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Old 12-15-2013, 11:05 AM   #15
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RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Fifth-Wheels: Keystone Laredo Quality

You'll want to read this thread, where owners report 0 problems.
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Based on everything I'm reading on that keystone unit, I would close my computer, and go write a check for one TODAY
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Old 12-15-2013, 11:27 AM   #17
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Get the size and features that make you happy

I just purchased my trailer a couple months ago. This was over a year long quest and we did a lot of reading brand specific forums, internet review searches and dealer visits. Once we found our make and model we waited until the fall and bought a '13 model. This enabled us to get a great price on a brand new trailer.
I can say this though. I read good and bad on all the makes. Most people are going to rant about the negatives more often that any positives. Probably 75% of the negatives were about stuff that the manufacturer doesn't have much control of such has AC units, water pumps, heaters etc. Some complaints were of storage space and lay outs. Those are things they should of checked before they bought it.
After we bought bought our Chaparral we took it on a 5 day shakedown trip like what is suggested on many forums. We used the AC , heat and all the features we had. The only issue we had was a water leak that dripped underneath the trailer from the kitchen sink to the gray tank. The dealer fixed it and we went out again for another 5 day trip and everything worked great.
Get whats in your budget and what makes you and mamma happy (especially mamma) and go for it. Just take it for a shakedown trip before adventuring too far off.
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Old 12-15-2013, 11:33 AM   #18
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I just purchased my trailer a couple months ago. This was over a year long quest and we did a lot of reading brand specific forums, internet review searches and dealer visits. Once we found our make and model we waited until the fall and bought a '13 model. This enabled us to get a great price on a brand new trailer.
I can say this though. I read good and bad on all the makes. Most people are going to rant about the negatives more often that any positives. Probably 75% of the negatives were about stuff that the manufacturer doesn't have much control of such has AC units, water pumps, heaters etc. Some complaints were of storage space and lay outs. Those are things they should of checked before they bought it.
After we bought bought our Chaparral we took it on a 5 day shakedown trip like what is suggested on many forums. We used the AC , heat and all the features we had. The only issue we had was a water leak that dripped underneath the trailer from the kitchen sink to the gray tank. The dealer fixed it and we went out again for another 5 day trip and everything worked great.
Get whats in your budget and what makes you and mamma happy (especially mamma) and go for it. Just take it for a shakedown trip before adventuring too far off.
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And it really is a great time to buy right now.
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RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Fifth-Wheels: Keystone Laredo Quality You'll want to read this thread, where owners report 0 problems.
Good reading here from actual owners. The brochure says 50 amp service is now either standard or available, as is a second AC which is almost required in Florida. Thanks for posting.
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We plan to upgrade trailers in a year or two. I am leaning towards a fifth wheel but not opposed TT. From what I have seen Forest River makes the Cardinal and Cedar Creek in TT models. These would defintley be the upper end of TT's. I am also a BIG fan of Holiday Rambler. They used to make a Presidential TT and also the alumascape and Savoy. Not saying these would work for you but these are the ones I have my eye on when it is time to upgrade. I also prefer fiberglass sides and a front cap. It would be nice to have a rear cap too.

Also we have done some extensive looking at the KZ sportsmen models. They are not real high end trailers but I have never met someone who didnt like their KZ. The company supposedly stands behind there product well.

Dont for get the Northwood Artic Fox They seem really plain (which I like) but extremely well built
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Good reading here from actual owners. The brochure says 50 amp service is now either standard or available, as is a second AC which is almost required in Florida. Thanks for posting.
I would want the second ac, even if it's overkill. I would prefer to say "Honey, can you shut off that a/c, I'm freezing!" than "Honey, I shoulda bought that second a/c, can you turn on that fan?"
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ESPECIALLY in Florida, where I have lived, and it's hot, just like here.
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ESPECIALLY in Florida, where I have lived, and it's hot, just like here.
I'm in West Palm and we run the AC about 10 months out of the year. I will be going with 50 amp and 2 ACs for sure.
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We plan to upgrade trailers in a year or two. I am leaning towards a fifth wheel but not opposed TT. From what I have seen Forest River makes the Cardinal and Cedar Creek in TT models. These would defintley be the upper end of TT's. I am also a BIG fan of Holiday Rambler. They used to make a Presidential TT and also the alumascape and Savoy. Not saying these would work for you but these are the ones I have my eye on when it is time to upgrade. I also prefer fiberglass sides and a front cap. It would be nice to have a rear cap too.

Also we have done some extensive looking at the KZ sportsmen models. They are not real high end trailers but I have never met someone who didnt like their KZ. The company supposedly stands behind there product well.

Dont for get the Northwood Artic Fox They seem really plain (which I like) but extremely well built
Hate to burst your bubble but FR doesn't make a TT in the Cedar Creek or Cardinal line.Travel Trailers by Forest River RV
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Hate to burst your bubble but FR doesn't make a TT in the Cedar Creek or Cardinal line.Travel Trailers by Forest River RV
They did a few years back. FR now produces both the Cardinal (we had 2) and Cedar Creek in 5th wheelers.
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Hate to burst your bubble but FR doesn't make a TT in the Cedar Creek or Cardinal line.Travel Trailers by Forest River RV
If they dont currently they definetly used to because I have seen them in campgrounds. They look like an exact twin to the fifth wheel models.
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Hi to all on this thread ! My name is Rusty and I am a fellow RV owner and also a salesman in Southern California. I am sorry if you feel I'm spamming this thread, but I would like to give you some true numbers on what some of you were thinking. The major brand we sell here are Keystone products.
For a lighter weight bumper pull trailer with a rear entertainment Lounge that has dual opposing slides I would recommend looking into the Passport 31RE.
As I am right now looking at the trailer weight and cargo capacity sticker the waiters follows: unloaded vehicle weight is 6120 pounds and the cargo carrying capacity is 1840 pounds. That is from the sticker in the door from DOT.
Now the Cougar High Country 331RES is a little heavier the unloaded wait is 7880 pounds and the cargo carrying capacity is 2060 pounds. This is also per DOT.
This is also a double opposing slide rear entertainment.
I will take a couple of pictures now. I hope they come through. They are both amazing trailers. Me being an RV'er also I do I think but these are very well built units.
First will be the pictures of the Passport Elite, then the Cougar High Country.

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I hope this gives you some more useful information on the weights of these units and a few pictures to show how good these units look. I am also a salesman and would like to earn your business. If you would like to contact me please PM me.
I truly hope I have not offended anybody with this post.
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Never had many issues with trailers I've owned. They were used with most issues already resolved. I never plan on buying a new one.
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