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Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-05-2016, 12:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 624
Posted By 12 Tires
Hi j88hynes. I have a CC and really love it;...

Hi j88hynes.

I have a CC and really love it; happy to answer any of your questions that I can.

As for sidewall thickness, ours is a 2013 Elegance and is wood-framed. Our sidewalls are about 3...
Forum: MDT Conversions 11-11-2016, 02:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,377
Posted By 12 Tires
We use ExplorerRV.com insurance for our toter.

We use ExplorerRV.com insurance for our toter.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-05-2016, 01:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,239
Posted By 12 Tires
Orbital buffer and light-med compound.

Orbital buffer and light-med compound.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-05-2016, 01:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 785
Posted By 12 Tires
Factory Tours

The 2 tours that will blow your mind are Newmar (in Napanee) and Forks RV/Continental Coach (in Middlebury). Over the years, we've done almost all the tours and those two stand WAY above the rest....
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-05-2016, 01:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,767
Posted By 12 Tires
Those of you that have upgraded to high-end 5th wheels - how did you get there?

We had a Travel Supreme (out of business in 2008) in -20 and our current Continental Coach in -30. The TS unit was super well-built. They made a model called the "Select" that is every bit as nice as...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-15-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 990
Posted By 12 Tires
Thinking about a 5'er

Forks has a few units for sale, call Jay there.

Also, you may wish to look at Travel Supreme. They went out of business in 2008, but when they did they were only a few paces behind the big 3. You...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-15-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,486
Posted By 12 Tires
Another big difference between a fiver and a...

Another big difference between a fiver and a motorhome is that the depreciation is considerably less on a fiver--especially if you put on a lot of miles. No odometer on the most expensive part of...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-15-2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 990
Posted By 12 Tires
Thinking about a 5'er

Don't forget to look at Forks RV/Continental Coach. They share the "top 3" along with New Horizons and Spacecraft. We did extensive research and found Continental Coach to be the best fit for us....
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-15-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,124
Posted By 12 Tires
It's RIG time, almost

We had a 43ft Travel Supreme (now out of business, but easily serviced anywhere). We had a trundle bed installed under the bottom bunk to make 3 beds at bedtime. TS made many bunk room models and...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-31-2015, 01:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,093
Posted By 12 Tires
I can vouch for Continental Coach / Forks RV. We...

I can vouch for Continental Coach / Forks RV. We have had ours for 2 1/2 years and are thoroughly pleased. Unbelievable quality and service.
45ft w 6 slides. No propane; all diesel. Have been in as...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-30-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,020
Posted By 12 Tires
We have been 100% thrilled with our Continental...

We have been 100% thrilled with our Continental Coach Elegance (Forks RV) for full timing. They have a broader entry price than you may think.

Best quality everything and the absolute best...
Forum: HDT Conversions 11-01-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 27,978
Posted By 12 Tires
Key word is "commercial"

Key word is "commercial"
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 10-01-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,222
Posted By 12 Tires
Congrats, Jack! That is a beautiful,...

Congrats, Jack!

That is a beautiful, quality coach! Gorgeous.

Tim
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-22-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,307
Posted By 12 Tires
We had a triple axle Travel Supreme with the GY...

We had a triple axle Travel Supreme with the GY 614's--what a nightmare! If you like blowouts, these are the tire for you. 17.5's are the safest way to go.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-22-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 33,097
Posted By 12 Tires
Best "quality built" 5th wheel?

Your question was for the "best quality" fiver.

We have full-timed for nearly 20 years and have been in heavy-duty, full-time units.

In my opinion, the top three are Forks RV/Continental...
Forum: MDT Conversions 08-12-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,051
Posted By 12 Tires
Cat 3126

I had a 1997 fl60 with a 300hp Cat 3126. It was the worst diesel I have ever owned. However, I'm the oddball that has an M2 106 with a Mercedes 900 (926) and loves it! Only probs I've ever had was...
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 06-14-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,222
Posted By 12 Tires
Jack, at this point we re planning to be in the...

Jack, at this point we re planning to be in the SE then. Would love to attend some time--it is only 45 mins away for us.

