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2017 Keystone RV Montana 3820FK Fifth Wheel Features | 2017 RV Business Magazine RV Of The Year
Thursday, September 8th 2017 17:48:33
In this edition, RV Lifestyle Consultant Laura Chartrand walks us through the Montana 3820FK which was named RV of the Year by RV Business Magazine. Being a part of the Keystone RV’s newest Montana line for 2017 you can expect only the best from this 2017 Montana 3820FK.
The exterior of this camper features; front cap windshield, hitch vision, LED lights in the front cap, six-point auto level up system, two thirty pound propane tanks, slam latch baggage doors, double entrances, frameless tinted windows, Moreride suspension system, exterior speakers, rear cap, backup camera and more!
The floorplan featured in this 2017 Legacy Edition Montana 3820FK features a unique front kitchen with sleeping accommodations for up to six people!
Laura goes on to highlight some of the outstanding interior features on the 2017 Montana 3820FK including; arched interior ceilings, LED lighting throughout, six foot six inch slideouts, upgraded day and night window shades, dual tri-fold sleeper sofas, theater seating, electric fireplace, central vacuum system, solid surface counter tops, stainless steel kitchen appliances, dual bedroom slides, a large bedroom wardrobe, Montana’s In Command control system and so much more!
For more information on the 2017 Montana 3820FK by keystone RV including specs, photos and pricing be sure to head to PetesRVVT.com.
“I think most consumers today are looking for more value, more innovation, more technology,” – Jason Gill, product manager for the Montana Division of Keystone RV Co.
True to form, Gill last year quarterbacked a Keystone team that created a unique Montana rear-den model. So, for the 2016 model year, he steered his crew in yet another direction — literally — by developing a Montana 3820 FK front-kitchen fifth-wheel in which the traditional mid-coach galley was moved into the front cabin and a unique front windshield was added, all of which explains why the five-slide, 40-foot Montana 3820 FK caught the RVBusiness team’s eye and earned this unique Montana model the status of “RVBusiness 2016 RV of the Year.” – Excerpt from RV Business Magazine’s RVB “RV of the Year”: ’16 Front-Kitchen Montana article.
2016 Forest River Cherokee & Grey Wolf Travel Trailer Features
Friday, August 21st 2015 22:19:33
With all the comfort and quality you have come to expect from Cherokee, your family will enjoy a truly enjoyable camping experience with this lineup of travel trailers and fifth wheels. The Grey Wolf by Cherokee is engineered with impeccable quality, distinctive features, superior comfort and remarkable affordability. Escape the ordinary, relax, and enjoy family and friends in a Grey Wolf.
Learn All About Cherokee and Grey Wolf travel trailers on the Pete’s RV YouTube Channel.
RV Lifestyle Consultant, Joe Vartuli provides a special multi-unit walk through on the popular features found in Cherokee & Grey Wolf Travel Trailers (using a Cherokee 294BH & Grey Wolf 23DBH for the demo) including:
- Friction Hinge Exterior Doors
- Solid Wood Bedroom Privacy Doors
- Prewired for Optional Back-Up Camera
- Flush Floor Slideouts (Cherokee Models Only)
- Nightstand on Each Side of Bed
- Blue LED Interior Lighting
- Solar Ready
Some additional features that make Cherokee & Grey Wolf travel trailers stand out:
- High Gloss Seamless Countertops
- Wooden Blinds
- Electric Tongue Jack
- High Rise Kitchen Faucet
- LED Electric Awning
- Drawers With Side-Mounted Steel Roller Guides
- Powder Coated Rust Resistant Frame
Video Transcript | 2016 Forest River Cherokee & Grey Wolf Travel Trailer Features (Part 1 of 2)
Joe: Hi I’m Joe Vartuli, RV Lifestyle Consultant, here at Pete’s RV Center in South Burlington, Vermont. We’re on a nice sunny August day. we’re going to do a video for you today on the Forest River Cherokee and Grey Wolf product. it’s a product that we’ve had this year that it’s been really popular, the price points are terrific. You can get into ’em for, a lot of ’em for under the $20,000.00 range. There’s a few models like this one, that are a little bit over.
Well, me and Josh are in the the 294 2016 Cherokee Limited. this is a double slide model. and you’re gonna see, if you look around to your right Josh a little bit, you’ll see the big U-shaped dinette. Also, the nice baseball stitch, leather sofa that folds out to make a, a scissor sofa, to make another bed for you. once again this table drops down and makes a very large bedding area. two adults, pretty much can use this area as well. now with the bunk beds in the back, you may not have a lot of use for it, but it’s there is you need it.
Some things you’ll notice solid surface counter tops, okay. Nice cherry stain on the woodwork, roller ball bearing drawer glides, full extension that come all the way out. And residential looking faucets even though the price point is lower, once again residential style features lots of storage. Deep cabinets that go all the way back in here through. One thing on the Cherokee as well, it does have what they call climate control. So the air conditioning system is ducted. It goes from one end to the other and you can set the temperature as you want either in a cold climate with your furnace or you know . When it’s hot the air conditioning system will, will you put it on the temperature you want the, it will come and go as it needs to no need to hot, high cool or medium either with your heating system or your air conditioning system because it’s climate controlled [00:02:00] much, much easier to maintain and it will keep a nice, nice even ambient temperature in here.
something new they’re doing with Forest River this year at least with this, with this suburban cook top. It is a glass covered cook top it’s, it’s, it’s all flush mount. And you have your three burner range underneath here so you’re not losing any of that. But yet they put a nice elegant cover over the top. Also, of course, your Magic Chef microwave in this overhead fan to pull the moisture out when you’re cooking. Two-way Norco refrigerators are in these as well. And this unit here has a nice big pantry you can see how deep it really is and you’ll find a this in most of the Cherokee’s their trying to give you as much storage as they can the floor plans that they offer you and once again without stretching your budget the blue accent lighting you can see over the over the top of the slide out just gives it a little nicer look, a little more modern look. U
h if we go around to the front in a little bit before we go to the bunk area. Josh, you have the bedroom area here, you have two shirt-wards you’ll notice they changed the wallboard a little different color back here it’s a little darker on the back part, helps you with your sleeping in the evening. Also, you’re gonna notice cloth shades, cloth made shades that go up and down. your safety window is right there. That might have messed up the camera a little bit. and also hard doors so your entertainment center is up here with the with the faux wall and also you have hard doors here that will shut the room right off so it’s very private. And we’ll show ’em this front entertainment center and there’s a place to clip your TV on these do not come with a flat screen which you can, they’re ready, they come with a mount that will mount right on the wall. Here your cable hook-up and everything is right here. Your bolstered TV antennae too as well am FM DVD player that is built in the limited models.
