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Old 10-20-2013, 09:11 PM   #11
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Thanks for the great info.
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Old 10-21-2013, 06:54 AM   #12
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Thanks all. Going tmrw to make final decision. Any additional hitch tips welcome. We are a bit nervous but excited. Thanks.
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:12 AM   #13
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:49 AM   #14
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That's a good feature of opposing slides but that feature is going to take some getting used to by the wife and I. We are used to pulling over at break or lunch time and heating coffee and a sandwich in the microwave. With this rig now I might have to slim down a lot and grow some long arms to get the microwave door open for a quick snack
We have opposing slides and stop quite often for lunch. We just put out one slide depending on the situation as to which one. Really doesn't create a problem after you've done it a few times. There are places that we've stopped that you weren't comfortable about putting out any slide. We can live with that if we have to. The bathroom not being part of the slide system gives you a fair amount of flexibility..
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:08 AM   #15
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I have to throw my 2 cents in here concerning an onboard generator. I have one and can't imagine not having it. If I stop along the way for a bite/rest and it is hot I can fire up the a/c. I can use the microwave or make a cup of coffee. And even if you only use it occasionally it is nice to have plenty of voltage to pull in the slides after a few days of boondocking and low batteries.

Yes, the onboard generators are a tad expensive, but other than running mine for an hour each month to keep it up to speed, it only costs me two quarts of oil and a filter once a year. In march 2012 it was the hit of the small town I home base in after the early morning tornado. I had the only hot coffee or lights in town.

I have opposing sides and as has been previously stated, it makes for a very nice size "room".
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:21 AM   #16
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... slim down a lot and grow some long arms ...
I understand, fully. Take it from me, it's easier to grow the long arms.

Now about the generator: We have the basic C/O 4000W that doesn't have the ability to monitor the battery charge. I haven't read about it yet, but I understand some C/O generators have the controls to start and stop automatically based on need. That would be very useful. Do you have that feature on yours? How about you, Ed?
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Which fiver did you decide on? I have the front living and love it. A couple of things you'll have to get used:
1. How much easier it is hitch/unhitch
2. How much easier it is to setup at the campground (resort)
3. How nice it pulls, no swaying or getting pushed around by semi's
4. All the looks you get from other campers when pulling in and parking.

Other than that, about the same.
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:38 PM   #18
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Thanks all...we actually decided on the 2014 Eagle 33.5 RETS. Saved a few dollars to enjoy more travels but very excited about our purchase. Also looking forward to the pros of owning a fifth wheel that you all have mentioned. Toughest part is the wait since we ordered ours...hoping early December. Thanks for the welcome advice everyone!
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Thanks all...we actually decided on the 2014 Eagle 33.5 RETS. Saved a few dollars to enjoy more travels but very excited about our purchase. Also looking forward to the pros of owning a fifth wheel that you all have mentioned. Toughest part is the wait since we ordered ours...hoping early December. Thanks for the welcome advice everyone!
Did you purchase your hitch yet??
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No auto start/stop here. Strictly manual, but pushing a button isn't hard at all.
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