We are potentially considering replacing our 2008 Cougar 314BHS with a new similar trailer. We pull the trailer several times a year and use it as an RV, otherwise it sits at a ranch (under cover) and it used once/twice per month while we are out there. We are a family of six.
We do like the layout of our current trailer, but would like to make the following changes:
-double-pane insulated windows
-master bedroom slide
-50 amp service
-2nd AC (or at least prepped for one)
-some sort of stabilizer system to prevent the trailer from moving around as much when parked
-something better than standard leaf springs for suspension
-some sort of air ride kingpin
We use the trailer year round and it does get down to the low single digits during the winter. I do not fully winterize the trailer when we leave it, but I do drain the lines some, keep the furnace on 45 degrees and use a few ceramic heaters.
I have a 2011 F-350 SRW CCSB diesel. I don't mind getting a little bit heavier trailer, but I don't want to be anywhere near the ratings of the truck. I am also not interested in a longer unit as we like to camp at state parks, some of which are tight.
I would prefer to look at non Lippert frames, but that may not be an option. We've had no issues with ours, but...
That is a very nice 5th wheel! I'd prefer to not go that high in in price, but I'm not sure if there are trailers available with the features I'm looking for in the lower price ranges. Thanks for the suggestions. I'd like to look at one in person and see how much room there is in the pricing.
We have a Jayco SuperLite 30.5BHLT which is close to what you are looking for. It's 50A, 2 A/C, has a bunk room, and a loft plus the dinette and hide-a-bed, bedroom slide. It pulls very nicely and isn't a bank buster. We really like ours, and anyone who sees the inside loves it too! 35' long but no ceiling fan option. Link to page
Karl, Liz, 3-kids and Stout the wonder dog
2011 Jayco Eagle Super Lite 30.5 BHLT
2003 F-250 FX4 6.0 Powerstroke