Originally Posted by ShoelaceExpr
We found a used 2014 Keystone Sprinter 316BIK. We haven't seen it yet, but have been informed by the dealer that it's "barely used, like new, no concerns with it". Of course they will say that.
Does anyone have experience with this model? Anything you really like? don't like? What should we watch for in this used model?
We have a 2015 model. From what the Keystone website has, it looks like identical floorplan as our except the rear slide out has a couch where ours has a bunk.
We love ours. It was our first camper, is way way more than we need but will be a great long term camper for us. We have slept 8 or 9 people in it at the State Fair very comfortably.
Pros: Very nice fit and finish in my opinion. Normal camper material leave a little to be desired but can't complain with anything I've seen so far. Love the outdoor kitchen but the trailer sits higher than other campers I have seen, so the counter tops are too high for shorter people. Pulls better than my in-laws 26' did. I won't go into what I'm pulling it with so we don't side track the post. Yes I'm legal
Seems to pull better with water than without but need to pull empty again to be sure. Bluetooth stereo, awning speakers, a range and grill outside are awesome. Comfy couch, nice island, lots of nice little "hmm they must have listened to a customer suggestion here, there, and there..."
Cons: Could use another A/C, struggles to keep up even in the northern climate in decent shade. It's not unbearable but it gets warmer during the day, just start early and keep it running. Queen bed takes up the whole master bed, its kind of tough to get around to the other side of the bed. (or just tell DH to roll over). It's long and its tall (not really a complaint) and therefore tends to catch a lot of wind. Wouldn't run without sway control and WD bars.
All in all the only thing I wish we had was just a little more room in the master bed, a few more lights in cabinents (stick on LED's work fine) and that the LED strips were both at the base and roller end of the awning depending on whether its retracted or extended. Would like to see better speakers, and volume balance, in the awning. (to hear outside its two times too loud inside). And I would like a longer gas hose for the rear grill to be able to move around depending on wind direction.
Everything with the exception the the master bedroom walk around size is easily modified and some has been. Haven't regretted it for a second.
If you have specific questions ask away. Happy Camping.