Alright, and the flooring you can see it’s got kind of plank wood look [00:04:00] and this is a thick rubberized congoleum so it’s very cold weather crack resistant as well. And stain release carpet. the Cherokee also gives you, you notice how flush floor this n-, this is not built up so there’s no step up into your slide out the system and big drawers that pull out from underneath your dinette and make getting, make getting to your, to the extra stuff that you bring very easy. you’re gonna see wooden mini blinds in the living room here they’re not just using you know a very low-cost mini by-, metal mini blind they’re using nice residential style wooden ones. And hard, hard valances over your window as well.
And we’re going to go back we’re going to go back to the bunk room on this unit ’cause it does have the second slide and you’re gonna see. These two fold out small, small couches or, or seats whatever you want to call ’em they will fold out to make beds. So you could have one, two, three, with your top bunk which does fold up and it will actually stay there so if you have a TV and entertainment center back here there you go they can sit a wanna do a Playstation, your kids can do a Playstation or watch a movie, whatever they want to do on a rainy day.
Also, a big oversized bunk with a skylight over it so you get some natural light back here you have a built in ladder to get to this bunk and also storage you have a place where the TV with the hook-ups here and you also have tons of storage over here as well. So clothes, entertainment center, nice bright windows, nice airy open feel to this 294 Cherokee eh we’ll open up the a the bathroom here for ya and you can see there’s a second door to the outside. Your fluid flush toilet is standard on these [00:06:00] you’ll also have your medicine cabinet that’s actually usable. And nice nickel plated pulls here on all the doors so it’s nice and sturdy (a cough) excuse me. We’ll shut that. Once again the construction underneath this floor underneath the box floor is actually it’s, it’s tongue and groove plywood marine grade so its 5/8 inches it’s very thick. There’s not a lot of giving the trailer will last a long time between your thick floor decking and your nice thick roof decking which is fully walkable it gives you a nice sturdy built … travel trailer.
Inside the Grey Wolf, this is a 2016 23DBH and folks you want to talk about a great value for a young family that’s starting out camping? this unit gives you two large bunks on the back. oversize it gives you a slide out it gives you all the power stuff we pointed to you on outside plus some of the neat features. And you can notice we have a raised up dinette here. It’s all U-shaped wooden blinds here behind it. You still have a place to get underneath your dinette even with the Grey Wolf price point to slide your extra drinks in or whatever you need to clothes. Blankets. whatever you need. Also, the bow style flooring the thick rubberized congoleum. you’ll also notice in the galley here you’re not losing anything with the Grey Wolf you actually have solid surface counter tops you have the flush mount gas Suburban cook top you have your Norcold gas electric refrigerator, your magic chef microwave, the same as the Cherokee with the nickel pulls on it so you’re not losing any of this at this price point. It just these is just a little bit more affordable.
Like I said for the young families [00:08:00] that want to start out camping and have a little bit of extra room. Slide outs and this unit, the larger bunks. Now all the Grey Wolf’s have these features. We just happen to be demonstrating this one today but the woodwork, the flooring, the countertops, the stone in the front by the entertainment center, the bedroom setups with the wardrobes, they all have that stuff. It’s just, we’re in this floor plan today. Okay, so it sho … shows you the double bunks. Also in the bathroom, you have your fluid flush toilet. skylight over your tub as well which you will not see at these price points in almost any other brand. And full medicine cabinet and excuse me.
This Grey Wolf also has ducted a/c and it’s all climate controlled. And here is the here is the control unit right here. You put it on the furnace. you put it on a/c whatever temperature you want it’ll come and go as you need it too. Once again, it makes your camping experience great. not a lot to play around with just enjoy yourself.
Also, I didn’t go over the wallboard and the, the floor the, the wallboard and the ceiling board they are both vinyl. You can use Windex or 409 or a good cleaner that’s mild you won’t take any of the colors off on it, okay. Josh show ’em both windows, safety window on the bottom and you have another skylight on top so you get a lot of natural light in on these campers. I’ll go around to the and of course your, your faux stone walls. A place for your TV all your cable and satellite hook-ups are all set to go. You am FM DVD system which comes on the limited models. And of course your bedroom once again with your shirt-wards on each side and nice deep cabinets over the top for more clothes storage hard doors for privacy [00:10:00] all right and they also give you a nice comforter on all the beds and that’s kind of a quick overview inside of the Grey Wolf.
Video Transcript | 2016 Forest River Cherokee & Grey Wolf Travel Trailer Features (Part 2 of 2)
This is 2016, 294, and just some of the quick stuff on the outside. We’ll try to make it, not too, not too boring for you. the outside, you notice it’s got a full aluminum front here, a metal front that’s pull over on the, that’s painted, a big piece of diamond plate on the bottom for stones and rocks that could kick up. Also, your powder-coated, big, I-beam frame down underneath here. Even though this is a lower price point trailer, they actually are built very, very well, and I’ll go over a few things on that.
you’ll notice power tongue jack is standard, and almost all of our Cherokees and Grey Wolf come with a Limited package, so you’re going to get power tongue jack, standard. You’re going to get power awning, standard, with LED lights. you’re gonna have accent LEDs on the inside as well, and we’ll show you, we’ll show you that when we go inside. also they’re solar-ready. The Cherokee is already set up for solar panels. it, you just plug into the outside here and put your, your portable panels up. It’ll recharge your battery system.
