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Old 08-29-2012, 01:19 PM   #1
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looking to go fulltime, not sure what 5th wheel to buy

I am looking forward to workamping around the USA. Went to a workampers rendezvous last October in Arkansas, got a lot out of it. Having been doing researching on what brand of 5th wheel to buy for full-time rv and have seen what some of you have said and it has been helpful. I am going to the escapade in MO next month and hope to learn more about this lifestyle.
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Do you have a truck already? If so the capabilities of the truck will frame your options. If not, or you don't minding swapping vehicles, first find the unit you want and then find the appropriate truck.
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My wife is a travel nurse and we find C class MH works better for us . Quick setup and selfcontained. Tanks/Gen/leveling jacks. Make a latenight stop in a walmart or rest stop easy when on a big move. Plus a car flat towed so she has a cheep ride to work. That and my total dislike for pickup trucks make it work for us
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Hi, welcome to the forum. Best of luck on your decision.
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Full time 5ers are heavy. So depending on the size traielr you settle for, make sure you get enough truck to tow it and handle the pin weight.

Above all do not believe the sales person on what you can tow. Most of them do not have a clue. Study the trucks towing guide and read all of the small footnoted.

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Old 08-30-2012, 11:20 AM   #8
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For full timing in a 5er the following are the top of the line IMHO.
Excel
Carriage
NuWa
Mobile Suites
Hitchhiker
New Horizons

Next level down are:
Montana
Crossroads
Triple E
Arctic Fox

Keep in mind as mentioned above the first catagory will require a minimum 3500HD dually. depending on length some may require a 450/550 or MDT.

Also if you fulltime some mfg's will void the warranty for fulltime use on lower level units. Above all do not believe any salesperson regardless of how honest you thing they are. Do your own research. If you have a knowledgable friend to help in the selection process all the better.
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Where do you want to be? 4 season area or 3 will make a lot of difference on your choice. Go for the heat pump it saves a lot of propane mine works down to about 28 depending on the humidity
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