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Old 11-14-2012, 07:17 PM   #31
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The floor plan, the 8314ss 2006 was just right......Forest River has some nice floor plans and we almost bought a 2012 Windjammer just a month or two ago and it would have been our 3rd Forest River product but since the dealer would not come down to where I wanted to be with the price we walked away from it, after all this same camper was in the Hershey Rv Show last year so it has been on there lot for one year.

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Old 11-24-2012, 01:03 PM   #32
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We have a Grey Wolf too. We just picked it up from Cheyenne Camping Center this past Tuesday (less than a week now). The reason we picked this model *27BHKS* is because we wanted an outdoor entrance to the bathroom for dirty kids, and I had to have a booth dinette. We also liked how the entertainment center was infront of the queen bed, and how we can close it off from the 'living area'.


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Old 11-24-2012, 01:04 PM   #33
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Oh I forgot, full access to the pantry, fridge, stove and bathroom with the slides in.
Oh I forgot this too!! This was a major selling point for us! We wanted to access it while stopped in rest areas as some states you can't slide it out or it's considered camping and you'll get a ticket.

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Old 11-24-2012, 01:05 PM   #34
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Oh, and also, we had to have bunks for the kids. They are 10 and 14 and had been sharing a bed in the pop up we had.

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Old 11-24-2012, 03:02 PM   #35
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We wanted to replace the Trailmanor with an MH because we were driving 2 full sized trucks. One towed the TT and the other towed the ATV trailer. We will be towing the ATV trailer with the Solera.

Having decided on an MH the next issue was length. My driveway is 26 feet. The Solera is 24.5 feet. I will not go past 26 feet, even by one inch.

We looked at most, if not all, Sprinter based MHs. DW did not like the European style two burner stove. She preferred the three burner Suburban that we have in the TT.

DW also did not like the combination oven/microwave.

Permanent queen bed was a must. We were not fond of the corner beds because DW has had double knee replacements in the past year and crawling on the bed seemed like a bad idea. There are only a few double slide MHs with the slide out queen bed to choose from. We bought the show special at the Pomona show. Should have it in another two weeks.
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:05 PM   #36
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Ours is a Salem 27rls something for the wife and I. Our first trailer was a bunk house for grand kids. Took a long trip and had wasted space. Second was price wanted to pay cash. Third was weight found it all in the Salem.
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:01 PM   #37
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Our Salem LA 292FKDS

When we bought our trailer 2 years ago the DW had a list of things she "had" to have.
A microwave low enough that she could reach.
A table and chairs to eat off of.
A king sized bed.
Big enough clothes closets to do long trips.
And a nice chair in the living room.
We looked and looked and when she told a salesman that she was not interested unless her list was complete, he said he thought that they had something that would fill the bill.....AND THEY DID.
We made the deal on the spot.
Two years later we could not be any happier with our choice.
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:03 PM   #38
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she bought and paid for it - personally I would be just as happy without it - it sorta forced me to buy the F150 - nice truck but I could do without it too.....Bill
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:52 PM   #39
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We purchased our Sierra 366FL mainly for the floor plan. Although this is our 3rd RV, we searched for six months before running across this front living 5th wheel. We had gone to about 30 dealerships and 3 RV shows, before the better half found the one with the WOW factor. Found it at our favorite dealership that we purchased previous TT from, they had just received the trailer that day. These are some of the things that we required:

1. Side bath, no walking through the bathroom to get to the bedroom. No toilet in a closet.
2. Free standing dinette.
3. Big pantry storage.
4. Able to install Dish DVR with TV's in living room, bedroom and outside connection.
5. Price we could afford.
6. Able to see TV from kitchen when cooking.
7. Towable with a F250
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:50 PM   #40
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To start off She (yes I have named her) Spoke to me when I walked in the door.

Had been camping for 7 years in a 31 TT with Quad bunks and one slide.

Time for a ToyHauler when DH bought a golf cart.

Floor Plan.
Didn't want a Dinette at all. Wanted and needed the large 90" couch.
Wanted my bathroom all in one room and not in the bedroom
Wanted my 4 door fridge
Love the countertops and large since
Bar for the kids to eat at and plenty of counter space.

Loved the fact that all my windows face my campsite so I don't feel the need to keep my shades shut and that I get to what my family as I am in cooking.

LOVE the colors and the fact once the golf cart is out and the garage in turned back into a bedroom you don't realize or feel that you are in a toyhauler.

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