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Old 04-17-2008, 09:32 PM   #1
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I'm about to purchase a new Carri-Lite by Carriage and am looking for feedback from others who have experience with Carriage. Also I'm wondering if I should purchase the dual pane windows, not sure if I will be in cold weather but also here it is quieter, any other options I should get vs. adding later?
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I'm about to purchase a new Carri-Lite by Carriage and am looking for feedback from others who have experience with Carriage. Also I'm wondering if I should purchase the dual pane windows, not sure if I will be in cold weather but also here it is quieter, any other options I should get vs. adding later?
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Old 04-18-2008, 03:08 AM   #3
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If i was ordering i would get dual pane windows,also astro foil wrap,second ac option,disc brakes,load range G tires,heat strip in ac,moreryde pin box.This is my 2nd carriage an have had few problems nothing major.Make shure you have enough truck as they are heavy.
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Old 04-18-2008, 08:01 AM   #4
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by jrcnlc:
Make shure you have enough truck as they are heavy. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Yep, there's nothing light about a Carri-Lite (or any other high-end 5th wheel)!

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Old 04-18-2008, 12:27 PM   #5
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CarriLite is a beautiful and well made rig. As stated, make sure you have enough truck. If you go above 34' you will need something more than a normal 1 ton dually.

Yes, get dual pane windows - yes get disk brakes - - get Astro Foil insulation - genny prep - - oh boy, I could keep going and spend a lot of your money. They do come well equipped standard, but those things catch my mind right now. Excellent product - - you will love it.
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I was told the Carri Lite comes with astro foil in the walls but not in caps and roof, still worth it for $800 to $900? How important are disc brakes $2500 more? First time I heard of Load Range G tires, I'm new to 5th wheels. Also is a heat pump the same as heat strip in AC? Is a one ton truck sufficient?
One more question, is heating with propane furnace expensive. Electric heaters safe to sleep with?
We plan to get the Arizona room in the CL36SBQ, does this room of windows make the 5th wheel cold?
Thanks I have more questions then answers at this time, hopefully I can give back answers to others soon.
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If you get emarald up grade you get most of options we sugested.Also dry weight is 14100lbs with 3000 carring capsity,that puts you at 17000 lbs.arzona room have had problems.My spelling bad.you will need a f450 truck or larger,always get more than you need as weight adds up quick
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Bruce,
The 36' CarriLite is a pretty heavy rig and would require an F450 or equivalent minimum to handle it within ratings. Disk brakes? I will never own another fiver without them - - they make a tremendous difference in making the trailer stop itself without having the truck do all the work in heavy braking situations. Very few large trailers with electric brakes can lock up the wheels at 60mph on dry pavement (now don't start with the "you don't want to lock them up or . . . " LOL)

AstroFoil is over the roof also. Check in on the Carriage forum - - the gang can answer most any of your questions about the Arizona room - - there are a lot of them on rigs on the forum.
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