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we have had our wilderness 5th since new in 1993. bought it when both kids in mid teens?have done regular maintenance, like everyone appliances repaired,brakes, tires. when we first bought it the dometic fridge had problem with staying lit. Internet in its infancy, but studied for solution. Bought dinosaur board. Now you can get them anywhere,then you had to order it from Oregon, mail order. Today {still in business} still solves problem with dometic fridges.My fridge {original} to 1993 with dino board in it,died last year {2018}. Board still works fridge gave it up.I will probably run into someone that hopefully can use it to solve their problem with fridge.
Didn't help when we were T boned in the trailer in Alabama by a car. I saw it in my rear view mirror, sitting in my truck, and saw it bounce up and leave a wheel mark 24 inches up from the ground. I thought oh man this cant be good.
This a wood constructed trailer and thought there is going to be a big hole. And there wasnt just the wheel mark and no wood damaged or wall flimsy when pushed on. So I too think trailers were definitely built better 25 years ago.

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2005 Newmar Mountain Aire fiver purchased off a repo lot in 2007. We've towed it over 100k miles and spend four to five months a year living in it. Once we were snow birds, but now we use it to go north in the summer.

No intention of ever selling it (as long as I can still drive the truck!). We put a MorRyde independent suspension under it in 2017. Outside decals are starting to fade, but the inside is still like new.


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not old at all but i feel like my pre Thor KZ Durango is a good unit, its the first RV that I've been satisfied with an have not felt that i wanted to trade or upgrade. It's serving the purpose quite well and should do us many more years.


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others - 17 Shelby GT350 | 17 Explorer Sport | 14 Mustang GT | 87 Regal GN | 37 Plymouth Coupe | 16 Kawasaki Mule Pro-FXT | 12 John Deere 1023E


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Love our 04 Fleetwood Pride. Built in Texas instead of Indiana.
37 ft triple slide and very well built.


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We've had a '92 Citation followed by a '93 Citation, followed by a '99 Citation, then a 2003 Citation (which we still own for family to use) and we currently have a 2008 Citation. I believe every trailer has been better built than the trailer it replaced. The problem for us is Citation went out of business in 2009 so I guess when we replace our current trailer we'll likely go to a Mobile Suite, Lux or possibly a New Horizons..... any of which will be a step up from what we have and will come with a price tag that is apt to take some of the fun out of camping.


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My wife and I bought our little treasure going on three years now. It's a 1994 Dutchman Duck that is in great shape and came without modifications except for reversing the double axles. We built a new bed frame with storage for clothing underneath, tore out the dining table and benches and put in a half-round glass topped table, added 100 watts of solar panels and a Predator 1600-2000 watt generator. The trailer is 22' and weighs in at 4015 dry, So it's relatively easy to tow with a light Anderson hitch and our 1997 F150 Super Cab Flairside Lariat 4x4. Not fast, but steady at 55-60 mph. Even Carson City to South Lake Tahoe wasn't overtaxing (three adults and 2 dogs, kayaks, bikes and the usual 10 day excursion equipment). Its pretty much all we need for road tripping the west. Our trips this year hopefully will include, Slot canyons in Escalante-Staicase National Monument, Brice Canyon and Zion National Parks, and Four Corners/Monument Valley Tribal Park, in Utah. We've an ambitious trip to the Redwoods of California planned for September or early October.

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We have 2008 Sunnybrook Bristolbay 3420BH. We have been at looking at new ones but they are so flimsy honestly! We are going to keep ours.


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