This one is for you guys who know all there is to know about this stuff, and I KNOW this site has several of those. This site is the best.
Here's the story:
We have a Grey Wolf 26DBH bought May, 2013. It's a 2014 model. Not ONE thing wrong with it. We love it.
However, we bought it in haste, and the "BH" was to accommodate our 5 grandkids that are strung out over 850 miles in 3 directions. But it turns out we never have more than 1-2 of them, and almost never any at all!!! And, the Grey Wolf, as good as it is, is basically an entry level TT.
In about a year, maybe 2, we should be able to afford a bit better setup. This time, we want to think it through more slowly. So, we are NOT looking to buy now, but need to know what to plan for. Here are the things we are 'missing' that we'd like to have in our next TT:
-More living space. Recliners, easier living space, not Bunk House.
-Bigger kitchen area. Island if possible.
-Full door to separate bedroom. KING size bed is nice, but only about 2-3 models I can find make them.
-Bigger shower, no tub needed. Glass surround shower.
-Outside kitchen. Outside 'shower' to wash stuff off.
-Fiberglass construction, not "stick and tin". Well insulated.
There are a few others, but that's enough for now. We have been totally "in love" with FROG, and really would like to stay in the Family. However, the only models I can find online that truly look great are:
Dutchman Denali 287RE
Cruiser RV Enterra 31RSS
Cruiser RV Viewfinder 32RLSS
I do have one question about Forest River. How can I possibly find a 'ranking' of Top-of-Line TT's they make, on down??? Which ones are the Ultimate? Then next, etc???
I can't seem to find a Forest River product that is laid out like we want. BUT, when I sneak around (ha) and read the User's Group Forum for the above TT's, there seem to be a lot of issues!!
Also, we have a great dealer here in town. But they mostly carry Passports (Keystone), and a few others.
TV is a new 2015 Chevy Duramax 2500 HD, so anything made, I can probably pull.
Not totally opposed to a 5th wheel, but I fear that they are way out of our price range. If I truly search, the above TT's list for $38K-$45K, but they are sold every day for $30K-$33K, if I'm willing to travel to get one (We're in Arkansas).....which I am, what diff does it make where I buy it???
SO............if you are sitting around with nothing to do, offer up some suggestions. As I say, it'll be a year before we pull the trigger, and then we'll have to trade in the Grey Wolf, but we do need to know what we don't know!!!
As always, thanks to all y'all
(Southern Plural of y'all)!!! I'll check back periodically.