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Old 11-14-2014, 10:30 AM   #11
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And thinking about whether or not to include the generator, I can see how that would also cut down on outside storage. Do you full timers that have one find the generator to be a useful benefit? I can see where it would be really useful for boondocking...
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Old 11-14-2014, 01:17 PM   #12
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I ordered it in the FLSA since it will allow us to run the air for an hour or so before we arrive at a CG and have it cool before we start settting up as well as lunch stops. I realize the extra insulation should help, but I didn't want to take a chance. We're closer to 1/2 timing than full timing. Weight wise it's either the geny or a bunch of stuff so I think it's a wash.
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That's a few good reasons right there. Thank you for the input.

BTW, what size truck are you going to be pulling your FLSA with?
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My unit is similar to this in weight and dimesions and definitely think a Dually is in order.

A couple of suggestions that you might consider.

On my previous unit I had a similar kitchen as in this model you are looking and there was never enough counter space. If you are going to full time you are going to want space to prep and put stuff so check with DW on that one. Second is the seating for the TV. You are always going to be looking at it from angle. This would bring me to the 38FLSA if only a Pinnacle.

Where I think Pinnacles miss the mark is with ODK's. You have to offer a model with this feature IMHO.

The Eagle 351RSTS has everything I mentioned above and is priced less than the Pinnacle, so that would be my choice if I were in the market today.

I would second the Premiers as just as good with a few less finish details than the Pinnacles. The full body paint is really nice.
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Where I think Pinnacles miss the mark is with ODK's. You have to offer a model with this feature IMHO.
Pardon my ignorance but what are ODK's?
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ODK = Outdoor Kitchen.
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You really had me there for a few mins with the ODK. I couldn't for the life of me recall seeing that acronym before but it finally came to me.

Ok, here's what I really like about the 38FLFS. It's the room separation. None of the other floorpans (excluding the 38FLSA) I've looked at seem to have that. I also like the tall ceiling in the living area up front. Your point about side viewing though is well made as is the fact that there's less counter space and I like to cook so this might cramp my style some.

I found one of these 351RSTS online with a load of photos and that's a nice looking rig. It definitely has more counter space, storage, and an ODK. It's not as upscale looking though to my eye but it's certainly not shabby by any means.

My head is starting to hurt. I've looked at so many floorplans and models now that they're starting to all run together.
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We purchased a 2015 pinnacle 36ftbs in July and LOVE it. At first I was uncertain about the need for an extra 1/2 bath but have found it to be quite nice when we have guests and I really like the roomy 2 sink master bath that is very private and located in the front where most of the heat is in the summer time. I can't say enough good things about this camper. At first we had some a/c issues but jayco replaced the unit right away. The climate shield is wonderful. We have the reclining theater seats and find them very comfortable even for my husband who is 6'3". This is our 4th travel trailer, 2nd Jayco. We will never buy anything else. Their customer service is outstanding.
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ODK = Outdoor Kitchen.
Ah.....

Never even considered one...not a deal breaker for us.
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You really had me there for a few mins with the ODK. I couldn't for the life of me recall seeing that acronym before but it finally came to me.

Ok, here's what I really like about the 38FLFS. It's the room separation. None of the other floorpans (excluding the 38FLSA) I've looked at seem to have that. I also like the tall ceiling in the living area up front. Your point about side viewing though is well made as is the fact that there's less counter space and I like to cook so this might cramp my style some.

I found one of these 351RSTS online with a load of photos and that's a nice looking rig. It definitely has more counter space, storage, and an ODK. It's not as upscale looking though to my eye but it's certainly not shabby by any means.

My head is starting to hurt. I've looked at so many floorplans and models now that they're starting to all run together.
I am 6'3" so I hear you about height! Best thing to do is get in a few which is hard. I was in a 38FLFS last year when I ordered my current unit and it was impressive. Some hits and misses, but the front living area and 60" TV with a fireplace underneath were mesmerizing.

Love my ODK (outdoor kitchen) and would not be without it. Afterall it is camping and I like to be outside vs inside. All my cooking needs are right there, as is a tall cold one! I do 95% of the cooking.

DW wanted an island and I an ODK, so it was hard not to trade into my current unit.

Good luck with your shopping. I love the process!
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