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Old 07-07-2012, 08:59 AM   #1
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Looking for small/lighter 5th wheel suggestions

We're looking for brand and model suggestions for our next trailer.
Want a 5th wheel but it WILL be on the smaller end of the spectrum.
Really.
We drive economy cars and have always has smaller trailers.
We're not considering much over 30 feet long and want to stay under
10,000 fully loaded. The further under 10k the better.

Also it's just the 2 of us. Bunkhouses need not apply.
Almost all have sofa beds for the occasional grand kid.

If you have a 30 ish long 5er with maybe one slide in the main cabin
and possibly a small slide/closet in the bedroom we want to hear
about it.
If you give me brands and model numbers it will help me find online floor
plans and other specs.

Thanks so much!
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Old 07-07-2012, 09:32 AM   #2
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Flagstaff 8528RKWS is 30'-4", rear kitchen, one livingroom dining slide, wardrobe slide in bedroom. 1090# pin wt.
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:02 AM   #3
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Flagstaff 8524 RLS 26' long, slide out for table and 4 chairs.
Sofa bed in the back at entry. We like this set-up very much as we are also only 2
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:06 AM   #4
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The Coachmen Chaparral Lite model 255 RLS and the Salem/Wildwood Heritage Glen model 246 RLBS would suit your wants.

Be sure to look hard at the quality of construction on any lightweight fifth you consider buying.
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:20 AM   #5
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Palomino Puma has two that are quite, small and very reasonably priced.
Length Dry wgt. GVWR
253-FBS 27' 6910 11,186
230-FBS 24'5" 5770 8,107

I will be taking delivery of a 253-FBS this afternoon.

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Keep 'em coming.
I'm taking notes and clicking to look see.

Frustration level is rising-- both the Rockwood and the Puma don't give
interior photos on some models. Only one interior photo on the Puma and a couple of
the Rockwood ultra lites had no interior photos!

What's up with that??
Factory websites showing floor plans but no photos?
Don't they understand the internet?

Hellooooo you RV factory website managers-- where are the pictures??
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:36 AM   #7
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My wish list is pretty long since we've been RVing for nearly 10 years.

One pretty firm item is a ceiling fan/vent over the bed.
We occasionally dry camp and a bedroom ceiling vent is a must!

Floor plans don't show any. I assume at least some have them but how
can you tell??
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Scamp 19 ft and 2000 lbs plus.
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Here's a description of mine.
2009 8524RLS, rear living with entry, slide for table and 4 chairs, ceiling fan in kitchen with lights, 2 wardrobes in bedroom, plus one next to toilet cabinet
max air in kitchen living room, plenty of opening window, night day blinds, full size shower with ceiling dome for light, max air in front bedroom, little window in toilet cabinet that opens plus ceiling fan that opens.
If you google this model you will find some for sale and with pictures. Thats how i found mine
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Keep 'em coming.
I'm taking notes and clicking to look see.

Frustration level is rising-- both the Rockwood and the Puma don't give
interior photos on some models. Only one interior photo on the Puma and a couple of
the Rockwood ultra lites had no interior photos!

What's up with that??
Factory websites showing floor plans but no photos?
Don't they understand the internet?

Hellooooo you RV factory website managers-- where are the pictures??
Many of the dealers have extensive sets of interior photos on their web sites. With a little effort, you can usually also find videos such as

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