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Old 07-24-2010, 08:18 AM   #15
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New Horizons, Mobile Suites, and Dynamax are top of the line IMO.
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I just traded an Everest 344J for a DP Mo HO. You could not ask for a better layout or quality for the price. It was an 06 and I lived in it 5 months a year in FL. Only thing I ever did was replace the converter charger last winter. It was a good unit when I bought it and a good unit when I traded it. It sold within 2 weeks after I traded it.
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Which "Keystone" are you looking at? Keystone makes at least 15 different brands from Springdale on the low end to Big Sky (by Montana) on the Luxury end. Thor Industries, the parent of Keystone, also manufactures Airstream, Dutchmen, and Crossroads.

http://www.thorindustries.com/home/
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Old 09-08-2010, 03:16 PM   #18
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Question Alpha Ideal or Hitchhiker

Hi all,
If layout works in both units and both are priced about the same and within two years of each other, which would you say would be the better unit?
And which would be better for resale?
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Yeah I would say Kountry Aire, Royals International, Elite Suites. I'm sure of the others mentioned are well builts as well, but I've never seen them.
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According to RV Consumer's Group who rates RV's, the top 5th wheel in the country is "New Horizons". As I bought one using this reccommendation, I will tell you that they are accurate in their rating. It is not without it's little problems though. This goes with the RV territory.
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I would put Keystone, Thor, and Forest River in the smae category as Fleetwood. New Horizons, NuWa (Hitch Hiker) built on the Youngs frames would be my top choices in new, and would add Teton, Newmar, Royals and Carriage if looking at used units.
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According to RV Consumer's Group who rates RV's, the top 5th wheel in the country is "New Horizons". As I bought one using this reccommendation, I will tell you that they are accurate in their rating. It is not without it's little problems though. This goes with the RV territory.
So, would you mind sharing some of the items that sold you on New Horizon's, other then the Consumer's report? I'd be interested to hear.

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Gulf Stream Coach :: Travel Trailers, Luxury Fifth Wheels and Toy Haulers should be on the list. http://www.glacierbayrv.com/factorydirect.html
is a relatively new company, that has a five year warranty.
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We just returned from the Hershey RV show today. Spent 6 hours looking over several 5RV's after reading this thread. We thought that the New Horizon, DRV, Carraige and even the Landmark models by Bighorn we the best models at the show. We returned several times to each models to compare each of them against the other. This was based on how they were constructed (full time living), features and craftsmanship. We liked the DRV models the best and will most likely choose them when we purchase. They had the best insulated package than the others and I really liked the 3 1/4" thickness of the walls.

The best thing is all of the models minus NH are built near where I grew up (northern IN) so we intend to tour the factories when visiting the family.

We really enjoyed the show and will return again. The show prices seemed to be pretty good from what I've seen priced elsewhere.
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Correction on the Landmark, it's made by Heartland.
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Shaun & Amy,

The unit has a heavy solid steel frame. All wheels have shocks. Moryde independant suspension. The cabinets are all wood and not pressed board. It came with toilet paper holder and towel bars. Each unit is custom built to your order. Interior colors are chosen by you so it does not look like a house of bad taste. Fit and finish are second to none. All space is utilized. (No wasted space.) Two year bumper to hitch warranty that is actually honored. It has held up under rough service. I take it anywhere. I could go on and on.
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Holiday rambler is a very good middle of the road unit. Not as good as teton or excell or carrage but much better then 80 % of the market
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Don't consider Heartland Products, very poor service in the Warranty Dept.
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