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Contents
FEATURES
36 MAJESTIC JEKYLL ISLAND
DEPARTMENTS
6 HITCH HINTS
~ Andy Thomson
Towing and touring the Southwest United
States in a “B”
~ Steve Fennell
Visit one of Georgia’s best kept secrets this
touring season!
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WAGON MASTERS ~ M.B. and Karen Wilson
M.B. and Karen Wilson coach you on how to
travel the easy way!
INTO THE PAST AT FORT ST. JAMES
History and unique experiences can be found at
this British Columbia destination.
RV TIPS ~ Garth Cane
Towing the New 2015 Jeep Cherokee
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Take time to visit an RV event near you this
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~ Norm Rosen
This half-ton towable fifth wheel is ideal for
Canadian adventures.
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JAYCO PRECEPT 31 UL ~ Norm Rosen
Affordable luxury in a Class A motorhome.
ON THE COVER
RVL editorial director Norm Rosen captured the
Jayco Precept 31 UL at Sicard RV in Smithville, ON.
For all the details on this luxurious and affordable
Class A motorhome go to page 30.
Jekyll Island in Georgia is a must see
with its fabulous beaches, RV-friendly
services, and exciting attractions.
See p. 36
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funny, there are people out there who
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see things like this. In this day and
age of computers and accessibility
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check out your house. You arrive
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three minutes. They are very aware
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and one stay with the RV. If you’re in
a campground, simply use your tow
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or province. It’s always best to be cautious and practical, and avoid having a
trip ruined due to something that could
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Recommended RV Resorts, where to dine, and
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The Cooking LADIES
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Road Test
RANGE MOTORHOME
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The Essex is available in four exterior colour styles, with
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cabinetry. Our test vehicle featured the Malibu exterior,
Ventura interior, and Ginger glazed cherry cabinetry with
high gloss finish.
The Open Range Light 90-degree turn radius is
ideal for campground maneuverability. This is
shown here in the LF 319 model.
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and a sofa across the front wall. The slide-out holds an
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Open Range
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This half-ton towable fifth wheel is
ideal for Canadian
adventures!
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tabletop and drawers in the pedestal – a
very clever design that would fit well
into most residential kitchens.
The Open Range comes with a host
of entertainment features in the mandatory Executive Package, including a
flat screen TV and soundbar in the living room area, digital TV antenna with
booster, and multi-port satellite hook-up.
For your camping convenience there are
bedroom speakers for the sound
system, a 12V CD/DVD player
with Bluetooth® and a USB/12V
charging port.
Interior upgrades included in
the Executive Package include
western aspen cabinet doors with
concealed hinges, LED ceiling
lighting, and crown molding.
Exterior features include a 16-foot power
awning with LED light, full view vented
entrance door, and frameless windows.
The roof is framed and pre-wired for a
second A/C unit.
Our test vehicle featured the Ivory
interior décor treatment – one of three
very attractive earth-tone interior
options, tastefully colour-coordinated
and very well appointed for a vehicle in
this price range.
COMFORT AND
CONVENIENCE
The real measure of value in any
RV is the level of comfort that you can
provide for your family in a wide range
of weather conditions. In Canada, this
often spans the full spectrum from summer heat to winter cold – +40° degrees
C to -40° C (that’s +110° F to -40°
F). The Open Range Light engineering team achieved this goal by using
a four-inch ducted heating system
that sends warm air from the furnace
through the underbelly of the trailer,
where it surrounds the water and holding tanks, keeping them from freezing
while maintaining a cozy warm floor
in cold weather. A warm air return at
the end of the tanks lets the heating
system efficiently handle the interior as
well as the sub-floor requirements. This
concept also reduces the noise since the
system does not rely as much on forced
air delivery.
The Open Range fifth wheel can be
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al generator, and selected models are
prepped for a washer/dryer combo.
worth the compromise. You can order
an optional 24” LED TV to add an entertainment centre to the bedroom.
IN THE GALLEY
The front living room floor plan provides for a very spacious galley area,
with a three-burner range, oven, microwave and refrigerator in the slide-out
section, a generous countertop with sink
and full array of drawers in the trans-
OPTIONAL FEATURES
You can add a range of options to
create an ideal home away from home.
Among the most popular additions are
a second roof-mount 13,500 BTU A/C
unit, an upgraded 15,000 BTU A/C unit,
additional Fantastic Vent fans,
and a Dyson vacuum.
