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Old 07-09-2014, 09:42 PM   #1
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Curious if anyone else has a Puma 295BHSS with outside kitchen

Hello, we purchased a brand new 2014 Puma 295BHSS over Memorial Day weekend. We ended up finding the best price up at Walcott, IA at Cheyenne Camping Center and drove 950 miles from Southwest Missouri to go get it. So far we have camped in it for a total of 13 nights and are really enjoying owning it. Plenty of room for the kiddos even when it is raining outside.

I was curious if anyone else on the forum owns a 295BHSS and what their experiences have been with them. I don't see them discussed too much on this forum but other sites gave them really good reviews. So far, everything seems to be working correctly with the camper.

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Old 07-10-2014, 11:03 PM   #2
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Sorry, I tried replying yesterday, but the app shut down and deleted my message.

We had a 2013 295kbh untill last summer. (I totaled from hail when the tornado went thru Moore, OK, while getting some warrantee work done)
The kbh is the same as the bhss but in later 2013 they just made the name bhss with an option for the kitchen. Before this the bhss only had storage in place of the kitchen.

I know there is one guy on here with a new 295bhss, and several with the 295 kbh.
We loved our puma and had a lot of fun in it. We had almost no issues with it and think that the build quality is excellent. We just got our new Sabre 36qbok (pumas slightly classier big sister) and it is very nice as well. Alot more amenities, so more to have issues with. The only thing that I really wanted In our 295kbh was a 2nd air, as the one 15k a/c wasnt enough for our Oklahoma heat in a trailer that big. We were gonna add a 2nd ac, but it totaled before we did.

We are definitely a big Palomino fan!! And huge outside kitchen fans!!
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Old 07-13-2014, 09:26 PM   #3
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We have one with the Anniversary Edition package on it. My brother in law has one without that package. He and I were just talking earlier today about how much we like our trailers. I think the only thing both of us wish for is more basement storage. That, and how do you maintain access in those deeeeeeeeeep cabinets in the bunkroom.

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Old 09-24-2014, 08:34 AM   #4
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We love our 2013. Our 3 yo grandson loves having his own room. We did replace the jackknife sofa with a double recliner. This is a very high quality unit for a reasonable cost.Click image for larger version

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Old 09-24-2014, 08:46 AM   #5
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We had a 2012 Puma 30DBSS and now own a 2015 31RDKS. Both were great campers. In laws have a 2013 Puma 27RBSS which has been a great camper as well. We are definitely big Puma fans. FWIW, we found the best deal on all of ours at RVWholesalers.
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Old 09-24-2014, 04:09 PM   #6
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We love our 2013. Our 3 yo grandson loves having his own room. We did replace the jackknife sofa with a double recliner. This is a very high quality unit for a reasonable cost.Attachment 63456


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Do you have any pics to share of your replacement of the sofa? I am not sure who designed that thing but I can guarantee you they never slept on it! I like the look of your camper with the aluminum wheels, mine still has the white steel wheels on it.


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Old 09-25-2014, 07:56 AM   #7
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I would like to see the recliners too. There is no way any normal person could sleep on that sofa...
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Old 09-25-2014, 07:57 AM   #8
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I will take a pic this weekend. It was very hard finding something to fit in the small space. I had to modify the casework to allow access to the recliner release. I can't remember the brand we got but I took measurements to every store in town.


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Old 09-25-2014, 08:20 AM   #9
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I bought a older, 2007 Puma 30QBSS used. The interior was in as new condition. The owner used it twice (he said) and it sat at his business. The roof was ok but I dicor'd where needed and used eternabond on the slideout as the seams were rough. Bottom line is I went through the unit top to bottom and only found a few issues from lack of maintenance. There was a little rot on the bottom outer edge of the slideout. Normal I understand as water tends to pool there then run off. Over time it got soft, a small area of 6" x 12". I repaired this with a piece of plastic sheeting and glued it in place. I filled the void with expand a foam. I had to dremel the bathroom door latch frame as the bathroom door would not shut. The bolt and recess in the frame weren't lined up.
As to construction, for a 7 year old unit this thing was in good shape overall. I found no glaring defects or issues in workmanship. All appliances and ac unit worked fine. I did replace the battery, original was still in it (would not hold a charge). Previous owner replaced tires at some point, probably due to dry rot. Same with the canopy, it was new. Our first outing was a 300 mile round trip to O'leno State Park here in Florida. The TT pulled fine. It rained for the first 2 days and no leaks were detected at all. It was comfortable for the wife and I. I anticipate this unit will last us for a number of years with some care and maintenance.
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Here is the double recliner we put in. Much more functional and comfortable.Click image for larger version

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