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After seven years full-timing in our Foretravel, we've decided it is time to make a change. The original idea was an Airstream, but Mama wants a 5'er. Budget is no more than $35,000 and we want a high end coach, so that means buying used. Not a problem as between the two of us you can count on one hand the new cars we've purchased and still have fingers left over.

We're looking at some Mobile Suites, but what else? I checked on New Horizons but most of them are too expensive. We're NOT looking at toy haulers.

We'll have to get a truck, too, and are looking at F450 trucks (used, of course). Is that enough, or should we go to an F550? They seem to be harder to find, but are available.

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Hitchhiker went out of business in 2013 (ish) but built excellent fifth-wheels that hold up very well to full time use. Others that are comparable in both quality and price were Excel and Carriage.  You should be able to find something in your price range. Also, they are not as heavy as the Mobile Suites or New Horizons, and can be safely towed with a properly set up F-350.  

 

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If you are really looking at 5th wheels that require a F550 you really should check out the HDT section of this website.  

An HDT will often be less expensive upfront, give longer life and increased safety. 

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If you have been looking at the DRV's I would suggest you also look at the River Stone line as they are built similar and offer 3 levels, Reserve, River Stone and then the Legacy. We have had ours now going on 4 years without any real issues, yes we have had a few minor things and received excellent help from the factory when needed. Good luck on your search.

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We bought a 2006 Carriage and upgraded it after being in it for a year and figuring out what we wanted changed.  The cost was lower than newer luxury models but we got just what we wanted.  We are very happy with it.

Wayne & Jinx
2017 F-350 diesel, dually
2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ

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