Yes, it’s finally here! It’s time for another RV Tour at Crestview RV. Today we go inside the 20th Anniversary Edition of the 2019 Keystone RV Montana 3561RL Fifth Wheel. Boy were we impressed. We have all of the juicy details for you, including the full RV Tour Video below!
In case you missed it, we started off our RV Tours in partnership with Crestview RV in Georgetown, TX. We took a close look at the lightweight 2020 Keystone Springdale 260BH Travel Trailer.
The Springdale 260BH is a great place to start for those of you in the market for an entry-level rig. It has space to allow you to take the whole family on a grand adventure. It’s also priced at a level that should work for just about anyone.
Our family of five started our full-time RVing adventures in a Keystone Passport 2670BH travel trailer, which we lovingly called our Adventure Capsule, and gave her the nickname of Haully. We have been touring RVs ever since.
Tour the 2019 Keystone Montana 3561RL Fifth Wheel
But right now, it’s time to get focused on the “big boy” of that group: the beautiful 2019 Keystone Montana 3561RL 20th Anniversary Edition.
In an effort to show you a nice variety of the travel trailer choices and fifth wheel choices on the market, we are stepping up our RVing tours. We kicked off this series with a lightweight travel trailer as an option to get your RVing adventures started.
This month we are exploring an apartment on wheels! That is not an exaggeration.
Here are the answers to the most common questions we hear asked about this popular fifth wheel model.
How many people can sleep in the Keystone 3561RL?
There is only one actual bed, a king in the master bedroom, in this rear living configuration rig. It also includes a queen sized hide-a-bed option in the living room sofa that will accommodate an additional two sleepers.
So in total, you can comfortably sleep four adults in this beautiful rig. But if you’ve got kids along for the ride that are able to sleep just about anywhere, there are two power recliners (with heat and massage). There is also a lot of floor space where you can throw down an air mattress and call it a sleep over!
Five Slide Outs in This Fifth Wheel
We were surprised to find out, after doing a full walk-through of this fifth wheel, that it actually has five slide-outs. No wonder it felt so incredibly spacious!
There are two slides in the living area, one in the kitchen, one in the dining area, and a final slide in the master bedroom. This type of expansion made this rig feel like a proper home in our book. We were definitely drooling over all that interior space.
Especially after so many months of living in a 26-foot travel trailer. And as a reminder, we have five people in that space with only one slide. No regrets on my end, though.
CONSTRUCTED WITH TRU-FIT
I should also note that these slides were made with Keystone’s Tru-Fit slide construction, ensuring the smoothest and most reliable slide operation on the market. If you’ve ever had an issue with your slides, you will greatly appreciate that detail.
Comfortable Seating for 5 Adults
POWER RECLINERS, COUCH, AND EXTRA CHAIRS
Once you step into the living area, you will find two power recliners. Note that each one is equipped with both heat and massage. That’s a got a great start for relaxing after a long drive!
In addition, there is a full size couch that seats three adults comfortably. In total, you will have plenty of space for five adults to kick back, relax, and enjoy a blockbuster movie on the beautiful 50-inch HD LED TV included in the living area.
Don’t worry if you’re planning to entertain a crowd. There are also four dining chairs, including two that are foldable for easy storage. Those chairs can easily be moved into the living area for added entertainment seating capacity.
Built-In Auto-Leveling System
Sure, I’d be glad to because I personally get a little excited when talking about making leveling your rig as simple as possible.
While we were in our travel trailer, I came to truly love the Andersen Levelers that made setup go so smoothly and quickly. But the Montana 3561RL takes leveling simplicity and ease to another level completely.
This rig is equipped with a 6-point hydraulic auto-leveling system that is truly “push button simple”. There is no guessing, no stressing, and no messing. Simply hit the button, step back, and let the magic happen.
How beautiful is that! As the owner of a travel trailer myself, I will say that feature is beyond beautiful.
Fifth Wheel Equipped for Four Season RV Camping
Not afraid of a little wind chill and frozen precipitation during your RV adventures? Perfect…this Montana is going to quickly become your best friend because she definitely doesn’t shy away from the chilly temps.
