Voted most helpful review
John D. Lindberg
Reviewed on October 7, 2023
When my wife and I were looking for a travel trailer this Keystone Hideout 176BH caught our eye at Gander Mt. RV in Baxter Mn. We liked its simplicity and colors so we purchased it in late July 2021 and left Minnesota for Utah 2 days later. This purchase turned into a nightmare almost immediately! By the tim...
When my wife and I were looking for a travel trailer this Keystone Hideout 176BH caught our eye at Gander Mt. RV in Baxter Mn. We liked its simplicity and colors so we purchased it in late July 2021 and left Minnesota for Utah 2 days later. This purchase turned into a nightmare almost immediately! By the time we got to our destination, interior trim pieces were already falling off, there were metal shavings coming from who knows where showing up on the floor near the crookedly installed power center, the water pump was horribly noisy, we started to notice things like paneling staples showing and taped seams that had the tape peeling off, and the screws that hold the strings for the window blinds were falling out, not to mention the refrigerator leaking water onto the MDF (Medium Density Fiber not real wood) boards below it, the MDF swelled up and had to be replaced. Then while we were in Utah we got a phone call from Gander Mt. asking us to bring in our new purchase so they could fix THEIR list of problems with our camper that they made absolutely NO mention of whatsoever during the sales process ! Nice surprise for us! So, I told them what I had found so far and that I was going to inspect every inch of this thing and was not happy with them withholding their discovery of problems during the purchase! Our opinion of this camper and Gander was dropping fast! Upon my inspection I found more metal shavings under our sons bed in the area where the power center and water pump are located, and metal shavings along with a large pile of sawdust in the access area of the propane burner for the refrigerator (they sold us a fire just waiting to happen!) Shortly after their phone call to us, our then 2 year old son stepped out onto the first step where his leg went into the gap between the camper and the back of the step and he fell down with his leg still trapped in the gap! Luckily he didn’t break his leg! I immediately called both Gander and Keystone, neither one seemed concerned with this issue and refused to do a simple repair to make the steps safe. All in all our experience with Keystone and Gander Mt. which has been since purchased by Campingworld has been horrendous troubled with poor quality workmanship, lack of transparency in sales, substandard repairs and non existent customer service, a campingworld assistant manager told me “We aren’t going to do anything more for you”so I told him “Get out of my camper or I’ll throw you out!”I have not been back there since . I won’t even consider it, and will never buy or recommend that anyone else buy a Keystone camper or deal with Campingworld whose CEO’s motto is “If you’re not happy, I’m not happy. “ That’s an untrue statement if I’ve ever heard one!