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09-11-2016, 05:39 PM
Wow what an assortment of letters after the length. Is there anywhere i can find out what they mean? Looking at 2008 -11 36' fiver and the Mobile Suites hit the DW's hot spot. Anything I should look for? When was Swinteck on the units?

09-12-2016, 12:35 PM
Best bet is to look at the current DRVSuites.com website to see if there is a floorplan for that model. Most of the actual lenths are 1.5-2 fit longer than the listed length.
The most popular 36' model was the TK3 (I have one) and I have never known what the T was for, but the K is for kitchen and 3 is for # of slides. But the 4th (br vanity) slide, if equipped) is usually not in the model number.
The Schwintek slide system was on 2012-13, mentioned lately in answer to same question. Easy to spot, the tooth gear bracket is at upper/lower area of both sides of bedroom slide. An '08 won't have that system, it will be hydraulic.
As to some advice--if you like the 36' model, might be interested in same floorplan in a 38'--makes some real difference in the living area.
Personal likes/needs are different for everyone, but I would not buy a unit that happened not to have the 12-13cu ft fridge--some of the 36' units have the 10 cu ft fridge that just does not have enough capacity for real use.
Some recurring problems over the years with DRV units: hard-to-pull/push black tank valve, will need to replace; trim screws that keep backing out during travel; 16" tires/wheels when 17.5" are needed to correctly carry load; heavy pin weights --need a dually pickup, even tho some pull with a SRW truck.
Lots of used units to look at-- rvtrader.com; craigslist.com; pplmotorhomes.com are a few to research for used pricing.

Also, I have most of the older year brochures--if you need something from one of them, just ask.

Good luck in the hunt.


09-12-2016, 12:49 PM
The TK3 was telescoping Kitchen, 3 slides.

09-12-2016, 02:02 PM
Thanks for the information

09-12-2016, 02:23 PM
If you find one that you like with different letters, just post here and someone will know what they mean. The 36 RE3 was rear entertainment, 3 slides.

09-24-2016, 06:33 PM
Joe, you have mail

09-24-2016, 08:04 PM
Got it, thanks.