Wednesday, April 13, 2011

RV Review : 2011 Palomino Puma 27KFQ Travel Trailer

This little travel trailer gets my vote for one of the most unique travel trailers I've seen in a great while. In some ways, it looks sort of ordinary, but check out the some of the differentiators:

Unique or Differentiating Features :

  • Bunkhouse
  • Pull out / Slide out / Outdoor kitchen. This is like a "kitchen in a drawer" and what Puma has done is to tuck the kitchen into a slide - like the spice racks in many kitchens, but on a larger scale. You literally pull out an entire kitchen, sink, burners, oven, micro and refrigerator.
  • A kitchen skylight is fairly unique.
  • EZ lube axles - anything that reduces or simplifies life so you don't have to pack bearings sounds like a winner to me. I need to do an article on these EZ lube things from Forest River.
  • Other than the rv outdoor kitchen, there are no slides on this unit. That helps keep it lighter and lower cost.
  • I have to list this. Puma actually listed this as a feature : phone jacks.
  • I also wonder - as nice as this outdoor kitchen is, maybe a camper manufacturer should consider eliminating the inside kitchen or greatly simplifying - maybe an inconvenience on inclimate days, but...

For those who want to see a link to a video : Palomino Puma  27KFQ Travel Trailer Video Review

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