Keystone RV – A Complete Guide

Is Keystone RV Right For You?

When it comes time to purchase a fifth wheel, travel trailer, or toy hauler there is absolutely no shortage of options.  We decided to take an in-depth look at what makes Keystone RV a great choice for anyone on the road today.  But first, let’s take a quick look back.  Keystone RV was founded in 1996 by Cole Davis who wanted to provide an RV with more features and functionality than the competition, at a far better price.  It was with this in mind that his talented team built and released the wood-framed Sprinter, and by the year 2000 Keystone RV was leading the industry.  From humble beginnings, Keystone RV has grown into a manufacturing giant with over a million square feet of production space across Goshen, Indiana and Pendleton, Oregon.  Even with this massive growth, Keystone RV has maintained a top-tier level of quality and innovation that resonates throughout the industry today.  The company is proud of the jobs it supplies to the community, and loves to honor veterans.

 

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Keystone RV Is Big On Quality

When you build an RV brand based around quality, it’s hard to argue that much else matters.  Luckily, we aren’t left wanting more from Keystone RV as they deliver with contemporary designs and stylish interiors with both spacious layouts and unprecedented tow-ability.  From structural components down to the fit and finish, quality stands out.  Keystone RV is also known for the fantastic fuel economy achieved with the design of their trailers.  If affordability is a concern for your next RV, make sure you consider this in your final decision.

Which RV Type Best Suits Your Needs?

Keystone RV offers a variety of towable RVs including travel trailers, fifth wheels, lightweight units, toy haulers and destination trailers–but, for which type should you shop?

It’s a good idea to start with asking yourself a few questions such as these:

  • What is your price range?
  • How many people and adults will be traveling/staying in the RV? (possibly include a breakdown of adults and children)
  • What length of camping time are you planning with your RV? (i.e. – weekend trips, day trips, extended use, extended use without travel, special events, etc.)
  • What type of camping are you planning on doing with your RV? (i.e. – RV parks, primitive, remote)
  • What are your hobbies? (the storage space required may affect your RV choice)
  • Where will you be storing your RV? (Do you have the space required at home or will you need to use or rent space?)
  • Are you interested in hauling ATVs, dirt bikes, UTVs, etc. with you when you camp in RV? (a toy hauler may be your best option if so)

After you have reviewed your answers, you should have a better idea of what type of RV is a good fit for you and your family.  Take a look at the fantastic options that Keystone RV offers below.

 

Let’s Meet The Keystone RV Family

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A big advantage of travel trailers over other types of RVs is their lightweight but sturdy construction that makes them towable by standard pickup trucks and SUVs.

Travel trailers range in size from mini “teardrop” units of about 12 feet, to 33-foot triple axle giants. The newest generation models offer designer-grade interiors, slide-outs, bunk beds, built-in generators and more.  Keystone RV travel trailers come in a variety of sizes and finishes.  Take a look below at some of the options and features specific to each travel trailer.

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Bullet Travel Trailers – Easy to tow with the new more fuel efficient crossovers, cars and trucks, the Bullet Ultra Lite travel trailer heralds in a new generation of RVs.

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Carbon Travel Trailers
– Floor plan variations from a 5,000 pound travel trailer up to a triple slide fifth wheel with cargo sizes up to 17 feet is unmatched in the toy hauler segment–get everything a “luxury” toy hauler offers without the price tag.

 

Cougar Half-Ton Travel Trailers – There is a reason that RV buyers have made Cougar #1 in its class for 9 straight years. With unique models like the Cougar Den, your choice of several bunk house models and toyhauler options, there’s bound to be a Cougar that’s perfect Keystone RV Cougar X Litefor you.

 

Cougar X-Lite Travel Trailers – With the all new X-Lite by Cougar, you no longer have to sacrifice good taste when buying a lightweight travel trailer or fifth wheel.  X-Lite shares your vision of beauty, elegance and towability.

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Hideout Travel Trailers – Hideout offers the perfect combination of luxury, features and camping convenience — all at the RIGHT PRICE.  Hideout truly is the best value in its category with the RIGHT FEATURES and the RIGHT PRICE all RIGHT NOW.

 

Impact Travel Trailers – The affordable way to camp in style.  Whether going to the mountains, the beach, the race track or anywhere in between, Impact will take you there in style.  Hauling precious cargo? Secure it with the Fuzion 5k Inter-Lock System–the toughest tie down system available.

