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Old 09-12-2013, 11:06 AM
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Default Ramp patio kit is it worth it?

I am looking at buying a FZ331 in the spring and thought the patio kit was a really cool idea. Now I am thinking is it worth it? Every time you leave your sight you have to put it up seem like it would be a neat thing at first but may get old setting up and taking it down every day. As I would be using the garage as a bed room for my kids and would want it closed at night. I did see a model not sure which one it was but it had a side patio with a side door that looked better because you can leave the patio out and still secure you camper when you are out and about. Is that an option you can get on any 5er? Any thoughts?
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:32 AM
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I just picked up our Raptor a couple of weeks ago that was special ordered for that reason. I did not want the patio option because I did not think that the $4400 cost was worth it. I live in Texas and we very seldom have days where it would be nice to use. A couple of lawn chairs is good enough for us. Besides, ours came with two awnings so we need to get the use out of them.
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Old 09-12-2013, 01:12 PM
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I was thinking the same thing if we had more lakes around that we could back up to maybe it would be worth it but like you here in Las Vegas not going to get as much use as I think it would. It just looks cool. Un less some can really sell it to me I think we are going to skip this option when it comes time to order it.
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Old 09-12-2013, 01:41 PM
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I guess everyone's different. We have it and use it almost everywhere we go. I'm not sure if we have the simplest style or not on our Raptor 300mp but it takes no more than 5 minutes or so to set up or take down so that's not an issue. That includes the railing and rear awning.
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Certainly don't use it often, but over a river or other body of water, it sure is a nice feature!
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:11 AM
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We have it on our side patio deck and our rear ramp deck we set both of them up and the dogs love them, in and out they go, the side and rear decks have awnings too
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:24 AM
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:01 AM
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For $4400 dollars I don't think I would get my money back on that upgrade. I don't have it and have not wish I had it up to this point, so that tells me that it is not necessary for the way I camp. I was looking at new Fuzions 2 weeks ago and every one on the lot had the patio feature. All the ones that didn't were sent to their other store.

Here in CA, where we do our camping, the mosquitoes are thick as thieves right now. The only way I see to get out to the patio ramp is from the trailer. You couldn't leave the rear roll up screen up or your trailer would be full of the blood suckers and other insects. That means that anytime someone wants to come and go from the ramp patio they would have to open and close that rear screen. So much for keeping the bugs out. Sounds like more work than benefit. Put me in a chair by the fire or under a shady tree in a hammock. Not in a an oversized play pen.
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:37 AM
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Crash,

I like your set up dose the side patio have a door to close off the patio from the camper?

The patio kit should come with some sort of steps you can attach to the ramp so you can walk on & off the patio with out going through the garage. I think when it comes time for me to order mine and if they have what I want on the lot Maybe I can talk them into taking that 4K off the price seeing how they ordered it that. Never hurts to try..
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:55 AM
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Yes it has a door and I have a set of folding steps that I attach to the side patio to use to get in the garage,our unit came with the patio kit already installed
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