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RE: Forest River Wildcat OR Grand Design Reflection...???

I know you say you are looking at those two units but really give thought to the floor plans. I can assure you that floor plan is by far the most important for happy camping in the future. As far as quality, it does not matter what you purchase you can expect little items that will crop up.
[email protected] 09/27/21 04:30am Fifth-Wheels
RE: hydro or electric leveling

We have auto leveling electric on our current fiver and my son has hydraulic on his. We camp side by side a lot and he has problems with his system. Ours so far with many camping miles has had zero. Ours will lift the tires off the ground easily which I do not do on a regular basis. I think I would concentrate more on the floor plan than anything. If you don't get a plan that fits your needs it will be a bigger problem down the road.
[email protected] 09/21/21 04:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: manual retraction of slides

On our 2003 Sunnybrook fiver the manual was underneath on the motor or by it. While in New Mexico our slide motor burnt up and I had to manually crank it in and out for the rest of our trip. It was repaired under warranty when we got back home. It would be much easier with a drill though.
[email protected] 09/10/21 04:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New to RVs.....A Few Newbie Questions

You have Chesapeake RV solutions and TAC RV center both in the Chesapeake area. Tac is just across state line in Moyock NC. Both of these dealers carry nice units. As a suggestion, I would look at what floor plans appealed to me and not let length get in the way. The only appliance I would think carefully about is whether you plan to boon dock or primarily stay in full hook up cgs. We went with a residential fridge as we do not boon dock. We have owned several including a dp motor home and this last time we narrowed it down to the rig in our sig and Grand Design. Floor plans and the extra insulation made our decision. It is almost a guarantee that whatever you purchase will have something that needs tweaking.
[email protected] 08/30/21 07:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Views on when to/not to allow a dog to be social

I have no problem with our large dog greeting other dogs and people. However as already stated I do a quick observation of the dog AND its owner. Then I always ask. I do not use those darn retractable leashes and always have a firm grip for a just in case. Our small dog is more introverted than Lucky and prefers to mind her own business. We respect that.
[email protected] 08/27/21 04:43am RV Pet Stop
RE: Goodbye old friend, You will be missed

I am sorry for your loss. Your description of Abby is so similar to our Lucky. He is having problems with his hind legs as well. There is a ramp for the fiver and one for the truck but I still have to help him navigate them. He is also sleeping more each day. He turns 14 in September. I can only imagine what you are going thru with Abby's passing.
[email protected] 08/27/21 04:32am RV Pet Stop
RE: Fridge lock

I simply use a strap with the black quick snap fasteners. My handles are side by side so I just run the strap thru both and pull it tight. Never have had a problem with that set up.
[email protected] 08/16/21 04:30am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing a 42 footer… What do you think?

We had a 40 foot dp coach and went back to a 40 foot fiver. We only stay in full service cgs and never have had a problem finding a spot large enough. I would never let the length dictate my decision. If you do, you will regret it later on.
[email protected] 08/08/21 05:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV sites near Raleigh, NC

My wife works for NC State at a remote site. Occasionally she has to go to Raleigh for conference's. We always pull our fiver to Raleigh Four Oaks Resort and stay there. It is only a short commute down interstate 40 into Raleigh. We have been doing that for years and it is my only suggestion to you. Whatever you do make sure it is this one Raleigh Oaks RV Resort & Cottages 527 US Highway 701 South Four Oaks NC, 27524 There is another cg nearby using a variation of that name you DO NOT want to stay at. Ask for the premium pull through at they are at the front of the cg. It is a very nice place.
[email protected] 07/18/21 07:10am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 40’+ limitations?

To be more direct to the concern of the op I would not let the length of a fiver dictate the floor plan of what I really wanted. If a 40 footer has the layout of what you really like vs a 32 footer that is just ok I would go with the 40 footer. If you don't you will be sorry down the road.
[email protected] 07/17/21 06:33am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 40’+ limitations?

I have seen comments like the ones in this post but ours is 40 foot and I have never had a problem anywhere we go. With that being said we normally do not stay in primitive type campground or state parks. Mostly private cg's for us with the occasional KOA.
[email protected] 07/15/21 04:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Grand Design Quality

When we decided to sell our dp coach and go back to fivers it came down to GD or Open Range 3X models. Based on floor plans the 3x had what we wanted plus 102 inch chassis. We went with the 3x and have not looked back. I can say the 3X is the coolest in the summer and warmest in the winter we have ever had. With that being said no matter what you decide on be prepared for the simplest of things to be in need of a tweak there and a tweak here. We have had several and it always hold true.
[email protected] 07/02/21 06:33pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Moving to a 5th Wheel

We had a Sunnybrook fiver and then I decided to go Class A. It was a 40 footer dp. After several thousand miles the Class A did not suit our travel style especially after looking at the upper end of new fivers. New fivers have auto leveling systems, and honestly there is very little difference in setting up the newer fivers vs a Class A speaking from experience. The advice on getting a truck first is definitely the way to start. I sold my F-250 and went with a F-350 dually so I could get the floorplan and the fiver we wanted. Diesel is something you will not be sorry you have. If fuel mileage and the cost of oil changes cause heartburn you probably need to rethink the rv lifestyle in general. Do as much truck as you can first and then start your hunt for the perfect fiver for your family.
[email protected] 06/10/21 04:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Retirement

I retired at 57 and took ss at 62. I ran the numbers and I would have been 79 when it broke even. Therefore I am one happy retired man.
[email protected] 05/21/21 06:49pm Around the Campfire
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