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RE: Length and Height

Sorry so slow to respond. Learning about the language of profiles helps a lot. I'll be checking out Bighorns, more Alfas, etc. I didn't know about the 10 year age rule. I'm actually less worried about the age per se but more about modifications I want to make, like adding a pop-up kinda sorta roof over the bedroom area. And I'm hoping to add a long fold-down porch, door side, with poles holding up an awning. I'm worried these things would look peculiar going in and raise some RV part managers' alarm bells. Worse still, what if they let you in, then you popped up the roof and folded out the porch, and *then* were asked to leave!
tem3000 06/23/19 11:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Length and Height

Wow, thank you, that's sooooo helpful. I've been looking for something like a PDI list but didn't know what to call it. That's incredibly comprehensive and helps newbies like me who can't trust instinct on anything and don't even know what to look for. Good point about having a trial run. I'll look into it. The ceilings of the TT's we visited were were way too low for my husband, flat or not. Based on your responses, I feel like I'm making an issue out of a non-issue.I'm guessing that I just need to keep looking and step inside more until one feels just right. Thank you all for your help and perspectives.
tem3000 06/18/19 04:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Length and Height

Excellent, I'll look at those, thank you. And since I'm looking at oldies, I'll check out the Forest Rivers and see which ones might have the flat lines. Thanks again.
tem3000 06/15/19 08:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Length and Height

I agree! I'm not noticing when we're inside of one already. You and I know that. But in order to clinch (cinch?) the mobile retirement deal, I have to break down every barrier he tosses out. And convincing him that we're getting a 5th wheel with the undeniably, most consistently high ceilings on the market (!) will be the last one! That's why I'm paying so much attention to that aspect.
tem3000 06/15/19 04:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Length and Height

I'm afraid I used shorthand. It's my husband who is worried about it feeling spacious enough. I've come very close to convincing him that our retirement shall be on the road. However. We first went down the tiny house path and went to a show, touring all kinds of houses. His response was something like, "No way. It feels like a bowling alley in here. The bigger ones feel like a longer bowling alley." Fair enough. So I started looking at TT's then eventually 5th wheels, largely because of the (generally) higher ceilings. And of course the slides counter the bowling alley effect. I persuaded him to go to an RV show. We toured all kinds of TT's and 5ers. The 5ers where the only things that came close. He said he just wished the ceilings didn't taper so much at the back. I thought this was all waaaaaay too much for an initial post, hence the shorthand. So, essentially, I'm looking for something I can show him and say, "See? The ceilings look pretty high, and they remain that way until (just before?) the very end." He's actually come around to the travelling retirement, he's just holding out for something he has more confidence in that he won't feel confined. Second Chance, from what you and others have written, I'm absolutely convinced he'd feel at home easily. I know I sure am. It's just getting him in the darn thing. Thank you both for responding. BTW, I'm looking in the 28'-34' area.
tem3000 06/15/19 12:21pm Fifth-Wheels
Length and Height

Hi all, first post here. I'm looking to buy a used 5er, gussy it up, and hit the road later this year. I've been lurking here and elsewhere for ages to be as prepared as I can, but there's one question I still have. I'm a relatively short guy so I'm not worried about the height in the bedroom, but I am concerned about having as much sense of space as possible in the rig since I'll be travelling for extended periods. My question then is what manufacturers tend to have not just high interiors but the most level roof lines. So far, I've been looking at Alfa's from 2000-2008 or so because they seem to have the highest ceilings, the tallest slides, and a roof line that looks straight/flat all the way from the front of the bedroom to the very back. Anyone out there have or know of an Alfa that can confirm this? Since that seems consistent across all Alfa's - at least during that period - I thought I'd check in here to see if people know of particular manufacturers that have a reputation for the same sort of things, high ceilings and level roof lines. I'm guessing not all manufacturers are as consistent as Alfa seems to be, but I thought I'd take a stab anyway! I did a search for this topic on the forum and didn't find anything other than a thread about tall people and bedroom heights. If this is a duplicate, apologies and please point me to the thread!
tem3000 06/15/19 08:52am Fifth-Wheels
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