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Old 02-20-2013, 11:34 PM   #1
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Salem/Wildwood 27rkss and/or 27rlss

Hello new member here...I'm looking for any info. on these two models. Both floorplans are great for us (wish we could somehow have a combo of the My wife loves the huge kitchen in the 27rkss, while I like the rear sitting area/window of the 27rlss. I figure I know who will win.

Anyway, anyone have any comments on these trailers? This will be my first aluminum trailer in a long time, but I'm coming off an ugly fiberglass delamination episode that may just turn me to the metal side.

I have owned FR products before (Surveyors), and looking back, I probably should have never strayed, as another dealer/brand really stunk it up customer service-wise (never had that problem with my FR dealer).

Well, nice to meet you. Perhaps in a few days, I will be an official FR owner again.

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Old 02-21-2013, 12:11 AM   #2
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Welcome aboard! Let us know who wins but I got my money on the hugh kitchen.

Good luck and take care,

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Old 02-21-2013, 12:04 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum. Tough choice but look at it this way, if you end up with the rk you've got one in the bank .
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:14 PM   #4
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My money is on the rear kitchen as well...

Either way, both seem like excellent units. My only concerns are the aluminum siding (harder to keep clean?), and the extra length. Our current trailer is 30', and the new ones we are looking at are around 33', which may make it tricky getting it into my pad at the house...may just have to lengthen the pad a bit.
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:34 PM   #5
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My 2 cents. The rear kitchen is nice but can you load the fridge for a trip without opening the slideout? You will be watching TV with a side view unless you pull the chairs out into the living area. Hitch weight is heavier on the rear kitchen model. RK has more counter space for appliances.

The rear lounge model is a foot shorter but appears to have more closet space with the wardrobe by the panty. The rear lounge has slightly larger black water capacity. The RL has two entry doors the RK just one.

My choice would be the rear lounge.

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