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Old 01-13-2019, 07:15 PM   #1
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first time 5th wheel owners

Hi all we have had 2 travel trailers. started with a pop up. first time owning a fifth wheel . we just got a 2019 coachman charpell 392 mbl . we have a 2016 ford f 350 lariat super duty diesel pick up truck. we have the b&w slider hitch as we have a short bed . we like it so far its only been 4 days.
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Old 01-13-2019, 08:20 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum! Good luck with the new rig!
Happy Camping
2017 6.7 CC Lariat
2018 CC 38EL Champagne
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:04 PM   #3
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Hello and welcome from Western PA.
Cut it 3 times and it's still too short...

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Old 01-13-2019, 10:40 PM   #4
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Chaparral has been a good rig for us. We have a 2018 360IBL. We like the layout, the thermal performance and the quality/value.

The first year we got in 82 nights and 8k miles.

Good luck and enjoy in good health!
2016 RAM 3500 DRW 4x4 LB LoneStar Edition, w/Timbrens, Andersen Ultimate 2, Swift Hitch SH04 WiFi Backup/Rear View Camera
2018 Chaparral 360IBL w/TST-507 TPMS, Furrion Wireless Observation System, Progressive EMS-HW50C
2006 RAM 3500 DRW LoneStar Edition
2011 Starcraft 392BHU w/Andersen No-Sway hitch
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Old 01-14-2019, 06:55 PM   #5
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Welcome. Where do you hail from? You're going to enjoy the extra room in the 5th wheel. Let us know where you go camping. Hope to see you down the road!!
Ed and Sharon
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2019 Ford F-250 XLT - AWESOME Truck!
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Old 01-14-2019, 08:22 PM   #6
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Welcome and we are 1st time 5th Wheel owners ourselves. Enjoy.
Joe and Diane Buskirk
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2015 360IBL Coachmen 5th Wheel

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Old 01-15-2019, 11:58 AM   #7
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Welcome and hello from California. We got our first 5th wheel 5 years ago and have a similar set up as yours. Absolutely the way to go, IMHO. Enjoy!
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