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Old 11-01-2014, 06:12 PM   #11
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We chose the 2013 26rks for the Kitchen Island, but they have since done away with it
My wife an I wanted that floor plan with the bunks and a couch but sadly they did away with it a year or so before we were ready to trade.
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Old 11-02-2014, 01:41 PM   #12
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We got swivel rockers instead of the dinette
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Old 11-02-2014, 03:51 PM   #13
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Frieed---Rockers instead of the dinette, I did not know that was an option. Interesting. Do you use TV trays or a small portable table to eat? We did our length test today and without question the 26RKS will work. Husband is pretty certain the 27RLS will work also, but it will be a tighter fit maneuvering wise because of the bridge in our driveway.
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Old 11-02-2014, 04:23 PM   #14
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Frieed---Rockers instead of the dinette, I did not know that was an option.
It was in my 2013 since the Kitchen Island seats up to 6 (if you bring another bar stool)
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Old 11-02-2014, 07:22 PM   #15
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Check out the White Hawk 27DSRL. We have 15k air and I have installed a Coleman digital thermostat ($70 Amazon) which keeps a much more steady temp. We have Glacial package. Have camped from 45 to 95 with no problems. Of course it will take a while to cool down to 72 if you start from 95. No problem with cool bed. The under bed area is not directly exposed to the pass thru area.

There are various threads on Jay Flight vs. White Hawk.

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Old 11-03-2014, 06:45 AM   #16
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I had a camper explain to me one time that the reason he went with the rl is because most places he camps the view is out the back.
I had not really thought of that before.
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Old 11-03-2014, 07:58 AM   #17
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Nighthawk 96, I did consider the Whitehawk, but it was a few grand more expensive, short queen instead of standard and about a foot longer than the 27RLS. Besides trying really hard to stay within budget , the short queen is a concern and the extra length is the biggest problem. We have a complex situation getting the trailer onto our property and in the barn. The biggest issue is a narrow bridge at a terrible angle with brick on either side. The 30 foot length of the 27RLS is already really close.
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Old 11-06-2014, 06:55 PM   #18
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Spent time at the dealer today doing a side by side comparison on the 26RKS and the 27RLS. Decided on the 27RLS. More storage, more efficient kitchen, more seating and feels overall much larger even though it is less than 2 feet longer. Not in love with the walk through bathroom, but it's not a deal breaker.

Stupid question, we have never owned a trailer before----can you actually hang normal hangers in those wardrobes in the rear? They look too shallow because of the curve in the front cap.
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We had a 2011 26RLS, it also had a curved front and I used regular hangers but I hung them backwards, open hook facing front and never had any clothes fall down in the closets while traveling. We traveled over 9000 miles and never had any issues. Hope this helps.
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I bought the Eagle 266-RKS because it had more countertop space and larger wardrobe than a similar RLS unit. It works better for me as a full-timer, but I did give the RLS models a very close look.

As for the cold pass-thru under the bed, I followed Crabman's example and used 1-1/2" pink foam-board to insulate mine (although I didn't cover mine with luan because I was worried about the weight. The foam-board helped a lot. I found that adding a 3" memory-foam mattress topper under the mattress not only acted as a box spring, but it filled in the gaps between the night-stands and the plywood mattress support. I also added a 3/4" corrugated foam rubber mattress pad on top of the bed, and an electric mattress pad on top of that. It is seriously the most comfortable bed I've ever slept on. I set my furnace at about 60 (just to keep the water lines from freezing), and the electric pad on #2. It's gotten down into the upper 20's at night here in Michigan's northern lower peninsula, and I've been warm and toasty every night.
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