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The Keystone Carbon 36 is a toy hauler that works very well for weekend warriors who are looking to get away for a quick weekend fishing trip, a family visit to a national park, or maybe a long peaceful break away from the stresses of life. Its amenities and features ensure that its passengers don’t have to give up the comforts of home in order to enjoy the pleasures of the open road.

The open road awaits with a travel trailer. Imagine cruising through the desert on Labor Day weekend to relax and see the majesty of the Gand Canyon for the first time. Or how about that long-awaited trip to the mountains to find peace and solitude. An RV opens up a world of possibilities. It allows its passengers to throw caution to the wind and go anywhere their hearts desire. Travelers look for adventure anywhere it can be found, whether it’s along a dirt path or down a wide highway. 

‌Unfortunately, much of the time, the prospect of buying a new RV seems too lofty. RVs can be expensive, so potential owners often glance past the option, assuming it’s unaffordable. For those who want a lighter weight, more affordable RV that offers them all the possibilities of the open road, the Keystone Carbon 36 travel trailer strikes a fantastic balance.

‌Keystone has been impressing RV enthusiasts since 1996. From the beginning, their purpose was to build quality RVs that are packed with amenities and offer their owners great value.  Now in 2021, they’re looking to surprise and delight their customers with every touchpoint. And with the Keystone Carbon 36 RV starting at just under $58,000, that’s exactly what they’re on track to do.

Keystone Carbon Exterior

Keystone Carbon Design

‌The exterior design of the Keystone Carbon is stylish and offers exceptional features. The Carbon 36 sports a sleek black, grey, and white paint job. It also offers large, safety glass windows with an 80% tint. The Furrion backup camera prep offers the option for ease and peace of mind when changing lanes or moving into a blind spot. 

‌An Option to Go Green

For the weekend warrior who wants to reduce their carbon footprint by going a little green, the Carbon 36 travel trailer is wired and ready for solar installation. The wiring is in place for roof mountain and internal controls, making it easy to take this step. This is a good option for owners who want great boondocking and campsite flexibility.

Keystone Carbon RV

Other standard exterior features on the Keystone Carbon 36 are:

  • Electric rear and front jacks
  • 6-point hydraulic auto level
  • A Wi-Fi Antenna
  • 100-gallon fresh-water tank
  • An aluminum roof ladder
  • An enclosed and heated underbelly
  • 12″ I-beams (on select models)
  • Exterior satellite/cable hookup
  • An LED outdoor activity light
  • Rear LED spotlights
  • A 78″ main entry door (the largest in its class)   
  • A convenience center for a central location of all system hook-ups
  • 5″ roof truss rafters
  • Extended rain spouts on rain gutters

‌Additional Optional Features

‌For those looking to upgrade to the best possible experience with their new Carbon 36, this RV also offers these additional options:

  • A ramp patio with steps and awning
  • A three-season patio door that replaces the pull-down screen
  • A 6-point hydraulic level-up

‌Keystone Carbon 36 Floorplan

‌The Keystone Carbon offers nine different floor plans to maximize owners’ comfort and enjoyment. Overall, the length of the RV is 38′ and it has a height of 12’4″ — and Keystone fits a lot within this space.

‌The Carbon 36 can sleep up to seven passengers with a 60″ x 80″ queen size bed at the front and an electric with dual opposing sofas at the back. Additionally, the Carbon 36 has a 97″ long sofa to fit a seventh guest. The sofa also offers recliners in front of an angled entertainment center.

‌The Carbon 36 RV utilizes an L-shaped kitchen that allows for meal preparation to not interfere with the use of the entertainment center; multiple things can be going on in this RV without passengers disturbing one another.

‌For enjoying the company of fellow passengers, the Keystone Carbon 36 provides a 12′ 6″ garage built for fun and entertaining guests. The outside also has a 20′ one-touch electrical awning with soft LED lighting. 

‌Keystone Carbon Storage

‌The Carbon 36 RV offers ample storage from front to back. One look at the master bedroom and potential owners will immediately be impressed by how many weeks — or even months — worth of personal belongings they can pack. The master bedroom features multiple drawers and overhead cabinets built to carry whatever passengers need on their journey. 