also, the tanks on this are enclosed. The, that way for colder weather, it will help you. Your, your tank will not freeze up. Your freshwater tank, and holding tanks will not freeze up, as long as you are running your furnace. It, kind of a, kind of a small, polar package on this. it does have a full, walkable roof. once again, even though the price points are terrific, the roof is fully walkable. You can go up there without putting plywood down and service your roof as you need to and clean it.
a lot of, lot of stuff on this price point is, you cannot do that with. also, 15-inch running gear on these as well, nitrogen-filled radial tires, that will, will be a little more even in, in their pressure. They’ll stay that way longer, and also a nice champagne color to these on the outside. The Cherokees have a nice champagne color. They have nice graphics, you can [00:02:00] see the chrome Limited right here for the package that’s on all of our units as well. Four big BAL stabilizing jacks, one on each corner. They’re very heavy duty, keep your camper from bouncing around when you’re in there.
also, you see a gas hookup here in the front, so our Cherokees do come with an external gas hookup on all of ’em. Now this model, the 294, has an outside, rear kitchen, and we’ll show that to you when we go around to the outside. just some things that I went over earlier when we first started. The aluminum front, front cap on this unit; the powder-coated I-beam steel frame; and, also, the power tongue jack, which is standard on the Cherokee Limited … just to reiterate that stuff. Also, and the diamond plate, that is all still here, (laughs) okay?
you wanna notice the big opening for your storage. All right. So that’s pass-through. It also goes underneath your bed, which lifts up on the inside, so there’s a ton of storage in this, grills, chairs, whatever you need to put in here, tools, whatever you need to bring on your camping trip. also, the solar-ready system, a plugin is right here. You just pull this cover off … which should be easier than that … anyway, it does, it just pops off of there, and you would plo-, your, plug your solar panel right into there.
I’m going to come around to the awning, and you’re gonna see this is a power awning. All right. Just press the button in or out. It has a automatic rain dump on it, so when it’s raining out, you don’t have to worry about it. Also, the, and the blue LEDs out here that give it a nice, a little different look than some of the white ones you’ll see. A friction door, all right, this door, there’s no need to have the small clip that breaks on the outside like a lot of RVs have. The hinges have a tight friction on ’em, and you can see, I gotta put quite a bit of pressure to open this up, but if I open it up, it’ll stay right there. I don’t have to have the little plastic latches that eventually break, and mold away on this unit.
entry assist, large entry-assist grab door handle on all the Cherokees [00:04:00], so to get up into there, you just grab that handle, step, and aw-, away you go, it makes it a lot easier for you. one thing with the Cherokee as well, this is gas and electric hot water tank. This is a Suburban 6-gallon. It’s about 18, 16.2 gallons per hour, quick recovery. you can use this off of propane if you’re at a state park. If you’re at your traditional campground, then you can plug it when you’re plugged into the shore power. you will have your electric element, too, that works. You can also use ’em in tandem. When you’re using a lotta hot water, they’ll recuperate, quite a bit quicker.
All right. We’re gonna go back to the side here. 28,000 BTU Suburban furnace is on these Cherokees. Also, another place for a TV, so you could unclip the one in the living room, bring it out here, and you can clip it right on the outside. They give you w-, GFI outlets, and you might need this by your picnic table if you want to deal with coffee pot, lamps, whatever you’re doing out there, and, also, you have cable TV hookups here as well. So you can have, your satellite or cable TV right on the outside, underneath the awning so good, good features. Also, the speakers are out here, too, as well.
some things I did go over, the radial tires, they are nitrogen filled. Also, they use a gray steel wheel on here, so they will not, they will not show the pitting and rust the way that a white spoke wheel will. They’ll, they’ll hold up quite a bit longer. to the back here, Josh, the second entry door on this model, as well, to the bathroom, and here’s the outside cook station, so they’re giving you more cabinets. They even kept the, the nickel poles on here as well, solid surface out here. They didn’t skimp and put the, the lower-priced Formica out here. Refriger-, electric refrigerator for your, for your drinks or some food that you wanna keep out here while you’re at the campground.
And the best feature is, of course, your two-burner stove, so if you wanna be out here cooking breakfast, if you wanna do different types, types of dishes, you may have [00:06:00] your grill back here somewhere. This model, comes with a built-in rear bike rack, so that folds down. You can put bicycles on there, you could put firewood, you could put coolers, even a small scooter (laughs) if it would fit on there. it’ll take about 200-pounds worth of weight, and that’s another great feature that you see that, that Cherokee does give you.
And you’ll notice the elongated window, and also there’s a, you see the backup camera here. If you wanna purchase the, the, the system itself, through Forest River or through our, our Parts Department, you can actually have a backup camera installed. It’s all wireless. it’s ready to go, you just have to purchase the front part of it that goes in your vehicle. Okay. And what we’re gonna do here, we’re gonna go over to the Grey Wolf and do a few things on that.
Folks, we’re, we’re on to the Grey Wolf now. We just did some stuff on the Cherokee for you. We’re on to the Grey Wolf. We wanna show you some features on this. once again, the price points on these are even lower than what the Cherokees are, even though they have a lotta the same terrific features on ’em. first thing you see is the, the metal front end on this, just like the Cherokee. You’ll see the Limited up there, that means our Limiteds come with a power tongue jack, the power, the powered awning, the AM/FM, DVD system, and a few other features we’ll get to.
also, you’re gonna see the diamond plate. You didn’t lose this on the Grey Wolf. The powder-coated I-beam frame, you didn’t lose. Of course, your power tongue jack that actually has a light on it, so you can see it when you’re back up in the evening, you know, propane tank covers … you still have all that stuff … also, a walkable roof on the Grey Wolf, still. gonna come around to the side. You see the solar-ready panel. It is still here on the Gray Wolf, so you can plug into your, you know, your, portable solar panel, and keep your batteries charged up if you’re at a state park, a great feature that you don’t have to fight with. You just plug it in.
full pass-through storage, once again, on the Grey Wolf, [00:08:00] and you can see they put a felt lining down on the bottom here. go around to the side, you see your outside security lights, the elongated windows and, also, your power awning with an LED light in it as well, and the strip is running right underneath that power awning. this door here, same thing, fric-, friction-hinge door on both the Cherokee and Grey Wolf make it very easy for you. Grab handle-assist when you go in lar-, and extra-large ent-, entry-assist handle.
