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Old 04-28-2015, 03:59 PM   #1
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Help me choose please

Hello and thanks for the forum. New couple to this and not yet owners of the TT or the TV but will get a big enough TV to not worry about those questions. Just got back from looking at EVO TT after already looking at some Jayco and Keystone first. Of course each has its own positive and negative. Was just looking to hear some feedback and experiences from the ones that know it best. This being a Forest River forum I suppose I will get mostly feedback on that product line.
Will be a retired couple looking to use TT for 1 week trips up to 1 month trips a few times a year at least. So far looked at 2360 2460 and 2600 as far a size goes. probably going to go smaller rather than larger. Thanks again, can not wait to get started.
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Old 04-28-2015, 04:28 PM   #2
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Here are the three units that you have mentioned above, it will easier for people to comment....2360 2460 and 2600 in order top down.
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Old 04-28-2015, 04:39 PM   #3
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When looking at trailer the 2360 slide block the fridge when in, the 2460 everything is accessible with slide in and two options for the sofa area, and the 2600 unit is the bigger unit. Myself I like the 2460......
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Old 04-28-2015, 04:48 PM   #4
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Great info fonzie, thank you
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Old 04-28-2015, 04:52 PM   #5
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It’s nice to have seating directly across from the TV. My vote is for the 2460.
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Old 04-28-2015, 04:53 PM   #6
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Since you may be in your TT for a month at a time, you may want to spend about 2 hours in it together to see how comfy the seating arrangements are... IMO the recliners are the better option vs. the combined dinette & sofa seating. Also note that FR has other brands w/similar floor plans but different furniture choices if you don't like the comfort of the ones in these units...

And... if the TT you like is over your budget, you can always shop for gently used ones - that's how we found our Tracer for less than the price of many stick & tin entry-level TTs...
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Old 04-28-2015, 05:00 PM   #7
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Yep, I'd go 2460 with the recliners, unless you need another bed.
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Old 04-29-2015, 11:33 AM   #8
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We looked at several designs and settled on the R-pod 182G for a variety of reasons. It's small but very complete with kitchen slide, double bunks plus queen size sleeping area in dinette. Because of our sleeping disorders, I sleep in the lower bunk, use the upper for suitcase storage and the wife sleeps in the queen/dinette, works great! the extra living area from the external canopy has proved a bonus in foul weather as well as been bug proof when fully installed. Also, just a small point, but if you are into entertaining(having guests visit) the dinette area can seat as many as six in a pinch, but certainly four very comfortably.
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Old 04-29-2015, 11:44 AM   #9
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2600 if you anticipate camping with more than just the 2 of you. The extra seating would come in handy. If it's just the 2 of you, the 2460 looks great, for reasons mentioned above. Wish we had had the foresight when we were looking to think about things like that. We would have gone with an arrangement close to the 2600.
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Old 04-29-2015, 12:27 PM   #10
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I like the 2460 - having the kitchen close to the door is handier if you plan on eating outside more often than in. Also, the bathroom configuration is nicer with the "library" separate from the sink/shower. Only downside it that counterspace is more limited in the 2460. Based on the clearance, I'm guessing a jack-knife sofa.... I'd opt for the chairs, too. Our jack-knife is woefully uncomfortable. great point about the fridge blocked by the slides. Much easier to load if you don't have to put the slide out just to get into the fridge.

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Old 04-29-2015, 12:33 PM   #11
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Hi and welcome to the forums!


Are you brand new to RVing? Or have you owned a RV before -- this is sorta a critical question
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I'd vote 2460.
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Old 04-29-2015, 12:50 PM   #13
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Separate chairs are really nice. Smashed against your partner while watching tv gets uncomfortable. Remember, it will rain and you will get stuck inside. Also, make sure you can access the bathroom with slide in - it's really nice to have access to your own port-o-pot. Some of the rest areas have really nasty bathrooms. And for me most important; ask if your unit has manual or automatic slide locks. If you have to get on a stool to insert/remove slide locks - walk away. We got rid of last trailer for that very reason. Have fun and travel safe!


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Old 04-29-2015, 01:37 PM   #14
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For a couple of reasons I would pick the 2460 or 2600. Both have two entry doors; now I know there are emergency push out windows in case of fire, but walking out a door is much easier if needed for this retired couple I assure you. Also the separate chairs (are they recliners?) are great and we love ours in our Windjammer 3001w. Both the 2460 and 2600 have good access to refrigerator and storage areas when closed up which is very important as you can stop at road side parks and not have to slide out to get a soda. Also if you are going to keep it in a storage facility, there are some where you cannot open the slide (been there done that). I would probably pick the 2600 just for the little extra floor space provided by the longer slide out; it will be appreciated if you are on the road for a month or more. You also might see if there is a table and chair option for the dinette; makes for a more "home" feel, IMHO. The tub in the 2600 is usually appreciated by the wives over a shower, even if it is small.
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For a couple of reasons I would pick the 2460 or 2600. Both have two entry doors; now I know there are emergency push out windows in case of fire, but walking out a door is much easier if needed for this retired couple I assure you. <SNIP>
Speaking of which....

The #1 mod you should make to your Rig is the installation of a GOOD fire extinguisher in your bedroom (I mounted ours to the edge of our bedroom slide).

The SOLE purpose of the extinguisher is to let you make a fire-free path OUT of the RV - not to fight a fire! That's why you have RV insurance.
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Speaking of which....

The #1 mod you should make to your Rig is the installation of a GOOD fire extinguisher in your bedroom (I mounted ours to the edge of our bedroom slide).

The SOLE purpose of the extinguisher is to let you make a fire-free path OUT of the RV - not to fight a fire! That's why you have RV insurance.
Agreed, we did the same and mounted one of the end of the dresser next to the door. I really do not understand why Rockwood would not have one at both doors. Good catch Bob!
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Take a look at Flagstaff 27rlws. This unit is roomy, with a very nice kitchen space. We are a retired couple who camp at one resort all summer so can't speak to towing factors. We find the rear living area to be very comfortable. We have the table and chair option as we find dinettes to be uncomfortable to sit at for any length of time. We have the table moved to back end side of slide and placed a small easy chair in the front side for extra seating. There are so many choices and factors to consider that your research is well worth doing. Try to think of things you would do inside on any given day and visualize yourself doing them in any floor plan. IE: Do you really want to go outside to get from the bedroom to the kitchen while someone is occupying the bathroom?
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If the slide is in front of the fridge (like ours) no door opening while traveling.
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We chose the 2460 with the sofa. They had both models on the lot and we found the chairs uncomfortable. The sofa is a jacknife, but was comfortable for at least the amount time I sat on it. We especially liked the added storage with the sofa option. If we push the slide out just a few inches, we can access the fridge.
I don't remember the chairs being recliners, but could be wrong.
We are happy with ours, I did not want to go any longer than its 30 ft length.

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We chose the 2460 with the sofa. They had both models on the lot and we found the chairs uncomfortable. The sofa is a jacknife, but was comfortable for at least the amount time I sat on it. We especially liked the added storage with the sofa option. If we push the slide out just a few inches, we can access the fridge.
I don't remember the chairs being recliners, but could be wrong.
We are happy with ours, I did not want to go any longer than its 30 ft length.

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What prevents you accessing the fridge with slide all the way in? It seems that their is a lot of space to open door even with slide in?
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