I am still amazed when I recall what I witnessed the day when our first 2012 Open Range Light LF297 was picked up by its new owner. When it was time for the customer to leave we put the truck, which happened to be a Ford F150 Super Crew with a 5.5′ bed, and the trailer through a series of turning radius tests. The distance from the front cap of the fifth wheel and the rear cap of the pick up is substantial enough to allow true 90 degree turning. Take a look at Lerch RV’s YouTube video depicting that radius testing. Keep in mind that the Open Range Light is truly a half ton tow-able fifth wheel. And with the innovative front camp design and hitch pin placement, you can tow this beauty with just a standard fifth wheel hitch installed in your tow vehicle. No need for a sliding fifth wheel hitch (slider) or any other special modifications need to be made.
The Light is another great innovative idea from the Open Range RV company. The Light product line includes the above pictured LF297RLS, LF289RES and the LF305BHS (bunk model with outside kitchen). There is also a travel trailer in the mix as well, the LT252FLR. So if you are driving a half ton tow vehicle and are looking for a truly unique fifth wheel to camp in, look no further than the Open Range Light. And if you happen to have a 5.5′ short bed truck and want a fifth wheel camper, the Light is especially for you! You can have full size fifth wheel fun in a half ton tow-able package, without missing anything. All the features that you require in an exciting package.
The Open Range Light fifth wheel campers and travel trailers are available at Pennsylvania’s largest Open Range RV Dealer, Lerch RV. Located in Milroy, which is one hour west of Harrisburg and thirty minutes southeast of State College, the home of Penn State University. For more information on the Open Range Light, please contact us.
I have heard several comments on the light units about being able to be tower by a 1/2 ton truck, but nobody ever mentions the new LF305BHS. It has a hitch weight of 1400lbs and weights 7900 empty. I would love to purchase one of these, but I am afraid it is to much for a 2010 F150 crewcab. Even with the max tow package. Has anyone done this yet.
David, check out our YouTube video depicting the LF 297 RES being towed by a F150 Crew-Cab. This unit was hitched up and driven by its new owner. He has had nothing but good things to say about it. He previously towed an ultra lite travel trailer before opting for the all new Open Range Light. Check that video out here : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBjdXHf2yaY&feature=youtu.be
i saw this, but again what about the 305bhs? it has a tounge weight of 1400lb and dry weight of 7900lb. How can this be 1/2 ton towable. i have a 2010 f150 w/ the max tow package. i have to know before i purchase if my truck can truely handle this.
David we have sold three of these units to families that tow with 1/2 ton trucks. To truly know what your tow rating is please check out our online towing analysis form here: http://www.lerchrv.com/towinganalysis_towguide.php?
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