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- What Is Keystone RV?
- What Types of RVs Does Keystone Make?
- The Keystone Raptor Lineup
- What’s the Difference Between the Keystone Raptor and Keystone Fuzion?
- Who Is the Keystone Raptor Good For?
- Is a Keystone Raptor Worth It?
As you walk through a campground on a Friday night, you probably recognize many of the name brands stickered on the front of the RVs. Jayco, Forest River, Grand Design, Winnebago, and Tiffin are all names you’ve likely heard of.
Today, we’ll look at another familiar brand, Keystone, and dive into the details of one of its popular toy hauler models, the Raptor.
If you want a garage to transport your outdoor toys or need a large RV to accommodate a large family, the Keystone Raptor may be a good option. Let’s check it out!
What Is Keystone RV?
Keystone RV is a well-known brand in the RV industry. They make all types of RVs within all different budgets.
You can find an entry-level travel trailer or a six-figure fifth-wheel toy hauler. You can find units with and without slides for large families and solo travelers.
Because of its success, Thor Industries acquired Keystone RV in 2001. Over the last 20 years, Thor has purchased other top brands like Heartland, Cruiser RV, DRV Luxury Suites, Jayco, and Tiffin.
What Types of RVs Does Keystone Make?
Keystone RV manufactures towable units, including travel trailers, fifth wheels, toy haulers, and destination trailers. It has five “comfort” travel trailers, six “premium” travel trailers, and four “luxury” travel trailers. And it has four travel trailer toy haulers.
Among the fifth wheels, you get nine “premium” lines and six “luxury” lines. It also has four fifth-wheel toy haulers like the Raptor lineup. Finally, the destination trailers are designed for stationary living. Keystone has four different lines of these types of trailers.
The Keystone Raptor Lineup
The Keystone Raptor is one of the fifth-wheel toy haulers with the “luxury” tag. These toy haulers range from 39 to 45 feet and require a heavy-duty truck to tow them because of their GVWR. The heaviest unit, the Keystone Raptor 431, has a GVWR of 20,000 pounds.
All of these units have rear garages to store your motorcycle, dirt bike, ATV, golf cart, kayak, or whatever other outdoor toys you want to bring.
Keystone Raptor 351
Length: 39 feet
Weight: 13,756 pounds
CCC: 3,244 pounds
Features: The Keystone Raptor 351 is one of the shortest units in the line but still measures 39 feet. It still has a lot of interior space with the two slide-outs and rear 11-foot garage.
In the garage, you get an electric bed, two opposing sofas, a loft for additional storage or sleeping space, and washer and dryer hookups.
In the front of the unit, you have a residential queen bed with a wardrobe slide-out. Finally, in the center of the Keystone Raptor 351, you’ll see a huge three-seat reclining sofa, a U-shaped kitchen, a 16.5-cubic-foot 12-volt refrigerator, an electric fireplace, and two pantries.
Outside, you’ll find an entertainment center with a television and a 15-foot awning.
Keystone Raptor 352
Length: 39 feet
Weight: 14,416 pounds
CCC: 2,584 pounds
Features: The Keystone Raptor 352 is the same length as the 351 model but offers a very different floorplan. The rear 11-foot garage is the same as the previous unit, but the front bedroom features a king bed in a slide-out with a dresser at the foot of the bed and a full wardrobe along the front cap.
In the center of the Keystone Raptor 352, you get a giant four-seater reclining sofa, a kitchen island with two flip-up bar stools, a 16.5-cubic-foot 12-volt refrigerator, a pantry, and an entertainment center.
This living space doesn’t have quite as much room as the 351 because of the addition of a half bathroom in the garage. Outside, you’ll find a 10-foot awning and a 15-foot awning.
Keystone Raptor 362
Length: 40 feet
Weight: 13,936 pounds
CCC: 3,064 pounds
Features: The Keystone Raptor 362 is very similar to the 351 model. However, it has a larger garage at 13 feet but still has the same layout with the queen bed, opposing sofas, loft, and washer and dryer hookups.
The front bedroom is also the same, with a residential queen bed and slide-out wardrobe. The biggest difference between the 362 and the 351 is the main living space has a dinette instead of an electric fireplace and entertainment center.
The U-shaped kitchen, refrigerator, and large sofa are also the same. Outside, the Keystone Raptor 362 has two 18-foot awnings and an exterior television.
Keystone Raptor 415
Length: 44 feet
Weight: 15,424 pounds
CCC: 3,576 pounds
Features: The first triple-axle Keystone Raptor is the 415, which measures 44 feet long. This unit has a huge 15-foot garage with an electric bed, two opposing sofas, a loft, and a washer and dryer hookups.
