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Old 04-03-2013, 08:56 PM   #1
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King of the Roads.... Consider or Not?

No owners thread on King of the Roads that I could find.
Another Great built unit from construction point of view.
Looking at a 06 KOTR 37 RLQS Royal Villa. Thing is built like a tank and tops out at 18k.
Thoughts on King of the Roads....?
Any owners out there with or had this unit or know someone who did?

Triple axle, 12" I beams.
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DW liked the KOTR, They are very heavy and I am certain I would need an upgrade on my current hitch.

Other than that if any current or previous owners, or anyone else give some input on the Kings, I would appreciate it. (sales staff are always just a little bias) so getting input from ya'll is appreciated. Thanks Jim
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:12 PM   #3
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KOTR was really an up-scale 5er back in the day. I am seeing prices around 35 to 45k for 2006/2007. I think 2007 was the last year they built any units.

I would say for 40k they are a lot of bang for the $$$. But they are heavy - I thought they weighed wet around 22,000 to 24,000lbs.
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Well built RVs. I would not have any issues with buying a nice clean used unit.

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We have looked at so many 5rs. New and Used. Would like to get a high end unit but new is really out of our reach.
This KOTR has been well cared for and is solid. The decals have started to fade and curl in couple areas but not bad. I got up on the roof and everywhere I look it is super clean.

If we go and purchase this unit, what would be your recommendation on the decals, try and purchase new ones? Can they be painted on?

It is not bad just something I would like to take care of and give it that new look like the rest of the coach.

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Ugh - decals are a PIA to deal with. They are difficult remove 100%. They will also leave an un-faded outline on the fiberglass.

Is there anyway you could just live with them the way they are?

Since KOTR is no longer in business you probably can not get replacements.
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A good sign shop should be able to make you decals for you if given a sample provided you wanted to spend the money for replacements.
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Ugh - decals are a PIA to deal with. They are difficult remove 100%. They will also leave an un-faded outline on the fiberglass.

Is there anyway you could just live with them the way they are?

Since KOTR is no longer in business you probably can not get replacements.
The decals are not bad and yes I can live with them. Just thought if we were full timing, it might make a good tinkering project for me. Our summertime CG does not have restrictions for working on your site as long as it is for improvements.
I did not know how much of a task it would be to do. There is a decal shop here that will trace out decals on a paper transfer and make you a decal. We did that for our church's big trailer and a buddy of mine who has a body shop helped me put them on. But those are not RV decals but I would think it is close to the same principle. You are right if you're a novice it can be a pain. Wet the surfaces and use special tools to spread it out and not have any bubbles. And yes, I did get bubbles when I did it so had to pin hole a few out. That's why I thought a paint shop could do a better and more long lasting job. Have not heard of any one doing that yet.
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Deals done. Pick up the KOTR in 3 weeks out for delivery.
BONUS. When we were going through the W/D closet area, the previous owners had purchased new all the decals for this unit prior to KOTR closing it's doors so if I go ahead with new ones, I have the decals to do it now.

We could not find ventilation for W/D area, my guess that has to be put in if you want to vent it out. Next.... scout out a new hitch/trade my 15k Reese.
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Congrats !!! I kinda figured that when you said the DW liked it. After all, what is there not to like about a KOTR unit. They are nice. Again - cool.
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And also you will be The King of The Road..

Great way to go..
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