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Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-21-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 549
Posted By Elkfarmer
Good reviews for the most part. I had 3 GY614...

Good reviews for the most part. I had 3 GY614 failures on my cattle trailer in less than a year. All of them lost the tread. I did not want to take the chance of beating the RV up for a repeat...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-21-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 549
Posted By Elkfarmer
I have the same trailer and had the same tires as...

I have the same trailer and had the same tires as a factory spec. The 614 is a solid tire and much different than the Endurance as was stated. With that being said I pulled the 614's off a year ago...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-05-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 664
Posted By Elkfarmer
Airport Park COE on Lake Waco and The Vineyards...

Airport Park COE on Lake Waco and The Vineyards in Grapevine.
Forum: New Horizons Owners Forum and NHOG 02-02-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,339
Posted By Elkfarmer
Several manufacturers tried the switch at that...

Several manufacturers tried the switch at that time. They were all hemorrhaging and looking to cut cost for the inevitable bubble burst. Nuwa and Newmar tried it also along with Alpenlite. Nuwa had...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-29-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By Elkfarmer
I have a printed brochure from 11-01-2014 and...

I have a printed brochure from 11-01-2014 and that model is not listed. However, we did look at a 32 on the lot that was labeled a 2015 so go figure.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-29-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By Elkfarmer
Aguirrie Paint and Body in Buda, TX. Heard good...

Aguirrie Paint and Body in Buda, TX. Heard good things.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-06-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,926
Posted By Elkfarmer
JDT, there is currently 3 Arctic Fox on the lot...

JDT, there is currently 3 Arctic Fox on the lot in Baird, TX were I ordered mine. I don't know how far this is from you in Oklahoma. It's about 280 miles from Oklahoma city. You might contact them...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-06-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,926
Posted By Elkfarmer
The use to. Think they still do. Check under...

The use to. Think they still do. Check under Glacier Peak..either mountain or titanium class.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-06-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,926
Posted By Elkfarmer
The American was the lowest end. But as I wrote...

The American was the lowest end. But as I wrote they were all made the same when those models were being produced. This is what made those trailers so great. How much fluff do you want? Pay more as...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-05-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,926
Posted By Elkfarmer
I would also look at Travel Supreme, Spacecraft,...

I would also look at Travel Supreme, Spacecraft, Citation Supreme, Alpenlite and Automate. Older Sunnybrook Titan's were also very good. All the Newmar's from American Star, Kountry Star, Mountain...
Forum: Northwood Manufacturing Owners Forum 02-20-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,385
Posted By Elkfarmer
There is people who pull with a 2500 in that...

There is people who pull with a 2500 in that model but you have to watch the options and loading. That dry pin is without 80#s of propane and minus 100#s for two batteries. Add that without any...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-04-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,777
Posted By Elkfarmer
You are welcome. LS's are great rigs. Keep it.

You are welcome. LS's are great rigs. Keep it.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-03-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,529
Posted By Elkfarmer
We really like our 32-5M. As noted they are not...

We really like our 32-5M. As noted they are not the fanciest but they can be made as nice as you want. I wanted bones in the build before anything else. We deleted all the furniture, skylights,...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-03-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,777
Posted By Elkfarmer
Yes and No. They were two different frames but...

Yes and No. They were two different frames but both being a Titan. It was a modified form or "specialized" as the called it. It was built on the same box main frame. The same cross supports and the...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-28-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,777
Posted By Elkfarmer
I think they spelled it Alfa instead of Alpha....

I think they spelled it Alfa instead of Alpha. Anyways, they modified the side hauler in several configurations. I have seen them with bunks, single bed, cycle ramp or nothing. i have seen them...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-28-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,777
Posted By Elkfarmer
Alpha Gold 3905SH by Lifestyle. It was built on...

Alpha Gold 3905SH by Lifestyle. It was built on the original Titan Frame. Ingenious idea. Be perfect for what you want. Well built.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-02-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,089
Posted By Elkfarmer
I went to the website and it says they use a...

I went to the website and it says they use a Hercules Chassis. If this is the same Hercules that made some of my farm equipement chassis then it has to be better than Lippert. This assumes this name...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-02-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,089
Posted By Elkfarmer
If this company wants to be different they need...

If this company wants to be different they need to start from the ground up and build something better than all the other cookie cutters. Employing the requests from respective consumers is just a...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-07-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,732
Posted By Elkfarmer
Might think about putting 9/16 studs in there....

Might think about putting 9/16 studs in there. They are exceedingly stronger than the 1/2". If you do disk brakes put an 8000# hub on with 8000# outer bearings. This is what i did along with the 9/16...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-04-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,732
Posted By Elkfarmer
My wheels look like that..HiSpec variety. I also...

My wheels look like that..HiSpec variety. I also run 235 Sailun. No problems. I don't like the narrow 215. They will fit fine. I also got my tires from Simple.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-03-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,732
Posted By Elkfarmer
Grey01...The part number I got off the invoice...

Grey01...The part number I got off the invoice from Performance Trailer Braking was 072-100-01. I asked Mike and Preston if they were the same as the 72-79 springs and they said similar? These are...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-01-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,732
Posted By Elkfarmer
For the floor length they are pretty heavy. Mine...

For the floor length they are pretty heavy. Mine weighed 13980 from factory without any of the furniture(deleted love seat and recliners), main TV, batteries or propane. 14730 after the TV/swivel...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-13-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,194
Posted By Elkfarmer
We had a rear kitchen Alpenlite for a long time....

