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Old 11-12-2015, 01:04 PM   #1
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Cougar vs Laredo?

Is there a compelling reason to choose one over the other? Really like the Cougar 33RES and Laredo 314RE, on paper they are almost identical floor plans. I need to plan a day trip to check them out in person at 2 dealers a couple hours from me while they still have them in stock.

Both models have a few features I wish the other one had. Not a large enough difference in price for that to be my deciding factor. I was under the impression that the fit/finishes in the Laredo were a little higher-end but I could be totally wrong on that. It seems to me like the Laredo still has the walkable roof and mor-ryde suspension which are pluses for me. but the kitchen counter space and storage on the cougar seems a little better...

We have a Forest River TT now but looking more and more like my next purchase will be a Keystone product.

Thanks for your help!
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Old 11-12-2015, 03:21 PM   #2
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Both the Laredo and the Cougar XLite are in the "Select category" which means they are in the "medium price range". Construction techniques are almost the same. The décor/interior color are the major differences between the lines as pretty much all of the appliances, hardware, chassis, tires/running gear are the same.

On the two floor plans you identified, the Cougar has a "king bed" with a "smaller bath/corner shower" where the Laredo has a "queen bed" with a slightly larger bath/residential shower". There are many "subtle" differences in the floor plans and in décor, but from a "build perspective" they both have very similar superstructures, aluminum/steel construction, vacuum bonded foam walls and almost identical "appliance/component" offerings.

Pretty much, it will come down to which floor plan fits your needs best. Or, as with my DW, she has walked into "almost identical trailers" and immediately said, "I don't like this one". When asked why, her response was, "The color sucks".... So..................
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Old 11-12-2015, 08:59 PM   #3
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.... "I don't like this one". When asked why, her response was, "The color sucks".... So..................
This made me laugh. Lost count how many times I heard that while shopping for our current fiver
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Old 11-13-2015, 07:36 AM   #4
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This made me laugh. Lost count how many times I heard that while shopping for our current fiver
it must be a universal thing, my wife said the same thing when shopping for our current trailer and also when looking at new units now...

thanks all for the info...
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Old 11-15-2015, 09:54 AM   #5
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We looked at the 314RE but chose the Laredo 322RL. It has a similar kitchen with rear living. For us one of the selling points was the "full size" shower stall. I'm a good sized guy and I could barely turn around in those corner shower stalls. We also preferred the seating arrangement in the 322 because you didn't have to look to the side to watch TV and my wife liked the pantry in it better. I do like the 314 bedroom layout better. So far we've been very satisfied with the quality of the Laredo.

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Old 11-16-2015, 06:47 PM   #6
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Choices

All of our decisions are equal. DW picks the color and I pick the payment plan.
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