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Old 08-13-2018, 03:15 PM   #1
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Full timing model?

Wife and I are strongly considering becoming full timers soon. Just the two of us and one puppy dog. Dont need bunks! Would like 5th wheel models reccomended to look at by perhaps other full timers.
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Old 08-13-2018, 03:18 PM   #2
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If we were looking at another unit I would.look at a Front Bath since it has the 1/2 bath off the kitchen. Just my 2 cents.
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DW and I are not anti-5th wheels, but we do want 2 doors and no internal stairs. We full-timed in our TT for 6mo earlier this year and were very comfortable and have no issues pulling/parking our TT. I don't want to de-rail this topic, but please consider starting another topic about why you're only considering a 5th wheel.
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Old 08-13-2018, 04:07 PM   #4
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DW and I are not anti-5th wheels, but we do want 2 doors and no internal stairs. We full-timed in our TT for 6mo earlier this year and were very comfortable and have no issues pulling/parking our TT. I don't want to de-rail this topic, but please consider starting another topic about why you're only considering a 5th wheel.
Glad you enjoyed your 6 months. why only 6 months. We are not considering 6 months, but God willing perhaps 30 years. No need for another thread. I would be more inclined to ask why you responded to a post in the 5th wheel forum instead of the travel trailer forum.
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Glad you enjoyed your 6 months. why only 6 months. We are not considering 6 months, but God willing perhaps 30 years. No need for another thread. I would be more inclined to ask why you responded to a post in the 5th wheel forum instead of the travel trailer forum.
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Why this forum-
My bad. It popped up as a new post. I didn't pay attention to which forum... a bad habit of mine. Sorry.

Why only 6mo-
Our home owner's insurance is only valid if we are gone for 6mo or less within a year. We aren't ready - yet - to full-time longer than that until we sell. When we do sell, it's not likely we'll be on the road until we're in our 100s so it will be for much less than 30yr . A bit envious of your future full-timing plans, but we did our long distance and long duration RVing ~40yr ago in our van and enjoyed every minute of it.
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After 3 previous Jayco 5th wheels, we have finally settled on the Pinnacle 38FLSA. Pros for us are, front living room, bedroom bathroom and kitchen on one level, smaller slides (less problematic for the Schwinteks), and plenty of storage. Cons, the overall length means that there are many places we won't be going with it. A trade-off I suppose. We have had the Pinnacle for almost 2 years with no major issues. Additionally, this model has a second door. This is nice because it allows for access to the bedroom and bathroom without having to open a slide. Great for overnighters in Walmart or rest areas. Good luck in your search.

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If you have the tow vehicle we like our fiver 2016 Eagle 321 RSTS. Would not go new just spent 3 years trying to get all warranty done!Did do Solar package a couple years back love it. On board Onan would be nice also!Thanks
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X2. Love our 321 RSTS. We do have the generator installed, larger propane tanks to feed it, as well as the W/D. Those three items sure increased the hitch weight, so be careful with the weight & balance if you go this route.
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We have been full time in or 330 RSTS sense Nov 2017 we love it
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Old 08-15-2018, 07:27 AM   #10
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We love our North Point 381 DLQS.

1) We are more traditional, in that we want the panoramic rear view. So the king size bed in the front is a must.

2) Our age is dictating the "Glamping style" camping. The tankless water heater provides endless amounts of hot water but full hookups are more the norm, as it will use more water.

3) The 6-point auto leveling is a must. You don't know you'll love it until after you have it.

4) Last but most important is the 3/4" tongue and grove hardwood flooring. It adds to the GVWR but it is the most important (standard to us) in full time RVing. We have been through the spongy floor. In the old 5r we full timed in I even floated a bamboo floor in an attempt to overcome the "sponge" floor (not good).


Additional features are: Dual sink lav, washer/dryer, fireplace w/heat, residential fridge, giant pantry, outside fridge w/stove, outside TV w/dual awnings.


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