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Old 07-20-2019, 10:21 PM   #1
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Hi all, I've been researching the RV life for about a year and a half. I've been looking at all the different sub cultures of the RV world and keep coming back to Montana fifth wheels. The only thing that has me hesitant is the somewhat subpar reviews of keystone QC and dealer service.
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Old 07-20-2019, 10:27 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum!

Pay your money and take your chances. They all have some issues but its a great lifestyle.
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Old 07-21-2019, 05:53 AM   #3
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'research' 'sub-cultures'? you are overthinking it.



just get a trailer and try it...life is too short.
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Old 07-21-2019, 06:42 AM   #4
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No matter what you buy, be prepared for maintenance and repair requirements and dealer issues. RVs take a beating on the road. Majority of RVers get around dealer service by doing as much maintenance and repairs on their own as possible.
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Old 07-21-2019, 07:42 AM   #5
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Welcome to the forum! Whatever you do, find a good dealer. That's the key to getting issues fixed. This forum can scare you since we have many thousand members and this is where you come for answers to problems, but most of us are quite happy with our rigs and with the service we got from Keystone and our dealer. That's why there are so many repeat owners on here.
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Old 07-21-2019, 10:02 AM   #6
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Welcome to the forum from Arizona and what DQDICK said.
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Old 07-21-2019, 12:29 PM   #7
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Trevor-- Welcome to the Forum! All this stuff you read about QC and etc comes from someone that is displeased with their unit and have to let everyone know about it. What you don't read is just how many folk are totally pleased with their unit and just don't do any posting on it. The Keystone Montana would not be the number one selling fifth wheel for 12 year's straight if it were not a good unit. There are problems with any and every brand of RV and some more than others but the postings here complaining about a problem or something they expected the unit to be and is not is only a fraction of the buyers that you do not hear from that are satisfied and enjoying the heck out of their units.
As others have posted here, you need to find a dealer that you can trust, has good service both from the sales person and the techs back in the shop and they will work with you on both pricing and future service. There are some dealers out there that give you a good story but cannot carry through with their promises and service they have promised you.
Good luck on your choice and we hope you do buy a Montana because you can get all the support you need here on the Forum from those that already own a Montana and if you have any questions concerning yours just ask away and you'll get answers from the experts-- actual Montana owners.
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Old 08-09-2019, 09:21 PM   #8
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Hello,
We did a lot of research on different brands, types, floor plans, etc., and ultimately bought a used 2001 3255RL. The few issues that have popped up over the couple of years, my wife and I have fixed. We are very pleased with it. Based on our experience, we will be looking for another Montana when we pulled the plug and go full time. 2x DQDick and Rondo. Good luck!
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