Hello all from the land down under Australia for those who are confused. Just found this forum recently and hope to have a long term relationship with you fine folk here. My name is Glenn (but go by the log in name of muzza) it is a nickname I have had for many years.
The fifth wheeler thing is relatively new here in Australia our main type of RV is a caravan as we call it (trailer traveler as you guys call it) none of them have slide outs so space is limited and we are young family of 4 that plan to travel around Australia for the next couple of years or so.
My wife & I have spent the best part of the last 6 plus months researching which is the better RV to buy with regard to fit out quality and found the Forest River brand to be the best available here some of the brand I have seen a very cheap & nasty, no names mentioned.
Once we decided on the brand next was model which we have decided on the 32QBBS because it has the bunk house & master bedroom at the opposite end. Finally we also had to look at whether the product is suitably upgraded to suit or roads, which the company here in Australia that is the authorized distributor of them here do a good job with the upgrades needed.
FYI- For those who do not know much about Australia our roads and conditions are bad at best. Aussie roads are cambered to aid water run off are sealed with asphalt, bumpy, there is ALOT or dirt also just to name a few issues so things such as non grease able pins are NOT good, also due to the rough roads the stresses place on the goose neck of the trailer cause it to crack in the frame therefore our frames are double the thickness, axles, braking systems, leaf springs, leaf spring pins are fitted with nolathane bushes and shock absorbers are fitted to name a few of the changes. One other major change is the Wildcats are made opposite hand to yours to suit our motor vehicle laws- so the entry is on the left side, lounge & dining is opposite as is kitchen, outside awning etc etc it is the same but opposite.
We are looking forward to taking delivery of our Wildcat and cannot wait to start our travels,
Cheers to all