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FWC Keystone design and history ?

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#1 DavidGraves


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Posted 25 May 2023 - 01:51 PM

Howdy All


I have often wondered about the FWC Keystone models.


How long were they produced and how useful for current use on the typical 8 foot bed truck of today ?


Any notion of the weight ? When did they stop making them?


Many thanks


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#2 ckent323


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Posted 25 May 2023 - 06:03 PM



I have a 2007 FWC Keystone.  Previously I had a mid 1980's FWC Keystone.  In general the Keystone is a foot longer than the Grandby (9 ft vs 8 ft). 

We like the extra room of the Keystone and do not think the extra length is a problem.  We leave the tailgate on and folded down which serves as a narrow ledge to stand on or set things on when getting in and out of the camper.  It also protects the bottom of the camper that extends beyond the cargo bed floor.  The tailgate ledge is about as wide as a stair tread so with the Little Giant 3 step ladder we use it functions like the top step. 

The ledge is very handy to stand on to access the rear latches or the roof rack (our truck is a 4wd that is lifted 2" so there is no way to reach the latches when standing on the ground (unless you are 7 ft tall)

I know that the Keystone model was available before 1983.   It is my recollection that the Keystone model was discontinued after 2012 or 2013.  It think there were also a few years in between the early years and 2012 when it was not made. Apparently they were never a big seller.

Early model dimensions were:

  • 144" overall length
  • 112" x 80" main body
  • 32" overhead


2007 Dimensions and Weight (dry)

  • Dry Weight: 1050 Lbs. 
  • Height down (including vent) 59”
  • Interior Height Extended: 6.6’
  • Roof Length: Std.140”/ Ext.156”
  • Floor Length: 108” 
  • Body Width: 80“ 

The floor pack in all FWC campers after about 1996 are narrower to fit the newer pickup cargo beds which are all narrower than the cargo beds before about 1996..

Edited by ckent323, 25 May 2023 - 06:09 PM.

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1993 Dodge Cummins W-250 Club Cab long bed, 2007 FWC Keystone

#3 DavidGraves


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Posted 31 May 2023 - 02:57 AM

Hi Craig


And many thanks for the Keystoneography .


I killed my computer screen and it took a while to get a replacement working.


Have my eye on an early Keystone locally but unsure when I will get to see it in person.


Best Regards



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