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Mkos1980

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Posted: 02/16/12 09:13pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I fell in love with the huge rear window. For us, we just purchased a 03 Springdale 269RLLS and love it!


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In 2005, I believe, Airstream came out with their front bed (FB) models. I have a 25 FB and I really like the rear living area. When we back into a spot we get to look out at the view rather than looking at the back of the truck. When we are sleeping the curtains are drawn so I don't care what is out there.

I like these designs.


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We love out 2012 Keystone Outback 298re. It has of 3 slides with 2 of them opposing in the back living room offering lots of living area. Plus a nice huge back window to enjoy the view out back.

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Can someone 'splain bed slides to me? They leave you sleeping with your head in the coldest, hottest, noisiest, wind-whistlin'-est part of the trailer. Why not leave the bed anchored firmly in one place and make the wardrobe the slide-out?

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Jayco 26RLS has rear living and you don't have to walk through the bathroom to get in the bedroom. One of our priorities was the bathroom you didn't have to walk through to get in the bedroom.


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Since I am partial to the open range, i need to throw this one out for you:

http://www.southernrvsupercenter.com/inv........12-Open-Range-RV-Journeyer-JT337RLS.aspx

Even has hookups for washer/dryer. If we had the truck, my husband would be in trouble!

As far as our TT, we have had it for 1 1/2 years and it has been great. Took it to Yellowstone and back during the fall and everything was great.


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Sluggo54 wrote:

Can someone 'splain bed slides to me? They leave you sleeping with your head in the coldest, hottest, noisiest, wind-whistlin'-est part of the trailer. Why not leave the bed anchored firmly in one place and make the wardrobe the slide-out?

Sluggo

We have been in our Outback for almost a year now and haven't had any of these problems. Urban myth maybe?


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We looked, we looked, and we looked. We were looking at a liteweight and walked by a 2011 Palomino Puma 25RS, we decided to go in. We decided we liked the floorplan and how it would work for us. I then started looking around, found the 2009 at a dealer just a few miles from home. It was used but well taken care of inside. We love the big back window and the couch in the rear.

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We have a 2012 Keystone Outback 298 Re and love it. Dog can actually run around in it.


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Great thread. We have been looking at these RL units for a few weeks now, both new and used.

There seems to be two different versions of the RL in the various models at around 30', one with a slide that goes out quite a bit, and another where it doesn't go out as far. The former has a lot more room, but latter is lighter.

An example model where the slide doesn't go out too far is the Keystone Passport 285RL. I'm not sure if these are available new or not. The Keystone Passport 2850RL has the slideout that extends farther.

We have been in quite a few of these and like the larger, but heavier version. They have quite a bit more room.

There are other variations also, like the Springdale that has a sofa in the back by the window, and a smaller slide. Those also nice.

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