My first (true) post to the forum is not going to be short and I will start with I am super excited for our new trailer and what will be our first fifth wheel. It is due to be off the line on 7/29 and our dealer said he can get it here 1 to 2 days after that. We are upgrading from a Volante 33BH travel trailer. Here is what we have ordered:
2019 377RLBH with Standard/Required Options plus:
Customer Value Package w/Heat Pump
Convection Microwave Oven
18 Cubic Foot Fridge
Wireless Backup Camera
5000 Watt Generator
Dual Pane Windows
2nd Power Awning
And we have ordered a Reese 20k Goosebox and a Pinnacle Washer/Dryer combo unit that we are going to have installed vented. Luckily, the dealer is going to install the Goosebox for free since this will be the first one that they will get to install - we are super excited for this upgrade as it does not void the warranty (checked with Jayco and the dealer), it costs the same as getting a 5er hitch, and we get to keep our bed space on the truck when we are not towing so we don't have to worry about lifting 200 pounds out of the bed to haul something. If you decide to go this route as well and have the OEM 5th Wheel/Gooseneck prep, I highly recommend the B&W OEM Ball and safety chain kit - while we have not gotten to use it yet, I can tell you this is an amazing kit just by playing with it (should get to use it before our trailer comes in on my parents horse trailer).
Now for a little about us. We are new to full time camping - we just closed on our house 2 days ago
. My wife and I are traveling with our two boys (almost 4yo and 1yo), a dog, and a cat.
So, my question is what suggestions do you all have? Looking for general suggestions, mod suggestions, and any hints and tips. I actually ran into @Kahoneys yesterday and for sure want to do the bunkhouse door and loft ladder mods that he has done. Also, for those of you who also travel with a cat (especially those in a 377RLBH), what have you done to hide the litter box? I saw the one mod for putting it in the outdoor kitchen space, but I am leaning towards not doing that as I do not want to lose that space/functionality.