Well, the 5th wheel camper is much nicer than the old bumper pull. Microwave barely worked and the fridge won't stop freezing (I've made other posts in appropriate forums for those). Replaced the microwave with the slightly smaller one from the bumper pull. I can't believe how much more room the 5th wheel has than the bumper pull, and the 5th wheel is 4 feet shorter. Much taller though, having a mini basement under the bathroom really opened up some storage space. The toilet is about 3 feet above the bottom of the black water tank and the pipe has absolutely no bends, I think it would take a serious "log" to clog that up. Floor has some kind of insulation and even at -8 F it was just chilly instead of actively freezing any bottles left on the floor like the bumper pull would do, even in the kitchen/living room area which doesn't have a basement. Looks like it used to have an underbelly cover for the tanks but it's been removed, they're perfectly recessed into gaps in the frame. Previous owner (or the one before, or the one before) upgraded the rooftop AC with the optional heating element. I absolutely love that the 5th wheel camper sits higher off the ground, the bumper pull is so low that I couldn't get under it at all without using a lift or driving over a pit.
This is a 1991 Skyline Nomad 2815B (zero slides), so it's 4 feet shorter than the bumper pull. The kitchen is at the back instead of the center which seems to really help with usable space. I checked out a Skyline Nomad 36 foot trailer a month earlier with triple slides - freaking huge inside, ten years newer and the same price as this 28 footer but it looked like absolute hell. Probably used to be a mobile meth lab. Slides weren't level at all, snow was blasting through the gap between the slides and the main body of the camper when I went to check it out. It was about 15 below zero that day and the winds coming out of the north had to be hitting at least 25 MPH sustained with higher gusts - anyone ever play the Long Dark? It reminded me of a scene from the Long Dark. Oh yeah, it was missing its exterior door. The guy said the door was "functional" and I guess a shower curtain is "technically" a functional door... The only differences on length is the 36 footer had a space for a washer/dryer between the bathroom and bedroom, the 28 footer doesn't although I think a small combo unit would fit in the closet. I have pictures of the 36 foot disaster if anyone wants to see it haha
F350 is probably down until at least April 1st, the Explorer that I towed the bumper pull with just came out of the shop with a $3000 water pump failure (They SAID $1850...kinda hard to tell them no when they have the engine taken apart isn't it?)