KZ Features & Options
For all those chefs out there who’ve been complaining about the toyhauler kitchens for years, K-Z has stepped up to the plate and made a kitchen to be proud of. The K-Z toyhauler we looked at this issue was a New Vision 37kx2 triple-slide 5th wheel toyhauler with a separate garage. With the three slides, the living area of this trailer is one of the most spacious we’ve seen and it makes for a good size master bedroom too.
Our first thoughts on this K-Z trailer were “Wow...this is big and beautiful!” Then you wonder “Is it really a toyhauler?” Yes it is and with all the slides out it is enormous inside. The one big slide opens the couch and dinette up, the second opens on the entry side and moves the kitchen into place. The interior has been really thought out well. Even with the slides in there is still walking around room inside the coach.
On the inside the first thing you notice is the huge island kitchen, the 22” oven with an auto igniter, the matching overhead microwave, lots of cabinet space and even an optional 8 cu.ft. double-door refrigerator. The counter space is second to none. Anyone who has done the toyhauler thing before knows how important counterspace is and this coach really addressed that problem.
We had a lot of options on this model so some of the things that we’re talking about might not be standard. With that understood, we had a bed loft over the garage with separate cabinets for that bed which seemed like a real good use of space. However, with the loft, the garage door has to open into the garage instead of into the living area. The dinette in this coach had a table and four separate chairs. This seems more user-friendly if you don’t need the extra sleeping space. The chairs even were designed so they would lock onto the table and not move during transport. The couch bed in the living room was a lot nicer than most and more comfortable.
The front bedroom with the third slide opens up nicely, with the 60”x75” island bed and big front mirrored closet. There was a good spot for the TV, and once again, lots of counter space. The angle shower was also in the bedroom with a full-size sink and medicine cabinet. The foot flush toilet was located in its own room. The door between the living area and master bedroom was a 6 panel slider-type door that looked and worked well.
The separate garage was nice and had its own outside entry door. The ramp had cables instead of springs and had a flip-down extension to make loading smoother. The garage had storage cabinets up high and tie-down rails on the floor. The only intrusion in the garage area was the fuel fill cover which extended into the garage 4” and had the fuel gauge built into it. The ramp door opening was 88” wide by 82“ tall. From inside wall to inside wall was 96” and the garage inside length was 9’ 11”. The floor in our unit was all diamond plate with diamond plate running up the walls for protection. There were also two electrical outlets located inside the garage.
Now the outside; once again a very nice looking coach with the smooth fiberglass gel-coated sides and two E-Z lube axles. The fuel station is on a shelf on the left side of the coach with the fill nozzle held in with a bungee strap. The roof ladder was removable from the rear of the trailer and must be taken down to open the ramp door. The axles were equipped with shocks and 235/85R16 “G” load rated tires. The spare tire had a chain-hoist mounting system under the rear of the coach. The Onan generator was located in the front and had 50 amp service. There was a large compartment towards the front that was accessible from either side and it had a roll-out tray that went from one side to the other which really helps you get to the stuff in the middle. We do like having the two entry doors on the toyhauler. That way you can get into the garage without walking your dirty feet through the beautiful living area.
Some other facts that may be important to some are the tank capacities. The fresh water capacity was 55 gallons. On some units there is an option for another 55 gallons. The gray tank and the black tank both held 50 gallons each.
This toyhauler was one of the nicer ones that we have seen. The fit and finish was very good, and the items inside seemed to be just one step better than most.
We have also heard that the customer service department at K-Z trailers tries their hardest to always make sure that their customers are satisfied.
To check out K-Z Toyhaulers go to their website and find the dealer nearest you at www.kz-rv.com. - THM