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RE: Towing a 42 footer… What do you think?

Hey Bad Brad, That’s exactly right… Whenever we were going to our 40’ motorhome we always had to decide what we can’t take. With a 42’ fiver with 4 to 5 slides very little consideration has to be given to that. It’s more like a 2nd home as you said.
Mondooker 08/23/21 06:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing a 42 footer… What do you think?

Length isn’t really the greatest factor because it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s heavier? The 42’ River Ranch isn’t as heavy as some 38 footers because of its use of composites and some other weight saving materials. And I don’t know about downsizing? If you downsize and end up with something that really doesn’t work. Then what good is the downsize off all it does is get you into a couple other state parks?
Mondooker 08/22/21 12:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing a 42 footer… What do you think?

Thanks Ron3rd, You see 45 footers with 18’ trailers all the time and they seem to always find a place to park. That’s about 63 feet and they seem to get along just fine. Great to RV as you like isn’t it!
Mondooker 08/12/21 10:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: You know anything about Columbus River Ranch?

Hi Campinfan, The entrance is interesting isn’t it? I can see that a handrail is definitely needed to help you up the steps, but the cage is different. I’m thinking maybe a cover like they have over the stairs in a diesel pusher. But then there’s the fear of tripping over the lip because it wouldn’t be flush. The key of course is keeping folks from falling down the stairwell. For dogs, older folks and kids I get it! The feature of a flat floor and 7’ ceilings, especially for 6+ footers is a big deal. Another thing I noticed is the home style air-conditioning system. And the filter it uses would be terrific for asthmatics or anyone who benefits from truly filtered air. Anyway, very interesting 5th wheel!
Mondooker 08/09/21 09:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing a 42 footer… What do you think?

Thanks ferndaleflyer and IvyLog, That’s been my experience as well. I don’t remember ever having a problem finding a pull thru for my motorhome and 18 ft trailer. Maybe it’s a matter of where you are, I don’t know. I always call ahead for space and NEVER have been turned away. Maybe part of the reason is I only travel during the week, never weekends. So I’m not competing with the weekend crowd. At my destination point I’ve made reservations well in advance so my space is locked in.
Mondooker 08/08/21 08:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing a 42 footer… What do you think?

Thanks Michelle, that’s great information and just what I was looking for. I have a 40’ motorhome and have driven many 45 footers. There is very little difference between the two. And what you’re telling me is that’s true of the 5th wheel as well? Great information, thanks.
Mondooker 08/07/21 07:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing a 42 footer… What do you think?

Hi samsontdog, I hear what you’re saying but for us 34’ does not give us the space we need. I can get our 40’ motorhome most anyplace I want to go and the same should be true for a 42’ fifth wheel. My consern is more about Drive ability?
Mondooker 08/07/21 06:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing a 42 footer… What do you think?

Hi MarkTwain, We currently have a 40’ motorhome and know that drill very well.
Mondooker 08/07/21 04:19pm Fifth-Wheels
Towing a 42 footer… What do you think?

Hi folks, Found the perfect 5th wheel and it’s 42 feet. Started out looking for a 38 but it’s the 42 footer that best handles our needs. Not concerned about state parks etc. We will use an occasional parking lot on travel days but mostly RV park pull thru. When all is said and done does the extra 4 feet make that big of difference towing and in general? We go between Georgia and Montana most summers but pretty much stay in one place. So not a lot of traveling around with the Coach once we arrive at our destination. Thanks guys
Mondooker 08/07/21 03:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: You know anything about Columbus River Ranch?

Hi Ken, I don’t know what the 2022 price is but I do know they’ve added aluminum basement doors, new furniture that’s made of steel with higher quality coverings, better solid surface counter tops etc. I also understand they brought in a heavyweight from one of the big fifth wheel companies to head the River Ranch division. What did you think when you were in the Coach overall, pretty nice and well planned, or not so great?
Mondooker 08/02/21 09:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: You know anything about Columbus River Ranch?

