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Old 09-30-2010, 04:33 PM   #1
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5'er w/front living room

anyone out there have a 5'er with a front living room?
do you like it?
what make / model do you have?


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Old 09-30-2010, 06:39 PM   #2
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I saw this model on the lot. We liked it but preferred the large windows in the living room vice the bedroom on this model.
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Old 10-04-2010, 08:31 AM   #3
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I've never been in one personally, but talked to someone who has. He said he felt kind of isolated up there, and that it got warm with the video/audio equipment running.
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I've been inside some front-living room models, and while they're nice, I wouldn't want one because of constantly having to run up and down the stairs...many more times than if the bedroom is upstairs.
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Old 10-04-2010, 02:04 PM   #5
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I've had A front BR and our Current model is a Front LR, I prefer it IMMENSELY over the older floor plan. We spend a lot of time out at the Beach, the Windows are plenty large enough to enjoy the View, Plus with the LR up Top This makes for a much larger Bedroom Area. as it is not restricted in size by the Overhang. Ours also "Feels" much more open with the added area open to all when you enter the Unit.
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Old 10-04-2010, 02:56 PM   #6
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Our neighbors had a 1981 Nomad fifth wheel with a front living room. They had it for almost 10 years and loved it. We did a lot of camping with them, their rig was larger than ours, so on rainy days we would gather in the LR to watch movies etc. The would have bought another front living room rig, but they weren't available until recently, so they have a big Jacyo now.
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Had both front living room and front bedroom units... I currently have a front living room and flat love it over the rear lounge units. I can sit up high and still have a view over most of the campground and scenery. Yes you end up running up and down the stairs more but it's not bad - 3 treads up. Yes it gets warmer up there in the summer but in the winter it's good because of the same reason. The other thing that I like is as mentioned that the unit just feels bigger than it is. All my friends that have RV's comment that it just feels more open than my last 5th wheel (same size) that was a rear living room. I think that my next one will be a front living room when I get tired of this one. I was told before I bought one that once you have a front living room you don't want to go back... I figured it was because you couldn't give it away and they were stuck with it - but after having one I now understand that you can't peel it out of my hands....
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Thanks to everyone for their responses! I have been out of touch for a while but back now. Thanks again!

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it was a 36flqs or 38flqsif i remember correctly
it had two opposing slides up front and really was a sharp layout
fireplace and huge flat screen up front
and even a small desk.
but it was up three steps after you entered the coach
it also had a slide out kitchen on the road side and the rear bedroom had a road side slide

i almost purchased it... but then i changed my mind because of another floorplan that fit us better
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I had a front living room fiver back in the 90s. If I go with a fiver again it will be a front living room model. I really liked the layout. I am not so sure I am all that excited about the fireplace, I think it would be better used as storage.
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And I recall there were some models that had the kitchen up there.....
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WE have looked at some of the front LR units you loose storage area onside the trailer on the ones we looked at. So, I prefer the front BR with lots of storage.

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We looked at the new montana with the front living room but the lack of outside storage was really an issue and above all when your around a campfire with eight other fiver' owners and mention montana's and people roll their eyes and start telling horror stories about the manufactuer that really put a cork in it!

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