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Old 09-27-2018, 01:28 PM   #1
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Here we go again. I hate to keep complaining, but talking about all the problems I've had with this 2017 Montana might help someone who is considering buying one. Seeing all the problems I've had could enlighten them.

Yet another example of how cheaply these things are made. The kitchen range oven vents behind the top burners a mere 4" from the "backsplash". Maybe with proper heat resistant material this would be ok. However, in this RV the backsplash is made from plastic of some sort. After using the oven for not more than a few times, the plastic backsplash is literally melting! We always turn the vent fan on when using the oven, and so far we've used it only to cook a pizza or something like that, not a full meal where the oven was on for hours. Still the backsplash has pulled away from the wall and is sagging. I've added pictures but it's a little hard to show in a photo.
Not sure what I'll have to do. Take off the plastic backsplash and see what the damage is to the wall material. May have to remove it as well. Definitely will replace with a real backsplash that can withstand heat.
I'm going to keep posting as I find issues. I know my complaints are probably becoming annoying but my intent is education. Anyone considering purchasing one of these expensive "quality" RV's should be aware of what they are getting.
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Pull it off and install a stainless steel panel there.

I understand what you are saying that it should not be that way in the first place.

Fictitious call to Keystone.

You." When I cook in the oven it melts the wall!"
Them. "What??!!!! You cook in the oven!!!????
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Pull it off and install a stainless steel panel there.

I understand what you are saying that it should not be that way in the first place.

Fictitious call to Keystone.

You." When I cook in the oven it melts the wall!"
Them. "What??!!!! You cook in the oven!!!????
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You got that right!!
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What? You mean that call never really happened? Or that your never supposed to used an appliance that the manufacturer installed?
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Pull it off and install a stainless steel panel there.

I understand what you are saying that it should not be that way in the first place.

Fictitious call to Keystone.

You." When I cook in the oven it melts the wall!"
Them. "What??!!!! You cook in the oven!!!????
We had a 27HFS that didn't have an oven, we were like what no oven, we really wanted that oven, 1.5 years later we traded for a 5th wheel (it has an oven), guess what, we don't use it or have a desire to use and wish we had the storage space.
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What is all black marking between the stove and the wall?
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Here we go again. I hate to keep complaining, but talking about all the problems I've had with this 2017 Montana might help someone who is considering buying one. Seeing all the problems I've had could enlighten them.



Yet another example of how cheaply these things are made. The kitchen range oven vents behind the top burners a mere 4" from the "backsplash". Maybe with proper heat resistant material this would be ok. However, in this RV the backsplash is made from plastic of some sort. After using the oven for not more than a few times, the plastic backsplash is literally melting! We always turn the vent fan on when using the oven, and so far we've used it only to cook a pizza or something like that, not a full meal where the oven was on for hours. Still the backsplash has pulled away from the wall and is sagging. I've added pictures but it's a little hard to show in a photo.

Not sure what I'll have to do. Take off the plastic backsplash and see what the damage is to the wall material. May have to remove it as well. Definitely will replace with a real backsplash that can withstand heat.

I'm going to keep posting as I find issues. I know my complaints are probably becoming annoying but my intent is education. Anyone considering purchasing one of these expensive "quality" RV's should be aware of what they are getting.

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On my furrion the vent on top faces the other way.
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On my furrion the vent on top faces the other way.


There are six screws on top.look at furrion oven install instructions.Hope this helps.
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On my furrion the vent on top faces the other way.


Call furrion to make sure.
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What is all black marking between the stove and the wall?
It's just the design of the counter top
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On my furrion the vent on top faces the other way.
That is an interesting thought. Someone may have put the vent on backwards.
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I went on Keystone's website and did the 360 view of the range and the vent should face towards the stove top. Yours looks to be installed backwards.

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That's very interesting discovery. Next time I'm going through 5vers, I'll have to look at those vent directions.
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