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Old 12-11-2013, 12:54 PM   #1
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New HR Presidential 5th wheel.

On line they look rather impressive. Do you think it would be a good choice for full time? anyone seen one yet?
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Not sure ,but if you were upgrading, might Check in to the 2014
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Old 12-11-2013, 04:50 PM   #3
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I just saw a HR Presidential. I really liked the build quaility. I liked the way everything felt. I liked the 8,000lb axles and 17.5" wheels/tires. I liked the way it is insulated and I liked the fiberglass roof. It is a very solid 5er.

I did not like the step up into the living room. Now to offset that dis-like was I liked the storage underneath the livingroom.

If you were in a new HR Presidential I doubt you could move up much. From what I saw and looked at it is every bit as good as an Excel, Lifestyle, DRV Mobile Suites.

You could move up to Continental Coach, New Horizons or Spacecraft and maybe DRV Elite Suites.
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Old 12-11-2013, 06:07 PM   #4
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What I saw on line looked very good. Only thing I have against DRV is the insulation will drop down and they don't insulated slide out floor. Slide out floors are 1' plywood with weatherproofing on bottom. All of you that want to defend DRV remember I own one. Information on line is limited on the Presidential though. Would like to know about slide out floors. If they do a good job of laminating with the 2"+ walls it should be as good as the wool in the DRV seeing as it will settle and leave uninsulated areas. I do like the fit and quality of the DRV just falls short in areas I mentioned. Looking for a unit comparable.
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The HR Presidential used to be a quality unit and heavy. I have not seen for for several years, so I am not sure of the build quality now.

Just go over it in detail and compare it to DRV Mobil/Elite Suites, Lifestyle and Excel.

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HR had quit production of it. They are back now.
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Most slide outs that are flush do not have the space for floor insulation. Only carpet.

We lost this insulation when Newmar invented the flush slideout in the 90s
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Most slide outs that are flush do not have the space for floor insulation. Only carpet.

We lost this insulation when Newmar invented the flush slideout in the 90s
I understand what you are saying but New Horizons do, as well Open Range, others but I'd have to research it. They use the same material on floors as walls.
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I understand what you are saying but New Horizons do, as well Open Range, others but I'd have to research it. They use the same material on floors as walls.
I believe Open Range use cable slides that allows more movement (possibly)
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I will look at the HR Presidential again today. The one they have here has dark woodwork. Not really my taste.

I will say inside looks and feels up-scale. One thing I want to double check is the unit is tall. Much taller than my current 5er.

Is there any questions other than are the slide floors insulated? Just let me know as this unit is within walking distance to my site. You can see this unit at the Florida Alliance RV site on-line. They have two Presidentials. The one here is the RL model where you watch TV across the coach.

Again just let me know if you have any particular questions.
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I contacted HR via email. They stated the slide out floors are insulated. I also asked what block foam insulation is used. It is high density according to him. They use fiberglass in roof area. Thanks and god bless.
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How are their frames constructed, especially compare to DRV, Excel and Lifestyle?
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Trying to remember how the HR deal went--believe Monaco owned them, and they went under. Then someone bought the name and revived it?
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How are their frames constructed, especially compare to DRV, Excel and Lifestyle?
They use I beam. Nothing wrong with i beam if it is heavy enough and properly braced. Can't find any specs it except 12".
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