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Caveman
01-09-2016, 09:03 PM
So, most of you may know that I already got a new truck.
http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/hh529/Caveman7700/67DF0AE8-C738-4A83-A3C3-70DC0B735793.jpg

Its a 2014 Dodge (Duh) Ram 2500 with a Cummins Diesel. The most useful option for this truck is the Fifth Wheel Prep group. All the rails are mounted under the bed directly to the from centered over the axle for the strongest ride. It also has the umbilical electrical connection directly in the bed so the cord doesn't have to dangle across the tailgate. The prep group allows you the freedom to just drop a 5er hitch in the pucks lock them down and your ready to tow.

So, for about the last year I have been looking for a Toy Hauler to put behind my truck. Started getting into some serious looking and comparison shopping mid summer and finally pulled the trigger. I had been warned not to go to General Rv but they had an end of year 2015 Dutchman that had everything, I mean EV-ER-Y-THING that my wife and I were looking to get in it. 1 half bath in the garage no marching through the cabin just to take a piss. 2 a bunk style bed for our son over the garage entrance. 3 A nice large bathroom with a full shower. 4 large RV style fridge (so that when electrical is disconnected, it swaps over to Propane to stay running). 5 Nice sized garage with two beds that lower from the ceiling so that you can sleep more and still have storage for the scoot. 6 Nice Onan Genny for power where ever we are.
About a week before Christmas Martha and I bought our presents to each other.
http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/hh529/Caveman7700/DD767541-4EA0-4CA9-AE9E-5EFB359577C4.jpg
In the General Rv bay getting prepped and new pin box(trailer part of the hitch)
http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/hh529/Caveman7700/05E9842F-7F71-4803-9868-D484518D9629.png
Walkin it down for the first hook up to the truck.
http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/hh529/Caveman7700/C0977FD1-868A-4B6F-9682-93677643AD5D.jpg
Way back pic taken by Gas Man
http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/hh529/Caveman7700/85A273A2-B0CE-4C3C-A763-EF62AD1A2677.jpg
Nervous Papa getting ready to pull off for the first time with a 5er.
http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/hh529/Caveman7700/F6CEF7AF-19A4-4094-92A9-F6832CC39EF5.jpg
In front of my house where I can't store it till I get a bit more concrete to put it on.


http://vid1250.photobucket.com/albums/hh529/Caveman7700/0D7C49A1-CC1F-4C81-BFD5-5E36003384FC.mp4
pullin into my Dad's neighborhood to park it at his place.

Ultra AL
01-09-2016, 09:58 PM
Dude. That is the shizzle. Pics of the inside? You driving that to Ft. Lauderdale? :lmao:

RedneckMedic
01-09-2016, 10:20 PM
That thing is awesome. A toy hauler would be nice. I've been eyeballing the ones that are more trailer but have fold down bunks and a bathroom. Would be nice for the sleds and other toys.

So how many bikes can you fit?

Caveman
01-09-2016, 11:14 PM
The smaller ones are ok for a bit my friend Mark had one but hated it; too small

Bagger Dave
01-10-2016, 05:38 AM
Baller!!! :lol:
Looks bad ass Sean!! Nice!! :dthumb:

Kosher
01-10-2016, 06:59 AM
Woah, thats freakin crazy awesome, Sean! Definitely post some pics of the interior.

Moesride
01-10-2016, 07:59 AM
Damn Sean , Congrats on this !! That home away from home is spectacular. Love the look and actually have been inside your 5th wheel at General RV. Inside is jaw dropping as well, happy for you dude!
Who was you sales guy at General ?

owl
01-10-2016, 09:03 AM
Great idea. Now you can have your bike and a place to stay while traveling the warmer southern states for the winter. South Florida is super this time of year and Arizona / Nevada are good places to ride. Have fun and send post cards.

Gas Man
01-10-2016, 11:07 AM
The interior is insanely nice!! This is one of the nicest RVs I have ever seen.

