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Old 04-06-2016, 04:02 PM   #1
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5th wheel for eight - NOT

Why do all these fifth wheels come with sofas and seating for eight? We don't want to entertain. We want to spend time with just the two of us. How about a desk option? Or some cabinet space instead of all that seating.

And we want to live in it full time. Who makes a quality fifth wheel for full time living - that doesn't seat a baseball team?
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I love the spaciousness of the new 5'ers and wish I could make myself go that route instead of a DP.

I have to admit I never really thought about too much seating though. You make a good point and hopefully someone has an answer to your question.

Good luck!
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I love the spaciousness of the new 5'ers and wish I could make myself go that route instead of a DP.

I have to admit I never really thought about too much seating though. You make a good point and hopefully someone has an answer to your question.

Good luck!
Today we want a fifth wheel. We wanted a DP yesterday. Day before that we wanted a fifth wheel. Day before that we wanted a DP. Day before that we wanted a fifth wheel. Day before that......

Tomorrow we'll want a dirigible I guess!
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Actually, you probably have comfortable seating for 4. Probably the same number your rig can comfortably sleep.

You can get rigs with desks or you can remove existing "extra" seating or delete it from the factory if you buy new. That's the beauty of this life style. You can configure your rig any way you want, as long as it fits.
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Old 04-07-2016, 04:30 PM   #6
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Why do all these fifth wheels come with sofas and seating for eight? We don't want to entertain. We want to spend time with just the two of us. How about a desk option? Or some cabinet space instead of all that seating.

And we want to live in it full time. Who makes a quality fifth wheel for full time living - that doesn't seat a baseball team?
Look at the Northwood stuff. They are heavy and well built. We didn't like them as they lacked room inside compared to others we have looked at.
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My Cardinal is 40+' and sleeps 3 comfortably. Just the way we like it. Daughter will be going to college soon. We have a king bed and soon the couch will never covert to a bed again! LOL

Why anyone would buy one with bunks and not need them is beyond me. I guess there's a market for them. Just not me.
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Our 5vr had a 2 seater sofa in small slide out.
Removed it.......installed desk/work center from Ikea

Replaced the OEM recliners (FLex-steel) with higher quality recliner/swivel chairs.

Biggest challenge....good measurements before so you know new will fit thru entry door
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Drv makes good quality 5'rs. Used ones like Travel Supreme, NuWa and Excel are good. Drv will customize, for a price.
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Why anyone would buy one with bunks and not need them is beyond me. I guess there's a market for them. Just not me.
I also am not a bunk guy. But we looked at the Reflection 357? Bunk Model and really liked it. The bunk was in the form of a spare room that would make a great office/storage/dog room. The deal breaker was it was 41' long and I'd need to upgrade trucks to tow it. But for a bunkhouse it was cool.
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