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sgtcoffey wrote:

We are about to start full time RVing. We are looking at upgrading to a 5th wheel Toy Hauler. (We currently have a Fuzion 301). What is the best 5th Wheel Toy Hauler to full time in?? Thank you in advance for all your assistance!!

My GF and I looked at toy haulers because we haul a lot of stuff. The toys are telescopes and other equipment, not vehicles or boats. We decided not to get a toy hauler when we realized how much of the living space is the garage.

I know this is not an answer to your question, but it was a huge factor for us. When we sat down in the non toy hauler, we were so comfortable, we never looked back.

This happened at an RV show where we had the chance to check out lots of rigs.


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We have a 2015 CVO Limited to take with us.

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nayther wrote:

If it were me I'd want the best quality I could find and afford. Most coaches specifically state, "not for full time living" and warranty is void if used for full time, however that doesn't mean too much to me as 99% of them are built like ****. I know a lot state Grand Design is a cut above but since FR bought them I'm not so sure.

There's also some custom builders out there that build some very nice high end fifth wheels, don't have names.


FR did not buy Grand Design - Winnebago did. So far, GD is still operating independently and nothing has changed as far as their quality or customer service. We full-time in a GD Reflection and will be moving up to a Solitude after the first of the year. We know lots of folks full-timing in GD Momentums and like them. One couple we know even winter at ski resorts in Colorado in their Momentum (I think one of them might be an instructor or they just work the resorts).

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I would go Grand Design if I were full-timing it. Or as mentioned, the sky's the limit if your budget is. But assuming you don't want to spend 100k+, Grand Design it is.


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Whatever you decide upon for an RV, buy it a year ahead of your FT timeframe to give you time to work out the bugs. You dont want to spend time in a hotel because your new rig is in the shop for months.


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Might look here, I love my KZ. Has not been trouble free but none are and everything has been covered by warranty. KZ also warranty's two years even with full time living, many will give no warranty if you live in them.
https://www.kz-rv.com/products/venom-fifth-wheel-toy-haulers/floorplans.html


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As you can see Grand Design has a loyal following, KZ is not too far behind. Brands that don't punish you for full timing in at least some of their models also include Crossroads, Jayco, Winnebago, and Keystone. You will have to look at each to determine what portions of the units they cover for longer periods under what terms.

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Howdy!

We have a 2014 Heartland Cyclone 4000 we fulltime In. If I had it to do over today I would be looking at a DRV Fullhouse at the very least. The next step would be to spend the money on a custom one from New Horizon.

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sgtcoffey wrote:

We are about to start full time RVing. We are looking at upgrading to a 5th wheel Toy Hauler. (We currently have a Fuzion 301). What is the best 5th Wheel Toy Hauler to full time in?? Thank you in advance for all your assistance!!


What are you going to put in the garage?

We had a 2016 Grand Design 380TH with a 11ft garage, separated by a sliding glass door to the living area. It was nice. The deck (ramp) was nice to hang out on too.
My wife saw a Solitude 374 with the front living room. Very,very spacious living space compared to the 380TH. Yep. That's what we have now. The garage is under the bedroom and will barely hold the Victory street cruiser.

Riverstone makes a nice front living room and so does Montana.

Take your time and pick the right one. It really hurts the pocketbook buying the wrong one first. KEN


I (2-10-05) bought a 2002 F350 CC SWD PSD and a new 2003 Citation 10'8. I have been a tent camper all my life. I wanted more comfort while camping and CraterLake Ski Patrol.
It's time for more space. I purchased a 2016 Grand Design 380TH as of 10-29-2015.

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We almost bought a Grand Design 3 years ago and while we were looking I joined their owners forum and I'm still a member and frequent that forum occasionally.
Owners were once in heaven there but it seems that now the honeymoon may be over with people complaining like all the other brands. If I was looking right now I would take a good look at KZ. They've been around long enough to be past the honeymoon stage.
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