 

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Laredo Travel Trailers – The amenities in your home are life-sized, and they should be like that in your camper, too.  Couple Laredo’s “Life Sized” features with industry leading quality and customer service and sacrifice nothing in your home away from home.

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Outback Travel Trailers – The Outback takes comfort and style to a whole new level.  Vaulted ceilings and upgraded furniture provide a roominess and sophistication unseen in other lightweight trailers.  See for yourself how the Outback can make camping better than it has ever been.

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Outback Terrain Travel Trailers – Terrain is a full-sized ultra-lite that delivers lots of space without the weight.  Affordable and comfortable, the Terrain comes standard with 32″ TVs, vaulted ceilings and a large amount of storage.

 

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Passport Travel Trailers – Because Passport is lighter and fully equipped, it is easier to grab  and go, giving you plenty of opportunity to hit the road on a moment’s notice.  Whether you are looking for a small, couples coach that can be towed with a crossover vehicle or a larger family bunkhouse model that doesn’t require a big truck, Passport has more choices for you.

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Premier Travel Trailers – Premier offers luxury, progressive styling and high impact features all at a weight and price never seen before.  Breakthrough features like a vaulted ceiling, Max-Depth slide room technology, dual-radius fiberglass front cap, smooth profile, frameless exterior windows and available full body paint, set Premier apart from the crowd.

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Springdale Travel Trailers – With Springdale, Keystone RV understands that your hard-earned money should as far as your adventure can take you.  From Springdale’s vaulted ceiling and 14′ super slide room to the Do More dinette, Springdale is focused on delivering great value and convenience that will always make camping in your Springdale a better way to camp.

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Sprinter Campfire Travel Trailers – Sprinter introduces the Campfire Edition: A whole new level of comfort, with features for the modern camper.  Take a load off, relax and enjoy the Campfire.

 

Sprinter Wide Body Travel Trailers – Introduced as Keystone RV’s first product line in 1996, Sprinter’s goals were simple – take the suggestions of their customers and make them the origin and foundation of the Sprinter design.  As a result of these efforts, Sprinter offers you its proudest distinction between other brands-a product specifically designed to “make camping easy”.

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Summerland Travel Trailers – Vacation is the escape from our day to day cares and place where we connect with those we love.  Vacation is not just a location, it is a state of mind.  When you are ready for vacation, Summerland takes you there.

Keystone RV Fifth Wheels

The fifth-wheel trailer gets its name from the large hitch pin that attaches the trailer to a special mount in the bed of a heavy-duty pickup truck. This arrangement makes the fifth-wheel trailer more stable to pull than a comparably sized travel trailer, since a good portion of the fifth wheeler is above the truck’s rear axle as opposed to hanging off a trailer hitch behind the truck. The fifth-wheel trailer is also easier for many RVers to back up into a campsite than a conventional travel trailer.

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Alpine Fifth Wheel – The Alpine is designed for the customer who demands a new level of quality, convenience and features unimaginable just a few years ago.  Alpine was engineered from the frame up to be a generation ahead of anything else on the market today.

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Avalanche Fifth Wheel – Avalanche is the ideal coach for the active lifestyle and has emphasis on family friendly floorplans.  Avalanche offers features, comforts and livability for extended trips or weekend vacations.

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Big Sky Fifth Wheel – The crown jewel of Keystone RV’s line-up is the Big Sky.  This fifth wheel has been re-designed from the road up and from the inside out, leaving very few names that conjure the same degree of respect among fifth wheel enthusiasts.carbon5

 

Carbon Fifth Wheel – This new Keystone RV toy hauler presents all the elements one might need for an active weekend away.  Floor plan variations from a 5,000 pound travel trailer up to a triple slide fifth wheel with cargo sizes up to 17 feet is unmatched in the toy hauler segment.

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Cougar Fifth Wheel – Cougar offers you more features, more innovative floorplans and higher quality, all at a popular price.  With unique models, including your choice of several bunkhouse models and toy hauler options, there’s bound to be a Cougar that’s perfect for you.coughalffifth

 

Cougar Half-Ton Fifth Wheel – Cougar offers you more features, more innovative floorplans and higher quality, all at a popular price.  With lightweight options in the half-ton series category, you won’t need a heavy duty one-ton to pull your fifth wheel around!

