Frustrated Fiver

by Glenda Duke
(Eden, Utah)

***Editors Note***Though this isn't a story of Their custom rig, I thought their request for help/ideas was maybe something that would get a few more of you to share with folks like this? So I'm passing on Their request :o)***

We have spent hours of time and energy researching a replacement for our 2004 Open Road Fifth Wheel. We wanted a new unit with auto leveling jacks.

Every time we found something of interest. Good floor plan in a quality built unit we still needed to replace the uncomfortable mattress and furniture. Sometimes you need to replace the flat screen TV's with larger ones. None of the new units are equipped for boon docking. You have to go through an exhausting negotiation process just to be escorted off to a private office for your final paper work and the heavy handed sales pitch to spend more money $$$$$ for extended warranty and some finishing product to save the gel coated exterior paint on your brand new unit. WHEW!

We have decided perhaps the best way to go is to remodel and keep our hard earned $$?

We need your web site viewers help. Suggestions, tips, resources and recommendations.

Thanks so very much and Happy RVing.

Comments for Frustrated Fiver

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Dec 15, 2010
by: Dogs on Quads

Save Save and Save.
We looked in 2009 at up grading our toy hauler to a newer one. Even with the prices down we could not get the lay out we wanted. So we took the ideas we like and remodeled. Our toy-hauler is older and not all that fancy. Shower/tub, sink and biff up front with a closet. Our kitchen sinks and counter shares the same wall, with cupboards. Along the driver side wall is fridge stove and cupboards as well. The other side is the man door. Then the chesterfield bed and table area.
After that is the toy area with double bunk above.
The back wall is draw bridge-ramp. There is lino thru out. This was the simple way we want it.

Made a box 6' x 1' x 14" high. For each bed base and moved these to the rear side walls. New mattresses and the beds foiled against the wall for the toys. Moved the old table and beds out. The top bunk is now storage area. I an't putting my fat butt up there and the other half agrees.
We bought two small swivel lazy boys. Placed the TV on a wall arm. With two small folding TV trays and a larger folding table its home sweet home.

No carpet! 2 farm dogs, 2 quads and the 2 of us.
Dirt gets in and we like quading not cleaning.
So the lino was kept and will be replaced in a couple of years. Randy & Jayne.

Sep 26, 2010
by: Dick Noble

I'll bet you will save money with a remodel. You may also be able to add a few goodies that a new one does not have and the one you will be remodelling is some thing that you have knowledge of.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Your Custom RV.