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A sister company to Northwoods is Outdoors RV. They have some shorter 5th wheels as well. Outdoors RV - Fifth Wheels

We just bought a F26CIS, just 30', with 3 slides. Two opposing slides in the main living area and a smaller wardrobe/closet slide in the bedroom. It's quite nice and a bit higher end than some other smaller 5th wheels. Tows great and no issues turning with the SB F350 and a GVWR of under 13K.
 
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Originally Posted by Loxley View Post
Thinking about downsizing to the sub 30' class fifth wheel, but must have a slide out in the bedroom.
So far I've only found Lakota by Mckenzie. Is this a decent brand & model for full timers?
Any other suggestions for well built 5th wheel models with two slide outs under 30 feet?
Also, don't mind if it's older, so long as it's in good shape.
Thanks!

ps- If you have a fifth wheel under 30' with a bedroom slide for sale let me know...
I can't get mine under 30' but mine is 32' with living room slide and bedroom slide. So the extra 2' I don't think makes a difference. Mine is made by Holiday Rambler 2000 year and since company has gone under. Overall though it's very well built and I'm sure it's one of the last well built by this original company name. Anything newer I hear they went to ****.


 
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Crusader with two slides 30 foot.


 
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Originally Posted by jackfordsd350 View Post
Crusader with two slides 30 foot.


Your trailer have raised suspension just looks like its sitting higher than most unless that's normal nowadays.
 
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Good eye. I added the Correct Track system for two inches of lift.


 
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Originally Posted by jackfordsd350 View Post
Good eye. I added the Correct Track system for two inches of lift.


Looks great I might do the same. My truck sits level now but on 35" tires so I think it will help. Your truck stock height or got level kit to it?

Does it handle better like that or did you do it for other reasons such as clearance when going off road locations?
 
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We have a few smaller 5'ers here in the UK, most are sold through one dealer who has them built to his spec, they are branded as Kountrylite here & I don't know who manufactures them but they come with up to 4 slides but still under 30ft! Just seen this Winnie on ebay here too Winnebago Lite-Five 28FWBHS American 5th wheel Bunkhouse/Showmans/Caravan/RV | eBay 2 slides & a bunk house.
Here's a link to the dealer for Kountrylite Used RV Sales in Scotland, UK from Calder Leisure
 
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Originally Posted by jackfordsd350 View Post
Crusader with two slides 30 foot.


If you tape the pin to the rear bumper what does it actually measure out too?

Steve
 
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Originally Posted by Irish19614x4 View Post
Looks great I might do the same. My truck sits level now but on 35" tires so I think it will help. Your truck stock height or got level kit to it?

Does it handle better like that or did you do it for other reasons such as clearance when going off road locations?
F-350 is stock. I turn the 5er around in my field before parking and was looking for more clearance at the truck bed. Handles exactly the same as before adding the kit. Axles are perfectly alligned but it is nice to have the adjustment if needed in the future.
 
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Originally Posted by RV_Tech View Post
If you tape the pin to the rear bumper what does it actually measure out too?

Steve
The ball is almost 6 inches back from the gooseneck ball located in the truck. This also gave me more clearance between the truck and 5th wheeler. Everything this hitch does is a big plus. Not installed in the truck now so I can't get the other measurement.
 
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Originally Posted by jackfordsd350 View Post
The ball is almost 6 inches back from the gooseneck ball located in the truck. This also gave me more clearance between the truck and 5th wheeler. Everything this hitch does is a big plus. Not installed in the truck now so I can't get the other measurement.
Okay yours is a gooseneck setup not fifth wheel hitch?
 
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Originally Posted by Irish19614x4 View Post
Okay yours is a gooseneck setup not fifth wheel hitch?
It is a Andersen Aluminum hitch. 32 pounds.


 
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Originally Posted by jackfordsd350 View Post
It is a Andersen Aluminum hitch. 32 pounds.


Nice I like that and it's always nice to have that kind of setup especially if your pulling a gooseneck trailer other than your Camper. Dual purpose!.
 
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Originally Posted by jackfordsd350 View Post
It is a Andersen Aluminum hitch. 32 pounds.


Have a question about this type of setup, is it considered a Fifth Wheel/Kingpin or Goose neck? If Goose neck would it require safety chains?
 
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Originally Posted by rdlouks View Post
Have a question about this type of setup, is it considered a Fifth Wheel/Kingpin or Goose neck? If Goose neck would it require safety chains?
Fifth Wheel. Some say there are states that would require chains. I used it last year without the chain kit.
I have the chain kit for this year. Not an easy question to answer.
 

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