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Old 06-15-2018, 10:43 PM   #1
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Winnebago 27RLTS

I considering a new 5th wheel, and, I am interested in the 27RLTS model. It seems to have all I want in a 27 foot 5th wheel. Any feedback, pro or con, would be appreciated. Thank you
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Old 06-16-2018, 04:38 PM   #2
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None of the 5th wheels seem to have a huge following. Take a look at the other threads here in 5th wheel. I have a '17 28sgs and am, overall, very happy with it. Most of the niggles with it are related to lack of production quality control. To be fair the seems to be an issue industry wide. Just like the who designs these things?" NOT someone who spends much or any time in one.
Pick it to death at the dealer and make sure they fix things.
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Old 06-18-2018, 05:19 PM   #3
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I don’t own one but have reviewed the 27RLTS. I think it’s a nice unit.
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Old 06-23-2018, 04:05 PM   #4
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We picked up our new 2019 27RLTS on May 18 and have had it out three times. So far so good. No doubt about it -- it's a nice unit. We are, so far, very happy with it. Not too long; not too short; not too heavy (depending on your two vehicle that is...) Feels very spacious inside. We've had a chance to use both furnace and A/C, and everything seems to work as it should. Lots of storage space that isn't hard to use. Love the deep double kitchen sink. We were able to get our dealer to upgrade the tires so that made it an even better deal for us.

Two things would make it almost perfect in my mind: 1) a cross breeze window in the bedroom; and 2) if the kitchen island were just 3 or 4 inches shorter, it would be possible to open the refrigerator with the slide closed. I've actually been thinking about contacting Winnebago about that because I think that would be a huge design improvement. I was used to being able to load the refrigerator in our old trailer without having to open the slide, but now we have to open the slide to load/unload and I don't really like that. Other than that, we haven't really found any glaring negatives yet.

I don't think very many people have these trailers yet. We are quite likely among the first. Ours came off the first official production run (other than the limited run of 2018 spec models that are out there at a few dealers) so they really have been just starting to arrive at the dealer lots and not a lot of user information or reviews out there yet. We actually bought it sight unseen, but had looked at other Winnebago models looking for the quality and such.

Let me know if we can answer any specific questions you might have.
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Old 06-27-2018, 04:32 PM   #5
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We have an older 2014 26FWRKS. By far the most reliable trailer we've ever owned. Have towed it 1000's of miles on dozens of trips already. Solidly built inside and out. I can only hope the quality of Winnebago 2018/2019 models are just as good.

The only issues I've had were with the awning and toilet. Both Dometic products and quickly repaired thru them.
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Old 06-27-2018, 04:34 PM   #6
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if the kitchen island were just 3 or 4 inches shorter, it would be possible to open the refrigerator with the slide closed.
This is the reason we opted for their rear kitchen model. With slide closed I can still access almost everything easily. Fridge, cabinets, bathroom, bedroom etc.
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Old 06-27-2018, 06:11 PM   #7
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We chose the 27RKS because we did not want to have to slide the slide out to put away groceries, have a quick meal or use the bathroom. We love the size. Perfect for the two of us. Had our daughter and one year old granddaughter traveling with us for 3 days and there was plenty of room. The Winnebago towed very well. We have trouble with our Dometic Refrigerator and we got caught in the you did not buy it here we will not work on it issue. But other then that problem we like the unit.
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Old 06-27-2018, 10:19 PM   #8
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we got caught in the you did not buy it here we will not work on it issue.
So far I didn't have that issue. Some dealers treat their service dept. the same way auto dealers do. The service dept. is in effect separate from the sales dept. A separate profit center on its own. They are there to make a profit and do not wish to turn down service. Wish more dealers were like that.

One way around the issue is to not go to a dealer at all. There is no need to. Just go to a reputable RV repair center. They will take care of most warranty issues. Especially for items such as appliances, awnings, A/C, toilet etc. all of which are covered by their manufacturer and not Winnebago.
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Hi, we are about to purchase the 2019 27 RLTS but the sliding door from bedroom to bathroom does not fully close..there is a gap because of the cabinet molding on the top and the carpeted bump out on the bottom..it can't close flush to the wall. When I pointed that out at the dealer they said that they believe it is built incorrectly and they are calling the factory to make sure it's a mistake on this unit and not just a poor design. Does your unit have the same issue?
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Old 08-25-2018, 09:58 PM   #10
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Hi, we are about to purchase the 2019 27 RLTS but the sliding door from bedroom to bathroom does not fully close..there is a gap because of the cabinet molding on the top and the carpeted bump out on the bottom..it can't close flush to the wall. When I pointed that out at the dealer they said that they believe it is built incorrectly and they are calling the factory to make sure it's a mistake on this unit and not just a poor design. Does your unit have the same issue?
Ours is the same way. I guess we haven't really thought about it as a problem. DH just said he hasn't really noticed or thought about it...
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