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Old 02-02-2012, 10:18 PM   #21
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...We had a Sunnybrook TT a some years ago.....
Rob, did I meet you at Topsail State Park several years ago?

Were you active on the old Sunnybrook Talk Forum?

I have a 2003 Sunnybrook 29DBS. We've outgrown the bunks and it's time to move on.

We are looking at the Pinnacle 35LKTS. My wife is now leaning toward the Pinnacle 36KPTS.

We are trying to decide if we will break our promise of not buying a trailer that you can not access the refrigerator without opening a slide. Unless you partially open the slide, you cannot open the fridge on a 36KPTS. I was told that the slide can be partially extended on the Pinnacle then retracted. Is this true?

The other requirement was not opening a slide to access the bathroom. We looked at a nice Select Suites that required opening the slide to enter the bathroom. On Select Suites you have to FULLY extend the slide before you can retract it. It was quickly taken off the shopping list.
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Old 02-03-2012, 04:53 AM   #22
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Rob, did I meet you at Topsail State Park several years ago? It is possiable, we have been to TopSail many times

Were you active on the old Sunnybrook Talk Forum? Yes we were active on that forum sometime back.

I have a 2003 Sunnybrook 29DBS. We've outgrown the bunks and it's time to move on.

We are looking at the Pinnacle 35LKTS. My wife is now leaning toward the Pinnacle 36KPTS.

We are trying to decide if we will break our promise of not buying a trailer that you can not access the refrigerator without opening a slide. Unless you partially open the slide, you cannot open the fridge on a 36KPTS. I was told that the slide can be partially extended on the Pinnacle then retracted. Is this true? Yes, since slides on the Pinnacle are all electric driven their is no problem partially opening then closing

The other requirement was not opening a slide to access the bathroom. We looked at a nice Select Suites that required opening the slide to enter the bathroom. On Select Suites you have to FULLY extend the slide before you can retract it. It was quickly taken off the shopping list. Intresting, I have not seen a 5th Wheel that you had to fully open any slide before you could retract it.

That is one thing we looked for, we can access the Bathroom, Bedroom and Refig without opening any slides.
Hope everything works out.
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:41 AM   #23
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Intresting, I have not seen a 5th Wheel that you had to fully open any slide before you could retract it...
On some model years of Double Tree and DRV (Mobile Suites and Select Suites) the hydraulic slide must be fully extended before it can retract.

I don't know why they are designed that way. But that is very inconvenient especially when the slide that must be fully extended is on the street side of the trailer. Could get interesting if you pulled off the shoulder of a highway and had to use the restroom.
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Doc, have you looked at the 321RLTS and 351 RLTS floor plans? We have none of the dislikes you mentioned in either. Our 351 RLTS has met every expectation.
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Doc, have you looked at the 321RLTS and 351 RLTS floor plans? We have none of the dislikes you mentioned in either. Our 351 RLTS has met every expectation.
Norty, yes we have looked at those floorplans.

I prefer looking directly at the TV when I'm seated. That is not possible on the trailers with rear entertainment centers.

If we get the 35LKTS or 36KPTS, I'll swap the location of the sofa and chairs.

I'm in the minority disliking rear entertainment centers. It is a very popular option with many manufacturers. I'm sure they outsell the floorplan I prefer.
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On our 351 RLTS, the sofa makes a turn that puts you directly in front of the entertainment center. The recliners and sofa make it not a bad seat in the house for us. To each his own.
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:06 AM   #27
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I sent the note below to Jayco via their website:

We are planning to order a 5th wheel in the next few months. We are looking at many manufacturers. Our favorite floorplan is your Jayco Pinnacle 36KPTS. The only negative is that the refrigerator cannot be accessed with the slides retracted. If the street side slide pantry and refrigerator were swapped in position, the refrigerator could be accessed with the slides in. Are there plans to do that? Could you build one for us with this configuration? If so, this would be the perfect trailer for us. Contact me if you have questions or comments.
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I sent the note below to Jayco via their website:

We are planning to order a 5th wheel in the next few months. We are looking at many manufacturers. Our favorite floorplan is your Jayco Pinnacle 36KPTS. The only negative is that the refrigerator cannot be accessed with the slides retracted. If the street side slide pantry and refrigerator were swapped in position, the refrigerator could be accessed with the slides in. Are there plans to do that? Could you build one for us with this configuration? If so, this would be the perfect trailer for us. Contact me if you have questions or comments.
I do not know if Jayco will do custom mods like that since not only the location of the refig will be different but the cutout on the wall for the refig vent will be custom also, as there may be framing in the wall back there.
Also it is hard to tell if the refig will fit in the same space as the pantry.

Look forward to hearing what the response from Jayco will be.
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When I ordered my Eagle, my dealer offered to have some mods done from the factory that were not in the options list. He said that he could have some special order items. One that comes to mind was to have the gel coat fiberglass like the Pinnacle has. As a side note, we ordered ours with them not mounting the toilet paper holder, as we wanted to mount it ourselves. They charged us for this option, $25 I believe, but you could see where they had mounted it then removed it per our request, got a bit of a chuckle out of that. We also wanted to eliminate two dinette chairs, but the cost (I don't remember exactly what it was) was silly, as it would have cost us extra to not have the chairs. Anyone want a couple of dinette chairs in the Amber color option?
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Old 02-05-2012, 12:38 PM   #30
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They charged us for this option, $25 I believe, but you could see where they had mounted it then removed it per our request, got a bit of a chuckle out of that.
Now that is funny, guess the $25 was to remove it? LOL
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