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RE: More Australian unusual 5ver photos

One last word, the 5ver ownership is growing, but it is far from dynamic like the Caravan and Motorhome RV areas, which are booming. Preference for Off Road RVing on dirt or extreme Off Road affects the take up of 5vers, except for a few smallish local manufacturers
RobertRyan 06/30/21 06:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: More Australian unusual 5ver photos

Robert, thanks for sharing the photos, as always I enjoy seeing all the different set ups used there. Thanks I got them from a Facebook site and what I canb gather very strongly everyone is very happy with their various rigs.
RobertRyan 06/30/21 06:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: More Australian unusual 5ver photos

I like the interior decor of the Australian fifth wheels so much more than the American designs. Yes in case of the Sunliner but others not all are like US ones
RobertRyan 06/29/21 08:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: More Australian unusual 5ver photos

5vers are a pretty spotty RV group compared to other RV categories in Australia. They consist of locally built, US 5vers or Custom rigs. This Motorhome company is trying to make them more acceptable to the publicgeneralhttps://i.postimg.cc/25gpvhd3/sunliner-5th-wheeler-2021-large-04mb-copy.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/cHYH2Qd8/Houston-02.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/CKk7P8TR/Houston-01.jpg
RobertRyan 06/29/21 07:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: More Australian unusual 5ver photos

It mostly comes down to the fact that hear in Australia vehicles GVM and GCM as set by manufacturer is the limit, and any trailer over 4500Kg has to have air brakes, at least those trucks already has this setup, to change a Ute to air brakes about $20000 . Hi Robert long time no se. Currently sitting outside Darwin and can’t go anywhere because of lock down. Frank Yes a couple I know also in Darwin. I am in Sydney
RobertRyan 06/29/21 06:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: More Australian unusual 5ver photos

Larger European or Japanese Truck towed 5Vers becoming more common, notice the two Cusrom built 5vers pulled by European trucks in the last photo
RobertRyan 06/29/21 06:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: More Australian unusual 5ver photos

The Kenworth in image 2 of the first group is nice. Get a vast range of tow vehicles here, depending onbon the the 5ver
RobertRyan 06/29/21 04:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: More Australian unusual 5ver photos

More Photoshttps://i.postimg.cc/tRwdKZsz/FB-IMG-1625000297752.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/wxmmp2yb/FB-IMG-1625000327267.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/tT09t3qY/FB-IMG-1625000274825.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/MTYgMVvk/FB-IMG-1625000361701.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/13n0YFhp/FB-IMG-1604978684024.jpg
RobertRyan 06/29/21 02:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: More Australian unusual 5ver photos

Robert is there a reason for these. big tow vehicles? Or is this just a selection of folks who like a biggie? Yes to either carry a SUV or Garage on the bed. One the Hino shows a car. 5vers are a mix of American and locally built Tow vehicles are European, American( Freightliner) Australian built( Kenworth) but they are Japanese mainly plus anIsuzu 6 wheeled Ute and amongst the European an IVECO Daily Cab Chassis truck variant of a Van
RobertRyan 06/29/21 02:17pm Fifth-Wheels
More Australian unusual 5ver photos

5vers are growing but so is every RV category in Australia. Some at a ballistic rate FB_IMG_1624968631276 https://i.postimg.cc/pTPXqRYb/FB-IMG-1624968596581.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/RFwpVxjF/FB-IMG-1624968266809.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/hG17SC2n/FB-IMG-1624968456606.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/vThsTVpc/FB-IMG-1624968530931.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/PqTQzvct/FB-IMG-1624968566089.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/yxknC24Q/FB-IMG-1624970788116.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/TwSN1T9M/FB-IMG-1624970751643.jpg
RobertRyan 06/29/21 06:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Now this is different

Now that is a pain, seemingly no videos on YouTube of a IVECO Daily towing a 5th Wheeler. This is a previous model towing a 33ft 5ver https://i.postimg.cc/xdHxW8WK/L2-R2-Resized640x480.jpg
RobertRyan 05/31/21 04:44pm Fifth-Wheels
Now this is different

IVECO towing a small 5th Wheeler to an Off Road desert race in Australia, Video IvECO Daily quite popular in towing 5th Wheelers in Australia
RobertRyan 05/31/21 03:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Light Japanese Trucks used as Tow Vehicles here

The main problem here in Australia is that the F Trucks etcetera has to be converted here at a cost of $40000 on top of transportation and duty, makes them $150000+ and can only go by manufacturers ratings, so 250 only about 1000kg my F350 1560kg payload where the small trucks like Iveco Canter etcetera are 2-3000kg payload and half the price. Frank. Frank or vastly more payload depending on Japanese truck and type. 4x4 MDT'can get about10,000lb payload
RobertRyan 02/22/21 08:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Light Japanese Trucks used as Tow Vehicles here

