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Old 08-08-2015, 03:51 PM   #31
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I should have added that. I'm 50 years old and will retire in 5 years but girlfriend is 45 and won't retire for about 15 years. I will live in the RV full time and my girlfriend will be there part time. (I'm selling my house but she can't sell hers because she is two upside down.)

That being said I must say I would like to get the biggest RV I could afford because it will be home for many years to come.
I have read through the post and they are all fine with the information on different units.

Now what you need to understand about some models of 5er are they are geared for short time use where as others are for full-timing. What you need to do is look past the wow factor and look at the structure and components such as running gear.

Now make a spread sheet and list the important features for you and what are frame sizes, suspension components and tire size.

Such as 10" or 12" frame, grease-able suspension components or not, Hydraulic leveling system or electric stabilizer, insulation of floor, walls and celling, one A/C or two, 30 amp system or 50 amp and water heater size to name a few.

This is what I did before we even went to this year's winter RV show in Chicago Il. So I knew what to look for and what we type of 5er to purchased.

There were three 5er's that I was considering and we ended up purchasing the Cedar Creek 34RL.

The only item we wanted but could not get was theater seating in the 34RL; the curb side slide would interfere with the theater seating.
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Old 08-08-2015, 04:22 PM   #32
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When I call to reserve a spot that is one of the first questions I get asked. My 32 footer is not a problem but a 38 footer might be.

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Come on out to the wide open spaces in the Pacific Northwest.....just have to dodge BIG fir trees and old state parks
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Old 08-08-2015, 04:29 PM   #33
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Great info Jim. Thanks. Can you be more specific about the frame. 10" or 12 "? Is the size of the framing tubing? Spacing? Not sure what that means. I will definitely be looking for a better built unit for full timing and now understand the differences between things nice to have versus requirements. Up until your post I can honestly say I never thought of the those differences.
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Come on out to the wide open spaces in the Pacific Northwest.....just have to dodge BIG fir trees and old state parks
Funny that you say that. About twice a year I go to visit friends in Arlington, about an hour or so north of Seattle. That will be my first trip when I retire. Too far to travel in an RV for a week long trip.
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Come on out to the wide open spaces in the Pacific Northwest.....just have to dodge BIG fir trees and old state parks
Would love to! Maybe next year? Should get my prosthetic in a month or so. Then I have got to learn to walk again. Got a lot of visiting to do on the east coast first and am afraid that is pretty much going to kill this year.

But next year might head towards Tucson, then up that way. Thinking about moving one of the grandkids into the house so I won't have to be here much. Bye Bye Jersey!

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Where in New Jersey? I grew up in Wanaque in NW Jersey. Mountains and trees.
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Where in New Jersey? I grew up in Wanaque in NW Jersey. Mountains and trees.
A little boro just south of Glassboro, in south Jersey, the 51st state LOL. I moved down here about 24 years ago after getting remarried. It is closer to the shore but I actually prefer the mountains also. My parents and brother lived in north central PA. so I use to spend a lot of time there. They eventually moved to Az. I had met a lady I loved so I moved down here. Times achange, what can I say. She passed 8 years ago, I got forced into retirement due to health.

Its time to start another new chapter in my life. Got kids to see I haven't been able to visit in a while and places to see! I am ready to go!

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I have a friend in Glassboro. He went to Glassboro State in the 80's and stayed. Good luck with the new chapter in your life.
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