Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-08-2015, 10:07 AM   #1
Weekend Camper
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Colorado
Posts: 86
Finally got it home

we haven't gotten the new rig on a trip yet, we head out Friday for a couple nights mostly. Not too far from home, but should be a decent trial, electric hookup, no sewer (dump station on site). My husband has practiced hitching up, driving, backing up and most importantly maneuvering back into our storage spot. He's doing great. I'm still getting used to the truck before I start driving on the road with a trailer. We sanitized our water system. Seemed like a lot of work for the one or 2 weekend trips we'll manage to do before winterizing, but if we want to really test out the trailer before next season we felt it was necessary.

We have been slowly sorting and cleaning our camping supplies that we had in our popup and transferring to the 5th wheel. Yesterday, I made a trip to the trailer storage to put in some more supplies when I made a great discovery that we totally missed on walk through and subsequent times looking over the trailer. I found MORE storage inside our U-dinette. We have drawers at the ends, but I had no idea the entire seating platforms lifted to have more storage at the back end and can even see into the drawers from the top. We moved cushions around a bunch of times during the walk through and our own personal cleaning and never noticed.

We are so used to the limited space and weight of a popup that we were already thrilled by the amount of storage we have in a 30ft trailer. I told my husband if we ever run out of space we are overpacking and overweight :-). Has me rethinking my storage configuration though. The back of the dinette is not the easiest to access, so I think our extra sleeping bags/bedding will get stored there.
__________________
Family of 5 loving our adenvetures. Dad, mom, and 3 girls who love to visit State & National Parks and get out for some hikes.

2014 Ram 2500 Laramie crew cab, short bed 6.7 Turbo Diesel
PullRite Superglide 16k
2016 Rezerve 27BH
COCamping is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2015, 02:28 PM   #2
Full Time Camper
 
MartyinSC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: SC
Posts: 647
Sounds terrific! We find that storage space is used by four criteria: function (food goes in cupboard), weight distribution, accessibility (guest blankets go in hard to get spaces, like you say) and finally, dangers. (you don't want heavy or sharp objects in compartments with exposed wiring, tubing, or gas hoses) Sounds like you're off to a great start!
__________________
Marty and Martha
2015 Z-1 211RD
2012 Nissan Titan
Dalzell SC
MartyinSC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2015, 06:32 AM   #3
Weekend Camper
 
Paule's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: WI
Posts: 46
How was your Friday trip?
__________________
Paul
Menomonee Falls, WI
2015 ReZerve RFZ32RE 5th Wheel (1st RV)
2015 Ram 2500 Laramie Crew 4x4 turbo diesel
Rented TT last couple of years after getting too old and soft to enjoy tent camping.
Paule is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2015, 07:22 AM   #4
Full Time Camper
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,447
CO
Congratulations on the new Rezerve, stay safe and Enjoy...Also welcome to the forum...
__________________
Rosie & Tommy
Coatesville Pa.
2017 Ford F350 Lariat Power Stoke DW
2013 Cruiser Patriot 305 SKP

In God We Trust
A proud member of the one percent...Semper Fi
sleepyT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2015, 08:07 AM   #5
Weekend Camper
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Colorado
Posts: 86
First trip to went really well. We went to a state park with electric hookups. Filled up our fresh tank about 2/3 and were good for the weekend.

Was a strange experience for me. I'm so used to the more rustic no-hookups/popup or tent camping that I've always done in the past. The kids loved it. Especially the fact that they each had their own bed. We really enjoyed the comfort that came with our new setup. Now that we feel confident about our choice of trailer we are starting to plan next summer's trips. Still hoping to get one or 2 more weekend trips in before we winterize.
__________________
Family of 5 loving our adenvetures. Dad, mom, and 3 girls who love to visit State & National Parks and get out for some hikes.

2014 Ram 2500 Laramie crew cab, short bed 6.7 Turbo Diesel
PullRite Superglide 16k
2016 Rezerve 27BH
COCamping is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2015, 08:24 AM   #6
Site Team
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: WI.
Posts: 7,908
That's good to hear. It's always good to get that first one under your belt.
Enjoy!!
__________________
2008 Cruiser CF26RK
2013 Ford Eco-Boost
Heavy duty payload - Max tow
Lloyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2015, 11:31 AM   #7
Family Vacation Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Indiana
Posts: 157
Hooray! Glad to hear it went well!
ChristianM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2016, 07:16 AM   #8
Sue
Weekend Camper
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: TN
Posts: 15
You will love it. We have this same model and it is perfect for our needs. We travel with a couple of grand kids. I love the bunks and that it doesn't take up a third of the trailer. Did a lot of research before buying this one and have no regrets.
Sue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2016, 11:30 AM   #9
Weekend Camper
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Colorado
Posts: 86
Sue, we loved it for the couple of trips we managed to squeeze in before winterizing. So glad we purchased when we did, I see they removed this layout for the 2017 models. Replaced with 2 bunks with an outdoor kitchen. We prefer the extra bunk and have no problems cooking on our existing cook stove on a tabletop.

We fell in love with this model because there is a bed per kid with room to store their duffles without being overly long. At 30.5 ft we can squeeze into the sites that have a 30ft limit.
__________________
Family of 5 loving our adenvetures. Dad, mom, and 3 girls who love to visit State & National Parks and get out for some hikes.

2014 Ram 2500 Laramie crew cab, short bed 6.7 Turbo Diesel
PullRite Superglide 16k
2016 Rezerve 27BH
COCamping is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2016, 04:33 PM   #10
Sue
Weekend Camper
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: TN
Posts: 15
Layout of 2017

Yes, I noticed that they have added the outdoor kitchen and eliminated the 3rd bunk. We use the 3rd bunk area as a storage area. I don't know where we would put big bulky items if we didn't have it. Like you, I can live without the outdoor kitchen. We have a bumper grill and a table set up with an outdoor coleman stove. I prefer the extra space for storage. There are sacrifices to finding the perfect camper but like you we are very happy with this one and intend to use it for many years to come. Happy trails!
Sue is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Crossroads RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×