I was talking to someone at Columbus about the air situation. He said what looked fine on paper by the engineers didn’t do so well in real life. They corrected the issue with the 2022’s going down the line now. And are fixing those that were sold. Sounds like the old adage “don’t buy a first year new model”. Sure looks good though. Full flat floor and 7 foot ceilings throughout. Very nice! Not bad stats either do to the use of Azdel and other composers. Length 42 Dry weight 13,370 GWR 16,800 Hitch weight 2,650
Mondooker 08/02/21 06:56am Fifth-Wheels
You know anything about Columbus River Ranch?

Recently came across the Columbus River Ranch with a “Flat Floor”! Talking about 42 feet of luxury WoW! What do you guys think of the Columbus brand?
Mondooker 08/01/21 05:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What to use for GPS

I don’t know, I have found that CoPilot for RV with their off-line maps is an incredibly powerful GPS with no Internet required. Someone said CoPilot led them down the wrong road! All I know after thousands of miles in all kinds of places it has never led me wrong. Make sure you get the occasional upgrades and always download the new maps and you will be good. CoPilot makes a GPS for truckers and that is really telling. It is known as one of the best ones out there. As you can imagine truckers must have the right and best in directions and also the amount of time to get there. It’s a route planner and you don’t get much better than that. My Garmin decided to recalculate just outside Indianapolis, IN putting me someplace I should not have been! With off line maps there is no recalculation or need for internet. Try it you’ll like it... Hey Mikey!
Mondooker 05/30/21 06:12am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How long to build Class A Gas motorhome

Hey dougrainer, I’m curious about something. When he ordered the motorhome did he get an invoice with all the pricing? And even more critical, did the invoice contain a VIN number? My invoice shows all those things and I don’t know how, regardless of how things have gone up, they could increase my price? Not when my coach is VIN specific.
Mondooker 05/29/21 06:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How long to build Class A Gas motorhome

Hi Rick, I’m five months out going on six and it’s getting to crunch time. We were told mid May but now mid June. If it goes beyond that I may have to select a different coach. Meaning one sitting on the lot. And from what I see there isn’t much of them either. Oh well.
Mondooker 05/29/21 12:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What to use for GPS

I like CoPilot for RV but I’m with wildtoad, call Garman and find out what’s up?
Mondooker 05/29/21 12:24pm Class A Motorhomes
How long to build Class A Gas motorhome

Hi guys, Do you know how long it takes an RV manufacturer to build a Class A Gas Motorhome? I’ve heard anything between 30 and 60 days. That seemed like quite a span to me but maybe that’s due to COVID-19? I’m talking about the main stream companies like Coachmen, Jayco etc?
Mondooker 05/29/21 12:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas Vs Diesel Yah-Yah-Yah!

Cloud Dancer said: “Dutch Star is far from perfect. HOWEVER, there is no gas-engine motorhome that'll match it.” That’s my point, or at least part of it. My coach cost just undert a million bucks new. Now how could that possibly match up with a $200,000 gas coach? In short it can’t! But what it can do is strand alone as a nice comfortable coach to be enjoyed for years!
Mondooker 05/26/21 07:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas Vs Diesel Yah-Yah-Yah!

Hey Cloud Dancer, And yes I do believe we are kindred spirits. And we may have even had a few spirits to drink? I agree about our conversations on coaches. Five spaces down from where my coach is parked is a 2021 Entegra Emblem, their top gas offering. I was talking to them outside their coach under the awning with a nice view of the lake 75 degrees and a light breeze. Yes, a nice setting for a beautiful Coach. They asked me into their coach and it was beautifully to say the least. No... Not a diesel but a darn fine looking Class A Motorhome. Something I would hope any of us would be happy to have. But alas, you’ll not have that big diesel pump nozzle! Oh the pain of it all.
Mondooker 05/24/21 05:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas Vs Diesel Yah-Yah-Yah!

Hey Cloud Dancer, Well said and we’ll done and thanks for pointing out my spelling error. Country Coach did in fact build a fine coach and are much sought after. You mentioned racing, what kind of cars did you race? I really enjoy NASCAR and have for years. Enjoyed dragsters as well, always a lot of fun.
Mondooker 05/21/21 08:24pm Class A Motorhomes
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