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Old 01-10-2016, 07:37 PM   #1
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Question What 5th wheeler to buy

Hi all just new here and we are looking at buying a 5th wheeler but we can only go 8'' as new zealand road that is our max we would like one for full time living
But we can not afford to go top of line as cost to bring to nz and our $$ so I was wounding if any of you would have any idea on what we should look at .
we have been looking at .
cross road cruser in nz is about $128,000
frost river 38FB2
and heartland
but it seams no one wants to change any thing in bunk room as its a asable line
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Old 01-17-2016, 11:55 AM   #2
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The majority of fivers built in the US are 96 inches wide. Very few are 102 inches and too big and expensive. But it is also true that very few are narrower than 96 inches. I'm not clear on what the width restriction is for NZ? You might look at very small toy haulers rather than bunk house models, then you could configure the rear of the trailer however you want once in NZ.
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I've got a new Grand Design Reflection series bunkhouse trailer, and it's 37' with 4 sliders. And at 11K lbs., it's capable of being towed by a 3/4 ton single rear wheel diesel truck.
Many of the bunk house units are 14-15K lbs. and very heavy--thus requiring dual rear wheels for towing.
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The majority of fivers built in the US are 96 inches wide. Very few are 102 inches and too big and expensive. But it is also true that very few are narrower than 96 inches. I'm not clear on what the width restriction is for NZ? You might look at very small toy haulers rather than bunk house models, then you could configure the rear of the trailer however you want once in NZ.
I would not own one that wasn't wide body. And there are lots of them.
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