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Old 03-21-2014, 10:12 AM   #11
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I did check out this website, and yup, the slide is in when the awning is out. And the door is closed. I still can't get a good idea of size from those pictures. I need to see some real-life pictures, with a 6 ft. picnic table under it somewhere! I have also posted this question on the Flagstaff forum for the 27RLWS and received similar responses. Hopefully, someone will come thru with actual pictures. Need to make a decision soon to be ready in time for the season. Just frustrated that manufacturers can't give me a TT with everything I want, that isn't 35 ft. long and weighs 8000 lbs! We will keep up the search.
Owned a 2703 ourselves. We had enough room for a picnic table under the awning, Just be careful opening the door and locking it back.

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Old 03-21-2014, 12:49 PM   #12
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I suppose you could always get one of these to extend out from the awning if the door swing interferes with placement of the picnic table.
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Old 03-21-2014, 02:06 PM   #13
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Dear Teach - Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately, that is the conclusion we're coming to also - ugh! We are also looking at the 2604WS. Do you find the indoor living space comparable to the 2703WS ? We definitely don't want to be messing around with an EZ Up! Thanks for your feedback.
We have the 2904SS which is similar to the 2604WS with a few differences, the 2904SS does not have the wardrobe slide but has two wardrobes next to the bed. It has a pantry the 2604 does not. It is longer (33') but you do not have to move the recliner rockers when closing the super slide. The bathroom has the same amenities but is smaller in area. The awning is large and has plenty of room for anything you wish under it. One other thing to consider, less sliders to maintenance or worry about leaking (we had that with our old trailer, caused a lot of damage).
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Old 03-22-2014, 10:26 AM   #14
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We have the 2904SS which is similar to the 2604WS with a few differences ...It is longer (33') ...
LOL! Yes, going from 30' to 34' (29'8" vs. 33'8") is a BIG difference.
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:32 PM   #15
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Great conversation! We currently have a Tracer with the RL floorplan. We are considering the Rockwood Ultralight 2703WS. The floorplans will work completely differently ( I hope ) and the 2703 should have tons more storage than our Tracer. The 2703 takes care of 95% of the things about the Tracer that drive me to distraction. There is the pro of having the whole awning area. What I dislike is the placement of the door and the way it opens right where the awning ends. In looking at the pix and the great link someone provided (thanks ) I'm thinking I will use the area to the left of the door for my outside kitchen. We do have the sunshade. We typically like using our chairs and tv size tables rather than a picnic table so I think we'll be ok. So many things to think about!!!!
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UPDATE: So after weeks of research, looking at and harassing RV sales people, both in-person and on-line, commiserating about awning size and storage space, we have finally decided on our new RV. Much to the chagrin of the Forest River folks, we have decided to purchase a Coachmen Freedom Express Liberty Edition 298REDS.

Let me say this. We had narrowed down our search to the Flagstaff 27RLWS or the Rockwood 2703WS or 2604WS – whichever one we could get the better price on. Then one evening while watching HGTV, there was a show on RVs. Low and behold, they showed some Coachmen travel trailers that looked like they had everything we were looking for. After looking on-line at the various floor plans, and trailer weight and height, we found our local dealer and made a trip. Long story short, once we saw the 298REDS we knew it was for us. It had everything we were looking for – a large awning, plenty of kitchen storage space, plenty of storage space period, a rear entertainment area and a floor plan that worked for us. Although it is a bit longer than we originally planned on! So yesterday we put down a deposit and placed our order.

Thanks for all of the feedback on the awning issue. It’s great to know there are people out there that went through or are going through the same issues we are and are willing to share their observations, thoughts and pictures!
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Although it is a bit longer than we originally planned on!
Well, yes. Now you're at 35 feet. You needed a big trailer all along and you found it. Congrats!
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