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bobbyg123

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I've used the search feature but haven't hit the mother load yet. I'm looking for threads (or opinions here) on the manufacturers that you guys think make the best mid-level (mid-size) 5th wheels. I'm familiar with the common brands such as Jayco, Crossroads, and Keystone. For some reason, there aren't a lot of Forest River products here in the Pacific NW, but I've heard good things about them. Thus far, I like the new Crossroads Sahara quite a bit, but I haven't seen enough other brands to make a fair comparison.

We only have 2 kids, but they're 5 year old twin boys. When we upgrade from our travel trailer, we're looking for a balance between quality and bang for the buck. Can't see any reason why we'd need anything bigger than 36'. I'll be upgrading our F150 in a year or so, but I won't go bigger than a 3500 SRW.

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I assume you will be getting a larger truck too?
If that is true, I can say I am totally satisfied with my Cedar Creek. It is a 2005 model and the only issues have been dealer caused and my own mistakes. Keystone is now a Thor brand and in the past I have not been too excited about Thor quality. That is not to say any brand cannot make a bad one.


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If you have a close dealer, the Open Range has a couple of nice BH 5ers and you will find that they are lighter than some of the other models on the market. We are starting on the 4th year with ours and like it quite well even though it is not a BH. Good Luck in your searching.


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We have the Coachman Chaparell 271BH bunkhouse model. About 30' long and 10k pounds fully loaded. Twin residential size bunks in small kids bedroom with good sized closet. Good size tank capacitys and storage. Only thing inconvenient is living room slide needs to be out to get to bathroom and master bedroom but not really a significant issue for use

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donn0128 wrote:

I assume you will be getting a larger truck too?


Oh yea, without question. Like I posted, I'll most likely move up to a SRW 1-ton. I won't get a dually.

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You have more rv dealers near you than I do here in SoCal!

Clear Creek RV in Silverdale Washington carries the full lines of new Jayco's, Keystone RV's, Northwoods Arctic Fox and R-Vision.

RV's Northwest carries Arctic Fox, Cruiser, Trail-Lite, Wildwood, Wind River and Zinger. Spokane and North Spokane.

In Pasco Washington Broadmoor RV carries WIND RIVER, CREEK SIDE, TIMBER RIDGE, NASH, TAMARACK, NORTH COUNTRY, SALEM, FUZION, ARCTIC FOX, DESERT FOX, R-POD, DUTCHMEN, BACK COUNTRY and OPEN RANGE.

U-Neek RV in Kelso Wash. has Cruiser RV, Forest River, Heartland, Wildwood, Wildcat, FunFinder RV and Keystone.

Paulsbo in Kent...Auburn...Everett and Mt. Vernon carrys Forest River.

I would suggest since you are looking for "a balance between quality and bang for the buck", seriousily browse the Jayco's, Heartlands, Open Range, Actic Fox and CrossRoads brands.

To prove that their quality and workmanship is a step above others, Jayco, Open Range and CrossRoads give you a 2 year warranty by the way!


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I am bias towards Sabre fivers. We've had ours for 4 years and still love going out in it.
They make two bunkhouse floor plans. Here's one:
http://www.palominorv.com/productinfo.as........orplandetails&floorplanid=4306&RVType=FW


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We like our KZ


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We ordered a brand new Sabre 32BHOK-6 this year. Many folks have been satisfied with the trailers. This year we went on 7 trips with it. We love it. The sabre is a great trailer for the money. other than a few pieces of trim coming loose(1.5 year old boy) from someone picking at them. we have had Zero Problems.


As for towing I think you will be happy with a SRW 3/4 or bigger. My old trusty F250 pulls the trailer like a champ.


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We have a Coachmen Chaparral 330FBH. It is a great floorplan for kids. My girls (9 & 12) really like it. The bunkhouse is in the front with a bunk and futon-like bed. The back of the trailer is the master bedroom with its own bath - NICE.


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