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Old 06-19-2015, 10:59 AM   #11
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We looked at a 2016 Hemisphere 263RL last night. The trailer seems to fit our needs, but we like the bedroom, specifically the wardrobe slide, in the 2016 Rockwood 26RLWS. The primary construction difference between these models is the Hemisphere has a truss roof with insulation while the Rockwood has a vacuum bonded roof with 4" foam insulation. For us, the perfect trailer would be the living/kitchen/bath of the Hemisphere with the bedroom of the Rockwood. Decisions, decisions, decision.....
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Old 06-19-2015, 02:00 PM   #12
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I know! Honestly, though, think through how you are going to function with the space. A little extra ward robe space, vs. ability to stow things and access the basement from both sides of the trailer, extra kitchen counter space, extra room in the shower, better placement of sink in the bath, extra rear living space with recliners... As you said - "living/kitchen/bath vs. bedroom. Most of the time you will be functioning in the living/kitchen/bath area. Most of the time in the bedroom you are changing clothes and sleeping. I personally would not swap a wardrobe slide for the functionality of the other three areas.
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Old 08-06-2015, 02:10 PM   #13
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We looked at a 2016 Hemisphere 263RL last night. The trailer seems to fit our needs, but we like the bedroom, specifically the wardrobe slide, in the 2016 Rockwood 26RLWS. The primary construction difference between these models is the Hemisphere has a truss roof with insulation while the Rockwood has a vacuum bonded roof with 4" foam insulation. For us, the perfect trailer would be the living/kitchen/bath of the Hemisphere with the bedroom of the Rockwood. Decisions, decisions, decision.....
What did you end up purchasing, and how do you like it?
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Old 08-06-2015, 03:12 PM   #14
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We ended up purchasing a 2016 Hemisphere 263RL. We are hoping to make our first trip the weekend of Aug 15. It will be really hot that weekend so hopefully the AC works good.
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Old 08-06-2015, 07:27 PM   #15
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Did you get a 15k A/C?


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Old 08-06-2015, 07:44 PM   #16
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I have a flagstaff 26fkws, its a reverse floor plan of the 26rl minus the swivel rockers
Anyway, for those of you wondering about the rear bumper and a bike rack.
What i did was modify my spare tire carrier. I cut it in half, added a sleeve and raised it up 6" and reversed the bumper mount, so the it sits up a little higher yet moving the spare 4" closer to the back of the trailerClick image for larger version

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Then i went to amazon and got a bumper mount receiver and i use a harbor freight cargo hauler and strap my bikes onto it and have had zero issues transporting my bikes


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Old 08-06-2015, 09:02 PM   #17
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We did get the 15,000 BTU a/c. It also has 50 amp service with a cutout for a 2nd a/c. In 100 degree Texas heat, the a/c does not cool the bedroom and bathroom well. One thing I did was replace the ceiling vents with vents that would open/close to divert more air to the front of the trailer. That has helped a great deal.
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Old 08-14-2015, 11:42 PM   #18
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Without reading all the other posts I can tell you that we love our 26RLWS. The front storage is sufficient for storing all the pieces of our Equalizer hitch, clear storage containers for black water hoses, spare "umbrella" chairs, log fire starters, broom, beach umbrella, etc, etc. Lots of good storage despite that it is not pass thru. I store my electrical cables on the opposite side along with fresh water hoses, catv cables, and coiled rope lights. Then you have an outside access to storage under the dinette seat. As you know, we can always use more storage but the 26 RLWS had alot of good storage inside and out!
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