hi folks. I'm.
Ian Baker the product specialist here at American RV and Grand Rapids Michigan today. I'm here to tell you all about the 2018 Keystone passport 239 ml this is an excellent lightweight bunk model coming in a little under 40 100 pounds let's go ahead and start on the front here we'll make our way around and then we will head on in save your propane tank cover right here to 20-pound propane tanks nice and easy to get to just undo the thumb screws you can lift up the door and that will give you direct access there to those tanks behind that you will see your rails for your battery box and coming up the front here is black diamond plating this helps protect the front end from some of the rocks and debris to get thrown up by the tow vehicle you'll also see another side here you do have a light. So, that way, if you are hooking up or disconnecting at night that makes it a lot easier to do that, if you take a look right here one of the things you will see is your solar prep you know that's a nice thing to have too because a lot of times you're going to out camping especially something that's smaller and lightweight you'll be boondocking you won't have hookup this is definitely a big addition you can plug that solar panel in and it will start to automatically trickle charge your batteries, if you take a look at the front end on the passport here you will see it has a nice curvature to it that way it's nice and aerodynamic fiberglass front end here fiberglass on these sides as well this is a laminated product which is excellent when it comes to the durability of the camper all aluminum frame in there too.
So, you don't have to worry about that rotting out on you, if you take a look the pastor you'll see how you have a cover on the hinge here as well. So, you don't have a bunch of rust coming down your door magnetic latch puts it up nice and simple you don't you know don't have any plastic clips. I don't know about you, but with my kids they love to open and shut things they're pretty young yet and.
So, you know that's one last thing that can break on here, if you take a look at the past you'll see nice big open compartment all the way through the same size door on the off door side is on the camp side. So, you know, if you load up a bigger item you can get it out of either side of the camper of course LED lights in there in case you are accessing at night and again you can see that aluminum frame right in there, if we take a look underneath, if you take a look at the frame real quick this is a Huck bolt frame that's advantageous as well because the number one spot your frame times the rust is right at the weld point so, if we eliminate those weld points you eliminate that chance for Rosco again it just lasts a little bit longer also, if you ever do have any damage Huk bolt is a heck of a lot easier to replace meaning that that will cost you less money you can see the big power awning on this coach just touch the, button to rule that out same thing to have it go right back in LED light strip there underneath getting into the 239 is nice and simple you have two steps there and of course the door right here does have a strut on there which again is pretty nice now way you don't have to worry about the kids flinging the door open have it you know smack against the side of the camper anything like that aluminum alloy rims the not only do those look really nice, but they also help prevent rust and corrosion. So, that way they will continue to look nice for a longer duration meaning that you will have a higher resale value on this coach also, if you take a look underneath the power awning you see your two outside speakers those are controlled by the multimedia Center inside, but that is bluetooth capable so, if you have a smartphone or tablet you want to sit out here underneath your awning you can use that device to control the speakers here right here is the outside kitchen right outside of the kitchen you see you have an electrical outlet which is great, if you want to plug in like an electric skillet something like that you can or you know, if you need to charge a cell phone whatever you can do that right there one thing.
I want to mention before. I open this up take a look you will see there's not any vents or anything on this side that's a pretty big deal when you're talking about camp space usable space you can set up all your chairs here set up a table set up camp open that awning up and this is great usable space here when. I open this up again same thing you'll see it is magnetic latches.
So, as. I mentioned one less thing to break here, if we take a look at the outside kitchen you'll see right up top you have a nice storage area, if you can see that it's kind of dark in there because the sunlight, but great storage area up there perfect for some place maybe some solo cops things like that your pull-out cooktop right here. So, you have a two burner cooktop, if you want to do some cooking that of course use the propane quick connect that is underneath.
So, the neat thing about that is, if you don't want to use this cooktop you have a little portable grill that you really like to use you can just hook the grill up to that Quick Connect right there and it will feed off your 20-pound bottles rather than having to buy two separate ones you also have an outside faucet here with a dump basin this isn't plumbed, but again even most of your sinks that are plumbed just. So, you know they drain outside anyway. So, this is the same basic concept you know you sit here use your sink when you're done just dump it out and you're good to go is there a cool thing about this you take a look around the sides here look at this you have this on both sides great extra prep space.
