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Old 06-26-2017, 04:06 PM   #1
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Carriage International. Fell in love

They don't make them like they used to. Looked at a 2011 carriage international today... HIGH QUALITY EVERYWHERE,! Padded ceilings, solid wood, washer, dryer, dishwasher..2 entrance bath. Oh well, the wife likes the Montana better...
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Yes the Carriage International is a fine built 5th wheel with all the amenities, heavy also. At least with the Montana it won't hurt the pocketbook as hard.
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Not much comparison between the Carriage and the Montana, but happy wife, happy life!

Good luck with your choice.


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Weighs about 3500 lbs more than the montana...about 15300....
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We came close to buying a 2010 Carriage Royals International 37MSTR. Wound up with a 2010 Carriage Carri-Lite 37MSTR which is identical, save for a few options. Absolutely love it and are living in it as of about 2 weeks ago.
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I came across a couple that made me wish I had a dually....they were really nice, solid, and heavy!
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Speaking of not making them like they used to, there's a Newmar Mountain Aire 5er at the park I'm at right now. I'm guessing also in the 2008-2012 range?? When did they pull the plug on their 5ers? Dually wheels on both axles! Gorgeous trailer. I'd love to see the inside.

There's a 10-year old SRW Ford 1-ton parked next to it. If that's the tow vehicle, I don't know how he does it. It's got to be 20K+ wet.
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He probably doesn't know or care that he's overloaded with the SRW!
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Being overloaded or over trailered is never a problem till it's a problem.
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Putting others, as well as yourself at risk is ALWAYS a problem.
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Putting others, as well as yourself at risk is ALWAYS a problem.


If the truck is riding level, and not with the hood pointing to Saturn, it's good..
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Maybe he just doesnt know. I wouldn't know about weight and such if I hadn't found this site. I camped for years, clueless about trailer weights, tires, cargo capacity, etc. After being on this site for a couple of years, I've learned tons of stuff. I drive my husband crazy now trying to monitor and fix things!
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Actually, after walking past the guy's setup again the truck is an F250 SRW and more like 15-years old. It has some substantial oversize wheels & tires, so maybe there are some suspension mods too. But still .... it's an awfully big trailer.
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