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Old 10-08-2009, 12:56 PM   #11
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Welcome to the forum. If you don't have international calling , Costco has cards at a fairly reasonable price.
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Old 10-08-2009, 06:04 PM   #12
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Thanks everyone for your replies. Was able to talk with Tammy via email at my work. We are currently thinking about 5.0 versus 19ft. Seems 5.0 has more living space but you loose your storage in the pick up bed. Any thoughts?
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Old 10-08-2009, 06:09 PM   #13
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Ambrose, if I was willing to use a pickup with an extended cab instead of an SUV, I would have likely gone with th5.0, mainly for how the bed lays out. We decided on the SUV because it suits the rest of our lifestyle better (and my company does have pickups if I need one for the odd use), thus went with the 19. While there is a ton of space under the bed of the 19, I find we don't use it all, though who knows what the future will bring.

Either way, you will get a nice trailer.
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Old 10-08-2009, 06:27 PM   #14
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Hi: Ambrose... IMHO what you gain with the 19'er is a strip of floor about 6" wide and a little more storage space.
We have a Delta diamond plate lock box that fits behind the cab and is under the tonneau cover.
The ease of hook up and the positive tow+ the bed layout and largest bathroom sold us on the 5.0.
Storage space is not an issue which ever trailer you chose. Our problem is we need more STUFF!!!Alf
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:44 PM   #15
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Hi Ambrose.
We have a Tacoma as a tow vehicle so we could go with a 19 or a 5.0. I agree with comments about the direction of the bed in the 5.0 as I think it is preferable to the 19 (although I haven't yet seen a 5.0 and have wondered about headroom in the "bedroom area"). We did opt for the 19 (hatching next April). We will carry 2 kayaks on the roof of the truck, golf clubs and carts in the truck box and bikes in or on the trailer. So it was our lifestyle that dictated the decision. I have been to the plant several times now and am very impressed at the quality of the construction. You can't go wrong with either decision.
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:37 PM   #16
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Mike M. mentioned head room on the 5.0. I am 6'1". Anyone know how much distance there is between the mattress and the ceiling? I would like to be able to sit up at times while in the main bed. Maintaining the wheel bearings/brakes certainly would be easier on the 5.0.
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Old 10-09-2009, 09:26 PM   #17
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Hi: Ambrose... I'm only 5'8" so no problems sitting up in bed...tho I would rather lay down. Can't comment too much as we have a 8" thick memory foam queen size matt. not the standard 5" one from Escape. Alf
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Old 10-09-2009, 10:50 PM   #18
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A nice 5th wheel tacoma plastic bed setup is here. Under supports were welded to the frame to support the plastic bed.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8334394...7600226445861/

you can enter the front of the main page here. scroll three fourts down for his other Tacoma Mods. Suspension mods too I think.
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Old 10-10-2009, 12:02 AM   #19
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The hitch installed on the Tacoma is for goose necks though. Scamp is not a real 5th wheel, unlike Escape and Casita. I bet installation of 5th wheel hitches can be done similarly to the goose neck shown here.

I am totally excited, as I got a class III hitch receiver and everything installed today on my 4Runner, hurray! My car is ready, now the 17'B needs to be build... One step closer... It is a Escape Flu that got me....
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Old 10-10-2009, 06:05 AM   #20
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Gerda, you are definitely stricken with the bug.
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