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Old 08-23-2019, 12:51 PM   #1
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Thoughts on Keystone Laredo?

Hello,
My wife and I have been looking at a new keystone Laredo. We love the layout and style, but want to see if anyone has experience with Laredos.

Also, could someone encourage me about 5ths quality in general? Every 5th wheel brand seems to have quite a few horrifying reviews. I realize that the people with bad experiences are probably the only ones motivated to leave reviews. So most likely for ever bad reviews, there might be hundreds of happy customers who never reviewed.

I am very handy and plan on being extremely preemptive on maintaining. But things like the factory missing the main beems with every staple in the roof is concerning.

Thank you!
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Old 08-23-2019, 02:00 PM   #2
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We had a 2007 Keystone Raptor toyhauler fifth wheel for five years. Travelled locally with it for 2 years then parked it at local RV resort and used it for 3 years there. Held up really well. Hubby says he wouldn't buy another Keystone product again, although we had looked at a used Laredo, bedroom to low, before we bought our Bighorn. The raptor we had was not set up for long term use, dinnette uncomfortable. Everything else was fine.
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Old 08-24-2019, 07:17 AM   #3
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Keystone has a reputation of poor customer service and you also don't mention the intended use of the trailer in question. if this is going to be a sometime weekender a Loredo may be right up your alley, however don't expect much in the area of comfort.
When traveling our wonderful roadways you can expect to be repairing something, no matter how much you spend. Now you don't want to have the coach falling apart around you but there will always be something depending on how much use and travel time you have on it. Park it on a seasonal site and you may never experience any problems but making 2500 mile round trips and things will shake loose.
All mass produced RV's will have issues. Almost all mass produced RV's use the same components so failure in this area will be the same across the board. My advise would be to stay away from Keystone and look for a manufacturer that has better build quality like KZ-RV or Northwood RV or Outdoors RV. These 3 manufacturers seem to be the cream of the crop when it comes to better build quality at an affordable price.
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We have a neighbor who HAD A LAREDO, until the frame broke and fell on top of the truck.
LONG STORY SHORT, they lost out big time. The company tends to use inadequate material for frames, etc.

Your choice make it carefully
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Everything you research will have some bad reviews. Ultralight and light models are built with lighter weight materials and are not as tough. Almost all rv's have similar model and brand components. It is more about how it was cared for than brand quality.
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My younger brother had a laredo tt bunkhouse, 2006-7? Only minor issues over the years with three kids (all grown now) several dogs and no real problems. He liked keystone enough that he got a new Cougar 5er now.
I, however, am on my 4th RV, last 3 were Forest River. First was jayco. Only minor issues with each. No high dollar problems.
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Thanks everyone for the comments! We are looking live in one full time for a few years, but will be staying in Colorado Springs. We won't be dragging all over the country, so I was thinking that would help it last longer.

Also, we usually have much less rain and almost no humidity, and the temperatures are normally pretty mild which I was thinking would help also.

I was hoping to not have to go over 40k. I realize there are 5ers that would hold up better for full time at higher prices. I don't mind the occasional problems, I was just hoping to avoid major catastrophic failures like I was reading in some of the reviews.

We are probably going to wait for a near by rv show so we can get a look at more brands and models.
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