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Old 05-22-2018, 10:04 AM   #1
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Short quality 5th wheel

So Iíll start off by saying Iíve only owned Keystone campers. Generally Iím ok with that. Had some big issues, but really which company donít?
However in the next year or two, my camping situation will be changing with the kids getting older.

The wife and I want a decent quality short fifth wheel. Like 28Ē short. We still camp east coast state parks 90% of the time out. Donít be led to think Iím looking for something for a half ton truck because we want a shorter campsite model. But we also donít need a luxury model with 3-4 slide outs.

We were recently inside a Fox Mountain 235RLS and absolutely love the floor plan/layout. One slide, and enough room for the both of us. Closest dealer is in the next state basically.

So does anyone know of a similar size and layout Keystone that I should look at?
Iíve seen some older cougars that were short, but havenít seen a shorty at the local lots.

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Old 05-22-2018, 10:26 AM   #2
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Here's a link to Keystone 5th wheels. Just look over each model; all the floorplans are included for each one along with the specs.

https://www.keystonerv.com/fifth-wheels/
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Old 05-22-2018, 03:16 PM   #3
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I had tried that once before, but just re-examined their site. I must be in a minority wanting a shorty, since most keystone lines start at 34-35 feet. They only offer a couple at 31í, and none of those the wife likes.

If you click fifth wheel and move the slider down to 30í, there are no matching criteria, so I guess I shouldnít have asked the question.
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Old 05-22-2018, 04:53 PM   #4
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Look at the 25res

under 30' total length.
if your up for used then maybe the 279rkswe as well

Shipping Weight
7500
Carrying Capacity
2500
Hitch
1500
Length
29' 7"
Height
11' 8"
Fresh Water
60
Waste Water
30
Gray Water
60
LPG
60
Tire-Size
ST225/75R15E
Sleeping Capacity
6
Region
East
Stock Only
No
Most Popular
Yes
New
No
Bunkhouse
No
Interior Kitchen
Standard Kitchen
Outdoor Kitchen
Yes
Front Living Area
No
RV Type
Fifth Wheels
Brands
Cougar Half-Ton
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Old 05-26-2018, 09:09 PM   #5
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We really like our Cougar 279RKSWE. Rear kitchen design has the most usable counter space. Dinette and sofa are in the living room slide. Bedroom has a closet slide. Lots of storage and very comfortable on long trips. Best part is the fridge and bathroom are accessible without having to open the slide. Makes on the road lunch stops super easy.
Reasonably light weight and easy to pull and maneuver.
Main box is 27 ft plus the 3 ft overhang into the truck.
Makes a great couples RV.
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Old 05-28-2018, 03:30 AM   #6
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We were in the same situation as the OP- looking for SHORT.

Until recently we only had truck campers. We highly value mobility, rarely staying in one place more than 1-2 nights. That is what TCs do best.

But SWMBO wanted a true bathroom (not a "wet" bathroom), a couch to sit on and a bed that she didn't have to climb up into.

Found a VGC, barely used 2016 Cougar 25RKS, just under 28'. We had looked at Fox Mountain units but they are very difficult to find in the east and prices are about double compared to what we spent.

Waiting to get away........



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