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RE: Your total length, truck and trailer

Your making this too complicated. Measure your truck from front bumper to the back of the cab. Add 43 feet (40 foot of trailer plus space between cab and front of trailer) to that and you should be close. That is very possible. Thanks
getpower1 08/28/20 11:20am Fifth-Wheels
Your total length, truck and trailer

Hi all, I may have found an opportunity on a fifth wheel and I’m waiting on the specs, but I believe it’s going to be a 40 foot long Montana. Right now, hooked to my travel trailer, I know my truck is 22’ long and I have a foot more for the wd hitch, then my current travel trailer is 28’ long from coupler to spare tire. I can safely figure that I am 51 feet long overall when hitched. I’ve tried searching every way I can think and I’m not coming up with a solid answer for myself. I figured (and am probably wrong) that about three feet of the fifth wheel length will be in the bed of my truck, then about three feet of my truck will be under the fifth wheel. So if I take six feet away from the truck and the trailer, I’m coming up with about 56 feet long overall when hitched. Does this sound about right? Does anyone with a crew cab long bed truck know what they’re overall length is with their 40 foot fifth wheel hitched? Anyone possibly with a (within five year old) Montana?
getpower1 08/28/20 08:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Recommendations on a +/- 30 footer for a family?

Try to find a used Arctic Fox 27.5L. It's the length you want (mine is 28'). The newer ones might be slightly longer. Fridge, sink, bathroom and bed are all accessible with slides in. Dinette might be hard to find because everyone seems to order with table/chairs but I'm with you on that one. It's built like a tank but you have the truck for it. Good luck! Any north woods products are always on my short list. I’ll look into it, thanks
getpower1 07/14/20 08:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Recommendations on a +/- 30 footer for a family?

Has to be a two way fridge, lot of boondocking so residential won’t work. I suggest you rethink this ! Solar, especially DIY is MUCH more affordable and the benefits of a residential refrigerator are HUGE as your family grows. Unless you camp in area that have a lot of shade, or camp during the time of year where a furnace needs to run more than just an hour in the AM to knock the chill off, forget propane ! With a 2500W-3000W portable generator, FOUR golf cart batteries and a quality combination inverter, charger, automatic transfer switch and a DC-DC charge for on-the-road charging. Probably have to charge the batteries for an hour or so in the AM and another hour or so before dark. I appreciate that, however I don’t think solar is something I’m interested in at this time. Not that there isn’t a place for it. We use our rv mainly on weekends only but for one week of vacation a year and the rest of the time it’s unplugged. Not to mention where we go camping, the generator is on 90% of the time to run the air conditioning...if not for us, for the dogs. I don’t think it’s something I want to invest money into at this time.
getpower1 07/14/20 02:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Recommendations on a +/- 30 footer for a family?

CONGRATS on upcoming arrival !!!!!! Thank you, we appreciate it! To all, a toy hauler is definitely an option. Though I haven’t seen a lot of units in our size range. I still have to look into the Carbon model to see if it would fit the bill. Attitude has one I’m interested in but I have concerns about quality, especially in a used one...not to mention it’s a little out of my price range.
getpower1 07/13/20 09:15am Fifth-Wheels
Recommendations on a +/- 30 footer for a family?

Hi all, Little background. Have gone from truck camper to travel trailer. Have three dogs on the small size, biggest one being the size of a small border collie. A 19 month old, and we’ve recently learned another one on the way. Looking to get into a fifth wheel possibly for our next camper and have a bunch of time to figure it out, but hopefully getting something this year, pending all the other things going on around us. Tow vehicle is a 2018 Ram 3500 SRW long bed diesel, so not limited in that way as far as I’m concerned given the size I’m looking at. I have RV parking on the side of our house. Travel trailer currently sits there and is 28 feet from ball to back of spare tire and sits a couple feet back from the gate. I have no problem with squeezing something back there. Not sure exactly on what I could get away with at this time. But 31 feet shouldn’t be a problem and I’m pretty sure that 35 feet would be too long. Couple things I’ve been looking at and liking just tonight are the Sprinter line that keystone has. Would like to keep the out the door price at around a “family friendly” $35,000. Am open to looking at and for older stuff too. Doesn’t have to be new. But would like something that’s known for quality as far as looking at older stuff. Looking at all RVs and YouTube videos of walkthroughs is kind of a hobby of mine so I’m aware of a lot as far as brands and reliability of certain things. Something from Grand Design would be nice but might be a little more expense than I am willing to incur in the next year. So, as far as personal experience with a family of four plus dogs, does anyone have suggestions of what I should look into? Few quick notes, slides are fine anywhere as long as I can get to the fridge and preferably the pantry also when they are in. Not a lot of room to open up, load up, then close up and go. Has to be a two way fridge, lot of boondocking so residential won’t work. Bathroom should be accessible with slides in. Main bed should be usable with slides in. Would prefer a couch and dinette over theatre seats and a table. Lastly, if it’s doable in others’ experience, I know it’s difficult to find a bunk model in the lengths I’m looking at, so I’m not sure it’s necessary to have those dedicated beds. Still new to being a parent and the one still sleeps in a pack and play type crib when camping, so maybe it’s possible to just let the kids have the floor or the couch that makes into a bed in the main living area??? Suggestions for models I should check out? Hopefully if nothing else this is an interesting topic for people to think on and give their opinions.
getpower1 07/12/20 09:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Just curious......

Same truck as OP, towing the trailer in my sig from the Bay Area to the Sierras, I got like 11.5. Not awesome but had all the power in the world I ever needed.
getpower1 04/11/20 04:20pm Travel Trailers
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