Tim
Forum: MDT Conversions 06-13-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,051
Posted By 12 Tires
Tom, You may wish to find an appropriate...

Tom,

You may wish to find an appropriate used box truck (fl 60-70 or M2 106) in a truck paper, the take it to Crew Chief Convervsions Ltd. - Your Custom Sleeper and Truck Body Builder - Located in...
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 06-13-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,222
Posted By 12 Tires
Congrats on the new ride! If you happen to swing...

Congrats on the new ride! If you happen to swing through Wichita on your way to Junction City, let me know. I'll buy the coffee. Tim
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-13-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,600
Posted By 12 Tires
Newmar did make a fine fiver. Never understood...

Newmar did make a fine fiver. Never understood why they insisted on tandem dual axles.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-10-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,600
Posted By 12 Tires
Highest quality 5er

Henry,

I wholeheartedly agree with everything you said above. Your list of the "best" prior to the 2008 RV industry crisis is most accurate.

Today, Continental Coach (Forks RV) deserves a place...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-22-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,095
Posted By 12 Tires
We had an aluminum framed 2004 that we custom...

We had an aluminum framed 2004 that we custom ordered new. 43ft w 2 bedrooms. We drive it over 250,000 miles with very little problems other than the terrible Goodyear G rated tires (go-pops) of...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-27-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,952
Posted By 12 Tires
I would highly suggest you consider a 2000-2005...

I would highly suggest you consider a 2000-2005 era Travel Supreme fifth wheel. They were among the very best and will give u the most bang for ur buck. Even though they r out of business, there r...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-13-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,260
Posted By 12 Tires
Our last fiver had Bigfoots and we could easily...

Our last fiver had Bigfoots and we could easily lift the whole rig about 6 inches off of the ground.

In fact, we had those nasty Goodyear G rated tires (Go-pops); we had 9 blowouts. Firing up the...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-10-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,260
Posted By 12 Tires
We have had 4 point Big Foot jacks in our...

We have had 4 point Big Foot jacks in our previous Travel Supreme FW and now have 6 point Equalizer System jacks on our Continental. Both were/are fully automatic. We really miss the Big Foots; they...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-07-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,834
Posted By 12 Tires
To me, the main concern is stopping. Trailer...

To me, the main concern is stopping. Trailer brakes generally run really hot in the mountains and can quickly fade. Make sure you have more braking power than your total weight. A PAC brake is...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-05-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,844
Posted By 12 Tires
We tow a 45ft CC fifth wheel behind a semi and...

We tow a 45ft CC fifth wheel behind a semi and cannot fit into many older parks. However, the "Big Rigs Best Bets" book has never let us down. 49 states and all of Canada; all sites are measured...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-04-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,131
Posted By 12 Tires
Hey JC. Glad to hear things are rolling...

Hey JC.

Glad to hear things are rolling along well.

We will be at Forks RV getting some service on our CC in April. Perhaps we'll bump into you there?

Peace,

Tim
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-25-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,939
Posted By 12 Tires
If you don't mind buying used, Travel Supreme...

If you don't mind buying used, Travel Supreme built a fantastic, solid, 4 seasons FW in lengths up to 43ft until 2008. The only parts that are proprietary are the end caps and fenders, but they are...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-25-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,131
Posted By 12 Tires
It looks great! So excited for you guys--you will...

It looks great! So excited for you guys--you will love your CC.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-21-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,808
Posted By 12 Tires
Gemstone is right; an HDT would be the best...

Gemstone is right; an HDT would be the best choice--not only for power, but, more importantly, for braking.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-21-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,808
Posted By 12 Tires
CC's are unapologitically heavy. Our 45ft 6...

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...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-21-2013, 01:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,808
Posted By 12 Tires
You may want to consider Continental...

You may want to consider Continental Coach/ForksRV.

Most people are familiar with their ultra high end "Elegance" units, but they also have models ("Coach" and "Express") that compete with DRV in...
Forum: HDT Conversions 12-19-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,632
Posted By 12 Tires
Check your inbox. Thanks.

