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Old 01-15-2016, 05:54 AM   #1
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Montana Front Kitchen RV of the Year

http://www.rvbusiness.com/2016/01/rv...tchen-montana/
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Old 01-15-2016, 06:41 AM   #2
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Interesting concept. I can't find anything on Keystone's website on it yet. Wonder what the pin weight is going to be?

Edit: Found it. 2810lbs supposedly.
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Old 01-15-2016, 06:59 AM   #3
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We sat in one at the Wichita RV show. I guess the fact the seating around the dining table is less than user friendly and looking at bug guts on the window while eating might make lesser of a meal to some wasn't an issue to the judges. It is an interesting flip of floor plans though. The statement leading to the marketing that Keystone has the only automotive front window isn't exactly accurate. Crossroads Rushmore models have 3 front window coaches.
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Old 01-15-2016, 12:20 PM   #4
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Saw at the Tampa RV show and the wife really liked it.
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Old 01-15-2016, 02:09 PM   #5
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People complained about the upstairs living rooms also but there are people who like that. I am sure the upstairs kitchen will be the same. Lots of different people with lots of different ideas on what they want. I myself really like the raised rear living room that gives you a ton of basement storage in the back of the unit and by being able to distribute weight better (behind the axles) you can possibly reduce pin weight. It is just to big for some of the places we want to travel.
On this new model I am curious if the front window has any type of insulation properties or if the sun will bake the kitchen with heat. Pardon the pun.
After rereading the article it said something about an electric operated shade.


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Old 01-15-2016, 03:25 PM   #6
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We liked it when we saw it but we both thought we'd pull the U-shaped dinette and install a regular dining table with chair. I agree with dieselguy about sitting there looking out the window and seeing the remains of the bugs that sacrificed their lives on the window. Maybe they could put the tear away window covers on the window like they do on the NASCAR cars. Of course you'd have to have a ladder to get upt here to peel it off each time you set up IF you wanted a clean window.
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Rondo you would think they could put up a removable cover like we used on our Jetboats to protect the windows while trailer ing the boats down the road. We used color matching soft top material that matched the boat, looks quite nice. I do like the tear off idea.

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Old 01-15-2016, 06:47 PM   #8
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The Rushmore Fithwheel model as mentioned, had the front kitchen with large window for three or four years. I believe Thor bought their parent company. Biggest complaints I read were the extreme heat generated by the window and highway dings.
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Old 01-16-2016, 01:30 AM   #9
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With Keystones record on installing electrical and plumbing, I'll be interested in what problems, if any, surface over time.
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