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RE: General 5th Wheel Brand Question

Very subjective question. I can only say that Forest River is more responsive to warranty issues than Keystone Montana.
phillyg 11/03/20 11:33am Fifth-Wheels
General 5th Wheel Brand Question

How does Forest River's Cedar Creek compare to the Keystone Montana? I know it's a subjective question but any input would be appreciated. We're looking at both brands.
Ron3rd 11/02/20 03:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fifth Wheels with an onaboard Onan

I believe an Onan is option in the Keystone Montana, I know it's available in Redwoods as we have one. They are becoming an option in more and more Fifthwheels.
Michelle.S 10/27/20 05:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trying to figure out best 5th wheel? Advice appreciated

Bought it yesterday. 10 week wait. We are very excited. Now onto figuring out hitch and best way to learn how to drive it. Woot, congratulations! If you're on Facebook, there's a few Keystone Montana and Montana High Country owners groups that are really helpful. We have a BW Companion hitch. Works great for us. I think the best way to learn to pull it is to take it to a big empty parking lot at first, and just drive it around to get the feeling of it, practice backing it up where there isn't anything to hit behind you, etc. Use the parking spot lines to help. Then drive it on some less busier roads to get used to that... just work your way up to the interstate, just like when you were learning how to drive in general.
JAC1982 10/12/20 01:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trying to figure out best 5th wheel? Advice appreciated

We liked the new Montana High Country 281ck look and feel for our needs. Thanks for the you tube link. 3 questions : 1. Best way to get the new 281ck? Email a number of local dealers here in Atlanta? 2. Everything I have been told is a Ram 2500 4X4,diesel (max payload 2,170lbs and max towing 17170lbs) should not be an issue? 3. Can we go with a 6.4’ bed vs 8’? Thanks for all the solid responses. Jim I would maybe start with calling Keystone direct to see when it will be available. Since it's not on their website yet, it may not be available at dealers yet either. I do know all manufacturers are having issues right now with sourcing parts, both due to high demand and because of border restrictions (ie a lot of parts come from China). So it's release date may be pushed out. And yes, I was a little annoyed it came out after we already bought our 294 :) I wanted to go as short as possible like you and I liked all the counterspace in the kitchen. We don't use the dinette in ours except to set stuff on it. Trying to get the husband to agree to take it out to put a dog crate there instead. We have 3 bigger dogs so I'm grateful for the extra couch space in the 294 though.
JAC1982 10/06/20 01:25pm Fifth-Wheels
2014 keystone - Montana 3100RL -- Chev 2500HD Diesel

I am trying to understand how heavy a 5th wheel my truck can tow. The truck is a 2016 Chev 2500HD Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8. One web site said only tow a 13,900 lb 5th wheel other website said ability to tow 15,400 ?????? The 5th wheel a 2014 Keystone - Montana 3100RL specs read. Dry Weight 11,573 lbs. Payload Capacity 3,027 lbs. GVWR 14,600 lbs. Hitch Weight 2,355 lbs. Can I safely tow??????
TenOC 09/15/20 12:53pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Our new solar/inverter power system

Wow! I'm thinking you could teach manufacturers how to do this. There is some movement in large systems. Keystone Montana offers a big system now. Link $20,000 though for a system smaller than mine. If you can supply your own labor you can save a bunch. My system all in including a couple specialty tools to make the custom length cables was under $10k. Still though it is cool to see solar becoming a more prominent feature/option on newer RV's.
work2much 08/12/20 07:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: The better 5th wheeler?

I just sold my Coleman 247BH last week and started looking at Bunkhouse 5ths. Had a list of 9, narrowed it down to 4 models, then went and looked at them, several times. Narrowed down to two, a Keystone Sprinter, and an Arctic Wolf. The price difference between them is $4,000. The Keystone had massive quality issues, the cabinet doors were cheaper than Home Depot budget cabinets, parts were loose around the slide, about the only thing it did have was an upgraded suspension. It didn't even have auto level. Next I looked at the Arctic Wolf, a 3660SUITE. Solid cabinets, well made doors, no rattles, about what you could expect for your kitchen. Includes auto level, and the command center that lets you run all the controls from your smart phone. Montana is one of those brands considered higher end, they run upwards of $100K, yet I had a cabinet door come off in my hand. Pays to research and inspect them all, price of the unit doesn't mean it is quality, yet sometimes you can find higher quality in a lower cost one. The Arctic Wolf is $41,995. I know the OP is looking for a TH, so this post just as a reference of what to look for. IOW don't discard a lower priced one without first looking at it. A similar Montana was $74K.
Acdii 06/30/20 12:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: The better 5th wheeler?