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Cougar X-Lite Fifth Wheel – Expect more…sacrifice nothing.  You no longer have to sacrifice good taste when buying a lightweight travel trailer or fifth wheel.  X-lite shares your vision of beauty, elegance and towability with magnificent master suites, full-sized slideouts and more!fuzion

 

Fuzion Fifth Wheel – With automotive exterior lines and an innovative interior patio door, the new Fuzion is “more than a garage”.  Boasting a stylish modern interior with custom furniture and cabinetry, the Fuzion has a look that is unparalleled.

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Hideout Fifth Wheel – Right now is is the right time for anyone to enjoy camping in a Keystone Hideout fifth wheel! In addition to eye catching exterior appeal and beautiful interior decors, HIdeout also provides award winning quality and exactly right features to make your camping experience comfortable, convenient and trouble-freeimpact3.

 

Impact Fifth Wheel – The affordable way to camp in style.  Whether you’re going to the mountains, the beach, the race track or anywhere in between, Impact will take you there in style. Going to relax for the weekend? No problem. Looking for a king bed? No problem. Hauling cargo? No problem.

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Lardeo Fifth Wheel – The amenities in your home are life-sized, and they should be like that in your camper, too!  Laredo doesn’t settle for smaller RV-sized features, Keystone RV makes them lifesized–the way you are used to.  Sacrifice nothing with a Laredo!montana

 

Montana Fifth Wheel – This is north America’s #1 selling luxury fifth wheel for 14 consecutive years.  Montana designs fifth wheels to provide enduring pleasure over the long haul and in every aspect of the ownership experience.  Montana builds RVs that inspire.

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Montana High Country Fifth Wheel – High Country’s helium technology utilizes advanced materials and manufacturing technology to significantly reduce weight while maintaining all the features, comforts and luxury you expect in a Montana.  We’re talking about saving 1300-2500 pounds!  Reduce wear and tear on your tow vehicle, improve fuel economy and maximize towability of your 3/4 ton truck.outbackfifthwheel

 

Outback Fifth Wheel – The Outback takes comfort and style to a whole new level.  Vaulted ceilings and upgraded furniture provide a roominess and sophistication unseen in other lightweight fifth wheels.  See for yourself how the Outback fifth wheel can make camping better than it has ever been.

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Raptor Fifth Wheel – The cutting edge has been freshly sharpened with Raptor’s full line up of luxury toy haulers.  Raptor has taken the rugged in your face toy hauler of yesterday and turned it into a refined, residential palace on wheels.  Ground breaking innovation has resulted in the most luxurious and accommodating toy hauler in the marketplace today.

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Springdale Fifth Wheel – With Springdale Keystone RV understands that your hard earned money should go as far as your adventure can take you.  From Springdale’s vaulted ceiling and 14-foot super slide room to the Do More dinette, Springdale is focused on delivering great value and convenience that will always make camping in your Springdale a better way to camp.

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Sprinter Wide Body Fifth Wheel – Sprinter’s goals have been simple since it was first introduced in 1996–take the suggestions of their customers and make them the origin and foundation of the Sprinter design.  As a result, Sprinter offers its proudest distinction between other brands-a product designed specifically to “MAKE CAMPING EASY”.

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The newest member of the trailer family is the toy hauler, which includes a garage area built into the rear. This space can be used for hauling motorcycles, quad runners, and personal watercraft, and is separated from the rest of the trailer by a solid wall and a large access door.  Once your “toys” have been unloaded at your site using the built-in ramp, the garage can then be used for storage or as additional sleeping space.

Keep in mind the weight of your toys and the towing capacity of your vehicle when considering purchasing a toy hauler.

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Carbon Toy Hauler – This new Keystone RV toy hauler presents the elements one might need for an active weekend away.  Floor plan variations from a 5,000 pound travel trailer up to a triple slide fifth wheel with cargo sizes up to 17 feet is unmatched in the toy hauler segment.cougartoyhauler

 

Cougar Toy Hauler – For nine straight years, RV buyers have made Cougar #1 in its class.   The reason?  Cougar offers more features, more innovative floorplans and higher quality at a popular price.  With unique models and toy hauler options, there’s bound to be a Cougar that’s perfect for you.

