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Old 10-23-2013, 01:09 PM   #1
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Rear kitchen floorplans

All of you who own a rear kitchen travel trailer...
I want to ear from you , any experience, comments...good or bad will be welcome.We fell in love with a travel trailer with rear kitchen, but I ear and read here lots of bad things about it
That's why I want to ear from YOU...owners of the said model in tt version .
Thanks a lot for your input.
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Old 10-23-2013, 01:17 PM   #2
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We have a 12 Flagstaff 8528RKWS and really like it. The rear kitchen is what sold us on the 5er. Had a center kitchen in our 08Flagstaff 831RLSS and TOWTA didn't like it. The rear kitchen has more counter space and we leave our icemaker and coffee pot on the counter even while towing (I also installed shocks on the trailer) . Like the looks of the center kitchen 5ers, but like the convenience of the rear kitchen better.
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Old 10-23-2013, 02:44 PM   #3
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We have a surveyor 264 with a rear kitchen and like it better than previous models with mid-kitchen, no negative input here.
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Old 10-23-2013, 03:00 PM   #4
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We've had a rear kitchen TT (Rockwood 2605) and now have a similar floor plan in a 5th wheel (Rockwood 8280WS). I feel that the rear kitchen layouts have more kitchen counter/working area than other floor plans in the same length. BTW haven't broken any dishes in either camper which seems to be the belief that people have about the rear kitchen layout.

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Old 10-23-2013, 03:01 PM   #5
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We have a 2014 Wildwood 27RKSS. Haven't had it long. but no problems with rear kitchen. As mentioned before, more counter space and plenty of cabinet space. We had mid-kitchens before, but this is better.
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Old 10-23-2013, 03:21 PM   #6
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We've had a rear kitchen TT (Rockwood 2605) and now have a similar floor plan in a 5th wheel (Rockwood 8280WS). I feel that the rear kitchen layouts have more kitchen counter/working area than other floor plans in the same length. BTW haven't broken any dishes in either camper which seems to be the belief that people have about the rear kitchen layout.

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Ditto here. It's the rear kitchen with all the counter space that sold us on ours. Also the rear kitchen provides an uninterrupable work space for the chef. We don't have to walk by her to get to some other place in the trailer.
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:38 PM   #7
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We really like the floor plan of the rear kitchen 8280 because the 2 recliners are directly across from the sofa which makes for easy conversation and well positioned for TV. Wife likes that there is more counter space than in other designs. I like the fact that this rear kitchen has one of the lightest pin weights (for a 31' 5th wheel) available. That's 3 positive things to like, and no, no broken dishes thus far.
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Thanks for this thread - we have been looking for a 27' fiver and thought about a rear kitchen, but heard about all the broken dishes -

any more input from owners please!
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The FR Surveyor Select SV264 has been a great unit for the 2 of us with our 2 dogs.
The Torsion axles are the key to a smooth ride.
At the time, it was the one TT that had usable counter space and was less than 30 feet long. I didn't care where the kitchen was, it had to be usable.
Paper plates don't break. There are many types of plates that won't chip, crack or break. We don't carry anything that has to be carefully wrapped or packed.
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As stated previously, we love our 12Flagstaff8528RKWS with a rear kitchen, coffee maker and icemaker are kept on rear counter and never move with the torsion axles AND shocks.
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