Also, you have cable hookup. You have power hookups. You’re not losing any of this on the Grey Wolf, even though it’s a little bit less of a price point. you’ll also notice the 3-tier color. You have a, you have a champagne on the top. You have a little bit of white with graphics, and then you have champagne and brown on the bottom. So it’s, not just a white, it’s not just a white trailer sticking out there. you’ll notice your, these have 14-inch radial tires, which are nitrogen filled.
All right. This one has a second entry into the bathroom as well. This is the 23, Grey Wolf, the DBH model with the double-size bunks. You’re also gonna notice the 4 BAL stabilizers are still on this unit. Your built in bike racks stays one the Grey Wolf, and, also, it has the, the, the backup camera system is pre-wired. You just have to buy that separate, all right, but it is here for you. automotive marker lights everywhere for safety, and also these all have, you know, fresh, fresh, fresh water holding tank, black water, gray water, you have all these things in these great price point trailers. hope you enjoyed a little, quick, quick tour of these, and, we’ll see you in the next video. Thank you.
2016 Jayco Eagle HT Fifth Wheel Features
Friday, May 20th, 2016 20:27:21
RV Lifestyle Consultant Laura Chartrand and Jayco’s Eagle Product Manager Chris Barth team up to walk you through the fantastic features found in this 2016 Eagle HT fifth wheel by Jayco including:
- LED Lights
- Stainless Steel Sink
- 8 Cubic Foott Refrigerator
- Cabinet Storage
- Bunk Beds
- Climate Shield,
- Denver Mattress
- Sky Light
- Bedroom Wardrobe
- And So Much More!
Some additional features to make you love Montana fifth wheels:
- Machined aluminum rims
- Rooftop and ground solar prep by Go Power® (an industry first)
- Rear 2-inch receiver hitch, 300-pound tongue, 3,000-pound tow rating (an industry exclusive)
- 13,500- or 15,000-BTU dual-ducted Whisper Quiet A/C system (a class exclusive)
- Stainless steel microwave with exhaust fan
- Rain-proof EZ Breeze™ 350CFM bathroom power vent
- I-class cambered, structural steel I-beam frame with box-tube steel upper deck framing
- TuffShell® vacuum-bonded, aluminum-framed, laminated walls (including rear wall and slide room end walls)
- High-gloss, gel-coated ivory Filon® fiberglass exterior
- High-gloss, ivory fiberglass front cap with built-in, recessed LED lighting
- Custom automotive-grade 3M® vinyl exterior graphics package
- 15-inch steel-belted radial tires
- MOR/ryde® CRE/3000™ rubberized suspension
- Solid, hardwood slide fascia
- 5/8-inch tongue-in-groove joined plywood floor decking
- IVC® Trekk™ “Wood Plank” vinyl flooring (standard minimal carpeting)
- Shaw® residential carpeting with R2X stain guard
- Shaw residential carpet pad with R-value and sound dampening (an industry first)
- LED interior lighting throughout
Be sure to browse all features and specifications for Jayco Eagle HT fifth wheel floorplans at PetesRV.com!
2016 Keystone Montana Fifth Wheel Features
Friday, June 5th, 2015 21:44:12
North America’s #1 Selling Luxury Fifth Wheel for†14 Consecutive Years. The right inspiration leads you to achieve greatness whether you are vacationing, adventuring or just relaxing. Montana fifth wheels enable you to achieve all three. To do this, Montana designs fifth wheels to provide enduring pleasure over the long haul and in every aspect of the ownership experience. Montana builds RVs that inspire.
RV Lifestyle Consultant Joe Vartuli and Keystone RV Montana Representative Chris Stender meet up to walk you through the extravagant features found in Montana Fifth Wheels including:
- Patented Max Turn Front Cap with Hitch Vision and LED Profile Lighting
- Solid Surface Countertops
- High Gloss Gel Coated Fiberglass Exterior
- Glazed Hardwood Cherry Cabinet doors and Drawers
- Wireless Back-up Camera within Vehicle Mobile Display
- Electric Fireplace
- Heated Exterior Convenience Center
- iRelax High-Density Posture Mattress
- Slam Latch Pass Through Storage Compartment Doors
- Stainless Steel Appliances
Some additional features to make you love Montana fifth wheels:
- Enclosed, Insulated and Heated Holding Tanks and Dump Valves
- Washer/Dryer Prep
- 6 Point Hydraulic Automatic Leveling System
- Flush Mounted LED Interior Lights
- MOR/Ryde Hitch Pin Box
- Optional Heated Bedroom and Bathroom Floor w/ Legacy Package
- Frameless Windows
- Residential French Door Refrigerator
- Solar Panel Prep
- Sound Bar with Sub-Woofer and Bluetooth
Be sure to browse all features and specifications for Montana fifth wheel floorplans at PetesRV.com!
Video Transcript | 2016 Keystone Montana Fifth Wheel Features (Part 1 of 2) (CC)
Joe: Hi, I’m Joe Vartuli, RV lifestyle consultant here at Pete’s RV Center in South Burlington, Vermont. We’re going to do a great feature video today on the Montana product, the number one luxury fifth wheel brand for the last 14 years and we have a terrific guest. We have the number one sales rep from Keystone, from Montana. His name is Chris Stender and he’s going to go through this, these trailers with us and show you the reason why Montana separates itself from the other brands. we hope you enjoy it and pay attention, he has some great stuff for you. Chris I’ll let you start and you can, you can kind of go on some of the stuff that, that you feel that, our customers really will, it will make a difference for them.
Chris: Thank you Joe. What sets us apart from the competition is, with a Montana product, I always tell people there’s three things in life. We’re going to pass away, we’re going to pay taxes, and you’ll see a Montana in the campground. †we have more repeat buyers than any other brand in the history of the RV business.
Joe: They’re very loyal.
