2017 Keystone Raptor 362TS Toy Hauler Review

Stand out from the crowd with this cutting edge toy hauler

By Agata Gutkowska, Jan. 26, 2017, Photography by Keystone RV
The Keystone Raptor might be the most cutting edge toy hauler on the road. Combining luxury with performance, the Raptor is your most reliable confederate when you’re travelling into the wilderness.

With 12 Keystone Raptor floorplans to choose from, we decided to explore the brand new 362TS. It has a shipping weight of 14,305 lbs, carrying capacity of 2,695 lbs and hitch weight of 3,150 lbs. For measurements, it has a length of 39’0” and height of 13’2”. For liquids, the Raptor 362TS has a fresh water capacity of 129 gallons, waste water capacity of 82 gallons and gray water capacity of 82 gallons.

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On the outside, the Keystone Raptor looks like the most badass toy hauler you’ve ever seen. Featuring double welded aluminum construction, the Raptor is equipped with G-rated heavy-duty radial tires, rear LED lights and large tinted windows. The fiberglass front cap has Max Turn technology, and the One-Touch electric awning has two LED lights. A six-point hydraulic leveling system levels your RV in less than a minute, and the exterior folding ladder makes it easy to get to the TPO walk-on roof. Other exterior features include 12-volt outlet, outside shower, three outdoor activity lights, huge pass-through storage and a backup camera. To go inside, walk up the four aluminum steps, grab on to the large foldaway assist handle, and step in.

When you walk inside, you instantly feel at home. With residential furniture and modern appliances, you’ll forget that you’re living in a trailer. The large sofa, equipped with recliners, sits right behind a beautiful coffee table/dinette, giving you a perfect view of the entertainment center. Raptor’s entertainment center includes a 50” LED HDTV, Sony Blu-Ray Player and 12-volt sound bar with AM/FM/MP3 Bluetooth and subwoofer. If you’re feeling classy, you can request an electric fireplace. 

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Keystone designed the Raptor kitchen to inspire the laziest member of your family to cook. You can store your perishables in the Polar Max 18-cubic-foot refrigerator and your non- perishables in the large pantry. The recessed three-burner range comes with a 22-inch oven, and the large stainless steel sink comes with a pullout kitchen faucet. If you’re feeling very lazy, you can heat leftovers in the 30” stainless steel convection microwave. The beautiful hardwood cabinetry, equipped with hidden hinges and shaker style doors, provides ample room for all your pots, pans and kitchen essentials.

The Keystone Raptor has a gorgeous and spacious bathroom. The single piece shower has a skylight above, bringing in lots of natural light, and the porcelain toilet has foot flush. Above the sink is a mirrored medicine cabinet, where you can store all of your toiletries. If the washroom is occupied, you can run over to the other one, equipped with a toilet and sink.

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When it’s time to recharge, you can take a short walk to the Master Bedroom. Furnished with a King-sized bed, you’re guaranteed to get a good night’s sleep. You can hang your clothes in the wardrobe or fold them away in the dresser. For extra storage, the bedroom also comes with an overhead compartment. If you like catching up on your favorite shows before bed, you’ll love the LED television, located directly across from the bed.

Last but not least is the 10’ garage, equipped with electric awning. Aside from storing your favorite toys, the garage can also serve as a second bedroom. It comes with an electric bed, featuring dual opposite sofas, Sony speakers and a pull-down TV.
 
When travelling, safety is always a priority. Every Keystone Raptor floorplan is equipped with a carbon monoxide detector, smoke detector, LP gas detector and fire extinguisher.

The Keystone Raptor 362TS sells for around $69,000. For more information visit http://www.keystonerv.com/.


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