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Old 07-09-2011, 07:15 AM   #11
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I put the question out there ..Does Forest River make a comparable 5th wheel to the Keystone High Country model 299 rks ?? But it seems everyone wants to say something about what my F150 CANT do instead...
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Old 07-09-2011, 08:01 AM   #12
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I put the question out there ..Does Forest River make a comparable 5th wheel to the Keystone High Country model 299 rks ?? But it seems everyone wants to say something about what my F150 CANT do instead...
Maybe it is because we did not "get your drift."

Did you refer to floor plan?

Quality of manufacture?

Weight?

Length?

Holding tank capacity?

Storage?

Options?

Or "All of the above" ?

If it is all of the above; it would BE a Keystone High Country model 299RKS

Maybe you should start by writing down all the things about the High Country you liked the best (in order of importance) and then you can compare yourself. No one has the same priority of likes or "must haves."

If you have a large family who dry camps; tank size is higher on the list than someone in hookups all the time; for example.
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Old 07-09-2011, 08:50 AM   #13
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You are right once again Herk 7769.. All of the above would sum it up for what our wants would be. Pricing is also a factor....Dry camping for the 2 of us .and a 10 lb pomeranian ..would probably be on average a 1-2 day at a time thing and .. I am not against shopping for a F250 at all ..Thanks ..Dave
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Old 07-09-2011, 09:36 AM   #14
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If you really plan to tow with the F-150 you might consider the Rockwood model 8280WS or the Flagstaff 8528RKWS. They have a similar floor plan, but instead of the bed slideout, it has a wardrobe slideout. The hitch weight on both models is just over 1100 pounds and both models are just over 30 feet in length. Also, both models have larger grey and black water tank capacities than the Cougar.

If you decide to buy a ĺ ton truck then by all means buy the Cougar High Country. I try not to be negative, but I think you might be a bit disappointed pulling that Cougar with a F150 with the 5.4 engine and a 3.55 rear end.
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Old 07-09-2011, 10:54 AM   #15
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Its seems that the bedroom slide out is what we like better. More head room , since we are tall . All i was asking is ...if anyone knew of another 5th wheel thats comparable to the keystone cougar High Country model 299 rks. I am not trying to have someone else do the homework . just not wanting to find out after the fact that we could have had a better 5th wheel, a better deal or possibly some feature , that we would have liked instead. And if there is a F250 or F350 in my future so be it .
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I am extremely happy with my GMC 2500HD Duramax diesel pulling my 9200 pound Flagstaff 8526RLWS.

I can get up to 13 MPG (no wind) towing it and have to keep looking in the mirror to even know it is back there. Like I said in the previous post, my hitch (pin) weight loaded for camping runs about 1350 pounds. This pretty much maxes out the truck's payload with all aboard.

The tow rating as I said is over 15,000 pounds and I would LOVE to have a 5th wheel that big. However, I would need a 3500 at a minimum to feel comfortable carrying the 3000 pound pin weight required for a balanced combination.

So, since I am happy with my truck and camper; I will keep tweaking both to be "home on the road."
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