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Old 02-08-2021, 08:35 PM   #1
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New 5th Wheel Owners - Cruiser Aire 28RD

Well, we did it. We just purchased a new Cruiser Aire 28RD and pulled it home and got it into storage. It was my first time pulling a 5th wheel, and it is a huge upgrade from our bumper pull travel trailer.

We for sure are a little nose high, and will need to figure that out. I since lowered my hitch 1 inch. I will pose separately on that and hope for suggestions and guidance.

We are looking forward to a maiden camp in a couple of weeks somewhere close by here in Oklahoma!
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Old 02-09-2021, 07:53 AM   #2
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Congratulations! We’re making reservations for our second outing in early May. We picked ours up in late October and got it out once in early November. We really like it but haven’t fully used it yet. It’s covered with about a foot of snow on it right now.

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Old 02-09-2021, 08:40 AM   #3
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Nothing like the smell of a new unit. Congrats and welcome to the forum. A lot of great information here.
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Old 02-09-2021, 12:25 PM   #4
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well that setup looks familiar...
2021 28rd....2020 ram 2500....but in texas
we too upped from a bumper pull to fiver.
curious what hitch did you go with?
air bags on the truck?
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Old 02-09-2021, 01:41 PM   #5
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Hello and Welcome.

Nice rig. The second picture it looks just a little high but not too bad. One thing after pulling it a few times it will "settle" the truck springs. So if it were me i would use it a few times and then see how it sits.

One thing to check is the spring hangers on the camper. The newer ones have two holes. Moving from the top to the bottom will raise it about a inch. To gain that same inch you would need tires 2 inches taller.

Congratulations on the new camper. Now for the weather to get better.
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Old 02-09-2021, 06:20 PM   #6
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Congratulations on the new Cruiser. We just bought a new Cruiser 27mk on Saturday. Enjoy your adventures.
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Congratulations to all you new Cruiser owners!
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Old 02-09-2021, 08:32 PM   #8
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I went with the B&W Patriot 16k non-slider. No air bags on truck. It really did not squash it to far down at all.
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Old 02-09-2021, 08:34 PM   #9
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well that setup looks familiar...
2021 28rd....2020 ram 2500....but in texas
we too upped from a bumper pull to fiver.
curious what hitch did you go with?
air bags on the truck?
I went with the B&W Patriot 16K non-slider. I do not have air bags on the truck, but it does not squat to far at all.
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Old 02-09-2021, 08:35 PM   #10
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Hello and Welcome.

Nice rig. The second picture it looks just a little high but not too bad. One thing after pulling it a few times it will "settle" the truck springs. So if it were me i would use it a few times and then see how it sits.

One thing to check is the spring hangers on the camper. The newer ones have two holes. Moving from the top to the bottom will raise it about a inch. To gain that same inch you would need tires 2 inches taller.

Congratulations on the new camper. Now for the weather to get better.
Thanks for the reply. I looked at the hangers, and it appears to just have one hole, but it looks like it would be where the bottom hole would be anyway.
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Congrats on the new Cruiser and welcome to the forum...I had a 2007 GMC 2500 & the 5er sat level...I now own a 2017 Ford 350 & the 5er sit nose up also...All the newer pick-ups are much higher than the older trucks...
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Old 02-11-2021, 06:47 AM   #12
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Yea I have a 2016 Cruiser and just last August purchased a 2020 Chevrolet 2500HD Custom. Even though the 5er is level with the bed rails it set a few inches lower at the rear of the camper but pulls fine.
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