So, that way, if you are cooking you know you can open it up over here set your plate down you know be able to throw whatever in here and then you know have plates over here whatever it may be, but it's nice having that extra space you just don't get that very often in an outside kitchen and then of course probably the most commonly used item is that guy right there which is your outside refrigerator that we have a spot for all your condiments you catch up your mustard your beverages you want to put out here obviously can go in there as well for coming onto the backside couple things. I like to point out on the back here one is this this is your spare tire hopefully you never have to use that, but in the event that you do you know it's riding right back there that way you can pop it off super easy access you don't have to get down on your hands and knees to be able to get to it you'll also notice that this one doesn't have your square tubular bumper like you often see in a lot of campers. So, what they did instead is they give you this guy right here that is where your sewer hose will go.
So, again it's right back here nice and easy to get at this is your water heater on the back again. I like the fact they put it on the back. So, it's not blown out on the side Atwood water heater as well which is a nicer water heater the rebel anode rods you know it uses a aluminum tank.
So, even, if you have aggressive water you're not going to have the anode that you constantly have to replace on the off door side here a couple of things. I just want to point out the one you have your 30 amp power cord right here you can just pull that out nice and easy to plug in and then right up front there you will see you have your outside shower with both hot and cold access welcome to the inside the 2018 Keystone passport 239 ml this particular model is in the driftwood interior. So, there's a lot of things.
I really liked about this floorplan and let's go ahead and start right here this is one of them so. I love when manufacturers are able to give you a camp side dinette the reason is you generally get a nice big window here and this is the view you want you want to go look out at your campsite not stand out at your neighbors. So, he can sit here in the morning you can have your breakfast you can have a cup of coffee and go to look out to your campsite also this does drop down into a bed so, if you need the additional sleeping space it's nice and easy you can just fold the legs up right here the table will sit along the rails take your back cushions put them in and then that will give you a sleeping space another thing this can be used for is, if you have really small children that still sleep in a pack and play same thing you can drop that down put your pack and play on top gives you a great place to be able to put that LED light here to make it nice and bright at night of course the big window will let in the light during the day, but you're a chef LED lights throughout the coach and that is something that's very important to again, if you're taking this boom docking you have that solar prep to help trickle charge your batteries, but these LED lights are great they don't put out near the heat and use a fraction of the power that way your batteries will last longer while you are out camping then right up above there we have some storage spots you can see you have a nice little cubby hole right here this of course is our power awning underneath that some light controls this is a multimedia Center and.
I touched on when we were outside again that is Bluetooth capable there then, if we open this up you have a nice glass panels on there you'll see this is a good extra storage area notice they don't have a style in the center. I like that too again it allows you to put some bigger items up there, if you want to put some board games there right above the table you have space in which you can do that, but over here in the corner is the TV. So, this is really cool too because this is on a swing arm mount.
So, tramonto to swing this around watch from the. So, far you can do that and. I will show you the sofa in a little bit because this unit does have a Murphy bed then right here in the corner of course to the bunk model.
So, as you'd expect right here your two bunks the thing. I like about this is it is in the industry we call it double over double or it has a double-wide bunk so, if you have you know two smaller children that want to share a bunk together you can certainly do that and these the teddy bear bunk series which means they're nice and soft, but more importantly take a look at how thick this is a lot of times your matches on your bunks you know they're bolt this then they're super uncomfortable not the case here these are nice thick mattresses the kids will have a good night's sleep also in both bunks you see we have a window top and bottom you'll also see you have a light on the top and bottom and in the corner you have an electrical outlet the cool thing about that you know. I know a lot of times we try to go camping to get away from electronics, but on those rainy days you know this is the smaller camper being able to have the kids sit in their bunks and plug in their iPads or cellphones whatever it may be can be a lifesaver can save it from pulling all your hair out.
I think that is an awesome thing that they have especially it's in both bunks the kids won't be fighting over it right down underneath here you can open this up you can see some extra storage space in there it's a great place for kids clothes whether it's a you know dirty laundry basket or, if you have a duffel bag full of clothes you want to stick under there you can do that, but again that is just a nice extra space right back here is the bathroom before. I show you that though. I want to show you this this is again kind of along the same line of clothes this is a nice versatile storage area here you see you have the hanging rod across the top so, if you want to use it for kids clothes great these shelves are removable take them out hang some clothes, if not you can put folded clothes in here well this also makes great pantry space it's right next to the fridge you can fill that full of food, if you need the extra space right back here is the bathroom as.
