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Old 02-06-2016, 03:11 PM   #1
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Should I buy 2016 Hideout 308BHDS?

I have an old Vanguard 5er that we have camped the piss out of so time to buy a new 5er. Went to a RV show last weekend and walked through a ton of unit.

What we are looking for:

-new
-5th wheel
-bunks
-2 or more slides
-min 30 ft
-10k pounds or less so my 2006 Sierra 2500HD can pull it
-budget is 25-50k (Canadian)

Problem I face is my 3/4 tonne can't pull the bigger units over 10k so I'm limited. Our favourite layout we have found is the 2016 Keystone Hideout 308BHDS.

I have heard mixed reviews on Hideouts and how Keystone cuts a lot of corners with entry level unit. Does anyone have this trailer and if so has it or has anyone had older Hideout models and how is the quality? What do you like about your Hideout?

I have a seasonal property where I camp 3 nights every weekend from May - September & the odd winter camping weekend. It's offgrid, no no onsite power/water/sewer at my site, but water spigots 200ft away and a sewage dump we use a caddy for.

Thanks in advance for any support!!
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Old 02-11-2016, 10:45 AM   #2
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Don't buy new ever...... You can buy a rig a few years old, gently used or slightly used, for 50% of the MSRP of a new rig. If you drop back five to ten years you can have the same fun for pennies on the dollar.
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Old 02-11-2016, 02:33 PM   #3
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I have to agree with KIWI, about buying used and letting the first owner take the hit. I purchased a used 07 HR Pres. Suite which had a MSRP of 85 K. I paid 20 K. Only thing I'll replace is the rug in the living room , DW want's different color.

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The word "Off Grid" says to me you need a generator. If you need a generator, get a motorhome. It has a built in fuel tank that is safe.
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The word "Off Grid" says to me you need a generator. If you need a generator, get a motorhome. It has a built in fuel tank that is safe.
Depends on where you're headed. Lots of people going "off grid" without a motorhome. And 5th wheels do have fuel tanks these days (some of 'em).

Keystone has customer service issues - just read their BBB responses. I don't really think their quality is any better or any worse than most other manufacturers in the same price range, but the way they handle issues and pay dealers seems to be different... (IMHO)
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The word "Off Grid" says to me you need a generator. If you need a generator, get a motorhome. It has a built in fuel tank that is safe.
The small Honda generators and much quieter than built in motorhome generators...but not as convenient. The OP probably already has this part figured out if he already camps at this place from May-Sept.
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