Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
 

Go Back   Keystone RV Forums > Keystone Fleet | Keystone RV Models > Travel Trailers
Click Here to Login

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-03-2022, 05:00 PM   #41
Gunny Mike
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Peru
Posts: 118
We had problems with our Outback 341RD and I would bring it back to the dealer as quickly as possible for a warranty repair. Bring it back again around the 11 month time period if you have a 12 month warranty like we had on ours. We wanted better quality then our first TT which was a Fleetwood Prowler. That one was a leaker where the windows leaked constantly. Found out later that the wood screws were not even holding and were over tightened at the factory.
Gunny Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2022, 03:26 PM   #42
outback quality
Gone Traveling
 
Join Date: Jun 2022
Location: brandon
Posts: 22
outback quality

@cascadia........no I did not buy this junker at Coos Bay...im in central Canada.
a lot of comments about older campers,even 2 years older ones,you really have to look at the new ones today.....just the last couple years have become such cheap material.
Today i was on a road trip 7 hours ,and pulled in at a big RV dealer and took a look around ,there were several Outbacks,and yup....same junk quality.
I agree with one comment on people having to stop buying and putting up with the industry crap quality.
Maybe there should be a reality show or camper tv show doing ratings etc.
joining a forum is probably too late for most people as they have probably already bought and then join a forum with the brand they bought.
outback quality is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2022, 04:12 PM   #43
wiredgeorge
Senior Member
 
wiredgeorge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Mico, TX
Posts: 5,616
Quote:
Originally Posted by outback quality View Post
@cascadia........no I did not buy this junker at Coos Bay...im in central Canada.
a lot of comments about older campers,even 2 years older ones,you really have to look at the new ones today.....just the last couple years have become such cheap material.
Today i was on a road trip 7 hours ,and pulled in at a big RV dealer and took a look around ,there were several Outbacks,and yup....same junk quality.
I agree with one comment on people having to stop buying and putting up with the industry crap quality.
Maybe there should be a reality show or camper tv show doing ratings etc.
joining a forum is probably too late for most people as they have probably already bought and then join a forum with the brand they bought.
Many folks joining a forum such as this one have owned many campers of all sorts and would have the where-with-all to catch problems prior to signing. I have had quite a few used campers and believe they were built better in years past. Perhaps better materials and more competent assemblers, I don't know but I would not buy a new camper. First thing I do is look for signs of water intrusion and check the roof. Next I check the date code on the tires to see if it is safe to pull home. I make sure all systems work as they should, of course. Folks buying their initial camper should probably hire an expert to check the rig out before signing as there will be items a new owner just won't catch. Especially at the prices the new campers are going for. Good luck.
__________________
wiredgeorge Mico TX
2006 F350 CC 4WD 6.0L
2002 Keystone Cougar 278
2006 GL1800 Roadsmith Trike
wiredgeorge is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2022, 05:16 PM   #44
outback quality
Gone Traveling
 
Join Date: Jun 2022
Location: brandon
Posts: 22
outback quality

you are talking about used mostly......i am saying the new ones.
and if people have to hire a proffessional to check a new one ,especially very common brand ....then there is a problem with general quality.
i also have had many used and new campers prior to 2013.........these last 10 years are a shocking change.....that even i wasnt prepared for
outback quality is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2022, 02:35 AM   #45
Robert Campbell
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Hobbsville
Posts: 10
I would call the dealership and Keystone to tell them you are bringing this lemon and all its pieces back to them. We have a 2018 328RL and had a few problems but nothing like you are experiencing
Robert Campbell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2022, 03:38 AM   #46
flybouy
Site Team
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Joppa, MD
Posts: 10,484
When talking about the material I think that's due in a large part to customer demand as well. Buyers demand larger and larger rigs that they can tow with everpopular 1/2 ton truck or mid-sized SUV. The only way to economically achieve this is to use thinner, less durable materials. With a huge surge in first time buyers the focus is on "bling" like undercabinet leds, USB charging ports, and controlling the coach with a phone. The focus is on what sells for the most profit in a very competitive market.

It's like eating dinner, you want cheap go to McDonalds but don't expect an aged steak cooking on the grill when you get there.
__________________
Marshall
2012 Laredo 303 TG
2010 F250 LT Super Cab, long bed, 4X4, 6.4 Turbo Diesel
flybouy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2022, 11:45 AM   #47
chuckster57
Site Team
 
chuckster57's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Modesto
Posts: 17,081
Have you done any follow up contact?
__________________

2012 Copper Canyon 273FWRET being towed by a 1994 Ford F350 CC,LB,Dually diesel.
Airlift 5000 bags, Prodigy brake control, 5 gauges on the pillar.Used to tow a '97 Jayco 323RKS.

Now an RVIA registered tech. Retired from Law enforcement in 2008 after 25+ yrs.
chuckster57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
outback

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Keystone RV Company or any of its affiliates in any way. Keystone RV® is a registered trademark of the Keystone RV Company.


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.