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Posted: 04/14/13 11:01am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If a new RV asked what to buy, all you here is length, length, I disagree, space in the right part of the RV is far more important. Today with all the new slides you can make room when you need it and have what it takes when rolling down the road to. Wanting things to look big are for the young who have to have the biggest house on the block, the tall diesel pickupor SUV. RVing is different.


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Posted: 04/14/13 11:05am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I agree, thats why we chose a 21 foot Hybrid trailer with a huge slideout. Its win win situation as far as size and space as far as Im concerned!

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Posted: 04/14/13 11:42am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Definitely need a slide but I never understood the need for opposite slides that give you a huge dance floor in the middle.

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The bigger the trailer the more junk I can pack in it to blow out the junky tires that come on it.


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Posted: 04/14/13 11:32am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Less is more for my wife and I too. It is just the two of us travelling. Yes, our 5er is just short of 32 ft. But with the Kitchen slide out and the super slide, we have ample room. Perhaps those who use the heck out of theirs or full time truly need the extra space a longer unit gives you, but for now, we`re happy with a little ole 32 footer.


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Posted: 04/14/13 11:09am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I agree. For example, I hate that almost all RV plans don't have a way for the couch to look directly at the TV. Who wants to crane their neck to one side for the entire time they're watching TV?

Some fifth wheels have the TV in the right place, but those are usually plans with slides on both sides of the RV so the couch/recliners is pretty far away from the TV...and the TV is too small. TVs actually have an optimum viewing distance based on size. You'd think the higher-end models would take that into consideration.

Use of space is important. But maybe I'm just anal.


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Posted: 04/14/13 11:44am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Probably depends on who you're asking and how they use the RV. Kind of hard to generalize all RVers on MOST issues.


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skipnchar wrote:

Probably depends on who you're asking and how they use the RV. Kind of hard to generalize all RVers on MOST issues.


Well said, that's why they make so many different sizes and floorplans. If they don't sell em, they will quit making them

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Jeff look at the the Thor Challenger 37kt. I love it. It is on my short list of class A RVs.

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Dyngbld wrote:

Jeff look at the the Thor Challenger 37kt. I love it. It is on my short list of class A RVs.


I like that floorplan a lot!

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