View Full Version : Residence or Retreat Quality

03-17-2021, 05:57 PM
Hello all. I was wondering if anyone could tell me what the difference is between the Residence and Retreat lines? They seem to be very similar and have similar floor plans. We are looking for something that will be permanently kept at a campground.

Also, how is the quality in these? It seems across the industry quality is very hit or miss and has declined in general the past few years. We are looking for a mid bunk layout destination/park model style to replace our 2008 Breckinridge. We have had no issues with that but what something with a layout better suited to our family but am a little hesitant given some of the things Iíve read about new rvís (not necessarily Keystone specifically).

Steve Paul
04-01-2021, 03:59 AM
Hi, We just purchased a Residence 40Loft. The only difference that I have been able to see, is the internal finishing. Different cabinet materials and couch material. We looked at both and like the residence better as it looked more like a home. Everything else I think is the same.
We had to travel 3 hours to see the Residence as they are not located in our area. The night before we looked at the Retreat 39loft and it just didn't looked as finished as the Residence.
I hope that helps.:)

04-01-2021, 06:45 AM
I'll "date myself" with this, but it's very similar to the automobile manufacturing brand philosophy:

If you remember the Chevrolet's Biscayne, Bel Aire and Impala or Pontiac's Catalina, Starfire and Bonneville or Ford's Custom, Custom 500 and Galaxy and Mercury's Montclair, Montego and Monterey...

The Chevy and Pontiac had "the same bones with different lipstick"

Same with Ford and Mercury....

You can consider that the Residence and the Retreat are "essentially the same bones with different lipstick"...