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Old 11-10-2012, 05:35 PM   #71
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Wow! Not a whole lot of clearance from your tailgate to the front of the trailer is there? Maybe the pic makes it look closer than it is.
10.5" from the rear bedside to the lowest part of the fiberglass. Any added weight will only help make that bigger. It has plenty of room.

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Old 11-10-2012, 05:40 PM   #72
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I'm talking front to back, will it turn and still miss the bed?
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:53 PM   #73
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I'm talking front to back, will it turn and still miss the bed?
Ohhhhhh. No, not at all. Haha, sorry. It still has the stock scamp 2" ball coupler on it right now. I just wanted to see how the pickup and camper sat with the camper weight on it, so I set the ball coupler on top of the fifth wheel hitch, that's why it's so far forward. It'll have to be at least another foot back, I think. That's for the tape measure tomorrow, if weather permits. I'm not sure which clearance I'll have to plan for yet, bumper/ propane tank clearance, or cab/fifth wheel bunk clearance for turning. We'll see which one needs the camper the furthest back.

Here's how it's sitting in the picture:

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Old 11-10-2012, 05:56 PM   #74
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Ahhhhhhh gotcha, now it makes sense. I was thinking wow that looks a bit close.
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:15 PM   #75
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Am I the only one that can't see Jared's new pics?
Properties says they're only 28x30 pixels and I just see a red "X." I've even tried Firefox, but I'm viewing/using the old default "skin" too.

Sorry Jared, I'd love to see what you're talkin about.....
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:12 PM   #76
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Am I the only one that can't see Jared's new pics?
Properties says they're only 28x30 pixels and I just see a red "X." I've even tried Firefox, but I'm viewing/using the old default "skin" too.

Sorry Jared, I'd love to see what you're talkin about.....
Sorry, not sure. I did some of that on my phone, but just got on my computer, and it shows up fine. I have windows 7/firefox, not sure if that makes any difference (computer idiot). They're photobucket links, I wonder if something on your end isn't liking that? Can you see the rest of my pictures?
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:39 AM   #77
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I use firefox and they show up just fine.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:31 AM   #78
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Sorry, not sure. I did some of that on my phone, but just got on my computer, and it shows up fine. I have windows 7/firefox, not sure if that makes any difference (computer idiot). They're photobucket links, I wonder if something on your end isn't liking that? Can you see the rest of my pictures?
Well, they're fine now.. for whatever reason. I'm using IE 9. Sorry to be a bother.
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:48 PM   #79
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Well, I had to run around town today. I got the steel for the new hitch.

I got new glueless vinyl flooring (other cheap crap peels right off, argh!).

12x6"x8'6" remnant, $100 normally, $75 for remnant, plus a 23% off sale, made me happy. It should be plenty to do the camper.



The hitch is off, no turning back now.



The goofy excuse for a "fifth wheel".

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"The hitch is off, no turning back now."

Damn! I guess! You don't mess around!

What happened with your new floor? Was it Allure or some cheap copy?
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"The hitch is off, no turning back now."

Damn! I guess! You don't mess around!

What happened with your new floor? Was it Allure or some cheap copy?
I think it was cheap stuff, $.99/ft. It just won't stick. I prepped the floor just like it said to. No good. It peels right off, and the latex primer stays on the floor, untouched. It falls off the vertical surfaces. Oddly, it stuck when it was cold, then all came loose when it warmed up. Whatever, I should've known better, tried to be cheap...bites me every time.
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Did you lose much headroom when you took the sag out of the floor? I've heard of people jacking up the roofs and resetting the braces.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:36 PM   #83
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1/8-1/4", depending on the spot, I would guess. I don't *think* the roof is sagging any, the water fully drains away from the top, at least.
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:24 AM   #84
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From my understanding, on here, apparently these things naturally settle with time. Just thought you might want to "expand" the fiberglass a bit to allow for more head room.

How do you fit in the bed? I'm 5' 10", the bed is supposed to be 6', and I still find it to be too short. I'm getting rid of the bunks and flipping the bed from "side to side" to "front to back". Several people on here have done the same. Plus, it gets old having the significant other crawl over me to get up. I will build in more closet space and stairs/storage. We don't take anyone on trips with us and if in an emergency they could use the dinette bed. Definitely don't need accommodations for 6, LOL!
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