Originally Posted by mixologist
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.