Chris: It’s not uncommon to talk to customers that on their second, third, and fourth units. You just sold another Montana to some folks that are on their …
Joe: Yep, it was …
Chris: Thirteenth Montana.
Joe: Yeah, it was quite amazing, very loyal. they love, they’ve loved every single one they’ve had. and his sister is actually on this, her seventh. So, once again, brand loyalty and because of the features you’re going to go over is why they’re so loyal to it.
Chris: (clears throat) Absolutely. One of the main features that we introduced back in 2010, 2011, was the radius interior ceiling. If you notice the exterior ceilings are all radius because of water runoff, but we have a radius interior ceiling. The benefits of that Joe, is number one, it feels larger in the family room and also once we get in the bedroom you’ll notice we have up to 6 foot 8 head room in the front bedroom. Also, by using the radius interior ceiling Joe, is we use a 5 inch radius roof truss. What that allows us to do is gives you the same amount of insulation in the middle as in the center. So, if you look at a lot of your competition Joe, [00:02:00] and this right here is a, is a molding piece that we use as far as design in our coach, but I use it to compare the competition so if you’re …
Joe: You can really see the arch.
Chris: So if you’re looking at a competitor that has a flat interior ceiling, remember we talked about everybody has a radius on the outside for water runoff, so if you’re looking at flat roof on the inside, it a-, could only do one thing. It can only taper, so if you notice when the competition talks about insulation, they may talk that they have the 5 inch, the 6 inch thick laminated roof. But remember one thing Joe, is they may be the thickest part right here, but as you notice when you get to the edges here, how it tapers.
Joe: They taper down, correct.
Chris: So you could maybe start at 5 and 6 inches, but as you work your way to the left or right you can get all the way down to 1 inch. So that right there is not a consistent insulation package in the competition.
Joe: Now, that is a steel, a galvanized steel roof trussing correct?
Chris: We use a, it’s a composite roof truss that we’re using right now.
Joe: Composite, okay.
Chris: We’re using stamped steel roof truss. Previously, it’s a composite. What it does Joe, is allows us to fasten our 3/8 inch decking more securely.
Joe: Correct, and it’s still a breathable attic system, which has made Montana famous.
Chris: Absolutely, we have an attic vent like most people have in their homes where your competition that uses a laminated roof does not have an attic vent. That laminated roof will trap a lot of condensation, a lot of heat in the ceilings. And also, what they’re doing for their air conditioning ducting system and the laminated roofs, Joe …
Joe: Mm-hmm (affirmative)-
Chris: Is all they’re doing is notching out the styrofoam so as we know, air conditioning has condensation in it, and there’s only one way to go. It goes up in the ceiling. Where in the Montana, we have a continuous ducting system from front to back, we use a 2 inch by 8 inch insulated ducting system, which has radius corners because cold air does not like square corners.
Chris: And that way it gives you that, consistency throughout, [Crosstalk 00:03:50].
Joe: It will stay even no matter what the temperature.
Chris: Because we’re using the dual zone thermostat, which you can set a seper-, a separate temperature in the family room, then a separate temperature in the front bedroom as well. And another thing I want to point out [00:04:00] also, when you talk about the radius ceiling, is it also allows me to give you more overhead cabinet space. Because as we know Joe, the Montana owners use these for extended amounts of time. They could use them for weeks and months at a time. Typically they’re not the buyer that leaves on a Friday, comes home on a Sunday so the first thing that’s really important to this buyer is interior storage. You can never have too much counter space, too much interior storage, so as you notice how they swing open Joe, is you can maximize your overall height.
Chris: A lot of your competitor use the flip up overhead, where you could only limited so much room that you can put in there.
Joe: Mm-hmm (affirmative)-
Chris: So it’ll give you maximized space. Also, talk about space as well also Joe, is we now offer 10 floor plans in the Montana brand. And also, on top of the 10 floor plans, 5 of the 10 floor plans Joe, you can get an 18 cubic foot residential refrigerator. On our 10 floor plans we have our standard 18 cubic foot RV Norco refrigerator, which runs on propane and short power.
Joe: And gas and that is a brand new, that is the brand new 18 cubic foot by Norco right there.
Chris: Brand new 18 cubic foot, where before we were using 12. So now, the 10 floor plans that offer the 18 cubic foot RV refrigerator, you also have the 5 that offer the 18 cubic foot residential with ice maker, so really Joe, at the end of the day you have 15 Montana floor plans.
Joe: And that’s, that’s great for the discriminating buyer that wants to spend a lot of time in their fifth wheel and travel, or even do a seasonal. You’re not running out of storage to put things, to put food, just great convenience items that, that really help this coach be separate from the others.
Chris: Also, when you talk about the kitchen as well too, is standard on the Montanas you have a 70/30 stainless steel sink covers.
Chris: Stainless steel sink with sink covers, also you have a bi-fold stove top cover as well also. Because when you’re not using this [00:06:00] you can put it back on as additional counter space. 30 inch microwave, which is also a standard convection microwave.
Chris: Some of our competitors out there may not offer a convection, but they also may, they also may, they also may offer it as a not a stand alone, maybe optional as well too.
Joe: And that’s, that’s just like you’d find in your house as well. You can bake in that, you can use it as a traditional microwave, but very residential. Once again, you’re into a coach that has a lot of residential stuff.
Chris: Absolutely, because you know, they want the residential feel because you know, this buyer, the Montana owner is on the road. You know, they’re gone for weeks and months at a time and this is their home away from home.
Chris: And a lot of things we do as far as to make you feel at home is, is solid hardwood throughout, okay. Montana has been known for the innovative features, also the floor plans. You know, we have a lot of great floor plans like I mentioned, 10 of them and then the 5 with the additional, residential refrigerators and we’ll go through another one here in a few minutes. But we also talk about residential and with that, LED flat screen TV’s. All of our TV’s in our family room and our bedroom are on swing arms. Also, in the Montana we use the dimplex brand fireplace. It’s a top of the line, it’s a 5100 BTU fireplace. Some people have asked me about heat pumps. Remember one thing, heat pumps only force air out of the ceiling and they don’t work under 42, 43 degrees.
