Keystone RV Co., Goshen, Ind., has added three lighter ”Helium Technology” floorplans to its popular Montana high-profile and Cougar mid-profile fifth-wheel series. ”We looked at roofs, countertops, frames, sidewalls and found new ways to do it with new materials without sacrificing quality and features,” said Aram Koltookian, general manager of Keystone’s Montana/Cougar Group. The ”Helium” construction process removes up to 1,400 pounds from the standard Montana fifth-wheel, the company reports. For instance, the 33-foot four-slide Montana built with ”Helium Technology” featuring Azdel SuperLite sidewalls has a dry weight of 9,400 pounds. Base MSRP’s for the Montana Helium are in the mid-$40,000s. At the recent Louisville Show, Keystone also introduced the redesigned Premier by Bullet ultralight travel trailer in 19- to 35-foot lengths, including a 31BH floorplan with an elaborate outdoor kitchen and entertainment center. MSRPs start at $16,500.
Keystone RV’s flagship Montana brand will be adding another factory and increasing production 60% this winter to keep up with growing sales, according to a news release.
“Getting more units into the marketplace quickly will help satisfy the resurgent RV demand that we are seeing with Montana,” stated Montana and Cougar Group General Manager Aram Koltookian. “As the No. 1 selling fifth-wheel, nine years straight, we are talking about a significant number of additional Montana fifth-wheels that will be available due to this expansion.”
Each year the Montana group has gone to the National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., with new features and floorplans that are unique to the industry, he noted. This year is no exception.
“Innovation is the driving force behind the Montana line and one of the reasons we have earned the No. 1 sales position nine consecutive years,” stated Brian Doss, Montana Group product manager.
According to Doss, Montana will showcase more new models and features than ever before, including an all-new “Helium Technology” product line that changes the way RVs are built.