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RE: loosing old members

Wonder what happened to member; Steve in 29?
magic43 07/12/20 08:16am Truck Campers
RE: Reddog1 "Wayne"

RIP Wayne. This is so sad to read and I remember when BradW passed the Mod torch to him. Yes, he was both helpful and considerate and his presence will be missed.
magic43 07/11/20 09:06pm Truck Campers
RE: loosing old members

I am still around, just not kicking quite as high as I once kicked. The 2004 Outfitter Apex 8 TC still gets a workout as it was used last year for our trip to Hyder, AK by way of Vancouver Island, etc. All of our October Colorado trips are also made in the TC. We also now have an Idle Time 23' fiver that gets some traveling action.
magic43 07/11/20 08:54pm Truck Campers
RE: Raising my 5th wheel

I would not hesitate to flip the axle. I did and was/am very pleased.
magic43 04/10/20 08:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Driving With a Pop Up vs Hardside??

I have no either/or experience, but we have been traveling with a 2004 Outfitter Apex8 with no feeling of being compromised. We averaged 12.7 mpg during this past year's trip to Vancouver Is, Hyder, AK, & Jasper/Banff.
magic43 04/10/20 08:17pm Truck Campers
RE: what glue for rubber to metal

Goop or Shoe Goo (already mentioned) Same stuff and works.
magic43 02/28/20 06:22pm Tech Issues
RE: getting trapped inside a park

A GPS will get you in trouble big time. If something does not seem right, STOP, because it's probably not right. I often take a walk through a campground following my expected path to be sure that all is OK.
magic43 02/20/20 03:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Good hitch for SB Ram/Momentum combo

Check with your FW dealer. I was told that any and all of the frame warranty was null and void if I used a gooseneck adapter/hitch. Just saying to cover your bases.
magic43 09/07/19 07:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: TC vs Small 5th wheel

I have owned all three plus a Class C Mh, but presently only have a FW and TC. I carry some leveling boards and a set of those plastic "leggo" blocks. I simply pull or back onto whichever is necessary to level E-W or N-S. No big deal either way.
magic43 09/07/19 11:30am Truck Campers
RE: loosing old members

I am still around although I do lapse into some periods of inactivity depending upon my activities. I tend to visit the board that is more likely to correspond to that particular activity, such as the Fifth Wheel or one of the technical boards. Having just completed a 7822 mile journey in the TC, I have clicked more here lately. It's good to see/recognize some of the "older" members as well as our newer contributors.
magic43 09/07/19 08:08am Truck Campers
RE: TC vs Small 5th wheel

The idle time 24 ft 5th is what I was considering. It has enough interior space with the slide and light enough to be towed with the Ford 150. Having owned both is this 5th wheel much more difficult to travel with say cross country staying only a night or two in each location? Does the high CG of the TC around corners feel less stable than you 24 ft idle time? Said another way is towing your small 5th wheel on the hwy any different than hauling your TC?There is a difference between my TC and 5th because the Outfitter TC is a popup. Much less wind resistance and 2 mpg better mileage. Parking and fueling is also much easier with the TC because I can fill up at a convenience store and park in a normal parking space. I don't hesitate to pull into McD's for a mid morning sausage/biscuit and coffee but might hesitate with the 5th. No question about the comfort at night and no climbing up into bed at night. I installed a "Sidewinder" pin box on the Idle Time RKS so there is no worry about blowing a truck back window when turning/backing. Backing still takes more truck movement than a TT. The TC rides smoother because there is no bridge "chucking". As I previously mentioned, two different RV units for two completely different travel/camping situations.
magic43 09/05/19 12:08pm Truck Campers
RE: TC vs Small 5th wheel

Starting with a homemade popup trailer in 1966, we have owned/traveled in/with every RV type made. We bought the Outfitter TC in 2004 while we still had the Class C MH, and recently completed a 7822 mile month long trip in it. The MH was replaced with an Idle Time 24' fifth wheel a couple of years ago which will be our choice for a Smokey Mountain trip next month. For us much depends upon whether we will be "travel camping" or "sitting still camping" as in how we plan to spend the majority of our time.
magic43 09/04/19 05:10pm Truck Campers
RE: Trip Report -- WA to Northern BC and Back

Wide open sawing but a Smokey Mountain trip planned toward the end of October. We will be in the 5th wheel so the TC will have to stay at home this time.
magic43 09/02/19 10:11am Truck Campers
RE: Trip Report -- WA to Northern BC and Back

Wow Erik, it's good to meet an "Old Friend" somewhere else along our life's highway. At least we do not have sawdust in our pockets when we are traveling. ;) MM
magic43 09/02/19 07:00am Truck Campers
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