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Keystone Outback travel trailer
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"One of the industry's best selling light weights, the Outback has been totally re-engineered from the frame up. Now lighter in weight with more aerodynamic profile"

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Important dimensions:
Exterior length 23'2" to 32'11"
Exterior height (with A/C) 10'11",  Exterior width 8'0"
11 floorplans are available (6/09) - we show these below
Shipping weight 4845 - 6715 lbs
Carrying capacity 1295 - 2705 lbs, Hitch weight 520 - 1165 lbs
Fresh/grey/black tanks - 50 / 30-60 / 30 gals
MSRP

  
Keystone Outback travel trailer exterior 
Keystone Outback travel trailer exterior - closed view
 
Keystone Outback travel trailer exterior - 230RS model toy hauler

Keystone says: "One of the industry's best selling light weights, the Outback has been totally re-engineered from the frame up. Now lighter in weight with more aerodynamic profile and progressive graphics, this new Outback stands out from the pack. Inside you'll find a whole new spacious interior with deeper slide out rooms, more storage space, larger windows and eclectic Butter Cream and Auburn Cherry cabinetry."

The picture below shows the interior of the 270BH model (see floorplans):
  

Keystone Outback travel trailer interior - 270BH model 

 
We show another beautiful interior below.  This is the 286RL in russet:
 

Keystone Outback travel trailer interior - 286RL model 


The hard wall rear slideout with king bed is shown below.  This is a feature on 4 models - the 210RS, 230RS, 250RS and the 280RS.  A really nice feature that also helps with towability and manoeuverability: 
 

Keystone Outback travel trailer interior - rear slide king bed 

Just some of the exterior features that are standard with the Outback: Black framed tinted jalousie safety glass windows, Extra large baggage doors, Heated enclosed underbelly including tanks and valves, Exterior TV mount with cable hook up, Front diamond plate rockguard, Satellite prep, Exterior speakers

Just some of the interior features that are standard with the Outback: Rich residential Auburn cherry hardwood cabinetry with a touch of butter rum cream, King U-shape dinette (most models), 36" flush floor slide outs, Large panoramic windows, Pre-drilled and screwed cabinetry,Linoleum flooring, Large wood side drawers with steel guides, Water, soil stain resistant fabrics, 20" LCD HDTV, Pleated shades, 60/40 deep sink with 3" drains, Two door 6 cu. Ft. refrigerator, 3 burner range with oven, Microwave, Deluxe innerspring mattress   

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FLOORPLANS

Wow, what a selection!  4 models with rear slide outs, 3 models with bunk beds, 2 models with ramp doors and toy space and so many other features there are floorplans and models to suit a wide variety of family sizes and lifestyle options.  Take a look for yourself and tell us what you think (see forum below.)

We show the floorplans below - click for a bigger picture:

Keystone Outback travel trailer floorplans - small picture -click for a bigger picture 



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"One of the industry's best selling light weights, the Outback has been totally re-engineered from the frame up. Now lighter in weight with more aerodynamic profile"
 
