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RE: Need your help Pinnacle Vs Redwood?

Well I’m wrong again… He did not buy the Riverstone, he thought he had a deal but didn’t. So he bought a Alliance Paradiam. Yes this time he actually bought it! So to simplify this for us… He narrowed his search to a Jayco Pinnacle or Crossroads Redwood, thought he bought a Forest River Riverstone and then purchased an Alliance Paradiam! Makes perfect sense when you see it that way right? ;) He must have saved himself $50,000 but my what a difference in coaches. Not that Alliance doesn’t build a nice Coach. Oh well, thanks for your input guys, you’re the best.
Mondooker 09/03/22 06:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need your help Pinnacle Vs Redwood?

Jim, your comment was worth waiting for for sure and I thank you for it. It’s a funny thing how someone has narrowed things down to two coaches then goes out and buys another one. He bought a new Forest River Riverstone rear kitchen model. To hear him say it, he walked in, took one look and it spoke to him! I admit I don’t know that much about Riverstone but to hear him tell it it’s something to only be spoken of in hush tones! I don’t know about all of that, but I think it’s great he’s so happy with what he found. He said the Riverstone has 3” sidewalls where the the others have 2” etc. Oh well, thanks for your help guys and sorry I got us going the wrong direction. I was just thinking, that must make the Coach a lot heavier right?
Mondooker 09/02/22 06:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need your help Pinnacle Vs Redwood?

Good stuff about the Redwood! And you’re right… They all have problems and so much depends on how the builder/dealer perform? All good stuff guys. I just read that the Redwood is the number 1 seller of luxury fifth wheels.
Mondooker 08/31/22 03:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need your help Pinnacle Vs Redwood?

Hi ford truck guy, When I ask someone to comment on something they own. I most often ask “Would you buy it again”? And you did! That in itself tells volumes. All I really know about Redwood is there’s nothing like it’s full body paint. Seeing one on the road is really worth seeing. I hope Jim does comment, I’d really like to know what he has to say about why he decided on Pinnacle and how happy he is with his choice?
Mondooker 08/31/22 02:19pm Fifth-Wheels
Need your help Pinnacle Vs Redwood?

Hi guys, A friend of mine (he doesn’t go on line… yah really) is looking at a new 2022 Jayco Pinnacle or Crossroads Redwood. I know the coaches but not enough to make a recommendation. Do you own one or have a recommendation beyond what they may say in New York City? Thanks guys
Mondooker 08/31/22 09:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Do you own the New River Ranch by Columbus?

There are so many little things to like about the River Ranch. I’m 6’3” so the 7’ ceiling height throughout the Coach is important. The residential Insignia stove that’s Turkey size. The 26 CF refrigerator with water and ice in the door. Huge stainless steel sink and nice size pantry. The theater seating has the wide armrest and cushion size so two adults can actually sit in comfort without touching and being right on top of each other. The super large shower, the fireplace in the master and TV built into a televator and not just hanging on the wall like some last minute item. The space between the bed and dresser is nice and wide. And let’s not forget the new Firefly system that runs the Coach. If there’s a better control system for an RV I’ve not seen it! And let’s not forget the large 36” entry door. The pinbox is the best in the business as is the water bay. The 50 amp take up reel will hold up to 30 foot and we haven’t even talked about over 500 CF of storage space. Oh and the walls are Azdel, the basement floor is one solid piece composet floor and the same thing is true under all the slides. No painted over fiberboard baby! A lot of really good, well thought out stuff in the River Ranch. A lot of stuff done right ands it’s just going into year three. I’ve looked at a lot of fifth wheels and RR has a lot going for her!
Mondooker 07/31/22 09:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Do you own the New River Ranch by Columbus?

Hi cj99, What you mentioned about the wiring, are you talking about your River Ranch or RV’s in general? I was told the wiring in the RR is very easy to get too and is easy to work on because of the full basement. Is that right? Another guy said it’s an excellent 4 season coach. Do you agree with that? He has the 3 roof airs. And the 12 gal water heater.
Mondooker 07/30/22 12:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Do you own the New River Ranch by Columbus?

