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Old 02-27-2016, 11:37 AM   #1
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I currently own a winebago Minnie thinking of moving up to a 5th wheel for more room ,looking for suggestions or comments.
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I currently own a winebago Minnie thinking of moving up to a 5th wheel for more room ,looking for suggestions or comments.
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Make a list of features and items that you want. Then decide if you can live without some of these items, cross them off. Now shop for a trailer that will match your wants and needs. My wants and needs were different than my wife’s. We than made a compromised list to do our search. We ended up with a Cedar Creek model.
My wants and needs were more structural and mechanical in nature, were my wife’s was more kitchen and living needs.
I wanted a minimum of 7,000 LB axles with “G” rated tires, self-adjusting brakes, wet bolts system and ˝ shackle plates with rubber equalizer, 6 point leveling system and 10” or 12” I-Beam frame. If 10” I-Beam need to have 2” square tubing on top for floor and upper level wall support. Large basement storage area and heated with 12V heated holding tanks, DSI water heater minimum of 10 gallon.
My wife wanted a large Kitchen area with residential refrigerator plus plenty of cabinet storage. Large enough bath room and a full shower with seat. Fireplace in the living room with a couch that can go into a bed, recliners or theater seats. Central vacuum full size Queen Mattress not a camping Queen (smaller) a full size closet and dresser
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Just curious since it will be awhile but how do you get one of those giant residentual fridges out when they fail. I was a mover for a lot of years and took many a door off to get them in or out of a house. There is no way l can see to get them out without taking out a picture window. I for one think that they need to make a beefier fridge. Those home models are meant to sit in a house. They are not designed to bounce down a road unless you have a more sophiscated suspension besides what is seen on rhe average 5th wheel.
It will be interesting to see how long they last.
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my emergency exit window in the dinet area would be plenty big enough.
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I'm with Jacknife on this one. Most of the smaller fivers I have looked at with residential refers are the cheapest models you can find at Home Depot. Most seem too large for the space in the smaller models like I am looking at. Plus the extra battery and inverter doesn't sound so lovely to me.
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I'd suggest spending some time in each unit you think might work for you. I mean more than five minutes doing a walk-through. For example, send the salesperson out and sit in chairs to imagine how you would live in the RV, lay in the bed and imagine again, visualize how you would use the features, cabinets and floor layout the way you would live in the unit. See if the kitchen is ergonomic and things are set up to be useable.
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Another very important one is to have the slides pulled in to see if you have acsess to the washroom and fridge when travelling
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