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Old 02-06-2015, 06:57 PM   #1
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Hi all, been lurking and decided to join. My wife and I are empty nesters looking to get back into camping after a 15 year absence. Have been looking at tt's for over a year and are considering 2 options, the sunset trail 250rb and the sunset trail reserve 26rb.

The 250rb seems to have an awfully small grey tank at 26 gallons, the 26rb has an 80 gallon grey tank but it also has a slide under the awning which I'm not crazy about, all other differences I can live with.

So I'm looking for opinions on both issues, is a 26 gallon grey tank really a pain? Is a slide under the awning awkward for seating?
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Old 02-06-2015, 07:15 PM   #2
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I have an ST25RB. I love it. It is a 2013 and got a good deal. Was told they were changing the floor plan to 2 slides on the 14 model. I certainly don't want or need anything longer, but would certainly entertain/like the little extra room you get with the 26RB.
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Old 02-06-2015, 07:18 PM   #3
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If you plan on dry camping for more than 1 or 2 nights, the smaller grey tank will be noticeably difficult. With planning it can be done. My awning is over our slide and it doesn't really affect us, we just sit where there is shade. Having 2 opposing slides really opens the interior up.

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Old 02-06-2015, 07:24 PM   #4
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An 80 gallon grey (gray) tank? That seems like a typo. I also have a 25rb and it takes me a week to fill my grey tank. I do not shower in trailer when not hooked up to sewer, unless it is necessary
Personally do not like any trailer with a slide that takes up space under awning.
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Old 02-06-2015, 07:30 PM   #5
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Nope, 80 gallon grey isn't a typo...check the manufacturers site. The 26rb has bigger tires as well to help handle the added cargo capacity.
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Old 02-06-2015, 07:31 PM   #6
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Does the 250rb only have one grey tank? Alot of rigs have two grey tanks.
That's probably where they're getting 80 gals. on the 26rb.
If you like the 250rb, maybe do a little more checking on there grey water capacity and see if there is two tanks.

26 gals. isn't much.
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Old 02-06-2015, 07:34 PM   #7
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One tank on the 250 unless brochures and multiple websites are all wrong.
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Old 02-06-2015, 07:36 PM   #8
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Fresh on both is 40, grey and black are both 26 on the 250, black is 40 and grey is 80 on th 26....I assume the 26 has 2 grey tanks.
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Just looked and it does say 80 gals. Must be 2 tanks. Also on new resreves , they are going with d rated tires . my 13 25reserve only has c rated,and I am real close to max weight on tires.
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Old 02-06-2015, 07:41 PM   #10
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So far your responses are confirming that 26 gallons is tiny, plus I get solid surface tops, power stab jacks, fireplace, etc. on the reserve
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Old 02-06-2015, 08:13 PM   #11
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Like I sad earlier, 26 gals is ok. as long as you do not waste water. and the solid counter tops...I would rather have regular tops. they scratch easily and add weight.
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Old 02-06-2015, 08:30 PM   #12
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We have a 2014 ST28BH Reserve and we LOVE it! Some of the things that we like about it compared to the Super Lite include the residential queen 60x80 bed (this is HUGE when the bed is blocked in by the center media wall), the fireplace (a feature we laughed about but do enjoy), the Corian counter tops, center island (roomy kitchen), opposing slides (makes it super roomy in there), and the tons more storage you get in the kitchen area! The front gel cap is very nice too...and I'm sure there are lots of differences I'm forgetting about.

I was very hesitant about losing the awning space with the kitchen slide out. It was something I truly did not want! But as it turns out, it's not a big deal at all. It's a shallow slide and the awning is huge!

If weight or price are not huge concerns (obvious differences there), then my vote is for the Reserve.
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The 80 gal. grey tank is more than likely 2 - 40 gal. tanks. That is how my SF270BH is configured.
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So far your responses are confirming that 26 gallons is tiny, plus I get solid surface tops, power stab jacks, fireplace, etc. on the reserve


Then it's a no brainer.
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26 Gals even for two people is kinda small for dry campin..
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Just checked the size of my 25rb and it is 40 gal. grey tank, so 26 gal would be a bit small, I guess.
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Just checked the size of my 25rb and it is 40 gal. grey tank, so 26 gal would be a bit small, I guess.
I thought that was small. If not mistaken, all three are 40 gal. We have the same TT.
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Old 02-07-2015, 10:58 AM   #18
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Our daughter bought a SS trailer last year. One of the contributing factors, besides the floor plan, was the fact that it has two 40 gallon grey tanks. You don't know what a pain a smaller tank is until you live with one. We also have the same grey tank sizes and really like it.
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Old 02-07-2015, 12:30 PM   #19
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The 2013 25rb was a "reserve" model, from 2014 on it became an ultralight thus the smaller tanks and lower dry weight.
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Old 02-07-2015, 10:45 PM   #20
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I have the ST26RB. The grey tanks are two 40gal tanks. One for the kitchen sink and one for the bathroom sink and shower.
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