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Old 05-07-2012, 05:40 PM   #1
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Cougar X-lite 31SQB OR bullet premier 31bhpr

Trying to decide between the 2 (the cougar is 2k more expensive) What is the best machine?
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:33 PM   #2
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Both are listed (by Keystone) in their mid-price range, so the standard features &
options are probably very similar. Standards/options are listed on the website if
you don't have the printed brochures to compare side by side. "Best"?... is really
more of a personal choice based on what features & floorplan best suits YOUR family.

All that said, are you aware that the Cougar has a 925 lbs dry hitch/tongue weight??...
that's even more than the Sprinter you asked about in your first post. The Premier is
lighter-weight, but also has a hefty dry hitch/tongue weight.

Have you considered the Passport 3220BH?? The floorplan is very similar to the others,
and the weights may be a better match.

Passport 3220BH
(Dry) Shipping Weight 6,109
Carrying Capacity 1,391
(Dry) Hitch 600
Length 35' 5"
(GVWR) 7,500

http://www.keystone-passport.com/ind...t&model=3220BH


Premier 31BHPR
(Dry) Shipping Weight 6,440
Carrying Capacity 1,560
(Dry) Hitch 795
Length 35' 4"
(GVWR) 8,000

Cougar 31SQB
(Dry) Shipping Weight 7,169
Carrying Capacity 1,831
(Dry) Hitch 925
Length 35' 11"
(GVWR) 9,000

Sprinter 311BHS
(Dry) Shipping Weight 8,244
Carrying Capacity 2,751
(Dry) Hitch 835
Length 35' 4"
(GVWR) 10,995

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Old 05-08-2012, 01:35 AM   #3
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Premier or Cougar

KEYSTONE BULLET 2011 Safety Review #10400550
I know the hitch weight is hefty, but i found this last night researching different trailers, and the passport and the premier model both have 14 inch tires and i am assuming a smaller axle. The message below is only i response from the researching that i did. there are others that state that this problem occurred on their machines as well. any comments



KEYSTONE BULLET 2011 car safety problem was reported on June 30, 2010.KEYSTONE BULLET 2011, manufactured by KEYSTONE RV COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY . TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 KEYSTONE BULLET RV. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE AXLE WAS DEFECTIVE AND THE WEIGHT BEARING WAS DISTRIBUTED INCORRECTLY ON THE AXLE. THE AXLE WAS BENT AND THE WHEEL WAS ABNORMALLY TURNED AT A 45 DEGREE ANGLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER WHO CHANGED THE AXLE WHICH EXHIBITED THE SAME BEHAVIOR. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN BACK TO THE DEALER WHO REPLACED THE AXLE A SECOND TIME. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE CONTACT WAS CONCERNED WITH THE SAFETY OF THE VEHICLE. UPDATED 06/0611 *BF UPDATED 06/10/11 UPDATED 06/15/11 *BF UPDATED 06/24/11 .Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4YDT31B25BD. KEYSTONE BULLET 2011 problem was reported in GENESEO, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:23 PM   #4
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Bad Axle

If Lippert made the Axle their was a bad batch of em. I know because both of my Axles were replaced in my old travel trailer made by Heartland. The problem is if one axle was bad then it puts to much strain on the "good" axle therefore degrading both of the axles. The proper fix would have been to replace both axles at the same time when the issue initially occured. This was a part issue not a design problem.
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