Chris: So what the fireplace does, it runs on electric so you can save on propane, and that takes the chill out of the air. This will give you 20 to 30 degrees additional heat up to 85 degrees in the coach.
Joe: hi folks. We’re back in the, the master bedroom suite of the new residential living Montana. just there’s some, a lot of great new features that they’ve done, in these new coaches and I’ll have Chris go over a few of them. I’m noticing right away is the difference in the closet. It’s, they’ve [00:08:00] taken out the cabinet in the middle, they’ve given you a, room for a washer dryer, one on each side. also you still have plenty of hanging clothes, storage as well. Right behind Chris is a bigger window that they’ve put into the new residential living model.
Chris: Mm-hmm (affirmative)-
Joe: And also the seat here. That, that lifts up and there’s a hamper in there for your clothes so you have a dirty clothes storage I guess, huh?
Chris: Absolutely, out of the way.
Joe: Or you could use it for shoes or whatever else you want as well.
Joe: once a-, also I see around the bed, when Josh goes around it. You put new stands in on each side plus the, the 110, uh hookups on each side too as well.
Chris: Sleep apnea machines are more and more popular.
Chris: And Joe, what we’ve done is made these counter tops much larger, brought the 110 outlets up. Also, you still have those down on the side walls as well too, but this is very important for people here. Also, individual LED reading lights. We don’t have the map lights which get hot. These are brighter, last longer, and give off less heat.
Joe: And use less energy too, yep.
Chris: Absolutely. The new front wardrobe Joe, we were talking about, is all of our floor plans in the Montanas except for the front living room because of the washer dryer prep being in the kitchen in the 3720, 3721 RL …
Joe: Mm-hmm (affirmative)-
Chris: Which the washer dryer preps are in the hallway, all of our front closets you could put the washer on the right hand side and the dryer in the left hand side. All you do is just removed the middle shelves.
Chris: As we know, less than 7% of all RVers actually use washer and dryers for, so for the 93% of the customers that we do have, it’s just more storage. Also, you have these hidden storages right here as well. Under here and then also you have that on the other side too.
Joe: Which, which you don’t see in other brands.
Joe: Also, the cutout into the front cab, you can use that for folding clothes or for shoes, it’s kind of endless.
Chris: We were talking earlier about the radius interior ceiling that we had down in the family room. Also, the benefit, the major benefit it does here, it gives you up to 6 foot 8 head room.
Joe: Yes, and you are much taller than me, so … (laughs)
Chris: I’m 6 foot 6 so I have plenty of room up here to maneuver. Also, with the second air conditioning that we [00:10:00] is in our standard run, and this is a ducted second air conditioning and here’s your thermostat right here because you do have the dual zone thermostat.
Chris: So you can set a different temperature up here in the night, during a different temperature during the daytime. Because you can also run this reverse effect also, in the daytime you can run this air, which feeds the entire coach and during the night time you can run the main air in the family room, which runs down through the whole length of the coach duct wise.
Joe: Now, now once again, the, the upper deck of this fifth wheel is insulated as well.
Joe: a lot of them are not. This has full insulation underneath the, the decking of this to keep your R value, where it should be. You know, when it’s cold weather you won’t lose your heat through the floor of this.
Chris: We were talking a little bit ago also, your 32 inch bedroom TV, which is standard in the Montana and again, that is on a swing arm as well also. All of our TV’s are on swing arms. One thing I want to bring up also Joe, we were talking about convenience in RVing is, every window in our Montanas open.
Chris: Okay, and the camp-, competition can’t say that. We’re, if we’re going to put a window there, we’re going to put it to where you can open it so you have that cross ventilation.
Joe: And with the exception of your slide outs on the ends of your slide outs, they are all, insulated safety glass windows and frameless, too. So they have a beautiful look on the outside.
Chris: if you look at attention to detail Joe, you can notice the hardwood door that we have here.
Chris: And with that, a-, goes along with that, is our wood casing because we give you 3 inch interior walls.
Joe: You watch, we have a real, a real door, a real door header over this.
Chris: We have headers …
Chris: Unlike the competition that doesn’t have headers.
Joe: And you can’t move it, and this, it is very sturdy.
Chris: 3 inch interior wall, so when you shut your doors it’s not going to shake the wall and it’s not flimsy. This is our new counter top design, wood look here where before it was a laminated countertop with much more storage and space with our deep drawers throughout. Once again, you can never have too much storage.
Joe: And full extension roller ball bearings, metal drawer glides.
Joe: What’s, residential to hold up, to take the rigors of, of full time use if need be. [00:12:00]
The video of this presentation by Petes RV Center is available at: https://youtu.be/sgDdKFeb3Tc
Video Transcript | 2016 Keystone Montana Fifth Wheel Features (Part 2 of 2) (CC)
Joe Vartuli: Hi folks, we’re back out here at the, the Montana Residential Living, the new Montana Residential Living Fifth-Wheels, Luxury Fifth-Wheels. Chris is still with us. He’s going to point out some great features, on the front cap, this, this new pin box, and some of the other great features that, that once again separate from the other stuff.
Chris Stender: Joe, our buyers tell us that there’s three characteristics to the Montana which sets the competition apart. The first of all is the MORryde pin box. Second of all is the aerodynamic front cap. And we’ll get around to the side we’ll talk about the MORryde suspension system as well, also. But I want to start with the MORryde pin box. What this allows you to do, Joe, is towing fifth-wheels when you’re accelerating and decelerating, you get what they call bucking and chucking.
Joe Vartuli: Yes.
Chris Stender: What this does is, this minimizes your bucking and chucking. It moves an inch and a half forward, inch and a half back, three-quarters of an inch right, three-quarters of an inch left, because it’s a rubberization system in the MORryde pin box. Rubber reacts faster than gases and fluids, so this minimizes that bucking and chucking.
