Brinkley RV Z 2900 Review— First Look

Prototype of Brinkley RVs Z 2900

Brinkley Z 2900—Luxury Meets Mobility

Brinkley RV’s Model Z line of fifth wheels has announced a new member to its family. Say “Hello!” to the Brinkley Z 2900—the spunky little sister in the growing Brinkley family. The Z 2900 is a shorter, lighter, and more affordable version of the popular Z 3100.

What’s really amazing about this RV is that although it is smaller and more mobile than the larger Brinkleys, it doesn’t make a single sacrifice in its living area. From the opposing super slides and dual-power awnings to the hot/cold weather package and its massive storage capacity, the new Brinkley Z 2900 has all the bells and whistles of its larger siblings at a fraction of the size.

Z 2900 Prototype Sneak-Peek

Josh the RV Nerd and Bish’s RV got invited to an exclusive preview of the Z 2900 prototype. What we saw blew us away. Brinkley RV is setting new quality standards for luxury RVs. But don’t take our word for it—see for yourself—and if you see something you don’t like, let them know. One thing we think is really cool about Brinkley is they listen to YOUR feedback. You wanted dual air-conditioning as a standard feature in all Brinkley Model Z RVs, and guess what? They listened. Dual air-conditioning is now standard in all Brinkley Model Z RVs!

The Z 2900 is still in the prototype stage and Brinkley wants to hear from you. What would you like to see added or changed? Believe us, they truly are listening, so be sure to give Brinkley RV your feedback.

Brinkley Z 2900 Price Tag

The Z 2900 is still in the prototype stage. At the time of this article being published, the price for the Z 2900 has not been determined by Brinkley. The exact pricing is still unknown. Once all the feedback from this article and other online comments have been reviewed, Brinkley may decide to make changes to the Z 2900. As soon as pricing information becomes available, this article will be updated.

Brinkley Z 2900 Fifth Wheel Review

This Z 2900 review will cover:

Z 2900 Overview and Specs

The Z 2900 does not have a unique floor plan. You can find similar floor plans like it in other RVs, but what makes the Z 2900 stand out is the level of detail put into its floor plan’s features. From the neat little sofa side stands with pop-up charging stations to the first-of-its-kind floor-flush super slides—this fifth wheel just oozes with style and comfort.

Before we get into the specifics of the luxurious Z 2900 living space, here’s a quick overview of its specs and special features:

Weights and Measures

  • Empty Weight: 11,647 lbs
  • Cargo Rating: 2,821 lbs
  • Max Weight: 14,495 lbs
  • Hitch Weight: 1,991 lbs
  • Total Length: 32’11”
  • Tallest Point: 12’9”
  • Body Width: 8’0”
  • Bed height: 6’8.5”
  • Bath Height: 6’8.5”
  • Slide Height: 76”
  • Fresh Water: 75 gal
  • Gray Water: 90 gal
  • Black Water: 45 gal

Weight may vary based on options.

Highlights and Features

  • Electronic Dump Gate Valves
  • 370w Factory Solar Pkg
  • Excellent Travel Access
  • Automatic Leveling
  • Carpetless Floor/Slides
  • Pet-Friendly Design
  • Dual Central A/C
  • Azdel Used in Walls

Points to Consider:

  • No King Bed Option Available
  • 3/4 Ton & Larger Pickups recommended

Z 2900 Living Room

The Z 2900’s length is 3’ smaller than the Z 3100, but Brinkley RV somehow found a way to make sure you don’t have to sacrifice any quality of life by owning this smaller fifth wheel.

Z 2900 Living Room Features

  • Fabric Sofa / Tri-Fold Hide-a-Bed Sleeper: Fabric sofas in an RV are rare, and this one is classy (Comes with Scotchgard protection).
  • Dual Sofa Side Stands: Equipped with pop-up USB and USB-C ports and spacious storage compartments
  • Movable Ottoman/Coffee Table with built-in Storage
  • Theater Seating: Big Comfy heated seating with USB and USB-C ports and wireless charge pad
  • Overhead Cabinet Storage- Including large rear overhead cabinets above the sofa
  • Telescoping 50” Bluetooth TV
  • Electric Space-Heating Fireplace

Z 2900 Kitchen

You want counter space? You got counter space. The Z 2900’s kitchen has plenty of prep space for multiple cooks to prepare family feasts.

The Z 2900’s kitchen is also making RV history by being the first 8’ wide RV to have a floor-flush carpetless kitchen slide. It also has a fantastic dinette that even tall people can enjoy, with a slide-out height of 76”.

And did we mention storage space? There are cabinets and drawers galore, including a built in spice rack drawer.

Z 2900 Kitchen Features

  • 30” Microwave
  • Dinette with lots of leg room and 76” slide-out height
  • 16 Cubic Foot Refrigerator
  • Farm House Sink and Roller Cover
  • 84” Pantry with Adjustable Shelves
  • Built in Spice Rack Drawer
  • Dual Pull-Out Trash Bins
  • Stow’N Go Paper Towel Holder
  • Pull-Out Pet Dishes

Z 2900 Super Slides and Carpetless Flooring

Both the living room and kitchen have a ton of living space, thanks in large part to the floor-flush super slides. It’s important to note, the slides’ flooring perfectly matches the interior flooring. It’s seamless. The fact the slides are flush with the floor means those nasty toe stubs you get in other RVs when walking barefoot don’t happen in these campers, and as an added bonus—they look fantastic! The Z 2900 is the first 8’ wide RV to ever have opposing floor-flush super slides.

