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Old 01-23-2005, 07:27 AM   #1
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Hello everyone I was just wonding if anyone has seen the new Mobile Suites? We looked at one last week in Rockford IL and they are just way nice! All wood too. They are about $48,0000 starting out. This was a 31 foot. Does anyone have one who could let me know more about them? Thanks
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Hello everyone I was just wonding if anyone has seen the new Mobile Suites? We looked at one last week in Rockford IL and they are just way nice! All wood too. They are about $48,0000 starting out. This was a 31 foot. Does anyone have one who could let me know more about them? Thanks
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Old 01-23-2005, 08:01 AM   #3
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Campbud,

Are you asking about the 31' 2005 Mobile Suites in particular, or the Mobile Suites product line in general? We have a 2004 36RE3 (36') Mobile Suites but didn't know if you're wanting our comments or not.

I'm assuming the $48K for the 31' is the selling price, not the MSRP. If you found one with a $48K MSRP, the extra 5' length in ours certainly was expensive - the 36' Mobile Suites (depending on options) are in the $70-$80K MSRP range.

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Hi Campbud -

I'm RustyJC's "other/better half" and just wanted to put in my 2 cents worth. You guys can talk about all the things of interest for men, but I can share from a woman's perspective.

From the first moment I stepped into a Mobile Suites (two years prior to our getting one) I knew it was THE ONE that I'd be willing to trade our perfectly wonderful 36 ft Jayco Designer for.

I believe the MS rigs are designed by WOMEN! I say that as I laugh, but it is the truth. There are features about the Suites that only a woman would think of! Too many to list in this post, but they are well made.

Keep in mind that all rigs are just machines on wheels and regardless of what you pay for it, they are going to have bugs to work out. We've had a few, but by in large they are minor. The two major bugs that we've dealt with have been backed 100 PERCENT by the manufacturer which is a big plus!

While the Mobile Suites are not the high end range for 5vers (Tetons, Alpha Golds, etc), they are quality made and it seems that Mobile Suites is really trying hard to put first quality equipment and design into their rigs to be in competition with those of the upper $$$.

There are so many extras added on our Suites that are perfect for full timers, but for those of us who are still working, they are luxury items that come standard with the rig.

The ONE THING I like the most about our rig is the kitchen! The drawers are HUGE, counters are so big! There are many other great features that I haven't seen in any other new rig.

I could go on and on, but suffice it to say that I love my Mobile Suites and wouldn't trade it for anything else on the market.

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Thanks for the info. What problem did you have with your unit if you dont mind me asking. I think my wife liked the deep drawers also in these units. We both like the unit and very impressed with it although the weight is alot too. I would like to just keep at the 31-32 foot but what options did you or could you go with out? TIA
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Yep, they are nice.....

Early this month we had a RV show here in the Valley --- I walked into a MS 5th wheel that had a slide that contained the 'fridge. Now I'm just over 6' tall - going to the 'fridge for a beer, my forehead crashed into the top of the slide before I could reach the 'fridge! Maybe designed by a women (under 5' 10") --- but this area not designed with hubby in mind.

I don't think many RV's of any manufacture are designed by people that use them (RV'ers), but rather by folks that say "that looks nice" and can be built at lower cost..

There was only one trailer like this if I remember right.

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Problems:

1. A defective kitchen faucet - I picked a new one up at Home Depot, replaced it myself and was reimbursed within a week by Mobile Suites.

2. A failed slideout drive gearbox - repaired by our selling dealer (Lone Star RV). Mobile Suites insisted on replacing the entire drive assembly (i.e., motor, gearbox and controls) to prevent future problems and to get the failed assembly back for evaluation.

Don, our floor plan (the 36 RE3) doesn't have the refrigerator in a slideout, but headroom hasn't been a problem for me so far (I'm 6'0"). As a matter of fact, headroom was a selling point for me - the Mobile Suites is significantly more generous, especially in the bedroom, than our previous Jayco Designer XL 3610RLTS.

Insofar as options are concerned, since we don't boondock, we don't have a generator. We have just about everything else, other than a washer/dryer (although the closet is prepped for a stackable set). We had a Splendide in our previous 5th wheel and found that we didn't use it enough to justify it (live and learn!)

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