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jwfrede

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I am presently looking at new fifth wheels in the 35 ft and less category.

I am especially interested in ones that might have bigger windows. I see that once you get to about 32 ft there are some with a rear dinette in the living area with windows on 3 sides. There seem to be some with larger windows than others.

Does anyone know which brands might have larger windows in the rear living area?


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Get thee to some RV shows, if you can find any. I had a salesman tell me that windows are very expensive to put in RV's and so the cheaper the RV construction the fewer and smaller the windows.


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also that windows take up the space that cabinets could occupy so there may be a trade-off.
The analogy is wanting a larger bathroom which, in turn, takes up space for living areas that are used more often.


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agesilaus wrote:

Get thee to some RV shows, if you can find any. I had a salesman tell me that windows are very expensive to put in RV's and so the cheaper the RV construction the fewer and smaller the windows.


Yes, one good RV show would do it. Haven't been to any in a long time and nothing scheduled soon. Hence, my post. I figure the Harrisburg RV in Sept is probably the next big one near me that actually has a chance of happening.

I'll be on the road most of the summer. Actually, I'll be in a number of places on a 10 week trip to Idaho/Wash, best plan may be to walk the campgrounds.

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I'll be on the road most of the summer. Actually, I'll be in a number of places on a 10 week trip to Idaho/Wash, best plan may be to walk the campgrounds.


That or walk around RV dealers when you pass one, if you can find any with stock on the lots.

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Bigger window equals reduce cabinet space for storage, more heat gain in the summer and more heat loss in the winter. Nope I want one with smaller windows.

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You need at least one large picture type window for those western views. Whats the use of having a great view of the Tetons otherwise?

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We have a Grand Design Reflection 303 RLS and it has great Windows! Nice big windows for great views. A nice pantry for storage, and you can get to the fridge (one door) and the bathroom with slides in.

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You are not alone appreciating more & larger windows. So many models today must be like living in a submarine. I want to let the light in & see the view on the outside. I count 12 windows in my 2007 Alpenlite. All but the big rear one opening. Roof hatches don't count.


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One of the reasons we bough the FW we did was it's short length and almost 360 degree view. We love all the windows.


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