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Old 05-11-2015, 03:06 AM   #1
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5.0TA is home

My wife and I took delivery of our new 5.0TA on Thursday and we are very happy with how everything turned out. The the process went very smoothly. I was concerned about the turn radius with our short bed Sierra, but Reace said from the beginning that it wouldn't be an issue. It wasn't. The Reese 15k non slider is installed on the axle and I have 33" the back window of clearance. If I remember correctly, lot's of numbers this weekend!

The drive home to Tacoma was uneventful and I really enjoyed how the 5.0 tows. It seems to really handle the bumps much better than our bumper pull Casita. Backing up is different. Not hard, it will just take a bit to get used to. We woke up Friday morning and loaded up a few things that always stayed in the Casita. We then went just 10 miles down the road to McChord AFB and camped with some friends on the base RV park. We had a terrific weekend! 2 of the best night's sleep that I have had in a long time.

We are headed out again this weekend. We can hardly wait!

Our first look!
20150507_074454 by bobmac515, on Flickr

Delivery!
20150507_145657 by bobmac515, on Flickr

Ready to leave Sumas. Yes, we closed the hatch.
20150507_162855 by bobmac515, on Flickr

Carefully checked out the turn angle while my wife watched. And constant supervision from our Aussie Bonser!
20150507_175839 by bobmac515, on Flickr

Our friends with a proper welcome to 5'r life!
20150508_120312 by bobmac515, on Flickr

Relaxing at the campsite.
20150509_171916 by bobmac515, on Flickr
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Old 05-11-2015, 05:48 AM   #2
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Congratulations Bob & Julie, lots of fun times ahead!
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Old 05-11-2015, 06:50 AM   #3
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Congrats on your new 5.0! Looking great

I see it was parked under the best flag in the building. Yeah we dutchies kept a close eye on your trailer.
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Old 05-11-2015, 07:15 AM   #4
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Congrats on your new 5.0! Looking great

I see it was parked under the best flag in the building. Yeah we dutchies kept a close eye on your trailer.
Hi: Seef... How about posting some pictures of camping on your side of the pond? Alf
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Old 05-11-2015, 07:53 AM   #5
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Hi: Seef... How about posting some pictures of camping on your side of the pond? Alf
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Hi Alf,

no camping done yet this year, but.... You can expect some pictures of our 5.0 shortly. new (street legal) rear lights, removed stock lights, change frame, changed coupler etc.

Now back on topic!
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Old 05-11-2015, 11:25 AM   #6
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Very nice, Congratulations!!
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Old 05-11-2015, 11:33 AM   #7
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Looks great, congrats
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Old 05-11-2015, 01:16 PM   #8
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Great pictures Bob. Congratulations!

Interestingly, I also see in the factory photo that they've pulled a single door fridge from somebody's trailer to replace it with the 2 door.
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Old 05-11-2015, 02:59 PM   #9
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Great pictures Bob. Congratulations!

Interestingly, I also see in the factory photo that they've pulled a single door fridge from somebody's trailer to replace it with the 2 door.
Thanks. It appeared that several trailers were there waiting for the fridge to be replaced.
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Congrats! We viewed a 5.0TA on Sunday and it's very intriguing (as in it might be what we finally decide on).
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