hi folks i'm ian baker the product specialist here at American RV in Grand Rapids Michigan today. I'm going to tell you all about the 2017 keystone passport 238 ml this is a great small bunkhouse unit it's nice and lightweight under 4,000 pounds.
So, let's go ahead and start off on the front here we'll make our way back and then we'll head on in. So, right up front you'll notice the propane tank cover this does house 220 pound propane tanks and it's very easy to access you have two thumb screws right here you can just unscrew and then lift up this door to get down into the tanks behind that are the rails for your battery box and then you have diamond plating on the front here too that's going to help protect the front end from any rocks or anything that get thrown up by the tow vehicle that way they'll just hit this diamond plating and not scratch up your beautiful front fiberglass here also you'll notice mounts right over here is a light so, if you are hooking up or disconnecting at night you are able to see what you're doing now as. I'm talking about the front fiberglass one thing.
I like to mention on the passport not only is it lightweight, but it's built for great toe ability. So, you'll see the nice curve on the front end right here that way it's nice and aerodynamic because chances are you're going to be towing this with a smaller vehicle as i mentioned weighs under 4,000 pounds. So, you can tow it to midsize SUV like a trailblazer and.
So, having that nice angle definitely help that toe ability let's take a look in the past two real quick one of the things i do want to mention this is really cool this is a covered hinge. So, that way you don't have pretty much your hinge and everything rust and out on you it is protected then, if you take a look inside you'll notice nice big finish pass through it does have a LED light in here as well and you'll see the aluminum framing this unit has an aluminum structure on it. So, the big advantage to that is it the durability and the fact it's never going to route on a rock out on you.
So, very cool power awning trying to make things easy no longer do you have to you know mess with this side run over the other side try to pull that out it's a one-person job now you just touch a, button this automatically rolls right out for you makes it super simple underneath that is a LED light strips that we don't have to get up there and hang up your christmas lights just flip that on and you have your light at night getting into the coach is nice and easy two steps to go ahead and crawl right in big window right here. I think. I love about this is this is where the dinette is.
So, as. I mentioned this is really neat because this is the campsite this is what you want to see. So, you can sit there you can enjoy your morning coffee we'll take a look at that little bit more than we go inside right up above that window or two outside speakers those will be controlled by the multimedia Center inside, but the cool thing about that is it as bluetooth capable.
So, that way, if you're on your smartphone or tablet you can go ahead and connect to that wirelessly and be able to control your music from right out here also, if one that likes to grill it can hang out underneath your power awning right down there is a propane Quick Connect. So, that we can just hook up right there and then you can use the propane from your 220-pound bottles instead of having to bring separate ones for the grill also this is a hawk bolt frame the reason that's advantageous is it's going to be more structurally sound and also, if you ever do get into an accident you're not gonna have a situation where the frame gets bent because they can just take out the pieces that need to be removed and insert new ones. So, it is a lot easier to fix right here this is cool to this is of course you're outside electrical outlets.
So, not only do you have your propane Quick Connect right there, but you have this right here as well. So, you can set up a nice table have your grill have your electric skillet whatever you want, but just it's nice having that extra outside plugins easy lube axles on there as well. I do want to mention that right down below that is something that will help you in the future for maintenance it's just a lot easier you don't have to pretty what repacking the bearings nearly as often take a look right in there big extra storage.
So, not only do have the huge front pass through, but you have great storage right here as well any storage on an RV is just phenomenal it's come around to the back side real quick one last thing. I want to mention here spare tire is mounted on the back hopefully never have to use it, but in the event that you do it is really nice to have of course up top you have the crown roof that way the water is going to naturally run to the sides the rain gun will take it front and back it's not going to sit up there and, if you want an outside shower there is one on the off door side that way you can go ahead and spray off your feet alright that's pretty much going to wrap it up for the outside let's go take a look at the inside welcome to the inside the 2017 keystone passport 238 ml this particular model is indeed driftwood interior let's start off right over here this of course is the dinette great space here plenty of room for everyone to sit and have a meal also this does drop down into a bed the lead leg here just kicks up and then the table will sit along these rails fill it in with cushions and that gives you the extra sleeping space as. I mentioned we were outside though great window placement right here with the window open you can sit here enjoy your morning coffee breakfast whatever and be able to enjoy the view outside and nice LED light right there up top so, if you want to play a game of cards or a table game at night you can do that up top here great storage and have the tinted glass on there also you will notice the brush nickel polls.
