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Old 02-19-2015, 08:48 AM   #31
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Another thing to consider on the 5th wheelers is the steps! Much higher off the ground and the bedroom is usually up 3 steps also. I never thought that would be a problem. I was really concerned about the wife getting up and down those steps. I know, for you younger folks, that is not a problem. However, as you get up into the 70's and even 80's, it definitely becomes a problem. I have cautioned and cautioned the wife about getting up and down the steps and holding on to the hand rail. Even bought her a step stool. So far, she hasn't fallen once in a year and a half of ownership. However, the smart one(me) has twice now nose dived out the door onto the ground! This last time was this past weekend at a KOA in full view of half the park! I thought there must have been 5 911 calls before I could get off the ground. Fortunately, just very embarrassed and quite a few bruises(including ego). Beginning to wonder if I need to get a unit closer to the ground!
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Old 02-19-2015, 09:21 AM   #32
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Another thing to consider on the 5th wheelers is the steps! Much higher off the ground (snip) However, the smart one(me) has twice now nose dived out the door onto the ground!(snip)
Sounds like *you* need the step stool! HA! Did you slip off the steps, forget to use the handrail or ??

Glad everything is okay, but your bruised ego. And just think of the stories you gave others watching you. "Did you see what the guy in #43 just did? Holy Cow, I'll never do anything like that."
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Old 03-01-2015, 05:16 PM   #33
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We went to two RV shows recently. I didn't see a single one I'd trade for ours.
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:05 PM   #34
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We did that for 5 years then came the second to last dealer at the show last year and we now have the new jayco .... You never know when a floor plan will hit you but it took a long time for us to find something we liked enough to pull the trigger on
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Old 05-30-2015, 09:55 PM   #35
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Started looking at a 26 footer with a single slide the. The family looked at a 32 with2 slides with bunks ended with bigger yet a 33rlds triple slide. We have 2 fold out couchs so kids sleep there then fold up in the morning. they kids wanted room so that's what they got. They were ok with the extra step to put away. I love all the room my trailer has.
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Old 05-30-2015, 09:58 PM   #36
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Mine is the jay flight version or the eagle 338rets. But my 3rd slide just opens up the bathroom and bedroom but does not move the bed. I love the eagle but just could not pay the extra $
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Old 05-30-2015, 11:45 PM   #37
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I had a 2005 Skyline Weekender 30' TT. My wife and I thought we needed the extra space but ended up hating it. We primarily dry camp and it was consistently too long for a lot of the forest roads, it wouldn't fit next to our house so we had to park it offsite and in high winds I was not comfortable with how much sway the length caused. After that we decided 24' was our cap, hence why we have a 23MBH on order. We figure we spent almost 20yrs tent camping, anything is a step up from that.
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Old 05-31-2015, 12:18 AM   #38
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From a 30 toot Komfort to a 21 foot KZ Jag and now a White Hawk 20 MRB. With the 20MRB floorplan and Murphy bed, this one seems the largest inside and under 6000 pounds if we max the load.

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Old 05-31-2015, 10:29 AM   #39
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For length limits do campgrounds mean hitch to end or camper box size? I've never been asked/measured at the campgrounds only when making reservations.
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Old 06-02-2015, 11:08 AM   #40
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3-foot-itis hit us.


The 18' I bought 6 years ago didn't survive the winter. So we looked at 20' units. None had all the amenities we wanted.


But this 23-footer called to me. It had all the equipment I wanted and an excellent floor plan.


It is significantly heavier, but towing it dry helps al whole lot! Plus a WDH is in process.
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