Monday, August 12, 2019

Moved the 5th Wheel

The 5th wheel is put away for the winter unless it gets sold. It is being stored at Alaska RV and when I paid for storage, I asked about consignment. She mentioned that they have had multiple inquiries for cheaper 5th wheel RVs just in the past week. Today was a very tiring day for us. We moved the RV, emptied it out, cleaned it out, drained the fresh water tank, drained the water heater, blew out the water lines, and put on the cover including the tire covers. I turned off all of the power since the solar panels are covered but I still need to remove the batteries. It has been a long and tiring day. (The batteries were removed 08-13-2019)

We also transferred the title for the new-to-us RV and picked up the license plates with "Z" tags. The "Z" tags are license tags without an expiration. Pretty cool that the state has that option for older vehicles. Bridget had made an appointment at the DMV for the title transfer. We showed up, waited in a short line to check-in and received a number. Within 10 seconds of receiving the number slip, our number was called. Pretty amazing service at the DMV!

So, just in case you are looking for a 5th wheel RV in Fairbanks, AK, here is one that is set up decently for boondocking especially if you are looking for an older (cheaper) rig.

2001 Cedar Creek model 30RLFS. Rear living room, single large slide with the dining table w/4 chairs, and a hide-a-bed. Approximately 32' long, GVWR of 11900#, 1800# pin weight.

Standard features:
  • 8 ft3 gas-electric refrigerator/freezer
  • 3 burner gas stove/oven
  • 1000 watt microwave
  • gas-electric 6 gallon DSI water heater
  • 13.5 KW AC
  • Propane furnace
  • 45 gal fresh water
  • 30 gal galley tank
  • 22 gal grey tank
  • 30 gal black tank
  • 20' manual awning
Additions or changes:
  • 2x 30# propane tanks both w/current inspection dates
  • 4x GC2 6v golf cart batteries (430 amp-hours)
  • 2000 watt full sine-wave inverter
  • Auto transfer switch to all interior outlets
  • 580 watts of solar panels
  • 45 amp Tristar charge controller
  • Trimetric battery monitor
  • 30" Samsung LED Television
  • Almost all lights updated to LED interior and exterior
  • Fantastik fan w/remote, thermostat, and rain sensor in living room
  • Fantastik fan covers on both living room and bathroom
  • Progressive Dynamics EMS, hard-wired into 30 amp shore power
  • RV Lock. Combination lock for the entry door w/keyless entry remote
  • All remote tank valves replaced 2 years ago
  • TPO roof replaced in 2016
  • Tires replaced in 2017
  • Suspension rebuilt in 2019
  • Includes cover and tire covers
  • Queen memory foam mattress replaced 2017
  • Vinyl plank flooring installed 2018
My Apple Watch gave me an award for working today. It was an Ibuprofen day...


  1. Whomever buys that fifth wheel is getting a well sorted out rig!

    I hope it's a quick sale for you and Bridget. As to it having been an ibuprofen kind of day, I can empathize.

    1. I think that it would be a good rig. I’m not really sure what the dealer will set as the sale price but I think it’s well set up, but then again I may be biased...

  2. I am sure the future owner can call himself lucky to get a rig cared for by yourself. It will be clean and technically up to snuff I'm sure. Good luck selling it.