Another feature of this trailer is its window off the front bedroom. From the outside, there's a rectangle that has the Mesa Ridge lettering displayed within it on the front panel of the trailer . But from the inside, we discover that the same rectangle is actually a window. You can see out, but people outside can't see in. I'm told Open Range will soon include some sort of hard cover to serve as a rock guard for the window when the RV is in transit.
I'll do my best to describe the interior, but I encourage you to go to the Open Range website where you can take a virtual tour.
As you step into the MR293R the bathroom is directly across from you. The three-piece bathroom features separate toilet and sink, with a corner shower. The toilet passes the all-too-important "sit test" (This may be Too Much Information, but I always sit on the toilet, with the doors closed, to determine whether there's ample room inside).
If the bathoom isn't your destination, then after you step inside you either turn right and head into the bedroom at the front of the trailer, or you turn left to go into the kitchen/living area.
|From the outside (above) you can't see in. But from the |
inside (bottom) you can see out without any problem.
Continuing further toward the rear, and along the curbside of the trailer, is the second of the unit's three slideouts. In this long slideout is the residential-style dining table with four chairs (or dinette-style) as well as the hide-a-bed sofa. Opposite this slideout is the third slideout, hosting the two captains chairs. With both slideouts engaged, there's enough room in the living area that you could host a dance recital. Across the rear wall of the Mesa Ridge MR293R is the flat screen TV and fireplace, which are surrounded by cabinet storage.
The fit-and-finish of the Open Range is truly impressive. What might be options or after-market add-ons with other manufacturers are standard features with Open Range. I've always said, as long as you take care of your RV, it'll last for years. But you know how with some RVs you can just tell that it'll take more effort to take care of than others? Well, everything about Open Range RVs just oozes quality. Next time you get a chance to get inside an Open Range, please take advantage of the opportunity and do so.
Mesa Ridge MR293R Specs
Hitch Weight: 840
Axle Weight: 6,700
Gross NCC: 1,975
Exterior Length: 34'6"
Exterior Height: 140"
Exterior Width: 100"
Water Heater: 6 gallons
Fresh Water Tank: 50
Gray Water Tank: 60
Waste Water Tank: 30
LP Gas (lbs.): 60
Furnace (BTUs): 30,000
Tire Size: 15"
Awning Size: 16"