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Old 06-10-2019, 03:47 PM   #1
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Fifth Wheel Toy Hauler with residential refrigerator

Thinking of buying or having built a fifth wheel toy hauler, From what I have researched most do not have this as an option. I am spoiled after having my 45' CC Class A. I would prefer a total electric with a residential refrigerator and honestly I wish I could find one I could haul my Jeep in but could make do with the capacity for a S by S. Just wondering if any of you have or have seen a rig like this? My class A is just to nice and to take to some of the places we like to go and after we get there my tow vehicle is to nice and to big to take off road in a lot of the areas we like to frequent.
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Thinking of buying or having built a fifth wheel toy hauler, From what I have researched most do not have this as an option. I am spoiled after having my 45' CC Class A. I would prefer a total electric with a residential refrigerator and honestly I wish I could find one I could haul my Jeep in but could make do with the capacity for a S by S. Just wondering if any of you have or have seen a rig like this? My class A is just to nice and to take to some of the places we like to go and after we get there my tow vehicle is to nice and to big to take off road in a lot of the areas we like to frequent.

I don't think you'll escape having propane heat, other than a small fireplace heater from the factory. You could use space heaters. Other than that, you can get an induction range, residential fridge, and use the electric option on the water heater. Alternatively, for heat, you can install Cheap Heat. You'll want a bigger generator than the standard 5500 watt. DRV will put pretty big generators in, and a few of the dealers will install Cheap Heat when they sell the unit.
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I don't think you'll escape having propane heat, other than a small fireplace heater from the factory. You could use space heaters. Other than that, you can get an induction range, residential fridge, and use the electric option on the water heater. Alternatively, for heat, you can install Cheap Heat. You'll want a bigger generator than the standard 5500 watt. DRV will put pretty big generators in, and a few of the dealers will install Cheap Heat when they sell the unit.
First what your telling me is kind of what I expected to hear but hoping maybe there were some options I havenít seen. But thanks for the quick feedback. Didnít expect it this quick. I am kind of thinking I may have to go custom to get what I would like. You would think after owning 8 RVís cabovers, TT, Fifth wheel and two coaches over the past 45 plus years I would know what I want or at least know what works best but I donít think they make it. I actually kind of do but they donít seem to make it in the standard RV.
So what is Cheap Heat, that is something I havenít heard of?
Also you used the abbreviation DRV what does this refer to?
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First what your telling me is kind of what I expected to hear but hoping maybe there were some options I havenít seen. But thanks for the quick feedback. Didnít expect it this quick. I am kind of thinking I may have to go custom to get what I would like. You would think after owning 8 RVís cabovers, TT, Fifth wheel and two coaches over the past 45 plus years I would know what I want or at least know what works best but I donít think they make it. I actually kind of do but they donít seem to make it in the standard RV.
So what is Cheap Heat, that is something I havenít heard of?
Also you used the abbreviation DRV what does this refer to?

Cheap Heat is electric heat that connects to your existing heating ducts an can be ran in place of propane heat when you have electricity available.


DRV is a fifth wheel manufacturer that will build semi custom units. Their price range starts at about 100k and goes up from there.
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Just an FYI many toy haulers have a residential refer option. Cyclone, Road Warrior,Fuzion, Raptor, XLR, and Voltage are a few.
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A residential refrig is a easy swap out job for any handy man. You could probably sell the propane refrig and more than cover the cost of the elec refrig.
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Donít know if itís something you might be interested in, but we recently purchased a Sundowner toyhauler and they will customize the floor plan. They are known for their horse trailers but started doing toyhaulers.
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Donít know if itís something you might be interested in, but we recently purchased a Sundowner toyhauler and they will customize the floor plan. They are known for their horse trailers but started doing toyhaulers.
Thanks, I have looked at them and the wife didnít care for them. Also not enough room when when you take the garage out of it. They lose a fair amount not being full width. Or at least that is what we looked at, not saying they are all like this.
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Drv Full House toy hauler comes with a residential refrigerator
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And can almost be total electric with the Cheap Heat option.
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