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Old 06-14-2015, 05:36 PM   #1
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Hello out there.New Guy here in Spencerport,NY.

Ok my parents years ago had a Honey camper,moved to a bigger Travel Trailer and then up to a 31' 5th wheel.I never thought I'd be interested in camping/etc.but getting close to retirement we went all the way and bought a 2013 Forest River 31' 5th wheel. Now I hope we can get out there and travel. And get away from the upstate NY winters for a few months
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Old 06-15-2015, 01:39 AM   #2
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Hi neighbor! We're from Hilton, NY. At this point I'd settle for getting away from Western NY summer rains. Have you done a shakedown cruise yet?
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Old 06-18-2015, 05:12 PM   #3
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No haven't had time to do anything except bring it home from the dealers.The thing is bigger than I expected and I hope my 2011 silverado 1500 with a 5.3 can handle it.as it is HEAVY. 8500#+Just getting to learn how to work the gadgets etc.Gotta just take it for a ride and see, maybe to Hamlin some weekend??
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Hamlin is where we did our shakedown as well. If you haven't camped there before, let me know, I can list some of the better sites for you. The best part of camping is that most campers will help you out if you have questions. The people on this forum are awesome. Check the sub forums for your particular rig. These guys know pretty much everything. If you have questions about your tow vehicle, use the search box for tow vehicle, cause, again, these guys know everything.
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No haven't had time to do anything except bring it home from the dealers.The thing is bigger than I expected and I hope my 2011 silverado 1500 with a 5.3 can handle it.as it is HEAVY. 8500#+Just getting to learn how to work the gadgets etc.Gotta just take it for a ride and see, maybe to Hamlin some weekend??
Hi,
Congrats on your new rig. Welcome to the forum from Bainbridge, Ohio.
You sound like you already have figured out your truck is too small. The people on here will tell you why if you ask.
Happy camping!
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Congrats on your new 5r . We have a 8280 and love it . I pull it with a 1500 Silverado equipped wit a trailer package all through out New England with no problems . Good luck and many happy days camping .
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Welcome to the forum. Sounds like you may have max out your truck. May want to rethink any long hauls for now. Later RJD
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Yep, you may be over the Chevy's payload amount, with the 5th wheel's loaded pin weight.
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As long as you have proper weight distribution and sway control equipment, you should be fine going from Sppt to Hamlin. The Parkway roadway is extremely rough just before you get to the park. It will test your equipment without putting you into real jeopardy. Good luck finding 2 weekend days together without rain.
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As long as you have proper weight distribution and sway control equipment, you should be fine going from Sppt to Hamlin.
The OP has a 5th wheel, not a TT.
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