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Old 07-07-2014, 07:00 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Scottybdivin View Post
I am in the same situation as the OP. The reason I went with a 5th wheel is because I need a heavy duty pickup for work and it basically pays for itself. Therefore, my TV is virtually free. However, after 13K mi in two years with two large dogs in the back seat, a DP is sounding better all the time. At the end of a long travel day, we are all pretty sick of being on top of each other. Moving about freely in a MH sounds so relaxing and would make for a much more enjoyable experience. Not to mention the time saving advantage of being able to fix a sandwich of use the bathroom while moving. I know that is taboo, but it's possible just like on a plane. You can easily spend $120K-150K on a new pickup and 5th wheel. That will buy a pretty nice gently used high end MH.
On the bold, that nails it for me as well. I COULD NOT make this justification, and went DP for that reason.

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Old 07-07-2014, 07:45 AM   #16
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It's a fact that air level doesn't have quite the range of hydraulic. That being said, in 7 years full time and doing a fair amount of traveling, I have never had a problem with achieving level.

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Old 07-07-2014, 07:56 AM   #17
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We went to a DP from 5th Wheel about 4 years ago after we retired and now live full time in ours. We would not go back to the 5th wheel. However, if you do not use your RV much a 5th wheel sits much better than a DP. Just my .02 worth.
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I wish they did too. If I had the money I would buy a second one and give it to my daughter. I know where there are two new ones still on the lot.
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I might ad, even though in have a used DP, a good gasser motorhome would also been great choice. Keep a open mind. Fleetwood, Tiffin, or Winnebago.
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We made switch from 2008 Cardinal 5th wheel to Tiffin 36LA gas coach and could not be happier. Best decision we ever made as we had been looking at Cameo's and Mobile Suites units

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