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Old 09-28-2021, 05:11 AM   #21
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Hello Wylie1
Welcome to the forum.


As you can see most folks here will tell you that your F150 is just not enough vehicle. Yes it will pull it but will be a scary situation someday that could go horribly wrong for you, your passengers, or someone else already on the road. It is really not a matter of if the tail will wag the dog but when.


That said do not be discouraged from this forum. Lots of great advice here. Looks like a great trailer you should have lots of fun in.
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Old 09-29-2021, 03:36 AM   #22
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Hi. I am purchasing a 2021 Cougar 29BHS. Any tips and pointers that anyone has will be most appreciated. What things to look for and definitely what things not to do. I will also be pulling it with a 2020 F150 King Ranch. Thanks in advance!

Get an extended warranty. Even if you can repair things yourself. once you're out on the road for 'the long haul' as Keystone RV would claim, you'll be long hauling it to get it repaired!!! My warranty included food and hotel expense.
Grease the wheel bearings as I found out they are not well greased from the factory. Had mine go bad on my Keystone 240URS within 1 1/2 years and within 4,000 miles. They have not warranted it.

Write down every little thing that comes apart, breaks or leaks on your Keystone camper while under the 12 month warranty. Such as stitching coming apart from the upholstery, trim coming loose, pin holes in the awning, leaking window seals etc. Make sure it gets rained on and wash it often before the 12 months to discover the leaks around the windows. You might as well reseal them! Once the 12 months warranty is over good luck with dealing with Keystone RV.



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Old 09-29-2021, 07:54 AM   #23
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Get an extended warranty. Even if you can repair things yourself. once you're out on the road for 'the long haul' as Keystone RV would claim, you'll be long hauling it to get it repaired!!! My warranty included food and hotel expense.
Grease the wheel bearings as I found out they are not well greased from the factory. Had mine go bad on my Keystone 240URS within 1 1/2 years and within 4,000 miles. They have not warranted it.

Write down every little thing that comes apart, breaks or leaks on your Keystone camper while under the 12 month warranty. Such as stitching coming apart from the upholstery, trim coming loose, pin holes in the awning, leaking window seals etc. Make sure it gets rained on and wash it often before the 12 months to discover the leaks around the windows. You might as well reseal them! Once the 12 months warranty is over good luck with dealing with Keystone RV.



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Personally if you think you'll need an extended warranty wait til close to the end of the 1st year then find a warranty company on your own. The dealer is looking to get a very hefty commission on the one they're pushing & you don't want to finance it for 20+ years. Typically most of the major appliances such as the fridge, A/Cs, furnace & water heater are warrantied for up to 2 years by their manufacturers, contact them not your dealer or Keystone. Also read the fine print on any warranty policy, most times the list of "exclusions" is a couple pages long while the "inclusions" is a couple lines.
Secondly DO NOT just pump grease into the EZ Lube grease zerks on each wheel attempting to grease the bearings, this is a very good way to pump your brake drums full of grease rendering the brakes useless. Removing & hand packing is the best way, the only way in my opinion, to grease the bearings while also inspecting the brakes & suspension components in the process.
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