Life En Route


Our fiver is a 2015 Keystone Alpine 3730FB. At nearly 40ft long, excluding bike rack, it’s a pretty large trailer and about the biggest we would want. The size does prevent us from staying at certain campgrounds, but we’ve never had issues finding accommodations and appreciate the extra room and storage it provides, especially with three dogs. It weighs a bit over 15,000lbs as we travel, and runs 25% pin, which is why opted for a DRW to haul it.

The Alpine came with a great 1.5 bath floorplan with a large front bathroom and closet, large living areas and decent sized kitchen. We’ve made quite a few modifications to it.

Here is a non-comprehensive list of modifications:

  • FlexArmor spray-on roof replacement
  • RVLock V4.0 Keyless RV Lock
  • Klipsch Reference R-10B sound system
  • Plushbeds Natural Bliss 10″ mattress in 19-21ILD (downsized to queen for additional bedroom space)
  • Onan RV QG 5500 generator
  • Onan EC-30 automatic generator controller
  • Progressive Industries EMS-HW50C electrical management system
  • Progressive Industries EMS-HW30C electrical management system
  • Nine 325w REC N-Peak solar panels
  • Dual Victron Quattro 48/3000/35-50/50 Inverters
  • Victron 100A Autotransformer
  • Victron 32A Autotransformer
  • Dual Victron Orion-Tr 48/12-30 DC-DC converters
  • Triple Victron SmartSolart 150/35 charge controllers
  • Victron Venus GX
  • Lots of other miscellaneous gear for solar
  • Four SimpliPhi 48V 3.8kWh house batteries
  • Sealed 12V RV/marine battery
  • LG 30K mini-split (LMU30CHV with 2x LMN159HVT indoor units)
  • Titan Premier Disc Brakes
  • Curt #13703 receiver hitch
  • Swagman Dispatch bicycle rack
  • Steadyfast Stabilization System
  • GE GYE18JSLSS refrigerator
  • Reese Goosebox v2 20K pin box
  • SnapPad Xtra Landing Feet
  • MORryde CTG60-3390W Sliding Cargo Tray
  • MORryde SRE-4000 equalizer and heavy duty shackle kit
  • All septic gates replaced with Valterra EZ Valve electric valves
  • iSeries tank monitoring system
  • Rooms To Go Crestline Dual Power Reclining Console Loveseat
  • Custom storage bench where the recliners used to be
  • Custom-fit light-blocking cellular shades
  • Custom interior paint, slide flooring, and upholstery
Factory on left, modified on right
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