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Old 10-03-2013, 03:30 PM   #1
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Hello. I'm a long-time lurker who joined to ask some questions.

I'm especially interested in year-round Texas living in just one rural location. So I have questions about fifth-wheel selection [my only option due to zoning issues] and insulation needs. (For example, I've wondered if on a stationary, year-round site, should I supplement the floor insulation on the slide-outs? I was thinking of installing them in such a way that I could eventually remove them if I had to slide-in the slide-out and move the RV. I've heard that even some of the higher-end models have to skimp on slide-out floor-insulation because of the retraction/equipment.)
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Old 10-03-2013, 06:47 PM   #2
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Hi Nancy! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us!

You'll get much better results with your questions if you post them over in the specific areas of the forum. Since you're not allowed to post the same questions in two different areas, maybe one of the Moderators will move this post over for you. enjoy the forum!

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Old 10-03-2013, 07:21 PM   #3
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Welcome to IRV2. I would purchase a 5er that is more geared to full time living. It likely has an ample amount of insulation. I guess if you wanted to put Styrofoam on the sides and top of the slideout it wouldn't hurt or damage it. Might want to jam some insulation around the areas where the rubber on the slideout meets the units frame. I can think of things I might do to our 5er if it were to sit for a time.
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For your stated purpose, I would look at a park model trailer instead of one designed for daily moves. With an RV, you still have to dump the black water holding tank when it reaches 3/4 full. Park models have house-style plumbing and full-size water heaters. A park model may be moved infrequently without damage, but it is not designed to withstand the rigors of RV traveling.
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For your stated purpose, I would look at a park model trailer instead of one designed for daily moves. With an RV, you still have to dump the black water holding tank when it reaches 3/4 full. Park models have house-style plumbing and full-size water heaters. A park model may be moved infrequently without damage, but it is not designed to withstand the rigors of RV traveling.
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If you read the hundreds of other posts by Nancy and her family, you will find that a Park Model isn't allowed. There are so many posts by these 3 that overlap it is hard to keep straight. The same questions have been asked an answered over and over.
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