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This page last updated May 14,
2016, containing sales related emails to Pete from January 7, 2016 through May 4, 2016
May 4, 2016 Douglas of Anchorage, Alaska writes regarding Pete's professional opinion for best 40' fifth
wheel and what to pull it with
I would like to know in your professional opinon what
is the best 5th wheel- 39'-40' no biased just straight
scoop, and what vehicle to pull it with. We have seen
some nice 650. Etc.
That's a good question.
A lot of manufacturers have quit production and there are a lot of new players in the field since then that I have
had no experience dealing with.
Teton has been around for a long time.
If I was looking high end fifth wheel I would probably start with Teton. The Freightliner 5th wheel haulers are also
top of the line.
With the 650 or the 5500, etc., it's all in who's doing the conversion.
April 25, 2016 Tom of Patchogue, New York writes regarding whether 1990 Sterling motorhome with Ford 360
came with a catalytic converter
I would like to know if the original 1990 27
ft. Sterling motor home I am about to purchase came
a catalytic converter.
The owner says the pipe is
too short so the Sterling manufacturer did not put it on it.
I would say it probably did not come with a converter.
In 1990, truck emissions were a little relaxed; class A motor homes were exempt.
April 9, 2016 Terry of Iowa writes regarding questioning purchase of 1994 32' Allegro with
non working monitor panel
I'm looking at buying this motorhome. The only problem
I can find is the monitoring center doesn't work. I
just don't want to buy it and end up spending big money.
Sounds like a good find if the monitor panel is all you found wrong. Shouldn't be a big deal.
March 25, 2016 Craig of Hot Springs, Arkansas writes regarding deciding on floor plan
Wondering what floor plan to get. Cannot decide between
rear living room or rear kitchen. Any ideas which is
best and why?
No, that's up to the individual's preference. What do you like?
It can play a part in weight distribution.
To me, I would like more weight over the axle, instead of in the rear of the trailer.
March 15, 2016 Dwight of Plano, Texas writes regarding 1976 Holiday Rambler travel trailer shell
I have a chance to buy this shell. Ad says the shell and
bones are good. Outside looks good for age. Inside has
Asking $1000. Is this fair?
I am 65 and fairly handy.
Any suggestions to check out when I see it in person?
Look at the frame, axle, shackles, etc., for excess rust. Look at the roof for signs of electrolysis (small pin holes). Look
at overall condition, are you willing to put $1,000 into it and finish it? If it's not too rough, it might be a good project.
February 21, 2016 Barb of Yukon, Pennsylvania writes regarding whether to purchase an expandable camper or
class B (van camper), for trip out West
I am planning a trip out West. I need to decide
between towing an 18' expandable camper with a Ford 250
diesel truck vs. using one of those van campers.
one I am looking at is longer than a full size cargo
van and somewhat wider and has everythig in it. It has
a gas V-8 engine.
Which would be more economical and
also, which would be easer for a woman not used to
towing to drive?
Since you're not used to towing and probably setting up the expandable camper, I would suggest the class B unit you're
February 3, 2016 Don of Genoa, Illinois writes regarding looking for a more residential style RV after full timing for four years
We have been full timers going on four years now.
Currently in a 30 foot 5th wheel. We're thinking to try
something more residential next year. We know
something of the 5th wheel style and of course A class
are always a residential style. Are specific travel
trailers available for "residential" traveling about
the lower 48?
Yes, you can purchase smaller park homes that are towable with a pickup, or purchase a travel trailer with arctic package considered useable all year round.
January 7, 2016 Kimberly of Florida writes regarding 2014 Camplite aluminum truck camper
All aluminum truck camper, can they rust? and are they
Aluminum does not rust and can be a very strong structure.
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