Took the TT out for the first time this year. Rained most of the weekend so we went to check out some of the seasonal lots in the area. Found a couple of used 34ft 5'er for sale. Both had rear lounge chairs and large rear window with center kitchens. Both had decks built to suit the 5'er. A cut out around the slides, so getting them out may be a bit tricky, but I'm sure I can do it with a good guide. Both had a large slide on either side of the unit, and a third slide up top for the bed
One was a '06 Paradise Point, the second was a 2009 Cedar Creek. Couldn't view the inside of the Paradise Point, except through the window. But did get to look in the Cedar Creek. The Cedar Creek looked to be well maintained. it was taken off the seasonal lot each winter and taken home by the owners. (1-1/2 drive on the highway). The interior looked well taken care of. Couldn't tell there had been a dog in the unit, but while viewing they brought the dog in form their TV. Sends a strong message that it is both clean and looked after.
The Paradise Point was left on the seasonal lot year round.This raises a red flag over the running gear underneath. My concern is what kind of condition is it in?
I also have a question about these 2 units. I know some vehicles are known for their weaknesses. For example my wife's Rover is known for electrical gremlins. Does the same hold true for RV units? Are their things to look out for depending on the make and model?
Sorry for the long post, but just trying to get the best bang for my buck. If we do decide to pull the trigger on a new to use 5'er.
My TV is an '03 CTD so I don't think I will have too much trouble towing either one.
Cedar Creek was a high line fiver from Forest River. We looked at them and really liked the amenities and interiors. I have a 2500 so it was too big for us.
You might get on the Forest River Forum and look under the Cedar Creek site for more feedback: http://www.forestriverforums.com/forums/f23/
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You said it had opposing slides, so there is a good chance it had center island. All I have seen like that makes it impossible to use or get to anything including the refrigerator when the slides are closed. That may not be a deal breaker for you, bout it definitely would for me. I would have them close the slides and see what is usable. JMO
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I agree with the other comments, our 5er is closed, slides in we can use the micro, ref. the tv. and the couch. Also the bed up above, it was one on the main reason's we purchased this unit. With the wind at 50 plus we have pulled the slides in, and we were still comfortable for the night.
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We agree with the others - access with slides in is very important. So often we make a quick lunch on the road in a rest area or even catch a nap or spend the night with slides in. There are lots of used fivers on the market, so if one of those two don't fit the bill keep shopping -- it's worth waiting to get the best one you can find for the best price... much easier to buy than to sell.
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