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RE: When is a purchase a purchase?

Hi time2roll, I have no idea about that. The guy just seemed comfortable because a friend of his is a biggy at Jayco and what has to be completed has to come from Jayco.
Mondooker 01/13/22 06:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: When is a purchase a purchase?

Hi dedmiston, The plot thickens, I just checked and the guy is from Charlotte, NC where it is titled. But his dealer is in Orlando Florida where he signed the papers and will take delivery. Does what you said still apply, no ownership until it leaves the dealership?
Mondooker 01/13/22 10:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: When is a purchase a purchase?

Ok, I can add a little context here. He purchased a Jayco Pinnacle and a friend of his is in management there. Due to that he felt comfortable feeling things will go well. Apparently the dealer did the PDI’s they could do. Others required things shipped from Jayco like two bay doors (have no idea what’s up with that) and something else that had to come from Jayco. I guess that makes a little more sense. But I think id still rather sign when everything is done. But we may not know all the specifics. . I do appreciate your input on the legal part of things.
Mondooker 01/13/22 07:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: When is a purchase a purchase?

Yah I don’t know why he signed and then not take ownership. I posed these question to a paralegal friend of mine. She said it would be an interesting case if the coach was delivered and it wasn’t right. And the guy refused to take delivery by refusing to sign for it. The guy didn’t say anything about the legal aspect. It was just interesting to me because stuff happens even in the best of circumstances.
Mondooker 01/12/22 06:23pm Fifth-Wheels
When is a purchase a purchase?

I recently read a thread on another forum I thought was interesting. It’s seems this guys orders a fifth wheel, it comes in, a PDI is performed and as normal, some items needed fixing. As the story unfolds he gets a loan, signs all the paperwork and leaves the dealership. Awaiting the Coach to be shipped to him once the PDI items are done. Now two weeks have passed and some things on the PDI list are not completed due to things needed from the manufacturer. He hopes to get the Coach next week but wonders if things would have worked better if he hadn’t already signed the paperwork? After reading this I wondered when in fact is the Coach his? A friend of mine was a GM for a Cadillac dealer. He said he owns the car until it’s driven off the lot. The guy above didn’t say anything about not wanting the Coach. But when is the Coach actually his? When he signed the papers or when he takes delivery?
Mondooker 01/12/22 03:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Do you use EKON OX BLOX Trailer Jack Blocks

My point is when towing, the jacks are at drive height, fully retracted. Jacks legs, as you know are adjustable. The blocks I’m looking at are 7” tall meaning I can set the jacks legs up further than what may be the standard (factory height), taking more stress off of them. Yes, my jack pads are wider than the opening in the block. But will sit on top of the block very nicely. And everyone’s opinion is taken and appreciated and my mind was not made up. We all give our opinions and most of us take no offense.
Mondooker 12/31/21 12:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Do you use EKON OX BLOX Trailer Jack Blocks

Hi guys and thanks for your comments. I agree they’re expensive but seem easy to deal with and no worries of weight issues of the Coach. Plus I can set all jacks to the same tow height, slide the blocks underneath and done. The less you have to deal with when setting up the better right? And spread their cost over a lifetime of use and it’s really pretty cheap.
Mondooker 12/31/21 08:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Do you use EKON OX BLOX Trailer Jack Blocks

Hi Retired JSO, And you’re right but not a long term solution and come with their own problems. I’ll stick with a plastic style that will keep the jacks 7” off the ground. It’s better for the jacks and eventually the fifth wheel. Just my opinion.
Mondooker 12/29/21 06:56pm Fifth-Wheels
Do you use EKON OX BLOX Trailer Jack Blocks

Hi guys, Do you use Ox Bloxs on your fifth wheel? I’ve been looking at different blocks and these look pretty good.
Mondooker 12/29/21 06:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing a 42 footer… What do you think?

Hey Bad Brad, That’s exactly right… Whenever we were going to our 40’ motorhome we always had to decide what we can’t take. With a 42’ fiver with 4 to 5 slides very little consideration has to be given to that. It’s more like a 2nd home as you said.
Mondooker 08/23/21 06:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing a 42 footer… What do you think?

