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Old 07-08-2016, 11:04 PM   #1
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Heyo from SoCal!

Hey guys,

I'm looking at either a GrandDesign 350M or an Airstream classic 30'... FYI I would have a high end hitch either Hensley or ProPride for the AS

So I wrote this up.. it's just going to be me and my dog full timing for the next 2 years.

Everyone says a 5th wheel is so much easier than a TT.. but who has actual experience of an AS w/ propride or hensley vs a 5th? Was there really that much of a difference?


Tow vehicle will either be a 2500 or a 3500 depending.

PROS 5th wheel
Lots of space
Ramp / patio
Room for an office in the garage
big kitchen and fridge
large TV
Large shower
Huge water tanks / grey / black

Cons
Large footprint
need a bigger vehicle (3500)
lower gas mileage
harder to setup by myself


PROS AS
Easier to setup by myself
Quality of the interior items
Inside feels more 'open' to the outside
travel more places and easier offroad capabilities

Cons
Small shower
Less storage inside
no ramp lol
less capacity on tanks (water / grey / black)
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Old 07-08-2016, 11:32 PM   #2
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Hey Josh,

Just wanted to say welcome to the forum. I am sure there is some one here who can help you, unfortunately I can not.

Hope you and your side kick find what will work best for you.

Safe travels!

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Old 07-08-2016, 11:38 PM   #3
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Hey Josh,

Just wanted to say welcome to the forum. I am sure there is some one here who can help you, unfortunately I can not.

Hope you and your side kick find what will work best for you.

Safe travels!

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Thanks Chance!
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Old 07-09-2016, 08:57 AM   #4
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Hi! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Hope you find the perfect RV for your needs!

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I would think if you are full timing at full hookup sites tank capacity would be less of an issue versus dry camping. So consider where you plan to stay at night would be my suggestion. Also as long as you can fit in the shower where you can shut the door, not have to stoop, and have room to bend over and wash your calves and feet it is big enough I guess.
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Glad to have you here in the forum with us.

I hate small showers. If you're planning on full timing for a while space will become important to you. However you need to decide what's right for you.

Happy Trails!!!
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