Check your inbox. Thanks.
Forum: HDT Conversions 12-18-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,632
Posted By 12 Tires
Great idea. I wondred if you had a propane...

Great idea. I wondred if you had a propane injection system on your volvo; i have looked at these systems for a while and was hoping to find someone who had one.
Forum: HDT Conversions 12-17-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,632
Posted By 12 Tires
Looks fabulous! Is the propane tank for heat...

Looks fabulous!

Is the propane tank for heat or propane injection for your engine?

Tim
Forum: Travel Supreme Owner's Forum 12-16-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,237
Posted By 12 Tires
Ugh! So sorry to hear that. I'm not sure...

Ugh! So sorry to hear that.

I'm not sure where you are located, but Prevision Paint in Bremen, IN is who painted the TS coaches originally. A cheaper alternative is Spurlock Body and Paint in New...
Forum: HDT Conversions 12-15-2013, 12:56 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,632
Posted By 12 Tires
JC, Forks/CC was able to paint our semi to match...

JC, Forks/CC was able to paint our semi to match the camper. It was quick and affordable.
Forum: HDT Conversions 12-14-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,632
Posted By 12 Tires
Beautiful!

Beautiful!
Forum: HDT Conversions 12-13-2013, 01:42 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,632
Posted By 12 Tires
JC, It looks great! When do you expect...

JC,

It looks great!

When do you expect delivery on your CC?

Tim
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-10-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,543
Posted By 12 Tires
You may wish to contact Hehr or Kinro directly....

You may wish to contact Hehr or Kinro directly. They manufacture most of the RV windows.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-10-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,543
Posted By 12 Tires
We used to have a 40 ft Executive diesel pusher...

We used to have a 40 ft Executive diesel pusher (1985 model) that had single panes. We used the 3M window kits on the inside--made a big difference.
Forum: Travel Supreme Owner's Forum 12-10-2013, 02:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,237
Posted By 12 Tires
"Crow's feet" sounds like crazing to me; that is...

"Crow's feet" sounds like crazing to me; that is typically caused by the subsurface reacting with the paint over time or that the paint was applied too thickly. Either way it is a chemical change due...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-10-2013, 02:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,643
Posted By 12 Tires
We installed this very economical--yet high...

We installed this very economical--yet high quality--system on our last fiver; purchased from ebay. It worked like a dream for 3 years of fulltiming (before we sold the unit) and i kept it on all...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-10-2013, 12:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,543
Posted By 12 Tires
Having had standard framed, dual pane framed and...

Having had standard framed, dual pane framed and dual pane frameless windows over the last 17 years, I can vouch for the dual pane all day long (whether framed or frameless)! They make a big...
Forum: Travel Supreme Owner's Forum 12-09-2013, 02:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,155
Posted By 12 Tires
I have not. I last contacted him about a year...

I have not. I last contacted him about a year ago. We have since sold our TS.
Forum: Travel Supreme Owner's Forum 12-07-2013, 12:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,124
Posted By 12 Tires
Call Dave Troxel, former parts manager for TS. He...

Call Dave Troxel, former parts manager for TS. He helped me find slide motors before.

http://djspecialties.net/wsb4954069701/3.html
Forum: Travel Supreme Owner's Forum 12-07-2013, 12:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,155
Posted By 12 Tires
Dave Troxel, former TS parts manager, has the old...

Dave Troxel, former TS parts manager, has the old fiberglass molds and unique TS parts. He is the boss on anything TS. He is still in Elkhart. http://djspecialties.net/wsb4954069701/3.html
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-05-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,543
Posted By 12 Tires
In our previous travel supreme, we stayed nice...

In our previous travel supreme, we stayed nice and toasty to -20 in the Dakotas. Granted, we drank LP by the tankful.

We have not yet been that cold in our current Continental Coach--and quite...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-30-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,683
Posted By 12 Tires
Jack, not this winter. We just got back from Cali...

Jack, not this winter. We just got back from Cali a few days ago.

We live about 90 mins away from Junction City, give me a holler if you are ever in the neighborhood.
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