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Old 02-01-2008, 07:32 AM   #1
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For all you TS 5th'ers...I am currently in the research stage of buying my RV. I will be buying a Full Time 5th Wheel. I bought the Consumer Group RV comparison guide. The guide rates TS 5th wheels 4 1/2 to 5 stars (one to five stars) in 'Reliability' and 'Value'..but here's the rub...very low in 'Highway Control'..one to three stars...Please help me understand what is happening in the 'Highway Control' category...TS would be a 4 to 5 star rating if the towability rating matched the others...the only 5th wheel CG rates five stars across the board is New Horizon and quit frankly I do not like there floor plans...Can anyone shed some light on this for me...
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For all you TS 5th'ers...I am currently in the research stage of buying my RV. I will be buying a Full Time 5th Wheel. I bought the Consumer Group RV comparison guide. The guide rates TS 5th wheels 4 1/2 to 5 stars (one to five stars) in 'Reliability' and 'Value'..but here's the rub...very low in 'Highway Control'..one to three stars...Please help me understand what is happening in the 'Highway Control' category...TS would be a 4 to 5 star rating if the towability rating matched the others...the only 5th wheel CG rates five stars across the board is New Horizon and quit frankly I do not like there floor plans...Can anyone shed some light on this for me...
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Old 02-01-2008, 10:27 AM   #3
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Roll'en Stone:
New Horizon and quit frankly I do not like there floor plans. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I can't answer your question about the Travel Supreme, but just wanted to clarify about the New Horizons. Since they are a custom manufacturer, you can have any floorplan built that you want. The floorplans on their website or in their brochure are just examples, but you're not limited to just those.
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Cliff, see my reply under the Travel Supreme owners forum. Gene
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Linda...thanks for the input...Yes, I have read New Horizon is a custom build co. I guess I should have qualified my remark by saying they are a bit above my pay grade...as they say...but no doubt rated top's in the market...

I am currently leaning toward three models in the 35 ft. range, TS's River Canyon, a 4 1/2 star rating in the 'Reliability' and 'Value' rating, with 89 points in the Value rating...thats basiclly a 5 star value, the best in it's class, also I can safely pull these with a 350/3500 series Duelly (better fuel economy and more practical transportation upon arrival at your destination), Travel Supreme which rates 5 stars in 'Reliability' and 'Value' but will require at minimum a 450 series truck for towing and Mobile Suites which rates a solid 4 stars across the board but these are also heavy weights that will require a 450 series TV...Please offer any comments...
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I would guess towability ratings have to do with pin weight. IF a fiver has too little or too much pin weight it can effect the way it will handle. Pin weight needs to be right at 20% of a trailers GVWR or you start having problems.
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