Hi all! We are Em and David from SC, currently looking at purchasing a 5th-wheel toy hauler to live in while we build (actually, sell what we have, buy land, and then build!), and then be able to use for our CanAm800 & CanAm 400 Outlander 4wheelers, kayaks, dive gear (David dives extensively,....I am learning!) etc. on trips later on. I also work extensively with horses, so it would be great to have to haul gear in, etc. when we camp with the horses.
We have been looking at the XLR Thunderbolts: 415AMP, 395AMP, 380AMP, 386x12, and the 35x12(and14).
We have 3 dogs, and I (Em) am growing my sporthorse rehabilitation business; David is an electronics engineer. We plan to buy enough land to set up our equestrian center and home on the farm together, and are excited to 'downsize' our living for the next few years while we do it.
Looking for any and all advice on the XLRs, living-in them full time, etc.
We have looked (and liked) the Raptors as well, but have heard a ton of negative reviews on them since then, so switched our thinking to the XLRs.
A few things we are looking at having as 'must haves' (any advice on these are greatly appreciated, as we are total newbies to this!):
A full size washer and dryer in the 'garage' area, which means putting in a dryer vent on the wall.
A larger (double door?) fridge, not the 8 cubic ft. one.
The two bathrooms would be a plus, but not a requirement.
We don't need the loft areas (no kids, and don't want them), except to use for storage, and the stairs that some models require seem to take up more space than we would use them for-the ladder is fine with us-.
We look forward to lots of great advice and learning tons from this site. We've been reading a little and am quite pleased to find some others on here that also have the XLR and are living out of it. Would love to get some connections going with people that are doing the same, to share ideas and advice with!
~Em and David