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Old 08-01-2015, 06:56 AM   #21
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Old 08-01-2015, 07:15 AM   #22
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Hi Craig,
Thanks for offering to help answer questions. Here one from my wife she would like to know what is the lenght of the kitchen counter top.
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The sizes mentioned are accurate. You can always have the stove turned sideways to gain a few "extra" inches. But it should be said and understood that RV countertops are not as conducive to meal preparation as are those found in home kitchens or even apartment kitchens. And if you leave a coffee maker or any other appliance set up you lose even more space. We frequently chop vegetables sitting at the dinette or even outside on the picnic table. The 5.0TA is a great trailer overall (as is every other model made by ETI) but when "space" is the topic, almost everything is a compromise, from the size of the kitchen, the bathroom, floor space, storage space, etc. Fortunately, if you are like most people, the majority of in-trailer time is spent sleeping. Unless you normally sleep on a king, the 5.0TA's bed is not a compromise; it is (IMHO) one of the TA's best features.
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Old 08-01-2015, 08:54 AM   #23
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Should add we had ETI put a folding counter extension on the door side of the counter, it's 11"x13". Gives us back the space we lost with the double sink and 3 burner stove. Could probably ask for it to be wider, like 13"x13" or more, but it'd make getting through the doorway tough when it was up.
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Old 08-01-2015, 10:43 AM   #24
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Thanks Bob & Carl great suggestions time to going out to the Escape 19 with a tape measure.
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Old 08-01-2015, 03:15 PM   #25
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We (Seniors) are considering downsizing from 27 ft ForestRiver TravelTrailer w 1 slide; a primary reason to get away from heavy weight distribution hitch & labor that goes with it and needing less internal space. We looking at the 5.0TA. We haven't actually seen one yet, just this forum & TrailerLife (Aug 2015); if you have any comments in this regard, would appreciate hearing them. If we are in the right ballpark, we will be looking for more more on the 5.0TA. Thanks! Enjoy your new rig!
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Old 08-01-2015, 06:27 PM   #27
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We (Seniors) are considering downsizing from 27 ft ForestRiver TravelTrailer w 1 slide; a primary reason to get away from heavy weight distribution hitch & labor that goes with it and needing less internal space. We looking at the 5.0TA. We haven't actually seen one yet, just this forum & TrailerLife (Aug 2015); if you have any comments in this regard, would appreciate hearing them. If we are in the right ballpark, we will be looking for more more on the 5.0TA. Thanks! Enjoy your new rig!
Ethan, I'm not sure how far Las Vegas is from you, but if you're ever in the area, you're more than welcome to stop by and look at mine.
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Old 08-01-2015, 10:40 PM   #28
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We live in San Marcos, CA, suburb of San Diego,about 6 -7 hr run to LV. Until a month ago, we kids in Henderson...Dohave comments o my original post, reducing labor not having wt distribution bars, etc, vs the 5th wheel hookup? How does the new Ram pull the 5.0TA?
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Old 08-02-2015, 09:42 AM   #29
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I too thought that Ethan had a good question how is it comparing hitching up an fifth wheel trailer compared to a standard travel trailer? Easier, harder ,faster ,slower ?
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Old 08-02-2015, 10:05 AM   #30
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I too thought that Ethan had a good question how is it comparing hitching up an fifth wheel trailer compared to a standard travel trailer? Easier, harder ,faster ,slower ?
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I think the 5th wheel hookup/unhook is a bit easier and quicker, but that's not as important as having the unit you want. Hookup and unhook is only a few minutes either way.
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