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Old 06-09-2016, 09:15 AM   #1
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Hi all,
I am in the process of researching travel trailers. I have narrowed it down to Forest River. I would love some insight on the models. I'm looking at something durable and comfy as i will be living in it full time. A bunkhouse and outside kitchen is a must. I've researched the Salem Hemisphere and the Vibe so far. Is the Hemisphere a grade up from the Vibe? Also if anyone can tell me if Forest River offers any other bunkhouse models with outside kitchen. I would like 36' and above. I live in Florida, not really sure if thst makes a difference. Just signed up on the site last night. Thinking this will be the best place to find my answers.
Thanks to everyone that takes the time to help me out!! 😀
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Old 06-09-2016, 12:57 PM   #2
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I had a 2015 Vibe 308bhs, but now have a 2016 Rockwood 2905ws. The Rockwood is much better trailer in my opinion. Research Rockwoods... Hard to find someone that's not happy with theirs. Look on YouTube for reviews.

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Old 06-09-2016, 01:17 PM   #3
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Coachmen is now part of Forest River and they have two Chaparrals you might look at (3 bedrooms 1.5 bathrooms) and (2 bedrooms 1 bath)

We have the 360IBL which has a small mid bunkroom (we took the bunks out and made it my craft room) but no outdoor kitchen. We've had to make a few repairs, nothing really major, and really do like it. I got my small area for crafting without taking away major living/kitchen area space. All of these Coachmen models look great...we were considering the 390 when we got ours but ended up going with the 360 because it cost a little less and because it was about 2 feet shorter. And I must say we both really like the walk around island in the kitchen.
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Old 06-09-2016, 01:36 PM   #4
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I've got a 310BHDS. It has the bunkhouse, camp kitchen, measures over 35' long plus loads of other features.















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Old 06-09-2016, 01:40 PM   #5
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Every single one of the Forest River lines has a bunkhouse trailer with outside kitchen that fits your requirements.

I have a Heritage Glen 312qbud sister version of a Salem Hemisphere. I have heard good things about Rockwood's.

I also liked the Prime Trime Lacrosse

These are the model numbers of Forest River Products that have the same layout as my 312qbud bunkhouse with outside kitchen. I didn't keep track of which brand, but a simple google search will help with that.

32BHDS
T3250
318BHS
305AIR
3150BHD
32BBS
32BIT
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Old 06-09-2016, 02:11 PM   #6
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Hi all,
I am in the process of researching travel trailers. I have narrowed it down to Forest River. I would love some insight on the models. I'm looking at something durable and comfy as i will be living in it full time. A bunkhouse and outside kitchen is a must. I've researched the Salem Hemisphere and the Vibe so far. Is the Hemisphere a grade up from the Vibe? Also if anyone can tell me if Forest River offers any other bunkhouse models with outside kitchen. I would like 36' and above. I live in Florida, not really sure if thst makes a difference. Just signed up on the site last night. Thinking this will be the best place to find my answers.
Thanks to everyone that takes the time to help me out!! ��
The OP has said 2 key things here: Comfy and they are going Fulltime.

You did not say what your price point was, but I will say this: you may want to strongly consider getting a 5th wheel. Especially since you are new to this. A 5th wheel is easier to pull, park, and foot-for-foot in length has more storage capacity.

Once we get an idea of your price point we can further refine (and BTW no one EVER pays MSRP).
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The OP has said 2 key things here: Comfy and they are going Fulltime.

You did not say what your price point was, but I will say this: you may want to strongly consider getting a 5th wheel. Especially since you are new to this. A 5th wheel is easier to pull, park, and foot-for-foot in length has more storage capacity.

Once we get an idea of your price point we can further refine (and BTW no one EVER pays MSRP).
Agree 100%. Nothing like a 5er for long term or full time. Easier to hitch/unhitch, tow is so much nicer. We like the 5er better than the class A we had. Doubtful I'd go back to a class A and would never go back to a TT and I'll never have another gasser truck.
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Price point is a big consideration, most if not all Rv's under $50,000 are NOT warranted for full time.
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Old 06-11-2016, 12:24 AM   #9
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I don't know about the other models but we got our Hemisphere 302FK last summer and love it, not a bunkhouse but in general the model is a good one. If we could have afforded it the Hemisphere 368RLBH fiver would have been our choice.
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