The center of this model is the same as the 352, with the giant four-seater reclining sofa, a kitchen island with two flip-up bar stools, and an entertainment center with a fireplace. The front compares to other models with the residential queen bed and wardrobe slide-out.
The Keystone Raptor 415 also has a half bathroom in the garage. Outside, it has two 15-foot awnings.
Keystone Raptor 420
Length: 44 feet 6 inches
Weight: 15,952 pounds
CCC: 4,048 pounds
Features: A mirrored version of the 415 is the Keystone Raptor 420. The main living space is flip-flopped, with the four-seater sofa against the driver’s side and the residential refrigerator, convection microwave, and cooktop against the passenger side.
This unit has a kitchen island with bar stools, a half bathroom in the garage, and an entertainment center with a fireplace. The 13-foot garage has the same layout as the other Raptor models.
But this Keystone Raptor also has a unique bedroom with a front bathroom and a huge walk-in closet in the front cap. You get a second wardrobe on one side of the king bed as well. Outside, it features a 15-foot awning and an 18-foot awning.
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Keystone Raptor 424
Length: 44 feet 9 inches
Weight: 15,507 pounds
CCC: 4,493 pounds
Features: Another unit that combines features of some of the previous Raptors is the 424 model. The main living space compares to the units with the U-shaped kitchen and three-seater reclining sofa.
However, the Keystone Raptor 424 adds a second sofa in place of the storage cabinets. This is an ideal layout for larger families or RVers who like entertaining. The front king bed sits in a slide-out with a wardrobe in the front cap and a dresser at the foot of the bed.
In the 13-foot garage, you have the same layout with the electric bed, opposing sofas, loft, and half bathroom. It also comes with two 20-foot awnings.
Keystone Raptor 429
Length: 44 feet 6 inches
Weight: 16,250 pounds
CCC: 2,750 pounds
Features: The first Keystone Raptor with a side patio is the 429 model. The 13-foot garage has the same layout as the other units but has a rear ramp, side entry door, and side patio door. A second side patio door leads to the kitchen area.
The 429 also has a U-shaped kitchen, a residential refrigerator, a four-seater sofa, an entertainment center, and an electric fireplace, like a few other units. The front is also similar to other units, with the queen bed and wardrobe slide-out. Outside, it has a 20-foot and a 15-foot awning.
Keystone Raptor 431
Length: 44 feet 11 inches
Weight: 16,135 pounds
CCC: 3,865 pounds
Features: At almost 45 feet, the Keystone Raptor 431 is the longest and has the highest GVWR of any toy hauler in the lineup. It features two full bathrooms, one in the 13-foot 6-inch garage and one next to the front bedroom.
The main living space has an L-shaped sectional in front of the entertainment center and fireplace. A second sofa lies along the passenger side next to a large pantry and a 16.5-cubic-foot 12-volt refrigerator.
The counter and overall kitchen space are smaller in the Keystone Raptor 431, but the entertaining area works great for larger families. The front bedroom has a king bed, a wardrobe in the front cap, and an additional dresser at the foot of the bed. Outside, you get a 15-foot and a 14-foot awning.
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What’s the Difference Between the Keystone Raptor and Keystone Fuzion?
The Keystone Raptor and Keystone Fuzion are both classified as “luxury” toy haulers. The Raptor hit the scene in 2004, making it one of the first fifth-wheel toy haulers on the market.
The overall lengths and weights of the Raptor and Fuzion lines are similar. Their MSRP values are also similar.
The biggest difference between these two Keystone toy hauler lines is the garage. The Fuzion features a more rugged garage with Adjust-A-Track tie-downs at 38 points to fully secure your outdoor toys.
The Keystone Fuzion also has a few floorplans that feature a kitchen island with four swing-out bar stools. It also has a floorplan with a side patio and two with an L-shaped sectional.
It really comes down to finding the suitable layout for your family between these two Keystone toy hauler lines.
Who Is the Keystone Raptor Good For?
Because it has so many different floor plans, the Keystone Raptor can work for all types of travelers. Large families who need to convert the garage space into another sleeping area have that option. Couples who want to bring along their motorcycle or e-bikes can do so.
So whether you use the garage to transport your outdoor toys or transform it into an office, home gym, or kids’ room, the Keystone Raptor line offers plenty of interior space.
Is a Keystone Raptor Worth It?
The Keystone Raptor line is one of the most expensive of the Keystone options. However, with the higher price tag comes a much larger interior space and heavier-duty RV.
A couple can spread out and have their own personal spaces. A family can have designated sleeping areas for each person. And no one has to leave anything at home with the huge cargo-carrying capacities.
So, is the Keystone Raptor worth it? Only you can decide if it fits your travel lifestyle.