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Txfirerescue77

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Hi to everyone,
For the past 5 years my family has done well with our old trusty Four Winds 29Q TT, but as of 3 days ago we finally sold her with intentions of upgrading to a 5th wheel, We have 4 kids ranging from 1 - 14 so we definitely need something that sleeps at least six with out having to fold something out every day. So far I have found the Montana Mountaineer 345DBQ and we really like the set up with 4 bunks in the back with two rear slides, but that really seem to be all I have found so far. It seems most 5th wheels have the living room in the back and are set up for couples to live out of them. Any other models other than mentioned about with this set up? We like the Montana but have a hard time finding ones for sale, also they are pretty pricey to boot for even a decent used one. I would really like to stay under the $30k mark. I look forward to the advice

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you should look at toy haulers with a loft as well. Some of them have two beds that come down from the ceiling plus a loft over the garage area. Some of them even have a second bathroom and with that many kids you might need a second one. The only downside with most bunk house models and toy haulers is that the kitchens are small with little storage and the fridges are usually small. They do work well for short trips. One other note, the toy haulers usually have large water tanks.

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Keystone Copper Canyon 324fwbhs and the Forest River Arctic Wolf 315tbh are 2 that I’m considering. Similar to what I have in a tt and I really want another full outside kitchen. The Arctic Wolf has a bath and a half which is nice too.


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What type of camping do you do? Look at the tank capacities and other specs to make sure they will cover you needs. 32 gallons of fresh water with six people won't last a day.

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We currently have a grand design with 4 bunks in the rear, one slide. I think it would be tight for your family though, not much space in bunk area other than beds.
We had a big Horn Silverado which had a full bunk house room with 2 slides, tons of space but it was 40ft and the exterior was cracking on both sides at corner of the slides. It was the first year of that model. Point is there are some out there, keep looking.

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Forest River Sierra/Sandpiper 365SAQ. Will need a 1 ton to haul though.


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We recently bought a 2012 Prime Time Crusader 355BHQ with the rear bunk room. It's 39' and GVWR of 13.7K+-. The more recent models are a 360 or maybe 370 about 40+'. Pretty decent build quality and 4 slides for these versions. Bath and half with 2 doors.


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I haven’t really thought about toy haulers, but I will check into them. We really only do park camping. I don’t really see us doing much boondocking. With 4 kids we always look for places with bathhouses and full hookups, especially with little ones it’s just easier, but we do like to take long trips so storage is a big thing we’re looking for. The main thing I like is the rear bunkhouse with two rear slides and a rear half bath. That gives the kiddos a pretty decent amount of space and they can all go to the back and watch a movie comfortably without being piled on top of each other.

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Halmfamily wrote:

Forest River Sierra/Sandpiper 365SAQ. Will need a 1 ton to haul though.


or the 369 SAQB which may have replaced the above. We just got one before Christmas. Has outdoor kitchen and half bath for the kids.


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I walked through the local RV Show in PA yesterday, i bet 90% of the fifth wheels were shown were bunk houses... From mid bunks, to rear bunks, to BOTH mid and rear bunks...

Find a decent RV show and hit the road..... You will be sure to see a floor plan that tickles your fancy ...


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