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Old 10-12-2017, 12:02 AM   #61
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No, My next one will be a Grand Design.
If you think they don't have problems ~~ anyway hope you get yours home from the dealer unlike this couple ...
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:53 AM   #62
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We have been perfectly satisfied with our 2006 2955RL, and haven't found anything we like better. That said, I'm not sure I would buy a new Montana, as the quality seems to,have slipped from when we bought ours.
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:01 AM   #63
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Well sir all I can offer you is my experience..bought a 2004 Foretravel...with 2 yr warranty. Radiator leak, frame rusted out, black water tank refab., refrig. not cooling, sound system replaced (Bose), front a/c replaced, satellite TV manu. went out of business this required replacing, awning repair, steering box replaced, rear brake pads did not slide (these were inspected prior to purchase and at each service)...ate into rotor and these were replaced...yearly service = $1400.00. The total for ONE YEAR of ownership..to include monthly note, insurance, repairs, = $40,000.00...that was with the warranty company picking up a good portion of the major repair bills. Foretravel is a top of the line DP..however even now they are having huge quality issues...to the point I became concerned about the future of the company...and I live in the town where Foretravel is manu.. I decided to sell the unit, it was an awesome coach...the wife cried about it but the numbers just could not support continued ownership unless I had the deep pockets necessary to foot $150.00/hr repair shop bills..which I don't. So I felt it prudent to sell. Just my 2 cents. Have a good friend who purchased a $175,00.00 Allegro...on maiden voyage a/c leaked through the roof and engine stalled on the highway ( he as lucky enough to get it out of traffic), and the rv had to be towed..which towing a motorhome is an adventure all in itself...you DO NOT just hook up and go... I felt it was a better choice for me to go 5er..so here I am. Have 2017 SW F250 powerstroke...which is a sometimes daily driver so dually was not practical for me..hopefully this will be adequate for pulling 3160rl which is what I am looking at.
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Old 10-12-2017, 01:22 PM   #64
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" This is our second Montana. We purchase based on what we need ( floorplan) and price. We would purchase any brand in the price range if it met our needs. It has been Montana twice. Guess you could say best bang for the buck. "


We posted this earlier in this thread. We will not be purchasing a Rv of any brand as our Rv experience is drawing to a close however I would probably purchase another Montana if we were to buy another RV. The primary reason is we are certain that we would have no better luck with any brand in the price range. Unlike some we have had good customer service from keystone on both our Montana's not to say we always got our way in fact we were denied repair of our problem at this fall rally and that was not the first time. Our major problem with both our Montana's was holding tank failures, many of them , Side wall separation along the front side both of them. There were scores of other things most of which most of us have had. The best investment we made was the extended warranty on both of them. We had thousands of $$$ in repair cost of which maybe 500.00 was out of pocket in
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IMO there has been great improvement in technology since 2006 but I see little if any improvement in build quality. We had the same issues with our 2006 3400 that we have with our 13 3402.We have traveled over 100K miles since 2006 in two Montana's and two trucks. We also owned four Rv prior to the two Montana's. They had some problems also although we did not use them as much.


So we would buy another Montana(I think) because I do not believe we would have any better luck with another brand. We have had good service from Keystone, not perfect but good.
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Old 10-12-2017, 01:59 PM   #65
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If you think they don't have problems ~~ anyway hope you get yours home from the dealer unlike this couple ...
The back wall of my 2015 Montana 3790 would have been like this to if I didn't catch it in time.
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Old 10-12-2017, 02:07 PM   #66
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so here I am. Have 2017 SW F250 powerstroke...which is a sometimes daily driver so dually was not practical for me..hopefully this will be adequate for pulling 3160rl which is what I am looking at.
I might suggest you drop by the section of this forum, Tow Vehicles. Take your truck to a set of scales and get actual weights. Look inside the drivers door jam and get the GVWR rating and subtract the truck weight from the GVWR. That number is the most your truck can weigh.

The 3160RL is close to what I have, a 3150RL. My pin weight is 32-3400lbs. Almost a 1000lbs over what the brochure says the "dry" weight is.

With a F250 you probably need to be shopping for a High Country and not a real Montana. Also need to consider what axle ratio you have?

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Old 10-13-2017, 04:54 AM   #67
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Old 10-13-2017, 05:08 AM   #68
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If you think they don't have problems ~~ anyway hope you get yours home from the dealer unlike this couple ...





Hi

It seems that most of the people her miss the point about the problems encountered with a new unit.

Itís about the way the manufacturer corrects the defects not the fact that there are defects.

I would have no complaint or animosity toward Keystone / Thor had they corrected in a timely manner the problems discovered at the PDI and after for the first year.

I purchased a new car for wife in 2012.

It had problems the dealer correct them quickly except for one. They worked on that problem for 12 months. The manufacturer sent a team of service personnel to the dealer twice with no result. They determined it to be a design defect as all the rest of the same model and serial number group had the same problems that could not be corrected.

The manufacturer had provided a rental car free of charge during the time they had her car in the shop.

The manufacturer refunded all our money except the taxes and title fees. I donít finance motor vehicles so there wasnít any cost on that part.

I will let you guess where we purchased the replacement car.

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Old 10-16-2017, 09:48 PM   #69
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I would buy another but Montana has removed our floor plan for the last few years so we will stay with what we have till it falls apart. We full time in cold country so if we can't find a good used 2010 then we will just have to move to a seniors residence as I can't travel due to a stroke.
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Old 10-16-2017, 10:15 PM   #70
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We are on our second and last Montana. Another 5 years and we will probably give up RV'ing. Started with a 2001 2880 bought 1 year old in excellent shape, no problems for 9 years other than a leak in the top corner when we traded in for a new 3000RK in 2010. Like Rich we had kitchen tank replaced in 2015 and other minor problems. We liked the finish inside and I thought they were very nice trailers.The 2010 has been down to Arizona for 3 months for 5 years and across the United States twice with no problems. It still looks new on the outside since it is under cover when not being used. It is a pleasure to use and have enjoyed the features it has. The chairs haven't worn well and the king bed sags, but we put a 2" foam topper on it and that works fine. Don't want to buy new chairs or bed due to budget restrictions. Other than that we are proud owners of our Montana's.
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