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Old 12-23-2014, 02:39 PM   #1
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What would be the most economical (fancy way to say "cheapest") 5th wheel model with a bunkhouse and second bathroom?
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Old 12-23-2014, 07:40 PM   #2
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Used high end, Teton if you can find one, New Horizons, Space Craft, Continental Coach
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Old 12-23-2014, 08:11 PM   #3
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Bunk house models are often relatively expensive, very long and often very heavy units. Most really need a 1 ton diesel dual rear wheel truck for towing--an expensive truck.

I bought the Grand Design Reflection 323BHS bunkhouse trailer. It's 11k and 2k lbs. dry weight and can be pulled with a 3/4 ton truck. However it doesn't have the 1/2 bath.

If you're on a tight budget, look for a slightly used fifth wheel trailer.
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Old 12-24-2014, 12:20 AM   #4
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I should have rephrased it, as I'm looking for what models would I find the best price for such requirements. Definitely used. Thanks for the replies, I'll look into those models.
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Cougar also has a bunkhouse model with a half bath in the rear. 333MKS is the model I believe.
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Old 12-24-2014, 10:28 AM   #6
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We have a Laredo 321BH. It's a bunkhouse model with full bath and a 1/2 bath in back for the master bedroom. GVWR is 13,000 lbs. it's about 37' long. We have had it 2 yrs now and really love it.
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I do not advise you to buy a 'cheap' camper. Buy a used quality camper. We got our Teton last year and I will put against anything new mass produced on the market today, $30,000
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You might start by how much are you willing to spend on the bunkhouse?

Your best bet may be to go on the websites of the big internet sellers, and see which models and brands they're selling. Such dealers are just north of Cincinnati and as far west as Iowa.

You're probably looking at the low $40's at a minimum for a bunkhouse with 1 1/2 baths.
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When we were looking for a bunkhouse, we ran across an Open Range that had what I would call a 3 quarter bath in the bunkhouse area (stand alone sink, stool in the shower), no joke. It still had the full bath up front. I want to say the dealership had it economically priced at about $70K.

Our Wildcat has a half bath in the bunkhouse, but that Open Range was the only one I have come across that would be close to the 2 full bath requirement.
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When we were looking for a bunkhouse, we ran across an Open Range that had what I would call a 3 quarter bath in the bunkhouse area (stand alone sink, stool in the shower), no joke. It still had the full bath up front. I want to say the dealership had it economically priced at about $70K.

Our Wildcat has a half bath in the bunkhouse, but that Open Range was the only one I have come across that would be close to the 2 full bath requirement.
Very few have more than just a toilet and a sink in the rear bath. $70K? That's a little pricey for my pocketbook.

Sierra and Sandpiper has identical 41' fifth wheels and they're probably the biggest selling bunkhouse units on the market.

Look up the Sierra's at CouchsRVNation.com and you'll find them listed. He's the biggest internet RV dealer that all the other RV dealers complain about--selling too cheap online.
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I will second Glennwest -used high end unit ,they won't nickel and dime you to death.
Buy cheap and you will get zero after only a few years.
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I do not advise you to buy a 'cheap' camper. Buy a used quality camper. We got our Teton last year and I will put against anything new mass produced on the market today, $30,000
I know you are right, I really should have phrased it as "best price"
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I think the biggest selling bunkhouse is made by Sandpiper or Sierra--made on the same assembly line. At 41-42 feet long, they'll require a dual rear wheel 1 ton to tow. And they can be bought for the low $40's if you're willing to drive outside of Cincinnati or to a dealer in Iowa.

Check at Jeff Couch RV or look on RVTraders.com for competitive dealers.
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I looked at a Forest River 356QBQ that had 2 full baths. New units ran in the low $40s.
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