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Our Rig

We pull a 2015 Keystone Alpine 3730FB behind a 2015 Chevrolet 2500HD LTZ CCSB Z71. The Alpine has a great 1.5 bath floorplan with a large front bathroom and closet, king bed, large refrigerator, residential-grade cabinets, fixtures, and furniture throughout, a washer/dryer, and an Onan generator. This post contains lots of photos from the day we brought it home. It’s our third RV; third time is a charm! We looked at many units and aside from a Mobile Suites or ARV unit, this is as good as any. We’re really happy with it.

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Floorplan as provided by Keystone.

Leaving San Jacinto Riverfront RV Resort in Highlands, Texas on Jan 2, 2017.

We have quite a few modifications to our rig, and that’s what a lot of this blog tends to focus on. Here is a non-comprehensive list:

Truck

Electronics
  • Garmin Dash Cam 35
  • Alpine X110-SLV In-Dash Restyle System
  • EEZTire T515 TPMS for both tow vehicle and trailer
  • Uniden Bearcat BCD536HP scanner w/ external Uniden BC20 speaker
  • Browning BR-137 22″ Scanner Antenna
  • Uniden Bearcat 980SSB CB radio w/ external Uniden BC20 speaker
  • Firestik II 2′ CB antenna
  • Kenwood TM-D710G 50w VHF/UHF ham radio with integrated APRS
  • Comet SS-460SBNMO VHF/UHF antenna (usually on the vehicle)
  • Larsen NMO2/70B VHF/UHF antenna (kept in truck, can be installed for extended range)
  • Mobilinkd bluetooth TNC for VHF APRS
  • Kenwood TS-480HX 200w HF ham radio
  • Tennatronix TurboTuner2 screwdriver antenna controller
  • Tarheel Model 75 “Stubby” HF screwdriver antenna w/ 36″ & 72″ whips
  • Tarheel MT1S Mount
  • Byonics TinyTrak4 for HF APRS
  • Dual Northstar NSB-AGM 48/L3 batteries
Engine & Performance
  • Intentionally left on stock tune w/ in-tact emissions until warranty runs out
  • AirDog II-4G 165GPH Lift Pump
Suspension & Tires
  • Kelderman 4-Link Rear Air Suspension
  • Kelderman Mechanical Self-Leveling Control System w/ Air Dryer (tapped into for onboard air)
  • DMaxStore Stage 3 Leveling Kit with Fox 2.0 shocks
  • Cognito Pitman/Idler Support Kit
  • Rough Country tie rod ends
  • Rough Country steering stabilizer
  • Vision 81 Heavy Hauler wheels
  • Michelin XDS2 245/70r19.5 tires
Cosmetic & Utility
  • Morimoto HID conversion
  • Morimoto LED foglights
  • Rough Country 50″ curved LED bar mounts
  • SLDX 50″ curved LED bar
  • SLDX 18w spot lights (x2)
  • Ranch Hand Legend front bumper
  • Ranch Hand Bed Access running steps
  • Ranch Hand Sport rear bumper
  • Magnum Low Pro headache rack w/ lights
  • Spray in bed liner
  • RDS 51 gallon transfer tank/ toolbox combo
  • Trailer Saver BD3 hitch
  • Trailer Saver Simple Slide

Trailer

  • FlexArmor spray-on roof replacement
  • Custom RO water system
  • RVLock V4.0 Keyless RV Lock
  • JBL LSR305 and LSR310S sound system
  • Brentwood Home Bamboo Gel 11 memory foam mattress
  • Onan RV QG 5500 generator
  • Onan EC-30 automatic generator controller
  • Progressive Industries EMS-HW50C electrical management system
  • Titan Premier Disc Brakes
  • Curt #13703 receiver hitch
  • Swagman Dispatch bicycle rack
  • Steadyfast Stabilization System

Bicycles

  • 2017 Motobecane 527HT (matte black, his)
  • 2017 Motobecane W27HT Comp (ice blue, hers)

Tricycles

  • 2015 KMX Custom 20/20/26 with SRAM X.7 components (olive drab, his)
  • 2015 KMX Custom 20/20/26 with SRAM X.7 components (bright green, hers)