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Old 08-19-2016, 03:51 PM   #1
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Keystone Montana High Country

We looked at a High Country 350BH today and really like the floor plan.

My wife wants to buy now as she is "Tired of looking at campers" and we have a trip planned for Labor Day weekend.

I have reservations about Keystone quality having read many threads on the subject.

Am I being paranoid?
It's a good deal of money going out and the last thing I want is problem after problem that I have to deal with, not her.
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Old 08-19-2016, 04:45 PM   #2
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Look for an owner's group for Montana's. You will get the real info from an actual owner. Yes, there have been problems with the mid priced Montana's but there is no perfect rv. Start googling "Montana owner's group"
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Old 08-19-2016, 08:57 PM   #3
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We have a '14 305rl. Yes we've had some problems. Many RV's will, as there is no quality standards in the RV industry like there are in the auto industry. Most of my problems have been with the dealership dragging their feet on repairs. With that being said, I can't think of anything major that was Keystone's fault. Minor things but not major.

To put things in perspective, a few months before we purchased the High Country we purchased a '14 Ram 3500. Even with the quality standards in the auto industry, we've had some problems.

So. Pull the trigger, keep your honey happy.
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Welcome to the forum,


Nice floor plan.
Had a neighbor for several weeks who had a similar unit. He had a high opinion of it. He worked as an engineering consultant and kept it rolling, and was tired of motel rooms.
Seemed like a good value, he had several options. The Montana's are popular.
Not sure how long you've been looking or your experience level, but do your due diligence. Happy wife happy life, but trust your gut!


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We bought our 340BH in April of 2015. Overall, it's a nice unit. No major flaws. We did have some issues with the caulk in the drain channels above the slides. Keystone balked a bit, but eventually paid to have it redone. Otherwise, it's a nice trailer.

The only thing I would change is made the window on the entry door full length and transparent. I might eventually do that myself. That side of the trailer is kind of windowless, which prevents you from seeing much out there.
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We are campground host and talk to a lot of RVers. WE also see a lot of different RVs. The folks we have talked to with Montanas seem to have no more or fewer complaints about this line.

Met some folks in SD with a fairly new one and they liked it OK, but was out for their 3rd time and the RV had been back 2 times and the list was not getting shorter....kind of discouraged.

Seems they are pretty average fro the price point.

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Well, it may not happen at all.
I think it is priced out of our range.
Not by much, but I don't feel comfortable paying at or just slightly less(by a few hundred $$$) than something that has never left the lot.
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Look for an owner's group for Montana's. You will get the real info from an actual owner. Yes, there have been problems with the mid priced Montana's but there is no perfect rv. Start googling "Montana owner's group"
Mid priced Montanas aren't the issue, it`s keystone and the terrible customer service and the dealers that really don`t care. I own a mid priced Montana and have had fewer issues with my current unit than the ones that cost more so really your statement doesn't hold water. You buy the floor plan you like at the price point you can afford or want to afford and hope for the best. They are all crap.
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We weren't impressed with Montana. When we opened the drawers in the kitchen and bedroom the drawer slides where so weak the drawers twisted.
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We also have the 305 RL and just got it this year new. It just got back from the dealer getting a few minor things fixed while still under warranty. Couple of shades had to be replaced a few screws needed to be screwed in straight. The shower needed sealed at the bottom and had no problem getting anything done. I hear all the time people complaining but I guess the number of units they sell there has to be a lot of happy owners like myself. So far so good. As far as price we ordered ours with some upgrades. 2 ac; slide covers etc. We paid $46,000 for ours. Like I said so far so good and have about 4000 miles on it. Just got back from Knoxville Tn. and traveled I-40 and I-26 and they were rougher then hell and everything looked good when we got home and was very happy. Happy shopping and every unit is going to have some little things and pick a good dealer with a good service department. We used Camper City in Buford Ga. and they have been great, and there were about 3 hours from use and plenty much closer. It pays to do your home work.
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We have an early run 2014 HC 343RL. Virtually problem free. Yep, China Bomb tires but I have changed them out for LTs. Yep, the nose cap faded. Keystone paid for a great paint job. We have made other changes but not because they were necessary. Do some folks have significant problems? Of course, but many are 3rd party accessories, not the 'box'. Do you have to be cognizant of required maintenance and repairs? For sure. It's a complicated assembly that owners cannot neglect. Are some dealers not responsive? Absolutely. You have to do your homework. Is Keystone a problem to deal with? As an individual somewhat. They prefer to work with dealers, just like your car manufacturer.

If it fits your finances and wants, then that's the RV you 'need'

Oh and this fits almost all RVs, just change the name
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We also have the 305 RL and just got it this year new. It just got back from the dealer getting a few minor things fixed while still under warranty. Couple of shades had to be replaced a few screws needed to be screwed in straight. The shower needed sealed at the bottom and had no problem getting anything done. I hear all the time people complaining but I guess the number of units they sell there has to be a lot of happy owners like myself. So far so good. As far as price we ordered ours with some upgrades. 2 ac; slide covers etc. We paid $46,000 for ours. Like I said so far so good and have about 4000 miles on it. Just got back from Knoxville Tn. and traveled I-40 and I-26 and they were rougher then hell and everything looked good when we got home and was very happy. Happy shopping and every unit is going to have some little things and pick a good dealer with a good service department. We used Camper City in Buford Ga. and they have been great, and there were about 3 hours from use and plenty much closer. It pays to do your home work.
Yeah forgot to mention that was the first thing I did as well was get rid of the china bombs. Put Mich. Ribs on and hoping for a lot of trouble free miles.
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Go look at reflections and Solitude by Grand Design. From all l have read they have good buold qualityand great customer service. Open Range by Highland Ridge also makes a good trl with good customer service.
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A freind has a 11 yr old Mountianeer, (sp?) the little bit lower brother of a Montana.. He bought it new and still loves it. Sure a few problems, but just like any rolling house on wheels... No biggy... So far we Love our Cougar !!!! And as far as warrenty work, we've had it back once for a small list of "new rv" things... No problem having the dealer getting repairs approved from Keystone.
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