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Old 03-11-2015, 07:38 AM   #1
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Montana width

A salesman told me that Montana's are now all 100 inches wide, not just the Big Sky. I looked at the brochure and can't find verification of this. True or false?
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Old 03-11-2015, 09:10 AM   #2
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I have a 2015 and it is still "96 frame,and when I bought mine the Only Montana with 100in frame was the Big Sky and the High Country Which I thought was strange because the High Country is the "entry model" Monty ,I WISH the Montana/Legacy was 100in......2016's will be/are 100in maybe?????
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Old 03-11-2015, 09:56 AM   #3
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2015 High Country is 100"
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Old 03-11-2015, 10:42 AM   #4
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I have a 2015 and it is still "96 frame,and when I bought mine the Only Montana with 100in frame was the Big Sky and the High Country Which I thought was strange because the High Country is the "entry model" Monty ,I WISH the Montana/Legacy was 100in......2016's will be/are 100in maybe?????
We agree with what Jimmy has said, kind of strange, but when we bought our 2015 we weren't going to let that 4" change our decision.
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Old 03-11-2015, 12:39 PM   #5
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Yep I agree Darwin,I have friends with a SOB with a 100in frame and it does make a little difference in space(hallway going to bedroom, wider bathroom,but you are right it did not sway me from the 96in Monty but it would have been nice
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I have a 2015 and it is still "96 frame,and when I bought mine the Only Montana with 100in frame was the Big Sky and the High Country Which I thought was strange because the High Country is the "entry model" Monty ,I WISH the Montana/Legacy was 100in......2016's will be/are 100in maybe?????
We agree with what Jimmy has said, kind of strange, but when we bought our 2015 we weren't going to let that 4" change our decision.
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Old 03-11-2015, 03:04 PM   #6
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2016 High Country is supposed to be back to 96". The Keystone rep told me that the Big Sky was also 96". We were disappointed in the High Country going from 100" to 96" the most. The only thing I can figure is people have complained that they were too wide. I don't know. Our salesman told me that after adding slide awning to both sides to a 100" wide body, it would actually be wider than the law allows in a lot of states. Again, I don't know.
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Old 03-11-2015, 04:21 PM   #7
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Not sure if that is the reason they are not 100in because 4 other SOB's I know are 100in+ frames (Jayco is 102in)unless those Mfg's choose to cheat a little
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2016 High Country is supposed to be back to 96". The Keystone rep told me that the Big Sky was also 96". We were disappointed in the High Country going from 100" to 96" the most. The only thing I can figure is people have complained that they were too wide. I don't know. Our salesman told me that after adding slide awning to both sides to a 100" wide body, it would actually be wider than the law allows in a lot of states. Again, I don't know.
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Old 03-11-2015, 04:24 PM   #8
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quote: Our salesman told me that after adding slide awning to both sides to a 100" wide body, it would actually be wider than the law allows in a lot of states.
I've heard that also. I have a 100" wide 305RL and haven't had any problems. But, I would hate to have to remove an awning or rent an escort just to get out of that state! So I did an internet search...

Many states are 102" max
Many states are 102" max, safety equipment excluded (lights and mirrors)
Many states are 102" max, appurtenances (accessories such as awnings) excluded
Several states are 96" max, and 102" max on designated roads

Here's the reference: http://drivinglaws.aaa.com/laws/trailer-dimensions/

Does anyone know of anyone being stopped or cited for this?



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Old 03-11-2015, 04:39 PM   #9
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Big Sky is the only 100in wide coach.
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Old 03-11-2015, 06:40 PM   #10
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No, the 2014 and 2015 year models of the High Country are 100" wide. They went back to 96" for the 2016 model.

Here's a link to the 2014 brochure. The width is stated on page 11.
http://www.keystonerv.com/media/8622...chure_2014.pdf


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Old 03-12-2015, 08:48 AM   #11
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Even the 2015 (and possibly older) Keystone Sprinter Copper Canyon is/was 100". It was even called the Wide Body. I would imagine that there have been several rigs built over 96" in recent years. I am curious to know if the new Big Sky units go back to 96". That is what I was told.
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Old 03-17-2015, 02:37 PM   #12
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I should have said, still in production.
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Old 03-18-2015, 06:24 AM   #13
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Actually, a Keystone rep told me back in December that the Big Sky is going back to 96" as well. He said it is on the same line as the Montana High Country and it would not work having different widths on the same line and that is why the High Country went back to 96" also.

Once the new ones start hitting the lots, we will know for sure.
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