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Old 04-08-2016, 07:36 PM   #11
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If going to full time I hope you 5ther has a residential frig !
And Congratulations on your new camper we've been full time for a couple years and love it!
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Old 04-08-2016, 07:48 PM   #12
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We wavered about this a little and opted for the rv fridge. We want to have the option of dry camping without immediately buying a generator / inverter / solar. We decided on the 12 cu ft elec/gas fridge.
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Old 04-09-2016, 12:26 AM   #13
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I went with the RV frig too because I wanted the 2 pantries. but I thought the residential friges came with a 1000 watt inverter. Not sure how long a battery would run it, but I'm guessing a couple of days.

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Old 04-09-2016, 08:43 AM   #14
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Very nice. If the wife and I still had kids at home,the 390 or 360 would be our pick to. Just the two of us and the 370 fl got the nod. Still room for the grand kids if one or two want to to. Cant take them all.10 grands and 9 greats.
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I went with the RV frig too because I wanted the 2 pantries. but I thought the residential friges came with a 1000 watt inverter. Not sure how long a battery would run it, but I'm guessing a couple of days.

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The pantry space was in our decision as well. I think you are right in that it comes with an inverter, which will probably give a couple days of use. I don't know if/how often /how long we will dry camp, but I don't want to limit us to a couple days right from the start. My wife has become very skilled in cooking the proper amount of food, so we never have leftovers, and we don't over buy refrigerator groceries. We are confident that the fridge we chose will be plenty big.
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VizJedi. if you have a chance, could you please measure the opening of the living room entertainment center? We ordered the rv without a tv ($719 for a 40"?!). We have a 42" and 55" tv and we want to see if the 55 will fit. Thanks!
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Old 04-09-2016, 01:52 PM   #17
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I'm sure it will work out great. From my research it appears the units have really improved over the past 5yrs. Your unit will have heavy duty 7k dexter axles and EZflex suspension as well as R38 roof insulation. The floors have great insulation plus R40 radiant barrier. I am actually impressed with the fit and finish on my unit not really finding anything that had to be fixed other than a bad pump seal which started working fine on its own. Be sure to get a dual AC setup and perhaps replace the rear lights with LEDs. I think it would be a very easy RV to full-time in especially because of its exclusive use of Azdel in the walls instead of luan wood. If you are ordering yours, be sure to include the strong arms as well as the 6-point auto leveling. Unless you don't mind leveling yourself.

We almost bought that unit, even thought about switching at the last moment, but the things that aswayed us towards to the 360ibl were the following:

1. Larger kitchen with Island and Barstools
2. AC in living room is positioned much further away from the livinroom (over the kitchen) than in the 390. This is important because of the amount of noise in our living room is far less than the 390
3. Bike rack (attached to frame) comes on 360 but not 390
4. Slightly 2.1' shorter overall length makes getting in an out of parks easier (39.8' vs 41.9'')
5. More payload capacity since they share the same axles and tires but the 360 weights less. The 390s axles are technically rated for 1000lbs less than the trailers Max weight.
6. Tires are more able to carry the weight without failing
7. Larger pantry and far far far more storage in the 360.

If you really need the larger bunk room and options King bed then the 390 is the way to go. Also, the 390 has a 12" I-beam frame vs the 360s 10" I-beam (which is where most of the extra weight probably comes from).

Remember that either model will include a sleeper sofa that folds into a near King size bed in the living room.

Can't go wrong with either. We sleep 2 adults, 2 older teens, 1 baby, and 2 animals juast fine in ours and could accommodate up to 3 more ppl.
Also, I tool your advice and ordered it with both the 6 point leveling system and JT Strongarms. We also upgraded to a 15k A/C and the 2nd A/C. You mentioned rear LED's, but I don't recall seeing that as an option. Is this something you would recommend doing as an aftermarket upgrade? I'm not really sure how much advantage LED has over stock.
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VizJedi. if you have a chance, could you please measure the opening of the living room entertainment center? We ordered the rv without a tv ($719 for a 40"?!). We have a 42" and 55" tv and we want to see if the 55 will fit. Thanks!
I'll run down and measure it. It will definitely hold more than a 40. It's the first thing I noticed. The main concern will be having room to slide the bracket up/down to get the TV on the mount. It is the same mount as in the BR and outside. Quick dismount, but you have to slide the TV up a couple of inches to pull it off.

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TheRowlands,

I measured the TV opening in my 390. It measures 48.5 wide X 25 tall. The mount needs 3/4 to 1 inch to lift off the TV. My TV had 2.5 inches at the top and about 2 at the bottom.

Here's a pic of the factory 40 inch.


There's plenty of room to the sides. The top and bottom may be an issue for anything bigger than a 42 or 43.

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Awesome. Thank you so much for doing that!
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