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Old 04-25-2009, 10:19 AM   #91
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I have seriously thought about getting a FC Wanderlodge to compliment our PT diesel pusher Wanderlodge, but She keeps shooting that down as being too complicated and expensive.
You have issues


I just saw another good comparison of RV vs. 5th wheel here by some folks who've been full-timing for 6 years or so. It should cover enough subjects to sufficiently cloud your decision-making process that much further
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Old 04-25-2009, 10:22 PM   #92
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this is mine

Check it. 31 foot 5th wheel. Been living in it for 3 years now and loving it. Cheap living and you can go where the work is.

Inside set up for living

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Loaded up for traveling
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Enjoy the outdoors, cause the inside will get smaller and smaller. I use the easyup as a garage for my bikes and other stuff I want out of the weather.
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Old 04-25-2009, 10:27 PM   #93
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That does look nice!
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Old 04-25-2009, 10:37 PM   #94
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I just saw another good comparison of RV vs. 5th wheel here ....

Summation: If you could figure out a way to pull a fifth wheel trailer with a Jeep you would have it made.



Hmmm. I'm going to noodle around with that.....
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Old 04-25-2009, 10:46 PM   #95
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Summation: If you could figure out a way to pull a fifth wheel trailer with a Jeep you would have it made.



Hmmm. I'm going to noodle around with that.....

It would have to be a helluva big Jeep.

And that's where I have a problem with the 5th wheel thing. Once you work through the numbers as regarding weight, you wind up with a huge truck, and as much as I enjoy trucks I personally don't want to drive one when I go shopping.

Alas, there is no perfect solution short of winning the Lotto and having a staff to drive your stuff around.
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Check it. 31 foot 5th wheel. Been living in it for 3 years now and loving it. Cheap living and you can go where the work is.



I'm still trying to align myself (and my meager funds) with a van that I can convert to a camper. One of the many reasons for this is the fact that jobs in this area are drying up. I will have an advantage if I can pull up the stump and plop it down in a more prosperous region. I need to buy a bike too.


Nice rig man.
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Old 04-25-2009, 10:55 PM   #97
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It would have to be a helluva big Jeep.

Not necessarily.





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Old 04-25-2009, 11:06 PM   #98
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Not necessarily.

You will, of course, be going to Hell for showing those photos.

That's zactly right. What's safe for the flats of 45 miles of Florida may not look so smart when you have to drive hundreds of miles in the mountains.
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Old 04-25-2009, 11:30 PM   #99
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Not necessarily.








That looks like a death trap.
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Old 04-26-2009, 12:06 AM   #100
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That looks like a death trap.

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Old 04-26-2009, 12:27 AM   #101
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Can you imagine the handling on a windy mountain highway downgrade? Or the Mackinac bridge?
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Old 04-26-2009, 01:58 AM   #102
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I used to work with a guy who worked as a carny maybe thirty years ago. He said there was a guy on their crew who towed a fifth wheel trailer with his car. He had built an adapter that fit over the trunk lid. Given the era it was probably some huge boat of a car with a big block engine. I found those pictures after searching for "tow fifth wheel with car" on google.


That is not my blazer or my fifth wheel. No really.

Although, being from Missouri I have seen similar things running down the road.
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Old 04-26-2009, 10:01 AM   #103
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Once you work through the numbers as regarding weight, you wind up with a huge truck, and as much as I enjoy trucks I personally don't want to drive one when I go shopping.
I tow this package with a 2500 hd with the 6.0 litter engine. Not breaking any land speed records but I'v pulled across the country 5 times. I'v added a new exhaust programmer and cold air intake but the biggest gain came from a http://www.gearvendors.com/. Very expensive but its payed for itself over the last three years.
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Old 04-26-2009, 10:42 AM   #104
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I tow this package with a 2500 hd with the 6.0 litter engine. Not breaking any land speed records but I'v pulled across the country 5 times. I'v added a new exhaust programmer and cold air intake but the biggest gain came from a http://www.gearvendors.com/. Very expensive but its payed for itself over the last three years.

Is that a diesel or a gas engine?

What's your mileage like when towing?

I've never wanted to drive a big pick-em-up as my daily transport, hence the Land Rover Disco II that I trailer. But diff'rnt strokes for diff'rnt folks, as evidenced by the large number of folks that do so all the time.

I've heard from quite a few folks that big dually pickups handle the big trailers well. Personally, and this comes from the perspective of someone who is pretty conservative about these things and who used to own a truckin' company that operated a number of K100 Kenworths, I'd give some serious thought to something like a Freightliner Sportchassis if they weren't so Gawd Awful eggs-pensive.


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Old 04-26-2009, 10:43 AM   #105
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That looks like a death trap.

It is. That's why we are joking about it.
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