EDIT: Shoot, just saw you mentioned you're after toy haulers. You may want to ask this question in the toy hauler forum as well. We were plenty happy with our Keystone Impact toy hauler... it was just big. Most toy haulers are unless you want your toys stored next to your kitchen (aka no separate garage). Keep in mind that your living space isn't that much bigger than a truck camper unless you buy a really big trailer, since most of it is taken up by garage. We did a lot of research when we purchased our current rig. We downsized from a Keystone Impact toy hauler. My first suggestion is to figure out a floor plan you like. I found that pretty much every manufacturer makes almost the same exact floor plan. Some are even the exact same, but different lengths, so just more space between "things". I narrowed ours down to Grand Design Reflection and the Keystone Montana High Country as both had a floor plan we liked along with the size we wanted (under 35') I really liked the Grand Designs but they did not offer a Gen Prep option which was a deal killer for us. I did look at Arctic Fox at an RV show as their boondocking capabilities were appealing and it felt dated and had the exact same floor plan as my in laws 1998 5th wheel down to the shower opening directly next to the bed. No thanks.
JAC1982 06/30/20 11:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best Fiver these days

Having had 2 Grand Designs, currently a Solitude, I would not buy another. There is nothing Grand, at least not anymore. This current one has more issues than you can shake a stick at including frame flex now causing sealants to fail. I feel eventually we'll be facing cracks in the filon skin at some point. Grand Designs stellar service is no longer stellar. They might send you some cheap parts if you hound them enough, but the days of bending over backwards for the customer are over. What someone else said is dead on, they delete most of the negativity from their Facebook pages or factory sponsored forum. They build mediocre mass produced RVs like most of the others. What they still are able to maintain is a cult like following of owners who drink their Kool-Aid. I never joined. For the price, look at the Keystone Montana. Compare the size of the main frame rail to a comparably sized Grand Design and most others. You'll like what you see. There has been a lot of crying about frame failures on the Montana fifth wheels, they are far from immune . I owned two of them for nearly 14 years, and had good luck, like some that make that famous statement " I had no issues with mine " I got the a good one that was built in the middle of the week, after the hangovers were over with I guess :B
cummins2014 05/27/20 09:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best Fiver these days

Having had 2 Grand Designs, currently a Solitude, I would not buy another. There is nothing Grand, at least not anymore. This current one has more issues than you can shake a stick at including frame flex now causing sealants to fail. I feel eventually we'll be facing cracks in the filon skin at some point. Grand Designs stellar service is no longer stellar. They might send you some cheap parts if you hound them enough, but the days of bending over backwards for the customer are over. What someone else said is dead on, they delete most of the negativity from their Facebook pages or factory sponsored forum. They build mediocre mass produced RVs like most of the others. What they still are able to maintain is a cult like following of owners who drink their Kool-Aid. I never joined. For the price, look at the Keystone Montana. Compare the size of the main frame rail to a comparably sized Grand Design and most others. You'll like what you see.
GDS-3950BH 05/27/20 07:21am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best Fiver these days

“If” money is no object......New Horizons, out of Kansas! Their Summit line is still head and shoulders above most anything else....and somewhat affordable. If you will consider buying used.....they get a lot more affordable! memtbMost people say they want the best until they hear the price. The trouble with most high end products is devaluation. If you purchase a New Horizon, Rolls-Royce or Bentley 5 years down the road you have lost a heck of a lot of money. This can be a advantage to buying used. I think the CEO of Keystone said it best, (We build more Montana's in a week than New Horizon builds in a year). Most people will purchase a new (affordable) rather then a used late model High end trailer. Most people don't even know the difference. Don't believe me, look at the answer's that think low end trailers are high end. Depreciation on a 250,000 unit is definitely going to bother some. The other thing that makes a high end fiver less desirable for some is the weight. With quality comes weight. I think one of the smallest Continental Coach 5vers weighed about 26,000 lbs empty... New Horizons is likely .considerably less. Most of the New Horizons I've seen are extremely heavy with three axles and people use class 7 or 8's to pull them. So you are correct in needing a special truck for large units. I live about a hour from the plant and have gone through the plant. You really see a difference in how they are made. Workers take their time and do it correctly. The first thing you do is sit down with a designer on a custom build and pick out what you want. The company owner also camps in his custom built unit. The Summitt is pre-designed and a little more affordable.
colliehauler 05/26/20 06:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best Fiver these days

