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memilanuk

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I was doing some 'research' today on various shorter (< ~30 ft) fifth wheel trailers, kind of compiling a list of likely models, and taking some notes about specific features that sounded interesting.

One model/series, the Dutchmen Aerolite/Astoria line, mentions the following in the promo blurb:

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Tallest Bedroom Height in Mid-Pro Fifth Wheel Segment

The Astoria delivers a long list of standard features to elevate your RV travel, including the tallest bedroom height in the mid-pro fifth wheel segment


Unfortunately, I can't see where they say what the ceiling height actually *is*.


Being 6'4", the usual ~72-74" ceiling height, combined with the raised platforms alongside the bed, of most small to mid size 5'ers has always been something that bugged me. Certainly not a deal breaker, but all things equal, I'd prefer one I don't have to 'remember' to not stand up all the way.

Besides the Astoria, anyone know of other models/lines that tend towards taller ceiling heights? Mostly just curious - if we find a model that checks all the other boxes and the ceiling is a fuzz low, well, it is what it is.

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Your ceiling height in a front bedroom model is limited by the 13.5 ft max trailer height combined with the required clearance of your truck bed rails. So it is pretty easy to tell interior bedroom ceiling height by looking at the outside of the trailer. You either want a complete flat roof line like on many toy haulers or one that climbs toward the front and is flat to the cap. Any slope approaching the cap costs headroom.

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just sold my 5er because of the low ceiling and the 3 steps.


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Look for rear bedroom 5ers.


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stickdog wrote:

Look for rear bedroom 5ers.


Note the part where I'm looking at small, as in =< 30 ft.

Find me a rear BR floor plan in that size fifth wheel trailer, of *any* make or model.

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Have you looked at the Northwood Grande Rhonde 27-5L? 29'-9"

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I'm only 6'3" and have had to duck under most stuff.. My feet hang over most beds.. In my little TT, I have to duck to go out the door or hit my head.. I just barely clear the ceiling as it is.. I can't even fit in the shower, so it's a large storage closet now.

My head hits the ceiling on my folks 5th wheel too, but it's just hitting... [emoticon]

And it's a full size 32', #12,000 GVWR 5ver that I would never want to own.. ha, ha..

Anyway, good luck with it all...

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goducks10 wrote:

Have you looked at the Northwood Grande Rhonde 27-5L? 29'-9"


It's on the list... under "I wish"!

Sadly, that little porker would put my '12 F250 CCSB 4x4 over the limit on *several* ratings. Kinda crazy to need that much carrying capacity for that small of a trailer.

I wasn't aware that they had good headroom as well as everything else that they bring to the table?

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MitchF150 wrote:

I'm only 6'3" and have had to duck under most stuff.. My feet hang over most beds.. In my little TT, I have to duck to go out the door or hit my head.. I just barely clear the ceiling as it is.. I can't even fit in the shower, so it's a large storage closet now.


Yikes. Our current TT, a Cougar 28RLSWE, is pretty good as far as head room, other than the door going from the walk-thru bathroom to the main living area. Definitely gotta duck to clear that one. As for the feet hanging over the bed... I got used to that back in the Navy, on submarines. At least my feet *can* hang over the end; beats the heck out of having to sleep in the fetal position in a coffin bunk [emoticon]

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memilanuk wrote:

goducks10 wrote:

Have you looked at the Northwood Grande Rhonde 27-5L? 29'-9"


It's on the list... under "I wish"!

Sadly, that little porker would put my '12 F250 CCSB 4x4 over the limit on *several* ratings. Kinda crazy to need that much carrying capacity for that small of a trailer.

I wasn't aware that they had good headroom as well as everything else that they bring to the table?


In the video on their web site for the 27-5L the guy doing the walk through says he's 6'2" when he standing in the shower. In the bedroom it looks like 6'4" would just touch right at the front shirt wards. FWIW

Anyway are you looking new or used?

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