September 25 2013

2014 Open Range Light 274RLS

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This is our latest RV.  We did a lot of research prior to ordering and purchasing this as we expect it to be our final RV. We had decided to get a larger RV after a long trip in the R-Vision TC-23SB, worked fine, but a little more luxury was definitely desired.

Janet wanted something with large windows to get as much sun as possible, a walk around bed, king preferred, queen minimum, and not longer than 30 feet.  I wanted something that was towable by a 1/2 ton pickup, so less than 10,000 lbs gross weight, preferred less than 9,000 GWV for a margin, plus as much electric jacks and such outside as I could get.

In looking, we had decided on either a Jayco or Arctic Fox, but were having trouble finding a floor plan we both liked.  While putting my RV in storage in Phoenix, I saw an Open Range right across from me, upon closer review, it was very impressive.  So we started researching Open Range RVs.  Then while on the trip to AR in 2012, we stopped at a few OR dealers along the way and looked at different models. Once Janet saw the 274RLS, that was it, she was hooked. So then we started looking for who to get it from and trying to make a deal… The dealer in Phoenix would not come down to my price, so we shopped in TX, OK, and WA.. finally got the deal I wanted in WA.  We ordered it from the factory with everything we wanted on it and I picked it up a week after arrival.

It is a little over 30 feet (31’5”) and has dual slide outs in the living area, this makes for a very large and comfortable living space. We got the larger A/C, larger refrigerator, all dark work interior, entertainment center (32” tv), fireplace, electric awning, electric jacks all around, and a few other options I can’t remember.

OR 274RLS

Here is a shot of it while camped at Ft Knox, KY on our trip from WA to Savannah, GA.

Pulling it with a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500, 5.9 Cummins Diesel, and its great.  Getting about 13-14 mpg when towing.

Specific Sheet and Floor Plan



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Posted September 25, 2013 by Tom Martin in category "Camping and RV", "My RVs

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