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Old 01-31-2010, 01:22 AM   #1
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Montana's forward living with 5 slides

What is the popular opinion on the 5 slide forward living model?? Mary and I say WOW can we be bought or what.
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Old 01-31-2010, 01:38 AM   #2
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I hate that walk thru bath room. I prefer a seperate privey. I need a good recliner to relaz in. One less couch and 2 recliners would be nice. Plus I'd have to wear a helmet all the time cause I know I'd be hitting my head on that curb side bedroom slide. Thats the side that you're always on. When I go on the other side I programmed my mind to duck. With the time spent on the curb side, I'd end up hunch back. Otherwise, DW loves the livingroom and bedroom.
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Old 01-31-2010, 02:12 AM   #3
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The basement area is a good deal smaller than other units. There is an additional outdoor storage compartment under the bed but it takes away from the under bed storage inside. I also agree about the bath. The toilet and washer need to be swapped and the toilet should be enclosed. I would also miss the recliner.
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Old 01-31-2010, 02:22 AM   #4
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I believe the popular opinion should be your own. They make so many different models for so many different people. What appeals to us may not be what appeals to you.
We didn't like the exposed toilet, but that may not bother someone else.
Honestly, if that was what we wanted and liked, I'd satisfy ourselves.
We have friends in our resort here that live in an sob fl and they love it!
You are the ones that you have to please, I'd say go for it!
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Old 01-31-2010, 02:31 AM   #5
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Had a TT with that walk thru bath for amost 15 years! LOVED IT! Why?? Because the bath was so large. After an experience of hiking in the rain and trying to peal off wet blue jeans in a bath that you could barely stand in, (wiggle room - NOT), I loved that big room with oodles of wiggle room.

Steve is right, the unit that fits you is what you should get, but asking for feed back is a very good thing too, might point out some characterstic about the unit that might not be "perfect" that you overlook (Been there, done that! )

Have fun shoppin!
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Old 01-31-2010, 02:48 AM   #6
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I believe you need to decide on the pro/cons of any floorplan based on your needs. My DW and I traded our 3400RL on the 3750FL we currently own. No regrets. I am a rather large fellow, and enjoy the openess of the bathroom. The basement is smaller, but I am able to put all my chairs/tables/ladder in the storage bin that accompanies the bedroom slide. You just need to adapt to it. I also like the 2nd door into the bath area. It could come in handy as a mud room when we take the dogs.

Again, to each his own.

One issue Keystone missed when building these units is the glass on the bath door. You can see thru it from the outside. I contacted Keystone, and they are aware of this problem. We are looking at rectifying this with either a shade, our window film.

PM me if you would like some more info on the unit.

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Old 01-31-2010, 05:06 AM   #7
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We always Liked the front living room and would have purchased the previous model Front living room but it was discontinued before we purchased. The present floor plan had some things in it we do not prefer as do other models. If that floor plan is what you like then go for it.
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Old 01-31-2010, 07:18 AM   #8
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There are a few things that I don't like about that Montana:

-When travelling, you cannot get to the refrig or bathroom without putting out a slide...or doing some climbing.

-Can't see the TV when at the table.

-During the day, we make numerous trips between the LR, kitchen, and outside, with fewer trips to the bathroom. With this layout those trips would not be as convenient.

But, I'm not going to buy one of these models...if you like and it fits your live style, have at it.

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Old 01-31-2010, 09:15 AM   #9
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I really like it! For us it would be a good floorplan.
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Old 01-31-2010, 10:56 AM   #10
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TLightning-

You can access the fridge or the bathroom thru either door on this unit. The bathroom/fridge are not part of a slide on this floorplan.
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Old 01-31-2010, 11:29 AM   #11
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I think all the Montana floorplans are great. It's always a tough decision when buying.
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Old 01-31-2010, 12:00 PM   #12
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TLightning-

You can access the fridge or the bathroom thru either door on this unit. The bathroom/fridge are not part of a slide on this floorplan.
Didn't even notice the other door!
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Old 01-31-2010, 03:40 PM   #13
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I saw that model at our dealer in the showroom. There is a lot less storage in the storage bay. I'm only 5'8" and had to duck standing up from the couch so my head would not hit the slide in the living room. The Bathroom was OK. If I remember the bed is way high from the floor. Also ... the slides in the livingroom have cables and pulleys to operate them (not hydraulic). I would never want those on my fiver.
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Old 02-01-2010, 01:28 PM   #14
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We are looking at this model right, and are hesitating about placing an order, because of the lack of Easy Chairs in the Living room. Lets take out 1 couch. Does Montana read these topics?

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Old 02-01-2010, 05:02 PM   #15
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We saw the model at the Tampa show. While we liked some aspects of the front living room, for us it is all about visibility. You don't have a big picture window on the front (for obvious reasons!) and what we love about our 365REQ is with the TV down we have windows in all directions from our living room. Don't need those views from the bedroom!
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:05 PM   #16
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If Keystone needs some publicity on this one Iíd be happy to swap them for what Iíve got Title for Title of course!

I donít think we would mind the walk through bath where I believe it gives more room that way. As far as the extra slide goes I think I would soon program myself to be careful although it might take a hit or two then I would come around.
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Old 02-05-2010, 09:40 AM   #17
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Thanks for all the in put on this rig. I was just asking to see what folks thought about this floor plan.
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Old 02-06-2010, 10:24 AM   #18
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If Keystone needs some publicity on this one Iíd be happy to swap them for what Iíve got Title for Title of course!

I donít think we would mind the walk through bath where I believe it gives more room that way. As far as the extra slide goes I think I would soon program myself to be careful although it might take a hit or two then I would come around.

I agree 100%. I have owned a FL Monty for the past 6 years and have enjoyed the layout. Yes we have had to store some larger items under the bed that would have normally fit in other areas, but we enjoy the living room area and the view from high up above the other campers. Right now we are not in the market to trade up to a newer model or we would have this one on our short list. The FL campers get lots of people stopping by wanting to see the inside because they are different with the two front slides.
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Old 02-06-2010, 06:17 PM   #19
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We finally saw one on a lot in Parker. I like it except for the lack of recliners in the livingroom.
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Old 02-10-2010, 02:44 PM   #20
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We liked the floor plan so much that we went and bought one! It fit our needs very well. The rig was a huge hit at the Grand Rapids RV show where we saw it. We take delivery first week in March and can't wait!
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