It is a nice, moderately sized fifth wheel by Holiday Rambler. Shown (kinda) below being scrubbed up for use by the Farmer and his Sidekick.
Now, I thought this would be a piece of cake, right? We have several trucks on the farm that have what I assumed was a universal fifth wheel hitch and we could just buzz six hours up north and pick up this bad boy..hummm, I should know better...
Well, apparently the hitch that we have in our trucks is called a "Ball Hitch" and we needed a "Pin Hitch", so the Farmer went online and found a lovely converter kit. Piece of cake. Not so fast, Missy. The convert is not going to work here - we had better get a new hitch installed in the Farmer's truck. And while you are at it, throw in a new brake kit, and some new brakes, and you better update those shocks, and what about the tires. Uh-oh, wrong hitch kit came. Take is back to the store (hour away) and pick up a new one at another store (hour away again). OK, now the Farmer must install said hitch - stay up until midnight Thursday night installing hitch and shocks.
Whew - he makes me tired just writing about the things he does! So many days and hours of work later, he ventures up north at 5 a.m. on Saturday to pick up the camper. Thankfully all went well on his trip and he made good time and returned home safely. Needless to say, we went to the Kempel's for his celebratory beer when he returned at 7 p.m. that night.
So now we are officially campers! We have parked it at our local KOA for the week to get a little use out of it before the boys hit the field, and we love it so far. Although, it is a lot of work (for the Farmer).