We had a rear kitchen Alpenlite for a long time. Nothing moved around in cabinets anymore than the front kitchen Newmar TT or the mid kitchen rig we now have. Nothing ever moved unless we hit bad...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-05-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,003
Posted By Elkfarmer
I had Nexen Pro Ra8's on mine when I ordered it....

I had Nexen Pro Ra8's on mine when I ordered it. The tires are low rolling resistant which helps in fuel millage. I liked them until I blew belts on two different tires on one trip. 13500 miles. I...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-11-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By Elkfarmer
You are welcome. Hope you enjoy the rig.

You are welcome. Hope you enjoy the rig.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-10-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By Elkfarmer
On my 32-5M I ordered it with the 6 point and...

On my 32-5M I ordered it with the 6 point and also the electric stabilizers in the rear. So I have 8 points of contact. I also use the x chocks because I can. Very stable. I see no need for anything...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-28-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,251
Posted By Elkfarmer
You might find a dealer that has both the 32-5m...

You might find a dealer that has both the 32-5m and 35-5Z in stock and then fly/drive to make a final choice. That is what we had to do. Then I went to the one dealer in Texas that I could place a...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-07-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,544
Posted By Elkfarmer
The frame is very well engineered and used Grade...

The frame is very well engineered and used Grade A USA steel. Every bit as good as DRV's and better in most respects. Before they shut down they came up with the "Titan 2.0 Chassis". A cost cutting...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-25-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 17,259
Posted By Elkfarmer
We were set to order a Lifestyle 38RS but I heard...

We were set to order a Lifestyle 38RS but I heard rumblings of their demise so I balked. Two weeks later they shut the doors. Found several on lots but they were all painted the same color...brown....
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-25-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 17,259
Posted By Elkfarmer
If you were/are happy with the quality of the...

If you were/are happy with the quality of the Newmar you might look for a Mountain Aire, Kountry Aire, Kountry Star or to an extent a Torrey Pine. They were all very good quality. Some of the later...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-20-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,441
Posted By Elkfarmer
The brakes work just fine especially with these...

The brakes work just fine especially with these modern trucks and the exhaust brakes. I am simply doing it for an added factor of safety and hopefully reliability. It does not matter how careful we...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-19-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,441
Posted By Elkfarmer
If you decide to go to aftermarket furniture look...

If you decide to go to aftermarket furniture look up Coach Supply Direct. You will be able to configure anything you wish. As a side note I believe Northwood gave me a whole 675.00 credit for the...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-18-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,441
Posted By Elkfarmer
The 5K is a nice unit. We had a Alpenlite with a...

The 5K is a nice unit. We had a Alpenlite with a rear kitchen and looked at that model pretty hard. Wife finally decided it wasn't for her because the fridge is completely covered up with the slide....
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-19-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,929
Posted By Elkfarmer
Northwood is probably the best newer boondocker...

Northwood is probably the best newer boondocker out there right now that is new. I always liked the Alpenlites as they made plenty models below that length and had 100gallon tanks not including the...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-16-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,860
Posted By Elkfarmer
Only others are Spacecraft and New...

Only others are Spacecraft and New Horizon(customs). You will have to go back a few years. The last ones to go out were Lifestyle, Excell and Forks. Lots of others till about 2006 both U.S. and...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-11-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,710
Posted By Elkfarmer
We had a DRV for a short time after selling our...

We had a DRV for a short time after selling our Alpenlite of 16 years. I did not like the quality. Drafty around the opposing slides. Cable slide in bedroom was problematic. Worst thing was the...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-18-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,697
Posted By Elkfarmer
Correct..we do not have the rear cord housing....

Correct..we do not have the rear cord housing. Originally we were going with the 5Z so those residential models I listed were the ones that were all close enough to consider for that model. I...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-17-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,697
Posted By Elkfarmer
Sorry for the repeat..but took a few minutes to...

Sorry for the repeat..but took a few minutes to find all my research from couple years ago. If these models are still being made any of the them will work if you can match the leather/fabric.
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Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-17-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,697
Posted By Elkfarmer
Look up Coach Supply Direct. We have a 32-5M. I...

Look up Coach Supply Direct. We have a 32-5M. I put a Flexsteel 81" couch in the rear. It is 81" from outside of the arms and still has room to put the Northwood magazine rack on one side to put a...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-29-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,219
Posted By Elkfarmer
Great size unit. Easy to get in and out of...

Great size unit. Easy to get in and out of campgrounds. Enough room/storage to stay in and be comfortable. Enjoy.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-06-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,930
Posted By Elkfarmer
There is quite a few differences between the ORV...

There is quite a few differences between the ORV and Arctic Fox Silver Fox line. The ORV trailers use the lighter Fox Mountain frames. They are not near as robust as the Silver Fox line. The roof...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-30-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 31,029
Posted By Elkfarmer
Add the weight of the water back(which they...

Add the weight of the water back(which they probably added..8.4x82gal) and you are in the neighborhood of 2500#. I am sure that's what they did on sticker. My 32-5M is like that. I would not doubt...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-27-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,032
Posted By Elkfarmer
I agree about Alpenlite. If someone understood...

I agree about Alpenlite. If someone understood how those trailers were made there would never be a discussion. A mass produced manufacturer will never be able to put that kind of quality into a unit...
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