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ktmrfs

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PButler96 wrote:

Never owned one but did own another Keystone brand TT. Springdale is a basic stick and tin trailer, the brand is at the bottom of the Keystone barrel. That's if one believes they have a top of the barrel line. Keystone support after the sale is almost non existent if one is worried about such things. Anyone who pays even close to the number published by Keystone for that POS has rocks in their head.


we've got a keystone outback, 10 years old, 50K miles or so on it, only issue we had was clear coat pealing on the wheels, Keystone replaced the wheels no questions asked, no hassle, along with paying for mounting tires and balancing them.

Oh, and after 10 years I did need to replace the awing fabric, but that was on my own nickel.

A good friend of ours had a springdale for many years. Was very happy with it, he never mentioned any reliability concerns or problems with it, and was pretty picky.

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chiefneon wrote:

Howdy!

You might want to consider that Keystone is closing some of there plants before by one. Check the link below.

Keystone plants closing

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Affects 300 out of 5300 line workers, they're not going out of business just shuttering overflow plants. They'll open then back up if FEMA has a big order or economic conditions improve. Other manufacturers are cutting production to 4 or even 3 days a week, Keystone is just big enough they can achieve the same kinds of cutbacks by closing entire facilities and running their remaining plants at 4 days a week thus reducing overhead for benefits.


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ktmrfs wrote:

depends on what is important to you. For us access to seating, fridge, beds, bath and panty with the slide(s) in is very very very high priority for rest/lunch stops etc. It may not be for you, that is for you to decide.

It's not clear what is accessible with the slide in.

Next, usually trailers with similar designs have a exit door in the bedroom for emergency exit in case of fire etc. Looks like this is lacking that which means the bedroom emergency exit is out through a windows if there is anything (fire/smoke) blocking the access to the door.

There is a reason many trailers with similar designs are on the lot with slides OPEN, easy to overlook what it's like with slides closed.


A panty with a slide!????????


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Of course they are displayed to their best advantage. Who wouldn't?


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ktmrfs wrote:

Next, usually trailers with similar designs have a exit door in the bedroom for emergency exit in case of fire etc. Looks like this is lacking that which means the bedroom emergency exit is out through a windows if there is anything (fire/smoke) blocking the access to the door.


9 times out of 10 an extra door is a waste of space. If the fire is nipping at my heels, I'll go out the window and deal with the consequences but never heard of anyone ever actually needing to use one, so not a major concern.


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valhalla360 wrote:


9 times out of 10 an extra door is a waste of space.


Yep, you really can't use that space inside the door for storage of any sort - It needs to remain clear for access.

Typically, a door isn't as well-insulated, air tight or water tight as a solid wall, either.

Not only does the door itself add extra weight, but now you've also got the weight of a second set of entryway steps.

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Skibane wrote:

valhalla360 wrote:


9 times out of 10 an extra door is a waste of space.


Yep, you really can't use that space inside the door for storage of any sort - It needs to remain clear for access.

Typically, a door isn't as well-insulated, air tight or water tight as a solid wall, either.

Not only does the door itself add extra weight, but now you've also got the weight of a second set of entryway steps.


agreed. that's why we focused on trailers with ONE door and full access to fridge, stove, microwave, dinette, bath, bedroom and pantry via the entrance door with the slide(s) IN. Great for rest stops, and when we want and easy and quick take off on the departure morning, we are hooked up, slides in, ready to go after a quick breakfast.

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