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READERS' COMMENTS
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KevinI bought a 2011 outback with a power rear slide . The rear slide out is leaking bad, I re-caulked the rear plate but it is still leaking. Any suggestions?
KitermanJust where is the slide out motor on a 2014, 210rs? I can't seem to find it any where.
Jim TumblinI have a one month old 310TB outback. It has been used one time spending the rest of the month in the shop. Great floor plan but lousy quality and service. Do not buy from this company.
CarrieWehave a 2004 Keystone 26rs. We love it. We have had no problems. We just purchased a new 310BHS.
GREG DESAUTELSSECOND TIME THE REAR SLIDE OUT BOTTOM PLASTIC CRACKED AND KEYSTONE WILL NOT WARRANTY IT, NOR WILL THEY ADMIT THEY HAVE A SERIES PROBLEM THEY CANNOT FIX. DO NOT BUY ONE OF THESE THEY ARE JUNK AND WARRANTY SUCKS.
KLBrand new outback and each camping season have been disappointed to find the plastic under the back king slide is cracked and shattered. Keystone will not fix or repair this and I would not recomment this model or company. There is obvioulsy a major flaw with the back slide and they have taken the cheapest material for this huge slide out. But under the small dinette slide, funny there is metal under this slide.
MarkWhere should I start. Problems with our 2005 Outback 23RS. 1. Micorwave quit working - They fixed it. 2. During construction they drilled a screw into the water holding tank. It held water until the screw fell out. They fixed it. 3. Furnace quit working. They fixed it. 4. Most of our decal work is peeling. They said they would fix it. 5. Flooring is cracked - They will not fix it. 6. Stitching is coming out of the sofa. - They will not fix it. 7. Cracking around the wheel well. - They will not fix it. 8. Back rail slide brackets are cracked - They will not fix it. We loved the design of the trailer when and purchased the trailer because we had heard that it was good quality. I guess that was before Keystone took over the line.
MikeI bought the Keystone Outback 23RS with manual rear slide out and front cargo door in 2010, Brand New. Problems we have had was the rear slider rails detached from the ceiling. This was fixed by the dealership and I paid for it myself to save on the 7 year 'insurance rebate' deal that can be had on the lifetime warranty I purchased. Some other issues have been: the screws holding the outside stove in place fall out almost every trip out as the clip design is not strong; the screws holding the stove top in place as well as the microwave were either in not straight or missing or not flush - I repaired all these myself. The drains on the units holding tanks stick out too far out of the covered underbelly and got broken off on my last trip out on a gravel road; one of the side lights on the unit didn't work; the equalising hitch bars were difficult to latch with the sliding pin - i had to drill these out to make them bigger; the rear slider side hold bars - one of them the clip attached to the wall to give pressure to the vertical holding bar, broke off; the fittings under the sink work themselves loose over time, and can leak on the floor. Positives are that it is light; cargo area works great for my applications; heats up quickly ( I got the Arctic package ); is luxurious; has good ground clearance and drainage pipes are located near the tires which is important; tows well; nice outdoor kitchen, sink, cutting board, good speakers, stereo, TV; is quick to set up and put away. With some more attention to detail (ie: better screws; reinforced slider railings; lock tight on all plumbing fittings; better engineering on tank drain connections under trailer - I think that it could be a very good and trouble free unit. 'OUTBACK' and rugged with an Arctic Package means the user expects to be able to use the unit in Canada's more remote camping spots and be able to take our bumby and frost heaved roads. That is why we pay the extra $ to purchase.
HarveyBought the 280RS November 2011, love the layout. First trip in March 2012. Issues that we found 1: Hot water heater not working, not on electric nor gas, call dealer told me that it takes 3 hours to heat the water,told him BS our previous RV 2009 Wildwood T-25SLA heated the water in 1/2 hrs on electricity and it was hot. 2: Grey water valves leaking in fully closed position, not impressed. 3: Garage door skewed 1" opening on the top left corner, not happy. Love the layout but i am starting to get buyers remorse. It is at the dealer for repair now. will pick it up next week. I am thinking that if it start this bad already we might be buying the extended warranty to cover our $$$, just in case. Next extended use will be in September 2012 will post again.
HarveyBought the 280RS November 2011, love the layout. First trip in March 2012. Issues that we found 1: Hot water heater not working, not on electric nor gas, call dealer told me that it takes 3 hours to heat the water,told him BS our previous RV 2009 Wildwood T-25SLA heated the water in 1/2 hrs on electricity and it was hot. 2: Grey water valves leaking in fully closed position, not impressed. 3: Garage door skewed 1" opening on the top left corner, not happy. Love the layout but i am starting to get buyers remorse. It is at the dealer for repair now. will pick it up next week. I am thinking that if it start this bad already we might be buying the extended warranty to cover our $$$, just in case. Next extended use will be in September 2012 will post again.
KidBear2012Recently purchased an Outback 210RS, and am trying to find out hous to get to the water pump for winterizing the camper. It appears to be under the colding couch, but there seem to be no attacning screws or lift off panels. Anybody got an idea as to how to get there?
