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Old 03-09-2005, 02:11 PM   #15
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There is a "consumer reports" for RV's. As I have in the past, I would urge you, or anyone else planning to buy an RV, to get a copy of the RV Consumer's Group ratings guide (book or CD). The will give you some objective information and ratings on the different models out there. Yes, the guide costs about $80., but that is pretty insignificant when you're going to spend $30,000+ on a fifth wheel. (You may be able to find the guide in some libraries). The guide will tell you which units are rated for full-timing, having the quality, construction and weather resistance for living extended periods in. The RV Consumers Group website is: www.rv.org

We have used the guide to purchase our last 2 RV's and found the ratings to be pretty accurate. The RV before we discovered the ratings was a piece of junk and we wish we had know about the guide then. (The guide accurately predicted it was poor in quality.) There are models out there that are better rated for the same money with the same features. Unless you're an expert on RV's (which we are not), think about it.

Don't believe anything that RV salespeople tell you and only about half of what RV owners tell you about their rigs. They are not objective after having made a decision and sinking $30,000+ into their rigs. They want to believe they got the best.

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Old 03-10-2005, 09:56 AM   #16
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Late Whorehouse/Tacky Motel themes Good one! John
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The k-z escalade it look very good a very well build check it out.
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Old 03-19-2005, 03:20 AM   #18
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Definitly join RVCG !

Take a good look at Excel by Peterson Ind. We didn't by one, but they were on our "short list", one of the best built trailers we looked at. We also have a friend with a Newmar Mountain Aire, another really fine rig.

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Old 03-19-2005, 02:41 PM   #19
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Can you enlighten me of you problems you have had with your unit? I'm looking at a 345RLTS Wilderness Advantage by Fleetwood.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by slideout:
Hi, I posted a question about Alpenlites. That was helpful! Thanks. But I'm hearing that alot of the newer 5th wheels units are questionable??!!?? Maybe buy "good used earlier models"? I have found out that Fleetwood is "buying out smallercompanies" and that Alpenlites are NOT as good as the earlier ones (cutting corniers) and Holiday Ramblers are NOT as reputable as they used to be!! Sooooo whats left. Newmar maybe? Alfa is having Warranty problems with the new "See ya's" I just talk to many folks with different models and years..... boy a person can find out more, that way. Any suggestions are appreciated, as we are awaiting our $ back on our FLEETWOOD LEMON! Mean while I'm looking at specs. and info on "full timing type" 5th wheels. Carriage......,are the NEW ones built good still? Thanks. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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Ken, you need to check Fleetwood's warranty. They specifically exclude covering any warranty items if you live in the unit full-time.

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I personally stay away from ANY Fleetwood product. It has been my experience that they are more concerned with how many trailers they can manufacture, not the quality of them. Getting the dealers (most fall into this category but not all) to repair things under warranty is like pulling teeth. Sure all brands of trailers have lemons from time to time, but Fleetwood should be selling lemonade in my opinion. John
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2nd post by cdrcos above, consumer group was a good tool among others and was worth the time and money reviewing. Might look at www.nhog.org, have it done your way.
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