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Old 05-01-2016, 06:54 PM   #1
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27DSRL First Trip

First trip out with our new 27DSRL. Rained all weekend! Thanks Mother Nature! All systems worked as expected. Couple of observations. The area at the back where the recliners sit needs to be 18" deeper. That would leave enough room to get in and out without disturbing the person in the chair by the door. Overall the camper is a good layout for about 6 people to be inside for an extended period of time. Condensation was an issue with the cold temps outside and spending so much time inside. Fridge worked good, outdoor fridge works, never heard it running at night, when in the bedroom. I think that it will be nice to have when spending most of our time outside. Bumper mounted grill worked ok, but did notice that when the furnace was running, the grill struggled to maintain a good temperature, suspect that the propane line is inadequate to run both at the same time. Not a big deal, but something to be aware off.

If I had to order again, I think I would figure out my own grill set up. The grill works,but probably will not last more than a couple of seasons.

All in all, a successful trip. Can't wait to go out again when the weather is a little warmer!

Dealer didn't setup the hitch at all, am adjusting as I go. So far pulls ok, just getting it dialed in. TS Centerline.
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Old 05-01-2016, 07:21 PM   #2
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The mount for the grill fits two brands of grills at CampingWorld and other places. One of the models is stainless steel and pretty nice. I just figure I'll upgrade once the one that came with the trailer rusts out.


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Welcome to the forum. We have a Weber Q220 which is good for the two of us. Put it on the picknic table. You can get the 300 series if you need a larger grill. Have a small about one gallon tank we run it from but it will run off a 20 or 30 lb tank.

The thought of having 6 people in a 27DSRL for any lenght of time doesn't appeal to me. Most we have is a 100lb black lab, whose crate takes the place of the streetside chair and our grand daughter who sleeps on the couch.
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Old 05-06-2016, 01:08 PM   #4
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Welcome! bought a 27dsrl last year (2015) so far all is good. Just the two of us and a little Jack Russel. Love the layout. We do not have the recliners, instead the swivel rockers were in last years model. We have the summit edition with glacier package. Made several additions and modification thus far to make it ours. I will not list them here but if you want to know what we added both inside and outside be glad to let you know. Enjoy and be safe in your travels
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Old 05-06-2016, 03:56 PM   #5
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Great reviews on the 27DSRL the wife and I love that floor plan, it's just her and I so it will work fine for us, we was looking at the same one, well I was anyway.
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Old 05-06-2016, 05:13 PM   #6
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The wife and I also looked at the 27DSRL and thought that's the floor plan we liked. But after actually looking at one, the "deal Breaker" for the wife, was she couldn't reach the upper cabinets (she's 5'2") over the sink with the way the counter curves out. She would have to use a step stool to reach them. She also noted lack of storage space for pots and pans, women...... What are ya gonna do? I also noticed the tight space where the recliners are, I'm 6'3".

So I guess we'll stick with the X23B for a while
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Old 05-06-2016, 07:51 PM   #7
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Hmm, I haven't thought of that, still going to look at some 5'er to see what floor plan the wife and I like.
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Old 05-08-2016, 08:46 AM   #8
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There is a cabinet, under counter, to the right of the rear door as you enter the camper that doesn't get much use on our camper but I think would work for pots & pans?
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The wife and I also looked at the 27DSRL and thought that's the floor plan we liked. But after actually looking at one, the "deal Breaker" for the wife, was she couldn't reach the upper cabinets (she's 5'2") over the sink with the way the counter curves out. She would have to use a step stool to reach them. She also noted lack of storage space for pots and pans, women...... What are ya gonna do? I also noticed the tight space where the recliners are, I'm 6'3".

So I guess we'll stick with the X23B for a while
We are considering this trailer too and this is also something I worry about. Being "vertically challenged", I wondered about reaching those upper cabinets too. Will look at this carefully when we get to the dealership this week.
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Be glad it rained all weekend now you KNOW you have no leaks...
as far as condensation get some roof vent covers so you can leave the roof vent cracked open in the rain to help eliminate the condensation..
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