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Old 04-04-2015, 12:02 PM   #1
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New to buying 5th Wheel RV

We are looking for a new 5th wheel to park on our lake lot ( interior B.C.). We bought a used 2007 Jayco Designer 38ft rear living in 2009. We love it but it was VERY USED when we got it and we would like a new 5th wheel of similar length+ (not smaller). Just retired and we will live in it 4-5 months a years We like the quality of the Jayco, but are open to other manufactures/models. it looks like we are looking in the $75-$100K (Cdn) range. We have heard conflicting opinions of which 5th wheels to consider. Trying to narrow it down to 6 or less manufacturers/models. Happy Easter!
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Old 04-04-2015, 12:22 PM   #2
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Guess at this time, that puts it in the $60-$80k range US. There should be a lot to choose from, tho not necessarily in Canada. Used--DRV/Excel/Jayco Pinnacle for starters. You always have to examine closely for problems, and suggest that you monitor RVtrader.com and PPLmotorhomes.com for price comparisons.
New--same brands, + Lifestyle/Trilogy/Grand Design, tho many of them will be at or above the top of your range.
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Old 04-04-2015, 03:14 PM   #3
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There are about a dozen 5th wheels that you can buy for $75k US. A 5th wheel with MSRP $100k will be discounted to $70k. Add tax and you are at $75k.

But why not buy a 'park model'? They will be bigger and cost a lot less. Check out a Jayco Bungalow just for an example.

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Excellent suggestion.
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Old 04-05-2015, 08:14 AM   #5
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We have a Titanium 5th wheel, a 2008 model, and really love it. Just a suggestion, remember, the 5er has a couple of steps, and if steps are a consideration, now or later in your future, just keep that in mind.
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Old 04-05-2015, 06:46 PM   #6
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take a look at DRV 5TH WHEELS

But if you decide to buy the DRV pull the trigger now on an existing one, don't wait because Heartland just bought DRV...
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Are you saying park it on lot and leave it as in no moving. If so no 5th wheel at all. Get a park model. much better unit for less money
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we like the space in our 5th wheel, the amount of windows, the details and quality finishing & width and height. After it was suggested we look at a park model trailers, we spent the entire day looking on line. The park models don't seem to have the same quality to them. Am I missing something?
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yes. 5thers having holding tanks. Can't leave black open. they also limited to 50 amps. Also use substandard appliances. park models all residential appliances, 200 amp service. Standard sewer system. No batteries to contend with. They are basically a house where an 5th wheel is a recreation vehicle.
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Park Model question

So, we have spent a few months looking at Park Models and now understand why Park Model over 5th wheel. We are looking at having one built by a manufacturer (Modulux) in Kelowna, B.C. ( Canada). Anyone know if it is better to close up the underbelly with cloth, sheet aluminum or plywood......any suggestions and pros or cons.
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Open Range

We are thinking of selling our RV due to my husbands bad knee's and I do not drive with the RV. It's very nice and has been very well taken care of...Like new. We have had any problem when it arrived new taken care of...We love it but not traveling as much these days. We would take $55.000.00 for it. We love it but just can't travel. It's been a really good RV 5th Wheel. You can contact us at: r.nibarger@yahoo.com
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agree

I agree with suiteowner about HL taking over but you will still have to deal with HL warranty. Be very careful there.
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