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Old 02-20-2017, 04:26 PM   #1
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Question Considering V3005

Hey guys, new to the forum, considering the purchase of a 2017 Voltage V3005. I like the floorplan and want a smaller fifth wheel (for length and weight considerations) but I really want a separate, walled garage (which ruled out the 2951).

My tow vehicle is a 2002 Ford F350 Crew Cab 7.3 diesel long bed SRW. Air Lift bags already installed (I had a slide in camper), but I haven't gotten the fifth wheel hitch yet.

Would appreciate any thoughts on the 3005 itself and/or pulling it with my truck.
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Old 02-20-2017, 04:57 PM   #2
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I have a 2014 v3005 and love it. I also wanted the smaller length and I liked the floor plan. You should have no problems towing it with the truck you have. I will tell you that it is a little heavier than what the dealer told me it was, I took it across the scales. The camper tows great and I have had no major issues with it, just stupid stuff most of which I took care of myself.
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Old 02-20-2017, 11:01 PM   #3
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I recently purchased a 2017 V3005. My tow vehicle is a 2012 Silverado 2500, 4x4, 6.5 bed, and has the 6.6 Dmax. I had some issues leveling the trailer with my truck while towing. I was about 4" high in the front with my hitch in the lowest position (B&W Companion Slider). I ended up installing the Correct Track by Lippert, which lifted the trailer 2" and allowed me to align the axles to the king pin. All said and done, it was about $750 - Ouch! Other than that, I've had zero problems. It's a great RV that my family and I will enjoy for years to come.
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thanks for the feedback guys!
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How do you guys feel about the corner mount setup for the TV in the main living area? The other unit I've been looking at is the Keystone Carbon 337 which has a 50" TV on the front wall, which I'm really liking.

Does the TV mount in the 3005 have an articulating arm so you can lower it down for better viewing? The specs indicate 40-46" tv, have either of you replaced the stock tv with something bigger?
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Couple things I am noticing about the Carbon...
-It is 11" longer than the Voltage (We wanted to be under 35' to camp at CA state beaches)
-It appears to only have one awning vs 3 on the Voltage (maybe options can add more)
-It does not have a 4 door fridge - mine came with one, but not all do.
That's all I have in a quick review. Also, after seeing both brands at the Pomona RV show, I was not impressed with fit & finish on all keystone models. Funny because I believe Keystone owns Dutchmen now? I would take a very close look at options and length vs floor plan layout. I looked and looked for about 2 years before I pulled the trigger. Good luck!! - Sean
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Old 02-21-2017, 08:03 PM   #7
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Oh and the TV is a 40" I believe. And it does not articulate. The 337 kind of reminds me of the Voltage 3200. That's the model I wanted, but Dutchmen discontinued it for some reason. But again, I would've been pushing the length limit on state beach camping. Some of those spots are difficult to get into...
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Thor owns Keystone & Dutchmen, and about 1/2 the RV industry. A few years back, Thor put Keystone's management in charge of Dutchmen. Not sure if it was a cost cutting move, an attempt to improve Dutchmen build quality, or for some other reason.
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