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Old 01-20-2014, 08:51 PM   #1
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Only 4 months till camping....

Hello from Winnipeg, Canada... crazy cold here right now, but May long weekend is coming up.
I've been camping for 19 years now - 5 years in a tent; 8 in a Coleman pop-up; 6 in my Jayco 25F; and now looking at a Windjammer 2618W. Been bumping up the comfort factor a bit each time and now I figure it's time to get the 80" Queen mattress so my feet aren't hanging over the edge of the normal 74". The Windjammer 2618W offers the bedroom slideout with the longer bed and the trailer's overall 29' 7" length allows me to keep it in my driveway throught the summer.
However, it's a new model (exact same as the V-Lite 26WFKS) and the local dealer doesn't have any Windjammers in stock - will have to be a factory order. I went and looked at a RW Signature 8319SS flat-front TT this weekend as it has the identical bedroom/bathroom layout and to get a feel for the Rockwood build quality. Impressed by both... so almost ready to pull the pin and sign off on the down payment.
A couple questions/comments....
- Does anyone have experience with (or perhaps seen at an RV show) the Windjammer 2618W or the V-Lite 26WFKS? If so, what are your thoughts?
- Available storage might be an issue. Although it does have a nice wardrobe which any trailers seem to be lacking these days.
- The two 30 lb. propane tanks would appear to me to be a little tricky to swap out. One previous poster drescribed loading a full tank as a "bit of a finger-jammer". Those two access doors up front do appear to be a bit on the small side.
- Noticed from another post... there's no TP holder in the bathrooms of the Windjammers?
- And this might be a silly question, but... my Jayco TT has separate switches for the water heater - one for gas; one for electric. The panels in the RW's I've seen only have one switch for the water heater. How do you select and start the water heater on gas if you're dry camping?

Sorry for rambling on and I apologize if this wasn't the correct forum topic to post my questions under. I've already found a lot of interesting tips and other info in the FR forums and it's great to see so many others willing to help each other out.
Gotta go out and shovel some more snow now....

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Old 01-20-2014, 09:44 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum from your neighbour to the west.

Not familiar with the model you are looking at, but sure many on here will be able to help you out.

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Old 01-24-2014, 08:11 PM   #3
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