RV Review: 2023 Keystone Montana High Country 385BR Fifth Wheel

Today’s RV review is from Keystone Montana High Country 385BR, a large, medium, bunk fifth wheel can be a great option even if you don’t have youngsters traveling with you. In fact, if I was looking for a larger fifth wheel that fits my own lifestyle, I wouldn’t be able to dismiss this wheel. Not that I’m shopping for a fifth wheel, keep in mind.

stuck in the middle with you

The Montana division of Keystone sells plenty of fifth wheels. There are a lot of things I really liked about them already, and the reviews on their mediocre shows make me mean a lot.

What the company did was take the loft bed over the middle of the trailer and sort of cut it in half. This leaves a smaller loft but makes the ceiling in the middle bedroom much taller.

In that middle bedroom, they dramatically increased the height of the sliding box. Now there is a tri-fold sofa, as before, but then there is a fold-out bed on top of that. This room seems significantly less intimidating with such a high ceiling.

Now on the camp side of this room there is a desk and a fairly comfortable chair. This makes this entire space more logical, since you can use it as an office or craft room without making any changes. Or it could be a shed or a man cave where there are TV connections next to the bed. or craft room. This space can contain a lot of things. And you don’t have to use the loft for people to sleep – this may be where things related to the use of this room are kept.

Like quilting supplies if you work in quilting, for example. I love the changes they made here.

More changes to the Montana High Country 385BR

There are changes to the main living space too, including changes that will definitely make a difference to your camping experience.

But for the look, let’s check out the new island. It’s a nice looking piece with curved features and the like. It’s beautiful. Functionally, all drawers and cabinets of the entire excavator are distinguished by soft closing mechanisms. I always thought this was just a decoration until I found it in my new home.

There’s also a 4K smart TV here, as is probably the case in many homes. It’s good to see the recreational vehicle industry transition to electronics today.

The power chair opposite the TV is really where it’s at. Not only does it recline, as you might expect, but there are a number of adjustments you can make to the backrest to make it more comfortable. elegant.

New for 2023 is a new Furrion oven that’s actually larger than the 21-inch model I’ve always marveled at. While there are three burners on top, there is now a 24-inch oven with three shelves inside. It is really a good design. I love this.

There are two refrigerator options at the moment – either a GE residential model or a conventional propane model.

Keystone Features

If you haven’t read any of these reviews in the past, I have to point out that Keystone really sets their products apart from even other Thor products. Keystone has a team they call their Innovation Labs, and they’ve already done things to make a difference. like what?

There is their Blade Pure™ air conditioning system. It uses a more efficient air handling system to deliver more cool air throughout the RV. Furthermore, there is a high-efficiency filtration system that can filter a lot of air particles to the MERV-9 standard (Minimum Efficiency Report Value), but uses filters that are easy to find.

Keystone also has floors called Dyna Span®, It is a wood product that comes in such large sheets that only one sheet is required to cover the floor of this large fifth wheel. It is also guaranteed for a quarter of a century.

I also love the suspension on this machine, which is a Road Armor™ system with wet rivets. Another nice feature is the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), which includes the spare tire.

The company also uses wiring systems that are consistent from one model to another. This may sound like a no-brainer, but remember that it’s the recreational vehicle industry. So this is a very unique feature of Keystone and means that intentional wiring is likely to work better. But if it does not, then diagnosis and repair will also be easier.

Solar

But the most important thing about Keystone products is the standard solar package. Base solar power on all Keystone RVs is 220 watts, up 20 watts from previous years. You can then get a package with twice as many panels or even a big daddy rabbit, the 1200i. There are also optional battery packs.

I think, more than any other RV company, Keystone has democratized solar power.

Outdoor Kitchen at Montana High Country 385BR

I think one of the biggest jokes in the RV industry is the outdoor kitchen. While this is fine in theory because we all want to spend more time outdoors, the way they played is usually kinda awful.

With that in writing, I will say that this is one of the best outdoor kitchens I have seen. a period.

First of all, it includes a flat tray with two burners on a pivot stand. This grill comes out of space and hangs outside the trailer body on an arm. It is also height adjustable. It is a nice.

There’s also (you’re about to hear the angels sing) a 12v drawer style cooler instead of a stupid 120v fridge. Finally, there’s a large drawer that includes a huge cutting board. The kitchen set is entirely metal and there is even hot and cold running water.

If I were giving awards to outdoor kitchens, this would totally get one.

Tony’s thoughts on Montana High Country 385BR

There’s a lot I really liked about this predecessor, and it’s now up an alley.

On top of that, there have been other changes to this machine—including an upgrade to a 16-gallon water heater.

Honestly, this rig was so well thought out that I couldn’t find any nits to pick out. I’m sure there are subjective issues, as I read in some of the comments to the video I attached, but this is, again, well thought through with the fifth wheel.

yes. Love her.

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Tony comes to RVtravel.com after working at an RV dealership and has been an RV enthusiast his whole life. He also wrote Curbside’s joint column on cars. He also works closely with a number of recreational vehicle manufacturers to get an inside look at how things get done and is a brand ambassador for the Rockwood Mini Lite with his wife, Peggy.

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