5th Wheel Stuff

These are discussions that contain lots of good info, so did not want to eliminate it. It has closed so we can take advantage of making the forum easier to find what you are looking for.

5th Wheel Stuff

Postby Traveler II » Thu Aug 02, 2007 2:30 pm

OK, we’ve order our new Cardinal, what are the extras we need, specifically for a 5th wheels. Things like grill, chairs, sewer and water hoses are common to RVing, but what do we need to purchase that is common to the 5th wheel? We’ve used Camping World in the past for most of our things, what other places have you found as a good source for RV stuff?

Thanks for the help
Jim & Jane
2014 Ford 350 King Ranch, Trailer Saver BD3 Air Hitch, IS Suspension, Disk Brakes
Nights camped in 2012: 142
Nights camped in 2013: 186
Nights camped in 2014: 185
Nights camped in 2015: 232
Nights camped in 2016: 165
User avatar
Traveler II
exempt member
 
Posts: 3100
Joined: Sat Jul 14, 2007 4:25 pm
Location: Minnesota Lindstrom

Postby Shields » Thu Aug 02, 2007 6:22 pm

Al and Nadine
Cardinal 31RK, 2006
2009 Dodge Cummins 3500 Dually.
Dorr, Michigan
User avatar
Shields
 
Posts: 443
Joined: Thu Mar 23, 2006 9:18 pm
Location: Michigan Dorr

Postby campswithcritters » Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:58 pm

Roto chok makes some of the finest wheel chocks on the market, but you will probably have to wait for delivery to measure between the tires as they are custom made. Also start researching hitches to see what you want.
Bruce & Sharon Full-time since Nov 06
Boogie, & Jack ("the critters")
User avatar
campswithcritters
exempt member
 
Posts: 3432
Joined: Sat Apr 08, 2006 2:19 am
Location: Texas New Caney

Postby Traveler II » Fri Aug 03, 2007 6:29 am

Thanks for the information, I just looked at the web site for the Rotochok and it looks like a great idea.

I’m leaning towards a Reese 18K Signature Series hitch. It will carry 18,000 lb gross / 4,500 pin weight capacities, 4 degree side to side head pivot and will work in the 8’ bed that we have ordered. At this point it is the only one that I have researched. We did order with our 30TS the Trail Air Pin Box and suspension.
Jim & Jane
2014 Ford 350 King Ranch, Trailer Saver BD3 Air Hitch, IS Suspension, Disk Brakes
Nights camped in 2012: 142
Nights camped in 2013: 186
Nights camped in 2014: 185
Nights camped in 2015: 232
Nights camped in 2016: 165
User avatar
Traveler II
exempt member
 
Posts: 3100
Joined: Sat Jul 14, 2007 4:25 pm
Location: Minnesota Lindstrom

Postby campswithcritters » Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:51 pm

Check out pull-rite super 5th, unique latching and no chunk chunk noises when starting and stopping
Bruce & Sharon Full-time since Nov 06
Boogie, & Jack ("the critters")
User avatar
campswithcritters
exempt member
 
Posts: 3432
Joined: Sat Apr 08, 2006 2:19 am
Location: Texas New Caney

Postby Chief409 » Sat Aug 04, 2007 12:38 pm

I have the Drawtite 18K Signature (same as a Reese) and love it. Most places other then a RV park you have to level the trailer side to side by blocking the landing gear and or wheels, and then drop it off the hitch. The 4 degree tilt makes it easier to hook back up. I also like the one piece jaw, not much doubt about it being closed around the pin. I've not noticed any clunk sound.
Jeff & Terry
U.S.N. Ret
2012 F350 Lariat FX4 6.7 Diesel Dually, Crew Cab, LWB, 50 gal Transfer Flow toolbox/tank
2007 Cardinal 30WBLE, "the 'Bird", ONAN gen.
The more I see in my travels, the more I realize there is so much more to see.
User avatar
Chief409
 
Posts: 3961
Joined: Sun May 20, 2007 8:21 pm
Location: California Rosamond


Return to Closed Miscellaneous Discussions

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest