Thanks for the insight. We visited 3 dealers in NW Ohio and Southern MI. We could pick up the '22 Forest River/Rockwood Highwall - Hw277 very soon, as early as next week. Another dealer sold a 23 model before we got there and we can have the next one at the current price when it comes from the factory. May talk to him today. I was so excited looking at it, I forgot to take pictures, but my wife did. As soon as she sends them to me I will post them. Do you use sway bars on yours?Oh wow! What year model? Dealer or private?
I have a 2018 HW27KS, the Flagstaff version of yours. I love that I can pre-chill and fill my fridge at home with the roof down. The outside pull out kitchen is great, didn't think I would love it as much as I do, beds are comfy, there's plenty of storage (for 2 of us) and I love having an ice box in the fridge. BUT they are not built that well and screws fall out, rails pop off, switches break, you really need to keep up on light maintenance. I have what's know as front wall flexing, when the king bed is extended (over the tongue) the bed support rail is flimsy and causes the wall to flex, if this is happening on your model you'll see a separation with the cabinet that's attached to the front wall. It doesn't mean that the wall is going to fail.....I hope!
Don't let me put you off, I just wanted you to be aware. I have loved modding mine, I have no doubt that you will love your HW, got any pics?
Thanks for the thoughts. I was looking at pulling out those beds. We do it with heavy beds now on our Coachman that it is about chest height for my wife and I . By the way, we have been afraid to take our older Coachman very far because of its age, We did visit Bryce Canyon UT last year on a road trip from Vegas. Loved the area. We will travel further with this one.Got to admit I really love the layout on that one and the slide out outside stove is awesome. Before I got my popup i was looking at a highwall, but didn’t pull the trigger because of my mom, At the time, would not have been able to climb up into the beds and the sidekick would not be able to turn the lights off not without a flying leap. Knowing her, she would do just that the second I wasn’t looking. My other fear was needing a darn ladder to pull the bunk out if I camped at some of my crazy unlevel sites I’m known to visit and setup was entirely on me. so for some people a highwall could work beautifully for others it’s almost too big. I hope you and your family have many great years with it.
Yes, the stink is stainless steel, we haven't seen it with the roof down yet, so I didn't consider if that faucet folds down or not. Just put a deposit on it, hope to pick it up on the 27th. We could get it sooner, but we have grand kids birthday coming up next week and we have to drive 200 miles to get it.Also..... is that an actual stainless steel sink? The one in mine looks stainless but it's plastic, have they made the upgrade to stainless?
Good thought, we do have one such stool already. With our current camper we drop at 1/2 and 1/4 to tuck the canvas. I'll have pictures on Monday, I don't think Sterling St Park in Mich has Wifi for me to post here, but I'll have my camera and phone.Enjoy! Make sure you get a good folding step stool. I'm 6'2", and I need it to help install the interior shepherd poles, putting up/taking down the awning (many folks do this with the roof half raised, which is probably smarter), as well as tucking the tenting in at take down.
THIS!make sure you pull the tenting from the dinette slide out of the trailer, to keep it clear of bunk end slides.
We've already found these suggestions to be very valid! Thanks.It's the depth of the tucking (especially on the king bed) that we find a bit challenging, so having a step stool and soft bristle broom helps. We found the farther in you can tuck the tenting, the easier it was to get the roof lowered and locked.
Pro tip: make sure you push the dinette slide in first, before pushing in the bunk ends. There are rollers on the dinette that the bunk ends slide over. However, once you push the dinette slide in, make sure you pull the tenting from the dinette slide out of the trailer, to keep it clear of bunk end slides.