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Old 03-13-2011, 05:25 PM   #11
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We had a 313RKS for 4 seasons. The only issue we had was the shelves on the fridge door. They would not stay up when traveling. So we just emptied them during travel and it was fine.

I would have no concerns having another 313RKS. It held up very well and pulled great. We pull with a Chev 2500 Duramax.

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Old 03-17-2011, 03:34 PM   #12
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I have a Jayco 25.5RKS and we have no problems with the rear kitchen. When we have a long day of travel or know the road will be rough or gravel we put pillows in the upper cabinets to keep things in place.

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Old 04-06-2011, 08:19 PM   #13
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Little late on this thread but we had a Jayco Jayflight rear kitchen and had a couple small mishaps until we learned to pack it correctly. Usually did the same as above post with light stuff higher. That only happened driving the pot holed and broken-up I80 here in NorCal.

The layout was great, and my wife loved it. The problem was when our daughter brought friends. The layout just did not work for guests.
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Old 04-07-2011, 04:39 AM   #14
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The only problem I see with a rear kitchen is that I like sitting in the back with a view out of either side or the back depending on the site I'm on. Of course I am a single guy and kitchen's don't impress me much (smile). But regardless of the floor plan, I like Jayco.

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Old 04-11-2011, 07:37 AM   #15
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We just got back from our maiden trip in our new to us Jayco 5th wheel. I love the floor plan, the rear kitchen was one of the main selling points for me. Didn't have any issues with things breaking or bouncing around but I did pack with this in mind. In our old trailer the entry door was in the rear with the kitchen in the middle, I much prefer the new set up. Now for our week long trip at the end of the month..........can't wait
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:43 AM   #16
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We bought a ordered and bought a 29.5 RKS last Aug. dealer told us he had heard of a few complaints regarding minor damage in rear pantry. We have experienced some issue, dealer plans to replace shelf brackets in pantry. I weighed the trailer - we were 1000# under the gross weight limit. Gonna add some weight to rear [maybe carrying a full tank of fresh water]. The best test for any RV is I-10 just west of Baton Rouge, La
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:47 AM   #17
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The best test for any RV is I-10 just west of Baton Rouge, La
... curious, not challenging. Why? I'm not familiar with the area.
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Old 03-16-2013, 01:36 PM   #18
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We have cabinets overhead in the rear of our 31.5RLTS and things do move around a bit on occasion. With the MorRyde suspension Jayco uses it smooths out the ride a great deal so I would think that packing accordingly you should be OK. If it is your preference for a rear kitchen floor plan do a little research on various forums and see what folks do to deal with issues related to rear kitchens.


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Old 03-18-2013, 12:13 PM   #19
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We don't have the kitchen all the way in the rear, but it is in a slideout located behind the wheels. And the television sits on a shelf in the rear on the side, not fastened down in any way. The 5er is so much more stable that our previous TT that nothing moves at all. We have never had anything move, not even in the fridge. Paper doesn't even slide off the table while enroute. And the unit still has its original Leland plain jane pin box - nothing fancy, and no chucking. So ---- don't think you will have much trouble with moving items in a rear kitchen. JMHO
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:28 PM   #20
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The biggest problems with the rear kitchen units are that you lose the large picture window in the rear, and in many cases you can't access the fridge without extending a slide.

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