A lot of our competitors use the large king-pin with the gas shock, with the bladder, that is just … Who knows how to work it? But all that is, is for vertical, but that’s what your tow vehicle’s for, is for vertical suspension. We got it right. We do horizontal up-front, we do vertical in our suspension, where our competition does it backwards. They do vertical in their kingpin, they do horizontal in their suspension, which we’ll talk about in a few minutes.
Also, with our aerodynamic cap, Joe, I can’t tell you you’re going to save two, three miles per hour. But you can take a look at it. It’s just the way it is. It’s what they call a European style aerodynamic front cap.
Joe Vartuli: Right. And then it’s cut in on the sides for your short box pick-ups as well.
Chris Stender: Yeah. We talk about turning radius, some of the competitors talk about [inaudible 00:01:56] turning radius. Actually, our front frame, Joe, there’s an actual [00:02:00] radius front frame, where your competitors, it’s a box frame, or it’s a forty-five degree cut frame. So our cap follows our line of our frame behind it. Also you have the hitch vision mirror. When you’re backing up, not only do you have your LED light here for night-time loading, but you have your hitch vision also which you can see from your tow vehicle as well too.
Joe Vartuli: Absolutely. That’s a great feature. It makes it easier on your neck when you’re hitching up in your fifth wheel.
Chris Stender: Absolutely.
Joe Vartuli: Also, automotive paint.
Chris Stender: Yes, on the new Residential Living Package in the Montana, we have a partial painted front cap which is standard. We’ve always been middle-of-the-road, neutral, non-confrontational, monotone. But in the Montana Residential Living Package, you have the partial painted front cap.
Also, we have your LED front lights which we were talking about in your control panel inside. You have one on the door side, one on the off-door side. People have told us that in campgrounds, if they’ve gone for a bike ride or a walk, they’ll put these on. That way they can see where they’re at a couple roads over.
Joe Vartuli: It’s certainly … They do stand out, that’s for sure.
Chris Stender: Joe, let’s talk about also your propane tanks. You have standard propane tanks … [cross talk 00:03:08]
Joe Vartuli: We have thirty pounds … Is the standard. Correct.
Chris Stender: Standard thirty-pound LP tanks. But here’s the big difference for a lot of your competition, okay. First of all, we have one on each side.
Joe Vartuli: Correct.
Chris Stender: Okay. The reason for that is weight distribution. Also, the reason we put one on each side rather than two, because your baggage compartment doors, Joe, are the same size and your pass-through storage is the same dimensions throughout. Where if I were to put two LP tanks on the off-door side, all of a sudden your baggage compartment gets much smaller plus your weight distribution is off.
Joe Vartuli: Correct.
Chris Stender: Another feature I want to show you is notice how we’re using the gas struts, okay. We don’t put clips up here that rust or corrode, and we definitely don’t put magnets up on the side of our Montana Fifth-Wheels, okay. Because I don’t want something to let go and hit me in the head.
Joe Vartuli: [laughs]
Chris Stender: [00:04:00] One thing I also want to show you as well, too, is part of our central vacuum system we were talking about inside Joe, remember we had the twenty-five foot expandable hose?
Joe Vartuli: Yes, we did.
Chris Stender: This is your exterior port, which goes right here, and that way you can sweep your pass-through storage, sweep your outdoor carpet, works sweet.
Joe Vartuli: Josh is showing you how big this really is. You can put a lot of stuff in there.
Chris Stender: Massive storage. And the reason for this is, Joe, is because we have what we call drop-frame pass-through storage. Because our twelve-inch I-beam frame on the Montana is standard, and your eight-inch I-beam is a drop-frame.
Joe Vartuli: Right.
Chris Stender: A lot of your competitors, when you’re on the outside, you think “Wow, that’s a lot of storage”, but when you open the door, you’re floor’s like elevated.
Joe Vartuli: There’s no hump, this is all flush all the way through.
Chris Stender: Absolutely, it’s a drop-frame pass-through storage.
Joe Vartuli: I, I do notice that’s a heat port, and so we have a heated basement.
Chris Stender: Absolutely. Right here, this is radiant heat. When you have your furnace on it is radiant heat, will heat your pass-through storage. Also another feature I want to talk about also, Joe, is what we call our friction hinge entry door, okay. I don’t have any plastic clips anymore that break.
Joe Vartuli: Thank God.
Chris Stender: Okay, so you’re not replacing them all the time. So it is a friction hinge entry door, okay. Another feature I want to show you also is what we call our new screen door. How many times customers have to open that up and then when they go back outside, they have to shut it again. So now from the inside, you just push that down from the inside now.
Joe Vartuli: Talk about convenience. I don’t know how many years people have been asking for a new, a new type of door, a new way to open up their screen door. That’s much, much better.
Chris Stender: We take this for granted, but you know there’s so many people that have four, five, six, seven, eight, ten year old RV’s that have never seen this. We have to be able to show that to the customer. Another standard feature, Joe, is your four-step entry. How many of our competitors are still using …
Joe Vartuli: Three steps.
Chris Stender: Our three step entry.
Joe Vartuli: Yup.
Chris Stender: Look how much more you have. I’m tall, and this is still a tall step for me right here. [00:06:00]
Joe Vartuli: Well, imagine if you’re elderly. It just, it’s much much better for you.
Chris Stender: With the fold-away handles. Once the door is shut, you have a nice large fold-away handle also. Our main awning, Joe, is a power awning, and it’s a two-position, and I’ll show you how that works, Joe.
Notice I’ll turn on the light as well, also.
Joe Vartuli: Ease of operation is terrific.
Chris Stender: I call this, this is two-stage power awning Joe, and I’ll tell you why. I can’t put it all the way out. Almost, okay. So let’s say you’re setting outside and it’s starting to rain hard, or let’s say the sun is dropping. All you do is just take this right here, and drop it, and just tighten this right here.
Joe Vartuli: So you can keep, you can have a …
Chris Stender: And the same with the other end.
Joe Vartuli: You can have a good pitch to it, like you said. Even if it’s raining, too, that’s another good feature.
Chris Stender: Absolutely.
Joe Vartuli: If, if you’re used to pitching your awning one way, the old style of manual awnings, you can still do this with a power awning.
