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Old 08-12-2015, 09:37 AM   #1
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5th Wheel Camper Suggestions

The missus and I are currently searching for 5th wheel camper, and so far can’t find what we want within the Forest River family. Thought I would put it out to the members to see if their particular camper meets our criteria so we can check that model out…..hopefully at the Hershey RV Show.

Needs:

Lightweight camper under 35’ long.

Able to use the camper with the slides in…….be able to open the fridge, easily get to the dinette to eat, use the bedroom for a nap during rest stops.

Comfortable chairs facing the TV……not a setup where we have to strain our necks to watch TV.

At least 2 windows in the bedroom for cross flow ventilation.

Plenty of wardrobe space, ideally across the front of the camper where a bed slide is used.


Wants:

On-board generator.

12 cu ft (or bigger) fridge.

Automatic leveling system would be nice.

Plenty of cabinets and storage, of course.


We have found an SOB that fits our criteria, but I want to make sure that we aren’t missing our “ideal unit”.
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Old 08-12-2015, 09:45 AM   #2
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Most units with slides are going to be some what tight with the slides in. I use to think I wouldn't like a 5er with a rear kitchen. But the one we have now has it and it's very convenient to access the fridge with the slides in.
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HMMM.. I dunno it sounds ideal to me...the light weight may be an issue unless 13-15K is light
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Old 08-12-2015, 09:48 AM   #4
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What's the SOB that you found?

The problem with getting to the dinette with the slides in is that most are flush floor slides and you're not supposed to be on them when the slide is retracted without fear of damage.
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Old 08-12-2015, 09:48 AM   #5
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Most units with slides are going to be some what tight with the slides in. I use to think I wouldn't like a 5er with a rear kitchen. But the one we have now has it and it's very convenient to access the fridge with the slides in.
What camper do you have ??
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Old 08-12-2015, 09:54 AM   #6
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What's the SOB that you found?
Doug, here is the floor plan.

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The problem with getting to the dinette with the slides in is that most are flush floor slides and you're not supposed to be on them when the slide is retracted without fear of damage.
I didn't know that !! I need to ask more questions before our final decision.
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I didn't know that !! I need to ask more questions before our final decision.

Yep. They "raise up" when the slide is in and there is an inch or so of space under the edge when the slide is in.

Nice looking floor plan. If you're looking at floor plans, if the master bed is in a slide out, there are often windows on either side of it by your head and then the room usually has a 3rd window in it.

I got a new appreciation for this after last week's campground power outage!
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WildCat 30rlbs
(seems to fit your requirements)

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WildCat 30rlbs
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Thanks, Islander. But it appears to no longer be manufactured.
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