Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-02-2014, 06:01 AM   #11
Senior Member
Campingnut's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Carstairs Alberta Canada
Posts: 259
Residential fridge & generator depends on if you boondock or not. Full paint is a cosmetic thing. I always prefer dual pane windows.

Tim and Bev
2013 Cedar Creek 34RLSA, Magnum 2800w inverter, 560w of solar.
2015 F-350
Campingnut is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2014, 06:20 AM   #12
B and B's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Wilmot Twp, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 6,663
We are looking at the next upgrade in a few years ourselves. The DR suites is nice but I found cabinetry was cheaper than CC was we looked. You are in the high end bracket and I would look at the Rushmore line by Crossroads as well, found the finishes better than the DR.
Generator prep for sure. Our option is dual fridges, not double door. We travel often where we would not have power and running a generator would be forbidden.
When looking do not forget to think of places you will camp, RV court, national parks etc that may dictate the options


B and B
2013 Rockwood 8289 Diamond Edition
GY D's/2.5 inch lift kit/Powerhouse 4 KW EFI Generator
2016 Ford F 350 Lariat Power Stroke Diesel Crew Cab FX4
2008 Golden Falcon 380PA Park Model Model

"Oh Canada,True North Strong and Free!"
B and B is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2014, 05:42 AM   #13
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Berryville, Arkansas
Posts: 590

Full paint or not? We bought our CC off the lot. I would not have paid for full paint. That said, we love it. It's beautiful. Question long will it last? I'd hate to have to pay for re-painting.
Residential frig or 4 door? (Kind of like the residential) We will NEVER again have a camper without the residential refer. So much room and it works so much better. However, we do not dry camp. If we did, we would have to have the propane refer.
rmopane windows (Never had these and have been told will improve inside climate) How can they not help? Just like in your S&B home, it adds a layer of insulation between outside and inside. Besides that, you don't get the moisture build up on the windows. At least we have not, yet. I'm sure if it is cold enough outside, you will still get some. We like our thermopane windows.
Gen Prep (Had this on the HR but never generator) We have the prep, but don't know if we will ever use it. The generators are very pricey and we would only need it for a power outage in a campground. That doesn't seem to happen too often.

2012 CC 36CKTS Touring Edition
2015 Ford F-350 CC DRW Lariat
Joe_GA is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2014, 08:27 AM   #14
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Dacula, Georgia
Posts: 852
Agree on generator prep. Few people in TT's or fifth wheels use them. If your goal is to travel and spend a lot of time dry camping or traveling to rally events, well, maybe the investment is worth it. Many choose to go with the Honda or Yamaha portable, light weight , units with a parallel cable . For about $2400 you can have the quiet generator power you are looking for. When you discover you no longer use it, EZ resale.
SilverbackMel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2014, 09:33 PM   #15
poofam's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Chocowinity, nc
Posts: 70
get the windows and heat pump

We have a 2014 CC Cottage 40CRS on the river in a campground. Today it was in the 50s and the heat pump made it nice and comfortable inside. The thermal window cut down on noise and help heating and cooling efficiency. We were look for a 5th wheels and had a Redwood picked out, the Lifestyle rv is in the same class befor you pull the trigger check them out 2 year warranty. Since we are on a permanent site so a Destination trailer fits our needs plus we like the 102 wide makes it roomy. Good luck. Lay-tire

poofam is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:19 PM.