Some things you might consider:
1st; If the position on the TV is important, do you find that the location on the 8285ikws to be too far away from the seating area? (I'm old, so that an issue).
2nd; is the refrigerator on the 8285ikws accessible when the slides are in (doesn't look like it based on the floor plan)? That's important when your on the road in-between stops.
Originally Posted by French
Visited Toronto rv show yesterday. Walked the entire show looking to verify that the 8280 was the best five for or needs and best match for our half ton. Here's the problem, as nice as the 8280 is the 2 lazy boy chairs that we expect will be our tv watching area in it are NOT aligned well with the tv and the new 39 inch tv does not toggle more than about 15 degrees. This was enough of a concern that we asked the reps there who had no suggestions other than " new TVs can be seen pretty well from all angles" really? for 40k I expect better!
The 8285ikws that was beside it has similar weights and cost and seemed much more open and of course the tv watching configuration was much better. So we are very interested in this model now. Unfortunately being a brand new model we worry about being unwitting FR test pilots.
Has anyone on the forum actually camped in one? Opinions, comments?
Any one on here with five experience have you some thoughts on the floor plan specs etc. thanks!