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Old 10-06-2016, 10:56 AM   #11
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My TT has the kitchen just ahead of the axles. During the July 4 return trip, a can of beans (amongst other things) escaped from the top shelf, punctured itself on the upside-down boot brush and proceeded to leak sauce up-and-down the area between the kitchen and bathroom.

It make no difference where the kitchen is. How you pack the shelves, make sure the doors are secure and how you drive are the real factors minimizing messes during travel.

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Old 10-06-2016, 08:56 PM   #12
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We have a 26rks and we used to have a TT with the kitchen in the middle, I don't notice things bouncing around any worse in the rks. Like already has been said it's how you pack it.

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Old 10-07-2016, 12:10 PM   #13
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I just picked up my new 29rks a week ago, I've only pulled it about 80 miles to get it home from the dealer. I had to order this one from the factory because the dealership never had any in stock. I asked the salesman why none in stock and he said they don't bring them in because people don't like the floor plan because of the reasons that you gave.I've had rear kitchens before and if packed proper, I've never had a problem. Love this floor plan. I notice that the axles are set quite a ways back ,so I'm thinking that helps a bit with controlling the bouncing in the back too. Order it and enjoy !
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Old 10-08-2016, 06:49 AM   #14
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We have a 26RKS, no issues with the rear kitchen as compared to one on the side. As others have posted, it's all about how you pack and drive.
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Old 10-10-2016, 08:15 AM   #15
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We just bought one 2 weeks ago. We are planning a long trip in the next couple weeks. So far no issues of things bouncing out. We also stuff towels and blankets in cabinets. (We came fro a popup that we offroaded with a lot) As far as none in dealer stock, my dealer said not many were in stock because of the sleeping capacity. Most people have a lot of kids and toys. Our TT will be our home in the near future.
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Old 10-10-2016, 02:05 PM   #16
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Mom and Dad bought a 2015 29RKS this summer. They managed to do several hundred miles of travel with it and I heard of no complaints of things moving around in the cabinets.

If its in the budget and its not standard and you don't often use FHU sites, get the elite package. The extra water is very nice. They can go a whole week on what their camper holds. The mor ride is supposed to help with ride quality and the sky light really helps bring the light in even with the tinted windows.

One thing I would suggest is to take a close look when picking up the unit. My BIL found that the picture window interior trim was not installed correctly. Two of the screws were outside the holes in the trim piece. I suspect that the window hole was not cut correctly and this was the only way to "cover it up" from the factory. The outside looks fine, just the inside is a little off, and I had never noticed it until this past weekend.
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Old 10-11-2016, 12:10 PM   #17
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We bought a 29RKS this spring. Love the floor plan, no issues with things moving around in the cupboards any more than any other trailer we have had. Biggest thing is to open the fridge door slowly after you arrive. We too have the Mor Ride suspension.

We have the 2016 Elite model, love the 80 gallon fresh water capacity. I believe some things have changed in 2017 models but can't remember what off the top of my head.

We also like the curved shower and have not had any issues so far with the trailer. Fit and finish is nice. I did notice a rattle in the furnace this past weekend and will be checking that out in a couple of days.
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Old 10-12-2016, 05:11 PM   #18
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I have a 2106 29rks and have not had any problems with the stuff moving around either.
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Old 10-12-2016, 05:12 PM   #19
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I have a 2106 29rks and have not had any problems with the stuff moving around either.
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Old 10-12-2016, 08:39 PM   #20
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We just returned from a 2500 mile towing trip that included some rough paved roads and some dirt forest roads, no problems with stuff moving around any more than a side kitchen. (Eagle 316RKDS) Do make sure the stove vent is closed from the outside if you are going down a dirt road, it will suck in the dust. (my mother learned that the hard way when I was a kid)

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