We upgraded our fifth wheel in February of 2018. Before this, we had a KZ Durango fifth wheel. Although we loved it, we decided to upgrade to a newer model. KZ had done some design upgrades in the D325RLT that we just loved. They were things that our older model did not have, that we would loved to have. Outside changes were a new aluminum design for the four outdoor steps, light bar on the inner edge of the awning (it didn’t have to be out to have the light on), a kitchen window, dual pane windows, a back up camera, rubber diamond plate in the front pass thru, motion lights in all compartments and the spare tire under the frame (not on the back bumper). Here are some photos of the exterior of the fiver:
There were quite a few changes to the inside as well. The decor was different with the cabinetry dark wood, the floor very light wood and the furniture dark leather. The two chairs were replaced with theatre seating and the sofa a larger three seat sofa bed. The wood cabinetry was reduced, especially the area where the fireplace is located. We kept the dining chairs as in the other fiver.
The kitchen area is a little different with again, less cabinetry, but more counter space. The oven seems bigger as is the microwave. We kept the double door, larger fridge and of course the design still has the island. The changes to the kitchen area make it seem so roomy and bright thanks to the added kitchen window:
The bathroom is essentially the same as before with the exception of a proper light switch on the wall and a higher glass shower door. As for the bedroom, we opted to remove the optional bedroom TV and kept the king size residential mattress option. Comfort is important! The closet on this model is completely different from the last with a ceiling to floor closet area and a small cupboard and drawer area to the right. Plumb in for a washer is still there should we want it.
So far, we’re very happy with our new fiver. We’ve noticed a difference winter camping with the duo pane windows when it comes to moisture. In the last one, even with fans running, sometimes when cooking we’d see condensation on the windows. Nothing now even without a fan running. Calista is warm, comfy and a dream to live in! Yes, live in, but more on that later!