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Old 04-15-2018, 05:45 AM   #29
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Take a look at Open Range 3X. Walls are 3" thick.
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54* 40' or FIGHT!

President Polk, is that you?
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LOL Yup!
We should just call everyone in BC an Oregonian.
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Old 04-15-2018, 11:13 AM   #32
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Holy Crap DRVs are heavy.


Heavy usually translates to a good build in my opinion....Teton and DRV both come to mind.
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Old 04-15-2018, 11:18 AM   #33
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I'd look at the Durango Gold Line by Kz, they are rated at full time living, not as heavy as they others, well built, have a two year warranty bumper to bumper an are a smaller company that provides the most bang for the buck ...

They have thoughtfully designed, they are very livable, these are fifth wheels set a high standard for fulltime RVing. Looking at the interiors, you will notice the many convenience's, comfort an well planned kitchens an tons of room ...

Check out their web page https://www.kz-rv.com/products/duran...-fifth-wheels/
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Old 04-15-2018, 11:43 AM   #34
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Outdoors Rv is built and designed specifically for 4 season use. They have the Mountain Series or Titanium Series, I was going to purchase the F30RLS 5th wheel but my wife decided the kitchen did not have enough cabinet space or an island.
There very well built and also have shocks for off road travel.
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Old 04-18-2018, 10:43 AM   #35
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I want to thank everyone for all the great information thus far. It has been a big help in pointing me in the direction and research on these models. I am now kind of reaching out to the ones that have actually had living experience in these types of RVs. Better summing it up full timers that have experienced all 4 seasons and would care to share their story and learning experiences with me.
Again thx to everyone. 🤙
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We lived in a couple of our 5ers for over 3 years in OR while working on a project. The first rig we bought to go onto the project was a Elite Suites (DRV). I couldn't wait to trade this rig in. When we bought it new and we could never get it to stop leaking and living in OR this is not a good thing. This was also having a dealer trying do a Seal Tec test on it but he could never get enough pressure up to test it. It was leaking air out everywhere. I won't even go into all the troubles we had with it and this was an over $100,000 rig in 1996.

We traded it in on an Excel and that was the happiest day I had for a long time. Unfortunately Excel didn't survive the last slow down and went out of business. They had a guarantee that if you ran the furnace inside at 70* that the front storage and belly would stay right at (if I remember right)

The ex president of Excel is now the CEO of New Horizon 5ers.
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What would your thoughts be on the grand design solitude 375 RES?
Sorry, just saw this. Also sorry I cannot answer your question as i have no direct knowledge of the product. Hopefully, someone else will be able to answer your question.
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What would your thoughts be on the grand design solitude 375 RES?


We liked the GD but liked the Landmark better. Check out Vilano too!
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We've been full-time in our 2014 DRV for 5 years. Still happy with our choice of rigs!
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