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Old 01-16-2012, 07:51 PM   #15
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jspande, I can't remember where I saw the increase, but I saw it more than once. Now it could be for Motor coaches only, but I think it was for both, coaches and fifth wheels. You figure a 45' coach with 4 slides or 2 giant slide outs would approach 400 sq ft very quickly, and I think that is why the increase to 440. Wish I could remember where I saw it, but you know how age plays on the memory.
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This feedback is encouraging. We will be at the Richmond RV Show in a few weeks to look at all the options. I am guessing that we will go a bit larger based on everyone's experience here. Thanks!
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I could be wrong, but I thought I read a few years ago that if RV's went over 400 square feet that they would then be subjected to conventional building codes and require normal construction inspections. Maybe that restriction was raised to 440. What I am reading still indicates 400 sf.

I don't know and really don't feel like researching it fully. If I'm wrong, then so be it.
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Closest I can come up with on my 36' MS (which is actually 38') with all 3 slides out, is close to 400 already. Not sure how the area is measured, but DRV is now making 43' models with several slides that must be over the 400' figure.
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:28 PM   #19
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We use to have a 28' TT and moved to the 5vr this year. 38' KZ pulled with 3500 Dodge dually. Now we haven't been "alot" of places but so far, the 5vr is easier to pull, park, and generally maneuver. Common sense items that one must keep in mind...Take your time....Make WIDE turns. So far, we're loving it. I think you will too!
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Just remember, what ever you get, don't sell yourself short on a TV. The size you're looking at, I wouldn't tow with anything less than a 1 ton dually diesel (my personal preference), but generally supported if you look at all the real numbers and not those fake numbers the mfrs put on them.
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We use to have a 28' TT and moved to the 5vr this year. 38' KZ pulled with 3500 Dodge dually. Now we haven't been "alot" of places but so far, the 5vr is easier to pull, park, and generally maneuver. Common sense items that one must keep in mind...Take your time....Make WIDE turns. So far, we're loving it. I think you will too!
Good stuff! It looks like I am on a similar path. I am leaning towards the Ram 3500 dually as well. I would like to find one a few years old if possible. Now, if I can just settle on a 5vr....
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Just remember, what ever you get, don't sell yourself short on a TV. The size you're looking at, I wouldn't tow with anything less than a 1 ton dually diesel (my personal preference), but generally supported if you look at all the real numbers and not those fake numbers the mfrs put on them.
Yep, I am locked in on a 1 ton dually...just need to find a gently used one
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We went from a 27' fifth wheel to a 2009 35' with two slides and our only regret is that we did not do it sooner. Would like to have a dually for our TV but we are having no problems pulling the 5er with our 2005 Chev 2500HD 6.0 gasser.
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