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Old 07-13-2016, 09:57 AM   #15
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We walked around the park and spoke to a couple of people that currently live in the park. They gave us some tips on the water lines. Camping World sells an electric attachment that one owner showed us. The other one showed us what looked to be a tube type thing. We make sure to tell any dealer we need to make sure we are protected from any freezing that may happen. Although on Fidalgo Island in WA State you may get an occasional freeze, but not too likely. Protecting ourselves will be paramount. The couple FW we looked at were four season and wrapped.

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Old 07-15-2016, 11:14 PM   #16
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Probably want to get a good hardwired electrical and surge protection device. Many people swear by the Progressive Industries devices.

If you are truly going to be parking it and not moving it at all, I would get the largest unit that meets your criteria (price, floorplan and ability to tow to your location). You aren't going to have issues with lugging around a big trailer, length limitations in campgrounds, etc. So go as big as possible to give you the most available sq/ft.

You can sacrifice convenience things like auto leveling systems, upgraded suspensions/braking systems, upgraded pin box, upgraded tires, etc in favor of residential appliances and interior comforts. There is no point in having those items which make towing easier if you will never tow it.

Generator and/or solar prep are probably not worth it unless you think that the campground elec grid may be shaky. Exterior kitchen and exterior grill hook up may replace those items as you may use them more.

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Old 07-16-2016, 11:28 AM   #17
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Look under the surface more than bed and fridge. Those can always be upgraded. Construction materials and design can't be changed like a mattress can. So check carefully what kind of materials and how well is it built? Not so obvious but very important. Look for "residential fifth wheels" to find the high end models like mobile suites, redwood, lifestyle.
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Old 07-23-2016, 08:29 PM   #18
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Ahhhhh, very good thoughts. Never looked or thought of it that way. Adding to my checklist. Thank you so much.
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Old 09-14-2016, 09:20 AM   #19
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Recommend looking at Grand Design too.
Poor quality on their forums tons of repairs on these says costomer service good but i saw too many problems on lots of things poor wuality control
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Old 09-14-2016, 04:37 PM   #20
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Poor quality on their forums tons of repairs on these says costomer service good but i saw too many problems on lots of things poor wuality control
Only small issues with our's so far. Purchased new in April and put over 30 nights and 3,000 miles on her this summer.

In this price range, you will have a hard time beating the quality IMHO (I've read, shopped, and researched a ton before making the purchase). You can search this forum and GD's forum and find many who are happy with Grand Design. We may have to agree to disagree on this one. I would recommend actually crawling under one and going through it in person. It shouldn't take long to see the opposite of what you shared.

Take care...happy travels.
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Old 09-14-2016, 08:42 PM   #21
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You've received good advice.

We prefer a good queen size mattress in a fifth wheel as they provide so much better walk around room in the bedroom. My wife and I have sufficient space.

We also got the gas grill option with a swing around mount on the rear bumper.

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