‌Both the kitchen and living room offer multiple overheard soft-close cabinets to support an owner’s needs in dining and entertainment. Everywhere an owner looks in the Carbon 36 they’ll see another storage space, making the possibilities of their journey seem nearly endless.


‌A standard feature on the Carbon 36 RV is an upgraded Rota Flex pin box. This ensures that owners start off with an RV whose ride is already built to limit strain on both the truck and the trailer. The Rota Flex pin box also helps reduce chucking by offering controlled movement of the king pin within the hitch. The black powder coating offers rust resistance so RV enthusiasts don’t have to worry about damage based on where they travel. 

‌Holding up this 10,000 lb. mobile vacation are two Dexter E-Z Lube 7,000 lb. axles with electric self-adjusting brakes. These axles are American-made and heavy-duty. The electric self-adjusting brakes help to cut down on stopping distance and reduce wear and tear on the towing vehicle. Additionally, the Carbon 36 has premium 8-lug 16″ radial tires that carry an F-rated load weight, so everything an owner needs carried will be fully supported. 

Keystone Carbon Livability

‌The biggest perk of the Keystone Carbon 36 RV is its liveability. Keystone has really set itself apart with the combination of value and livability in the Carbon 36. 

‌Keystone Carbon Entertainment

‌A prime example of the livability of this RV is its entertainment amenities. The Carbon 36 comes with a 50″ LED HDTV in its entertainment center. It also features a three-zone stereo with a DVD player to offer variety in entertainment. On the inside, there are four interior speakers pumping pure sound around its passengers, and outside they can enjoy the two exterior marine speakers. Satellite and cable TV prep as well as a TV antenna with a booster ensures that no passenger goes without their preferred form of entertainment.


The kitchen of the Keystone Carbon 36 also ensures the owners live in comfort and go without want when it comes to food. Passengers enjoy a stainless steel three-burner range stove with an oven. The kitchen also has a residential microwave and solid surface kitchen countertops. The soft-close hardwood cabinets are not only stylish but also keep the kitchen quiet when the RV is in motion. In select models, the kitchen also boasts a stainless steel refrigerator with 12 cubic feet of storage.


‌After a long day of adventuring, owners of the Carbon 36 RV will need to clean up. The bathroom has a one-piece fiberglass shower with plenty of room to rinse off before relaxing in this vacation home-on-wheels.  A power vent and shower skylight keep the bathroom aerated and fresh. Additionally, for particularly nice days when you just can’t part with the outdoors, the Carbon 36 offers an outdoor shower that can be set to both hot and cold.

‌A porcelain foot flush toilet also makes sure that your needs are covered in comfort and style. 

‌Keystone Carbon Safety

‌The Carbon 36 also features 5,000 lb. frame-welded tie-downs to ensure safety and security. Its ball-bearing drawer guides are also 100-lb. tested at full extension.

‌Additional safety features are:

  • A smoke detector
  • A fire extinguisher
  • A carbon monoxide detector
  • LP gas detector

Keystone Carbon Comfort

‌The Carbon 36 offers extreme comfort to come home to when spending time out on the road, in the mountains, or traversing the desert. In addition to the soft queen-sized bed and 97″ long sofa with dual recliners, the Carbon 36 seeks to make its interior atmosphere perfect.  It features an exclusive Omni-Chill dual three-quarter-ton high-efficiency residential air conditioner and a 35,000 BTU furnace. 

‌Hit the Road in a Keystone Carbon

‌The Keystone Carbon 36 is made for the traveler who is looking to get out on weekends with family and friends. Its style, comfort, and affordability make it the ideal travel home for those society has dubbed “weekend warriors.” If you like to turn long holiday weekends into adventures across state lines and through various terrains, then the Keystone Carbon 36 may be exactly what you’re looking for.

‌Keystone has a long-standing reputation for building quality RVs for an affordable price. The Carbon 36 is a fantastic example of why this reputation was earned. Keystone’s dedication to building a sturdy and easily towable RV that combines style and livability is exactly why Keystone is at the forefront of its class.

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