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Old 12-21-2013, 08:05 AM   #15
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Bigfiver - I have been looking at these and called on the 39' model they had in stock a month ago. I have to say these are the nicest 5th wheels I have seen. The pin weight on the 39' er was 5,640 lbs. I am now looking at MDT's. Also might look at the Ram 5500 and Ford 550's. I currently have a 2012 F-450.

The factory is 4 hrs. from us so a visit to the factory will happen late spring. I am interested in the wall construction and insulation. I kinda soured on DRV and Excel Batt insulation as I do believe it will eventually let loose from the top of the wall.

Thanks for bringing this product to our attention.
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tuffr2...."The pin weight on the 39' er was 5,640 lbs. I am now looking at MDT's. Also might look at the Ram 5500 and Ford 550's. I currently have a 2012 F-450"....

With that pin weight, don't overlook a HDT, your wallet will thank you.

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Old 12-21-2013, 10:54 AM   #17
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Bigfiver - I have been looking at these and called on the 39' model they had in stock a month ago. I have to say these are the nicest 5th wheels I have seen. The pin weight on the 39' er was 5,640 lbs. I am now looking at MDT's. Also might look at the Ram 5500 and Ford 550's. I currently have a 2012 F-450. The factory is 4 hrs. from us so a visit to the factory will happen late spring. I am interested in the wall construction and insulation. I kinda soured on DRV and Excel Batt insulation as I do believe it will eventually let loose from the top of the wall. Thanks for bringing this product to our attention.
CC's are unapologitically heavy. Our 45ft 6 slide unit is 33k empty and our MDT goes 20mph uphill in the Rockies.

Having said that, they are now building units with aluminum frames to cut down on weight. Since they are a custom company, they will use whatever kind of insulation you spec.

Regarding pricing, you can go as modest or crazy as you wish--again they are a full custom company.

Best wishes on your quest!
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tuffr2...."The pin weight on the 39' er was 5,640 lbs. I am now looking at MDT's. Also might look at the Ram 5500 and Ford 550's. I currently have a 2012 F-450".... With that pin weight, don't overlook a HDT, your wallet will thank you. Regards Gemstone
Gemstone is right; an HDT would be the best choice--not only for power, but, more importantly, for braking.
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There is nothing wrong with being heavy. I would like to stay in the 37' or 39' model sizes.
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I also recommend that you at least LOOK at the flexibility obtained with an HDT. There is info on my website comparing an HDT and MDT. I'm also willing to answer questions via email - address in my website, but also on my profile here (I think). Do not dismiss an HDT until you are fully informed would be my advice.

[ moderator edit ]Either a NH or a CC will be very heavy. I would never consider pulling a 30K coach with any "pickup"-style vehicle. Even the new Dodge - of course that will get knocked out by the rear axle GAWR.
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Anyone contemplating pulling 25K-30K fifth with Super(?) pickups (450s, 550s, 5500s) better pick a good Obamacare plan, one with at least two doctors. One to treat your ulcers and the other to prescribe a big dose of Valium for you. And a plan that pays for Depends, to be worn when going down either side of the Rockies.

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We HAD a 2010 DRV and had nothing but trouble with it. Every time we took it out something else MAJOR went wrong. Went in the shop every time we took it out. Finally had enough and traded it in on a 2012 36M Winnebago motor home. Lost our butt, but was well worth getting rid of it. Would wish that 5th wheel on my worst enemy! Good luck
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