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Posted: 07/17/21 02:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi,

My husband and I have been a Travel Trailer owner since 2004.

We are looking into the possibility of moving to a 5th Wheel.

As for floor plans I am most interested in the floor plan with an island kitchen. Although our plans do not include a large in length for a 5th wheel, we are looking at the ones that are 34ft and below.

Another feature that is appealing is the outdoor kitchen.

Some other important function features are the ability to access the bathroom and refrigerator while slide outs are in.

Looking at these floor plans would anyone like to share their pros and cons? What do you suggest we keep in mind as we look?

Manufacture of Grand Design keeps popping up when I do searches...Any suggestions on other manufactures?

We are planning on purchasing a used trailer, a 2018 and above in age. Ha,ha we say that now but you know how it is when you go to look [emoticon]

Any advice is appreciated....obviously owning a TT since 2004 we have the basic of Rving down, but moving into a 5th Wheel is a new concept for us.

Thank you,
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The FW in our signature is about 30' with an island kitchen, We love it. It's space that would otherwise be just floor space. After owning several entry level MH's, I find the fit, finish and quality of our model to be pretty good. In a year of ownership we have only had one minor issue taken care of quickly and easily.


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Posted: 07/17/21 03:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

DW says our 310 GKR is her "dream" RV kitchen. It has four apartment-quality appliances, a full pantry with door and an island with double sink and modern three tray dishwasher. A friend with a class A was visiting and said that this was in many ways better than the top end class A kitchens.


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Posted: 07/17/21 03:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We had a Columbus 320RS with an island in the kitchen. The nice thing was it was on wheels. This worked out great as we were able to move it as necessary for more room. It was secured when we traveled and never caused a problem.


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X 2 on the island on wheels.

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Crespro wrote:

DW says our 310 GKR is her "dream" RV kitchen. It has four apartment-quality appliances, a full pantry with door and an island with double sink and modern three tray dishwasher. A friend with a class A was visiting and said that this was in many ways better than the top end class A kitchens.

If I already didn't have a different 5er on order, this layout would def attract my attention.

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Our Grand Design 2930RL is 34'- 4" No outdoor kitchen but that wasn't something we wanted anyway. Honestly I think it is a bit of a joke, these outdoor kitchens.

The camper has been ok quality wise but I can and have fixed many warranty issues myself.


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Decided how you like it with the slides closed.


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Pluses on ours: Lots of extra storage and adds to counter space.
Minuses: Blocks access to back half of trailer including fridge. Also, if 2 of you are working on one side and one wants to past them, you have to go around the island.
There are some models that do give fridge access to at least one side with double doors.
We think the pluses outweigh the minuses.
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We added a portable island on wheels to our big open kitchen. Since we both cook, it adds work space as well as storage.

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