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Old 02-05-2013, 05:08 PM   #1
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The worst part of buying a new fifth wheel?

What's the worst part of buying a new 5er?

Taking delivery at the end of January in Wisconsin and having to wait for spring to use it!

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Hope the picture does it justice- IT WAS COLD OUTSIDE!
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:46 PM   #2
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What's the worst part of buying a new 5er?
You're already done with the worst part since you're done with the smiling salesman! From now on (except for any payments that may be necessary) it is fun. Congrats on your new trailer.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:52 PM   #3
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Nice unit! Spring will get here eventually.
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My largest decision was if my present truck would pull the 351RLTS.
'Second was if we wanted a king or queen bed.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:13 PM   #5
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The worst part for me was just buying all the other "stuff" that goes with a new unit, (that is, unless you had an RV previously). Like water hoses, and water purifiers, water pressure regulator, surge protector, electric heater (so I don't use too much propane), kitchen "stuff", generator (if you boondock), etc, etc. That stuff adds up
But it's all good!!!
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:55 PM   #6
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We take delivery on our new Jayco on the 15th of February, and I am loving the shopping I'm able to do for the new rig. We figured it was going to cost us a lot more than it really will to get it ready. We bought a Good Sam membership and the discount from Camping World made up for the membership in double what we paid. I highly recommend it. And when you go out for your first time, you'll be buying more. I recommend creating a spreadsheet with two columns. Stuff you need to get on the road (initial purchases), and then another column showing what you'd like to have later. The water and sewer hoses are necessities, but the awning decorations will go in the "later" column. Best of luck. And good luck with your expected cabin fever.

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The worst part for me was just buying all the other "stuff" that goes with a new unit, (that is, unless you had an RV previously). Like water hoses, and water purifiers, water pressure regulator, surge protector, electric heater (so I don't use too much propane), kitchen "stuff", generator (if you boondock), etc, etc. That stuff adds up
But it's all good!!!
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:23 AM   #7
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After 4 pop-ups and a TT, we probably have too much stuff to carry but I am sure we will come up with some new stuff we 'need' too. Thanks for the Good Sam tip, I was just looking at that. Looking for RV trip planning facilities and they seem to have a more robust offering for that than AAA or Coach-Net.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:11 PM   #8
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Nice looking Jayco! I feel your pain as I live in WI as well and my Jayco is tucked in for the winter.
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Nice looking unit. We took delivery on New Years Eve and still waiting to go out. The weather here in Iowa is not good yet. The good weather will be here before we know it.
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:41 PM   #10
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Nice unit, got to love them Pinnacle's
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