Hello all -
All words of wisdom will be greatly appreciated!
We recently decided to purchase a fifth wheel. Originally we considered buying used and were looking at a Cardinal. I liked many of the features and felt it was a well built unit. However, the more we thought about the possible lack of maintenence on a prior owners behalf, we became more leary of buying used.
So we are now looking at new units and have found to really like the Chaparral, 343RLTS (Signature series). A big plus for us with this unit is the living room and kitchen. The husband likes to be comfortable and I love to cook. The leather theatre seating, works for him. And the lots of counter/cabinet space w/ 18 cu. ft. frig makes me happy!!
We had a lot of questions, but our salesman was new to RV Sales and didn't have a thorough knowledge of any of the rv's. Which in a way was good, because being as green as we are, a seasoned salesman may have a field day with us!! LOL! (Our salesman, did write down our questions and consulted with an experienced sales person to get our questions answered.)
- My main concern: do these RV's in fact have adequate insulation for year round use. I will live in this unit full time for a while through the winter. The literature reads as though they do, but an experienced opinion would be great!
- Also, the salesman recommended installing a second AC unit in the bedroom. Has anyone not had a second AC unit from the gitgo, but found at a later date they needed it and had it installed after the fact?
- Finally, the unit is not equipped with slide toppers. My gut instinct tells me that they are an almost most. Is it in anyones experience, to find they are not that beneficial?
THANKS for your time and any insight anyone may have!!!