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Old 01-10-2018, 07:25 AM   #15
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I am zero help here, I have a 99 Jayco and my friend has a 11 Keystone. I think both are top notch. Does it come down to dry weight or storage spaces?
storage space and finish.

Both are VERY VERY similar however jayco has a little better finish / storage space with 2 year warranty; however the Keystone has the 7 point auto leveling system.
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Old 01-10-2018, 07:26 AM   #16
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Cougar floor plan is nicer IMO. Jaycos 2 yr warranty is nice. You take your chances I guess.
I do like cougar! however I don't think they have a RB option like the outback, I could be wrong.
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Old 01-10-2018, 07:30 AM   #17
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Tank location is pretty important too if you have to travel with contents. I usually ran the trailers with just enough water in the fresh tank to flush the toilet if needed on the road. I do about the same with the MH. I don't boon-dock but have. I like RC airplanes and have been to a couple meets with a TT but not with the MH. But for towing weight I would think you would dump before leaving.

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I would need too seeing how i Have a half ton pick up.
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Old 01-10-2018, 10:58 AM   #18
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I had a similar issue a couple months ago when we purchased our Keystone Cougar. However, we were looking at bunkhouse models.

We liked what we found in the Keystone model more than the Jayco. There are just little touches that made it the better choice. For us, it was the porcelain toilet and the king size bed, but it's different for everybody.

Walk both trailers, and write down the touches that you feel are must haves. Go with the one that has a longer list/feels better. You really can't do wrong by either company.
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Old 01-10-2018, 11:10 AM   #19
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I had a similar issue a couple months ago when we purchased our Keystone Cougar. However, we were looking at bunkhouse models.

We liked what we found in the Keystone model more than the Jayco. There are just little touches that made it the better choice. For us, it was the porcelain toilet and the king size bed, but it's different for everybody.

Walk both trailers, and write down the touches that you feel are must haves. Go with the one that has a longer list/feels better. You really can't do wrong by either company.
Thanks for the response...

its hard to make a choice seeing how they're both good choices.
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Great point!!!
You will be in the rain anyway while unhooking your trailer. To me the auto levelers are just something else that can go wrong. Manual jacks are very easy and trouble free. Back in, wait for the rain to either stop or back off and your good to go.
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Old 01-11-2018, 11:55 AM   #21
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You will be in the rain anyway while unhooking your trailer. To me the auto levelers are just something else that can go wrong. Manual jacks are very easy and trouble free. Back in, wait for the rain to either stop or back off and your good to go.
Does an electronic auto leveling system have any benefits to it what so ever?
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I don't know about the Keystone build...but the Jayco roof look pretty strong



And the custom frame

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Does an electronic auto leveling system have any benefits to it what so ever?
Oh My, yes!!

You can:
A. With the Level-up...Roll-up, hit 1 button and you're level in about 2 minutes.
Or
B. With no leveling system,...Roll-up and use ramps to level left/right (the stabilizer jacks are not made to support the RV - they only stop rocking)...driving back and forward to set the ramps. Then drop the tongue to use the tongue-jack to level front/rear.
Then finish by lowering the stab jacks to stop rocking.

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Does an electronic auto leveling system have any benefits to it what so ever?
When they work, they are great. When they have an issue, hang on to your pocketbook. Leveling a camping trailer manually is not a big deal.
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I know this tread is old but what did you decide to purchase?

We are the owners of a 2018 Keystone Outback 266RB and love it!
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