Introduced in late 2012, Keystone RV Co.’s Copper Canyon front living room floorplan in its Sprinter series is generating quick turns for the Goshen, Ind.-based company’s dealer body.
According to a press release, Crestview RV Superstore retailed its first 333FWFLS within a few days of receiving the coach at the retailer’s Selma, Texas, location.
“This was a record for us,” says Steve Spearing, sales manager at Crestview RV Superstore. “A front living room fifth-wheel with all these features at this price point is a quick sell for us. The second 333 we took delivery of sold just as quickly. We feel Sprinter has definitely hit a home run with this model.”
Sprinter product manager Josh Miller added, “Until now, front living room fifth-wheels have been the province of high-end brands. With the introduction of the new Sprinter Copper Canyon 333FWFLS, that’s all changed for the better.”
Key features include:
• The 333FWFLS weighs in at less than 10,000 pounds unloaded so it is easily towable by 3/4-ton trucks.
• Two oversized sleeper sofas in the front living room that can be used at the same time.
• Best in class 20-foot awning.
• Ample wardrobe and kitchen storage.
• Dual pass-through storage.
• First 3/4-ton towable front living with opposing front slides.
Keystone RV Co.’s Sprinter Copper Canyon fifth-wheel drew crowds of enthusiastic dealers during the 47th Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky.
“We were swamped with dealers from the start of the show until the closing bell,” said Matt Zimmerman, Sprinter group general manager, in a news release. “This was the first opportunity many of our dealers had to see the many changes we have made to the line. Response was tremendous. So good, in fact, that we wrote 10-times the orders compared to Louisville last year.”
Completely redesigned from the ground up, Copper Canyon incorporates weight-saving technology to create a lighter fifth-wheel with more features without increasing cost. In addition, new exterior graphics, new interior colors and décor, new raised-panel cabinetry and six new floorplans round out the many improvements.
In commenting on dealers’ reaction to one of the new Copper Canyon floorplans, Chad Enyeart, Sprinter product manager, said, “The 324FWBHS with the ‘Utility Room’ was a huge hit. Dealers are looking for an edge over their competition and this floorplan gives them that edge. There is nothing else like it in the marketplace. Will it become the ‘must have’ feature this selling season? Many of the dealers who visited with us at Louisville think so.”
The 324FWBHS Utility Room is essentially a separate interior storage room located between the rear bunk room and kitchen. The room can serve as a large pantry and a place to store large, bulky items. According to Enyeart, “Dealers consistently told us that the ‘Utility Room’ feature is both innovative and practical. Inside storage in an RV is invaluable and this floorplan delivers more than any other fifth wheel floorplan on the market today.”
In addition to the huge increase in Copper Canyon orders, Sprinter travel trailers and Sprinter Select models also showed strong gains, the company said.
Keystone RV is the nation’s largest producer of travel trailers and fifth-wheels, with manufacturing facilities at its headquarters in Goshen, Ind., and Pendleton, Ore. Keystone is a subsidiary of Thor Industries Inc.