EPDM Coatings
rvupgradestore.com Composet Products PO Box Zone
Over The Network Custom Yacht Interiors

Author Topic: Some Unusual Australian 5th Wheelers and Tugs  (Read 1589 times)

Robert Ryan

  • ---
  • Posts: 87
Some Unusual Australian 5th Wheelers and Tugs
« on: November 30, 2012, 01:09:27 PM »
Here are some that will have you scratching your heads: A 35ft 5Ver 14,000lb towed by a IVECO Daily tug. You can also get a RAM 2500 set up by the Company.. The IVECO will do 55mph up a hill where the RAM will do 70mph. On the other hand it has better fuel consumption and ride laden or unladen.
http://www.australianrv.com.au/index_htm_files/394.jpg

Same 5ver pulled by a MDT Hino. Owner found it climbed hills better than a Pickup, better turning circle and air
ride suspension makes it very comfortable.
http://s11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/?action=view&current=Hino3005thWheelerPortAugusta.jpg

An Off Road 5ver about 27ft with a 31ft  Australian Winnebago Class C, 27,000lb GCVWR(absolutely nothing to with the US Company) behind.
http://s11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/?action=view&current=AustralianRVs-1.jpg

A 23ft 5ver towed by a diesel Nissan Navara(No it is not a Frontier) in the snow. 3 Litre Diesel powered Asian sourced pickups will tow lightweight 8000lb to 9000lb 5Vers without much difficulty. Payload is generally twice of a US Midsize Pickup i.e 2500lb for a Dual Cab
Pickup.
http://s11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/?action=view&current=Travelhomesnowing.jpg

« Last Edit: November 30, 2012, 01:12:24 PM by Robert Ryan »

kenz

  • ---
  • Posts: 199
Re: Some Unusual Australian 5th Wheelers and Tugs
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2012, 07:15:05 AM »
Cool rigs! I like the Hino, nice looking truck. Problem is that all the 5'ers have the door and awnings on the wrong side.  ;)
2011 Coachmen North Ridge 5'er
2005 Dodge/Cummins quad cab dually

Robert Ryan

  • ---
  • Posts: 87
Re: Some Unusual Australian 5th Wheelers and Tugs
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2012, 12:52:02 PM »
The Hino 300(one in the Photo) is a Light Truck in Australia. Would be classed as a Medium in the US. The Hino 500 Medium range goes to 57,000lb GVWR and 99,000lb GCVWR. Weights are a lot heavier in Australia for Light, Medium and Heavy Trucks. A Dodge Ram Dually would be called normally a "Ute" rather than a truck as it is more a CAR/Truck. You only need a general car licence to drive anything under 10,000lbs GVWR a basic Truck licence above that. That is why F250-F450's are either "Pickups" or "Utes" or "Cars" sometimes "Trucks" by people using RV's . A F450 would exceed the 10,000lb limit , but it more CAR/Truck aspect would put it into the CAR/Truck or Ute category.
 The vast majority of US Pickups are used  by RVers but they make up a small percentage of Tow vehicles used by RVers.. Some much older ones will be converted to Utes. Others like brand new F250/F350's, Dodge 2500/3500HD's, Silverado HD's are just driven around. F150's, Ram 1500's and Base Silverado's are as rare as hens teeth
« Last Edit: December 02, 2012, 01:08:14 PM by Robert Ryan »

Opontee

  • ---
  • Posts: 38
Re: Some Unusual Australian 5th Wheelers and Tugs
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2012, 12:06:16 PM »
Cool rigs! I like the Hino, nice looking truck. Problem is that all the 5'ers have the door and awnings on the wrong side.  ;)

And they drive on the wrong side of the road. :o
Waiting on time so I can buy a R.V.

Robert Ryan

  • ---
  • Posts: 87
Re: Some Unusual Australian 5th Wheelers and Tugs
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2012, 01:26:59 PM »
"Driving on the Wrong side of the Road" is definitely the Right Side here!!  .  When I was driving in Hawaii I found EVERYONE was driving on the wrong side of the road ;D
« Last Edit: December 07, 2012, 01:28:45 PM by Robert Ryan »

Robert Ryan

  • ---
  • Posts: 87
Re: Some Unusual Australian 5th Wheelers and Tugs
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2012, 01:37:32 PM »
This is a Holden Ute and a small 5th wheeler 23ft.

 

Hosted by Over The Network