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Fuzion Toy Hauler – Boasting a stylish modern interior with custom furniture and cabinetry, the Fuzion has a look that is unparalleled.  One look at the Fuzion is enough to get your heart racing.  Being the “hottest brand in the industry” is a Fuzion standard.

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Impact Toy Hauler – The affordable way to camp in style.  Take a nap under your LED lighted awning or unwind in your comfortable recliners.  Secure your cargo with the Fuzion 5K Inter-Lock System, the toughest tie down system available.  Whatever you want, Impact has it.

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Outback Toy Hauler – The Outback takes comfort and style to a whole new level.  Vaulted ceilings and upgraded furniture provide a roominess and sophistication unseen in other light weight fifth wheels.  See for yourself how the Outback can make camping better than it has ever been.raptor

 

Raptor Toy Hauler – Ground breaking innovation has resulted in the most luxurious and accommodating toy hauler in the marketplace today.  Ask Bretz RV & Marine how you can experience the innovation, value and performance that is Keystone Raptor.

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Aside from Keystone RV’s lineup of travel trailers, fifth wheels and toy haulers, Keystone RV also offer a variety of light weight RVs, which are great for better fuel efficiency, they are remarkably strong, easy to maintain and have stylish and contemporary decor.  All of the Keystone RV lite weights help families who want to maximize fuel efficiency but maintain all of the conveniences of a well appointed, feature-packed RV.

Keystone RV’s light weight trailers are available from:

  • Bullet Light Weights
  • Cougar Half-Ton Light Weights
  • Cougar XLite LIght Weights
  • Hideout Light Weights
  • Laredo Light Weights
  • Montana High Country Light Weights
  • Outback Light Weights
  • Outback Terrain Light Weights
  • Passport Light Weights
  • Premier Light Weights
  • Sprinter Campfire Light Weights
  • Sprinter Wide Body Light Weights
  • Summerland Light Weights

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Keystone RV destination trailers feature an abundance of interior living space with a stylish and contemporary decor.  Keystone RV destination trailers are available from:

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Simply put, “A home away from home.”

 

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Your retreat away from home.”

 

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:

With so many available floorplans, units and features, the Keystone RV’s options don’t stop here!  Keystone RV allows customers to customize RVs by building exactly what YOU want. Regardless of what type of RV you are in the market for, Keystone RV has what you need.  The key to happiness can be found in a Keystone RV trailer!  If you don’t believe US, then check out these reviews from Keystone RV customers:

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This Keystone RV Premier Ultra Lite by Bullet is the perfect travel trailer to pull behind today’s popular mid-size and cross-over vehicles with smaller tow ratings.  These trailers were specifically designed by true campers to maximize your livable interior and storage space while keeping the weight low. (via RVingPlanet.com)

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“It’s never easy to get the best of all worlds in an RV, but for fifth-wheel living in a travel trailer that weighs less than 10,000 pounds, the Keystone Cougar XLite 30RLI comes pretty close.” (via Chris Hemer; TrailerLife.com)

We love our Summerland 1890FL.  It is an excellent travel trailer to tow, the tandem a2892151-3091771-9484251xles make it very steady on the road.  Our favorite feature in this 24′ unit is the tremendous amount of cabinet space and storage that it is designed with by Keystone.  It is fully-equipped and includes two 30 gal. LP tanks and electric-powered awning. (via John Bair, North Caroline; RVT.com)

Also, RVGuide.com users voted to create a list of the most popular Keystone RVs on the market.  Here are the top five user-voted units they chose:

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 2015 Keystone RV Springdale 240BHWE

 

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2015 Keystone RV Springdale 220BHWE

 

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2015 Keystone RV Springdale 286FWBH

 

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2015 Keystone RV Springdale 285FWRL

 

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In addition to consumer reviews, RVBusiness.com listed the RV industry’s top-selling brands on their website.  Keystone RV dominated (again) in the fifth wheel class with the Montana again for 2010.

RV consumers apparently like to stay with a good thing when they find it — or so it would seem from the brands that repeated as the No. 1 sellers in 2010 in their respective categories.

 

Repeat top-selling brands included the Keystone Montana fifth-wheel, Jayco’s Jay Flight travel trailer, Tiffin’s Phaeton diesel-powered Class A motorhome, Forest River’s Georgetown gas Class A and Winnebago View’s diesel minimotorhome.

