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Old 08-25-2018, 10:16 PM   #1
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Seeking 5th Wheel Purchase Advice

We are thinking about upgrading our entry-level travel trailer to a 5th wheel. We are looking for something that is quality made and not over 31 feet long. We are considering a Grand Design Reflection 29RS and were wondering how this is rated and what the pros/cons are. Also if there is any other better 5th wheels out there. Thanks.
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Old 03-08-2019, 10:42 AM   #2
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We are thinking about upgrading our entry-level travel trailer to a 5th wheel. We are looking for something that is quality made and not over 31 feet long. We are considering a Grand Design Reflection 29RS and were wondering how this is rated and what the pros/cons are. Also if there is any other better 5th wheels out there. Thanks.
If your looking for something that is quality made your going to be looking for a long time. Unfortunately it doesnt matter if you spend 20k or 100k on a 5th wheel they all have their quality issues. These are all mass produced usually about 4 days from start to finish. Expect to have little things go wrong. The Grand Design product seems to be as well made as any other. It more boils down to floor plans/weight/capacities and such.
I have owned several brands and they have there short comings.
Just my .02 cents
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Old 03-08-2019, 11:16 AM   #3
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It also depends on what the OP wants to tow it with.

Also, this thread is six months old...

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Old 03-08-2019, 03:35 PM   #4
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My first two travel trailers very little wrong with them, then ordered a fifth wheel wheel from the factory. It was made on a Monday by a bunch of drunks that had a party at work and got drunken more. The next two were great campers, cap fading was the biggest issue. When you find a perfect camper please let me know so I can look
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I agree with everyone's remarks. We have a Wildcat 2016 29rls 5th wheel and we have been really happy with it. We have had issues, but nothing major. We have had it about 2 1/2 years, took it to Yellowstone last spring and Grand Canyon over Xmass plus all over Colorado. We looked at the Jayco, Grand design and the open range all with similar floor plans, but for the price of the Wildcat and the quality it worked for us.
We liked all the windows the unit has and being in Colorado we liked the old style windows so we can get a good breeze. We rarely use the AC because of the cross breeze we get from the windows in the bedroom and the kitchen.
Find a layout you want and then just look at all of the different brands to see which one fits you and your price point.
Not sure where you are but we saved about $15k getting ours in TX instead of CO and the local dealer has done warranty work for us without any complaints.
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Old 03-08-2019, 08:10 PM   #6
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Have you looked at the Forest River Signature 5th wheels?
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The OP already bought a GD Reflection 29RL back in October and they haven’t posted for a couple of months.

No need to continue this thread.
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Check out Columbus 5th wheels. We have a Columbus 340RK and love it...my brother has a grand design and they have had a. broken axle, lug nuts snapping off, wiring that has been replaced plus a few other problems. After everything has been corrected they love. Every 5er has good points and not so good points.
We both bought our 5ers because our DWs loved the floor plans.
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5th wheel they all have their quality issues. These are all mass produced usually about 4 days from start to finish.
If only! We visited the factory our 5er came out of and they bragged about how they go from frame to finished in four HOURS! You wouldn't believe how fast they put these things together if you didn't see it yourself.
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