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Old 02-16-2009, 07:02 PM   #1
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Just wondering what anyones thought are about high end fifth wheels. I've always have like the forest river product. The cardinal and the cedar creek are very nice and the cardinal has always been on of my favorites. I've also seen the montego bays which are nice. Another favorite is the sunny brooks, they seem to build very good rvs that seem strong. A friend of mine owns a glacier bay and would swear by it. I like his rv but don't know a lot about them. I researched their website and noticed they are selling factory direct to the public and no longer to dealers. Does anyone know about this. I am interested and the promotion they are running seems very attractive, i am just not sure and comparing the the aboved mentioned 5th wheels. Any help with any of these would be much appriciated. It will be april before we know it and i'm ready to buy again.
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"high end fifth wheels" is a very subjective phrase.
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High end is in the eyes of the beholder. I think of High End as Mobile Suites, Teton, King of the Road, Newmar and others in that range...some of which are no longer around.

The ones you mentioned re toward the higer end of Mid-priced.

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I'm with Ken. My conception of "high-end" 5ers are above $80K, mid-range $50-$80K. Those you mention seem to have a large following. I've not read much about problems with them.
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price certainly differentiates low, mid and high end units. Along with the cost I look and the ammenities. How "at home" do I feel in the unit. High end units will have better fitting joints in the woodowork. It will have better quality items like ranges, Microwaves, Convection Ovens and nowadays some will even have a dishwasher. The living area is more like home with multiple, comfortable recliners, Entertainment center and possibly a desk. Same holds true for the bathroom and bedroom areas. Better faucets, more room, higher quality mattress, bigger closet. There are many things to differentiate. I realize that some of what I elude to above requires a longer trailer as more room requires a longer trailer. Length alone does not mean better quality. But by comparing the interior of each type, one can see the difference. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. So is quality and amenities. Everyone has different ideas of higher end units.
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My 40' Newmar Kountry Aire has a gross weight of 20,000# and rides on 8 tires. Doesn't this length and weight put it at the higher end!
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You mean that the Newmar, Kountry Air is not an entry level 5er????

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Just wondering what anyones thought are about high end fifth wheels. I've always have like the forest river product. The cardinal and the cedar creek are very nice and the cardinal has always been on of my favorites. I've also seen the montego bays which are nice. Another favorite is the sunny brooks, they seem to build very good rvs that seem strong. A friend of mine owns a glacier bay and would swear by it. I like his rv but don't know a lot about them. I researched their website and noticed they are selling factory direct to the public and no longer to dealers. Does anyone know about this. I am interested and the promotion they are running seems very attractive, i am just not sure and comparing the the aboved mentioned 5th wheels. Any help with any of these would be much appriciated. It will be april before we know it and i'm ready to buy again.
I think that you will get more for your money in the Glacier Bay. Just look at the insulation values, the way the frame is put together, the sub-floor material, the standards that are extra on other units. Sometimes the things that you don't see are what's important.
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High End fifth wheels that are still building 5th Wheels are Excel and NUWA starts back up in June . Take a look at these two fine Fifth Wheels.

http://www.nuwaowners.org/forum/

http://www.irv2.com/forums/f116/
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High End fifth wheels that are still building 5th Wheels are Excel and NUWA starts back up in June.
In the interest of accuracy, DRV (formerly Doubletree RV) is still building as well.

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You might want to consider a Corsair Excella or Citation Supreme (like GMC and Chev) Made by General Coach and guaranteed to be comfortable to -30 C. DRV (Mobile Suite) are extremely nice and well insulated.
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