Hi everyone! I'm new to the forum and new to RVing as well. I'm considering the Greyhawk 29KS as my first RV because I love the floorplan and the outside kitchen seems like an awesome idea. I'm also considering the Forest River 2860DS/2861DS but Jayco looks like it has a better inside kitchen, a nicer look, and the general quality seems to be better in the Jayco than the Sunseeker/Forester. But I do have two concerns about the 29KS and I'm hoping someone on here can speak to them from experience:
My first worry is that the fresh water tank is too small in the 29KS. The specs show that it's only 33 gallons, even though the gray water tank is 40 gallons. Why would the fresh water tank be smaller than the grey water? I guess when you're hooked up then it might be nice to have a bigger grey water tank, but when you're dry camping then shouldn't it be the opposite? I'm planning on most of my time being parked/camped away from hookups (usually in a parking lot for a week or more at a time) so I'm worried that 33 gallons just won't be sufficient (especially if my girlfriend is with me!). I've read that some people resort to those 5-gallon collapsible Walmart water jugs but it seems silly to buy a $100k RV with full plumbing/kitchens/etc and have to resort to lugging water jugs around
My second worry is that there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of outside storage on the 29KS. Even if I didn't have the outside kitchen, none of the storage compartments seem deep enough to carry things like lawn chairs or the grill or most other outdoorsy things. It seems most Class C's these days have a pass-through or at least one large storage compartment somewhere to store the big items like lawn chairs or even kids bicycles but I'm not seeing any place like that on the 29KS. I don't anticipating having a LOT of outdoor equipment, but lawn chairs seem like a must.
For those of you RVers out there, do these end up being issues in real life? Is the 29KS really just meant to be hooked up all the time and not really used for dry camping?
Thank you in advance for any info!