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Old 09-27-2017
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After driving Ram/Cummins trucks since 1998 I traded our 2014 3500 DRW for a Ford, well kinda, it has the F53 chassis. The wife and I are shifting gears which will make the process of traveling a bit easier so we traded the truck and toy hauler together for a 2018 Winnebago Sunstar 32YE motorhome.

The decision was largely inspired by the poor build quality of our Dutchmen Voltage and the nonstop major/costly problems it gave us. Of course the manufacturer (Keystone RV) provided no support. During the warranty period I had to fight to get things fixed that were clearly caused by sloppy manufacturing, not to mention the lengthy list of major repairs I made myself. The thing was literally falling apart setting in the driveway. We were 2 ˝ years into this and had to pull the plug on the nonstop misery, had to minimize our losses while we could. My take away from this is beware of purchasing an RV made by Keystone, your warranty means very little and quality is spotty at best in spite of the price tag.

I’ll be looking for another truck after the first of the New Year, most certainly an older model, or as I fondly refer to as a “beater truck”. Meanwhile I need to crank some miles on the motorhome. I’ll still be lurking.
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Bill T.
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if you cant get comfortable in that rig your standards may be too high lol
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if you cant get comfortable in that rig your standards may be too high lol
No kidding, the driver & passenger seats are more comfortable than they should be, hopefully I won't be tempted to nap at 65mph.. But that's what cruse control is for, right?
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Howdy,

After driving Ram/Cummins trucks since 1998 I traded our 2014 3500 DRW for a Ford, well kinda, it has the F53 chassis. The wife and I are shifting gears which will make the process of traveling a bit easier so we traded the truck and toy hauler together for a 2018 Winnebago Sunstar 32YE motorhome.

The decision was largely inspired by the poor build quality of our Dutchmen Voltage and the nonstop major/costly problems it gave us. Of course the manufacturer (Keystone RV) provided no support. During the warranty period I had to fight to get things fixed that were clearly caused by sloppy manufacturing, not to mention the lengthy list of major repairs I made myself. The thing was literally falling apart setting in the driveway. We were 2 ˝ years into this and had to pull the plug on the nonstop misery, had to minimize our losses while we could. My take away from this is beware of purchasing an RV made by Keystone, your warranty means very little and quality is spotty at best in spite of the price tag.

I’ll be looking for another truck after the first of the New Year, most certainly an older model, or as I fondly refer to as a “beater truck”. Meanwhile I need to crank some miles on the motorhome. I’ll still be lurking.
Take Care
Bill T.
Nice looking RV, but it's a gasser. My brother bought one similar to that one and loves it, but said if he could have a do over he would get a diesel. So if you want to put some miles on it bring it on over to my place.
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Nice looking RV, but it's a gasser. My brother bought one similar to that one and loves it, but said if he could have a do over he would get a diesel. So if you want to put some miles on it bring it on over to my place.
The diesels were out of our price range by quite a bit. The V10 with the 6 speed tranny and 4:30 rear runs pretty good. I loaded her up with all our crap and full tank of water for a trip to the scales. Still performed well, I'm sure the mountains will be a bit different but that's the way it goes, can't let myself get into too much of a hurry. Probably won't be passing too many gas stations either. The 80 gallon gas tank is probably a clue for that.
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Looks good, considered that same move myself once upon a time.....still not completely out of the question. 100% in agreement on the Keystone POS statement, never owning another one. Been fairly happy with my Forest River, so far anyways. Good luck and Happy RVing.
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