I have a 2011 8528BHSS and quite satisfied. It is my first 5r and full timing, but we love every day of it. I have about 50k miles in 4+ years in it, pulling it with a 2008 5.7 Tundra TRD (4 wheel disk brakes) @ 9-10mpg. Minor issues like horizontal cabinets that did not come with securing latches and opening during transit. And, not finding it until the slider comes out with the door (new hinge & screws fixed it). My floor also got spongy but I just floated a hardwood floor over the high traffic area (easy thing). To have a house that you live in and the ability to take it and see anything in North or South America is dreamy. My first excitable experience (as a nubie) was stopping for gas coming out of a CG near OK in the morning. I noticed my antenna hanging off the side of the RV. OMG! I don't know how, but I must of broke it. Now the DW and I have an agreement that I will take care of the outside and she's got the inside and with this being and outside thingy well, needless to say the RV was new, I didn't have a ladder, and the gas pump was getting all dented up with me banging my head against it. A now new "RV friend" walked over and said "I see the wife forgot to align the antenna when she lowered it". All I could muster up was "Yea you just gotta love them". I guess some stories are best told around the campfire, but we still look forward to what tomorrow will bring. O yea, The best thing I bought for the 5r was JB strong arms "hands down".
Don & Dona W/yorkies Gizmo, Master Chief, & Tali
2011 Flagstaff 8528 BHSS 2015 Ford 6.7 XLT
2010 Full Timers & Still Going