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Guess it just doesn't bother them.





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Have you seen those people that leave the top part connected to the camper? I don't get it.





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Another random question, how susceptible are campers to being knocked over from storm winds? Like should one go out of way to strap it down. Does hooking it up to a truck make it more stable?





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Have you seen those people that leave the top part connected to the camper? I don't get it.


Yea. Only thing I can figure is a bad back and dont want to lift in and out of the truck.






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Another random question, how susceptible are campers to being knocked over from storm winds? Like should one go out of way to strap it down. Does hooking it up to a truck make it more stable?
They are not at all. The worry is the awning. I've had two destroyed due to my own carelessness. Wind got my first one. Water pooled and detroyed my second one. Covered by insurance, of course. Like a good neighbor....






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If you have any questions about maintenance or operation, just ask me. I spent 6 years in RV service departments (two dealerships).





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If you have any questions about maintenance or operation, just ask me. I spent 6 years in RV service departments (two dealerships).


Jayco's pretty decent?






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Jayco's are probably the best thing going in pull-behinds. They're a family-owned company and QC is very big with them. There was a period from around '04-'06 where QC dropped off because they hired a bunch of MBA's to run things. Naturally the business guys focused on the bottom line and not quality. They all got fired and the family took over running day-to-day operations again.





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this one in particular i was eyeing today is a keystone... bunch of others were jayco's.

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Thats the exact outdoor kitchen mine has. Im happy with my keystone, but I have 7 yrs of warranty. I was a little gun shy.





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i have to have a bunkhouse room for the kids and a bigger bathroom, there's another model that i really like but has the bathroom that you can barely jerk off in.





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Keystone is average, they're a subsidiary of Forest River if memory serves. You will have more little issues than you will have with Jayco; fit and finish in the woodwork, trim/batten strips not cut in correctly, things like that. There may be gaps in the Dicor sealant on the roof where the trim pieces and extrusions are.

ETA: Also check the underside of the slideouts for loose bolts or unusual wear. If you can, have the dealership run the rooms in and out while you watch from underneath.



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this is a pull behind i like. are 2 doors really a pain in the arse with leveling and or not that big of deal. This setup could work for us, wish master was bit more private but it could do.






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Most people love having two doors, especially when they have kids. With the rear door being to the crapper the younguns (and you and anyone else visiting your campsite) aren't tracking mud all the way through the camper and pissing off the wife. Shouldn't impact leveling at all. I had customers that use their doors as a level...open them up and when they don't swing, you know you're leveled out.

ETA: Keep in mind those jacks in the corners are not for leveling, they're for stabilizing. They aren't designed to support the weight of the camper. Use wood under the tires (1x6's work great) under the tires and tongue jack. You can buy leveling blocks that look like big orange legos, too, but wood works just as well. Also, make sure you have an electric tongue jack on a camper that size, unless you just really like working out.



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My next one will be a Jayco.





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My next one will be a Jayco.



scram, its all mine.






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I only wish they would have added some more wood paneling though.







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Is it safe to put anything int he bed of the truck when you have a 5th? I jsut didn't know for turns and stuff its okay to put stuff backthere as well.


Like Alx said earlier, be careful of height behind the hitch. Also, be careful of turning radius with 5th wheels...had a friend blow out a back glass while turning in to a gas station. Had to drive back from Central Arkansas to S. LA with the wind whipping in from the back

As far as 5th wheels being converted to gooseneck hitch, I would think that the 5th wheel connection is more stable due to more contact area. If you're careful of the terrain your crossing (ditches, bumps), there shouldn't be a problem.






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My current setup cuts it really close when turning sharp. I have to really watch it.





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