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Old 10-22-2013, 09:33 PM   #1
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Whar Are Your Gotta Haves?

We are considering our first 5th wheel, or any camper if it comes to that and are looking around at the myriad of options. I have seen the threads on the top ten things you must carry with you, sewer hoses, flashlights etc but I want to know what trailer features are your "gotta haves"

From my naive standpoint I say....

Auto/self leveling. Drive 500 miles and then mess around getting it level v's press a button and drink a cold one.

Generator. stop on the roadside for a cup of coffee and a/c

Safe. Obvious reasons

Kind Bed and large shower. I'm 6'6" tall.

Good quality build and Customer Service.


What else do you guys and gals think?

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Old 10-22-2013, 10:15 PM   #2
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Good bed, without a good nights sleep everything else is useless

I like a manual awning as big as possible

My wife likes counter space and room to make dinner

A bathroom and shower is also nice to have if needed.

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Old 10-23-2013, 01:22 AM   #3
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Freshwater capacity is big on my list. Too many units don't give you enough.
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:28 AM   #4
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Good AC and heat! Comfort is a must...on that note, we heat with small electric space heaters to conserve propane if on shore/utility power.
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Must haves for me: 2 AC Units, Double door fridge (if you will be spending more than just weekends you'll be glad you did) Central Vac, (Installed myself) 12 gal electric / gas water heater, for the 5th wheel def. get a Mor ryde pin box, watch out for a cabinet to close overhead of the sink, washing dishes is a pain in the back and head if you have to try to duck under to wash. We have a asleep number bed and added a 4" memory foam topper and we sleep like babies.
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A comfy bed, AC, fan, a nightlight for my daughter, a working toilet and STORAGE, STORAGE, STORAGE. I can't stand camping when you don't have enough room to put things aways and you are always shifting and working around things.
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I'm with Doug on this one - I want a good bed, and heat or A/C to make the temp comfortable. The less computerized items in the trailer, the better. I like manual items, because they usually work, and I'm not in a big hurry. If I wanted to do everything at warp speed, I wouldn't be camping !!
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Grandpa always said, "Never skimp on mattresses and shoes. If you're not in one, you're in the other and you might as well be comfy."
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Grandpa always said, "Never skimp on mattresses and shoes. If you're not in one, you're in the other and you might as well be comfy."
Great advice from Grandpa

Kiss it simple for me lol

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