Here's a playlist of a few videos from yesterday.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaTJ7BuoK0buh7KFRcJPnKDRlwcRcQC6z

Gas Man
01-10-2016, 11:09 AM
Individual video's

Hooking up for the 1st time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhySHYJNOKM

His expensive receiver and hitch pin doing work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9omA_EEqzRI

A video of his setup rolling

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Odi0uIpuK-Q

Caveman
01-10-2016, 08:58 PM
Damn Sean , Congrats on this !! That home away from home is spectacular. Love the look and actually have been inside your 5th wheel at General RV. Inside is jaw dropping as well, happy for you dude!
Who was you sales guy at General ?

Gary Eber was my sales guy at General RV in Brownstown. The RV is absolutely gorgeous inside and we have a lot to learn and get used to working with the thing. I wish it was here at the house so that I could go over it more....but need to widen my parking pad for it by at least 6" preferably a foot. Hmmm, I wonder if I know a guy in the cement biz??? haha No seriously, we need to talk. perhaps a nice stamped concrete "border" to my drive way is in order.

Gas Man
01-10-2016, 09:12 PM
I like the stamped idea...

Moesride
01-11-2016, 06:52 AM
Gary Eber was my sales guy at General RV in Brownstown. The RV is absolutely gorgeous inside and we have a lot to learn and get used to working with the thing. I wish it was here at the house so that I could go over it more....but need to widen my parking pad for it by at least 6" preferably a foot. Hmmm, I wonder if I know a guy in the cement biz??? haha No seriously, we need to talk. perhaps a nice stamped concrete "border" to my drive way is in order.
Sean, General in Brownstown has treated me second to none. See Rob in parts and Max in service when the time comes. Very helpful no non sense guys.
What's the total delivery weight on your rig? You remember if the guy that poured your existing drive reinforced it with wire mesh? 4" thick?

RedneckMedic
01-11-2016, 08:23 AM
Gary Eber was my sales guy at General RV in Brownstown. The RV is absolutely gorgeous inside and we have a lot to learn and get used to working with the thing. I wish it was here at the house so that I could go over it more....but need to widen my parking pad for it by at least 6" preferably a foot. Hmmm, I wonder if I know a guy in the cement biz??? haha No seriously, we need to talk. perhaps a nice stamped concrete "border" to my drive way is in order.So your parking lot isn't big enough?

Caveman
01-13-2016, 09:11 AM
Sean, General in Brownstown has treated me second to none. See Rob in parts and Max in service when the time comes. Very helpful no non sense guys.
What's the total delivery weight on your rig? You remember if the guy that poured your existing drive reinforced it with wire mesh? 4" thick?

Yeah, Rob is a great guy and has quite a bit of knowledge, unlike some of the other droogs there. He did over charge me for the pin box on the trailer, though, he had me put a deposit on the new pin box and then when I took delivery of the truck and paid for it he charged me the full price. It was an overage of a grand, no small chicken feed mind you. But, he remembered and rectified the situation as soon as I called him on Monday and squared it away, no problems.
The previous concrete guy did reinforce with mesh and it is 4" thick. I would think though that the "Border" would need to be a bit thicker? Since its not as big to spread the weight? I dunno, I will definitely defer to the professional.


So your parking lot isn't big enough?

HAHA, No, Lance my parking lot is just "That" much too small. Story of every man's life, just needed a few more inches. hahaha

Moesride
01-13-2016, 10:20 AM
[QUOTE=Caveman;71247]Yeah, Rob is a great guy and has quite a bit of knowledge, unlike some of the other droogs there. He did over charge me for the pin box on the trailer, though, he had me put a deposit on the new pin box and then when I took delivery of the truck and paid for it he charged me the full price. It was an overage of a grand, no small chicken feed mind you. But, he remembered and rectified the situation as soon as I called him on Monday and squared it away, no problems.
The previous concrete guy did reinforce with mesh and it is 4" thick. I would think though that the "Border" would need to be a bit thicker? Since its not as big to spread the weight? I dunno, I will definitely defer to the professional.

You are correct on not being able to just slap down a small 4" thick border wire mesh or not especially if the weight of the axles are directly on it. I'll see you soon and we can discuss it.

Caveman
01-13-2016, 09:15 PM
You are correct on not being able to just slap down a small 4" thick border wire mesh or not especially if the weight of the axles are directly on it. I'll see you soon and we can discuss it.

:beers::yes:

Gas Man, wheres the like button?

Gas Man
01-13-2016, 09:26 PM
:rofl: :lmao: