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Old 02-11-2016, 09:20 AM   #1
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Any "Wide Bodied" FR Travel Trailers?

Its that time, After 5 years of service our beloved coachmen trailer may get replaced at the end of this season. Both my wife and I have have taken to another brand of RV....I know.... I know. There are features that we really like and have not seen in really any other offering. One of them is a Travel Trailer by FR that is 100" wide and has 42" Slides rather than the 36" that is pretty much industry standard.

We are looking at the Open Range Roamer RT310BHS. We like the wardrobe slide as well as the layout of the kitchen. I consider our unit a Camper and this is closer to an apartment on wheels. Prime time has a similar unit, but no wardrobe slide and a few other items that are now on our must haves. There are some compromises on this don't get me wrong but there is a lot to like about this layout for our family (When the slides are open).

Am I missing anything in the FR Lineup?
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You ask,when you stated "When the Slides are Open" that says a LOT! Many Members act "Dumbfounded" when they discover After they have bought a unit that they Cant use or get too (Bathroom,Refer,Bedroom),with the Slides IN! One Member went so far as She was Offended when "In a Blizzard at a Rest Area of a Interstate" the Police told them they Could NOT take up 3 Parking places! She said she was NOT sleeping on the Table Bed! Big slides are Nice but not for all travel conditions! Youroo!!
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Old 02-11-2016, 09:57 AM   #3
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You ask,when you stated "When the Slides are Open" that says a LOT! Many Members act "Dumbfounded" when they discover After they have bought a unit that they Cant use or get too (Bathroom,Refer,Bedroom),with the Slides IN! One Member went so far as She was Offended when "In a Blizzard at a Rest Area of a Interstate" the Police told them they Could NOT take up 3 Parking places! She said she was NOT sleeping on the Table Bed! Big slides are Nice but not for all travel conditions! Youroo!!
Yep...That is the single biggest drawback for me. Zero Access when closed to pretty much everything.
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Old 02-11-2016, 10:02 AM   #4
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FWIW, I agree with Youroo on this 1. So many (most ?) 5th wheel trailers are not usable with the slides in. In many you can't get to the fridge, sit at the table, or even walk to the back of the trailer. Those drawbacks have limited out search for 5th wheels that are usable with the slides in.

As far as wide bodies, we are also trying to stay with a 96" trailer.....that is plenty wide trying to get through construction zones of tunnels.
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Old 02-11-2016, 10:30 AM   #5
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I saw this awesome model at a show last month. It's a Rockwood Ultra lite, and although it probably isn't as wide as the one you listed, it would have definitely caught my eye when we were looking for a bunkhouse. I cannot seem to find it anywhere. It had a kitchen with an island, dinette on the camp side, and it was a nice size bunkhouse... I am going to keep searching and will post back when I find it.
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Old 02-11-2016, 12:19 PM   #6
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I believe the Vengeance are wide bodies. I know my buddy's TT toy hauler (25V) is a wide body, but no slides.
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What ever shall we do honey bunch the slide is in front of the fridge, oh Ralph say it ain't so.
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I believe the Vengeance are wide bodies. I know my buddy's TT toy hauler (25V) is a wide body, but no slides.
All of the Vengeance 5th wheel and TT are 102" wide. But, I've never seen one that wasn't a toy hauler.
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Old 02-11-2016, 01:38 PM   #9
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look for ss on the label mine is a Rockwood 8310ss
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Old 02-11-2016, 01:40 PM   #10
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We have a 2013 Rockwood 2608ws TT. Ultra lite and with the slides in we have access to the fridge sink table bathroom and bedroom. The only thing we don't have access to is the tv and radio system when slides are in. If your interested in something other than a 5er
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