“If” money is no object......New Horizons, out of Kansas! Their Summit line is still head and shoulders above most anything else....and somewhat affordable. If you will consider buying used.....they get a lot more affordable! memtbMost people say they want the best until they hear the price. The trouble with most high end products is devaluation. If you purchase a New Horizon, Rolls-Royce or Bentley 5 years down the road you have lost a heck of a lot of money. This can be a advantage to buying used. I think the CEO of Keystone said it best, (We build more Montana's in a week than New Horizon builds in a year). Most people will purchase a new (affordable) rather then a used late model High end trailer. Most people don't even know the difference. Don't believe me, look at the answer's that think low end trailers are high end. Depreciation on a 250,000 unit is definitely going to bother some. The other thing that makes a high end fiver less desirable for some is the weight. With quality comes weight. I think one of the smallest Continental Coach 5vers weighed about 26,000 lbs empty... New Horizons is likely .considerably less.
4x4ord 05/26/20 12:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best Fiver these days

“If” money is no object......New Horizons, out of Kansas! Their Summit line is still head and shoulders above most anything else....and somewhat affordable. If you will consider buying used.....they get a lot more affordable! memtbMost people say they want the best until they hear the price. The trouble with most high end products is devaluation. If you purchase a New Horizon, Rolls-Royce or Bentley 5 years down the road you have lost a heck of a lot of money. This can be a advantage to buying used. I think the CEO of Keystone said it best, (We build more Montana's in a week than New Horizon builds in a year). Most people will purchase a new (affordable) rather then a used late model High end trailer. Most people don't even know the difference. Don't believe me, look at the answer's that think low end trailers are high end.
colliehauler 05/25/20 09:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2017 keystone LAREDO 298SRL

O.K. that is not true at all I have owned 3 Montana's a 2004, 2012 and my 2015 and NONE have had delamination problems and No not all Keystones's are "entry level" trailers they do have some like most Mfg's like the Laredo which are no better or worse than any lower-mid priced 5er and you see ALOT of them so people seem to like them but I sure is heck would not call a Montana a Entry level at 75K large and also yes You should be able to haul a lighter 5er like the Laredo at around 9K without gear with a 2017 F250 Gas Every Keystone trailer I have ever seen has front delamination problems. A gut came over two days ago....same problem with his 2016 within two years of purchase.
topjimmy 05/09/20 10:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best Fiver these days

Here you go. I do not believe Montana still builds it. https://www.rvtrader.com/Keystone-Montana-3710fl/rvs-for-sale?make=Keystone%7C2273942&model=MONTANA%7C764843037&trim=3710FL%7C33416
Me Again 04/28/20 06:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Montana 294RL for Single person fulltiming

We just put a deposit down on one. Trading in the toy hauler. It will be our third Keystone product. We joked that if everything goes to hell we could easily live in the Montana... not so much in the current hauler we have. I think it has a nice livable floor plan with good storage for full timing. That was something that was important to us, coming from a toy hauler that basically has one giant storage room. All the windows are nice too.
JAC1982 03/20/20 01:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Montana 294RL for Single person fulltiming

Good info from JIMNLIN above. You might also ask for opinions on the Montana Owner Club (MOC) forum. Very active Montana only forum with very friendly folks providing lots of experience, information, and help. The 294RL is a Montana High Country model which is lighter in weight that the regular Montana line, both of which are manufactured by KEYSTONE.
BB_TX 03/13/20 10:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Montana 294RL for Single person fulltiming

I have had 3 Montana's a 2004 ,2012 and my current 2015 and yes they have all been good 5er's with just minimal issues and I fulltimed in all three for 8 years starting at age 50(retired early):B towing with 1 Ton Duallies now I am off the fulltime Gig now and went down to a 2500HD Duramax GMC for short trips and by the way the guy who said Heartland makes Montana Keystone and Heartland are both owned by THOR
topjimmy 03/13/20 10:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Montana 294RL for Single person fulltiming

Keystone makes Montana trailers and 5th wheels. The 294RL is approx 14K fully loaded, 10.6 empty. Nice unit,
bucky 03/13/20 04:00am Fifth-Wheels
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