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Old 03-17-2019, 05:04 PM   #1
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Best Quality Full Time for 2?

Just joined this site and am looking for a new, quality 5th wheel that is designed for full time living for 2. We just started looking - suggestions?
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Old 03-17-2019, 05:35 PM   #2
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We've been pretty happy full timing for the past 2 years in our Grand Designs Momentum 376th.
Lots of storage, full floor plan living space.
Grand Designs Momentum trailers are purpose built for fulltiming and they warranty them as such.
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Old 03-17-2019, 06:18 PM   #3
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Thanks! We just toured a Grand Design Solitude today and loved it! Very high quality compared to the others we saw at the RV show.
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In order of priority: a functioning galley (lots of counter space). A weekend warrior trailer is not the sam as a fulltime trailer. Big fridge. You don't want to have to run out to the market everyday. Large water tank. 60gal found on many is fine for a weekend however it is useless if you want to do things like music festivals that can be 3-4 nights of dry camping.

Size matters. If there are any plans of using many of the older state parks or NP CGs once you go over 34-36' LOA site availability gets tough. Bigger is not better.

Get brutal. Set out the parameters then start eliminating models. Very soon you will be down to only a few possibles. The high tankage requirement will eliminate a bunch of builders.
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Thanks! We just toured a Grand Design Solitude today and loved it! Very high quality compared to the others we saw at the RV show.
Look under the hood. We got a Solitude 5 months ago and I have been disappointed in some of the design flaws and poor execution. Not saying they are worse than others but not sure they are much better.
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Just joined this site and am looking for a new, quality 5th wheel that is designed for full time living for 2. We just started looking - suggestions?
Price range and towing capability?
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Old 03-17-2019, 07:19 PM   #7
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Are you buying the FW, or truck first, because one will dictate the others weight capacity. True full time units are not light weight.
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Just joined this site and am looking for a new, quality 5th wheel that is designed for full time living for 2. We just started looking - suggestions?
KZ Durango Gold, the very best build quality in their price point.
Head and shoulders above the rest. You may find some with more flash but KZ's build quality is the very best.
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Cant beat Northwood or OutdoorRV products. Both built on in house frames not some Lippert crud. Their heavy so you would want to be sure to have enough truck.
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Old 03-18-2019, 06:39 AM   #11
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Best quality is subject to wallet size. Best would be for example. Anderson Mobile Estate for around 2 million.

Next would be a Spacekraft or New Horizon for around 250k.

Towing capacity is whole other subject. Anything Less then a MDT wont cut it in those categories maybe even a Volvo Semi truck.

Wallet size is key when determining best. Best in industry or best for money spent?
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Price range and towing capability?
We're looking at hopefully no more than $70K and not buying a TV as we're planning on moving it only 2x's / yr.
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If I was looking at the "best" 5th wheel, I'd most likely have New Horizons on the short list along with Spacecraft.
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We're looking at hopefully no more than $70K and not buying a TV as we're planning on moving it only 2x's / yr.
at 70k budget. My advice buy a used high end rig youll get more value for the dollar spent.
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