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keystone Sprinter quality??

troy_t
Explorer II
Explorer II
We are in the process of shopping for a used 5th wheel. We are going to look at a 2017 Keystone Sprinter 297FWRLS. I searched the forums but didn't find much information about the Sprinter model. How are Keystones as far as quality holding up out there? Does anybody have this particular model?
I'm a bit jaded on the used market as we really had a bad experience with the last used unit we bought but the new market is a bit out of reach for us right now.
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BarneyS
Explorer III
Explorer III
For all those who do not read previous posts in a thread, the OP said he is moving on. The trailer in question had water damage in the roof after he inspected it.

Thread closed.
Barney
2004 Sunnybrook Titan 30FKS TT
Hensley "Arrow" 1400# hitch (Sold)
Not towing now.
Former tow vehicles were 2016 Ram 2500 CTD, 2002 Ford F250, 7.3 PSD, 1997 Ram 2500 5.9 gas engine

laknox
Nomad
Nomad
Curly2001 wrote:
Just be sure you look for water damage in the walls and the roof area. Look at the suspension, springs, axles, and the floor to make sure it is all straight. If you can get an inspection from an independent repair shop that would be good, too. That model year should be built pretty well since it is before the Covid builds which I am finding are pretty much thrown together. Good luck,
Curly


Don't forget to check the floors for soft spots, especially around the toilet, shower, lav, kitchen sink and in the slides.

Lyle
2022 GMC Sierra 3500 HD Denali Crew Cab 4x4 Duramax
B&W OEM Companion & Gooseneck Kit
2017 KZ Durango 1500 D277RLT
1936 John Deere Model A
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laknox
Nomad
Nomad
midnightsadie wrote:
little shy about buying? hire a rv inspector . your local rv dealer should know one. they,ll find things you never would have though of. ain,t that exspense


What ^^he^^ said. Contact NRVIA.org for a certified inspector near the rig you're interested in.

Lyle
2022 GMC Sierra 3500 HD Denali Crew Cab 4x4 Duramax
B&W OEM Companion & Gooseneck Kit
2017 KZ Durango 1500 D277RLT
1936 John Deere Model A
International Flying Farmers 64 Year Member

troy_t
Explorer II
Explorer II
So we looked at the trailer today and it was very well taken care of. However when I went on the roof all three slides had the roof membrane pinched and tore so there was a small hole in each one, right in the center at the outer edge. The wood underneath was wet and that was part of the issue with my old camper was a bad roof so I didn’t want to get into that again. We’ll keep looking. Thanks for all the advice.

CWilson
Explorer
Explorer
RetiredRealtorRick wrote:
Keystone is a Thor product.


So is Airstream, and Tiffin. DRV? Jayco?

TXiceman
Explorer
Explorer
Keystone sprinter is an entry level trailer and on a Lippert frame. It will be close on tire and axle capacity. The spring and spring hangers are minimal. First hire you own professional inspector to go over the unit and see that all systems are working and there is no water intrusion present or past.

A 2017 trailer may have tires that are aged out so check the DOT date codes for all tires. Typically trailer tires are replaced at 5 to 6 years. Do not accept cheap Chines tires. Insist on AMerican made tires.

Ken
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2023 Cougar 22MLS, toted with a 2022, F150, 3.5L EcoBoost, Crewcab, Max Tow, FORMER Full Time RVer. Travel with a standard schnauzer and a Timneh African Gray parrot

RetiredRealtorR
Explorer
Explorer
Keystone is a Thor product.
. . . never confuse education with intelligence, nor motion with progress

Curly2001
Explorer
Explorer
Just be sure you look for water damage in the walls and the roof area. Look at the suspension, springs, axles, and the floor to make sure it is all straight. If you can get an inspection from an independent repair shop that would be good, too. That model year should be built pretty well since it is before the Covid builds which I am finding are pretty much thrown together. Good luck,
Curly
2019 Chev. Double cab 2500HD, 6.0, 4:10 diffs, six speed auto
2013 Heartland Sundance XLT 265RK

midnightsadie
Explorer II
Explorer II
little shy about buying? hire a rv inspector . your local rv dealer should know one. they,ll find things you never would have though of. ain,t that exspense