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rodltg2
10-27-2006, 04:02 PM
im looking to purchase a large 5th wheel . ive been looking around and i had no idea there were so many brands. any input on which ones a are good or bad??

ski_king
10-27-2006, 04:06 PM
Not sure what brand to recommend, but I would want one with aluminum frame and one piece fiberglass sides.

I have had bad luck with poorly built wooden frames.

SDAhockey21
10-27-2006, 04:20 PM
Fleetwoods and Newmars

But their are tones to chose from hard to say all the good one and bad ones....

www.rvtraderonline.com good used site

JKTX21
10-27-2006, 04:26 PM
We had a Holiday Rambler aluminum frame 5th wheel years back, and a Dutchmen before that. The Holiday Rambler was much better quality. If used, be on the lookout to see if all of the electronics work, brakes, if it leaks fluids from anywhere, etc. Good luck

Jerseydave
10-27-2006, 04:56 PM
see post below

Jerseydave
10-27-2006, 05:05 PM
Carriage
Holiday Rambler
Jayco Eagle
Forest River "Cedar Creek"
Nu-Wa

We just purchased a Forest river "Sierra" travel trailer.....love it!
Great construction, nice layout, seperate room for the kids in the back.

Look for smooth fiberglass sides, one piece rubber roof, one piece front cap, aluminum frame, etc.

Are you buying new or used?
Looking to park it at the lake?

We had ours at the river this summer, nice location but found out later that the boat ramp was only useable at high tide. That would only give us 2-3 hours of boating time, so we're not going there again next year.

rodltg2
10-27-2006, 05:21 PM
thanks for the info, i found a nice one today at lunch . i believe its a 35' potomac. yes i will be parking it at a lake..

Jerseydave
10-27-2006, 09:42 PM
If you're going to park it at a lake and never tow it, why not look into a park model home.

Many have shingle roofs, large windows, large kitchens with full-size refridgerators, second story lofts, etc. They sit on a trailer chassis but are much wider (12') than a fifth wheel (8 1/2').

One good brand for them is Breckenridge. (sp?)

You can pick them up for around 40-50K. (new)

rodltg2
10-30-2006, 01:20 PM
If you're going to park it at a lake and never tow it, why not look into a park model home.

Many have shingle roofs, large windows, large kitchens with full-size refridgerators, second story lofts, etc. They sit on a trailer chassis but are much wider (12') than a fifth wheel (8 1/2').

One good brand for them is Breckenridge. (sp?)

You can pick them up for around 40-50K. (new)


great advice, looked at some this weekend. much better than a 5th wheel..thanks

Jerseydave
10-30-2006, 08:40 PM
No problem, Rod!

5th wheels are great if you plan on moving it alot. (Weekend trips to different places, etc.)

Park models are the best choice if it's going to stay put for a good while.

If I could find that perfect lakefront place, that's what I would do too.
Unfortunately, I haven't found that spot yet.

Sodar
02-23-2007, 09:55 AM
Don't know if you are still looking Rod, but I came across this...

http://hotboat.com/forums/showthread.php?t=141943

TMCNo1
02-23-2007, 11:24 AM
He probably isn't into 5th wheels anymore, since he's not into sports anymore, http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=306334&postcount=7

rodltg2
02-23-2007, 01:11 PM
actully i already bought one, not a 5th wheel though a travel trailer.

Jerseydave
02-23-2007, 01:48 PM
Rod, let's see some pics on your trailer.

Here's ours..............