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Old 01-26-2016, 04:24 PM   #15
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Livin Lite has a 5th wheel that is short and very light.
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Old 01-27-2016, 08:29 AM   #16
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What about JAYCO?
Jayco makes a short fiver in their Eagle HT series.
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Old 01-27-2016, 09:21 PM   #17
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Artic Fox, cannot get a better unit in the smaller sizes. We have a 24.5.
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Old 03-27-2016, 10:48 PM   #18
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We have been in the market for a fiver that I could pull / stop safely with my 2012 Ram Hemi 1500. Looked at Artic Fox and they are beautiful but to heavy for a 1/2 ton pickup. We have the 2016 219 RKS Idle Time fiver from this company. The main reason we purchased this model was the weight of the unit. They are entry level units but the quality build is good for what you pay for. You stated your budget is 30k. you can purchase one of these with upgrade options and still be under your budget.

Gross vehicle weight rating: 5600lb
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Old 03-28-2016, 08:37 AM   #19
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Interesting company--have seen the name IdleTime, had no idea they were in OK.
I am sure I had lumped them in with the MonteCarlo/Executive types of crew quarters I have seen in the oilfield.
Thanks for the info.
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Joe, We are only keeping this unit for 7 years unit I retire and both kids are off to college. Then I will upgrade to 1 ton truck and a DRV. The wife will then be a traveling RN and I will be driving Mrs. Daisy!
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Did not mean to dismiss the IdleTime as a viable RV--had never seen the website. If the cheaper units were assembled with care, they might rival the more expensive units thrown together under the production gun.
In 7 years, there should be some shakeouts in the industry--I don't believe it can be sustained at the current sales pace. Around Cleburne, TX, there are monster-sized lots full of new RVs, that seems to be an excess of inventory even tho sales are robust.
Enjoy the lifestyle, especially if the kids still go with you--best times of your life.
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Old 03-28-2016, 10:52 PM   #22
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wingnut60,

I concur totally. About 6 weeks ago we went through Middlebury IN, and there were fields full of RVs. Middlebury is home to several RV companies.
Something has got to give somewhere. Units, in my opinion, are just too expensive. Both new and used.
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Also along this line of expense, look at how much many people owe for their units. If they can't pay for it, within about 5 years, why do they buy it? I mean, like I read on here a couple of months ago, the guy that bought a MH, and was going to take 20 years to pay for it, and he WAS 75!! Come on!! This is what I mean, people are living beyond their means of paying for anything, and living off of S.S., and anything else. I know that it is their "business," and not mine, but I'm looking long term. Guys, If this needs a separate thread, Please move it, but I do wonder about the things that people do, and fully understand that "...there is a sucker born every minute..." but really....
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Also along this line of expense, look at how much many people owe for their units. If they can't pay for it, within about 5 years, why do they buy it? I mean, like I read on here a couple of months ago, the guy that bought a MH, and was going to take 20 years to pay for it, and he WAS 75!! Come on!! This is what I mean, people are living beyond their means of paying for anything, and living off of S.S., and anything else. I know that it is their "business," and not mine, but I'm looking long term. Guys, If this needs a separate thread, Please move it, but I do wonder about the things that people do, and fully understand that "...there is a sucker born every minute..." but really....

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