Life En Route


Our fiver is a 2015 Keystone Alpine 3730FB. At nearly 40ft long, excluding our custom rear enclosure, 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 around 16,000lbs as we travel, and runs 25% pin, which is why upgraded to 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
  • Ring doorbell/ alarm system
  • Various indoor electronics upgrades
  • Plushbeds Natural Bliss 10″ 19-21ILD (downsized to queen)
  • Onan RV QG 5500 generator
  • Upgraded to 2×40# LPG cylinders
  • Onan EC-30 (superseded by Victron Venus GX, but still installed)
  • Progressive Industries EMS-HW50C electrical management system (50A inlet)
  • Progressive Industries EMS-HW30C electrical management system (30A inlet)
  • Nine 325w REC N-Peak solar panels (2925W total)
  • Dual Victron Quattro 48/3000/35-50/50 Inverters (4.8kW continuous, 12kW peak)
  • 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
  • Six SimpliPhi 48V 3.8kWh house batteries (22.8kWh total)
  • External 50A outlet to provide power to other RVs
  • Sealed 12V RV/marine battery (for 12V reserve)
  • LG 30K mini-split (LMU30CHV with 2x LMN159HVT indoor units, replaced rooftop AC)
  • Titan Premier Disc Brakes
  • Custom rear rack/ enclosure/ platform
  • 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
  • MORryde X Factor crossmembers (3)
  • All septic gates replaced with Valterra EZ Valve electric valves
  • Sani-Con Turbo 400S
  • iSeries tank monitoring system
  • 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
  • Custom rack for mini-split, with lots of other features