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Old 08-31-2015, 08:17 PM   #1
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5th wheel bunkhouse with dinette

We currently have a 2010 Rockwood 8265WS. Really enjoy the times we get to travel. We are not full time. The longest time we have travelled was last year going around the Gulf Coast. Had a great time with our friends. We are now thinking a bunkhouse would give grandkids a better bed than current 5er. Trying to stay under 33 feet, but I would also like a free standing table & chairs. Perhaps this is an option, but looking at rvt.com and Craigslist I am not seeing the combination. Any ideas? I pull with a 2012 F-250 with 6.7 power stroke. Have never had a problem with current trailer. Trying to stay under 12000 GVWR if possible.
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Old 09-10-2015, 12:52 AM   #2
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We looked at about every bunkhouse on the market last year, before buyng our Montana. I don't recall any dinette models in the <33' range. However, I suppose anything can be custom ordered or modified.
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Old 09-10-2015, 06:11 PM   #3
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Mine is a 2015 Prime Time Crusader 370 BHQ, has everything you are talking about but it is 40' vs. your 33' goal. After looking at lots of floor plans the bunk house was a must for us and the kids LOVE it. They will sit in there half the day and play legos or watch cartoons just because its their own space and wife and I love it because the rest of the coach stays clean. Ours also has a half bath with a separate entrance connected to the bunk house so no messy kids tracking dirt through the rest of the coach. Here's a pic of the boys playing on our last trip
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Old 09-10-2015, 11:33 PM   #4
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Yep, we looked at that model Crusader as well. It's very nice!

I think most of the free standing dinette models will be bigger/heavier than you're looking for. That's exactly why we upgraded our truck to a 2014 Ram 3500 last year. If you want to keep it under 12k loaded, ask the dealer if they can take out the booth and install a dinette in an under 33' model. You might sacrifice your comfy seating, as most in the shorter models use the booth for seating while watching TV.

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Many of the bunkhouse trailers have two bathrooms, are extra long (41'), and too heavy for a 3/4 ton truck to tow.

I found the Grand Design 323BHS bunkhouse to be 11K lbs. dry and 2K pin weight--about the max I want to tow with my diesel 3/4 ton.

The bunkhouse has a leather J bed with a fold down bed above. And there are 1 small bunk and a wider bunk on the left. The back of the bedroom has room for a 31" television. I use it as my tv room as I watch different shows from my wife. And our grandkids love having their own private domain.

We went for the SuperSofa option which is 12" of heavenly leather loveseat/recliners (wallhuggers.) It does away with the dinette, but we eat outside most of the time anyway.

And we love the outside kitchen with 4 1/2" electric fridge, 2 burner stove top, microwave, sink and a propane grill.
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For bunkhouse 5ers on the shorter and lighter end, I have found Forest River's Wildcat (like the 312QBX) to have the most creative floorplans and use of space. (although no free standing dinette on this particular one)
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How about a Cougar 336BHSWE? We have a 2011 322QBS and we love it
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Old 09-14-2015, 10:01 AM   #8
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Thanks

We appreciate your help with our search. Maybe lose a couple of inches around the waist so the dinette isn't as snug! We love traveling so will look into options.

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If you were able to go up 4 feet from your target size and were ok with used, I would recommend a 2012 Keystone Laredo 335TG with the blue ribbon package. That is just over 37' and the package replaced the booth with a table, and also came with the level up system. There were a bunch of other options in the package and we love ours. Good luck with your search.
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Old 10-07-2015, 07:41 PM   #10
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I believe the Montana high country has a bunk house that's around that weight. But its about 37' as well. Its big yes but you can get what you want. The 2013 is in your figures and you can get the table and chairs as an option.
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Our 2015 Montana HC 340BH is exactly 40' from the front cap to the bumper, and it weighs in at about 14000 pounds with 3000 of that on the pin when fully loaded. That might be a bit heavy.

I liked the 33-35' Cougars with the long sofa/booth. Those were a bit cheaper, and a LOT lighter at 10-12k loaded. Even lighter than the High Country line.
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We have a 2016 Coachman Chaparral 39QSMB - Great center bunkroom (upper bunkbed, couch that folds out to a queen), and love that our kids/grandkids can keep all their crap in there; my space remains clean. Love this floorplan because it allows for a full living room (2 theater chairs, couch) and a dinette. Click image for larger version

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We have a 2016 Coachman Chaparral 39QSMB - Great center bunkroom (upper bunkbed, couch that folds out to a queen), and love that our kids/grandkids can keep all their crap in there; my space remains clean. Love this floorplan because it allows for a full living room (2 theater chairs, couch) and a dinette. Attachment 109535
Wow, what a great floorplan! If I had seen this before we bought our Crusader I might have gone a different direction
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We are looking at the fr sandpiper 371 rebh. Pretty much same floor plan as coachman. Just shy of 43' long.
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