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Old 09-27-2006, 10:37 AM   #1
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My wife and I have been living in our 1995 Four Wind XL (Class A) for the last year, and we've decided that 5th wheel is the way to go. We've looked at quite a few models, but the Keystone Challenger 34SAQ has really grabbed our attention, it seems to be semi-easy on the pocketbook and it's a great looking unit, both inside and out. Has anyone out there ever been in or around the Challeger. Thanks to anyone who responds.
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Old 09-27-2006, 10:37 AM   #2
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My wife and I have been living in our 1995 Four Wind XL (Class A) for the last year, and we've decided that 5th wheel is the way to go. We've looked at quite a few models, but the Keystone Challenger 34SAQ has really grabbed our attention, it seems to be semi-easy on the pocketbook and it's a great looking unit, both inside and out. Has anyone out there ever been in or around the Challeger. Thanks to anyone who responds.
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Old 09-27-2006, 02:10 PM   #3
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Bill, i can't say that i have. but i have seen the inside of an excel. worth looking into.
for the money i'll go with excel.


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Old 09-28-2006, 04:52 AM   #4
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I can't speak for the Challenger, but we bought a Mountaineer made by Keystone, and are happy with it so far. Originally we were going with the Cougar, but decided that we wouldn't be happy with the headroom in the master bedroom, as the Cougar was a low profile trailer. We plan on buying only once, so we spent enough to get what we thought we'd need now, and down the road. The Mountaineer is a full size trailer, and structurally the same as the Montana, but without all the bells and whistles and the Montana price tag. With it's aluminum construction, it's still light enough for a 3/4 ton truck. Good luck on your search.
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Old 10-10-2006, 11:33 PM   #5
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We have had a Keystone Montana for 2 years and have had zero problems with it. The support we get from Keystone is outstanding. Check out www.montanaowners.com. There was a rally last month at the factory.
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Old 10-13-2006, 05:17 AM   #6
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It may have absolutely no bearing on the quality of Keystone products, but last year Keystone fired over 30% of their workforce for failing drug testing.
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All manufacturers have problems. There are no perfect people thus no perfect product. What has impressed us is the willingness of Keystone to back up their product. They read the owners website and listen to suggestions. They have made many repairs after the warranty has run out. I personally think there are lemons in all price ranges and that is what gets the publicity. You don't always hear the positive.
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Old 10-18-2006, 04:53 PM   #8
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Bill, maybe this website will be a better help-
http://www.keystone-camping.com/
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Check out Crossroads RV (crossroadsrv.com). One of the fastest growing RV companies, primarily due to quality and service. We love ours!
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Bill C:
My wife and I have been living in our 1995 Four Wind XL (Class A) for the last year, and we've decided that 5th wheel is the way to go. We've looked at quite a few models, but the Keystone Challenger 34SAQ has really grabbed our attention, it seems to be semi-easy on the pocketbook and it's a great looking unit, both inside and out. Has anyone out there ever been in or around the Challeger. Thanks to anyone who responds. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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Crossroads is owned by Thor Industries. Their Cruiser line is a great value. The Paradise Pointe line is more upscale. The Zinger line is their entry level.
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Old 10-19-2006, 06:10 PM   #12
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OK, I've never looked at the ones you're talking about ... but..

If your coming back to texas make sure that you get 2 A/C units.. the mfgs have a habit of under powering the A/C for Texas heat..

double paned windows..for your Oregon visit.. awnings for slide outs, fold out shades for the windows help..

Don't forget the truck .. just LOOK at the Chevrolet Duramax/Allison 3/4 ton ... before you buy a Ford..

We looked at some 5th wheels last weekend and one of them had a front kitchen (steping up to the front)... because Sharon likes to cook, she would love it .... MJ didn't like it much, she's happy with just a microwave...

See ya!



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Have you purcased your 5th wheel yet?

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Always keep in mind four seasons, even though you may not need it right now. Carriage is worth looking at, large basements, excellent insulation factors, quality appliances, had a King of the Road, but they went bankrupt in the last few days.
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