I mentioned you'll see the flush lover toilet right down here right in front of that or next that rather is your tub shower. I like having a tub you have kids, if you have to give them a bath you can still do it here you see the shelves there your hand wand and a nice big skylight up top letting in a lot of natural light give you some additional Headroom you see your vent fan here to help have some moisture escape also mirrored medicine cabinet with storage behind that and. I'm sink top and vanity with additional storage there too now right over here is the fridge freezer combo it it's pneumatic fridge freezer it's nice and big you can see that here this unit does run off both propane and electric and also has automatic switch over, but again having you know your nice big refrigerator in a smaller travel trailer is huge and often they give you that much extra space for your cold storage microwave right up top here there's the weight four thousand eighty pounds right next to that.
I love they do this - this is great they have raised panel cabinetry just gives it that nice extra Flair to the kitchen here of course you still have the beautiful brushed nickel pulls when we open that up kind of same thing as the storage across the way you see they don't have a style here. So, you're are able to fit some larger items in there maybe you have like a pantry organizer or something for your spices you want to put in there you have the space in which you can do it of course LED lights here underneath this is our fully functional hood with the light and a fan three burner atwood cooktop here to the front one being high output nice flame control on the Atwoods you take a look underneath you can see an oven there too in case you are one one of the people that like to bake while you are camping this gives you the full capability to do. So, underneath that take a look at that storage great storage underneath there so, if you have you know all your pots and pans that's an excellent place to put them right there then we'll open this storage up this is something you have to have drawers you'd be surprised how many small travel trailers just don't have drawers, but not the case here you have these two full extension ball bearing drawers there as well as some additional storage underneath and then that's all tucked away by the door right here and underneath the sink.
I'll open that guy up again you can see some additional storage there top has plenty of room for all of your cleaning supplies underneath you know you have space that's a big wide space down there so, if you have like some cookie sheets things like that again, if you'd like to bake that is the place where he can put those when you come back up top to the counter top you see you do have good prep space right here you want to put a coffee maker there you can certainly do that. So, your electrical outlet is right there. So, that was kind of their intent for things like coffee maker toaster you know things that commonly stay on top of on the top here also they give you dual sink top covers they do that for extra prep space.
So, you can use this as prep space when. I remove that that will reveal our double bowl sink larger one on the left smaller on the right and then the high rise faucet there as well it is worth noting these are cutting board quality so, if you want to use these as a cutting board you can my recommendation, if you do that is just flip them over that way all your nice marks are on one side you can flip it back over and still have a nice looking side here again for display and prep use window here of course to let in the natural light again as. I mentioned the LED light is right over there now let's get to the front this is the Murphy bed now.
I know a lot of people hate Murphy beds and yes it does take a little bit more work to setup and teardown, but the trade-off in my opinion is definitely worth it a small camper like this, if you didn't have a Murphy bed your bed would be out to here it takes up a ton of the camper it seems really closed in and the only spot you have to sit to do anything on a rainy day is the dinette, if it's four of you the dinette gets really tight. So, by going with the Murphy bed you have the extra seating space here you get a couch that very nice view to the TV. I may add to make up the Murphy bed it is pretty simple this right here is basically a jackknife sofa.
So, you know one of the complaints that the Murphy bed is oh. I lose all my storage, but that's not true take a look right there you still have good storage underneath the bed. So, it is still nice and easy to access with the jackknife style sofa.
So, what you do you just jackknife this like you normally would tuck these cushions in a little bit they make this nice and tight on purpose not. So, that way you have a nice solid foundation it's not sliding all over the place now to drop the Murphy bed down you have to locks on either side. I did already undo one for demonstration purposes, but what does undo this one right here you have a handle here in my opinion it's a little bit tougher to use on this bed.
I think it's easier to use that, but put it back away so. I generally go just like this on the one side and then you can set her down just like that once that is set down you can then take your mattress now granted this is from the manufacturer. So, we still have the plastic and everything on here, but you unfold it just like that and there you go your that is made up nice and simple you know put your blankets on there you are all set on both sides here you see we have mirrored wardrobe space.
I'll open that up for you. So, you can take a look in there you see the hanging rod you have the shelf up top then, if you take a look on this other side down below you'll see you have a nice little night stay on there as well as an electrical outlet so, if you have to plug anything in it is easy to do that windows here on both sides for a cross-breeze it's also worth noting that you do have a ducted furnace in here and then you have an AC right up top. So, whether it's cold or hot you will be able to camp in here in comfort, but all right folks that wraps it up again from the 2018 Keystone Passport 239 ml this one is in the driftwood interior, if you're interested in this RV and you'd like price and availability.
I recommend you give us a call here at American RV or you can take a look at our website which is American RV com thanks again for watching. I'm. Ian Baker and.
I can't wait to see you on the road to freedom.