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Cyncity

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Deck/Patio for 5th wheel
« on: November 15, 2017, 07:35:08 PM »
Hi there... I'm going to be living in my 5th wheel for at least 1 year and I see some of them with decks... I'd like a portable one that's sturdy and off of the ground so creatures can't get up there and my dog will be protected... I'm finding the heavy wooden ones and the small aluminum with stairs, like a landing not a deck.. I'd like it open not screened in... suggestions?

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Re: Deck/Patio for 5th wheel
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2017, 07:36:40 PM »
Hire a carpenter to build you one.
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Re: Deck/Patio for 5th wheel
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2017, 09:47:59 AM »
Here are some aluminum ones that go up to 57" X 113". They are expensive but this is the brand we had when my wife and I worked a project and lived in our 5er for 3 years. We just had steps with a small landing for getting out the door without having to step down right away.

http://www.sunrisedecks.com/


http://www.sunrisedecks.com/pdf/Sunrise-Decks-Standard-Deck-Sizes-2017.pdf
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Re: Deck/Patio for 5th wheel
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2017, 02:42:10 PM »
Being in construction, I am having a hard time picturing any kind of deck that would be portable. Maybe if you built it on a utility trailer, but you would have to tow it separately. A good deck would tend to be quite heavy if built in place. Maybe you could sell it to the next person to rent the spot. When I used to pull a tt, sometimes I would take a pile of solid skids to put out for a deck of sorts. They werent very high off the ground though. They worked good if the campsite was muddy as we used to boondock a lot.

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Re: Deck/Patio for 5th wheel
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2017, 05:58:12 PM »
I believe the decks you have seen were on Toy Haulers.  This is actually the TH ramp, leveled with a rail and/or canopy installed.

A light weight, roomy, portable deck is really an oxymoron.  If it is light weight, it is either really small or not able to hold more than one or two people.  A solid, roomy deck is heavy and not really portable.  Butch50 likely has the best suggestion.
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Re: Deck/Patio for 5th wheel
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2017, 06:06:48 PM »
Do a web search.  There are numerous places that sell decks.  Both in steel and aluminum.  Some are take apart and some are colapsable.  Non of them are cheap.  If I remember when I was looking for one about 4 years ago were around 500 dollars as a starting price.

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Re: Deck/Patio for 5th wheel
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2017, 06:07:42 PM »
Not an oxymoron Preach. Check out this beauty with two patios built in:

https://www.jayco.com/tools/archive/2017-seismic/
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Re: Deck/Patio for 5th wheel
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2017, 09:46:10 PM »
Here are some aluminum ones that go up to 57" X 113". They are expensive but this is the brand we had when my wife and I worked a project and lived in our 5er for 3 years. We just had steps with a small landing for getting out the door without having to step down right away.

http://www.sunrisedecks.com/

Thank you!  I'll check it out.


http://www.sunrisedecks.com/pdf/Sunrise-Decks-Standard-Deck-Sizes-2017.pdf

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Re: Deck/Patio for 5th wheel
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2017, 09:47:39 PM »
Being in construction, I am having a hard time picturing any kind of deck that would be portable. Maybe if you built it on a utility trailer, but you would have to tow it separately. A good deck would tend to be quite heavy if built in place. Maybe you could sell it to the next person to rent the spot. When I used to pull a tt, sometimes I would take a pile of solid skids to put out for a deck of sorts. They werent very high off the ground though. They worked good if the campsite was muddy as we used to boondock a lot.

Thank you for your input... I'm thinking I may not be able to go portable either... -_-

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Re: Deck/Patio for 5th wheel
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2017, 09:49:30 PM »
I believe the decks you have seen were on Toy Haulers.  This is actually the TH ramp, leveled with a rail and/or canopy installed.

A light weight, roomy, portable deck is really an oxymoron.  If it is light weight, it is either really small or not able to hold more than one or two people.  A solid, roomy deck is heavy and not really portable.  Butch50 likely has the best suggestion.

Thank you for replying... yes I love the ones on the toy haulers, that's what started my research into getting my own deck lol... it looks like I won't be able to have a particularly portable one to get what I want...


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Re: Deck/Patio for 5th wheel
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2017, 09:50:53 PM »
Do a web search.  There are numerous places that sell decks.  Both in steel and aluminum.  Some are take apart and some are colapsable.  Non of them are cheap.  If I remember when I was looking for one about 4 years ago were around 500 dollars as a starting price.

Thank you!  I'd be happy if I could get away with 500$!

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Re: Deck/Patio for 5th wheel
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2017, 09:52:29 PM »
Not an oxymoron Preach. Check out this beauty with two patios built in:

https://www.jayco.com/tools/archive/2017-seismic/

Love it!

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Re: Deck/Patio for 5th wheel
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2017, 09:54:11 PM »
Do a web search.  There are numerous places that sell decks.  Both in steel and aluminum.  Some are take apart and some are colapsable.  Non of them are cheap.  If I remember when I was looking for one about 4 years ago were around 500 dollars as a starting price.

Maybe I should be looking for collapsable instead of portable... I guess I'll find out if they're one in the same.  Thanks again!

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Re: Deck/Patio for 5th wheel
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2017, 01:59:51 PM »
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Re: Deck/Patio for 5th wheel
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2017, 04:41:51 PM »
Not an oxymoron Preach. Check out this beauty with two patios built in:

https://www.jayco.com/tools/archive/2017-seismic/
I had seen those before, and they are beautiful!  And they are on a TH - what I said.  Not applicable to this discussion of a deck on a FW, not a TH.
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