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Keystone Montana 3531RE: The perfect fifth wheel for entertaining

Rear entertainment, L-couch, bar seating, chef's kitchen

Last Updated: March 17, 2024

Keystone Montana 3531RE: The perfect fifth wheel for entertaining

If you’re looking for vehicles with style and substance, Keystone Montana fifth wheels should be at the top of your list. This brand has always been popular because they’re spacious, classy, and outfitted with the best appliances the RV world has to offer.

All-new for 2024 is the Keystone Montana 3531RE, a rear living layout with an L-couch, bar-style seating, and a kitchen peninsula.

If you love entertaining, this is a great contender. It also offers plenty of open space that can adapted to your own needs.

A 5-star hosting space

Many travelers use their RVs to visit friends and family. But when so many people join together, you sometimes have to rely on campgrounds and other outdoor spaces to accommodate everyone. If the weather turns against you, your family reunion or tailgating party could be ruined!

The 3531RE includes a huge communal space at the rear. Thanks to the opposing slideouts, there’s also plenty of open floor space - a perfect area for pets, or kids and their toys.

Rear entertainment area in the Keystone Montana 3531RE

Rear living area with fireplace, TV on televator, and rear window with opposing slideouts

When you're not watching TV, the televator lowers the TV out of the way of the rear window.

Bar-style seating with a view

Bar seating in the Keystone Montana 3531RE

Dinette for two or dedicated workspace with desk: you choose!

Another fun feature of the Keystone Montana 3531RE is the bar-style seating. Fitting neatly into its own slideout with a solid-surface counter and a pair of free-standing chairs, it adds extra seating without crowding the main living room. With windows on three sides, you can enjoy panoramic views from inside your RV.

As an added bonus, there’s even some extra storage space tucked underneath the bar. The supporting legs have built-in shelves that are perfect for storing various odds and ends.

It’s worth noting that there’s no dinette in this layout, so the bar top is the closest thing to a dinette. When not using the bar for eating or entertaining, it makes for a perfect desk, too.

It’s an all-purpose hideaway that almost feels like a private retreat.

The perfect kitchen for cooking from the road

Kitchen in the Keystone Montana 3531RE

Kitchen peninsula with farmhouse sink

RV kitchens tend to be somewhat utilitarian, but the Keystone Montana 3531RE elevates the experience of cooking on the road. It’s almost as big as the rear living room, so it provides plenty of space for food prep and storage.

The space is outlined by a huge countertop with a peninsula. With the farmhouse sink on one end, the rest of the countertop is a blank canvas where you can easily whip up mealtime masterpieces.

Forget about picking and choosing which appliances to bring along. With this much counter space, you can bring an entire arsenal of kitchen gadgets and still have room to spare.

There’s no kitchen island, so it can feel a bit cramped with more than one person in the kitchen, but the large countertop behind the couch makes up for it as an easy spot to set dirty dishes without having to move from the couch.

And have we mentioned the storage capacity? Anyone who has tried to organize an RV kitchen can tell you that it’s nearly impossible to transition from a full kitchen to an RV because the storage is so limited. But the kitchen of the Keystone Montana 3531RE is designed to maximize your space for ingredients, cookware, and appliances.

Aside from the standard upper and lower cabinets, you’ll also have access to a floor-to-ceiling pantry, accessible from sliding glass doors that are both beautiful and functional.

Pantry in the Keystone Montana 3531RE

Large pantry with sliding doors

The pantry is perfect for storing shelf-stable ingredients and snacks, while the 18-cubic foot refrigerator can handle the perishable items. Plus, you can stay cool with its built-in freezer and ice maker. These residential appliances make this RV feel like a true home.

An ideal design for 1-4 people

While this fifth wheel has an impressive hosting capacity, it only sleeps up to four – and that’s with the couch’s pull-out bed in use.

Front bedroom in the Keystone Montana 3531RE

Front bedroom and closet in the front cap

The front bedroom features a king size bed, a pair of elevated nightstands, a dresser, a closet, and space for a washer/dryer. It’s separated enough from the rear living area that someone can be napping in front while entertaining in the back.

Bathroom in the Keystone Montana 3531RE

Final thoughts

Keystone has a winner in the Montana 3531RE. Its spacious living room is perfect for guests and full-time residents alike, the bar is a wonderful multi-functional space, and the kitchen provides ample room for cooking and preparing meals.

Just keep in mind that this fifth wheel doesn’t have a high sleeping capacity. There's only one bed and a sofa bed, and the cargo space is somewhat limited. So although you can host large groups during the day, you may want to have your guests stay somewhere else for the night.

Overall, this is a great option for retirees, couples, and small families who want to travel in style. If you’re looking for a spacious feel with luxury-style finishes in a sub-40 ft package, be sure to check out the 3531RE.

Explore the Keystone Montana 3531RE

Interested in learning more about the Montana 3531RE? Click the floor plan below to see specs, a 3D tour, and to find one near you.

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