Guess what? Keystone is one of the greats, too, and has been, since 1996, responsible for over 5,000 jobs and manufacturing plants spread out across the US. In short, it's a truly American brand and one that's always aiming to be your go-to RV answer. So, does their 2024 Raptor Carbon aluminum toy hauler lineup have what you need? You be the judge of that; just keep reading.
To grab your attention and all, let me start off by pointing out that this is an old lineup from Keystone but now includes just two new floorplans, and with that, expect to see the culmination of all they've learned from the market in recent times.
Overall, the two floorplans are the 29WFO and 30WFO, each with a very similar layout, with the exception that the 30WFO includes a slide-out feature, helping expand the interior even further, and a different galley layout. Yet, no matter the unit you eventually choose, six guests will have a place to rest their heads at night.
Still, no matter the option you choose, the signature garage with elevating bedding is in place. But, for argument's sake, let's explore the 30WFO since it's the slightly bigger of the two.
Now, each unit starts off with a 10-inch I-beam frame with two axles, upon which laminated sidewalls with a dual-weld aluminum construction are set in place. A fiberglass cap and walkable roof complete the picture, so you can start making up that list of optional racks and whatnot that you may want to add to the top of this box on wheels. Be sure to look into solar power, as the Raptor Carbons are prewired for Keystone's proprietary SolarFlex setup.
With an idea of what's in store, let's hitch up the 30WFO to whatever truck can handle the load, and off you go. Next stop? Wherever your map leads you and your family. But, the frame and axle setup is only going to allow you to access some dirt roads at best, so you'll be sticking to the park with this one or the edge of some treeline.
After the drive, you'll probably get out of your vehicle and stretch your legs while the kids are already running loose and shouting and tumbling around in the grass.
It's here that you'll press activate that slide-out, unravel the side awning, unload your outdoor dining set, open up the rear hatch, unleash your motorized babies onto the local landscape, and transform the garage ramp into a patio or a place to set up a couple of sleeping bags. Crash out under the stars with the kids once night rolls around.
The interior of these babies can be accessed via two areas, either the garage or the side door, and once inside, we find ourselves in the galley/living room where you'll be able to access residential-sized appliances fed by LP gas, water, and electricity.
Beyond the galley, the remainder of the Raptor Carbon Aluminums are completed with a bathroom with separate features and a shower stall, and finally, a bedroom with ample overhead storage and walk-around. Do take the full video tour below for a more detailed look at this fresh lineup.
Now, I understand it may be rather difficult to grasp what living out of a Raptor Carbon Aluminum may be like, but what you can do is head down to a local dealership that may have one of these babies in stock and take things from there. Just be sure to bring your checkbook; it's not every day you can get your hands on something like this for this sort of price, and that's something to think about.