thinking about joining your club ???

Discussion in 'Fifth Wheelers' started by ellen, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. ellen

    ellen

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    Hi there :Smile:
    at present we have a motorhome, autotrail cheiftain 28ft plus our little tart the smart car on its trailer, a total of approx 40ft. we would like more living space
    with the wow factor and turn our attentions to a fifth wheeler, we have been touring for about 4 years and spend alot of time in France, any help advice or knowledge of same would be gratefully accepted.

    in anticipation of lots of info
    thanx el+tel:thumb:
     
  2. JayDee

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    Only thinking about it?:whatthe:::bigsmile:

    Go on, take the plunge. You know you want to and you couldn't ever regret it.:ROFLMAO:

    We're all mad here and a thoroughly nice bunch of chaps and chapesses.

    There's bound to be somebody here who knows more about 5th. wheelers than I do - coz I know nuffin. :Sad:

    John
     
  3. Safetyman

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    Hi Welcome Ellen
    I rarely visit this site due to work travel, however your in good hands here and there are a few of us that have taken the sensible option. (5th Wheel)
    Why are you considering a change? Your answer to this will depend on what response you will recieve from fifth wheel owners.
    It may take me a while to reply but I will.
    Kind Regards
    Malc
     
  4. Hayleylulu

    Hayleylulu Banned

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    go for it u only live once:thumb::thumb:
     
  5. superk

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    I agree with the 'go for it sentiment' but here's some thoughts:

    Do you use French Aires? A 5th-wheel wouldn't be classified as a motorhome so there might be a problem if you do.

    Waste disposal may not be a cassette system so the 5th-wheel will need to be pulled up or reversed close enough to the waste point. French campsites tend to have a WC Chimique that may be round the back of the toilet block and inaccessible to you unless you have a macerator and lots of hose.

    You will need a big vehicle to pull it (depending on size) and then you have the same big vehicle for touring with it's fuel consumption.

    Some sites don't allow twin-axle caravans which a 5th-wheeler will be classified as and probably have twin axles or an extra wheel at the back.

    :Smile:
    Keith
     

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