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My wife and I spent over a year and a half looking for our first 5er. I finally said I had enough, and told her to make a list of EVERYTHING she HAD to have on a trailer. I did the same, and I put our lists together. I told her the first trailer that has all this is the one we will buy. Of course the very next one we looked at had everything we both wanted. It was an Arctic Fox, and we both knew the quality of them from our years in our pickup campers. We have been extremely happy with our choice.


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Just what Dieseltruckdriver said there is your answer go with that ! NEXT THREAD

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I wanted washer dryer hook ups and wife had to have 1 1/2 baths.

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realter wrote:

topjimmy wrote:

My Lippert auto six point level is AWESOME but not a "MUST Have" it depends on your needs , my wife loves to cook so she has to have a big kitchen with double fridge and the L shape counter, as far as access to the bathroom with the slides closed I have never seen one where you can't but that would be "MUST HAVE"


The smallest Jayco has to have the slide moved out a foot or so to get into the bathroom. Salesman said no problem, as the slide runs off your truck battery. Seemed like a good answer to me, anybody disagree with him? I am looking for a small 5th wheel so that I could tow a small boat behind. Having trouble finding ones under 30'.

I don't disagree with him. For us it's a non issue. It's easy enough to run the slide out a little bit even in a rest stop parking space. It isn't like there is a constant rush to get to the toilet. If we travel 5 or 6 hours a day we only need to stop once or twice and there is never a problem finding a spot for the slide to move a foot or so.

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realter wrote:

topjimmy wrote:

My Lippert auto six point level is AWESOME but not a "MUST Have" it depends on your needs , my wife loves to cook so she has to have a big kitchen with double fridge and the L shape counter, as far as access to the bathroom with the slides closed I have never seen one where you can't but that would be "MUST HAVE"


The smallest Jayco has to have the slide moved out a foot or so to get into the bathroom. Salesman said no problem, as the slide runs off your truck battery. Seemed like a good answer to me, anybody disagree with him? I am looking for a small 5th wheel so that I could tow a small boat behind. Having trouble finding ones under 30'.


Find a new salesman and a different model! It is hard to hold the slide button while dancing around. Chris


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Must haves, for us include access to fridge and bath with slides in (we must pack while parked on street). Also standard queen bed and 16" rims with LT tires. Grey tank at 60+ gal.

A floorplan that is 'comfortable'.


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