2014 FOREST RIVER XLR THUNDERBOLT 395AMP14 5th Wheel Toy Hauler
This is a 2014 5th Wheel Toy Hauler. When combined with the appropriate tow vehicle, it becomes a very pleasant way to spend an extended duration while on the road. Here are some of the highlights
This is a Toyhauler trailer. The garage is 8' X 14' giving you room to haul two Harley Davidson dressers, or 1 Harley and a CanAm Spyder, or a side X side toy, or a Smart Car and whatever else you can dream up. E-trac was installed on the floor to make the tie-down process easier. A stacked washer/dryer set has been added. A sound system was a factory installed option for the garage. Also included are two electric powered stackable queen size beds, which also convert to a dining area for 8 folks. There is also an overhead bunk / storage area in the kitchen which is accessible via a small removable ladder.
Moving forward in the coach, you pass thru a sliding glass door into the kitchen/dining/living space. There are 2 exceptionally large slide-outs, one on either side. On the left (driver's) side, coming from the rear, there is a dinette set. We removed one of the leaves on the dinette set and removed 3 of the 4 chairs to create a computer nook area. The corner couch has been replaced with a 2-place theater set. Meals, for us, tended to be taken on the center island. There are two metal high stools that replaced the (not-so-hot) wooden originals.
On the right (passenger) side is the pantry and under the bottom shelf of the pantry is the 12-gallon water heater. There are 4 valves that need to be reset when switching to winter bypass. Next is the 3-burner propane stovetop and oven. There is a Microwave. Just to the left of the microwave is a double door Dometic refrigerator / freezer. Next is the entry door. The TV is mounted in custom cabinetry above the door. The electronic components mount in the adjacent coat closet. There is a 5000-watt Onan gasoline generator which can be used for boondocking and there is a 15-gallon on-board gasoline tank on the driver's side. (there is no dispenser).
In the center of the camper is the bathroom, providing access through the room to the master bedroom or go around the driver's side without accessing the bathroom. In the master bedroom, there is walk around room - limited, but there. A slideout on the driver's side provides two clothes closets and corresponding drawers, plus the end tables and a common dresser. There are other small cubby holes, and the room is wired for electronics. There are two air conditioners for the coach.
Here is a good time to point out some issues. Our trailer was one of the first to come off the new line and it had its share of non-standard modifications, corrections, and fixes. As mentioned above, the most common issues were electrical in nature. The combo inverter, converter, transfer switch, charger, was replaced with heavier duty individual units. The storage area for the 3rd 30-pound backup propane tank was converted to hold a second battery which was not part of the OEM equipment. Also installed additional grounding capacity to resolve on again, off again issues. On-board solar system works quite well. We also ordered the coach with two large awnings on the passenger side which gives you a huge amount of shade when desired.
We upgraded the suspension with heavier springs and installed 215/75R 17.5 hybrid truck tires good for 75mph. Made another change to eliminate the "tail wagging the dog" syndrome.
All in all, this is an extremely comfortable coach. Brochure says it will sleep 8 folks. Sure enough, it has bunk space to do that. This coach was set up for me and my wife, our 2 Large motorcycles, and a Smart for Two piggy backing on the Pre-Emissions 2001 Volvo 770. We spent 6 months on the road, pulling from the Midwest to Seattle and back.
Listed for $39,000
Paul & Paula Gillenwater
(502) 836-0598 / (502) 836-3067
|Total Price Change:||-$3,500|
Excluding price changes of less than $100.