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Old 12-15-2013, 06:01 AM   #3826
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[QUOTE=Hondo;22991193]Bought this 22 ft 2005 Fleetwood Jamboree today


We looked hard at those. I like the overhead bed, and then all the floor space for living. It kept the OL shorter, and still had everything we wanted. I was going to tow the bikes on the Kendon folding trailer. We would not need to tow a car to run around. Yours will be easy to park anywhere you want to stop and sightsee.

When we downsize, we will be back to looking for a B or a C like you have found. Enjoy the adventures. __________________
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Old 12-15-2013, 06:53 AM   #3827
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Bought this 22 ft 2005 Fleetwood Jamboree today


We looked hard at those. I like the overhead bed, and then all the floor space for living. It kept the OL shorter, and still had everything we wanted. I was going to tow the bikes on the Kendon folding trailer. We would not need to tow a car to run around. Yours will be easy to park anywhere you want to stop and sightsee.

When we downsize, we will be back to looking for a B or a C like you have found. Enjoy the adventures. __________________
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I have Kendon myselk & this rig will be towing it all over the place - :
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Old 12-18-2013, 06:19 AM   #3828
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First deployment of the new (to me) truck and trailer. Both are a work in progress and need some cosmetics but the truck ran well for about 150 miles at a steady 50-55 and is returning excellent fuel mileage for an RV. The trailer is very stable and tracks well, and so far I am very happy with the space, comfort, and general livability of the trailer.

It's really nice not to have an RV that wanders all around the road I'll tell ya!

And also not bad for a travel trailer that was built the year BEFORE I got out of college and a truck that isn't much newer!

Sometimes they really don't make 'me like they used to.







Sometimes however all is not perfect. I made a really sharp U-turn in the dark. The truck is incredibly maneuverable. The trailer is nimble. Guess that I need to recalculate those clearances however.

Oh well. A patch should be fine. Can you bend diamond plate aluminum?



That cell phone booster on a mast may be a bit jerry rigged but I have to say that I am really, really pleasantly surprised at how well it's working. Out here where the coyotes were literally howling last night when I went to bed it's nice having a strong phone signal and good internet.



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Old 12-18-2013, 06:25 AM   #3829
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Ouch. You can order Allclad aluminum fairly cheaply from airparts.com and use cherrymax rivets to patch, or screws for that matter.
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Old 12-18-2013, 08:13 AM   #3830
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What about lengthening the toungue?

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Old 12-18-2013, 08:32 AM   #3831
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What about lengthening the toungue?
that's what she said!!!!

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Sure, you kin bend DP Aluminum. I'd use huck rivets. (probably hafta borrow the gun/tool though.)
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Old 12-18-2013, 08:33 AM   #3832
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I have a soft spot for older classics.

Much like the Clippers, it appears this Cobra has a fiberglass body. Fiberglass in my mind is better than stick and tin. I might go check it out. Love the old Dodge B van bodies.

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Old 12-18-2013, 08:52 AM   #3833
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I have a soft spot for older classics.

Much like the Clippers, it appears this Cobra has a fiberglass body. Fiberglass in my mind is better than stick and tin.

Not that I have a clue on this particular RV, but there were some really weird fiberglass rigs "back in the day" Some builders did glass walls in a real similar manner to old style sticks and tin rigs. They literally ran the stuff like aluminum siding, then used molded caps at each end of the rig. I have seen rigs that were 25 Y.O and beyond, that had nice solid end caps and glass siding you could poke your finger through. It seems that the siding wasn't nearly the quality of the caps, and the sun pretty much turned it to mulch. Don't know what you're gonna' find on this one, but watch the sides and make sure that it isn't about shot. Good luck.
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Old 12-18-2013, 12:43 PM   #3834
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Ouch. You can order Allclad aluminum fairly cheaply from airparts.com and use cherrymax rivets to patch, or screws for that matter.

thanks Adam!
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Old 12-18-2013, 12:55 PM   #3835
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I have a soft spot for older classics.
You'd like mine then... 1988, getting close to "classic" status. Takes me the Misses and that Damn Motorcycle camping just fine, thank you very much!



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Old 12-18-2013, 12:55 PM   #3836
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What about lengthening the toungue?


Maybe having it pierced?

We were shooting the breeze about that this morning on FB. I kinda hate to because the truck/trailer combination is so well balanced. I am kinda leaning towards using diamond plate aluminum to make some patches that are basically disposable and perhaps double as access panels to the wiring under the skin.

Here's an idea. Hide my keg beer behind fake wiring panels.


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Old 12-18-2013, 12:59 PM   #3837
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Well....just as I went to call on the cobra.... It had been sold.

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Old 12-18-2013, 01:03 PM   #3838
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I would go with the lengthened tongue, I HATE damaging equipment and if you have to be mindful of how sharp your turn is then the two vehicles do not go well together in my opinion.

Another option is to cut the corners off of your flatbed, you won't loose a whole lot of space and can end up with something that looks like this.



How sharp were you angled to hit? By loosing just a little bit of the corners you gain a lot in turning.
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Old 12-18-2013, 01:07 PM   #3839
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I have a soft spot for older classics.

Much like the Clippers, it appears this Cobra has a fiberglass body. Fiberglass in my mind is better than stick and tin. I might go check it out. Love the old Dodge B van bodies.



I like the large window.
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Old 12-18-2013, 01:15 PM   #3840
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Another option is to cut the corners off of your flatbed, you won't loose a whole lot of space and can end up with something that looks like this.



How sharp were you angled to hit? By loosing just a little bit of the corners you gain a lot in turning.

I did a VERY tight u-turn in a Texas biker bar parking lot.

When I get back to civilization (which could be weeks or months - we never know) I'll worry about it. Cutting the corners off the bed is a real possibility. That's a good idea! It looks like the rails actually hit and those will probably be coming off anyway.

To be honest I was working up a check list of mods to the truck and trailer this morning. Right now I am thinking about putting a lift for a trike in the bed of the truck. I am carrying two spare tires in the load space and considering having carriers made to carry them on the sides behind the tool boxes. Top tool box is probably coming off.

Six months ago my plans were quite different. Not too many weeks ago I briefly even toyed with getting another truck for modification.

"If you want to hear God laugh then tell him your plans." Or post them in advance on a forum.

So we shall see. Probably not going to do much more than patch the hole until I get a garage/workshop set up and start organizing my tools and spare parts. That might happen as soon as later in 2014.
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