Buying a Dutchmen 5er for part timing

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by OldTymer, Aug 13, 2003.

  1. OldTymer

    OldTymer New Member

    Anyone out there own a Dutchmen Classic 27RL-M5 5er (30ft. 2")and if so would you buy another? What do you like or dislike? How does it haul and are you hauling with a short bed or long?

    We like the floor plan. However, can you take time out for a pit stop without extending the pop-outs as you travel down the road?
     
  2. 4play

    4play New Member

    Buying a Dutchmen 5er for part timing

    After a few months of research I just purchased my first "new" travel trailer & the only brand I was specifically told to avoid was Dutchman. This is not from my personal experience, except for the used ones I looked at.
    Do some searches on various sites, here, Woodalls etc.
     
  3. Gary B

    Gary B Senior Member

    Buying a Dutchmen 5er for part timing

    Hi OldTymer, the Dutchmen is an entry level trailer, they are low priced and built that way, having said that I can tell you that my wifes cousin owned a 93 24' Dutchmen Classic / no slide for 8 years had it in AZ. for winter season, she lived in it for 5/6 months per year and had no problems at all. She sold it here in MN. about 2 years ago and got NADA price for it, so that also says something. As for the the pit stop question, your best bet is to have the dealer / owner run the slide in and see if you can get by it to the rest of the unit. On our present Hitchhiker II we have no problems gatting to the rest of the trailer, we had a Terry side aisle, and it was a tight squeeze to get by the slide in it. Remeber liking the floor plan is more than half the story, cause you living in the house and if you don't like it nothing esle will be good either. There are lots of Dutchmen's out there so look it over real close. Good luck in the search. :cool: :bleh: :approve:
     
  4. OldTymer

    OldTymer New Member

    Buying a Dutchmen 5er for part timing

    Thanks for the info! Looks like I need to do a little more research.
     

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