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Old 12-20-2015, 04:27 PM   #29
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Set up with a 5th wheel is easy with auto level . Pull the pin and pull out . Hit auto level and done. Everything else is the same as far as set up goes. On board gen drawback is limited amt of propane.
Pluses are no drive train to deal with and you can use your tow for other things. Quality .... well just research . If you don't like driving a pickup or backing in trls then l would just go find a bigger DP. Good luck.
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Yeah, but my wife has a hard time making the leap from the truck to our fiver when she needs to pee, though she is getting better at it. The motor homes we had were less a challenge for her.
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Old 12-20-2015, 08:54 PM   #31
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Yeah, but my wife has a hard time making the leap from the truck to our fiver when she needs to pee, though she is getting better at it. The motor homes we had were less a challenge for her.
I just tied a rope from the truck door handle back to the fiver door.
My wife can hand over hand and leg over leg at 70mph back to the fiver no problem.

We don't need to pull over for a pee.
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Old 12-20-2015, 09:07 PM   #32
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I hate it when other people get all the good ideas.

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Old 12-22-2015, 08:00 AM   #33
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Question:do 5th wheels come with electric and propane heat? I know some do not. Thanks
Ours also has a propane furnace and heat pump/air conditioner.
In addition, most of the newer 5th wheels also have an electric fireplace which we find normally does the job to keep the chill off.
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Old 12-22-2015, 09:24 AM   #34
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Thanks everyone for your input! A lot of good information has been shared here. We actually talked to a sales person yesterday and could tell him what we wanted as far as the inverter, six point leveling etc. What he showed us wasn't near what we wanted and I think we impressed him somewhat with the knowledge we have! So, I'll keep coming back to this thread and looking for the information shared here. Someone earlier suggested a bigger MH with more slides. We have a 5 1/2 year old that came into our life after we got the DP. HE needs his own room and space.....as we do too!!......so another MH isn't a solution for us right now. We are trying to keep our "dream" of full time rv'ing alive with a child now in the picture. It may or may not work, but we want to try. So again, thank you for the info and keep,it coming!!
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We also have 2 heat pumps, propane furnace, and 2 ac units. I hope you find the unit that is right for you and your family be it motor home or 5th wheel!
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A toyhauler may work for that situation ....

good luck !
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We also have 2 heat pumps, propane furnace, and 2 ac units. I hope you find the unit that is right for you and your family be it motor home or 5th wheel!
What FW do you have?
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We have a NuWa HitchHiker Discover America that sadly are no longer manufactured.
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Toy hauler. 36' in our case. We dry camp, a lot.
10' separate room, with sliding door.......... hmmm.

Good luck with your hunt.
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You can add a heat strip to many a/c's...
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It is true you can do a heat strip to some units, as I recall non-ducted, but the heat they put out is pretty limited and given the amount of air the AC moves over the element, the air does not feel very warm.

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Loved our big 5th wheel. Hated having to use the BIG truck for touring the sights.
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