7685.00 (31yrs ago).

Posted By: bg71361 on 11/24/08 04:25pm

Newbie here! We just this month retired our 1975 31' Terry Fifth, had it for 10 years, before that the inlaws bought it new in 75. We upgraded to a 1995 Terry 33-5M, amazing how advanced this unit seems compared to our old unit. The old unit will be for sale soon.

1975 Terry

Posted By: Bamabound on 11/24/08 06:37pm

We have an 89 Layton 35ft that we got in Sept.Before that we had a 24 ft. 85 Aljo Ally we liked.
I would like to cover that dark blue couch and cushions as well as the valances that are over the windows in the Layton.Good winter project I guess.[emoticon]

Posted By: scotty63 on 11/24/08 06:52pm

ours is a 1995 Oakland made by bigfoot. Before that we had a 1989 Security Penthouse 33. Both were bought used and barely used. We bought the security in 1995 and it had been used 2 winters to snowbird to Arizona, and then stored in a warehouse till they sold it in 95. Our oakland we bought in 2001 and it was in new condition. The previous owners used it a few times on weekends then found they were too busy to go camping.

Ron & Jean
Coco , Spot & Frankie
British Columbia

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Posted By: portablevcb on 11/24/08 08:53pm

We had an 84 Holiday Ramble MH. Bought in 96, sold in 2007. Nice and solid. A few quirks (don't they all [emoticon] ).

Current fiver is a "new" one [emoticon] Only 4 yrs old.


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Posted By: Dutch & Di on 11/24/08 10:37pm

Old? Our 1996 38'triple slide Carriage isn't old-she's just getting "broke in"! We've been fulltiming in her since we bought her new in 1996. It still looks good both inside and out. We pull her with our 1996 Dodge 1 ton dually which has 250k miles and still look and runs great. Diana

2015 Western Brown Pearl single cab Ram 3500 Dually. Aisin Transmission, Pace Edwards auto rolltop cover, DeBoe Slide Step, AMP Side Steps.
1996/2010 Triple Slide Carriage, Mor/Ryde Susp, Kodiak Disc Brakes, Big Foot Auto Leveling System, TST TPMS

Posted By: 525pilly on 11/26/08 05:41pm

'88 Terry 325 Sky Lounge, '89 F250 diesel, to Alaska and back in '04, no problems.

Posted By: rohlingerrv on 11/26/08 07:11pm

I pull a 1990 Coachman Catalina with a 2000 2500 silverado. While the outside looks dated and could use a paint job the interior is in great shape plus the best feature is both the truck and camper are paid for![emoticon]

Posted By: wanta be rver on 11/24/08 11:18pm

we have a 1984 Kit Campion bought for $2,500. in 2000. Have been to AZ. and Mexico 3 times Yellowstone and all over the NW camping, enjoy it very much and pull it with a 1996 Dodge cummins. Our first and last one, have completley redone inside and made skirt and 3rd room and repainted it outside. it is 24ft. and in our golden years fits us prefect.

Posted By: irydasteelhorse on 11/25/08 08:35am

i have a 1977 prowler 29', still on the road. everything works, solid trailer. i updated the carpet/tile last summer, and fresh paint outside to get rid of the ugly sour apple green. great trailer. bought for $680 on Ebay [emoticon]

* This post was edited 11/25/08 09:12am by irydasteelhorse *

Posted By: larry barnhart on 11/25/08 08:47pm

We have a 35 ft alpenlite avalon that is our home for 6 months each winter and it is still a great home for us. It doesn't have lots of miles on it because we sit at one place but with the airhitch and air supension it doesn't know it is moving and this makes it last longer we hope.

2001 35 ft avalon alpenlite RK
2005 3500 2wd duramax CC dually
easyrider/reese airhitch
trailair center point suspension
JT Strong Arm Stabilizers
KSH 55 inbed fuel tank

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Posted By: wpinef on 11/26/08 07:11pm

1987 Chateau RB24 pulled by a 1995 F350 CC DRW. Both are very clean.



Nighthorse - 2012 F-350 CC DRW 6.7L
Hitchhiker - 2017 Cougar 337 FLS

Posted By: jharrelson on 11/26/08 08:43pm

rohlingerrv wrote:

I pull a 1990 Coachman Catalina with a 2000 2500 silverado. While the outside looks dated and could use a paint job the interior is in great shape plus the best feature is both the truck and camper are paid for![emoticon]

AMEN Brother.... AMEN !! Same here... mine may be old, but it is all mine...

Posted By: jwduke on 11/27/08 10:24am

We have a '91 Holiday Rambler that looks like near new! And it is 100% ours, too.

'04 Dodge 2500 QC 4x4 w/CTD
'03 Hitchhiker II 31RLBG

Posted By: grandma lynn on 11/27/08 11:36am

Hey, glad to see there are rver's out there that have older 5vers. From the signatures I thought nearly everyone had newer ones. Ours is a 28 foot double slide 98 Cardinal which we really like and we don't plan on getting a newer one anytime soon. We keep everything repaired and clean so it looks good. lynn

full-timer in training

Posted By: portablevcb on 11/27/08 01:21pm

Yes to older rigs.

If we had not been limited by our TV an older rig would have been first choice.

One nice thing about older ones. They either look really good, or really bad. Makes shopping much easier [emoticon]


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