Been & Gone & dunnit,,

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  1. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Thanks for all your input on my quander regarding a 5er and a truck :thumb:

    I have been and ordered one of the (below) opted for a new one opposed to a second hand one.. :Smile:
     

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    Wow, what's the wait time for the new one? bet its too long, or it will seem that way anyway:BigGrin::BigGrin: Exciting times:thumb:
     
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    WOW:Eek!:that's fabulous:thumb:
     
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    That's the dogs danglies for sure:thumb:
     
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    Credit crunch, what credit crunch??

    Well done you, I hope you have lots of good times in it.

    D.
     
  6. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Thanks all,, Should get it first week in December.. :BigGrin:

    They are even going to deliver from Suffolk to Dorset.

    Took "Dazzer`s" and a few others advise and decided against a Navara,, and opted for the truck which is in the photo, which is a Ford F150,, 5.4 Triton,, and I am getting the guy to do an LPG conversion..

    The only problem is How do I explain to the 4 grandkids that I have spent their inheritance,, :Rofl1:

    Hope to see you in a field somewhere. :beer:
     
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    mmmm I would have bought the bigger one
     
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    Great 5er and an even better truck!!! :thumb:

    Its superb, i hope you have a lot of fun in it :thumb::BigGrin:
     
  9. robrobc

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    me too !!!!

    Well done Old-Mo.

    I was in that very fifth wheel not one week ago. It is a beauty.

    You said.....

    Took "Dazzer`s" and a few others advise and decided against a Navara,, and opted for the truck which is in the photo, which is a Ford F150,, 5.4 Triton,, and I am getting the guy to do an LPG conversion..

    I agree with that totally.......great fifth wheel and a very nice Ford too, here's to many many great times for you...................
    I have with the assistance of the Gentleman at Suffolk, ordered my new fifth wheel from the US. A Rockwood 8280SS in cream, 6 to 8 weeks to build, 5 to 10 weeks to ship......the wait is going to kill me.
     
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    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    You seem switched on "dazzer" regarding trucks !! Should I have gone for a different truck as "slickmouse" say`s ?

    Any photo`s of your new one "robrobc" ? or is it a special build to your spec`s ? March/April it`s not that far away, just in time for spring/summer. :BigGrin: Hope you took your shoe`s off before you walked on my carpet :Rofl1:

    I have travelled about 2 thousand miles in the last few weeks looking at various makes and models,, and I must admit these guy`s seem to bend over backwards to help and explain the legalities regarding weight`s, etc. :thumb:

    "jim" you can put me down on your 5th wheel recovery register,, from December.:Smile:
     
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    Hi Old -mo.

    I have got this URL

    Rockwood Travel Trailers & Fifth Wheels Floorplans

    That will get you onto the floorplans and specifications and within there is a brochure which you can view with all the colour permutations in. We have gone for the 8280SS in Cream with Planked Linoleum and some other goodies :Smile::Smile::Smile::Smile:

    I guess it is not so much a special, as all the items are standard it is just how you put them all together I suppose.

    I did indeed check my shoes very carefully and if I remember correctly there were carpet protectors down as well.

    I agree with your views on their service, it is one of the things that made my mind up for me, that and the "can do" mentality which is such a refreshing change compared to some I have encountered.

    Rob
     
  12. huskieracer

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    Looks a lovely fifth wheel but it looks 8ft wide, is it?

    If so then you cant tow it legally on a Ford F150, its not heavy enough to tow over 7.6ft wide or 27ft long!

    Sure F150 is under 3500kg Gross Vehicle Weight.

    See link below to NTTA trailer regulations.

    NTTA - Trailer Law - Trailer Maximum Dimensions
     
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    The GCVW of my Lightning is over 6 tonnes :Eeek: and as far as I know the Lightning is the lightest duty F150 Ford make, Old Mos is a twincab which is a bigger vehicle and has I believe a greater capacity.

    No-one makes em like the Yanks :Wink::thumb:
     
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    what a luxurious beast ! but how can you take it up to the western isles and turn it around on the tiny roads ? :cry:
     
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    Hi Old-Mo
    AFAIK they are a good Co. to deal with. What is the length of your 5er?
    Your truck looks like a short bed? if it is , it may pay to look into a slider hitch, they are a bit dearer but you only have to touch the cab once to pay for it!!!!
    It looks like a REALLY practical outfit.
    Nigel & Pamala
     
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    I agree Steve, but the western isles are not exactly Southern Europe :BigGrin::BigGrin:

    I am prepared to stand corrected but I would rather manoeuvre a 30ft 5'er with an American Pick Up then a 20ft Trailer with a small tow car.
     
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    I agree Dazzer............just goes to highlight yet again that we need to have a standardised weight explanation system, GCVW is not GVWR and so forth :Eeek:
     
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    We believe that we proved the wisdom of our choice to get a 4x4 truck at Billing last weekend, we really don't know how we would have got on with 4x2. With a 5er you don't have a massive amount of extra weight to help traction on rear wheels. I don't think you said whether yours is 2or 4wheel drive?? having said that' single rear wheels will be much better than duals
    When you get it gassed up,I think you should go for the largest tanks that are practical in your truck, and it will probably be very handy to be able to fill up from either side.
    We are really looking forward to meeting you and your 5er/truck set up.
    Nigel & Pamala
     
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    as others have said wow!! it llooks great sure you will have great times, as for spending the grandkids inheritance. think of all the great holidays they can have, or as i told our daughter after you have paid the debts you can have whats left:Rofl1:
    ruth
     
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    28ft,, might go down the road with a slider later (all spent up now). I will try not to go round corners for the time being. :Wink:




    4 Wheel drive. single rear wheels.. uprated for/to a tow pack, which aquates to a 3620kilo.
    so more or less comes out as a 3500,, I think that is what was explained to me. :RollEyes:

    How big or what capacity are the LPG tanks normally ? and where do thay fit,, I will check to see if they can put 2 tanks on as you have suggested,, :thumb:
     

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