hi folks. I'm.
Ian Baker the product specialist here at American RV in Grand Rapids Michigan and today. I'm here to tell you all about the 2018 Springdale 253 fifth wheel this particular model is in the kona interior as you can take a look at the nice open floor plan here we have dual opposing slides really opening this space up allowing for great entertainment with the rear TV there. So, let's start off on the camp side here in our super slide with the dinette.
So, this is obviously where you'll be eating your meals playing any games the cool thing about the dinette here in the Springdale is this table totally comes out the reason. I like that is because you can actually pull this over in front of the couch here it swings down and it will drop down into a coffee table. So, that way you get a lot of versatility out of the table here also, if you swing it down this does create a bed it'll just sit right here on both sides you can take your back cushions put it in on top and that gives you additional sleeping space not only do you have a big window right here which is perfect for seeing your campsite.
I really do like when manufacturers do that, but you also have windows on both sides of the slide. So, that way you'll have some great visibility in here let's in a lot of natural light for storage you take a look right here look at that super easy to get to you don't have to lift up the cushion and you know lift up the piece of wood there to get into your storage just flip open those doors and you can get right down in there then right here is your sofa trifold sofa extremely comfortable, if you're not familiar with the trifold this is the preferable type of sleeper. So, for these days in an RV it's just not.
So, comfortable to sit down, but just creates a much more comfortable bed because you use the couch cushions themselves also this one is easy to pull out you'll see it has a handle right here that way pulling it up and out is just that much simpler there a cool thing is right in between TLC you have dual USB port so, if you need to charge cell phones or tablets you can plug them in right there storage up top nice decorative glass on here it's simple, but. I like it also frosted glass brushed nickel pulls when. I open that up you can see the double storage there LED light here you actually have LED lights throughout the stealing as well take a look at the back wall this is the entertainment center the thing.
I like about this entertainment center is in lieu of storage right here which generally you know it doesn't give you a ton it's pretty narrow they put windows on both sides which really helps brighten this coach up and, if you have a nice view out the back you can still enjoy it TV here front and center that way it's viewable by you know the dinettes the couch as well as your recliners. I'll show you a little bit here storage all across the top same type of glass on there, but you can see storage right there and then, if we take a look underneath right here is your multimedia Center this is your radio CD and DVD player controls the speakers in here as well as the speakers outside it is bluetooth capable and as. I mentioned it's a DVD player that's already pre wired to the TV.
So, you can just pop a movie in and watch it the beautiful brick looking surround here as well as the fireplace right there which not only looks great, but it's also like a big space heater the reason. I like fireplaces because, if you don't have to pay for electric that is free heat you're not using up your propane it'll do a good job of taking the chill off in this room we'd open this up on the sides you'll see you do have storage here and then the same thing on the other side right down here right behind me are your two recliners you'll see that they're nice and comfy you know after a long day, if you want to put your feet up this is the place to do it here and then right there in the center they have a built in end table so, if you have any beverages you can set them there when you again are kicking back and relaxing of course windows all the way around that too right up on the ceiling here you will see the ducted AC this unit does have a quick dump on there which is nice so, if you're loading and unloading you can open that up and have it quickly cool off your main living space. So, move up a little further remove into the kitchen.
I do want to note. I do want to show you that right there you have an electrical outlet so, if you are sitting in the chair there you need to plug something and you have a place to do it there, but as we step into the kitchen right here's our seven cubic foot fridge freezer has the nice stainless panels on there you can see right in here that. I like this they put plastic over the fins that way don't fear about damaging your fins or having the fins down something you put in there right up top additional storage there this is actually deceiving, if you can see it goes all the way up to the ceiling there doesn't look like it at first glance, but it does have some storage up on the top also along the top right above the microwave here you see a little cubby hole there as well microwave fully functional hood with the light and fan of course that is directly above our three burner atwood cooktop with an oven here underneath big countertop space you can see of a nice l-shaped kitchen right there great prep space all in here electrical outlet right underneath case you need to plug anything in there whether it's coffee maker toaster something like that sink right over here as you will notice it does have a sink top cover.
So, this is usable prep space of course cutting board quality as well when you remove that that will reveal your single Bowl farm style sink which you know that a lot of people have issues with single Bowl. I personally like them because it does give you that much more space, if you have residential pots and pans plenty of room to be able to wash in there and, if you do want a split bowl style thing you can just get like a little pan here a little plastic one or something the dollar store put it in there good to go you still get that wash and rinse basin, but. I really like single Bowl myself also high-rise pullout faucet will aid in doing dishes right over here go ahead and open that up for you you see two large full extension drawers there same thing right underneath a little cubby hole underneath the sink and then take a look at that nice big storage right there.
So, that way you have enough room where you can put a trash can in there you don't have to hang it from a handle all across the top you have good pantry storage. I can show you that this one does go all the way back there and connects with this storage right here and then of course the other storage right there a couple last things. I do want to point out one you will see the king jack right up top there that is your TV antenna that one is nice and easy it is a little bit higher.
