RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
 

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-28-2018, 07:05 PM   #1
yoster
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Clovis
Posts: 11
Just bought a Hideout - help me stop from feeling sick

Hello,

New member here. Just bought a 2018 Hideout 26LHSWE. Was on "sale" for 18,999. Kids loved the bunkbeds.

My wife and I looked hard at used TT's, but couldn't find something we liked. We wanted to stay in the 10k range.. but decided it would be a better investment (not a REAL 'investment'.. you know what I'm trying to say..) to go with a new one without any hidden problems as this was to be our new "family thing" (we have two daughters - a 5 and 7 year old.)

I noticed when purchasing that materials were on the cheaper side, but didn't think much about it. Upon getting home however, I'm seeing a *LOT* of horror stories about keystone. I didn't think much about it while shopping - we looked at Starcraft and Jayco as well and I could have sworn they were all identical - well they looked like it anyway. I figured they were all built in the same place and equally 'good' quality.

Anyway, I now feel sick. We've never bought ANYTHING new before, so this was a big deal for us. We were hoping since we got it relatively 'cheap' that the depreciation hit wouldn't be as bad, and we'd enjoy a nice new trailer.

Can anyone share any redeeming qualities of this trailer to help ease my nerves? Anyone own a hideout that really really likes it and thinks it was a good purchase decision?

Here are some pics of the kiddo's in front of it - they were sure excited!





__________________

yoster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2018, 07:15 PM   #2
Triple GGG
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Lenoir City
Posts: 108
Congratulations! Go camping and don't worry about all the horror stories. Will you have some issues etc. Maybe, maybe not. I can tell you those two girls will remember the time spent together forever.

My two girls are now 25 and 19 and most of their favorite memories growing up were camping. Even when a storm destroyed our awning, this or that didn't work, etc etc they still had the time of their life.

If I dig hard enough I can find bad reviews on everything I own.

Put that picture in your car, at work and on your bathroom mirror. Go make memories that live forever.
__________________

__________________
Greg, Gina and Ginger the rescue dog
2014 Keystone Sprinter 302RLS
Triple GGG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2018, 07:17 PM   #3
BamaRam
Senior Member
 
BamaRam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Divide
Posts: 264
Iíve been one trip in mine and nothing to be sick about. A few minor things but I didnít expect perfect.

Nice family and trailer. Enjoy!
[
BamaRam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2018, 07:17 PM   #4
ctbruce
Site Team
 
ctbruce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 3,879
Dont have a hideout but I love my Keystone Impact. 3rd year, zero problems. You will love your new purchase.
__________________

Chip Bruce, RPh
Kansas City, MO
2016 Impact 312
2017 Silverado 3500HD SRW
ctbruce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2018, 07:36 PM   #5
eatmedic
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Grand Forks
Posts: 3
We bought a Hideout 29BKS 4 seasons ago. No problems to speak of. Go out have fun and make some life-long memories with the kids.
eatmedic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2018, 07:41 PM   #6
yoster
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Clovis
Posts: 11
This is great news - thanks everyone. Really appreciate it, seriously. My wife was getting quite frustrated with my 'sour mood' this afternoon so she sends her thanks as well lol.
yoster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2018, 09:53 PM   #7
busterbrown
Senior Member
 
busterbrown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 1,652
Congrats! Making memories is what it's all about. Doesn't matter if it's in a $100K toy hauler or $19K travel trailer, the trips, the adventure, the laughs, the excitement, and the relaxation is what it's all about. Financially, your bank account will like you more with the travel trailer. Welcome from Michigan and enjoy making those memories.
__________________
2017 Keystone Bullet 308BHS in Saddle.
2017 RAM 2500 Laramie Mega Cab 4x4 Hemi 6.4L
2008 GMC Yukon XL Denali (SOLD)
Hensley SwiftArrow Control Hitch with 1000 lb Spring Bars
Me, DW, (3) little DS's, and 1 rambunctious Boston Terrier

busterbrown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2018, 12:57 AM   #8
CrazyCain
Senior Member
 
CrazyCain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Commerce Twp, Mi
Posts: 950
DW and I have had the Hideout 177LHS for 2 years now and no problems with it at all. It survied 2 winter of camping so far, clean as a whistle...Enjoy the memories that are about to come.
__________________
TOM

2011 Chevy Silverado
1500, HD Tow Package
2017 Keystone Hideout 177LHS Carlisle Radial HDs
:
CrazyCain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2018, 01:38 AM   #9
MarcS
Senior Member
 
MarcS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Howell
Posts: 581
Congrats on the purchase! Now go out there and camp and make memories!
There are bound to be small issues. Don't worry. This forum is a wealth of great information!
__________________
2016 Passport 3350BH
2017 F350 SRW Gasser
MarcS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2018, 02:50 AM   #10
chuckster57
Site Team
 
chuckster57's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Modesto
Posts: 12,440
From a techs point of view, between the 3 choices you did good. Enjoy it, and welcome to the forum.
__________________

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
Old 05-29-2018, 03:45 AM   #11
mlk1950
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Lincoln
Posts: 50
My wife and I have a 2015 175 LHS. We just bought it last year, and took it out on our second trip last week. So far everything has worked like a charm and we are very pleased with it. We have owned several types of RV's over the years and have found that you have to learn the unit and make it your own. Have fun with it and welcome. These people on this forum are some of the best. When problems do arise, they will do their best to talk you through it and solve it. Take it out and have fun.
mlk1950 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2018, 03:57 AM   #12
Overspray
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Washington
Posts: 21
Iím in a similar position as you are. Bought brand new hideout 308BHDS 5er due to layout and hoping for zero issues. Our first trip was this past weekend, a few trim things to address, and a major leak underneath. None of which would make me change my mind or not use it. We will be going again this weekend coming up before having the leak addressed and fixed. Just canít shower in the camper, not the end of the world. My daughter is raving about camping and can hardly contain her excitement, that makes it worth while to me and my wife. Money well spent in my book.