Chris Stender: That way, what it does also is if it’s raining hard, you can drop it down. That way if it’s blowing you can still have your screen door on as well, too. This is our 3160 Rear Lounge Montana. This is our only Montana that gives you a second main awning on the outside, and that has lighting as well also. And this is also a two-stage awning as well, too. this is standard on the 3160 RL [cross talk 00:07:30]
Joe Vartuli: We’re pretty, we’re pretty close to the camper next to us, but you’re getting a good idea of how easy it does to work, how nice it looks with those LEDs, how it ties in with your entertainment center here.
Chris Stender: Thirty-two inch TV, again on a swing arm with an AM/FM CD/DVD player and a stereo as well, also. So, nice standard entertainment center on the outside with bus-style baggage compartment doors.
Joe Vartuli: Yes. More residential features for you: While you’re on the road, you want to be outside [00:08:00] watching NASCAR, you want to watch a ballgame, the kids want, want to watch a DVD … All these things you can do along with the storage and convenience the Montana offers you.
Joe Vartuli: We’re back over on the other side of the 3160 here. We’re going to show you the standard hydraulic six-point automatic leveling system. Chris is going to show you the control, the controller panel and just how it really does work. Once again, this will level you automatically. It takes all the guesswork out of everything.
Chris Stender: Joe, it’s as easy as a couple steps. First of all, when you’re backed into your spot, all you do is you hit the manual mode and then bring your front legs up. And what we’re doing right now is we’re lifting the front of it up to unhook it from your tow vehicle.
Joe, what I want to show you, part of the Residential Living Package which is new in the Montana, is we have what we call a solar panel prep. If you notice your compartment right up here, Furrion is the supplier that they do sell a portable solar panel which you can set outside your coach.
Joe Vartuli: Which we do offer to customers.
Chris Stender: And you can plug it in right here. That’s standard on all Montanas with the Residential Living Package. Another feature I want to show you, Joe, is the expandable ten-foot high-pressure hot and cold shower. We don’t use the white hose with the magic wand that you’re lucky to get your hair wet if you tried.
Also what this does is too, Joe, is if the people that want to winterize their own coaches, it’s very simple. Your winterize, your winterization system right here, you have your kit with a hose that comes down in your RV antifreeze. Once that’s in there, all you do is turn your water heater by-pass on, and then winterize, you turn that on. Winterizes the whole coach just for you.
Joe Vartuli: How easy is that? Instead of taking panels apart and everything else.
Chris Stender: Because your water pump is just on the backside so you don’t have to access your water pump. It’s one, two, three steps, done. Okay. Here’s your city water connection, which what we do, Joe, is we can run them up through the middle here, underneath here, run a hose [00:10:00], and that way it runs water into your coach.
Now, if you want to fill your freshwater tank, maybe before you hit the road, once your city water hooked up … See, it says tank fill power fresh, all you do is flip this lever right here, automatically fills your fresh water.
Joe Vartuli: Fills your fresh water tank.
Chris Stender: No more gravity filling in the back. I only have a vent now. So this fills much faster. Then also is your black tank flush here. What that does, it’s like a sprinkler system in your black tank. Because we all know when you dump your black tank, not all your debris gets let go.
Joe Vartuli: No, it can clump on the bottom, and this rinses from top to bottom for always a clean tank.
Chris Stender: If you don’t use your RV for a while you have a nice aroma when you walk in. But it’s a sprinkler system that sprays around, gets all the debris out of the coach. If you notice, also, our low point drains, Joe, why they’re in here. And the reason for that is, in the Montana product, our water lines are constructed in our floors. Our competition, your low point drains always come out underneath, but that means they run their water lines in their underbelly attached to the I-beam frame.
Joe Vartuli: And also I’m seeing your grey and tack, the grey, grey and black tank valves here, are also up on the inside and above the underbelly … [cross talk 00:11:08]
Chris Stender: And they’re straight out.
Joe Vartuli: … So they are insulated, correct.
Chris Stender: Your black tank is fifty gallons. Your grey tank is ninety-three, because you have a fifty-gallon for the bathroom and a forty-gallon for the kitchen. You always have your second grey tank lever. In this floor plan it’s located right here because of the cable system. We want to centralize it to the tank.
Joe Vartuli: Everything is on the inside. Nothing’s exposed on the outside of the coach where it can get broken off.
Joe Vartuli: Folks, I really hope you enjoyed this video from Pete’s RV today, and I really want to thank Chris Stender from Keystone Montana …
Chris Stender: Thank you as well, Joe. [shakes hand]
Joe Vartuli: … For training the whole staff, and showing us the great features and benefits of what the Montana’s really all about. go to our website, http://www.PetesRV.com. Look up our Montana page. Give me a call at Pete’s RV if you want some more information. We have some of the best pricing in the country and a great selection. Once again Chris, thank you.
Chris Stender: Thank you. [00:12:00] Appreciate your business.
Joe Vartuli: And hope you enjoyed it.
The video of this presentation by Petes RV Center is available at: https://youtu.be/RoGavsH8DxM
Pete’s RV Business Manager Wins Ninth Straight EasyCare Award
Monday June 25th, 2012 19:01:28
Pete’s RV Center Business Manager, Kyle Williams (pictured at left with Pete’s RV EasyCare Representative and General Manager Chad Shepard) was recently presented with his ninth consecutive Circle of Honor Award for excellence in providing clients with extended vehicle warranties.
As Kyle explains, “Winning this award year after year never gets old. Not only is it an honor, but also an incredibly good indicator that I’m doing my job educating our clients on the benefits of carrying extended coverage on their new or used RVs.”
For nearly a decade, Kyle has ranked in the nation’s top fifty administrators of EasyCare’s Vehicle Extended Service Contracts–fourteenth overall in 2011 and number one for RV warranties six out of the last nine years.
EasyCare is administered by Automobile Protection Corporation (APCO). They are members of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) and the National RV Dealers Association (RVDA). EasyCare’s RV Extended Service Contracts provide comprehensive coverage on new and used fifth wheels, travel trailers, pop-up campers and motorhomes.