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Posted: 05/04/21 12:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

New 5th wheel incoming.
We bought the new truck (in signature) in 2018 with the intention of getting a 5er. It’s finally happening and we are looking forward to it. We ordered it on 10 March and they said it will realistically take 12 weeks. We figured as much, so no big deal.
My salesman called the other day and said I have bad news and good news.
Bad news is Coachman is discontinuing the trailer you want so they will not be making one for you. It’s a 30 foot Chaparral Lite 25 RE and it seems they are not as popular as larger ones and they don’t sell very many so it’s getting the boot. I didn’t want to struggle in parks so my goal was to stay at 30 feet. My dealer had two of these models arrive a few weeks before we ordered and we walked through and decided it would be perfect for us: two older folks that will only occasionally have two visitors.
Good news is they still had one of the ones we walked through in stock. He said he would put our name on it if we wanted it. The only hiccup was there were two options that we wanted that were not on the one they had. We wanted a 2” receiver for the bike rack and we also wanted a sofa bed (for the occasional guests, mainly young grandkids) instead of the dual recliners. Thomas Payne, the sofa manufacturer, will send the new sofa directly to my dealer and they will swap them out for us. They will also install the receiver hitch on the frame.
We pick it up in nine days! 12 weeks would have been 2 June, so it worked out pretty well.
My truck has 3978 lb. payload capacity, a towing capacity of 16,000ish and the 5er has a pin weight of 1115, a 7273 UVW and CCC of 2527, with a GVWR just a bit under 10,000. The weight will also be perfect for the Andersen UFH hanging on the wall in my garage. Keep the boos and hisses to a minimum please! Lol!
It comes with the Lippert Solid Step and I am one of those that will be unable to open them in storage so the Torklift Glowstep Revolution Uprising will be installed before I take it to the storage lot.
Our shakedown cruise will be 21 May. Pictures will be forthcoming!


Bob & Susan
Shelby the Beagle June 8, 2005 - Dec. 24, 2016
2018 Ram 3500 6.4 HEMI, long bed, 4.10’s
2021 Coachman Chaparral Lite 25 RE
2011 Gulfstream Ameri-Lite 23BW - retired
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 - retired


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Congrats and enjoy!


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Almost time to go camping!


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I special ordered a Jayco three years ago only to find out weeks later that my particular model had been discontinued. Supposedly the dealer was notified but I was not made aware of this. I found out by calling my salesman and asking for a possible delivery date......and he said "we have bad news on your model." So after my trip to the dealership to get my deposit back they made me a fantastic offer on the Grand Design Reflection which had a much higher MSRP. Factories will change direction in a heartbeat!!

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I special ordered a Jayco three years ago only to find out weeks later that my particular model had been discontinued. Supposedly the dealer was notified but I was not made aware of this. I found out by calling my salesman and asking for a possible delivery date......and he said "we have bad news on your model." So after my trip to the dealership to get my deposit back they made me a fantastic offer on the Grand Design Reflection which had a much higher MSRP. Factories will change direction in a heartbeat!!

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Congrats on the new Fiver ! ! Good Luck with it...


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Congrats from CNY and may she bring you/grandkids many miles of smiles !!!


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