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Old 11-01-2015, 11:47 AM   #21
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Nice write up. I have the 2015 282rk and I would say that explains it very well


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Old 04-02-2016, 10:39 PM   #22
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We might be buying the 2016 282RK this next week. After reading these comments, I'm feeling much better about our decision. From what I gathered of the negative posts sounds more like an issue with the dealer(s) not FR? As with any camper there are design flaws and design pluses. The pantry door???, I can put a childproof latch on it, that should keep it from popping open. Not opening 90*? I think it opens far enough for me, didn't even notice until I read it here.

I'll get her home, put a few camp trips in her and then give my next review.

If anyone has any "tips" about anything mentioned in those previous posts that might be helpful, I would be interested.
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Old 04-03-2016, 06:41 AM   #23
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We enjoy our 2016 282rk also. I was so disappointed in the dealer and manufacturer because they both have us the run a around when we brought to their attention about the top pantry door opening 90%.also we found that the pantry doors DO open when traveling so we take pillows and put them in the pantry cupboards. Problem solved. Happy traveling
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Old 04-03-2016, 07:45 AM   #24
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Thanks for the tip, as I thought, there is usually an easy work around to most simple issues.

I haven't accepted it yet, so maybe I can use this issue to bargain with them on another upgrade or option?

Anything yours didn't come with that you needed to buy later?
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Old 04-03-2016, 09:03 AM   #25
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We might be buying the 2016 282RK this next week. After reading these comments, I'm feeling much better about our decision. The pantry door???, I can put a childproof latch on it, that should keep it from popping open. Not opening 90*? I think it opens far enough for me, didn't even notice until I read it here.

If anyone has any "tips" about anything mentioned in those previous posts that might be helpful, I would be interested.
The pantry door design is not a flaw: it is simply the way it was designed. Also, we have towed well over 5k miles with our 282rk and have never had ANY cabinet door pop open. Buy the camper and enjoy.
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Old 04-03-2016, 11:09 AM   #26
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Uncle Buck...Congrads on your purchase.
Here are some tips and recommendations to have your dealer add before you take delivery:
1. Add a battery disconnect switch on the negative battery connection. This will avoid battery draining from parasite circuits while in storage!
2. Add roof vent cover to the bathroom vent. Can then leave vent open when raining.
3. Add "T" valve at the water pump to make it easier to winterize. ( if applicable)
4. If you plan to travel a lot....Consider having spare mounted under trailer instead of rear bumper to reduce rear end weight and sway. Not sure what this costs, but think it would be worth it.
5. Be sure to get a weight distribution hitch with sway control as 35' is a long trailer.
6. Get water pressure valve for hose connection and surge protector for power.
7. Get wheel jocks and be sure always chocked before unhitching!
8. Add AC outlet below kitchen counter.
9. If you have outside kitchen with bar fridge & sink...ask if drawer or cabinet can be added.
10. Get a 100' coaxial TV cable as connection is at rear of trailer and a lot of campgrounds the pedestal will be at the opposite end.
Same applies for power cable..25' to 50' extension cord sometimes needed.
11. Spare fuses

Be sure to have dealer show you during delivery inspection:
1. Manual operation of slide, awning, leveling jacks and front hitch jack . (in case you ever lose battery power)
2. Hot water bypass access and winterize procedure.
3. Black and grey water dumping
4. Hitching and unhitchin
5. Check all of the fender support brackets under trailer as have had problem with these breaking. (attaches from frame to fiberglass fenders)

Some of this may seem obvious, but wished I had thought of when I bought instead of discovering on my own. Hope this is of some help.
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Old 04-03-2016, 12:39 PM   #27
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Uncle buck: Jimmy 54 has some very good points to think about! We do enjoy our 282rk:
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Old 04-03-2016, 02:58 PM   #28
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Good points, because this isn't my first Trailer, I have most of this already.
25' extention /
Water presure regulator /
Roof vent I already have one to put on/
WDH with Sway bar / (also sway control is built into the new 2016 GMC 2500)
100' TV cable + Satellite dish /
Surge protected on order/

I will get the battery disconnect and add an outlet if I think I need it. Mounting the tire underneath???? Maybe, but something to keep an eye on.
The outside kitchen is getting turned into a wine bar, I have plans :-)

I'll keep an eye on those fender pieces too. I always have fuses with me... and definitely will have them show me how to retract/extend everything manually.

Thanks!
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Old 04-03-2016, 07:21 PM   #29
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Good. Apologies for noting easy and obvious stuff given your past trailering experience. We were relative newbies to trailering a year ago, and went thru some growing pains which got little help wth. You should have no major issues pulling the 282RK with a new 3/4 ton. We are towing OK with a F150 1/2 ton also with built in sway control, but do get tossed around in windy conditions. The Reese dual cam sway control hitch has helped by correcting any trailer sway before it impacts the truck.
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Old 04-03-2016, 09:38 PM   #30
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I have a Curt 1,000/10,000 WDH with friction sway control. I haven't towed this trailer yet, but will keep the WDH and use it if needed.
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