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Old 03-03-2014, 08:24 AM   #1
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3650RL or 3850RL

Trying to choose which one to get, the wife likes the 3850 and I prefer the 3650, I know almost the same unit, does the 3850 offer that much more room? She likes the longer countertop on the 3850 but admits she is not that much of a cook. Any pros or cons to help us would be great thanks, also been watching all the threads here to gather as much info on the Trilogy that I can.
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We choose the 3850 for the extra 3 feet in length and for the larger pantry. We moved the sofa to the end (which is smaller but with a higher back on the 3850) and put the recliners on the side. The 3850 has a much larger basement area. The 3850 has upper cabinets in the LR that go all around the room including over the dining table; the 3650 does not. The 3650 has more storage in the bedroom wall unit. The tires are larger on the 3850. These are the reasons we bought a 3850 which mainly have to do with storage areas and more living space. Otherwise the two are quite comparable. These comments are for the RL models not the REs which we would never consider.
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We choose the 3850 for the extra 3 feet in length and for the larger pantry. We moved the sofa to the end (which is smaller but with a higher back on the 3850) and put the recliners on the side. The 3850 has a much larger basement area. The 3850 has upper cabinets in the LR that go all around the room including over the dining table; the 3650 does not. The 3650 has more storage in the bedroom wall unit. The tires are larger on the 3850. These are the reasons we bought a 3850 which mainly have to do with storage areas and more living space. Otherwise the two are quite comparable. These comments are for the RL models not the REs which we would never consider.
Our 3650 had as a $900 option, the 17.5 inch wheels and tires. The tires are Goodyear “H” rated G114, with 4,850 pound capacity. All the tire you will ever need and a huge piece of mind. After having had two blowouts on our last fifth wheel, this was a big consideration for us. If ordering, I would add this option, much more expensive to do it later.
While we would love to have the extra three feet of space, we considered the downside of trying to get it into some of the state campgrounds and older parks that are just not designed to accommodate a 39 footer let alone 42 feet.
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Our 3650 had as a $900 option, the 17.5 inch wheels and tires. The tires are Goodyear “H” rated G114, with 4,850 pound capacity. All the tire you will ever need and a huge piece of mind. After having had two blowouts on our last fifth wheel, this was a big consideration for us. If ordering, I would add this option, much more expensive to do it later.
While we would love to have the extra three feet of space, we considered the downside of trying to get it into some of the state campgrounds and older parks that are just not designed to accommodate a 39 footer let alone 42 feet.
The length is definitely an item to be considered. In Arkansas, all of the state parks will accommodate us and all of the corp of engineers that we go to. We never boondock. To reiterate the 3650 is a super nice fiver. The only problem we have had is that the water tank/water pump are in the wrong place and have frozen three times. Never had that happen in our two Cedarcreeks. We don't know of a fifth wheel built more solid unless it would be in the two to three hundred thousand ones (which we did not even look at!!)

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Trying to choose which one to get, the wife likes the 3850 and I prefer the 3650, I know almost the same unit, does the 3850 offer that much more room? She likes the longer countertop on the 3850 but admits she is not that much of a cook. Any pros or cons to help us would be great thanks, also been watching all the threads here to gather as much info on the Trilogy that I can.
In addition to the thoughts between the 3850 and 3650, would to know if you are looking at a “Trilogy” or the new “Trilogy Touring”. There are some significant differences in options quality of components.
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In addition to the thoughts between the 3850 and 3650, would to know if you are looking at a “Trilogy” or the new “Trilogy Touring”. There are some significant differences in options quality of components.
It would be the Trilogy, we did see the Touring one at the factory but by the time we added the upgrades we would want it was better to just stay with the Trilogy.
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This is a little ironic, but thought you might be interested in the e-mail below, I received this morning and thought you might be interested in the rebate.
I would love to see the factory someday.
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Good morning, back in September we had priced a 2014 Trilogy. I am curious if you ever have purchased a unit? Trilogy has announced a $3500 rebate program for any in-stock 2014 units. Dave

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This is a little ironic, but thought you might be interested in the e-mail below, I received this morning and thought you might be interested in the rebate.
I would love to see the factory someday.
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Good morning, back in September we had priced a 2014 Trilogy. I am curious if you ever have purchased a unit? Trilogy has announced a $3500 rebate program for any in-stock 2014 units. Dave

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That is very interesting any help saving money is good, thanks
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We have been looking at the 3850 rl as well and like what we have seen and heard so far. I talked (thru email) with a factory rep and he said the 2015 models will be out the end of this month or early April . Lots of changes as far as what is standard and what is an option on the 2015 compared to the 2014 . the 3850 rl will be 38rl with a few inside changes and with a new roof that is not fiberglass. i can forward some of the emails i received if anyone is interested.
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We have been looking at the 3850 rl as well and like what we have seen and heard so far. I talked (thru email) with a factory rep and he said the 2015 models will be out the end of this month or early April . Lots of changes as far as what is standard and what is an option on the 2015 compared to the 2014 . the 3850 rl will be 38rl with a few inside changes and with a new roof that is not fiberglass. i can forward some of the emails i received if anyone is interested.
Why in the world would they take a beautiful unit and change it to be like what other manufacturers are offering. The fiberglass roof was a main selling point for us. That and all the standard equipment. What a shame. I would very much be interested in your emails.
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