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RE: Just bought a new 5th wheel

work2much 02/16/21 09:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking for New Fifth Wheel with Bigger Windows

One of the reasons we chose our Solitude 2930RL. 34-4" https://i.imgur.com/q5wIoskl.jpg
work2much 02/16/21 07:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Shortest 5th Wheel with King Bed Option

I doubt it's the shortest available but our Solitude has a King and is 34'-4" Solitude 2930RL
work2much 02/15/21 12:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Morryde Rubber pin box

If you are getting a new truck and it has the factory puck including a gooseneck ball why not just get a Goose Box. No more cumbersome hitch to remove to use the bed. All the equipment stays with the trailer. The Goose Box is shock dampened and air ride adjustable. Lippert frame warranty approved. https://i.imgur.com/VBpXVk2l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/nvNnpcLl.jpg
work2much 02/06/21 10:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Opinions on Grand Design Fifth Wheels

We like ours but it certainly hasn't been trouble free. Nothing major, just a few things that I have fixed myself and a couple of those were appliance related issues that could be present on any new RV. For some I'm sure these things would be griping points. I have had enough RV's over the years to know that early issues are pretty normal. I'm not sure you are going to find much difference among any of the brands built in the sub 100k price points. They seem to all be built with a keen eye on price point and profit. One big like I had was that GD has a consumer repair facility with overnight rv spots. If I needed a major service such as a broken frame or slide etc I would rather have a factory repair over a dealership. Ultimately we will be going to a custom unit but for now our Solitude has been good.
work2much 01/11/21 11:33pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Gen Y vs. Reese Goose Box

Got the Goose Box installed. Install was pretty straight forward. When it was delivered I had it loaded right into the bed of the truck and unboxed it from there. Using a system of blocks and trailer landing gear was able to bolt it up and align the bolts without asking a buddy for help muscling the 160 pounds around. Quality looks good and trailer tows great behind it on a quick test run. Looking forward to a longer trip to give it a better test. I don't miss manhandling the Curt hitch in and out of the bed, that's for sure. https://i.imgur.com/mZZPoQfl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/hZDgJ8Ol.jpg https://i.imgur.com/e5mZXqsl.jpg
work2much 01/07/21 06:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Gen Y vs. Reese Goose Box

Looks great, what brand kit did you get? Thanks Roadmaster kit for 7k axles. https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Leaf-Spring-Suspension/Roadmaster/RM-2460.html
work2much 01/02/21 08:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Gen Y vs. Reese Goose Box

Thank you for al the responses, much appreciate the time you spent helping my decision. I have decided to order a Reese 20k Goosebox and associated ball/chain hardware. Yesterday I installed a shock kit on the trailer so I am anticipating a smoother ride overall once the hitch is installed. Cheers! https://i.imgur.com/9w95Md9l.jpg
work2much 01/02/21 10:54am Fifth-Wheels
Gen Y vs. Reese Goose Box

This would be on a 2020 Grand Design Solitude 35' and 2017 Ram 3500 DRW. Looking for thoughts on these two options to replace the factory 1621 King Pin and Curt Hitch. Thoughts? Thanks! https://i.imgur.com/1fhCisIl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/vVjpRKFl.jpg
work2much 01/01/21 10:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fifth Wheels with an onaboard Onan

I have a factory installed Onan 5500 lp and it's a fantastic option. I agree if your camping style involves hunkering down off the grid and using the gensets all day long for days in a row, gasoline is a better option. However if you are a convenience user and use the built in for rest area breaks, lunch stops, overnighting, leaving the dog in the camper. The built- in Onan gives us lots of options vs. a portable genset or no genset at all. There is no planning , no hauling ,no carrying no set up, no cord pulling, no carb issues, no stale gas or ethanol talk no security issues. Just push button convenience and you can have full electric wherever you are. I too think its a fantastic option ,if one needs it . In my case it was a pretty much wasted 4500 dollar option, that one Honda 2000 could have served "OUR" needs , and now does with my present fifth wheel without the onboard generator. For us it was live ,and learn :( Very few actually need an onboard genset or must have one in order to camp. However the Onboard genset expands your camping options. You can overnight most anywhere even in extreme hot weather because you have electric for AC available. You can leave dog in RV on a hot day while you go to lunch or tour an attraction. You can boondock or visit places and have full use of your RV without planning. The genset gives you the option to do more. Taking advantage of these options is up to the end user. However without the genset many of these options are unavailable. We have all those same options with our solar/lithium system. Also with a propane generator you still have carb issues, planning for the purchase of propane and planning for normal maintenance. Just pointing out that having a propane generator (and I used to) isn't trouble free, carefree nirvana. Ours quit working more than once..
work2much 10/30/20 01:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fifth Wheels with an onaboard Onan

Usually optional. Some dealers stock a few with the genset installed but typically you need to order the unit or have it dealer installed. Many people prefer a portable gas unit for cost savings, weight savings, noise reduction and efficiency. The propane unit has the advantage of simply hitting a switch to start it. Look for units that have generator prep and the dealer can take it from there. This is a costly add on though whether you order the trailer with it factory installed or have a dealer/repair shop install it. You might also want to look at the weight addition and make sure you have enough cargo carrying capacity for it along with all the other stuff you load into the trailer. Some 5th wheels have a surprisingly low load cargo carrying capacity after filling up on propane and water.
work2much 10/28/20 11:57am Fifth-Wheels
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