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Old 01-21-2020, 02:32 PM   #1
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Decisions, decisions....

I have decided I am going to join the ranks of a full timing RV'er. #1 on my to do list is upgrade my RV. I currently have a 2016 Rockwood Ultra Lite 2604ws. I love it but for full timing I want a bigger kitchen.
If I could figure out a way to reconfigure the kitchen, I would just keep it!
So what I am looking at is....

Any opinions on these? I don't like slide outs on the sitting outside side of the trailer. I really like the front or rear kitchens. And I don't want anything bigger or heavier than these. My TV can handle it (see my signature) it's just my preference.

Also if anybody is interested in my 2604ws its in like new condition, has 2 recliners, free standing dinette, 2 100W solar panels with controller. Tons of storage, new tires.

2018 Ram 3500 SRW diesel 4x4 long bed Laramie
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Old 01-21-2020, 02:46 PM   #2
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we have the Flagstaff version of the 8335BSS and really like it. I do wish it had a little more outside storage.
TT 2021 Grand Design 2800BH
Prior TT 2017 Flagstaff 831CLBSS Classic Ultra lite - SOLD 5/21
TV 2017 F150 6.5' bed 3.5 Eco-boost Max tow 1800lbs payload
prior TV 2014 Silverado 2500 HD
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Old 01-21-2020, 02:59 PM   #3
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Big decision going full time!

I worked for the past 8 years 250 miles from home in South West Ohio (retired now since Sept 2019). Rather than rent an apartment or buy a small house, we got a Salem Hemisphere 282RK. The set up with the rear kitchen really made the space look and feel bigger. It was a very satisfactory 1 bedroom apartment. Now most of the time during the week it was me and our faithful golden retriever Scout, but when my wife came down for weekends or weeks, there was plenty enough room. The floor plan couldn't have been better. I put it in a campground and that was my 2nd home. I never really felt cramped (except when it was me, wife, and Scout all vying for a place on the bed at night!).
If you're looking at trading units, I would definitely recommend a look see at the 282RKs.
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Old 01-24-2020, 06:39 PM   #4
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X2 on the 282RK!

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Old 01-25-2020, 12:37 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies! So after a ton more research I think I have settled on the Jayco 274CKDS. Really like the quality and the features!

I saw a Heritage Glen 273RL, I really liked it but the Jayco just offers so much more.
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