She comes equipped with the Montana Four Season Living Package to keep you comfortable and your RV components protected while enjoying your favorite wintry wonderland locations around the continent. No worries, no troubles.
You can kick back and relax a nice, hot cup of coffee in your heated recliner with complete peace of mind.
Keystone Montana Has the Tanks for Boondocking
Ah, you read my mind. When I’m (constantly) looking around at different RV models, one of the first questions I ask is if I can take that RV out into the wild! After being very limited with our options during our first RV adventure, I know this factor can make a huge difference in the RVing experience.
The great news is that tank capacities are absolutely fantastic, allowing an RVing couple to stay out and soak in the wilderness for days on end if desired. Now that’s adventure!
- Fresh Water Capacity – 66 gallons
- Grey Water Capacity – 88 gallons (nice!)
- Black Water Capacity – 49 gallons
- LP Tank Capacity – 60 pounds (two 30 pound tanks)
There’s plenty more to love…here’s the full set of specs for this gorgeous vehicle:
Kitchen, Bath, and Laundry in Keystone Montana
Excellent point. I probably shouldn’t have waited so long to bring up all of the fantastic features included in your kitchen, because there is no shortage of highlights here.
Overview of the Kitchen
Here’s an overview of what this kitchen offers:
- 18 cubit foot Residential Refrigerator with French Doors and Ice Maker
- 3 Burner LP Stove
- Convection Oven
- Large Kitchen Island
- Generous Kitchen Sink with Sprayer-equipped Faucet
- Large Pantry
- Coffee Bar
- Wine Rack (Julie’s favorite feature) above the Convection Oven
- Free-Standing Dinette with Four Chairs (two are foldable)
Need I say more? All the comforts of home when you hit the road. Let the gourmet meal prep begin!
Number of Bathrooms in the 3561RL
Since this is a rear living model, specifically designed more for the RVing couple (not the RVing family), it includes only the full bath that features a 48″ x 30″ shower with seat.
There is no additional half bath.
EXTRA STORAGE SPACE
The bathroom does have a surprising amount of space as they designed a nice storage cabinet located in the wall in the toilet nook.
In addition, the average human will not find themselves crouching down in order to fit into the shower. There appears to be ample headroom, a feature we were specifically interested in when we were shopping for our rig.
Oh boy, I am glad you asked! One completely unexpected feature that we stumbled onto in the Master Bedroom closet was connections for a washer/dryer unit.
I’ve got to say that this would have been a game changer for us. Next to grocery shopping, dealing with laundry for five people while on the road was our biggest weekly hurdle to clear. Having a washer and dryer in our rig would have freed up quite a bit of time.
I can’t help but also think about saving plenty of cash! Doing laundry at public locations is not cheap, people.
Additional Features to Know About in Keystone Fifth Wheel
One additional feature of this model impressed us quite a bit, and we had not seen it in any other models up to this point:
A full-size executive desk in the living area!
Maybe this doesn’t really float your boat, but since we were making a living online while traveling around the continent, this would have been a highly coveted feature to enjoy.
Julie’s “office” was our queen size bed and mine was our small couch…so you can see why this got us so excited.
If you need (or love) to have some time to work while on the road, a built-in desk may be an absolutely perfect fit for you.
And finally, this unit may also come equipped with:
- LTE WiFi Router capable (router sold separately)
- Solar-ready wiring installed and ready for your solar power solutions
- Cargo weight capacity of 3,429 pounds (that is a healthy load right there)
With these additional features, we have now rounded out our overview of the Keystone Montana 3561RL Fifth Wheel.
Do You Own a 2019 Keystone Montana 3561RL?
Even though we’ve gone into quite a bit of detail about this exceptional RV, you may have more points to add. We would love to hear from you. Please leave your comments below to share your favorite features, options, or travel experiences in this amazing, luxurious fifth wheel.
Keep on TREKKN!
Todd loves a competitive game of table tennis, a breathtaking hike, and exploring new places. He lived and traveled in an RV with his family as they traveled throughout much of the US and parts of Canada. Todd has extensive knowledge about RV travel, safety, and accessories and has shared many of his stories here on TREKKN. When he’s not busy launching and building small businesses, you may find him staring at pictures of Glacier National Park (probably his favorite spot on earth).