Originally Posted by jriedel
I am looking to buy a fifth wheel trailer of 30'-36' to full time about 4-5 months a year. I will buy something about 5 years old, but I have no idea who makes a good quality & who doesn't. Any help in the right direction would be appreciated.
If you're planning to live in it for several months at a time you might want to try and avoid the low end trailers.
Excel (Petersen Industries) was a good brand with good build quality and insulation, but they seized production a few months ago, having said that this is no reason to avoid them.
It all depends on how much you are willing to spend. Also, 5 years ago was the time when most manufacturers were in big trouble and cut corners where they shouldn't have. Finding the right unit will mostly be leg work.