So, you may have to have a step stool to be able to reach it, but you don't have to worry about cranking it up and down you just have to turn it to find the best signal. So, once gives your campsite turn it leave it you're good to go lastly your control annal is right up here, if we take a look on the sidewall everything is right there you have your slide room control your three slides awning your water heater is both gas and electric you can turn both phones on at the same time for higher recovery. So, we take a look at the bathroom you'll notice it does have two entrances and exits one right here into your bedroom which you have the slider door the other one into the main living area right in between is your foot flush lover toilet you'll notice you have plenty of leg room all the way around there and then right over here is your sink top and vanity with some additional storage right there underneath on top is your mirrored medicine cabinet storage behind that then over here in the corner is your neo angle shower you'll see you have good space in here skylight out top hand wand and you'll notice that the the shower pan itself isn't raised up.
So, you do have a lot of room in there. I'm six foot and can easily fit underneath the ceiling and there's even more space there because of the skylight now right here this is kind of cool this is a slide-out wardrobe, but what you have because of that right here is almost like a dedicated linen closet for the bathroom and your door closes off it closes off here. So, that way you can put all your towels and everything right in there.
So, take a look at the bedroom you'll notice the walk around queen bed here both sides of the bed have a nightstand as well as a pullout drawer right up above that you see mirrored wardrobe on both sides. So, good hanging storage and, if you take a look at the headboard you will see a nice shelf as well as electrical outlets on either side of the bed. So, you can put a cell phone there CPAP machine or glass of water whatever else you want to set up there LED reading light and storage across the top take a look right here you will see you have a vent so, if you want to open window up open that guy up you can get a nice breeze through here, but more importantly this is already pre-wired for a second AC so, if you want that second AC it is very easy to have that installed there then right across here is the rest of that wardrobe.
I showed you and we were in the bathroom you can see you have a nice extra wardrobe space. So, you know, if you have a lot of clothes you're taken with you to hang you definitely have enough space there lastly, if you do want TV in here on the opposite wall there is a spot for a TV as well as TV hookups right up top that way you can watch a show before bed let's take a look at the outside of the 2018 Keystone springdale 253 fifth wheel we'll start right up front here on the front cap you'll notice that it is cut out on both sides here allowing for a greater turn radius that way, if you have that sharp turn with your pickup you don't have to worry about damaging the back of your truck here also you'll notice you have a big mirror right there. So, as you are backing up it's a lot easier to line up your hitch with your kingpin shoot underneath real quick here open up the front compartment you will notice that it is very clean there's not a bunch of cables and everything running everywhere this is a good storage area and then over to the side is where your battery box is located of course that already is prevented prevented for you right over here you will see a propane tank 30 pounder on this side 30 pound tank on the other side.
So, you have 60 pounds of propane pass-through storage right here to take a look you'll see that is nice and deep in there especially for you know having a shorter fifth wheel. I do like how the doors here are nice and wide now granted doesn't go all the way back at that width, but you still get this extra space right here they could have cut out right above that you will notice you have outside TV connections so, if you want an outside TV you already have the bracket here cable outlet as well as your electrical outlet right there as well power awning up top you can touch about to roll that out same thing to go back in and it does have an LED light strip on there and two outside speakers underneath that case you want to rock out out here to some music and as. I mentioned when we were inside that multimedia Center that controls those is Bluetooth capable getting into the 253 is nice and easy you'll see you have three aluminum steps here let's notice the rubber strips that are on here to help you get some grip especially, if it's raining you know where the morning dew with the steps are wet having that rubber grip gives you a little extra traction then you also have a foldable easy grab handle right here as well to ensure that you have good footing when you're entering or exiting the coach look underneath the slide real quick here, if you look at the wheels on there you'll notice they are aluminum alloy dyed it'll look really nice, but it also helps prevent corrosion they won't rust out on you nitrogen filled tires there too the other thing you can't really see this unit is equipped with the arctic package underneath is a fully enclosed and heated underbelly so, if you are camping in the early spring or late into the fall as long as your furnace is running it's blowing that hot air underneath that way you won't have your pipes and your tanks and everything freezing up on you coming around to the back here you have the bracket in case you want an outside grill you can take this off you don't plan to use it, but.
I find it pretty convenient you know. I have to do is buy the grill put it on there you can swing it out and around and what you'll notice is right underneath right in front of your power jack there you have your propane Quick Connect. So, that way you know you do swing this out and around you can plug it in right there that way your grill is running off your 60 pounds of propane rather than buying the small supper bottles right here's your spare tire notice how that does have a cover on there which will help keep it in better shape he'll protect a little bit more from the elements hopefully you never have to use it, but, if you do you know it's riding right back here for you we saw the two windows here and we were inside, but, if you look right in the center you will notice this unit is prepped for a backup camera so, if you want a backup camera on there it's literally just plug and play.
So, it is way less expensive to have that installed put all right folks that wraps it up again it's the 2018 keystone springdale 253 fifth wheel, if you're interested in this RV and you'd like prices availability. I recommend you give us a call here at American RV or you can take a look at our web site which is American RV comm thanks again for watching. I'm.
Ian Baker. I can't wait to see you on the road to freedom.