Originally Posted by Buzzeebee
I'm just going by what i was told. by the sales rep & finance department at a very reputable dealer. That certain warranty covered items are unaffected by full time living or part time living.
It sounds like you've got your mind fairly well made up. You, like so many, are basing your decisions on the "promises made by a salesman". If you look through this (or any other RV forum) you'll find hundreds of threads identifying "sales promises" that didn't hold water after the dealership cashed the check.
In your situation, there's a few things you should know.
1. Hideout is the most basic, entry level trailer produced by Keystone.
2. It has "minimal insulation" so it will require lots of electricity and propane to heat and cool.
3. It's built with wood framing so it's subject to water damage more than aluminum frame trailers.
4. The "standard build" Hideout is a 30 amp trailer. It has one 13,500 BTU air conditioner. You can't get (or install) a second A/C unless the trailer is ordered with the optional 50 amp electrical service. A single A/C won't keep a trailer that size "cool" even on a "warm spring day".
5. You won't "survive" living in a Hideout that large in the summer without two air conditioners and with the "standard 20 pound (5 gallon) propane tanks, you'll be using a tank of propane every 2-3 days during the cold part of the winter. One member here had a "top of the line" fifth wheel, parked near Dallas/Fort Worth and in the winter, his trailer couldn't stay warm enough to prevent pipes from freezing and stay warm enough for them to be comfortable. The Hideout is not built/insulated as well as his trailer.
6. That trailer is 38' long, heavy with a 1000 pound tongue weight when empty. By the time you add cargo and hitch weight, you're at the top end of the 3/4 ton truck and probably into the 1 ton/dually range for a tow vehicle. It's definitely NOT the size trailer you can "occasionally tow with a standard half ton truck, which means "forget it with any SUV" !!!!!
If you are going ahead with buying this trailer for full time living, do your research well. My guess is that with a family living in it "full time" you'll be "upside down on financing" and it will be "worth less than you owe" when it no longer is worth living in and you can't sell it to get out from under the load payoff. The Hideout is the "cheapest thing Keystone builds, ill equipped with minimal equipment or utilities, constructed minimally, and heavy to tow.
It's not a good trailer to use for full time living and at the cost, you can buy a full size mobile home for about the same price. All you'll lose is the ability to "move it yourself" but you'll gain so much space and comfort in a home that's equipped for full time living.