My coach has been with the Columbus service center the last few months. They took care of why it was sent up there. And the other PDI issues they found. One guy said “You’ll end up with the best built River Ranch there is”! I don’t drink, but I’ll drink to that! And I agree with you, the build quality of late has been very poor. I saw a video of a new VanLee Beacon and was amazed at some of the shoddy workmanship. And they’re a high end coach
Mondooker 07/30/22 07:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Do you own the New River Ranch by Columbus?

Palomino RV Makes a number of products that are inexpensive, like truck campers etc and that’s more of where negative comment comes from. From what I’ve seen Columbus has a good reputation. And of course River Ranch is their flagship! The 2023’s mark the 3ed year for River Ranch and I’d be very surprised if QC doesn’t go up with it. Hope springs eternal!
Mondooker 07/30/22 06:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Do you own the New River Ranch by Columbus?

Thanks for that information cj99, I hope to see my 392MB (with the bunkhouse/office) next week. Mine has the 3 Coleman low profile roof airs. They are each 15000 BTU (specs all for 13500) which should keep things pretty cool. It’s been a long slog but Columbus has been as good to work with as anyone could imagine. That made things a little easier to deal with for sure. It sounds like you’ve had some issues but remain happy with your choice. I’ve looked at about every fifth wheel out there. And the River Ranch remains the clear winner to fulfill the needs of our family. I’ll report back when I get the Coach as to it’s fit and finish.
Mondooker 07/29/22 08:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Getting propane tanks in and out

Both points are well taken guys and I thank you for each opinion. As we age both opinions apply depending on the day? :)
Mondooker 07/14/22 06:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Getting propane tanks in and out

As Cummins12V98, so delicately said, the 1/3 tank is not a reasonable approach. Not if you need to run your genny for the evening for the air conditioning. That 1/3 tank would be swallowed up in a hurry.
Mondooker 07/13/22 06:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Getting propane tanks in and out

Hi BO, Even for the younger folks these large tanks are difficult to deal with. I’m surprised, especially for a fifth wheel, that someone hasn’t come up with an easy way to get them in and out. Just putting them on a slide would help but getting them up and dow so much the better. Even as a $200 option, I’d pay it in a minute. Even the Macho-Men would because it would help in resale.
Mondooker 07/13/22 06:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Getting propane tanks in and out

I'm sure I'll get all this figured out. I just remember when I went for my PDI the salesman had all kinds of trouble getting the 30# tank out and it was empty. Ever since then my coach has been at the manufacturer fixing a couple problems. I should have it back soon and I'm trying to be pro active and the tanks stuck in my mind. I'm sure I'll make it work.
Mondooker 06/30/22 07:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Getting propane tanks in and out

I don’t know about anyone else but I’m learning a bunch from this thread. I didn’t know you paid more by swapping tanks. I guess it makes sense but I didn’t know it. Do the tank swapping companies keep the 10 under the 10 year certification limit?
Mondooker 06/29/22 06:28pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Getting propane tanks in and out

The tanks you’d trade at Walmart are they 15’s or 20’s? Interestingly I don’t recall anyone saying they carry extra propane in the truck bed?
Mondooker 06/29/22 05:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Getting propane tanks in and out

Hey Cummins12V98, That’s great information and the pictures really helped pull it all together. Thanks for that. I’d like to be able to put a pull out tray on mine but not sure I have the vertical clearance for it? Someone said go from 30 Gal to 20 to gain space. But I really don’t want to lose 20 gals of propane. I’m frankly surprised someone hasn’t devised an elevator system, maybe like a tire Jack.
Mondooker 06/29/22 10:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Getting propane tanks in and out

Having the tanks on a tray has to be helpful and is something I’ll look into. I’ll add them if possible. And Michelle, what you neglected to tell us is your an Olympic weight lifter. I can brag on myself a little because I bought 10 pound dumbbells and use them almost everyday. Ok, I cut them in half, ok thirds, but I use em!
Mondooker 06/28/22 02:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Getting gas with long trailer?

Hi mlight and I hear that. I’ll do that as well… Almost out of gas with no place in sight with a large 5’er is no fun!
Mondooker 06/27/22 09:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Getting gas with long trailer?

Hi ol Bombero-JC, I’m sure there’s something in there somewhere I can use. :) One of them is get gas (not diesel) well before you need it! See how I paraphrased there? Yah I got the 7.3 Godzilla engine. That is one fantastic engine but it does requiring refueling and that’s for sure!
Mondooker 06/26/22 02:39pm Fifth-Wheels
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