timber11we just bought our 250rs about two months ago, apone review of many rear pull out versions we found it to have best overall design for the rear pull out, however we had the rails replaced after just one USE! i fabrictaed a stand to support the rear pull out while in transit. they did not have northern canada in mind when they enginered that! we have whats called (FROST) up hear their for their is no such thing as a flat road. i am also going to design a simple extended support for the slide when it is out. we had the usual issues that a new trailer would present and some new ones aswell- the bathroom door striker jammed and locked my 2-1/2 year old inside while she was of coarse up to no good and before i could jimmy the door open she felt it nesscary to make a deposite into the facilities (my travel shampo containers) which i inturn had to go in after!! was not to happy after that. the kitchen faucet also leaked and made nice mess for me to clean up and the fuse panel door would not stay shut. oh and lets not forget the insert on the fridge door which slid out and missed my 18month old baby girl as she was crawling by on the floor. the only saving grace for keystone at this point was the dealership they have worked with us on all our issues and i am happy with their repairs and efforts we bought our first pull behaind their and it was a pioneer by fleetwood. their is no comparison i might add and i think keystone has some excellent designe features for the price market they are going after. lets not forget no trailer is without fault i dont care who built it. with that being said they need to get some (CANADIAN) feed back maybe they should talk to the old custom coach guys?? when you build a trailer do not boast rugged unless you can back it up and remember we dont camp in parking lots up hear.
About Had ItWe bought our 2010 Keystone Outback Sydney edition straight off the showroom floor and waited 3 months for it to be made. We loved the setup and were extremely impressed at what the new camper had to offer. For the 1st season we were very happy with it and only had one problem with one of the speakers. Took it in for service, got it fixed, no big deal. Since that time it has been one thing after another. The plastic strap hlding the bedroom doors shut broke while we were on the road. By the time we got home, the door was hanging from the track all skuned up and the track was twisted and broke. Ordered the parts and fixed it ourselves (we even bought extra straps just in case it happens again) After that we noticed the trim around the slides started falling right off the walls. Again we fixed it ourselves by gluing it back on but by now we are noticing that we had less trouble with our ld unit, a 1979 Prowler. Next we had an issue with the ourdoor faucet. It cracked and started leaking under the kitchen sink. $65 for the part and again we fixed it ourselves. Now even though it's a 2010 and we have used it only about a dozen times, the rear slide motor went in the unit. We took it in for service and thank godness we bought the Route 66 warranty that covered the cost of having it fixed. It was in the shop for a month waiting for the new motor. Got it back and all seemed well. We have used the slide 3 times since it the motor was replaced and low & behold the slide is broken again. Now we are noticing a few electrical problems with the unit. We thought it was just our luck until we met some people that bought the same unit at the same show and their camper is only 1 digit off from ours in the serial number. We found that they have had nothing but trouble with their unit since day 1 also. I guess my next question is "were they both made on a Monday?" We are seriously thinking of losing money and trading this unit in for a different brand. You think it's too late to get our '79 Prowler back?
CAMPER2011We bought a 2011 Outback 298RE and our slide out leaks in the back bedroom. I would not buy another unit from Keystone due to the problems I am having with the Unit & Keystone to get it fixed!
RoamerWe have the Outback 250RS, and the rails for the rear slide are starting to detach from the ceiling. There is alot of weight riding on the tip of that rail when the trailer is in transit. I'm taking it in for a dealer to look at today. has anyone had similar issues, and what was the manufacturer's response?
DennisWe wanted a toy hauler that could carry a full dress Harley tried to load at dealer but hit mid frame at hinge, they assured me a ramp extention would fix so we bought the trailer and ordered the extention well, still hits so don't know what I'm going to do, can't afford another bike. This is the 280RS so check fit before buying steep ramp small garage.
K&GWe wanted a fifth wheel that was better suited to a couple rather than a family and our new 2010 Keystone Outback 282fe does the trick perfectly. Still room for company but boasts double slide outs in the living area which create a "real" living room effect. Overall everything about this 5th wheel rates A+++ to use. No problems with anything. Not a thing. Roomy, well thought out floor plan, we LOVE this trailer. Light, pulls like a feather.
Happy CamperWe just bought the 2011 Outback 210RS and love it! Absolutely no complaints. Plenty of storage and useful add ons, like the laundry bin/cabinet, outdoor TV hook up and fold up lower bunk with outside access.
Dee HLove the floor plan and the way it pulls, BUT we are about to melt! The AC just doesn't do the job! We've had it in for service, and there have be ongoing problems with the AC unit. We'll probably trade it in for another make of trailer. This is a 2009 model.
Marv HHave a 290RLS Sidney Series Outback. Love the Floorplan. Very Few Problems
Ken HLike Keystone. Bought a 2008 cougar 5th wheel 276. Excellent quality in the RV and have had only a couple of minor problems. I guess a lot depends on the dealer it was purchased from.
RogerBought a 2008 Keystone freedom Light 28 foot and love it. Like Keystone they make good trailers
RobynWe have a 2005 Keystone Hornet and have had no problems with it. Towed it to Florida 2 times, and made shorter trips other places. Love the layout. The sofa & kitchen table are in the slide. The slide is only in front of the TV -- which makes packing and unpacking easy -- cause the slide can be in to pack it! We love it, and wouldn't trade it -- we'd just love to be able to use it more often and work less! Love Keystone. Based upon your experiences, would you buy one of this manufacturer's RVs again?: Yes. Rating: 5/5.
richardMy girlfriend has an Outback 2006 model fifth wheel. She loves it - dealer had to replace drain valve because they couldn't open it. That's all. Keystone is good.
kenny 2145I've had 2 Keystone travel trailers. Both of them have had the usual range of problems but the dealers and Keystone all gave me good service. I would definitely buy another Keystone. I like the ultralite concept and like the idea of not needing a huge truck to pull a reasonably sized trailer.

 
 
    
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