THE BOTTOM LINE
verse kitchen counter area, and a freestanding table with two chairs and a
bench seat in the dinette area.
IN THE BATHROOM
Two entrances to the bathroom in the
LF 311 FLR make this the ideal layout.
You can close the door between the bedroom and the central aisle to create an
ensuite bathroom, and you can close the
door between the bedroom and the bathroom to provide access for your guests.
The bathroom is well designed and
nicely appointed for a vehicle of this
type – the corner shower is a generous
size, the storage shelves are large enough
for bath towels and related items, and the
sink and vanity are well chosen for the
layout. The porcelain toilet with footpedal flush is residential-style, and placing it at an angle allows lots of legroom
– something sorely lacking in many RV
bathroom layouts.
IN THE BEDROOM
While the LF 311 FLR rear bedroom
is compact in overall dimensions, it features a 60” x 80” bed and a full wall of
hanging closet and drawer space. The
headboard of the bed is tucked into a
slide-out section to give you a full-size
bedroom floor plan, but there could be
a bit more room to let you move around
the bed - of course you have to consider
that this trailer is designed to be towed
by a half-ton pickup, and the trade-off
between a compact master bedroom and
a luxurious front living room is well
For a lightweight and low-profile fifth wheel travel trailer,
the Open Range LF 311 FLR
is a fascinating blend of design,
craftsmanship, and excellent
towing characteristics. If you are in the
market for an RV of this type, this fifth
wheel would be a very good benchmark
– it is among the most innovative models in the category this year. SPECIFICATIONS
OPEN RANGE LIGHT
LF 311 FLR
External length (overall):
35’
External length (box):
32’ 2”
Exterior height:
149”
Exterior width:
100”
Square feet:
336
Dry axle weight:
7435 lbs.
Dry hitch weight:
1500 lbs.
GAWR:
10,400 lbs.
Gross NCC:
2965 lbs
New NCC:
2490 lbs.
Fresh water:
50 gal.
Gray water:
62 gal.
Waste water:
31 gal.
LP gas:
60 lbs.
Water heater:
6 gal.
Furnace:
34,000 BTU
Sleeps:
4
Warranty: 2 years limited (transferrable)
MSRP (F.O.B. Cookstown, ON): $55,950
Many thanks to the crew at Fraserway RV
in Cookstown, Ontario, for their assistance
with this road test project.
Ever use your truck
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Every year Jekyll Island raises the excitement level with a series of events to enhance your vacation time.
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JANUARY 1-3, 2015
FALL 2015
38th ANNUAL NYE BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
Evolving into a Jekyll Island tradition, the annual Bluegrass
Festival serves up a stompin’ good time as this three-day
event attracts some of the biggest names in this musical
genre. Held at the Jekyll Island Convention Center.
For all the details visit www.exploregeorgia.org or
www.jekyllisland.com
THE WILD GEORGIA SHRIMP FESTIVAL
There’s no better staple of the south than shrimp, a side of
grits, and perhaps an ice-cold lager to wash it down. Since
2006, The Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival has been celebrating
the taste of Georgia while pleasing visitors with great food and
guest chef demonstrations, live music, and beer samplings.
www.jekyllisland.com
MAY 16, 2015
NOVEMBER 2015
THE TURTLE CRAWL TRIATHLON AND NESTFEST
Get your heart pumping and enjoy the scenic region of
Jekyll at this unique triathlon that celebrates the start of the
sea turtle nesting season in Georgia. Sanctioned by USA
Triathlon, the event is held in Great Dunes Park and the races
take place along Jekyll Island’s scenic shoreline and forests.
Proceeds of the event benefit the Jekyll Island Foundation
and endangered sea turtle research and conservation. Ideal
for families and children of all ages.
For more details visit www.jekyllisland.com
CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING FESTIVAL
Jekyll Island lights up every Christmas with this annual festival
that will provide seasonal cheer for visitors of all ages. With
such activities and attractions as Santa, live entertainment,
crafts, jingle bell tours, and much more, this is an event to
definitely plan your trip around.
www.jekyllisland.com
For all the details on jekyll island, including dining, shopping,
land- and water-based activities…and more navigate to
www.jekyllisland.com
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50 Years for
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What began as
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50 YEARS FOR TRIPLE E
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In 1989 P.W. Enns stepped down as
chairman of the board, and Phil Ens,
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appointed to the position. In 1993, Enns
appointed Terry Elias, the son of Peter
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Community” – built upon five key pillars
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