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53 willys

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Posted: 09/14/20 09:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We are thinking of replacing out 2005 31’ American 5th wheel want to try and stay somewhere around 30’ . We looked at the 303RLS Grand Design Reflection any one have any other makes or models your recommend ? We want a quality 5th wheel that will last us at least 10 years .

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Posted: 09/15/20 08:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You know the 303RLS Grand Design Reflection is almost 32 1/2', right?

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Yes sir I do , that’s the max length we’re looking at but would prefer to find one closer to 30’. We have a F350 SRW so it’s not a weight thing it’s nice to be able to enter most all parks and campgrounds.

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We had a 29 5T Arctic Fox, by Northwood Mfg., in La Grande, Or. they make a 27 5L 5th wheel-it's 29.9 ft. Northwood is well known for making quality campers-they are a true 4 seasons R.V.-Northwood makes their own trailer as well as the camper. We put about 45,000 miles on ours-went from So. Ca. to Yukon Terr. and to Fl. and many places in-between. If I was in the market again-that would be the way I would go. https://northwoodmfg.com/arctic-fox-2/arctic-fox-27-5l/


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x2 on Arctic Fox 27.5L. Mine is older and not the wide body of today. Also, mine is a bit shorter, I believe ... at 28'. But don't let that fool you. As short as it is, it still has a GVWR > 12K lbs.


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I've never had a problem in state and federal parks getting into spots with our GD 303rls.

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Rule of thumb. Add 1'6" to 2' to a model number to get a true LOA exterior.

JMO but new is not necessarily better unless you have 'new' money & are prepared for all the possible new unit glitches. There is nothing wrong with well taken care of used quality.

Be patient. Do your research for a few strong model possibilities & don't be swayed by a model that really is not what is wanted but is 'such a good deal'.

We started the hunt trying to stay at or under 32'. Bought a 34 model number, 35'10" pin to bumper, & have had relatively few problems for sites in SPs.

14 years later a model has not been seen that we like better. No itch.


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Our GD 273MK isn't made anymore but it's 29'11" and works well for us.
GD has some similar floor plans or look for a used one.


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KZ makes a couple 29ft 5W's in the 1/2 ton series. I have a35ft KZ I pull with an F350 SRW.


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