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Groundhog66

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Posted: 04/10/19 11:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good day!

I did a search, but found nothing recent.

I'm considering buying a new Aerolite Luxury Class 294RKSS, can anyone give any feedback on this choice?

Seems to be a very well equipped rig for the price, just don't want it to be too good to be true, and there isn't much that I found on the net.

It does come equipped with self leveling, is this a good option to have? I've heard good and bad, and I guess it's just another thing to malfunction. That said, I believe it has a manual override if something goes awry.

Thanks for your assistance, it is much appreciated.


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Looks nice, but I hope you like watching TV from the side. Hard on my neck!


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Welcome to the Forum....
I don't have one but I took a look at one.

OK...here comes my opinion. (which is pretty much worthless)

Good floor plan but I prefer the "rear lounge" plan over the "rear kitchen" plan.

Huge gray water tank...that's good.
Not a good TV viewing angle... not good.
Pantry and decent counter space...good
A/C is too small for a 34+ footer (you are in Florida). Upgrade this.

What would really concern me is that it lists under 1000 lbs of carrying capacity. That means that you are going to have to pack and travel VERY lightly.

Good luck with your choice.


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Posted: 04/10/19 11:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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* This post was edited 04/21/19 12:00pm by Ralph Cramden *

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downtheroad wrote:

Welcome to the Forum....
I don't have one but I took a look at one.

OK...here comes my opinion. (which is pretty much worthless)

Good floor plan but I prefer the "rear lounge" plan over the "rear kitchen" plan.

Huge gray water tank...that's good.
Not a good TV viewing angle... not good.
Pantry and decent counter space...good
A/C is too small for a 34+ footer (you are in Florida). Upgrade this.

What would really concern me is that it lists under 1000 lbs of carrying capacity. That means that you are going to have to pack and travel VERY lightly.

Good luck with your choice.


pretty much everything i was going to post. good points

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janstey58 wrote:

Looks nice, but I hope you like watching TV from the side. Hard on my neck!


The TV pulls out, and swivels. Also, the chaisr are not mounted, so they can be adjusted if TV is on the menu.

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downtheroad wrote:

Welcome to the Forum....
I don't have one but I took a look at one.

OK...here comes my opinion. (which is pretty much worthless)

Good floor plan but I prefer the "rear lounge" plan over the "rear kitchen" plan.

Huge gray water tank...that's good.
Not a good TV viewing angle... not good.
Pantry and decent counter space...good
A/C is too small for a 34+ footer (you are in Florida). Upgrade this.

What would really concern me is that it lists under 1000 lbs of carrying capacity. That means that you are going to have to pack and travel VERY lightly.

Good luck with your choice.


Good info on the load capacity, I did not catch that, thank you.

A/C is upgraded to the 15,000.

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Ralph Cramden wrote:

Sometime around 2012/13 Thor, in it's ultimate wisdom, decided to roll Dutchmen/Aerolite's customer service and management into the Keystone Division. There was a definite change in build quality, and customer service when that happened, and not for the better. Aerolite is just a shell of a brand with what they offer today compared to what it was prior to that change. More of a name than a separate brand as Aerolite, Dutchmen, Kodiak, and Coleman are made in the same factory by the same workers. A lot of the floorplans are clones of each other.

We had a 2011 Aerolite 185E hybrid which was rock solid and never had one single issue. People I know who have the newer Aerolite products have had nothing but issues. A dealer friend of mine carried Aerolite and Dutchmen for years up until Thor made the change. He dropped selling the brand shortly after.


Good info, thank you.

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In the process of purchasing the exact floor-plan but another brand. Just my wife and I (+ 2 weenie dogs) and we think this floor-plan is perfect. My wife really likes the countertop space the rear kitchen provides. The only negatives I find are the fridge get covered when the slide is closed and a heavy tongue weight. I agree with other posters that 13,500 a/c is too small. Our model is 50amp and comes with the bigger a/c unit. By the way, I think Aerolite dropped the 294RKSS for 2019. Mine is much cheaper than the Aerolite so I can't comment on the leveling system. Cheers.......


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“What would really concern me is that it lists under 1000 lbs of carrying capacity.“

Unacceptable for us.


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