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Old 01-02-2005, 05:01 PM   #1
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My wife and I plan on going full time late this spring...we need to buy a new 5th wheel...would like some imput from owners of Cardial, Cedar Creek, Open Road and Montana. Would you purchase these brands again and what kind of problems have you had with your unit... Open to all suggestions at this piont. Hope to see all of you out there on the open road soon.
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Old 01-02-2005, 05:01 PM   #2
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My wife and I plan on going full time late this spring...we need to buy a new 5th wheel...would like some imput from owners of Cardial, Cedar Creek, Open Road and Montana. Would you purchase these brands again and what kind of problems have you had with your unit... Open to all suggestions at this piont. Hope to see all of you out there on the open road soon.
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Old 01-03-2005, 08:26 AM   #3
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You did not indicate if you are new to Rving or not. If you are, I'd suggest you rent a motorhome for at least a week and hit the road. See how you do in close quaters for extended periods. Some folks just can not tolerate that much togetherness.

If you are going full time, look only at 4-season coaches and do get the dual pane windows. Lok past the shine and glitz and see how well it is built in behind cabinets, in lockers. Make sre the carpet and cloth are a god quality and will hold up for more than 3 or 4 years.

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The most common fivers used for full timing seem to be from Newmar, Travel Supreme, Teton, Carriage. Check into their construction, materials used and features, then compare them to others. That might help you make up your mind.
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We owned a custom built Cardinal by Forest River for four years. We ordered in December and it was delivered in April almost hand made.
We never has a single complaint about the unit. It sat outside next to the house through some pretty rough winters. And then we lived in it for 6 months after moving across the country and while our new home was being built. We traded it last year for a new Lance camper. We got a new hobby (ATV's) and wanted to take them with us. So we now own a Lance 1130 and two ATV's and a trailer.
The model was a rear kitchen unit. A 32RKBS if I remember right.
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Old 01-05-2005, 02:41 AM   #6
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We have been RV'ing for several years so its not new...Just the idea of full timeing. We have a 5th wheel now but its not a 4 seasons unit. We are also members of the Texas Boomers.
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You might want to get the info from the RV consumer group. They rate RV's and the minimal cost for their information package can save you $$$$ and grief.

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I would be looking at a 4seasons 5th wheel. We are going full time this July and bought a 35' HitchHiker Champagne with all the bells and whistles, storm windows, thick insulation. We went to 7 factory tours before making our decision. Have fun in seeing God's country.
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Buying a 5th wheel is a lot like buying a home. As a rule the more money you spend the nicer home you will have. Ed
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