The Keystone RV Slide out camper offers a tremendous amount of built in storage space, spacious living area, and fabulous kitchen setup. This model slide out camper has 4 slide-outs. I recently visited with Paul and Laura Hase who were camping with a large group with their 2007 Challenger Keystone RV Slide Out Camper. They love their slide out camper and really put a lot of time and effort into researching the new campers for sale before deciding on the Keystone RV. They had previously owned and outgrown a toy hauler and needed to upgrade to a camper with more living space and a better kitchen setup. Paul and Laura own a group home for developmentally disabled adults, and they love to rv travel and camp with their clients. They chose the Keystone RV slide out camper because it was the best option for them to be able to camp comfortably with a large group. When they travel they prepare gourmet meals (not hotdogs – think chicken marsala!) and need to seat up to 14 people inside during periods of camping in foul weather.
Laura told me that the three most important items to them when researching a new slide out camper were storage, kitchen prep space, and seating available inside. They were just packing up their rv to leave the Russian River 1000 Trails when I caught up with them and asked them how the liked their slide out camper. Well, they love it! The Keystone RV slide out camper has 4 slide outs, which gives them tremendous living area and an incredible amount of built in storage. The kitchen area was fantastic, with lots of counter space and storage cabinets. They were packed and ready to pull out when they gave me a tour, and I could see how they easily they packed and how quickly they were ready to go. They had all their luggage stacked neatly along the sides of both sides of the slide out camper, and they also had a row of luggage down the middle. They knew exactly how far in the slide outs for the camper came in, so they used every bit of storage for their luggage when they used the hydraulics to pull in the camper slide outs. Paul was very pleased with the hydraulic camper slide outs, and also with the Sidewide hitch by Airborne. (He prefers hydraulic slides over electric slides.) Drawbacks to this model Keystone RV slideout camper? Paul and Laura wish that the dining room table and chairs would have been a booth design with benches, instead of a table and chairs. This would have given them additional sleeping area and a bit more storage in the benches. You can never have too much storage in your camper!
This review gives a big thumbs up for the Keystone Challenger Slide Out Camper! It’s beautiful, spacious, has lots of storage and cooking space, and with the 4 slide-outs, is a really nice setup for camping with groups.
Thanks Paul and Laura for the time and the tour! And thank you Regan, John, Fred, Julie, Ashley, Katie, Goldie, Steve, Tim, Jacob, David, and Jarrett for allowing me to tour your slide out camper and take pictures!
Do you have a slide out camper? Are you considering the purchase of a slide out camper? Which model have you considered, and why? Do you prefer a motorhome slideout, a fifthwheel slideout or a toyhauler slideout? If you have already purchased a slide out camper, are you happy with it, or do you wish you had gotten something different?
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