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Reaching New Heights

Originally Published in Trailer Life Magazine


Walk-Through: Keystone’s Alpine 3600RS can be ordered with feature-rich packages that add luxurious amenities and stylish looks


When you’re going to be living with an RV, you want to make sure you can equip it exactly the way you want. The latest generation Alpine 3600RS by Keystone RV offers abundant standard features, plus a variety of options and packages aimed at satisfying owners of all types.

A four-door refrigerator is positioned between the stove and enter­tainment center.

A four-door refrigerator is positioned between the stove and
enter­tainment center.

Shown here is the 3600RS, which pulls you in with modern design elements, open floor space, and a hint of nature. With dark interior colors complemented by light, faux-leather furniture and dark wood accents, this trailer looks and feels like it will live up to its upscale status in the Keystone lineup.
Standing in the doorway, the first things you see are stairs and a decorative metal banister that lead into the master bedroom. On the right-hand wall by the front door, there’s a convenient closet. Look left, and there’s a wide-open kitchen with an oversize island supporting a good work space, a contoured stainless-steel double sink and a matching soap dispenser within arm’s reach. Just behind the island is a three-burner stove with a gorgeous dark and light contrasting backsplash. This arrangement is complementary to the kitchen’s overall design.
The dinette, located in the curbside slideout, has a beautiful table and four-chair combination, complete with straps to secure the chairs for safe travel. With plenty of space to store food, the Dutch pantry and its oversize drawers make traveling with large amounts of groceries and cookware easy and user friendly.
069-TL1407-walkthrough---Keystone-AlpineIn the rear living room is an entertainment system that holds a hidden pull-out desk, two recliners, a ceiling fan and 80 percent tinted safety windows. Occupants will also enjoy the stone-look fireplace and pop-up 40-inch LED TV. The couch on the rear wall converts into a bed for two, and the living area can easily handle the additional guests without crowding.
At the opposite end of the trailer is the master bedroom and bathroom area, with a king-size bed perched in the streetside slideout. The large bed prevents the use of two nightstands — the only one is positioned on the left side of the bed. Water and drain and vent hookups in the closet make this storage space suitable for a washer and dryer, which is always appreciated when spending longer periods of time on the road. The front bedroom offers a home-away-from-home feel that provides welcome space and good headroom.
The bathroom is accessible from the bedroom or off the stairway from the lower portion of the trailer and features a neo-angle shower and porcelain toilet. Located above the single-space counter and sink is a mirrored medicine cabinet.
Of course, there’s more to a good quality trailer than just the interior features. This trailer’s body rests on a powder-coated I-beam chassis that can be equipped with a six-point hydraulic leveling system. Hydraulic selector valves for the slideouts give the user flexibility for leveling and stabilizing while allowing for independent control of the slideouts.  The front jacks have 8-inch all-terrain landing pads, allowing this fifth-wheel to park almost anywhere. Also included is a 50-amp detachable power cord conveniently rolled up on a retractable reel.

WT-keyston-alpine-4The fireplace and large TV are directly across from two recliners for comfortable viewing.

The exterior fiberglass has a high-gloss finish, complemented by stylish aluminum wheels and radial tires. Below the 6-foot 4-inch entry door are four easy steps with recessed rope lighting. The unit includes a one-piece polypropylene underbelly, and Keystone applied triple-insulated and heated holding tanks as well. Exterior gutters with rainspouts are located at the ends of the railing above the one-touch electric awning with adjustable arms.
Located on the front cap, which is designed for sharper turning, are the Hitch Assist backup mirror and lights. Located on the end cap is a ladder for roof access. In the exterior side walls are storage compartments with huge Class A motor­home-style dual slam-latch doors that allow easy access. Completing the organized theme are the well-arranged plumbing valves, water fills and accessories, such as the outside shower.
As mentioned earlier, the 3600RS can be ordered with a number of option packages such as Peaks, Alps, Chateau and Super Cinema, not to mention a variety of standalone options like a central vacuum system, generator prep and full-body paint. This enables owners to outfit the trailer according to their own needs and budget.
This fifth-wheel ships at 12,228 pounds, which allows for a carrying capacity of 3,272 pounds to handle water and propane, plus plenty of supplies.

Targeted at full-timers and those looking for more space when vacationing and entertaining, Keystone’s Alpine 3600RS is classy and easygoing. It’s well thought out for RVers looking for a fifth-wheel with luxury features.



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