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I cant decide between these units, Cougar Xlite 24rls 5800lbs - Viewfinder V24SD 4178lbs, hitch weight 795+ - Viewfinder V27RBSS 4863lbs - Viewfinder V22RBDS 4535lbs. I like the 27RBSS best but worry about the 30' length. The 24SD is nice but has a heavy hitch weight and with the front kitchen most added weight will be on the hitch, also this unit is 7'6" wide and seems easiest to tow. The dealer told me to use a WD hitch and the weight will not be a issue even though my truck is rated at 1100lbs with a WD setup. I kind of favor Keystone for their outstanding customer service they gave me in the past but 5800lbs is getting heavy. 4 years ago I had a cougar 27rls 5th wheel that I bought used (1 yr old) and had major slide issues. I called Keystone and asked them what they can do to help fix the slide, they asked me alot of questions and said they would get back with me. I got a call around 2 weeks later by I think a head guy or someone way on top of the company. He asked a few questions and asked if I would bring it to a contracted service center so they can take a look at it. I took it in and told them that I needed it back in 2 weeks for the July 4th weekend. They called the day before I told them that I had to have it and said it was ready to pickup. I got there and the guy told me that they were told to work overtime to make sure the trailer was repaired by the date promised. I thought they adjusted something and was shocked when he did a walk through to explain the repairs made. New slide motors, gaskets, frame work, carpet and a lot more. They went through the entire unit replaces some blinds and did fixes here and there. The trailer was washed and looked like a display unit when I arrived. No bill at all just signed a paper that I picked it up. He also told me that a Keystone manager stopped by to inspect the repairs. I guess this is why I will feel guilty if I don't pick the Cougar. Tough choice and this is a real story. Any suggestions on the ones that I listed?

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I am thinking either one is going to be pretty tough no matter how long you marinate them! Try a lot of garlic, that improves everything.


Both retired. Travel with Nicky the Schnoodle. Son graduated and is teaching high school math. We still love our 2006 34' Allegro Bay XB and have 50,000+ miles on her.


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I would boil them for a couple of hours. That usually softens them up.

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