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Old 05-13-2013, 12:38 PM   #1
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Lifestyle LS32FW

A good friend is looking at a Lifestyle LS32FW and called me to ask my opinion of this unit, thinking I knew it all since we have been RVing for over 40 years . I had never heard of the brand before but looking at the web site and the components used it appeared to be real quality. Any opinions on the brand and in particular this layout?
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:10 PM   #2
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That's a very nice floor plan! If the quality is there it would be at the top of my list.
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:55 PM   #3
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Saw them at the Hershey Show last year. I think they are as well built as any of the upper end mfg's out there. Fit and finish as I saw it was excellent. They are a new Company and the management team is from Carriage I believe, and in talking to the ones that were at that show, they were very receptive to what I liked and did not like. They made notes to take back to the office when they left the show.
My humble opinion is they are a great rig for the $.
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:57 PM   #4
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Let your friends know that they can go to Carriage/Lifestyle Owners.com and they can ask and get answers to all of their questions. We own a 2011 Carriage Carri-Lite 36Max1 and a member of the club, great people and quite a few Lifestyle owners there as well. FYI Carriage Inc. did go out of business in Oct. 2011 and most of the employees were hired by Lifestyle and they are the best built 5th wheels on the market today. S/F
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I've looked at this model in person (as well as their longer models). I like it a lot. There are only two things I would have liked to have on top of what this offers - bigger holding tanks (still decent but not quite DRV level) and the exterior storage is rather small.

Lifestyle also offers a 36ft version with near identical floor plan but with more bedroom storage and bigger exterior storage. If this model had 100g/75g/50g holding tanks like DRV models, then it would be #1 on my shopping list.

The full-length slide is very nice!
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:40 PM   #6
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I traded my 2008 cameo in on a Grand Design Solitude Fifth Wheel love it has more storage than my cameo and 120 gray water the only thing I do not like is the Dometic AC the one in the bedroom is so loud I thinking about replacing it. I looked at the Lifestyle and for the money it is way over priced for what you get. just my 2cents worth.
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I've looked at this model in person (as well as their longer models). I like it a lot. There are only two things I would have liked to have on top of what this offers - bigger holding tanks (still decent but not quite DRV level) and the exterior storage is rather small.

Lifestyle also offers a 36ft version with near identical floor plan but with more bedroom storage and bigger exterior storage. If this model had 100g/75g/50g holding tanks like DRV models, then it would be #1 on my shopping list.

The full-length slide is very nice!
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I looked at the Lifestyle and then the top of the line Big Horn and then a Redwood. I'd take the Life style over the other two any day. Lifestyle is so much better built.

I love my Cameo.

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X2 what Ken said.
We also looked at Redwood and Big Horn. The new $83000. RedWood had 3 lights dangling, sales person say service will fix that. I said but it's new and the lights are already falling out? DW like some of the floor plans of Big Horn. BUT The biggest to me was the lipper frame, frame is the foundation of our RV homes..
I went for the Cameo, so I guess my vote would be for Life Style. Buying my 2011 I got big bang for my buck all the extras I wanted. Big Horn was $79000 for all the features I got on my Cameo.


That is a sweet floor plan almost bought Cameo like that.
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I have ask this question before what is wrong with the Lippert Frame Yes I loved my Cameo but I could not find replacement parts so I would find one that would fit like the light in the bathroom if they had not gone out of business I would still buy a new cameo but to me the lifestyle is over priced for the money and it also has Lippert parts on it I know they build there frames in house but that is about it. I to looked at the Redwood but its made by Thor and come September . the new Cameo from Thor will be out. things i replaced where AC, back part of the roof where the latter comes up recall on fireplace could not get part so put new one in Closet doors always coming out just to name a few.
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We also looked at Redwood and Big Horn. The new $83000. RedWood had 3 lights dangling, sales person say service will fix that. I said but it's new and the lights are already falling out? DW like some of the floor plans of Big Horn. BUT The biggest to me was the lipper frame, frame is the foundation of our RV homes..
I went for the Cameo, so I guess my vote would be for Life Style. Buying my 2011 I got big bang for my buck all the extras I wanted. Big Horn was $79000 for all the features I got on my Cameo.


That is a sweet floor plan almost bought Cameo like that.
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I have ask this question before what is wrong with the Lippert Frame Yes I loved my Cameo but I could not find replacement parts so I would find one that would fit like the light in the bathroom if they had not gone out of business I would still buy a new cameo but to me the lifestyle is over priced for the money and it also has Lippert parts on it I know they build there frames in house but that is about it. I to looked at the Redwood but its made by Thor and come September . the new Cameo from Thor will be out. things i replaced where AC, back part of the roof where the latter comes up recall on fireplace could not get part so put new one in Closet doors always coming out just to name a few.
Your right Lifestyle cost a bunch.
Myself I had a 5ver that had frame separation, there where a lot in 2008, was going to cost to repair was 5grand plus, if it could be fixed.. Frame was made by Lipper, they make a 90% of the frames so making that many some are going to be bad, that's with any thing..
All rv company's buy most of there stuff from the same suppliers. Replacing any thing shouldn't be hard to find. I do understand what your saying.
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