Length isn’t really the greatest factor because it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s heavier? The 42’ River Ranch isn’t as heavy as some 38 footers because of its use of composites and some other weight saving materials. And I don’t know about downsizing? If you downsize and end up with something that really doesn’t work. Then what good is the downsize off all it does is get you into a couple other state parks?
Mondooker 08/22/21 12:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing a 42 footer… What do you think?

Thanks Ron3rd, You see 45 footers with 18’ trailers all the time and they seem to always find a place to park. That’s about 63 feet and they seem to get along just fine. Great to RV as you like isn’t it!
Mondooker 08/12/21 10:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: You know anything about Columbus River Ranch?

Hi Campinfan, The entrance is interesting isn’t it? I can see that a handrail is definitely needed to help you up the steps, but the cage is different. I’m thinking maybe a cover like they have over the stairs in a diesel pusher. But then there’s the fear of tripping over the lip because it wouldn’t be flush. The key of course is keeping folks from falling down the stairwell. For dogs, older folks and kids I get it! The feature of a flat floor and 7’ ceilings, especially for 6+ footers is a big deal. Another thing I noticed is the home style air-conditioning system. And the filter it uses would be terrific for asthmatics or anyone who benefits from truly filtered air. Anyway, very interesting 5th wheel!
Mondooker 08/09/21 09:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing a 42 footer… What do you think?

Thanks ferndaleflyer and IvyLog, That’s been my experience as well. I don’t remember ever having a problem finding a pull thru for my motorhome and 18 ft trailer. Maybe it’s a matter of where you are, I don’t know. I always call ahead for space and NEVER have been turned away. Maybe part of the reason is I only travel during the week, never weekends. So I’m not competing with the weekend crowd. At my destination point I’ve made reservations well in advance so my space is locked in.
Mondooker 08/08/21 08:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing a 42 footer… What do you think?

Thanks Michelle, that’s great information and just what I was looking for. I have a 40’ motorhome and have driven many 45 footers. There is very little difference between the two. And what you’re telling me is that’s true of the 5th wheel as well? Great information, thanks.
Mondooker 08/07/21 07:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing a 42 footer… What do you think?

Hi samsontdog, I hear what you’re saying but for us 34’ does not give us the space we need. I can get our 40’ motorhome most anyplace I want to go and the same should be true for a 42’ fifth wheel. My consern is more about Drive ability?
Mondooker 08/07/21 06:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing a 42 footer… What do you think?

Hi MarkTwain, We currently have a 40’ motorhome and know that drill very well.
Mondooker 08/07/21 04:19pm Fifth-Wheels
Towing a 42 footer… What do you think?

Hi folks, Found the perfect 5th wheel and it’s 42 feet. Started out looking for a 38 but it’s the 42 footer that best handles our needs. Not concerned about state parks etc. We will use an occasional parking lot on travel days but mostly RV park pull thru. When all is said and done does the extra 4 feet make that big of difference towing and in general? We go between Georgia and Montana most summers but pretty much stay in one place. So not a lot of traveling around with the Coach once we arrive at our destination. Thanks guys
Mondooker 08/07/21 03:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: You know anything about Columbus River Ranch?

Hi Ken, I don’t know what the 2022 price is but I do know they’ve added aluminum basement doors, new furniture that’s made of steel with higher quality coverings, better solid surface counter tops etc. I also understand they brought in a heavyweight from one of the big fifth wheel companies to head the River Ranch division. What did you think when you were in the Coach overall, pretty nice and well planned, or not so great?
Mondooker 08/02/21 09:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: You know anything about Columbus River Ranch?

I was talking to someone at Columbus about the air situation. He said what looked fine on paper by the engineers didn’t do so well in real life. They corrected the issue with the 2022’s going down the line now. And are fixing those that were sold. Sounds like the old adage “don’t buy a first year new model”. Sure looks good though. Full flat floor and 7 foot ceilings throughout. Very nice! Not bad stats either do to the use of Azdel and other composers. Length 42 Dry weight 13,370 GWR 16,800 Hitch weight 2,650
Mondooker 08/02/21 06:56am Fifth-Wheels
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