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Old 08-21-2018, 12:43 PM   #11
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Are you thinking 30' behind the truck (the 5th will have maybe 4' over the bed) or 30' total length? The Cougar 1/2 tons have some that are right at 30' and the 30RLS comes in at about 34' and some change leaving roughly 30' behind the truck.

As far as being averse to another Keystone, I would encourage you to read a few issues of Trailer Life, the Forest River Forum, rv.net etc. There are issues with every make and kind of RV out there and customer service for all of them seems to be hit or miss. Lots of folks buy other brands and I'm sure most are happy with them just as most Keystone owners. To me, when we were looking, Keystone had the best floorplans, best pricing and better construction to us (watch out for the Jayco "3 point" self leveling system - but that was on a bumper pull) Good luck on your search.
Looking at a total length of 30' hitch to bumper. In addition to parks being limited on larger spots, my storage spot is 30' long.
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Old 08-21-2018, 02:15 PM   #12
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Looking at a total length of 30' hitch to bumper. In addition to parks being limited on larger spots, my storage spot is 30' long.
That was our problem as well. City code requires us to be behind the front edge of the house so the 30' max length was an absolute.
BTW, you'll really like the Anderson hitch if you go with a 5er!
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Old 08-21-2018, 08:43 PM   #13
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CG Spaces for over 30'

We have about 50,000 miles on our 2014 Montana High Country 305 RL and have not had any problem finding spaces with a little pre-planning. Up-sized from 35' TT and love the huge increase in basement storage and still have some unused cabinet space inside even when on month long trips. 5er is also much more stable to pull.
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Old 08-22-2018, 04:07 AM   #14
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We have about 50,000 miles on our 2014 Montana High Country 305 RL and have not had any problem finding spaces with a little pre-planning. Up-sized from 35' TT and love the huge increase in basement storage and still have some unused cabinet space inside even when on month long trips. 5er is also much more stable to pull.
I know what he is saying about camp ground in Colorado itís tight the ones we go to for our 35 footer. And donít want to pull anything bigger. The more room I have the more stuff my wife takes.
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Old 08-22-2018, 08:42 AM   #15
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We have a Laredo 265rl 5th wheel which is 30' and we love it. They also have a 266rl which is 1 foot longer and a little more storage in the bedroom, same otherwise.
We previously had an Outback 21rs.

It is very hard finding a trailer with a king bed, especially at 30' or so. I have seen some owners modify their trailer by removing a cabinet on one side of the bed to accommodate a king mattress. Depends on the layout if you can.

The 5'r tows much nicer and due to the fact some of it is over the truck bed our overall length is about the same as a 26' bumper pull.


With all that said, you don't give any info into your tv so don't have any idea what you can tow. Secondly no info as to whether you have kids or pets. There are lots of variables. In the end only you will know what's right.

And there will always be compromises. Good luck.
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Old 08-26-2018, 08:49 AM   #16
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We are currently full timing in our 2018 Outback 328rl. The three slides give us all the room in the world. The two refrigerators are a great option and the two ACís keep it cool in the heat of summer although we rarely need to turn on the second unit. We looked at all of the TTís out there and nothing out there compared. It is about 38 ft though do you want be able to make some of those NP trips.
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Old 08-26-2018, 11:31 AM   #17
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Wife andI went from 24ft to to 5 th wheel we have the cougar 25res half ton and pull it with our 2014 Silverado Z71 wilts no problem whatsoever. It just depends on what features you want to have. We opted for reclining loveseat and booth dinette and couldnít be happier. It is much easier to pull than our old to.
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Old 08-26-2018, 11:44 AM   #18
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We are currently full timing in our 2018 Outback 328rl. The three slides give us all the room in the world. The two refrigerators are a great option and the two ACís keep it cool in the heat of summer although we rarely need to turn on the second unit. We looked at all of the TTís out there and nothing out there compared. It is about 38 ft though do you want be able to make some of those NP trips.
Exactly! A great TT for the money.
We almost bought the Grand Design which to be honest had exceptional interior material and fit & finish are second to none.
Oh and the electric lumbar recliners-lol
But....the Grand Design did not have a 7 point leveling system? Only power jacks.
Bottom line is the Outback 328RL has everything the GD has for a more affordable price.
Did I mention pre prepped washer & dryer hook ups!?
AWESOME trailer!
Love ours tooooooo.
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Old 08-26-2018, 03:49 PM   #19
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Outback 328rl

Yes I forgot to mention the washer drier prep and the 7 point auto leveling. That is whatís with the money!!! Definitely The best TT for the money in my opinion!
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Old 08-27-2018, 06:34 AM   #20
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Keep 5th wheel height in mind

We're in a Outback Terrain TT and still have issues with overhanging branches in wooded campgrounds. You'll have more of an issue with a 5'er, so that may be something to factor in when you're listing pros and cons.
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