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Posted: 10/10/18 10:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

SkullAndSquirrel wrote:

We just did a bunch of shopping for a couples coach. That Grand Design Reflection 150 Series 295RL floor plan is pretty slick, we looked at it in person, the interior wood was a tad dark for us so we looked at The Winnebago 27RLTS and 27REOK. I can't speak to the quality of them, but the floor plans were roomy for such a short coach. I have seen a few people say the Arctic Fox seems well built, but I personally didn't find a flooplan that met our needs.

Basically, we found if you want a superslide, or opposing slides under 30 feet there are not going to be many choices.


We looked at both Grand Design and Winnebago. Winnebago met our weight/length specifications a bit better than the Grand Design, so we ended up with the Winnebago 27RLTS. Have had it since May and are quite happy with it so far.

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Posted: 10/11/18 09:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would expect New Horizons would build you any length and floor plan you want.


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Posted: 10/12/18 12:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

arctic Fox by Northwood, 27 to 29 ft rear kitchen or livingroom.

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We also have an ORV fiver. After a year of research both Northwoods and ORV had the best build quality and great foundation without astronomical pricing. They are not the cheapest nor the lightest. Good luck in your search.


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Posted: 10/13/18 09:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cedar Creek makes a couple of Silverback models that are in the length you are looking for. We have a Cedar Creek 30RL but they no longer make that model.

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I just picked up a Starcraft Telluride 292RLS, under 32 ft length. Starcraft is part of Jayco, built in the same factory. Quality of workmanship, fit and finish is better than any previous units I have owned and equal to or better than many higher end units as well. The Telluride line is new and loaded with features. Quiet Zone ducted return A/C that really is quieter. Two pantries with motion sensing lights plus a coat closet. Solid surface countertop, fireplace, sofa makes into a king bed, normal size queen bed up front. The wardrobe slide has a window for cross ventilation, 9 drawer dresser with plenty of counter area. I'm 5-10" and have full headroom anywhere in the bedroom. 50 amp service and wired for 2nd A/C, two electric awnings.

It is a light unit since all walls and both floors are vacuum laminated and minimal aluminum framing is used, because it isn't needed. Also means it is better insulated. Even the outside speakers are mounted on the awning arms rather than 4" holes in the walls. Price was less than my last two units and certainly a better value. Only limitation is the CCC is low.


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Posted: 10/15/18 08:06am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

thank you to all who have replied. I have a lot of research to do this winter. I have another question to ask to any of you that might still follow this post....I was camping this past weekend and saw a Jayco Eagle fiver in the campground...any thoughts or opinions on Jayco?


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guinness1 wrote:

thank you to all who have replied. I have a lot of research to do this winter. I have another question to ask to any of you that might still follow this post....I was camping this past weekend and saw a Jayco Eagle fiver in the campground...any thoughts or opinions on Jayco?
Jayco Eagle was on our short list - until we went into one and compared it to the GD 303RLS at the same show.

You really have to go into the units your interested in and make a decision.


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Nice to see that you are not rushing into buying the first shiny thing you see.

Selecting a model is actually quite easy once you set the parameters & stick to them.

What is the primary use? Long period travelling for 2 i.e. needing a rolling condo or something for family & short trips?

State parks & such where often there are size issues to deal with or Camp Pack Em In privates which always have space at the cost of a good camping experience?

Looking to do some made for RV events like bluegrass festivals, the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, Oskosh Air Adventure etc. where dry camping is a must & large water capacity for more than a couple of days is needed.

Buy a lower quality unit new & put up with all the new unit issues or spend same money for a used higher quality unit with any bugs worked out of it?

Once these basic questions are answered it is time to go look at floorplans. If just for the 2 of you & long trips you will need a decent sized galley with working room & a large fridge & pantry. A big priority, way over how many TVs it has & what the colour of the fabric is.

Once the questions are answered you should be down to just a few models. The hunt is on. Don't be afraid to travel for the right unit. JMO, but the dealer is not that important. Stuff goes wrong when you are far from home & far from the dealer.


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Update: my short list now includes a Grand Design Reflection 29RS.....just have to find one locally to see in person

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