- Sep 29, 2005
A few months ago, my wife and I decided to begin looking for a fifth-wheel and a new tow vehicle. It will be our first. We have been studying everything we can get our hands on before making our purchase. In the interest of picking a trailer before a tow vehicle, we concentrated on that issue first, and we think we?ve found the one we like: the Keystone Cougar 290EFS. I?ve heard about the problems with broken dishes in a rear kitchen, but the layout is perfect for us. I noticed, however, that the carrying capacity for the 290EFS is lower than that of all the other Cougar fifth wheels. It?s only 2100#. My wife and I do tend to travel light. (For the past four years, we?ve traveled in a Ford Escape!) Does anyone feel that this amount of payload would be too limiting? I know that I have to subtract the weights of any and all options, but since I?ve never done this before, I don?t know the typical weights of the options. Thank you for helping me out.