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Old 04-19-2015, 11:58 AM   #1
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5th wheel question

We are thinking about buying a 5th wheel with Front Step up Living room. Has anyone on line had one? What are the positives and negatives of going that way?

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Old 04-19-2015, 01:21 PM   #2
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I can't speak to a front living room, never owned one. I do want to explain that you should be hesitant putting your email address as it appears. Consider changing it to something like this: pauljuddatmstardotnett. That way the robotic scanners will not detect it when scanning the internet.
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You might get many more responses if you post in the 5th wheel discussion.
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Old 04-19-2015, 03:05 PM   #4
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Old 04-20-2015, 06:44 AM   #5
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we have some friends who own a big sky with the front living room and have learned a few things. The love seats are in both of the slides up top and are on a 6" lip. When standing to get in/out of loveseat, you have to watch you head if you are over 6'. You also can not replace their loveseats with anything else as they are specifically made for the slide out area. On the plus, the kitchen and bathroom are large. Plenty of room in both. You do not feel confined in the bathroom or shower area. Go with what makes you feel comfortable.
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Old 04-20-2015, 09:03 AM   #6
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Army Guy made a good point about the seating in the slide. Most RV furniture isn't made all that well. Not like good quality home furniture anyway. So if you want to replace it 5 years down the road you won't be able too.

Also the upper portions of 5th wheels, whether being a bedroom or living room will tend to get hotter. Hot air rises. So even on mildly warm days it will be noticeably warmer upstairs. You may need to run the AC on those days. If you can, have them hookup to elec and sit up there and listen to the AC. Can you still watch tv or have a decent conversation while it's running? Not all AC's are quiet and vice versa
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Old 04-20-2015, 09:17 AM   #7
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Never been in or seen a front living room. The folks I have talked with about it say it is a nice option and they would consider it for their next unit.

If you are considering one I would spend some time in one of them at the dealership. Get rid of the salesman and pretend you are living in it for a while. Does the headroom work for you? How does the rest of the floor plan work? Could you spend several days in it due to inclement weather?

IMO you can replace anything you want. Sometimes it costs more money than others. You can have custom furniture built or build it yourself if you have the skill. Just a matter of doing it.

Back bedroom will generally be quieter for sleeping as you will be away from the street.

I would guess that the use of the living room may be liimited if you spend much time outside.

Question I have is the bathroom and the bedroom on the same level? For those late night potty breaks.
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Old 04-20-2015, 04:24 PM   #8
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We have a grand Design Solitude 379FL. it has the front lounge, very comfortable reclining love seat, 2 fold out queen size hide a beds in front. We have the premier queen Sleep number bed. Biggest selling feature was door in bedroom in case I want to get out in a hurry. Bath is on same level as bed room. Refrigerator, bath and bed are all accessible with slides in. Have to climb over bed

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Why I like living room in back. I like to have a view and out the back window I can. I have never had a front living room but don't see how they can compete when it comes to having a view.
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Old 04-24-2015, 10:06 PM   #10
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Most I have seen has extra slides also. More to give trouble maybe.

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