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Exclusive: Utterly Unique Fifth Wheel

Lantley
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Check out this novel Floor Plan. I have no affiliation. Just sharing a neat idea


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Veebyes
Explorer II
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As one who has lost a 5er to a blow over I am very cautious of high straight roofed 5ers to begin with.

This goes to the extreme. It is extra high roofed, thinking trees in CGs, & the windage on the sides will be terrific.

All for what? More storage to fill up with junk & sitting on 2 axles? No thanks. How many will think it is just fine to tow one of these beasts with a SRW short box truck?
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work2much
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Better spilt system ac units are long overdue. Spilt systems are more efficient. The roof is a terrible location for the fan coil and the heat generated sitting next to the compressor compounds the efficiency losses. Removing the ac from the roof would also make for much cleaner solar panel installs.
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BB_TX
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schlep1967 wrote:
Interesting concept. With the high ceilings a ceiling fan would help circulate the air. .......

84" ceiling height is only 7'. Since many men, and some women, are taller than 6' a ceiling fan is not really an option.

ford truck guy wrote:
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I am curious as to how well the AC system will work with the cold air being pumped UP instead of just falling down.??

Cold air blowing up would probably circulate the air more than blowing down. The cold air would go up toward the ceiling and move around the air there before falling back down to the floor returns.

pcm1959
Explorer
Explorer
Probably basement air units like Winnebago had for years. Expensive though.
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JRscooby wrote:
ford truck guy wrote:
I like the concept and idea....

Not so sure I'd want to see the folks who can now bring their kitchen sink because they now "have the room" .

I am curious as to how well the AC system will work with the cold air being pumped UP instead of just falling down.??


Where does the cool air come from in your house?


Completely DIFFERENT systems.... comparing apples and bananas .
HVAC systems in stick and Bricks are not anything like the AC's in RV's
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pcm1959
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With all that basement storage, they had better but some really heavy duty axles and tires on it.
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schlep1967
Explorer III
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Interesting concept. With the high ceilings a ceiling fan would help circulate the air. As for the more steps to get in, I'm thinking those that are unstable on steps would feel better if the top 2 or 3 are inside the "house".
When comparing the weight and center of gravity, comparing this to one of the raised back end units currently popular for extra storage, you are only raising the center section of flooring. When you account for the A/C units being moved below how much are you really raising the center of gravity? Add in a generator and you are basically back to the same point.
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Golden_HVAC
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The "Single level fifth wheel" - I think I will pass on climbing up 10 steps to get to the living room! I don't mind the 4 steps to get into my sister's toy hauler, and the interior 3 steps to get to the bathroom, and another step to the over the hitch area where her bedroom is located, but I don't know about this all one level floorplan that would place everything at the height of the fifth wheel! Most pickups today have bed rails that are almost 5 feet off the ground, that would make the living space about 6 feet off the ground. Fine if you like climbing into a two story house, but not me. . .. And having all that weight so high up in the air, no, I don't think I would want to tow it on a windy day. . .
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JRscooby
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ford truck guy wrote:
I like the concept and idea....

Not so sure I'd want to see the folks who can now bring their kitchen sink because they now "have the room" .

I am curious as to how well the AC system will work with the cold air being pumped UP instead of just falling down.??


Where does the cool air come from in your house?

I like the concept and idea....

Not so sure I'd want to see the folks who can now bring their kitchen sink because they now "have the room" .

I am curious as to how well the AC system will work with the cold air being pumped UP instead of just falling down.??
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mleekamp
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Explorer
I like it. I can tell it's in the design stage as it does not show much detail. But the open floor plan is a plus for us. We've been caught more than once stuck inside for several days during rain, storms. Sure helps with cabin fever.

I liked the 2nd plan with the bigger bathroom. And with 2 dogs, again, the open plan is a big deal for us.

I'm not sure what stuff you'd fill it with, other than typical camp stuff (chairs, grill/griddle, bikes, clothes, etc etc). I would not add furniture if that's what you mean.

wanderingaimles
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Explorer
Unit has to be even more top heavy than normal, and it will be interesting to see how they hold up, I can see these being even more overloaded than most others. Too much empty space is a non starter for some, they will just have to find stuff to put in there.