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Old 05-02-2012, 08:57 PM   #261
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Officially, it is a 29' with a dry weight just a hair under 6,000#.
From hitch to bumper is about 33'.
I haven't put this trailer on a scale, but past experience tells me I am about 7,000 - 7,200#.
It is a 2011 model. Has a slide on each side, so the LR/DR is about 14' wide when set up.
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My 2012 Ecoboost 4X4 F150 tows this 9K 5th wheel with ease. GVWR for truck on the line and not over max. Added helper spring on rear axel, pulls level and smooth. Slightly over weight on rear axel only. GCWR well below max.
@ plb... nice set-up, ...@ trailer price ? if you don't mind me asking !
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Thats impressive. A camper company made a 5th wheel specifically for 5.5 ft box and no slider.
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Thats impressive. A camper company made a 5th wheel specifically for 5.5 ft box and no slider.
It has a slider, it's a reese sidewinder. Instead of moving the hitch, it's the pin that's moving.

Nice concept, Google it and look at the videos.

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@ plb... nice set-up, ...@ trailer price ? if you don't mind me asking !

TTL out the door was $38,000. I had a second AC installed in the BR, fireplace in the LR and the aluminum wheels all drove up the cost a little. Fireplace will save gas in winter. In the Texas summer heat the extra AC will be a bonus to have.
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TTL out the door was $38,000. I had a second AC installed in the BR, fireplace in the LR and the aluminum wheels all drove up the cost a little. Fireplace will save gas in winter. In the Texas summer heat the extra AC will be a bonus to have.
Wait, doesn't the fireplace use gas? Or were you referring to just heating the living room vs heating the whole trailer? We haven't gone camping yet, but have slept in our fiver a half dozen nights to get to know it. With night temps in the upper 20s, a thermostat setting of 60 degrees left me cold in bed, but a setting of 61 was good. A digital thermometer indicated the trailer was about 2 degrees colder than the thermostat. Also found out the dealer didn't put much propane in it.
BTW, after sleeping in it, a better mattress is on order. I'm not going through the back aches I had the first two years of our last trailer before we upgraded the mattress.
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Electric fireplace.
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Wait, doesn't the fireplace use gas? Or were you referring to just heating the living room vs heating the whole trailer? We haven't gone camping yet, but have slept in our fiver a half dozen nights to get to know it. With night temps in the upper 20s, a thermostat setting of 60 degrees left me cold in bed, but a setting of 61 was good. A digital thermometer indicated the trailer was about 2 degrees colder than the thermostat. Also found out the dealer didn't put much propane in it.
BTW, after sleeping in it, a better mattress is on order. I'm not going through the back aches I had the first two years of our last trailer before we upgraded the mattress.
This is the electric heater in the living room. A cold night here where I live will be in the 40's maybe. I haven't been out in the cold weather yet but my dealer said it will keep me warm in the winter here in Central TX.
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My experience with our 30' TT with enclosed underbelly and arctic package is that 2250 watts of electric will keep you warm down into the low twenties. I use a 1500 watt electric oil filled radiator in the main living room and a 750 watt electric with fan in the bedroom. Saves my propane that way. :-)
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Ok, first post here, figured this was as good of thread as any to start. Here is my Airstream Basecamp being towed by my Raptor in Pacific City, OR. Airstream made about 300 of these little toy haulers between 2007 and 2008, enjoy!

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