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Old 04-29-2013, 12:46 PM   #21
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Though our 5er is only 30 foot, we bought when contemplating the move to New Mexico. We wanted something large enough to live in in case we built a house and short enough to get into national parks like Grand Canyon. The only other camping either one of us has done was tent camping.
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:00 PM   #22
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Gotta have:
1: Bed must be on a slide as we like a roomy bedroom
2: Stand alone furniture and Lazy Boy recliners
3: Digital thermostat
4: walk though bathroom as they are very roomy and our has lots of storage.
5: Useable bathroom and kitchen facilities with the slides in
6: Factory installed quality surge and power protection like the Progressive Industires HW series units.
7: Seperate entrances for the main and bedroom areas.
8: Shock absorbers on the suspension

Don't wants
1: no outside or bedroom speakers (we have never used the radio nor listen to any music) and would sooner have better quality speakers in the main living area than all those extra ones.
2: No outside kitchen or useless BBQ that attaches to the side of the trailer
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:39 PM   #23
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Bob, that is fantastic! I hope to be able to do the same when I retire. I really enjoy reading about everyone with big fivers.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:24 PM   #24
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This is really interesting for a measly little pop-up owner like me! Has there ever been a thread about why you chose a big fifth-wheel trailer?
Choosing a "big fifth-wheel" is a choice based on the type lifestyle you want. There are many many individual preferences that drive that decision. There are also an equal number of variables that are factored in, especially for those making an informed decision. I don't think a thread on the subject would yield any real answers for you. You must determine your need based on your criteria. With that said, the RV community can help with pro's and con's for specific questions.



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Old 04-30-2013, 07:31 PM   #25
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I'm not looking to buy one. I live in Korea. Your fivers are bigger than the semis here!
I am enjoying learning about the totally different frame-of-mind and lifestyle. Envy and homesickness are at play here.
BTW-I downloaded EVERY fiver brochure I could find last night! LOL
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:53 PM   #26
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I'm not looking to buy one. I live in Korea. Your fivers are bigger than the semis here!
I am enjoying learning about the totally different frame-of-mind and lifestyle. Envy and homesickness are at play here.
BTW-I downloaded EVERY fiver brochure I could find last night! LOL
There is a 5er for you...
http://www.roamingtimes.com/rvreport...fth-wheel.aspx
... I saw one in Poland (Zakopane) about 6 months ago. LOL
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:05 PM   #27
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Hate the tinted windows in the living area. They should be darker in the bedroom.
Need pull out drawers under the dinette, sofa and the bed. You have to lift the bed to get to the storage - what a joke!
The sofa will never be used as a bed by us. There should be an option to get two swivel chairs/recliners or a sofa with storage drawers underneath.
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:21 PM   #28
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Most important to me is quality, intelligent storage space, slide outs.

Least important to me is "fancy" stuff, electric fp and the like.

Wish I had would be the outdoor kitchen

Best advice ~ QUALITY! Whether cabinetry, flooring, roofing, quality is key. Oh and always get a decent warranty, especially if it's used. You may be inadvertently buying someone else's nightmare.
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:27 PM   #29
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As a former SV291 TT family we think you should have:

Outside storage doors big enough for a folding chair
An arched roof to shed rain and snow
Outside BBQ grill on the side, we used ours every trip.
Lift up bed with the hydraulic arms so it stays up.
Sliding drawers under the bed
New style propane tank cover so you don't have to remove it to check tanks.
Awning tie downs
Shower, not a bathtub ( unless you have little kids)
Cupholders
Knife rack
Pressure indicating tire valve caps

Last year we upgraded to a Class A----still looking for space to store all the stuff from the TT!!!
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:42 PM   #30
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We went to 5er for space! Imagine having 4 teens that WANT to spend time in the bunkhouse that is 14' across and has its own closets and entertainment center with 32" TV. The outside kitchen for us was a must! We cook almost everything outside. The stereo is going to get an upgrade, as we are huge music buffs. Doesn't have to be loud, just has to sound good!!! King master bed, is also a must, as we tend to have little ones and dogs join us in the middle of the night.
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