2017 KZ Venom 3911TK Review

Fifth wheel toy hauler a blend of traditional and modern features

By Kama Lee Jackson, May. 12, 2017, Photography by KZ-RV
The Venom 3911 from KZ-RV takes all the traditional elements that you’d expect in an RV and adds modern features and luxury touches, making for a stylish toy hauler that feels anything but garage-like.

The lightweight, wide-body Venom offer eight floor plans to choose from. We’ll be taking a closer look at the Venom 3911TK.  It has a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 19,000 lbs and a Net Carrying capacity of 4,950 lbs. The fresh water tank can hold a whopping 112 gallons, the gray water tank holds 97 gallons, and the black water tank holds 57 gallons.

This wide-body toy hauler measures in at 101” wide, just over 42.5” long, and 13’4” high. It’s built with an aluminum frame including 2” x 3” fully welded aluminum floor framing, full welded framing, and 5” welded roof trusses.

The 12” powder-coated steel I-beam with drop frame allows for an awesome 160 square feet of fully finished and heated pass-through storage. There’s also a camp table & patio chairs storage compartment.

2017 KZ Venom Living Area

A 17’ electric awning with LED light bar (with an interior illuminated reminder switch) offers great covered outdoor space, but you can opt for an additional 11’ awning if you wish. Exterior speakers and outdoor shower help to maximize your time outside. Lighting is controlled with the MyRV control system, a tablet that connects to the Venom via WiFi. MyRv also makes it simple to monitor tank and battery levels, control slides, the leveling system, and the awnings.

COMPARISON: Read our review of the 2017 Lance 2612

A 15,000 BTU Ducted Roof air conditioner and 35,000 BTU furnace will keep you comfortable in all seasons, and the Venom is also prewired for two more A/C units.

Inside the Venom 3911TK, the kitchen area is fully set up with the conveniences of any home kitchen. It has loads of countertop surfaces, and ample cabinet storage, stainless steel appliances including an eight-cubic-foot refrigerator and microwave, and a double-bowl sink with high-rise faucet and pullout sprayer. The wide, full-height pantry is self-illuminating – perfect for those secret midnight snack cravings.

2017 KZ Venom Kitchen

The two slides in the living area slides give you plenty of space for hanging out. A large, comfortable L-shaped sofa has a twin bed pull-out.  A pedestal table with four chairs fills the opposite slide, or you can opt for theater-style chairs with removable pedestal tables instead. Residential carpet with padding, and crown molding, and window shades throughout lend a more home-like feel.  Other details include LED ceiling and cabinet lights, faux vinyl soft touch ceiling.

COMPARISON: Read our review of the 2017 Grand Design Momentum 397TH

The entertainment unit has an HD LED TV on a swing arm with behind-TV Storage and a remote-controlled fireplace. The audio sound system has a radio, sound bar with bass subwoofer and is Bluetooth compatible. There’s also a USB charging station & 12V power outlet. Kids will love the loft sleeping area above the garage, accessible with a ladder beside the entertainment unit.

2017 KZ Venom Sofa Bed

Thanks to the standard residential style door, the transition to the garage seamlessly blends into the décor. Another HD flat panel garage TV on swing arm, a 12V radio/DVD player, and two garage ceiling speakers add up to another great hang-out space. If you want to accommodate more guests, you can opt for the HappiJac electric bed & rollover sofa with table. At the back, where the garage entry door is, there is a roll-down screen wall, allowing for great fresh air circulation while keeping insects out. The zero gravity 96” ramp door with easy lift assist is a cinch to open and close.  The rear ramp converts to a hanging deck.  If you want to add the optional awning and rollout carpet, you’ll have a great outdoor patio area.

2017 KZ Venom Garage

COMPARISON: Read our review of the 2017 Keystone Raptor 362TS Toy Hauler

Back inside, at the front of the kitchen, it’s a few steps up to the bathroom and master bedroom area. The bathroom has a space saving pocket door. Inside, there’s a one-piece shower stall with glass doors, built-in seat, and skylight. The solid surface vanity has a stainless steel sink, large mirror, under sink storage, and drawers.

2017 KZ Venom Bathroom

In the bedroom, there is a large, deep closet with a shoe storage rack and washer/dryer prep. The queen size bed (king size optional) has with more storage And, if you’re not into what’s playing on the big screen in the living room, there’s another flat panel television on a swing arm. Settle in to the luxury bedding, lean up against the padded headboard and take in your favorite show before turning in at the end of your adventure-filled day.

2017 KZ Venom Bedroom

The KZ Venom sells for about $75,000.  For more information, visit http://www.kz-rv.com/.


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