I really like that gives it a nice accent Jensen multimedia Center. I did touch this briefly when we were outside this controls the outside speakers as well as the speakers in here and also it's a radio a CD and a DVD player so, if you want to watch a movie you can just pop it right in there and you can watch a movie on the TV right here this is on a swing arm as well so, if you want to you know right now it's perfect for the kitchen, but, if you want to swing it around to watch it in the bed you can do that as well. I'll show you that a little bit later let's move back a little bit further here this of course is where the bunks are located two bunks here 300 pound weight capacity which is awesome window on the top and bottom as well as a light on the top and bottom as well and then in the back here of course is the bathroom we can take a look right down at the bottom is the foot flush lever toilet right above that you will see great storage area big cut out there huge countertop for the sink and then up above that is your mirrored medicine cabinet with storage behind over to the side here is the tub shower.
So, it's nice and easy to wash the kids vent up top there and a hand wand to wash up now side the bathroom is. I close the door this is really cool very versatile storage. I'll open this up for you the thing.
I like about this is you know the left side is great wardrobe space excellent hanging space right there the right side here you can see you have adjustable shell. So, you can take those out, if you want to use it for a pantry with bigger items or you can leave those in there and it makes a great clothes extra clothes storage for the kids to move a little bit further back up here this of course is the kitchen dometic fridge freezer right here this does run off both electric and propane open it up for you there you can see plenty of space nice cut out here as well in case you do have taller items this unit does also have automatic switch over so, if you are running it off propane as soon as you plug into Shore power it switches over to electric for you saving you on your propane gas right up top is the microwave there's the weight on the unit as. I said under 4,000 pounds you can see it's 3920.
So, nice and lightweight fully functional hood underneath with a light and fan three burner atwood cooktop the front one is high output and underneath is an oven for anything you want to bake then take a look at this great storage underneath the oven right there which is awesome for pots and pans. I love that they do that and then over here as well great cut out on the bottom and two very large full extension drawers here which is wonderful that way you know we have plenty of space for your silverware everything else you need to put down there. So, shoot back up top real quick here this is raised panel cabinetry on here which is really nice gives it a great look again those brushed nickel pulls and you have plenty of storage up there too.
So, nice extra pantry space window here of course lets in a lot of natural light you get some good prep surface right here in between the cooktop and the sink so. I like they did that a lot of times they're really close and you can't really you don't have much countertop space to work with, but in the 238 you do also they give you sink top cover. So, you can utilize that space as well and these are cutting board qualities so, if you want to flip these over to use them as cutting boards you can certainly do that double-bowl sink here larger bowl on the Left smaller bowl on the right and then a high-rise faucet to help aid in doing dishes last, but not least right underneath here you can see great additional storage right there all right as we move up to the front of the RV this is really cool it again this is a shorter lightweight RV.
So, a lot of times you know you just have the dinette and then this would just be a standard bed and it feels kind of cramped doesn't have a lot of great seating space you really could only use the dinette. So, what they did is they went to a Murphy bed. I know a lot of people you know complaining about a Murphy bed no it's a ton of work and this and that it really isn't that hard now show you in just a second, but the great thing about the Murphy bed is you get the couch.
So, you get another seating area you don't have a bed that sticking way out it's nice and easy to walk through here really is very advantageous in this size of coach you can see over to the side you have some shelving there with electrical outlet as well. So, when. I show you the bed down you can go ahead and plug cell phones in, but the first advantage the Murphy bed of course the couch to sit on now when you have a jackknife sofa take a look at that great storage underneath.
So, you're not losing any storage by going to the Murphy bed either. So, to make the bed you just go ahead and drop the jackknife sofa down the nice big cushions here. So, you do have to push them down a little bit just like that and then you just drop the bed down it's nice and easy i went ahead and undid that one already, but they just undo this side right here this drops right down like.
So, and then you just unfold the mattress and there's the bed. So, it is very easy same thing just as easy to put back up when you look across the top here you have the tinted glass again good storage all the way across the top mirrored wardrobes on the side here as well and you do see you have a duty of hanging rods there for anything you want to hang all right folks that's pretty much going to wrap it up again this is the 2017 keystone passport 238 ml, if you're looking for a shorter lightweight bunk unit this is definitely one need to come out and take a look at, if you have the bunks in the back here great space the dinette with the window right there on the door side Murphy bed you really don't want to miss out on this one, if you do have any questions or comments please feel free to leave those in the section below or you can always give myself ian baker a call here at American RV and. I'll be happy to answer that way as well, if you do have particular questions on the specs the unit such as length or, if you're looking for price and availability.
I recommend you visit our website which is American vcom for the most up-to-date information thanks again for watching i'm ian baker and i can't wait to see you on the road to freedom.