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jjinatx

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We like the one we just bought and are picking up tomorrow afternoon. Skyline Layton Joey 269. We fell for the big window in back with swivel rockers, the slide with couch and dinette, the big shower (no baths for us), and the placement of the bathroom between the living room and bedroom - great for when we take the grandkids.

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thanks for all the ideas guys, really like this thread, afterthought
would also like a bigger bathroom. Really need more room on the throne if ya know what I mean lol.
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You know, one thing not touched on was the area availability when the slide is closed. I didn't even think of it when I bought our trailer, but found that there are times when I pull off the road to use the bathroom or have lunch or even take a nap. With our prowler we were lucky. With the slide in we can still use the kitchen, dinette, couch, bedroom and bathroom. A friend of ours bought a same size trailer with a different layout and most of it was not accessible without opening the slide. Worth considering.

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Funny it was mentioned about slide-closed access, but we actually did think of that before we plunked down the deposit on the Joey 269. With the slide closed, you can enter through the bedroom entry door, get into the bathroom, and the kitchen. Haven't actually tried it yet since we haven't got it, but as I recall, it looks like the dinette is usable too.

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jjinatx wrote:

Funny it was mentioned about slide-closed access, but we actually did think of that before we plunked down the deposit on the Joey 269. With the slide closed, you can enter through the bedroom entry door, get into the bathroom, and the kitchen. Haven't actually tried it yet since we haven't got it, but as I recall, it looks like the dinette is usable too.

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x3. any trailer we were interested in, the first thing I had the salesman do was close the slides to see what was accessible.. If we couldn't get to the bedroom/bath/pantry/fridge/stove/dinette and make lunch with the slides closed it was off the list. And I was suprised how many trailers are pretty limited with the slide in.


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If you don't mind aluminum's natural color, Airstream has a number of models you might like.


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mefly2 wrote:

If you don't mind aluminum's natural color, Airstream has a number of models you might like.


Airstreams are nice, but way out of my budget..Out of curiosity, Do they offer a slide out model?? If so please provide a model number ?? Do not think I have ever seen an AS with a slide out?? Do not know a lot about them, other than I can not afford one...
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Iteachmiddleschool wrote:

This is a nice floor plan: Keystone Passport 2850rl. The deep slide affords a lot of interior floorspace, and the weight is still okay. A poster above mentioned the heavy tongue weights of these type of TT - correct!


We have a 2012 Keystone 2850RL & love it.Sold our class A toyhauler & we have more room.Can still access bathroom,kitchen & dinette w/slide in.Tows like a dream with 2500 HD 6.0L

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Check out the Jayco Jay Flight 29rlds
Nice size and price is right around 22K-25K

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wolfcat1 wrote:

mefly2 wrote:

If you don't mind aluminum's natural color, Airstream has a number of models you might like.


Airstreams are nice, but way out of my budget..Out of curiosity, Do they offer a slide out model?? If so please provide a model number ?? Do not think I have ever seen an AS with a slide out?? Do not know a lot about them, other than I can not afford one...
Wolfie


AS doesn't offer slides anymore, it was about five years they did, and only on their top of the line models.

Nothing wrong with AS trailers, and they have a very nice user community, but eventually I'm trading my Puma 25RS for something with multiple slides as well, probably some type of fifth wheel toy hauler (my truck gets paid off first, so I'm going to get at least a 3/4 ton, preferably a one ton,) if I have a better TV.

Count me in the camp of loving the rear living space of the 25RS and the big window. Right now, no slides are fine since I'm single, but I'm looking to get something more friendly to long term weekend boondocking (fuel station, onboard generator, 172 gallon grey and black water tanks, etc.) in a few years.

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