That Fuso is only a 3 Litre Diesel, these are 5.2 Diesels Fuso can go to 480hp, 2300lb ft of torque I don't doubt they can make that on a dyno, but unlikely to hold up at those power levels. Even the Euro tractors with twin/compound turbos need 15L+ to make those torque numbers reliably. I'd leave it stock, we buy Japanese for reliability afterall. Japanese very from 13 to 15 litres. top horsepower is 520hp
RobertRyan 02/22/21 08:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Light Japanese Trucks used as Tow Vehicles here

The Fuso, a lowly 161 hp. But, it's meant for efficiency in commercial use, not high performance recreation. Recreation demands "fun factor". Look at boats - an offshore sports fisher can run 1500 hp, all to catch 3 tunas. A commercial trawler with a 25,000 lbs salmon hold may run a 90hp Perkins. That Fuso is only a 3 Litre Diesel, these are 5.2 Diesels Fuso can go to 480hp, 2300lb ft of torque The one I drove was a 3.9 liter, 140 hp IIRC. (this was about 15 years ago) It could not maintain 60 mph on a 6% grade empty. The 5.2L Isuzus have much more power, but still only half what a new HD diesel pickup has. They might haul 5K and tow 9K on the flat at 60 mph, but on a grade it's 35 mph, right lane, flashers on. I see it all the time with the landscape company trucks. Many of them run a crewcab with a 12' landscape body towing a large tandem axle enclosed trailer so they are probably at about the aforementioned weights. And they are miserably slow on the hills. what you talking about was pretty underpowered, again it is a light Truck. You can have a 10,000lb payload same 8000lb/ 9000lb Caravan 4x4 Truck. Depends on the truck you use. I doubt anyone here would use a Japanese Tractor truck, but you even get them cheaply enough 2nd hand.
RobertRyan 02/21/21 01:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Light Japanese Trucks used as Tow Vehicles here

we love pickups so much they developed their own sub-categories of "light" and "heavy". Throw in marketing, enter the Ford, not light, not even heavy, but "super" duty! In the real trucking world, yes, they're all light. However, North American market demands 400+ hp trucks that can yank an 18,000 lbs trailer up a grade at 70 mph. So in the power sense an F350 really is "heavy duty" by any standard. i.e. more power than some Class 8s. I'd personally love a light COE truck, with 4x4. But realize I'm in the 1% enthusiast group, and OEMs won't cater to us. I like the way they drive too. I see one running around my area that's all built up as a fifth wheel puller. I'd like to ask him what he's done to the motor, if anything. When I was still doing landscaping I test drove a really nice little Fuso 4x4 dump truck. Problem was it was so underpowered it could barely get out of it's own way empty. Towing or hauling a heavy load would have been miserably slow. A lot of large Japanese Trucks are large 5tg wheel pullers here.
RobertRyan 02/21/21 03:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: Light Japanese Trucks used as Tow Vehicles here

The Fuso, a lowly 161 hp. But, it's meant for efficiency in commercial use, not high performance recreation. Recreation demands "fun factor". Look at boats - an offshore sports fisher can run 1500 hp, all to catch 3 tunas. A commercial trawler with a 25,000 lbs salmon hold may run a 90hp Perkins. That Fuso is only a 3 Litre Diesel, these are 5.2 Diesels Fuso can go to 480hp, 2300lb ft of torque
RobertRyan 02/21/21 03:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: Light Japanese Trucks used as Tow Vehicles here

I test drove a really nice little Fuso 4x4 dump truck. Problem was it was so underpowered it could barely get out of it's own way empty. Towing or hauling a heavy load would have been miserably slow. Yeah, RR, what kind of power are these "light trucks" putting down? They're cool, but seems all our class 5-7 COE trucks here are pretty neutered in the power department. Enough to drag a 5000b payload and a 8000lb to 9000lb Caravan at a cruising speed of 60mph
RobertRyan 02/21/21 02:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: Light Japanese Trucks used as Tow Vehicles here

we love pickups so much they developed their own sub-categories of "light" and "heavy". Throw in marketing, enter the Ford, not light, not even heavy, but "super" duty! In the real trucking world, yes, they're all light. However, North American market demands 400+ hp trucks that can yank an 18,000 lbs trailer up a grade at 70 mph. So in the power sense an F350 really is "heavy duty" by any standard. i.e. more power than some Class 8s. I'd personally love a light COE truck, with 4x4. But realize I'm in the 1% enthusiast group, and OEMs won't cater to us. Here the heavy payloads of these Japanese Trucks are what they are used for. Depends on the Japanese Truck you can yank 20,000- 30,000lbs up a grade, but the one illustrated is a reasonably priced vehicle that can carry a nuch heavier payload than a F350 but a 9,900lb Caravan
RobertRyan 02/16/21 10:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Light Japanese Trucks used as Tow Vehicles here

When you say light Jpn trucks these come to mind :) https://youtu.be/NKqSZD6-Y4Q They are Kei Trucks really mini trucks. Japanese Mediums range from 33,000lb GVWR to 58,000lb GVWR, there is like the Kei vehicles no equivalent US classification.
RobertRyan 02/13/21 09:33pm Tow Vehicles
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