So after searching a bit, and you all seem like a real nice group of folks, I decided to go ahead and post my question. : :
We have been camping now for about 7 years.? Started with a Jayco Kiwi (pop out lite trailer) and in less than a year upgraded to a Jayco Eagle fifth wheel.? It is aluminum.? (I know.... :-\).? This summer, stuff seems to be falling apart on it.? Heater keeps tripping breakers, the black water tank is giving us trouble, I went to close an ac vent and it fell off in my hand, and some other minor stuff.? We were camping this past weekend, and after seeing all the newer rigs with multi slides, the hubby decided we need a new trailer to go with the one year old 3/4 ton deisel chevy he got last summer.
So, what are the recommendations as to where to begin the search.? I am not necessarily unhappy with the Eagle, but am disappointed that in only 6 years of limited camping (maybe 6 trips per year)? it seems to be at the point it currently is.
What might be a little sturdier?? We usually pack in a crowd ( 8 of us, two kids and 6 adults) and yes, we put up a tent, we cannot actually all fit!? So I am looking for storage room, and sleeping room.? I don't like tenting in November so much.? Would like something that could winter camp as well.
Where should I begin, y'all got a short list for me?? I am in SE PA so we don't have great big mountains!? LOL!? But winter can be cold.
Oh, and one other question, is there any truth to the rumor that rear kitchens are not a good idea?
Thanks for and help you can give me here!