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Old 06-07-2013, 03:21 PM   #1
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Our first fifth wheel..

So we decided to go with a fifth wheel instead of MH from many reasons, but that doesn't matter.
We are happy with our decision (for now) so this is what we got 2002 Alfa Sun SF31RLIK.
P.S. We still have to buy the truck to pull with.

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Old 06-07-2013, 03:33 PM   #2
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Congrats. Love that red white and blue. Have fun.
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:21 PM   #4
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Welcome! We also struggled with the motor home/tag trailer/fifth wheel for months, decided 5th wheel was the way to go. Alfa was on our "short list" when we were looking for our first 5th wheel but every one I found was sold before I could look at them, we ended up with an Arctic Fox 24 5N which we really enjoyed. Happy RVing!
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Ursu din Bv.,
I am on my 2nd alfa, and love it, hope you enjoy it as much as I have mine. Make sure that you get a truck big enough to handle the GVWR of the trailer, they are not light.
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Looks good.
Just remember if you think you want to upgrade later, if you are looking for a tow vehicle, go bigger than you think...
learned the hard way.....
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:29 AM   #8
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Looks good.
Just remember if you think you want to upgrade later, if you are looking for a tow vehicle, go bigger than you think...
learned the hard way.....
I agree, what is your idea of a "bigger" tow vehicle ?
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I agree, what is your idea of a "bigger" tow vehicle ?
One size bigger than you think you need. DEFINITELY a size bigger than the salesperson tells you that it can be pulled with.
Had a F350 SRW went DWR, more better.
I like at least 10-15% greater than I tow for capability. For those "oh poop" situations.
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I agree, what is your idea of a "bigger" tow vehicle ?
I would guess BCooke was thinking F350 dually as a min as I would. That is what he shows in his sig. I have a friend that had a 27' Artic Fox 5er & F250 that he said he never felt comfortable with. After 2/3years he sold the AF and bought a smaller TT. He said "boy what a relief".
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I towed for two years, but only a few hundred miles per year white knuckled. Once I decided to tow further distances I got a bigger truck. How much easier to tow...wow.

From my obsevation anyone towing for 5 years or more usually had a dually. Kess than 5 years could have a SRW truck.
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I was thinking of a diesel 6.7 4x4 dually
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6.7 mileage is not as good as earlier Cummins. Check it out
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