Savoy 28 SL

July 1, 2006
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Fifth-wheel trailers offer many RV lifestyle alternatives such as touring, long-term stays
or merely spot-camping with friends and family. But where do prospective fifth-wheelers
begin, and what type of rig would best suit their needs? A worthy candidate is Holiday
Rambler’s 2006 Savoy 28SL model. Most would consider the Savoy to be an entry-level
product, which should make these attractive units relatively affordable choices for
first-timers, or those who just want a good bargain. The RLS floorplan sports a front,
non-slide bedroom with a queen bed placed in a fore-and-aft configuration, followed in the
same general cabin by a bathroom consisting of a streetside wash stand, a corner shower and
a private curbside water closet. Stepping down a level and moving farther back, the rear
area boasts a mid-way curbside galley, a streetside dinette and rear living-room space that
has been expanded with a streetside slideout. Another favorable aspect of owning this unit
is that it has a wet weight of 8,225 pounds and can be towed by a broad cross section of
full-size pickups without exceeding their towing capacity and, at a bit more than 30 feet
in length, the Savoy is much easier to cut around town in than a 38- or 40-foot behemoth.
This floorplan and its furnishings are tailor-made for hosting guests. This is attested to
by the existence of extra sleeping arrangements provided by the convertible sofa bed in the
living room, and fold-down capabilities of the streetside dinette, which can accommodate a
smaller sleeper or two. When it comes time to feed the crew, the well-proportioned curbside
galley has all the essentials necessary for efficient meal preparation, including an
overhead microwave and a three-burner stove and gas oven. Primary sleeping accommodations
in the forward bedroom compartment are comfortable, though in this unit, there is not full
stand-up head space in the immediate area surrounding the queen bed. Capable of being
pulled by a wide array of full-sized pickups, the Savoy is just right for a family with
kids, or for a couple who enjoys the flexibility of extra facilities for the occasional
guest. Pick up the July 2006 issue of Trailer Life for full test impressions and details on
Holiday Rambler’s Savoy 28 SL — then href="https://www.trailerlife.com/cust_serv/index.cfm">subscribe to Trailer Life, so
you can stay informed on the latest tests, previews, tow vehicles, and technical and
RV-lifestyle information. Holiday Rambler, (800) 245-4778, holidayrambler.com

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