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Old 02-04-2018, 12:26 PM   #1
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Top "Must Have" features

Just for fun, I thought I would ask what everyone's top three (or more) "Must Have" features are when they look at new floor plans. You know the things that if the unit doesn't have it is an immediate "not that one". Here are ours:

1. No slides extending into the awning area.
2. Table not a booth.
3. Living room that actually feels like a sticks and bricks (IE: the TV is in the right place for viewing). We really like the front living room layouts.

I intentionally did not mention the basement garage on our model as that is unique to it. I wanted to keep this more generic.
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Old 02-04-2018, 12:40 PM   #2
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We liked the front kitchen model but the W/D hook ups were in the bedroom. not our preferred spot, we went with the Front living room mainly because the W/D is in the Kitchen, in retrospect, the front living room is a great feature
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Old 02-04-2018, 02:19 PM   #3
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32 feet 3 slides RL and we aren’t brand loyal.
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Old 02-04-2018, 02:27 PM   #4
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I had a smaller Forest River bumper pull. What I personally wanted on my new one was a king bed, 2 air conditioners (I live in Texas) and it be a 5th wheel. At first I was not liking for a washer and dryer but dang it come in handy. Its side by side units and is tucked away in it own closet in the hallway leading to the front on the trailer. 2013 3725RL.
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Old 02-04-2018, 03:17 PM   #5
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5Th Wheel Must Have
• Not stressful towing- not too heavy
• Auto Level
• Easy hook up
• Easy Dump
• Electric Awning
• Easy Propane swap out
• Doors all closed when hooked up
• Easy water filter change
• Plenty of outside storage
• Trouble free hitch when backing up
• Tire monitoring
• >= 50’ TV
• Recliners facing TV
• Seat in shower
• Counter space bathroom sink
• Easy up and down shades- no day/night fan fold shades
• Sat tv ready
• Easy make bed
• 8 small or 4 large drawers in bedroom
• Convection micro
• Access to ref, Kit Sink, Bathroom with slides in
• Sofa sleeper
• Minimal carpet
• Washer dryer
• No visible cords at TV
• Quiet AC
• 10 Gal water heater
• Slide awnings
roomy kitchen
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Old 02-04-2018, 04:29 PM   #6
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For us it was storage, 6 point leveling, dual ac. Had residential fridges been common when we purchased, it would have been a requirement. We added a moen residential faucet in kitchen, Samsung 18 cu ft fridge, load range h wheels/tires, king size select comfort matress, Samsung 4k tv, better euro style recliners, and in may morryde I.S. will grace the beast.
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Old 02-04-2018, 05:08 PM   #7
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5Th Wheel Must Have
Not stressful towing- not too heavy
Auto Level
Easy hook up
Easy Dump
Electric Awning
Easy Propane swap out
Doors all closed when hooked up
Easy water filter change
Plenty of outside storage
Trouble free hitch when backing up
Tire monitoring
>= 50 TV
Recliners facing TV
Seat in shower
Counter space bathroom sink
Easy up and down shades- no day/night fan fold shades
Sat tv ready
Easy make bed
8 small or 4 large drawers in bedroom
Convection micro
Access to ref, Kit Sink, Bathroom with slides in
Sofa sleeper
Minimal carpet
Washer dryer
No visible cords at TV
Quiet AC
10 Gal water heater
Slide awnings
roomy kitchen
>> >= 50 TV<< Dang..😳
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Old 02-04-2018, 07:41 PM   #8
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For us it's;
1. Auto Level
2. Theater seats
3. Booth dining. (our new rig doesn't have this, but we will be adding it later this year.
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Old 02-04-2018, 07:55 PM   #9
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Access to at least one side of the Fridge with slides in
Access to the Bathroom also with slides in
Hydraulic Auto Leveling
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Old 02-04-2018, 07:55 PM   #10
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wait they have quiet AC's now?
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Old 02-04-2018, 09:43 PM   #11
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Dual AC
LevelUp System
Fireplace
King Bed
Theater Seating
All in our 2015 3440RL
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Old 02-05-2018, 05:51 AM   #12
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1. Wine cellar.
2. Dumbwaiter.
3. Hot tub/swimming pool.
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Old 02-05-2018, 08:25 AM   #13
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1. Wine cellar.
2. Dumbwaiter.
3. Hot tub/swimming pool.
I guess we could convert our basement garage to a wine cellar and my wife can use me as her dumb waiter. An inflatable hot tub and kiddie pool from Walmart and we are all set LOL
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Old 02-05-2018, 08:47 AM   #14
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auto level
Whisper air
direct pull (no cable) tank valves
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Old 02-05-2018, 09:59 AM   #15
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>> >= 50 TV<< Dang..��
Now That's funny.....hehehe. I don't think I have ever seen a 50 foot tv...... I knew you meant 50" inches but it was still funny. I enjoyed the chuckle.....
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Something that hasn't been mentioned is no plumbing lines coming down through the basement - this is a trend I am seeing more and more in units - all I can see is gear sliding and busting a pipe along with less usable storage space
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Also not mentioned yet: All doors and ceilings 6' 6" or higher, and king bed positioned so that you can walk around 3 sides comfortably; probably means it's in a slide area.
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Now That's funny.....hehehe. I don't think I have ever seen a 50 foot tv...... I knew you meant 50" inches but it was still funny. I enjoyed the chuckle.....
it's called fat fingers
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Old 02-05-2018, 04:08 PM   #19
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I think some of the ideas you want in a 50 to $60,000 dollar 5th wheel could be found in a $1,000,000 Marathon coach and not a poorly constructed 5th wheel by any brand.
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Something that hasn't been mentioned is no plumbing lines coming down through the basement - this is a trend I am seeing more and more in units - all I can see is gear sliding and busting a pipe along with less usable storage space
Hey do you mind if I ask what you use your solar for? Boondocking? Do you think its worth the investment you have made?

Thanks for any information you can give me on it.

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