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Old 07-27-2021, 09:41 AM   #1
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Long time lurker here. 3 summers ago my family purchased our first RV of any kind. We bought a 2019 Keystone Passport 2950BHWE from Apache in Everett, wa.

My family (we have 2 kids under 7) have enjoyed the trailer (love the layout) for the last 3 summers doing mostly long weekend trips around Washington including places like Deception Pass, Grayland, Ike Kinswa, Lake Chelan, Sun Lakes, Bumping Lake and even Sekui for a guys weekend of salmon fishing. This year we have done longer trips with a 10 day trip to the Tetons, 7 days split between Ike Kinswa on Mayfield lake and Lincoln City on the Oregon Coast as well as 6 days on Lake Chelan.

We originally had a 2012 F150 5.0 which put us over payload so the same summer I bought the trailer I upgraded to a 2019 F150 with 3.5EB and 1838 pounds of payload. We are right at the limits of payload and the truck tows the trailer decently. I would prefer a 3/4 or 1 ton truck but also commute in my truck parking in a downtown parking garage.

The primary reason for joining now is that I am a little worried with the quality of the Keystone Passport. The floors are soft (have been since day one, I assume do to thin OSB), little trim pieces inside and out seem to be loosening, etc.. We haven't actually had any major issues. That said I am still worried and may try to take advantage of the market, being done with camping this year and selling while things are still in good shape. That means potentially selling the trailer now with the hope that prices/the market come back to reality a little bit by next camping season. It is a gamble but I may even be willing to wait another year to buy a replacement.

Based on my overall perception of the quality in the Keystone product both from a core construction and fit/finish, I will likely turn my attention to one of the Oregon builders (Nash/ORV). I know this means downsizing the trailer if I want to continue to towing with truck but I after spending time in ours, figuring out what we use and don't use I think something like a Nash 24B would be ideal. We need bunks, we love the flip up bunk/rear storage door on ours which the Nash has. We will want a walk around bed and believe storage is more valuable that just about any other feature in a trailer. We rarely if ever use the outside stove on ours so an outside kitchen doesn't provide much value although I will miss my outdoor beer fridge. I will look forward to easier parking and fitting in more campsites as well. My hope is my loaded weight of a trailer like the 24B Nash or ORV 23DBS will be close to the same as my loaded weight of my 2950 passport. Hopefully similar weight with the smaller/shorter box will keep the towability the same or slightly improve.

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Old 07-27-2021, 09:59 AM   #3
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Hi Brett! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us!

Not familiar with that rig so can't offer any help.

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Old 07-27-2021, 12:05 PM   #4
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Take a look at Lance trailers.
They have one bunk house model.
More $$, but better build.
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Old 07-27-2021, 01:12 PM   #5
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Take a look at Lance trailers.
They have one bunk house model.
More $$, but better build.
I was just looking last night. I really liked the 2445 other than lack of counter space. That and I almost choked when I saw the price. They must be another 20 grand more than a comparable size northwood/nash.
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Welcome! Good to hear all of you are enjoying the RV lifestyle. I hope you find a unit you can be happy with, having to do repairs and put up with shoddy construction is not fun at all.
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Welcome to the forum and good luck with the "plan".

You are joining a good group of friends here with good information to share. Read the various threads here and ask questions as they come up, or add information if you can.

Good luck and enjoy the adventure!
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