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Old 01-19-2011, 07:02 PM   #11
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PS: my ONLY gripe is the flex in the floor around the island.
FR states they are aware of the issue but, bummer. And thatís all I could get out of them.
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Old 01-19-2011, 07:05 PM   #12
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I was just going to say Lou. Those are nice but they wiegh 13000 to 15250 Lbs.- Dry. (Dam!) If I had $135,000 starting price point!. I'm with you..stop the old technology. Its like they know how to make a better product, but its business as usual. Those units from goevergreenrv.com seem to be heading in the right direction. The price's are not to bad also !
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Old 01-21-2011, 08:32 PM   #13
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Why does the roof have to slope down in the rear ? I saw a rear loft 5er yesterday that had straight roof all the way from middle to rear and it looked better. I don't like the 5ers that you can see the top of the rear A/C going down the road. Of course mine isnt that bad. My other complaint is the single motor, venture landing gear that almost boggs down but never does. I'm happy with the rest.
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Old 01-22-2011, 12:03 AM   #14
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My gosh reading some of these remarks reminds me some of our 2009 Rockwood TT we had. that too had very few storage compartments and a lot of waisted space inside around the cabinets and there was no room for any thing. Small water heater, double sinks in bath room and the hot and cold faucets hooked up back wards, yes there were things that were dome pretty sadly. the normal person would have stayed away from Forest River products, but we kind of figured we got one made late on a Fri afternoon.
We needed something larger and settled on the 5th wheel we now have also made by Forest River. We are completely happy with this one and it seems like all the space in here was used wisely. It's a heck of a rig and if someone is looking to up grade some time soon, you are welcome to look it over at the FROG rally. There are a few little things that need to be tweaked, but that's to be expected with most things we buy now-a-days..
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Old 01-29-2011, 10:09 AM   #15
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Agree with all of the comments. After shopping around for our 5er, we haven't seen many changes in tt's as a whole. Why are they still putting that crazy fabric trim on everything but the kitchen sink? As we walk thru the different models, we see the same things over and over. LED lights alone would be a huge improvement over the current lighting and it wouldn't be too much of a stretch to include them. We were seriously considering the Earthbound which comes with full house LEDs inside and out, on demand hot water, no extra foo foo trims and a central manifold plumbing system. They really are thinking outside the box here. Unfortunately, you need 50k to drive that one off the lot. We decided that it was just too narrow for us. We still bring the kiddos along and we feel that the EB is more suited for a couple.
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:29 AM   #16
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Agree with all of the comments. After shopping around for our 5er, we haven't seen many changes in tt's as a whole. Why are they still putting that crazy fabric trim on everything but the kitchen sink? As we walk thru the different models, we see the same things over and over. LED lights alone would be a huge improvement over the current lighting and it wouldn't be too much of a stretch to include them. We were seriously considering the Earthbound which comes with full house LEDs inside and out, on demand hot water, no extra foo foo trims and a central manifold plumbing system. They really are thinking outside the box here. Unfortunately, you need 50k to drive that one off the lot. We decided that it was just too narrow for us. We still bring the kiddos along and we feel that the EB is more suited for a couple.
Are there aftermarket led's we can add to a fifth wheel? What about aftermarket how water on demand? Both seem like very legit issues that I would like to solve in my new fiver. Any insight appreciated
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Old 01-30-2011, 11:43 AM   #17
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There are some threads covering LED lights..answer yes they can be added to a new RV> aftermarket. Also you can purchase a On-demand Hot water heater for around $700 from Girard Tankless Hot water heaters. You also may want to check out goevergreenrv.com they make the new generation TT and 5er's, thier prices are very reasonable...some lines of Forest River offer the Tankless hot water as an option. Im sure in the next year or so they will switch to all LED lighting because the consumer is asking for it more and more.
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Old 01-30-2011, 01:23 PM   #18
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When is the FROG rally? I'm sure it is posted somewhere on here but I don't have time to look right now.
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Old 01-30-2011, 06:15 PM   #19
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A bumper you can hang a generator or a bike rack on that will not invalidate the warranty would be great too.
I just looked at the new Wildcat Sterling Edition 5'ers on FR's web site. They have a 2" receiver hitch on the back as standard equipment.
Here's the link; Sterling Wildcat Edition Fifth Wheels
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Old 01-30-2011, 08:40 PM   #20
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A lot of great ideas for improvement, but all of this would be a great reason to jack the prices up.
If the manufactures added one or two of these ideas every 5 years this would get people to trade in there campers and buy another new one and the prices would increase as well....not like they don't already from year to year for some small changes......Is there a perfect camper out there?
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