I worked at a car dealer in service for a few years, everything has issues. As long as theyíre addressed while under warranty, you should be good to go.
Overspray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2018, 09:12 AM   #13
kinggartk
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Raleigh
Posts: 42
Pretty much Every Camper manufacturer has bad reviews...along their fair share of good reviews. I would say Keystone doesn't have any more bad reviews than the other mainstream manufacturers.

As long as you have a good dealer to work with, you and the dealer can overcome almost any negative issue.
__________________


2018 Keystone Bullet Crossfire 2510BH
2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost Super Cab
kinggartk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2018, 09:46 AM   #14
JRTJH
Site Team
 
JRTJH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Gaylord
Posts: 19,621
You might read 100 bad reviews online, many of them duplicates from angry people who post everywhere. When that number of bad units is taken in the proper perspective, with 500,000 trailers manufactured annually (actually there are many more than that produced each year) the number of "bad units" is so small that it's not statistically relevant (unless you're one of the owners of a bad unit). Chances of that happening, given half a million produced every year are so small that it's just not something any owner should dwell on.

Go, enjoy, deal with the issues "IF" they happen, otherwise, focus on the good, not on the "possible bad".....

There are enough hypochondriacs worried about health issues, we don't need RVchondriacs getting mixed into the fold
__________________
John



2015 F250 6.7l 4x4
2014 Cougar X Lite 27RKS
JRTJH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2018, 12:22 PM   #15
Tbos
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Solomons
Posts: 3,874
I have a very good friend that has the same model without the slide and they love it. I donít believe he has had a single issue with the exception of the door lock breaking. FYI, those locks are used in all models. Do a thorough check on everything and if there are issues get them fixed under warranty. Do or have the maintenance done routinely. Enjoy your new TT. I have grandkids the same age as yours and they absolutely love going camping with us. Welcome to the forum from Southern MD.
__________________
Tom
2019 Alpine 3651RL
2016 F350 CC DRW
Tbos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2018, 01:48 PM   #16
hamm20132
Junior Member
 
hamm20132's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Jonesboro
Posts: 4
Just bought a Hideout - help me stop from feeling sick

Congratulations, we are in our 2nd keystone travel trailer and we have been happy with them. Have fun and be happy!
hamm20132 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2018, 02:37 PM   #17
Ken / Claudia
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Fruitland
Posts: 2,882
I do not see a single problem when looking at the photos. Does that mean you will never have a problem, I doubt it. RVs are in need of a lot more maintenance than your house. Learn to spot and fix the minor stuff or pay big money to the RV shop. You should know every NEW thing you buy looses a pile of value as you leave the lot. Depending on how you paid for it you may need to keep it for 5 or more years before being under water. And if you do not maintain it, the value or worth will be a munch less.
Enjoy the time your spend with your family camping that is priceless.
__________________
2013 24RKSWE (27ft TT) Cougar 1/2 ton series
2013 Ford F350 4x4 CC 6.7 engine, 8 ft bed 3.55 rear end lariat package
Retired from Oregon State Police in 2011 than worked another 9.5 years as a small town traffic cop:
As of 05-2020, I am all done with 39 years total police work. No more uniforms for me.
Ken / Claudia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2018, 02:50 PM   #18
sourdough
Site Team
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: W. Texas
Posts: 10,552
I've got to chime in and say I agree with the rest - NO reason to be upset or worrying. Just looking at your pictures I see 2 super reasons to be very excited. RVs, like houses, need maintenance and some TLC. Keystone is as good as any brand out there in its price range and better than most in my experience, so, learn everything you can about your trailer, load it up, pack up the girls and go make some memories for a lifetime! Oh! Welcome to the forum!
__________________
Danny & Susan wife of 53 years
2019 Ram 3500 Laramie CC SB 6.4 4x4 4.10
2020 Montana High Country 331RL
sourdough is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2018, 03:25 PM   #19
notanlines
Senior Member
 
notanlines's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Germantown, TN
Posts: 4,390
Yoster, your DW is on the money! Shake that attitude or the girls will want to leave you home next trip. People on this forum KNOW RV ‘s and they wouldn’t steer you wrong. Take lots of pictures....
__________________
Jim in Memphis
Wife of 49 years is Brenda
2019 F450 6.7 Powerstroke
2017 Mobile Suites 40RSSA
2015 26TBUD Salem Forest River (For Alaska Trip)
2001 Road king w/matching Harley sidecar
notanlines is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2018, 04:50 PM   #20
Gegrad
Senior Member
 
Gegrad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Monroeville
Posts: 1,142
Yep, as others have stated, small things will pop up- but we are all here to help each other through them. Your girls will have so much fun and get so many memories it will all be worth it! Just get to know the small things and how to correct them at the outset and you have very few big problems. Welcome, and happy camping!
__________________

__________________
2014 Bullet Premier 29bh in Charocal
2019 Ram 2500 HD 4x4, CC, 6.4L
2011 Passport 2510RB (Sold)
Gegrad is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
hideout

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 RVģ is a registered trademark of the Keystone RV Company.


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×