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Old 08-19-2017, 02:16 PM   #11
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Hey Movin' on,

What part of WV are you from? My family still lives there. We are from Princeton (very southern tip of the state) which is near Beckly and Bluefield. I live in Orlando, FL now. Have a good one.

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Javi, We like our Montana HC 305rl quite well. It has a nice size shower, it has the double door refrigerator which I like for extended time living in it, and the steps are on the curb side. There's lots of storage too. Might be worth a look. Happy shopping!
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Old 08-19-2017, 04:28 PM   #12
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Thanks... Yep we may be looking for an impossible dream... But we've found that anything over 35 feet locks us out of several of our favorite Texas parks.... It may be a pipedream and other than that length isn't a big deal... and weight is NOT a problem..


Too bad the Cougar 303rls is no longer built as it is under 35' and perfect for 2 with the occasional guests. The bonus room in our new Montana is what swayed us into a new one for extended stays.


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Old 08-19-2017, 07:10 PM   #13
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Hey Movin' on,

What part of WV are you from? My family still lives there. We are from Princeton (very southern tip of the state) which is near Beckly and Bluefield. I live in Orlando, FL now. Have a good one.
We live in northern WV, not far from Morgantown. We were in Princeton a couple weeks ago. Stayed at Camp Creek State Park.
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Old 08-19-2017, 07:18 PM   #14
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We live in northern WV, not far from Morgantown. We were in Princeton a couple weeks ago. Stayed at Camp Creek State Park.


My step mom's mom lives in Morgantown. Know Camp Creek well. Used to camp there all the time as a kid. My family camps at Sherwood Lake for a week every year around Halloween and my dad goes back around Thanksgiving for deer hunting. Beautiful state. I go visit any chance I get.


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Old 08-20-2017, 05:49 AM   #15
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Wow 35' with stairs on the street side....can anyone say neede in a haystack? The only ones I've seen with stairs on the street side were all in the 40' range, Sanibel and Alpine both come to mind. I still say look hard at the Grand Design Reflection if you want it to be your last purchase, you would have to sacrifice on the street side stairs though. There are also a couple Solitude floor plans in the 35' range, the 310GK comes to mind, but again stairs on the wrong side. Again, needle in a haystack.
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Old 08-20-2017, 06:55 AM   #16
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We're borderline concerning length and parks. We've done Lake Livingston SP and Martin Dies SP with no problem. We have been good at all COE parks we tried. National parks...so far we have stayed outside Smokey Mtn. NP in commercial RV parks several times, and I can't express how much I dislike doing that. I've spent too much time trying to plan trips that include staying inside Nat Parks. It's just not worth the frustration for me. We have driven through Smokey Mtn. NP marking sites that we think we might be able to fit in and there aren't a lot of them. Big Bend NP is a no go except the small paved parking lot with FHU. That's why I got the cabover. But it's just for me, it's a no go for the DW.
We're at a decision point sometime just as you are. Do we downsize the 5th a little? Problem is, the smaller you go the quality seems to go down as well. Looks like the RV manufacturers assume if you want a smaller 5th wheel that you must want light weight and cheap. Closest thing I've seen is the Arctic Fox 29 5T. Big shower and has center steps with a split bath. But...dealers are scarce. But that could be an advantage of sorts. Maybe Northwoods would agree to using a repair shop you both agree on for warranty repairs. I'm just not sure how much better the Arctic Fox is than the Keystone stuff.
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Old 08-23-2017, 07:55 PM   #17
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Call me crazy, I've been on the Internet looking at Class C's.
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Old 08-23-2017, 10:51 PM   #18
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Javi, you might consider the Avalanche 320RS 5'er. About 35 feet long, king size bed, beautiful window layout, etc. Very similar to the floorplan you posted.

In regards to Grand Design, we almost bought one of the Reflection's but it seemed just a bit too rustic to me, and it didn't have the floorplan that we desired. Also at the time we were doing our research on the different 5th wheels out there, Grand Design was bought out by Winnebago. They built great rigs when they were an independent, but you never know what's going to happen when a company is bought out.
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Old 08-24-2017, 03:53 AM   #19
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Call me crazy, I've been on the Internet looking at Class C's.
The DW has started talking about a diesel pusher... I'm not ready to pull the plug and go full on retired where that would be a viable option... Think that it would sit under the shed too much... At least with a 5th wheel I can drive the dually to work... I think we'd need to be able to travel more to justify a Class A and with the DW's claustrophobia, a Class C is out just like the 20' trailer that I wanted for hunting camp....
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We had a Class A years ago, borrowed our Aunt's Class C. I didn't really like either one. With both, either you "break camp" to go to the store or you tow a "TOAD". With both, you're inside the same vehicle and usually in the same seat, just turned around backwards when parked. I'm the type that much prefers not being in the same place, same seat for 16 hours a day. So, if you're "somewhat the same mindset" not being out of the same seat is a "no go" for a motorhome. At least with a fifth wheel/travel trailer, you can sit in the "driver's seat" during the day and at night, when you park, it's a different room, different seat, different environment. For me, that's a significant plus. I don't like being "trapped" in the same place 24/7.....
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