dukman wrote:With a 5th wheel trailer, I would look into getting pneumatic jacks installed to the front, so you can just press a button to lower the jacks to unhook the trailer fast. At the bottom of the jacks, have metal for it to slide on. I would also get some heavy duty D-Rings welded along the sides, near the front and back, and a winch front and back.
johndoe wrote:It may be nice to have the option to use it in an RV park since they'll have readily accessible sewer, water, power, internet, etc. A lot of RV parks, though, won't accept nontraditional RVs that don't look like a regular 5th wheel, travel trailer, etc.
TacAir wrote:32 foot, gooseneck. Wow.
Going to stay on paved roads for the most part? No?
Then look at a spring over modification for the axles.
The mod will add several inches clearance.
Look at adding skid bats/plates to the rear and adding bumpers to the axel/spring set up to help with bottoming out.
Hard mount scissor jacks at each corner for leveling and stability.
Consider a 'rocker' for the truck.
I tow a 22 footer, with a 6 pax F350. It makes for some interesting turns now and again. The rocker hitch has made all the difference in hooking back up on uneven terrain.
ShortFieldBreak wrote:. Is there a standard location for the electrical, water and sewer hookups (right side vs left side, etc)?
DarkandShiny wrote:I think I remember seeing a similar build here : http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/forums/71-Expedition-Campers
RoneKiln wrote:I lived in a 5th wheel for a year and half when I went back to school a few years ago. I was real lucky and found one with a polar package. It was only a half inch of additional sheet insulation all around, but it made a huge difference. The metal frame on trailers makes for horrible thermal bridging and makes the minimal insulation in a trailer nearly useless. If you plan on living in this trailer. or just want to be capable of it, adding a little insulating to the interior may help a lot. Even half an inch does wonders if there's no thermal bridging.
Can you provide a link to a particular thread?
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