Keystone RV President Bob Martin stated that loyalty is high on the list as a reason that the Montana has “staying power”.  He went on saying that the Montana is “user friendly and loaded with features with quality that no one else can match.”  It might be a great time to see why the Montana is so popular among fifth wheel consumers.

 

What’s New with Keystone RV?

incommandThe new iN-Command ™ control system exclusively available on Keystone RVs. Keystone gives you control over your RV like never before.  Virtually anything that operates with an electrical switch or motor can be controlled by iN-Command through your smart phone or tablet using the free app.

  • Turn on and off the water pump and water heater. This system enables you to select
    between electric or propane fuel sources, or both.
  • Turn on and off lights including interior, exterior, security, awning lights. For added convenience, you can rename the slide rooms and light groups to any names you like.
    Extend and retract slideout rooms, patio awnings, front and rear jacks and leveling systems.
  • iN-Command also monitors your battery level and your fresh, gray, and black water holding tanks. If your Keystone RV is equipped with the generator, you can start your generator with a tap of an icon and view voltage and fuel levels, running hours, and diagnostic issues such as low oil, over cranking and service warning.

In other news, a new Keystone RV manufacturing plant opened up approximately 150 jobs at their Goshen, Indiana campus mid-year 2015.  The building is to be approximately 120,000 square feet upon completion and will be used to manufacture trailers and destination models.  This company is  as solid as they come and just keeps expanding.

Thanks to strong demand for a true ultra lite, Keystone Passport hit a milestone in record time.
passport-exterior-gtOn the topic of expanding, Keystone RV Company’s Passport Ultra Lite division reached an industry milestone in record time, as the 35,000th Passport trailer rolled off the Goshen assembly line in early 2015.  Passport’s retail sales hit an all-time high in 2014, as Product Manager Ryan Shuff stated, “we have stayed true to the core of the ultra light market and strive to keep weights low.”  The Passport Ultra Lite, which was first introduced as a 2007 model, has evolved to be towable by the new crossover SUVs.

With 25 floorplans which include bunk house and couple-oriented models, there are three trim levels (Express, Grand Touring and Elite) that give RV enthusiasts the ability to find a Passport that is just right for their needs and towing requirements.  As you can see, Keystone RV is only getting stronger with every new RV they manufacture, and there are 10s of thousands who stand by Keystone RV.

Socialize with Keystone RV via Social Meida

YouTube_LogoKeystone cares about their customers and their overall RV experience.  As a matter of fact, they created a YouTube channel called Keystone Service Tips for their customers to learn how to maintain their Keystone RV to ensure longevity and years of quality functionality.  You can find information on everything from understanding your Keystone RV’s electrical system to step-by-step information on how to winterize your RV and how to protect your rubber roof.  Just another way Keystone RV goes above and beyond for their customers.

Facebook_LogoThe Keystone RV Facebook page has more than 25,000 “Likes”, and they share a ton of information, new units with photos and floorplans and upcoming event information on their page.  They also share recent Keystone RV buyers with their new RVs, and those pictures include some very happy faces.

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Keystone RV can also be found on Twitter with more than 1,000 followers.  If tweeting is your thing, then be sure to get online and find the handle KeystoneRVCo on Twitter.  The posts vary from Facebook, too, which is a nice change.

The great thing about Keystone RV on social media is that they listen.  If you have a question, comment or request, you will be acknowledged.  Unlike many big-time corporations that don’t respond to feedback, comments or questions, Keystone RV is responsive and accommodating.  Find out for yourself and follow them on Twitter, subscribe to their YouTube channel and Like them on Facebook.

 

Find Your Perfect Keystone RV Now!

As you can see, Keystone RV has a reputation for producing quality units, and they are willing to do whatever it takes to ensure customer satisfaction.  Bretz RV & Marine also follows those guidelines, as we only offer the highest quality units and want our customers to be 100% satisfied with their RV experience.  Bretz RV & Marine currently has several models of Keystone RVs in stock right now, and now that you possibly have your search narrowed down, we invite you to stop by and take a look at the models that interest you.  If you aren’t in a position to make it to any one of our three dealerships in Missoula, Billings and Boise, visit www.BretzRV.com and search our Keystone RV lineup today!

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