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RE: First time 5er needs advice

Agree that you should get the F350 for the difference in price it allows you options should you want to upgrade. We love the Reflection 303. It has enough room for us to be comfortable and for our Golden retriever to have room for her toys (and her water bowl where we don't kick it over). We don't have the storage full, but love the storage. Everything except clothes and food and toys stays in the rig. Since we retired we typically spend at least 4 nights for a trip; longest trip was about 7 weeks. The 303 is large enough that you don't start to climb the walls, assuming you occasionally take a 1 or 2 week vacation. Our previous 5er was 30' and it got small very quickly. You will find some campgrounds too small but many others that are just fine. As noted above, staying under 35' gives you a lot more options. COE parks are usually great. You do have to worry more about where you tow, but steep and curvy mountain roads are an issue no matter what you tow. You can get more input on the Grand Design owners forum. Dave carries a kayak and has a Reflection 337. One of the 303 owners posted in her forum blog, and I believe that they stayed in Pisgah National Forest. Best of luck in your search.
2hams 10/19/14 06:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Williamsburg VA for Easter 2015

Although we haven't stayed there, American Heritage sounds like the best bet. Our dealer had the annual customer campout there this year and were very pleased (and the dealership owner has a 40' fiver). We missed the campout since we were at the Grand Design rally :) We stayed at Newport News City park with our popup, but wouldn't want to take our Reflection there.
2hams 10/16/14 07:27am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Opinions wanted - 5th wheels suggestions

We went to the RV show in Raleigh last fall, then visited RV Outlet near Danville. It was a good place to look at lots of rigs. The Heartland were too long/heavy, as were the Montana, although the Montana High Country was our second choice and we did get a quote from them. We also looked at a couple of rigs at RB Taylor while we were visiting in Lynchburg. We eliminated the Silverback because we have to access the fridge with slides in to load/unload. Once we found Grand Design we knew it was the length, weight, and floorplan that was perfect. We were concerned that it was a new company, but got excellent responses from the product line manager. We also looked at the owners forum. We are very happy with Southern RV in Richmond. We looked at an Open Range there, and bought our Reflection from them. We only managed to get to one of their monthly campouts this year.
2hams 10/16/14 06:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Opinions wanted - 5th wheels suggestions

We are happy with our Grand Design and with our dealer, who meets your distance criteria. They also carry Open Range and Jayco.
2hams 10/15/14 06:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: US-13 Southbound after bay bridge-tunnel - pulloff?

There is a truck stop on the right as you continue on Northampton (US13). It is just past Baker Rd before you get to I64. There is a Wendy's at the corner.
2hams 10/15/14 06:13am Roads and Routes
RE: solitude 320x

It's a pretty new model. You might ask on the Grand Design owners forum.
2hams 10/11/14 06:38pm Beginning RVing
RE: Stink bugs!!!

Our Golden likes to eat them. Then her breath stinks!
2hams 10/10/14 03:58am RV Pet Stop
RE: 2015 Calendar

For $12 to 15 you can pick your favorite camping pictures from this year and get a custom calendar for next year from Costco. Makes a nice Christmas present. Not free, but priceless.
2hams 09/27/14 06:04am RV Lifestyle
RE: Warranty

Congratulations! Agree with midnightsadie Based on what I've seen on the grand design owners forum, skip the extended warranty.
2hams 09/27/14 05:53am Toy Haulers
RE: Grand Design

We are very happy with our Reflection 303. We've spent about 100 nights and 6000 miles. The Grand Design website says travel trailer coming soon. You can get a lot of insight by reading the posts and asking questions on the Grand Design owners forum. If you ask your question in the manufacturer section you may even get an answer from one of the owners, even though it is an independent forum.
2hams 09/26/14 06:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Fiver with Bed slide

PaulCW, You purchase through a dealer. See the Purchase Local statement on the Grand Design website. I also suggest you take a look at the Grand Design Owners Forum. It will give you a good feel for what owners think about their units, and customer support (excellent). The GVWR is 1500 more on the Silverback. We eliminated it because we could not get to the refrigerator with the slides in. It also didn't give us any good large storage spot (think 20# bag of dog food), a spot for the dog water bowl without kicking it over, or large enough spot for a clock radio and glasses by the bed. There are other differences too, like the hydraulic slides on the Silverback. We didn't find a small enough Laredo (any better than the one we had), and just didn't like the feel of the Cougar. The Mountaineer was too heavy. We considered a Montana High Country, but one floor plan had very heavy recliners to move to put in the slide and the other had a walk through bathroom with a clearance about 3" shorter than the DH. With our trade, we were quoted within $100 difference between the High Country and Reflection (3 different quotes) - all at different dealers.
2hams 09/24/14 11:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fiver with Bed slide

At first I thought we would not like not having more windows in the bedroom, but after more than 100 nights on the road it doesn't bother us. I do regret not getting a Fantastic fan for the bedroom and kitchen. We changed to 16" wheels and LT tires. I believe that 16" wheels are now a factory option. We don't have dual pane windows. We did get some condensation when nighttime temps were in the low 50s, but nothing really bad. There are some folks with dual pane windows who are active on the Grand Design owners forum, so you might get some more info there. Also lots of other 303 owners. We found that everything was pretty comparable in price for the rigs we considered. Our must haves included 16" wheels, access to fridge with slides in, standard queen bed, and layout where my 6'4" DH could walk around without scraping his head. We also wanted to stay under 35' and under 12000 GVWR. I researched for over a year and looked at every mfg.
2hams 09/24/14 06:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fiver with Bed slide

We are very happy with our 303. The floorplan works great and we have plenty of storage. We really like having nightstands and a standard queen bed.
2hams 09/23/14 07:17am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Which 5th wheel factory tour would you recomend.

You can also visit the Grand Design factory. The RV museum has a scale model of a typical factory.
2hams 09/23/14 06:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tent Camping In Virginia & Northern North Carolina?

Try any of the Virginia state parks. Also try any Corps of Engineer parks. some state parks include Kiptopeke on the eastern shore, Chippokes near Surry, James River north of Appomattox, Douthat near Clifton Forge, First Landing on Shore Drive has interesting trails. Also close to home try Newport News city park.
2hams 09/21/14 06:25am Tent Camping
RE: Fifth wheels decisions

We love our Reflection. It came off the line in the first 3 months of production. It has been problem free. Check out all of the owner's forums.
2hams 09/20/14 06:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New 5th wheel

Congratulations! You have a very nice rig. Happy travels.
2hams 09/20/14 05:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Retiring 2015 - 5'er Advice/Experience Solicited

We had a great time at the Grand Design rally and all the Solitude owners love theirs. The company is new and really seems focused on customer service.
2hams 09/13/14 01:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Are we just Too Picky!!

The Reflection 303 is just under 34'.
2hams 08/31/14 07:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dillon South Caroline

Bass Lake sites aren't paved, but are large and a great deal if you are Passport America.
2hams 08/27/14 02:21pm Fifth-Wheels
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