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Old 07-22-2015, 07:14 PM   #1
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Thanks to C&G in FL& Generator on 5.0TA

Thanks, to c@g in Florida for letting my wife, son, and I spend some time looking at their brand new 5.0TA. They were very gracious with their time and advice. It was bigger inside than I thought and my wife loved it. The 5 of us adults talked inside for a while and I never felt claustrophobic at all. The quality of the build was great and the amount of options are quite overwhelming. Coming from a truck camper the amount of storage is very nice( i'll need more stuff) and the unit felt very sturdy, not the least bit shaky at all.
Anyone thought of putting a generator on a 5.0TA. I'm not sure if there is room in the front storage or not? I'd love to be able to pull into a rest area and get a little rest on long trips or even, ok i can't believe I'm saying this but, become a walmarter. Being from Florida I don't sleep without the AC running, not a deal breaker, but it would be nice.
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Old 07-22-2015, 07:34 PM   #2
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Welcome turtle.

The 5.0TA is definitely a nice trailer, eh! And Carl is would be a great trailer host.

If a gen set was needed, I think it would have to go in the tow vehicle. I don't think that front storage box is large enough to hold a 2kW unit, but not owning one not certain. I have just looked at a bunch, but I remember Alf showing me his, and he has to carve a bit of the frame to fit the Dickinson Spitfire BBQ in.
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Old 07-22-2015, 07:38 PM   #3
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Get the solar and dual batteries and a 12v ice chest cooler, It will allow you to sleep. Also some rest areas and turnpikes offer hookups for something like $20/night. I believe Ohio is one, http://www.thatsnotcamping.com/rv-ca...v-parking.html.
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Old 07-22-2015, 07:58 PM   #4
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Get the solar and dual batteries and a 12v ice chest cooler, It will allow you to sleep. Also some rest areas and turnpikes offer hookups for something like $20/night. I believe Ohio is one, Ohio Turnpike RV Parking | Thats Not, LLC.
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Old 07-23-2015, 12:49 AM   #5
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Get the solar and dual batteries and a 12v ice chest cooler, It will allow you to sleep.
Perhaps in some locations, but not in a trailer in Florida in the middle of the summer when nighttime temperatures dip down to a low of 88 degrees F and humidity is in the mid 80s. Ice isn't going to provide a comfortable night's sleep. A/C is a must!
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Old 07-23-2015, 07:37 AM   #6
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These coolers work great for around 4 -6 hours before the ice has melted, certainly long enough to get some rest at the local WallyWorld or rest stop. But, yes I agree, any stop more than that in the sweateast would need electric.
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Old 07-23-2015, 07:50 AM   #7
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Hi: turtle... Glad you could get together with C&G in FL to view a 5.0TA. The MaxxFan's are strong enough to pull the cold air out of the fridge. If you took a pad you could camp down on the floor under it!!! Just thinkin'... Alf ps I don't like genset's.
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