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Old 07-03-2015, 08:36 AM   #1
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Montana or Bay Hill

I am looking into purchasing a fifth wheel and have narrowed it down to a 3711 fl Montana or a Bay Hill 379fl. Both are similar in price and floor plans. The Bay Hill seems to offer a little more than the Montana. This will be my first fifth wheel so I am new to this. Was hoping for a little feedback on the two and maybe the pros and cons of each. Thanks for the help.

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Which ever one has the best floor plan. Or the DW likes better.

There will be times when you will have to stay inside because of inclement weather. Then the floor plan is most important.

Do you want a residential fridge, stacked washer/dryer? Are the chairs comfortable, is the shower large enough, is the bed big enough and comfortable, is there enough storage, how much counter top?

Comfort is the most important issue. Trim, etc can be fixed cheaply, comfort costs.

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When doing our search at which fifth-wheel we were interested in for full-timing, we looked at both of these units. Definitely like the six slides on the Montana, but was more impressed with the build quality of the Lifestyle trailers over the Keystone.

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Old 07-03-2015, 08:44 PM   #4
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To me, a no brainer...the Bay Hill. Residential fridge, dishwasher (uses only 3 gallons of water)...they both offer almost the same floor plan. The Bay Hill 379 also comes standard with 2 AC's....but Keystone does build a decent unit too. We bought ours in the Houston area and they threw in washer and dryer...under $67k
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We bought the 379FL Bayhill and love it, our friends bought the Montana and personally I think the quality of the Bayhill is much nicer.
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Old 07-19-2015, 05:53 PM   #6
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You should be able to pickup either for under $60k for the new 2015'S sitting on lots still. I personally would not buy a RV with schwintek slide outs. Too many issues with them. The bay hill uses schwintek slides on 4 of the 5 slides, so that would be a disqualifier for me. The layout is the same, so there is really no issues there. The montana uses a feaux stone on the fireplace/tv, its not bad, but it's not great either. I do like having more counter room next to the stove than what the bayhill offers. They both offer residential style refrigerators. The other thing that I think about is the length of time the manufacturer has been in business. This industry has more rollovers on brands than any I have seen, so I would stick with the brand that has been around the longest (doesn't mean that wont go out of business first, just saying).

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