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Camplite Travel Trailers / access to water heater?
« on: January 01, 2017, 11:46:32 AM »
Mine takes a 1-1/16 socket.     You'll likely need an extension also.   I think you'll have a much easier time if you pick up a socket...right tool for the job thing.  Walmart may have them in the RV section or in hardware.   wrap the threads with some white plumbers tape first also if you didn't already.  

Camplite Travel Trailers / 21BHS details: 12v sockets & furnace vents
« on: December 13, 2016, 08:02:30 AM »
You will at least have 1 socket near the TV.    The furnace (and AC) are direct vent.   There is no ducting option in camplites.  

Gear / etrailer ball mount with built in scale
« on: December 12, 2016, 06:38:47 PM »
I don't have it so can't recommend it, but found it interesting.   As of the date of this posting it is on sale 15% off.

Ask the factory / New floor Construction
« on: December 05, 2016, 09:56:53 PM »
I'm happy with mine, but have noticed one spot in the bedroom that squeaks if I step in just the right spot. That said it's a very minor complaint and I still give it a solid thumbs up.

Camplite Fifth Wheels / new 32 for sale
« on: December 04, 2016, 10:12:35 AM »
Watched a youtube video from the RV guys touring a CL 5th wheel.   Absolutely hilarious....just how I would stereotype RV salesman from TX.

Camplite Fifth Wheels / Camplite 32rls - Roof
« on: November 25, 2016, 10:24:53 PM »
It's not aluminum.  I believe it's the same stuff that they are using on the current Thor LL trailers.   The angles are too extreme to do aluminum.   Durability?   Hard to say, I think they did a good job on mine but time will tell.  Even with a leak, having a non-wood interior should minimize damage.  

Anything not covered elsewhere / Last
« on: November 22, 2016, 12:22:50 PM »
last infinity

Camplite Fifth Wheels / Pin weight for Camplite 32rls
« on: November 20, 2016, 09:09:16 PM »
[quote source="/post/25950/thread" author="@jlcere" timestamp="1479686909"]Thanks for the tips about the tires...It is something I will ask tomorrow :-)
I do not understand the last sentence "Think about getting the mach 2.0 quieting kit for the BR AC unit. Mine was loud."

Thanks[/quote]yea sorry I should have explained:   The Bedroom AC unit is a coleman mach 8.0     It is known to be extremely loud from outside the trailer despite it's small size.   They originally came with an outside cooling fan made of 8 narrow blades that made most of the noise and there have been reports of some breaking fan blades further increasing the noise.   There is a 3rd party replacement kit offered by orbital machine works that quiets it down substantially and included the upgraded fan with 3 wide blades:

It's pricy at $144 or you can just get the fan replacement 3 blade fan for less.     I went for the full kit...seems to help.   Either way they have a youtube video that shows how to do's pretty simple.

Camplite Fifth Wheels / Pin weight for Camplite 32rls
« on: November 20, 2016, 02:04:39 PM »
I am still happy with mine.  Tows really nice compared to my previous 16DB.  There were no 32 footers on the east coast when I got mine or I would have gone for that floorplan instead.

 Just remember, the appliances and components will have the manufacterer's warranty (lippert, coleman, atwood, dometic, etc.), but there is no warrantee on the frame/structure.  I thought that a frame problem was unlikely so took the gamble to get such a bargain on the trailer.  So far no issues other than having to recaulk where the roof met the front corner due to a small leak.  The leak wouldn't have been covered anyway and was fixed with a $10 tube of Dicor lap sealant in 5 minutes.    Definitely insist the tires are replaced with new stock if it has been sitting on a lot since late 2014-early 2015 like mine was.        Think about getting the mach 2.0 quieting kit for the BR AC unit.   Mine was loud.  

New Members / Hello from PA, just brought home our 2017 16DBS
« on: November 19, 2016, 04:49:16 PM »
Quote from: @charleschapman" source="/post/25902/thread" timestamp="1479524837

Howdy from Easton.   Our rig on the beach at Assateague Island SP, MD. 
Another howdy from the Philly burbs (Montgomery Co)

Camplite Fifth Wheels / Pin weight for Camplite 32rls
« on: November 19, 2016, 04:42:24 PM »
THe 5th wheel line was originally marketed as 1/2 ton towable and I think that was not BS.      I tow mine with a F250 and it's overkill.   Unless you plan on some extended hill climbing or exploring the rockies I think a 5.4 would be acceptable.     IIRC the 28RLS is supposed to be around 6500lbs with  850lbs on the pin dry.  Once again, drawing from memory, I think the 32 was around 7200 lbs.  I don't recall the pin weight, but am confident it was below 1000lbs.  

Any other questions please let me the best of my knowledge I'm the only active 5r on the forum.

Camplite Fifth Wheels / failed-frame-welds
« on: November 17, 2016, 08:11:51 AM »
The aluminum frame of the body with an azdel floor is mounted onto a steel frame made by lippert coated with a proprietary anti-rust coating.   It's a completely different animal from the aluminum frames on the TT lineup.   All welds that are visible underneath appear professional.    

General Q & A / What to pack? And what NOT to pack? Lessons learned?
« on: November 10, 2016, 10:24:50 PM »
What you need if going to be different from everyone else.   I suggest you driveway camp first...  Set up the camper in the driveway and plan to sleep in it. Make a list of everything you put in it.  Every time you you go into the house to get something you forgot but need add it to the list.  In the morning take everything you realize you didn't use back into the house and remove it from the list.  Rinse and repeat a few times before you stray too far from home.... eventually you'll get it dialed in.  

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