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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.

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I the Hubby as issues with the ceilings, I would stay away from Front Living Room floor plans as that makes your main living area in the nose where ceiling height is approx 6'6". Many of the Rear Living Room floor plans even have a Ceiling Fan to give you an idea of how high the ceilings are.
Alot will depend on what your budget is and your length limit may cramp your style. We started out with a 35' unit and while it was big enough we had very little counter space.


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The terms used in trailers are.

Full Profile - these are the ones where the roof is straight across giving you the maximum height in the back of the trailers. Usually associated with high-end and expensive (usually)

Mid Profile - Just like it sounds somewhere in the middle

Low Profile - These are the ones with the lowest ceiling. Usually cheaper brands.

That being said, this isn't usually listed in the marketing material, but the salesperson usually knows.


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We have a Bighorn elite series. All the Bighorn model ending in el have straight high roof lines. If you want to winter in Arizona, Texas or Florida RV resorts, then you you should be aware of the 10 year age rule that is on the books of most RV resorts in the snowbird areas. It is not always applied, but it is there to keep shabby and/or older units out.

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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!

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At 6'4" I'm definitely sensitive to ceiling height in RVs and this is one of the reasons I love a 5th wheel. I've never noticed (or even considered) a relationship between the outside appearance and the interior ceiling. The main/living area of most 5th wheels is HUGE. The front bedroom areas can be limited, of course. I'd take hubby to an RV show and have him walk through a bunch of different units. I think the whole premise here is a bit off.

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