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Old 02-20-2015, 07:11 AM   #1
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My girlfriend and I fell in love with a 274RK last weekend at the rv show. The only thing I don't care for is the entry door not having a window in it but that's an easy enough fix, if need be. We are coming from a 2002 Mallard 25J so this will be a big jump in space, luxury and weight. My '14 Silverado 1500 is rated to pull it but I think my next truck purchase might be an HD just because.

Anyone else here with this model? Tips, tricks? Likes, dislikes? Ours won't be in until next month but we are excited for sure.
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Old 02-20-2015, 08:46 AM   #2
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We have the Salem Hemisphere 282 RK and just love it! We really like the cozy feel of the rear kitchen models. Only downside is they could have added a bedroom slide or another foot in the bedroom. It's a little tight getting dressed.

We have a F250 HD and a caution about the stiff bumpy ride when not having any weight on the back. I'd not get my truck if I had it to do over. Plus I'd stay with GMC too, just don't care for the Ford.

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Old 02-20-2015, 09:02 AM   #3
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We have the Salem Hemisphere 282 RK and just love it! We really like the cozy feel of the rear kitchen models. Only downside is they could have added a bedroom slide or another foot in the bedroom. It's a little tight getting dressed.

We have a F250 HD and a caution about the stiff bumpy ride when not having any weight on the back. I'd not get my truck if I had it to do over. Plus I'd stay with GMC too, just don't care for the Ford.

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Yeah, I'm a big guy (6'3" and 340) so dressing in ANY rv bedroom or bathroom is pretty much out for me lol. We don't have kids so I'm not afraid to use the kitchen to dress in lol.

I was born, raised and now work for GM so no chance on me buying anything but a GM truck. I grew up in farm country so I'm use to the ride but agree, if I can confidently pull this trailer with my 1500, I'll probably just stay with the 1500 as it has to be my everyday driver truck too. Plus, I lease so every three years I get a new truck.
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Old 02-20-2015, 09:12 AM   #4
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Welcome to the Forum, I don't have a 282RK but I do have a rear kitchen. I think my biggest challenge will be to not but to much weight in the back of the trailer. If the tongue gets to light they tow kinda stupid.

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Yeah, I'm a big guy (6'3" and 340) so dressing in ANY rv bedroom or bathroom is pretty much out for me lol. We don't have kids so I'm not afraid to use the kitchen to dress in lol.

I was born, raised and now work for GM so no chance on me buying anything but a GM truck. I grew up in farm country so I'm use to the ride but agree, if I can confidently pull this trailer with my 1500, I'll probably just stay with the 1500 as it has to be my everyday driver truck too. Plus, I lease so every three years I get a new truck.
I end up getting dressed in the living room. Just make sure the blinds are closed!
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We don't have this model, but love the rear kitchen. Not sure you'll care about windows on the doors. Ours have windows, but there that foggy privacy glass, so you can't see anyone thru them anyway.
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Old 02-20-2015, 01:34 PM   #7
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We don't have this model, but love the rear kitchen. Not sure you'll care about windows on the doors. Ours have windows, but there that foggy privacy glass, so you can't see anyone thru them anyway.

I was thinking that as well I guess that no window just looks out of place to me for some reason. It can be easily added down the line if we want I guess.
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We don't have this model, but love the rear kitchen. Not sure you'll care about windows on the doors. Ours have windows, but there that foggy privacy glass, so you can't see anyone thru them anyway.
The window (albeit the milky wavy glass) soes provide some additional light in ours, although we have a very large picture window next to it. Guess it looks more like a door with the window.
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The window (albeit the milky wavy glass) soes provide some additional light in ours, although we have a very large picture window next to it. Guess it looks more like a door with the window.

My thoughts exactly. It doesn't look like a door without a window.
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My girlfriend and I fell in love with a 274RK last weekend at the rv show. The only thing I don't care for is the entry door not having a window in it but that's an easy enough fix, if need be. We are coming from a 2002 Mallard 25J so this will be a big jump in space, luxury and weight. My '14 Silverado 1500 is rated to pull it but I think my next truck purchase might be an HD just because.

Anyone else here with this model? Tips, tricks? Likes, dislikes? Ours won't be in until next month but we are excited for sure.
My wife and I purchased a 274RK which arrived at the Dealership up here in Canada the first week of January. We love it, but have not brought it home yet as we will not be using it until the May long weekend, and by leaving it at the Dealer until the Beginning of April, our warranty does not start until then. We still can visit it and do go inside and look at and measure different things so we can decide what is going to go where when we bring it home.

We had a Greywolf 26RL before this one and are looking forward to our first trip with this one. We figure we will take the month of April to put stuff in the trailer and leave out stuff that we had in the other one that we did not use. It is amazing how much stuff we were carrying that we did not use. Buying a new trailer is a good time to purge the extras.
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