May '21

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rv-pro.com May 2021 • RV PRO • 69 freshwater capacity to 107 gallons. "This is going to be a very good coach for boondocking," says Tavernier. "In addi- tion to the freshwater capacity, we 'went big' where it counts – using the largest, most robust components available. Instead of a 30,000-BTU furnace, we use one rated at 35,000-BTU, and instead of a 10-gallon water tank, we went with a 12-gallon tank. And we also have a great solar package." The Arcadia has a few choices when it comes to solar power. It will come stan- dard with a roof port, a 200-watt panel and a 15-amp charge controller. Optional equipment includes a 50-amp MPPT charge controller, multiple solar panels, a 2,000-watt inverter with transfer switch, a Victron energy monitor and a 265AH lithium battery. All the solar equipment is intended to be housed in a forward bulkhead wired for the system. Both choices feed into six outlets designed to run off the solar power, including one outside, one in the bedroom and another built into the kitchen island for use while using the workstation; the theater seats and TV also are wired into the system. While Keystone touts the "residential feel" of the interior living space, Runels also notes the "automotive finish" to the exte- rior. Components such as the convenience center and leveling controls are housed in their own compartments and – like bigger full-time units – the convenience center is set up with easy winterizing valves. Cre- ating individual housings also freed up the storage bays, which boast same-size doors at either end, and are fully finished off like the trunk in a car and have D-rings mounted to the floor to keep bigger items from sliding around. Even the fender skirts, made of shatterproof TPO, are finished with side marker lights. Currently offered in two 3/4-ton fifth wheel floorplans (the three slide 3660RL and 3250RL with two slides), Keystone plans to slowly introduce three or four more fifth wheel models during the next 12 months, along with two or three travel trailers. MSRPs are expected to range from $40,000 to $60,000 for the fifth wheels and $35,000 to $55,000 for the travel trailers. "One of the biggest constraints we have is just getting parts," says Runels, following the Arcadia's debut at the January Florida RV SuperShow in Tampa. "We already have other floorplans designed – it's just a matter of getting them out. At this point, we can't build them fast enough." Keystone partnered with CURT Mfg. on a number of new products that are exclusive to the Arcadia for the 2021 model year, including the equalizer suspension system and a new pin box with ARV (anti-road vibration) technology and a pivoting head to control chucking.

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