It is time to say good bye and move on. We recently sold our Crossroads Sunset Trails 291RK and replaced with a 2010 Forest River Lexington 300SS GTS motor home. No we have not gone to the "dark side" (many people think I was born there but that's a different story). We debated in past many times about trailer or motor home but always stayed with the trailer and tow vehicle. The 291RK with a rear kitchen has the wheels set so far back to be able to balance the weight in the rear that the turning radius was crazy-wide. It was so hard to maneuver in/out of places. Once it was set on a site it was great for space but was a nightmare to get places. I made a decision to go the motor home route and pull a vehicle (Jeep). We found a 2010 Lexington 300SS GTS with just short of 27K that had been inside kept all its life. I bought from original owners. The workmanship is very good. There is 4" of Styrofoam insulation in the ceiling and cabinets are solid maple doors. Even the base cabinet wood is real wood with a veneer to match the doors. It is built well. The Triton V10 is a proven tank of a motor as in transmission. I got 8.8 mpg running 65-67 the 8+ hour drive home even running the A/C. We chose the Lexington because it has an aerodynamic bubble instead of the big overhanging bed most MH have. I couldn't even get 200 miles from a 26 gallon tank on the RAM. We did loose a little overall space but the trade offs were worth it (to us). It is still 32' so not small by any measure. But it drives liker a big van and I easily got it in/out of a gas station configured for autos/small trucks. So overall we are quite happy.
Thank you to all for the input when I needed it and I know I posted some good stuff for fixes/improvements like the rollers under the slides and insulation under the Coroplast including the water pipes and sending the basement duct forward to actually provide warm air forward. I find it hard to keep up with multiple forums and why I am disconnecting from this and Keystone. Be safe and hopefully see Y'all on the road somewhere.