2017 Keystone RV Montana 3820FK Fifth Wheel Features

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.

screen-shot-2016-09-08-at-1-53-16-pmThe 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.

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“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.

Get the full rundown on the 2017 Keystone RV Montana 3820Fk on PetesRVVT.com.

Going Unhooked: Give Dry Camping a Try

Going Unhooked: Give Dry Camping a Try
Wednesday April, 30th 2014 16:08:03

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For those who have not tried it yet, ever thought about giving dry camping a shot?

It means going to a place where there is no electricity, water or sewer hookups and living exclusively off your RV’s internal utilities.

Preparing for a trip where you’ll be dry camping requires a different approach and set of questions before you heading out. If you are new to RVing and leaning more towards dry camping in more remote locations versus full-service campgrounds, it is important to know how well the RV you are shopping is equipped to accommodate your needs. Along with researching online, talking to an experienced RV sales consultant is highly recommended.

Since you will not have an endless power or water supply, or sewage connection, conservation is the key to dry camping. Things, like turning lights on only when they are needed and not running water wastefully down the drain, are a couple of good dry camping habits. Here’s a few more:

  • Learn how much your RV’s fresh water tank can hold and consider bringing a separate supply of drinking water
  • Be crystal clear on your RV’s waste water (black) tank capacity and educate the family on the importance of taking short showers or excessive toilet flushing. Many folks go by the old rule to leave #1 in the bowl and flush when there is a #2.
  • Understand how many hours you will get from a full battery and what it will or will not power. For example, say goodbye to the luxury of an air conditioner and microwave. Most RVs can only power 12 volt appliances when working solely off a battery.
  • Along with hot water and cook tops or grills, many RVs are equipped with dual-power refrigerators. Therefore, you need to know how long your propane tanks will last.

Solar panel battery chargers are becoming more prevalent in the camping community. They can recharge an RV battery during the day when lights and other electric appliance are not being used. Converters can also be purchased that will allow you to use fans, radios and charge cell phones.

One of the best trains of thought you can have when packing for a dry camping trip is not to bring unnecessary electrical gadgets. Bring board games, flashlights with extra batteries, a camping lantern, and Tiki torches. With limited refrigeration and the convenience of microwave cooking, it’s also good practice to think accordingly when stocking your grocery and food supply.

This hardly dry article on dry camping was provided by Chuck Lunberg. See more of what he and others are liking on the TalkCampingNH.com Facebook page!

RV Winterization To Do List

RV Winterization To Do List
Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 20:37:56

RV Lifestyle Consultant Randy Murray neatly ties together his series of winterization videos with a short introduction on preparing your camper for cold weather storage.

The primary areas he touches on:

1. Water System – Use non-toxic anti-freeze
2. Spot Sealing – Inspect and treat all exterior joints and seams
3. Awning – Clean and dry before storing
4. Battery – Disconnect and store indoors
5. Tires – Inspect, clean, torque lug nuts, and using tire covers a sound decision
6. Refrigerator – Clean with disinfectant and prop door open during storage
7. Rodent Control – Inspect for openings and treat with dauber screens & Mouse Free
8. RV Cover – Regular tarps do not breathe or provide a snug fit.

Related videos for all of the above can be found on the extremely educational Pete’s RV YouTube Channel’s RV Service Tips playlist.

Please remember that Randy’s demonstrations cover general RV winterization tasks. All campers come equipped differently, so be sure to consult with your owner’s manual.

The winterizing parts and accessories recommended in this and related videos are on sale at the Pete’s RV Parts & Accessories Store.

Walmart App Guides RVers to Overnight Parking

Walmart App Guides RVers to Overnight Parking
Wed, 27 Jul 2011 21:13:25

iexitwlogo120x114For the most part, RVers new and old is aware that a number of Walmart’s thousands of locations in the United States and Canada offer a complimentary night’s stay for their weary bones. The challenge is determining which ones allow, or do not allow overnight parking. AllStays.com removes such guesswork with their Walmart Overnight Parking app for iPhone and Android smartphones.

Well worth the $1.99 (we’ve been using it as a logistics tool for our North American Delivery Program), the Walmart Overnight Parking app is searchable by location and provides remarks from those who actually stayed there. In reviewing this app over the past couple of weeks, we were pleased to see that there are continuous updates on the addition or withdrawal of participating Walmart stores. You can imagine how frustrating it would be to pull into a lot after a long, tiring day only to be turned away. Another nice feature is the ability to toggle an advanced search for Walmart locations with pharmacies, groceries, diesel refueling, or open 24 hours.

If you do not have a smartphone, the AllStays.com website does provide basic information and updates on overnight parking at Walmarts in the United States and Canada.

If internet access is a no go, Walmart Atlas, Second Edition (Roundabout Publications) is available in paperback for under twenty bucks.

Give the Walmart Overnight Parking app a spin!