Even when these super slides are closed and you’re in “road mode” you still have access to the bedroom, the bathroom as well as the refrigerator and freezer. This is no accident. Brinkley put a lot of thought into the slide design and it shows.

The floor is carpetless. And you’ll notice there aren’t any heating vents built into the floor. Trust us, the Z 2900 does have amazing temperature controls, but the unit’s vents are well hidden from view. This results in a floor that’s super easy to clean with no worries about spills or stains.

Z 2900 Upper Deck Ceiling Height

Before we get to the bathroom and bedroom, you have to understand where they’re located. They’re in the camper’s upper deck. Traditionally you lose a lot of headroom in a trailer’s upper deck, but the Z 2900 has a upper deck ceiling height of 79.5”— Yeah, you read that right: 6’7.5” high.

This is perhaps the tallest upper deck ceiling height in a fifth wheel this size.

Z 2900 Bathroom

Have you ever been in an RV at night and taken a shower? Most RVs don’t have a shower light, so it can be pretty dark. The Brinkley 2900 has a marine-grade shower light installed, so feel free to bathe in its 79.5” high shower day or night.

With a porcelain toilet and sleek recessed medicine cabinet, Brinkley has managed to make this RV bathroom look elegant.

Z 2900 Bathroom Features

  • Marine-Grade Shower Light
  • Backlit Recessed Medicine Cabinet
  • Porcelain Toilet
  • Glass Sliding Shower Door
  • Residential Shower Head with Quad Sprayers
  • 3 Matching Bath Hooks
  • Oversized Linen Closet

Z 2900 Bedroom

The Z 2900 is 3’ shorter in length than the Z 3100 and the bedroom and bathroom are where you notice that slight reduction in space. In the Z 2900, the bedroom and bathroom share a slide, but the bedroom is not small by any means. It has a walk-around queen-size bed, equipped with gas struts that make it super easy to prop the bed up and access the storage beneath.

Z 2900 Bedroom Features

  • Queen Size Bed with memory foam mattress
  • 32” Smart TV
  • Dual Bedside Shelves
  • Dual Bedside Outlets with USB and USB-C
  • Wardrobe Chest of Drawers
  • 79.5” Ceiling Height
  • Dual Motion Activated LED Bed Lights

Z 2900 Mega-Storage

Let’s face it, you can never have too much storage, but that doesn’t stop the Z 2900 from trying. There’s no wasted space in this fifth wheel’s interior. We were amazed at the crazy number of spacious well-placed storage compartments the Z 2900 has. Our favorite storage space has to be the perfectly-placed closet in the front entry. Every living area in this camper is stacked with cabinets, drawers and functional furniture with hidden storage space.

If all your camping gear won’t fit inside, there’s plenty of room outside. The Z 2900’s exterior has over 100 cubic feet of storage space, and even has a large rear storage compartment.

Z 2900 Electrical and Solar

The Z 2900 comes equipped with a 370 watt solar package and is set up to accommodate more power options if you need some extra power alternatives.

Z 2900 Electrical and Solar Features

  • 370 Watt Solar Panel
  • 50 Amp MMPT Solar Controller (Inverter Prep & Lithium Ready)
  • Front Storage with space and accommodations for up to 5.5k Generator
  • Low-Profile 2nd Air Conditioner
  • Wire Conduit for Aftermarket Upgrades

Z 2900 Exterior Features

The Z 2900 has a sleek, elegant design, but don’t let its good looks fool you. This fifth wheel’s exterior has all kinds of great features that ensure you have plenty of reasons to get outside and enjoy the outdoors.

Z 2900 Exterior Features

  • Dual Power Awnings with LED Lighting
  • Back-up Camera and Wireless Monitor
  • 2 Hot/Cold Showers (Each side of Coach)
  • Entry Steps with Motion Lights
  • Keyless Entry
  • Heavy-Duty Reinforced Low Maintenance Roof
  • Liquid Propane Quick Connect

Z 2900 Chassis and Suspension

Between the heavy-duty 17.5” luxury wheels and the wide-stance automatic leveling jacks, the Z 2900 is stable and sturdy. You’re definitely going to feel secure, whether you’re rolling down the highway or camping in the wild.

Z 2900 Chassis and Suspension Features

  • Commercial Grade H-Rated 16 Ply Cooper Tires
  • 17.5” Custom Alluminum Luxury Wheels
  • Monotube Chassis
  • Wide-Stance Leveling Jacks
  • Heavy Duty Axles with 8,000 lbs Leaf Springs
  • Over 2,500 lbs of Gross Capacity
  • 2” Tow-Ready Receiver Hitch

Pre-Order a Brinkley Z 2900

Although the Brinkley Z 2900 is in the prototype stage, you are still able to pre-order one through RV dealers like Bish’s RV. As we mentioned, the exact pricing for the Z 2900 has not been set by Brinkley RV, but you can get a special introductory price if you pre-order one. If you’re unsure how the process works, check out this article on how to pre-order a Brinkley RV.

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Brinkley RV Expert & RV Outfitter

(210) 378-4024