Bought this fifth wheel in January of this year. Traded in a 2020 Rockwood 2614BS travel trailer. The Rockwood didn't have the room we desired so we looked for a decent rear living fifth wheel. We found it in the Durango Gold 356RLT. Short enough to maneuver in most RV parks and campgrounds but large enough to offer comfortable living. We love the floor plan - however, it's not exclusive to K-Z, it is similar to many other manufacturer's plans on the market. Let me preface this review by saying there is not a "perfect" RV out there no matter the manufacturer, no matter the price. They all have their quirks.
First thing we did was replace the piece-of-junk mattress with a pillow top "soft" Montana hybrid mattress from Wilderness. Excellent mattress.
The next thing to go was the worthless "waterfall" faucet in the bathroom at the sink. No pressure, no flow. Changed it to a more traditional single handle faucet and life is good.
This Durango Gold model also comes standard with an on-demand water heater. Best feature EVER!
Didn't think we would use the standard dishwasher, but we do and it's quite handy.
We love the large, 4-door 18-cubic foot refrigerator/freezer. It does a good job. I wish it had an actual refrigerant compressor circuit rather than an adsorption circuit. When it gets above 90 F or less than 40 F, it doesn't work all that well. Summertime in Utah averages 90 F so the fridge and freezer don't cool to the temps we would like in the prime camping time.
Our unit was ordered by the dealer with the factory solar package. It has two, 100-watt flexible solar panels on the roof. I kind of wish they were the rigid typical panels. 2000 watt inverter connected to all 110-volt outlets is great.
There are only four USB outlets, 2 at the "hutch" in the kitchen area and one at each recliner. I wish there were USB outlets at every location of a standard 110-volt outlet.
The pre-wire for King Connect WIFI is less than desirable. You would think that a WIFI router and antenna would be a standard feature.
The two standard whisper quiet A/C units are nice. Adding a soft-start controller to each would be a great addition.
The Lippert Control One system is okay but not perfect. It controls lights, slides, leveling, HVAC, and the main awning (the optional small awning is manually controlled only). It is WIFI capable but only works if you are near the unit. If you want cell connection, that requires a subscription through Lippert for like $40 or $50 a month. That would allow you to use all of the functions of the controller from a remote distance via your phone. Not worth it in my book.
The gray water total capacity is 93 gallons split between two tanks, one for the bathroom and one for the kitchen. It would be nice if K-Z would connect the two of them so you get the full benefit of them. The bath gray tank fills up 3X as fast as the kitchen gray tank.
The Insignia gas range is extremely nice and wonderful to use.
The pantry area is spacious as well as the bounteous cabinets around the unit.
The unit tows extremely well. I have a 2019 Ford F250 Powerstroke 4x4 short bed and it pulls it very well. I use the Andersen fifth wheel hitch and I have plenty of clearance between the front cap and the cab of the truck.
To summarize, we love the unit. It fits our needs. Yes, there are things that need to be repaired from time to time, but it's an RV that bounces up and down the road. Things are bound to break, come loose, need adjustment. That's part of the RV life. Find one with a floor plan, color scheme and the components you would like and get out there. Again, there's no perfect RV.
Hope this helps.