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Old 05-14-2016, 11:26 AM   #1
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New Lifestyle

Last November we replaced our 2012 Alpine 3555RL with a 2015 Lifestyle 39FB.

My criteria were a bath & a half, residential fridge and washer & dryer. Wife's main "has to have" was a walk-around king bed, which we also had in the Alpine. We got it all and more.

We looked at several units with similar layouts. The Lifestyle is as close as there is to an ideal layout for us. We are very happy with our purchase and got a screamin' year-end close-out deal.

We've been living in our new "house" since we got it and will be for the next 8 weeks or so. It's very comfortable and I think we have all the issues that come with a new rig ironed out.

One of those issues for me was that this almost 19K lb gross rig came from the factory with drum brakes. I had Titan disc brakes installed and MAN!, what a difference. We now stop in about the same distance whether the coach is attached or we're running empty.

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Old 05-15-2016, 06:17 AM   #2
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Nice looking set up, what area is the camp ground I've never seen one like that.
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Very nice looking rig, that thing is a monster.
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Nice looking set up, what area is the camp ground I've never seen one like that.
I thought It looked like Arizona, saw the name in one of his pictures - Cochise Terrace Rv Resort - Online looks nice !
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Those photos were taken at Cochise Terrace RV Resort in Benson, AZ. It's a beautiful, well-maintained park where you can rent or own a site. Owned sites can have an RV or park model on them.
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Very nice looking rig, that thing is a monster.
It is a big one - about 45' including the bikes on the back. I need lots of swing room to maneuver. Very comfortable to live in, though.
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Those photos were taken at Cochise Terrace RV Resort in Benson, AZ. It's a beautiful, well-maintained park where you can rent or own a site. Owned sites can have an RV or park model on them.
Bottom photo was taken at Rincon Country West RV Resort in Tucson, where we spent the winter.
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We are also in our 2015 Lifestyle 38RS we found in Phoenix this last January. We traded our 10 year old Alpenlite for the Lifestyle. I was surprised at the difference the wide body makes in seeing the sides of the trailer towing. The extra width makes the passenger side extra hard to see. Love the new rig so far, we have some small fixes as any new one has.
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I definitely notice the added width, too. It hasn't caused me any issues in towing, though and it's sure nice inside. We've had our issues as well, but from what I've seen - and we did our research - we couldn't have chosen a better rig for us.

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I was just surprised that 2 2/1 inches on each side could make such a difference with the mirrors. I really like our Lifestyle, we look at the 39 but settled for the single bath. The outside storage is so huge I don't know if Ill ever fill it up, also love the back storage which will go away with the new model.
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Very nice rig, I bet your very happy.
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Nice rig.

Curious about the decision to go from a DP to a 5er? What factors influenced you?

My wife and I are considering replacing our Alpine (that we've had almost thirteen years). Right now, a TC (Renegade or Dynamax) is pretty high on the list, but I'm curious about 5ers.
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The Alpine was a 5th wheel built by Keystone, not a DP. To get the room, storage, livability and build quality we have in a DP would have cost us 2-3 times what the Lifestyle and RAM did. We are very pleased with our choice.

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