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Old 02-15-2014, 05:56 PM   #15
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I don't think you could go wrong buying a unit that is 2-3 years new.....anything older and its a bit of a gamble in terms of maintanence by the previous owner. There are also 5ers that are "light" models....have less insulation but are nice. We really enjoy our 5er...probably has the most room for the dollar and it pulls easier than a TT(travel trailer)...before we bought our new 5er we looked for over a year before settling on a Cougar 327RES. Excluding the high end units...most mid range units are comfortable. Remember the companys don't make their own fridges,stoves,furnaces etc......so the difference that shows is in the actual construction of the unit...well except for the frame....most companies buy that too......we have had our Cougar for 3 going into our 4th year and we are very pleased with it......Being this is your first rig I would start out with a smaller 5er....be sure to check how much your truck will tow.

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Old 02-15-2014, 06:18 PM   #16
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Hello everyone. I am new to this forum and new to fifth wheel camping. My husband and I are researching purchasing a fifth wheel a forest river rockwood or Flagstaff, or Keystone cougar and we need all the help we can get. We would appreciate any input.

Budget won't allow us to get the high-end fifth wheels but want to do some moderate traveling. Hoping one of these 2 units will be up to it.

We have lots of questions.
1. What does the tripod thing that goes under hitch connection do? Is it necessary or recommended?

2. What helpful advise can u offer a newbie who is totally wet behind the ears?

3. What are some pros/cons for these units?

4. Going to RV show this next week to start the "plunge" any advise?

We have a new 2013 Dodge Ram 2500 Hemi truck to pull with.

Any input would be appreciated both + or -.
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Old 02-15-2014, 11:23 PM   #17
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Need all help i can get

Want to thank all who responded. It is always good to have some good input to help navigate new waters. Will keep it all in mind, again thank you.
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