2014 KZ Sportsmen Sportster 265TH
A Toy Hauler with versatility
With five toy hauler plans to choose from, we decided to explore the 265TH. It has an unloaded vehicle weight of 6,088 lbs, dry hitch weight of 1,356 lbs, dry axle weight of 4,732 lbs, net carrying capacity of 2,712 lbs, and gross vehicle weight rating of 8,800 lbs. Breaking out the measuring tape, the 265TH has an interior height of 91”, exterior height of 12’2”, exterior width of 96”, and exterior length of 28’6”. For liquids, the Sportster 265TH has a water heater capacity of 6 gallons, fresh water capacity of 75 gallons, waste water capacity of 32 gallons, and gray water capacity of 32 gallons.
COMPARISON: Read our review of the 2013 KZ Inferno 3410T
The 2014 KZ Sportsmen Sportster is designed for all four seasons. If you’re tackling winter, then the heated fresh water tanks will keep your water hot. There’s no need to panic over spring’s rainy days because the Sportster’s awning is equipped with a drip rail and spouts. Also, its one-piece seamless roof comes with SuperFlex roofing material, which means the roof will resist weathering. Summer nights can be spent outdoors, where you can sizzle burgers on the outside grill while listening to music from the exterior speakers. After a day of biking, drop off your motorcycle in the mini garage, equipped with smooth and screw-free baggage doors. By the end of the day, you’ll probably be run down so you’ll be thankful for the assist handle while making your way through the radius entry door.
When you walk inside, you’ll find yourself in the kitchenette. Although modest in size, it equips you with the necessities. You'll find a five-cubic-foot refrigerator, which can be upgraded to eight cubic feet. Beside the fridge sits a pantry, which doubles as a linen closet; you can store cereal boxes among fresh towels. (As we mentioned, the Sportster 265H utilizes space). You can fry your bacon and eggs on the three-burner cooktop or heat up a frozen dinner in the microwave. The range hood is equipped with a 12-volt light and an exhaust fan. If there’s a Martha Stewart in your family, then the Standard Run Package will provide you with an oven. Unwashed dishes can be hidden under the sink cover, while clean dishes can be tucked away in the large, overhead cabinets, which feature Mortise and Tenon glazed doors.
COMPARISON: Read our review of the 2014 Forest River Vengeance Super Sport 320A
When the weather’s not cooperating you can pass time in the living area. With ample seating and a good entertainment system, you’ll enjoy your time inside. The Sportster 265TH features an AM/FM/CD Player and a TV antenna with a booster. If you can’t live without your favorite TV programs, you’ll be thankful for the cable hookup. Entertainment junkies can request a stereo with a DVD Player and a comfortable chair to kick back on. The living area also features a 72” rollover jiffy, which acts as a couch and a bed. As well, a fold-up table is great for family dinners, but it can be tucked away when you want extra space.
When night falls, every family member will have a comfortable place to sleep. In the living area you can choose between a 60” by 85” power bed or a 44” by 59” fold-up bed. The rollover jiffy can also be transformed into a comfortable sleeping space. For those at the top of the family food chain, an elegant bedroom awaits. Built around a queen bed, which features a residential quilted mattress, the bedroom’s modern design is the perfect combination of warmth and class. With mirrored wardrobes on both sides of the bed and a cabinet above, there’s enough storage space for your all your clothes and prized possessions.
COMPARISON: Read our review of the 2014 Prime Time Spartan 1234X
Finally, let’s talk about the bathroom. Although small in size, it is efficient in space and easy on the eyes. Its modern design and warm color scheme make it a cute room that could be featured in a toy hauler beauty contest. Providing you with the necessities, the bathroom is equipped with an acrylic sink, toilet, and shower with tub surround. A mirrored medicine cabinet hangs above the sink and a wooden cabinet sits below it.
Since not all families are alike, KZ Sportsmen provides you with many options. You can request aluminum wheels, diamond plate threshold, and lighted power awning. For your indoor needs, you have the option of getting a pull-down screen wall and a second flip jiffy. If you decide to buy the Sportster, you can always ask your RV dealer for more options.
The 2014 KZ Sportsmen Sportster 265TH sells for around $28,000. For more information visit: http://www.kz-rv.com/.
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