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RE: Good hitch for SB Ram/Momentum combo

Check with your FW dealer. I was told that any and all of the frame warranty was null and void if I used a gooseneck adapter/hitch. Just saying to cover your bases.
magic43 09/07/19 07:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: TC vs Small 5th wheel

I have owned all three plus a Class C Mh, but presently only have a FW and TC. I carry some leveling boards and a set of those plastic "leggo" blocks. I simply pull or back onto whichever is necessary to level E-W or N-S. No big deal either way.
magic43 09/07/19 11:30am Truck Campers
RE: loosing old members

I am still around although I do lapse into some periods of inactivity depending upon my activities. I tend to visit the board that is more likely to correspond to that particular activity, such as the Fifth Wheel or one of the technical boards. Having just completed a 7822 mile journey in the TC, I have clicked more here lately. It's good to see/recognize some of the "older" members as well as our newer contributors.
magic43 09/07/19 08:08am Truck Campers
RE: TC vs Small 5th wheel

The idle time 24 ft 5th is what I was considering. It has enough interior space with the slide and light enough to be towed with the Ford 150. Having owned both is this 5th wheel much more difficult to travel with say cross country staying only a night or two in each location? Does the high CG of the TC around corners feel less stable than you 24 ft idle time? Said another way is towing your small 5th wheel on the hwy any different than hauling your TC?There is a difference between my TC and 5th because the Outfitter TC is a popup. Much less wind resistance and 2 mpg better mileage. Parking and fueling is also much easier with the TC because I can fill up at a convenience store and park in a normal parking space. I don't hesitate to pull into McD's for a mid morning sausage/biscuit and coffee but might hesitate with the 5th. No question about the comfort at night and no climbing up into bed at night. I installed a "Sidewinder" pin box on the Idle Time RKS so there is no worry about blowing a truck back window when turning/backing. Backing still takes more truck movement than a TT. The TC rides smoother because there is no bridge "chucking". As I previously mentioned, two different RV units for two completely different travel/camping situations.
magic43 09/05/19 12:08pm Truck Campers
RE: TC vs Small 5th wheel

Starting with a homemade popup trailer in 1966, we have owned/traveled in/with every RV type made. We bought the Outfitter TC in 2004 while we still had the Class C MH, and recently completed a 7822 mile month long trip in it. The MH was replaced with an Idle Time 24' fifth wheel a couple of years ago which will be our choice for a Smokey Mountain trip next month. For us much depends upon whether we will be "travel camping" or "sitting still camping" as in how we plan to spend the majority of our time.
magic43 09/04/19 05:10pm Truck Campers
RE: Trip Report -- WA to Northern BC and Back

Wide open sawing but a Smokey Mountain trip planned toward the end of October. We will be in the 5th wheel so the TC will have to stay at home this time.
magic43 09/02/19 10:11am Truck Campers
RE: Trip Report -- WA to Northern BC and Back

Wow Erik, it's good to meet an "Old Friend" somewhere else along our life's highway. At least we do not have sawdust in our pockets when we are traveling. ;) MM
magic43 09/02/19 07:00am Truck Campers
RE: Tripod stabilizer

JT Strongarms for me.
magic43 07/10/19 02:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pop up camper vs hard sided camper

This is a perfect trip for a TC, so the Apex-8 Outfitter goes and the 5th wheel stays home.
magic43 07/10/19 11:32am Truck Campers
RE: Short light weight 5th wheel search

We were traveling/camping in a 26' Class C for the 13K mile trip in 1997.
magic43 07/10/19 11:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pop up camper vs hard sided camper

Don't let "age" make your decisions for you. I will be 76 on the 14th and will leave on a ~7K mile trip on the 15th. Yes, compromises have to be made, but if you upgrade your F150, please go to an F250 (gas) no matter which camper you decide on.
magic43 07/09/19 02:28pm Truck Campers
RE: Short light weight 5th wheel search

Had you looked at any other small 5th wheels before ordering the 219RKS? We looked for but did not find any 5th wheel comparable to the Idle Time.
magic43 07/09/19 02:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Short light weight 5th wheel search

Maybe my response was misleading. We have had the Idle Time 219KS for two+ years. It has been to Michigan plus a couple of trips to Pigeon Forge as well as Eureka Springs, AR, & Branson, MO. Excellent performance, plenty of room, and no glitches. I highly recommend it. https://i.imgur.com/uscZPlcl.jpg We will leave the 15th on a ~7K mile trip to the PNW with the furtherest away destination being Hyder, AK. This type of trip is best suited for the TC, so the Outfitter will go the the Idle Time will stay at home.
magic43 07/09/19 02:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Short light weight 5th wheel search

Absolutely. I have responded to your "Pop Up" topic in the TC board, so I might as well respond to this one also. In addition to the Outfitter Pop-Up TC, we also have an Idle Time 219 RKS. Allen Camper Mfg. is a family owned company that is turning out a steady flow of nicely built units. We drove to Allen, OK, and met with owner/partner Doug, who spent several hours with us touring the factory and answering our questions. We were completely satisfied and gave Doug the go-ahead to build our unit. Picture of both in my profile. I have an F250, so I can not answer any questions regarding your F150's towing ability.
magic43 07/08/19 01:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pop up camper vs hard sided camper

Good to hear from you Bob. At least there are still a couple of us '04 models still kicking around. '04 Outfitter Apex 8's and '04 models here on RV Net. We will leave on the 15th on a ~6800 mile PNW trip which will include your state of Washington, Vancouver Island, BC, and AB, before re-entering the "states" and heading toward home. The Outfitter rocks on trips like this.
magic43 07/08/19 10:05am Truck Campers
RE: Outfitter Apex 8 7/7/19 Heading west

Sounds like a good plan. Stay safe and enjoy. Post up some pictures. We will leave home on the 15th for an ~6800 mile PNW trip in our Outfitter. I will start a new topic detailing that trip.
magic43 07/06/19 03:48pm Truck Campers
RE: Pop up camper vs hard sided camper

We have made the "rounds" from a popup trailer, TT, MH, TC, and 5th wheel. Our favorite is the fiver for trips that may include some stops of several days, but the hands down favorite for traveling is the Outfitter popup TC. I suppose that I have lost touch on how to post pictures here. ?? OK, maybe I found it. https://i.imgur.com/iugfimjl.jpg Ready to travel. https://i.imgur.com/ozQlzCxl.jpg Set up. https://i.imgur.com/E5UBK81l.jpg Home sweet home for one night.
magic43 07/06/19 03:24pm Truck Campers
RE: Stable Camper Hitch Extension Stand

That is virtually the same product and certainly the same principal as Lippert's JT's Strong Arm which is used to stabilize a 5th wheel.
magic43 07/06/19 02:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Toilet bubbles/spits up ???

So are you talking about the black tank bubbling/spitting or are you talking about the flushing water spitting as you are flushing? Air in your fresh water line leading to the toilet can & will cause the water to spit out.
magic43 05/24/19 12:33pm Fifth-Wheels
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