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Old 12-25-2010, 09:09 AM   #1
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Fifth Wheel as home

Which model you you suggest as an only home? There are two of us, so we do not need additional beds. I am looking the most usable living space.
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Old 12-25-2010, 10:42 AM   #2
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My uncle is a single guy and lives in a 5th wheel. It's really big too!

I don't know what type it is off hand, let me talk with him, and I'll get back with you.

Merry Christmas!!!
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Lots of folks "full time" there are serveral web sites dedicated to this part of the RV lifestyle. There are a few pit falls so "Look before you leap" is my only advice.
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Old 12-25-2010, 10:56 AM   #4
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Which model you you suggest as an only home? There are two of us, so we do not need additional beds. I am looking the most usable living space.
Richard Venneman
The most usable living space is the one YOU and your spouse like. Go shopping and pick the style of floor plan you line the best. Then go looking for brands that offer that floor plan.
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Old 12-25-2010, 11:18 AM   #5
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Hi Richard, I have a 2009 Cedar Creek RD5S. I live in it from April to Oct. I love it, as it has room to move. I think of it as a one bedroom apartment. It is very comfortable. You should go and take a look at many before you decide. It took me a year to find the model with all my requirements Some of them were 2 doors, big windows, full height, private bedroom,separate bathroom, and on and on. Make a list and start looking. You will find one close to your requirements. Good luck.. Mia
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Old 12-25-2010, 01:58 PM   #6
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Our last RV was a 40 pusher and we full-timed for several years in it. We now have a Cardinal 30TS and use it 4-6 months a year. We have more living, less storage than we had in the MH. We do work real hard at taking only what we need. If we do not use something over a period of time we get rid of it. So what size you need depends on what you want to take along. But from our experience yes you can live full time in a fiver.
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Old 12-25-2010, 05:25 PM   #7
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You probably want the bedroom slide, as that would give you the "walk-in" closet across the full width of the camper. And one with both kitchen slideout and the 'super-slide' (couch and dining suite), provides both needed counter space and living area.
Something in the 30-foot area would be a good compromise of space and maneuverability, but be prepared for a bit of weight.
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Old 12-26-2010, 11:11 PM   #8
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make sure to get a winter package and dual pane windows!!
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The camper above all have good points to look for. I would think you will be looking in the 30-35' ranges, but I would also keep in mine your TV. What it can handle.
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Old 12-28-2010, 11:42 AM   #10
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as I am someone with back and neck issues I would only suggest that if I had it to do again I would choose MH. Last week in our trip to Disney I found out just how many things you can break when you fall from the top step of the 5th wheel. After 8 days my wife was limping from going up the stairs into the trailer and the add'l steps on the inside for the bathroom and bedroom. As far as thrmopane windows, I do not have them and with the temps running upper 30's here last week, my elec. fireplace kept us warm all day, with the furnace only coming on at night. Our's is 39' with three slides, king bed and has ample room for the two of us and our 2 dogs. we do find storage to be limited.
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