6.5' ceilings in the upper deck (bathroom & bedroom), stackable washer/dryer prep in the expansive wardrobe, and a deep king bed slide-out are just a few of the features that make the 286RL an unbelievable value. A kitchen island and ample countertop space are located next to the entertainment/living area. Check out this award-winning floorplan for yourself!

Hitch Weight
1,871 lb.
12,071 lb.
9,380 lb.
2,691 lb.
Exterior Length
33' 11"
Exterior Height
13' 5"
Exterior Width
Fresh Water
57 gal.
Gray Water
60 gal.
Black Water
32 gal.
Awning Size

Specifications Definitions

GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) – is the maximum permissible weight of the unit when fully loaded. It includes all weights, inclusive of all fluids, cargo, optional equipment and accessories. For safety and product performance do NOT exceed the GVWR.

GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating) – is the maximum permissible loaded weight of your motor home and any towed trailer or towed vehicle. Actual GCWR of this vehicle may be limited by the sum of the GVWR and the installed hitch receiver maximum capacity rating; see hitch rating label for detail.

GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating) – is the maximum permissible weight, including cargo, fluids, optional equipment and accessories that can be safely supported by a combination of all axles.

UVW (Unloaded Vehicle Weight)* – is the typical weight of the unit as manufactured at the factory. It includes all weight at the unit’s axle(s) and tongue or pin and LP Gas. The UVW does not include cargo, fresh potable water, additional optional equipment or dealer installed accessories.
*Estimated Average based on standard build optional equipment.

CCC (Cargo Carrying Capacity) ** – is the amount of weight available for fresh potable water, cargo, additional optional equipment and accessories. CCC is equal to GVWR minus UVW. Available CCC should accommodate fresh potable water (8.3 lbs per gallon). Before filling the fresh water tank, empty the black and gray tanks to provide for more cargo capacity.
**Estimated Average based on standard build optional equipment.

Each Forest River RV is weighed at the manufacturing facility prior to shipping. A label identifying the unloaded vehicle weight of the actual unit and the cargo carrying capacity is applied to every Forest River RV prior to leaving our facilities.

The load capacity of your unit is designated by weight, not by volume, so you cannot necessarily use all available space when loading your unit.

Actual towing capacity is dependent upon your particular loading and towing circumstances, which includes the GVWR, GAWR and GCWR as well as adequate trailer brakes. Please refer to the Operator's Manual of your vehicle for further towing information.

Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.

  • Elevated Value Package (Fifth Wheels)(Included)

    • High-End Solid Surface Countertops
    • Square Windows With Built In Shades with Reflecting Thermal-Foil Backing & Painted Hardwood Trim
    • Versa-Tilt Power Bed Mechanism - Providing Approximately 14.5” Of Additional Walk-Around Space (N/A ON 378FL)
    • 60K BTU On-Demand Tankless Water Heaters
    • RV Airflow System - Test Results Of At Least 25% Better Airflow
    • Good Year Radial Tires with Black Accented Rims
  • Expedition Package (Fifth Wheels)(Included)

    • 50 AMP Service With Washer/Dryer Prep
    • 15K BTU Quiet Cool A/C on a Race Track Duct System
    • Accessibelly Underbelly With 12V Tank Heaters On All Holding Tanks
    • 30” Wide Black Glass Main Entry Door With Window Shad Prep
    • Automotive Grade Painted Front Cap With Gel Coat
    • 16 CU. FT. Refrigerator (12V) & 20 CU. FT. (12V) For ELITE SERIES
    • 50” LED TV & Furrion Soundbar With FM, Bluetooth, HDMI, & USB
    • Mini-Max Electric Fan In All Bathrooms
    • 2” Accessory Receiver Hitch (N/A: 356QB, 375FAM, 378FL, & 36FL)
  • Standard Features (Included)

    • Vacuum Bonded “Aluma Frame” Sidewalls & Floor
    • Docking Station With Hot & Cold Water
    • Prepped For Roof-Mounted Solar Panel & Charge Controller
    • Extra Large Pass Thru Storage With Slam Latch Baggage Doors & Magnetic Catches
    • Electric Awning
    • Step Above Aluminum Steps (Main Entry Door) (Strut Assist Included With ELITE SERIES ONLY)
    • Back Up/Observation Camera Prep
    • Block Foam Insulation
    • Prepped For 2nd Ducted A/C (15K BTU)
    • Full Length Barreled Ceilings Creating Additional Head Height & 6’5” Upper Deck Head Room
    • Full-Profile Front Cap With Huge Functional Wardrobe (Wardrobe N/A: 36FL & 378FL)
    • 31” Electric Fireplace
    • (4) Storage Bins Included Under Bed
    • Tri-Fold Sleeper Sofa In Most Models (N/A 378FL & Sectional Tri-Fold In 320VIEW)
    • Soft Close Hidden Hinges On Cabinet Doors
    • Porcelain Toilet
    • Rear Mounted Ladder For Roof Access
    • Side-Mounted Ducts (Not Including Upper Deck)
    • Power Stabilizer Jacks & Landing Gear
    • LP Quick Connecter
    • Stainless Steel, Single Bowl Undermount Sink With Roll Up Sink Cover
    • 7-Way “Rain Defense” Plug Holder
    • LED Awning, Front Cap, Marker, & Taillights
    • Wood Door Casings IPO Plastic Door Casings
    • Gold-Accented Faucets With Stainless Steel Sinks In All Bathrooms
    • European Oak Colored Horizontal Plan Linoleum Flooring