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Old 05-10-2014, 02:08 PM   #1
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Keystone Alpine 3010RE vs Jayco Eagle Premier 321RLTS

We have been looking for months, researching, lurking on this website and I think we have narrowed are choice to the Alpine 3010RE and the Jayco Premier 321RLTS. Both are 2014 (new) and are similarly equipped and size. Layouts are very similar also. Jayco is about $2K more, so practically the same cost.

A couple differences: alpine has the trail air pin box and EZ flex suspension. LCI 6 point auto level, 12k lbs axels, 1 yr warranty

Jayco has Moryde suspension and pin box, 4 point auto level(Atwood I think), 10K lbs axels, 2 year warranty

To like both dealerships, equal distance from home. Jayco dealer very small, small shop, 1 mx tech, limited resources

Alpine is much larger dealership, large service and support area. Get a pretty good discount on initial Supply purchases.

Forgetting the dealership, any imput on either of the two units. I've been on both owners forums and most people who own them like them, both have had a few issues but I didn't see anything systematic. My wife was ready to pull the trigger on the Alpine this morning. Any input would be appreciated. This will be our first RV so I am a little nervous.

(Note: I have a chevy 3500 diesel dually so pulling either should not be a problem).

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Old 05-10-2014, 06:30 PM   #2
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I've been reviewing the Keystone Owner sites and a recurring theme on the complaints seems to be directly related to poor dealers. Half the problems were related to poor initial delivery conditions ( problems identified during initial PDI). I am leaning towards the Alpinee because I like the dealership. Thoughts?

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Old 05-10-2014, 08:42 PM   #3
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I am also leaning towards the Alpine, mainly because of the dealership.
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:15 AM   #4
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We looked at both Alpine and Jayco models ourself. Liked the drop storage compartment on alpine and also the six point level system.

Bought Alpine 3010RE. First trip towed to Las Vegas from Idaho and back. Towed like a dream. Dual AC worked great. Had five minor problems that we got fixed upon return to Idaho.

So far we love our Alpine. Second trip this weekend will be boon docking in Idaho mountains
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:56 AM   #5
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Just wanted to add that our stay in Vegas was ten days hooked to 50 amp service

Dual AC was blessing. Forgot I had to turn the toggle switch on out at water heater first day to use electrical heating element. Gas heated fine. Second day and after wards the electric element worked grata with quick recovery times

Time to unhook and have fiver leveled, slides out, tv and AC on, etc was 15 minutes max

Fridge and freezer worked flawlessly. Both TV sets and bose system were great

Auto leveler was so nice. I sprayed the ram extensions with dry silicone lube prior to retract to help keep dust off and hydraulic seals clean

Tows like a dream behind my 2007 LBZ with air bags.

We have zero complaints so far
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Old 05-12-2014, 03:05 PM   #6
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Thanks for the responses, I took the plunge this morning and put down a deposit on the Alpine 3010RE. Dealer had to order the slide awnings (negotiated in deal) so I should pick it up in a couple weeks.

If you wouldn't mind posting or sending me a PM on the five little problems I'll be sure to look for them on my walk through. Great hearing you are enjoying it.

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