We purchased our Cougar 5th wheel as a 1 year old in 2019. The previous owner was quite tall at probably 6'2-3" and after a winter season in Arizona, he decided he needed a bigger rig. The 26RLS suits us just fine and in many respects is slightly larger and has some additional functionality over our sailboat.
Since we plan to just park it in one spot, we can't speak to it's "tow"-ability or how well it survives going down bumpy roads (sorry).
On this page I will have a few pics with short explanations of any modifications we have made for comfort or ease of use.
|2018 Keystone Cougar Xlite 26RLS|
The galley area is pretty standard with a double sink, 3-burner propane stove, oven and microwave. A fairly good sized refrigerator/freezer combination fills out the picture.
In the rear of the rig are the recliners. In between is the house fresh water pump box made into a table in between. We found a wooden box that we use to put our extra shoes in to keep them somewhat organized. It is stashed in front of the table and is used as a table itself. We also added a teeny shelf to the far left of the pic, next to the right hand armrest of the leftmost recliner. Just big enough for a book or a drink.
The dinette area utilizes a built-in bench on one side of the table and chairs on the other. I like this arrangement very much as it adds flexibility with seating at the dinette.
The shot above is a bit blurry but it's looking past the dinette on the left, and fridge on the right to the entertainment center with a nice flat screen tv, overhead storage and an electric fireplace. The tv has an HDMI plug and we also use a Google TV dongle so we can stream things from the laptop directly to the tv.
Another thing I consider a "major" upgrade that the manufacturer should have thought of is the use of springs to hold up the cabinet fronts for the high overhead cabinets. As it was, you had to hold the lid up while digging around for the item stored there. Ridiculous, especially for a short person, and so easy to resolve. We added 5 springs and fixed them all at one time.
I'll include one shot of the shower just to show how -BIG- it is. We added a shampoo & shower gel dispenser which isn't seen in this shot.