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Old 06-12-2013, 03:30 PM   #201
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Thanks! Glad to hear people enjoy reading about this.
Quite easy to get into really. If you have a 3/4 or 1 ton and clean drivers abstract you are in lol!
Sweet where does 1 find job info and apply to?
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Old 06-12-2013, 04:02 PM   #202
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Sweet where does 1 find job info and apply to?
Sent you a pm.
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:00 AM   #203
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Picked up a 2014 coachman 5er and delivered yesterday. WIll get a pic and details up today. Seen LOTS of people heading out camping and am jealous....packing up my Jayco today and going to the beach!
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:31 PM   #204
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I seen lots of people heading out Monday and when I went or a walk on Thursday I walk past about 6 houses that have trailers in the driveway and 3 of them were gone. Enjoy our time off.
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:01 AM   #205
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2014 Coachman Chapparal 28BHS. Towed fairly well and it seemed to flex less at the hitch than the last 5er I hauled (2014 Crossroads Zinger). After hauling 30 ish different trailers over the past 7 months I pick up on the smallest of details now. You can almost tell what a trailer weighs without even looking at the paperwork. I still prefer a 5er over a TT in terms of hook up time and towing experience. Leaving again Monday am to pick up something...it's month end and they are screaming to get trailers off the manufacturers lots.
Hitch Weight 1,320 lbs. (599 kg )
Base Weight 7,650 lbs. (3,470 kg)
GVWR 9,800 lbs. (4,445 kg)
Exterior Length 33' 7" (10.2 m)
Exterior Height 12' 1" (3.7 m)

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Old 06-23-2013, 01:35 PM   #206
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Glad to see there is no snow in your pics anymore!
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Old 06-23-2013, 03:06 PM   #207
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Glad to see there is no snow in your pics anymore!
You and me both. I was so sick of the snow by the time winter was over, I use to enjoy the snow...that is until I started towing trailers in it!
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:49 AM   #208
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Picked up this 2104 Coachman Chaparral 345 BHS. Tows awesome which seems to be the case for all the heavy 5ers I've towed. Coachman trailers seem to be fairly well built from what I have seen. Which this one had LT instead of ST tires on it but it still handles very well. Unfortunately for me and my truck though we are sitting in Sauk City, Wisconsin with rear diff problems. Hope to be up and running by end of day today, then only 22 hours to delivery point of Lloyminister, Saskatchewan.
Ha ha! I've been staring at this pic for 5 minutes trying to remember where I took it! Des Plaines, Illinois at the Oasis on the toll hwy.
Hitch Weight 1,900 lbs. (862 kg)
Base Weight 10,640 lbs. (4,826 kg)
GVWR 13,500 lbs. (6,123 kg)
Exterior Length 38' 0" (11.6 m)
Exterior Height 12' 6" (3.8 m)
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:08 PM   #209
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Question..?

Was curious, which transport company do you contract with?
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:54 AM   #210
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That's a big rig. Sorry to hear about your differential issues.
Thanks for sharing, I always enjoy your posts.

Safe travels my friend,

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