Goshen, Indiana-based Keystone RV Company Alpine luxury group is experiencing some of the largest retail sales increases of any established fifth wheel brand in years.
Established in 2010, the Alpine group is up more than 27 percent through first quarter of 2014, according to Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Statistical Surveys.
“These double-digit gains do not happen by accident,” said Keystone General Manager Bren Lauck, in a company news release.
“Alpine has partnered with some of the strongest dealers in the industry to deliver innovative products with the features today’s buyer is looking for. As ‘The Next Generation’ fifth wheel, Alpine will continue to offer our dealers the products customers cannot find anywhere else.”
Product Manager Scott Parkhurst further describes Alpine’s growth and the recent jump in retail sales.
“Over the past couple of years we have seen new competitors come and go as the flavor of the day,” said Parkhurst.
“Most have started off like a new shiny toy but do not have the substance to last. We are fortunate to be associated with the right dealers who have made huge commitments to the product.
“New floor plans like the 3010RE, the first Alpine under 35 feet, and the 3590RS, one of the most unique bedroom layouts in the market, have been great additions to an already strong lineup,” he added.
“We keep the product line fresh and exciting with features like Summit Slides, incorporating huge 7-foot tall slide out rooms with massive storage and panoramic windows; stainless steel residential refrigerators with 70 percent more storage; and an entertainment center like nothing else in the market including Bose Sound Bar, Samsungs television, and Harmon/Kardon BlueTooth enabled electronics. These are just a few of the difference makers that set Alpine apart.”
The Alpine group consists of the Keystone RV luxury fifth wheel Alpine brand and the well equipped high profile premium fifth wheel Avalanche brand. There are 14 different floor plans available with retail pricing ranging from $40,000 to $110,000.
The Keystone Alpine is available in 10 floor plans with lengths varying from 35 feet 1 inch (3010RE) to 39 feet 2 inches (3720FB). Features include heavy duty 7,000-pound axles, 50-amp service with detachable cords, MCD shades, 42,000 BTU furnace, 30-inch convection/microwave; several up-grade packages available. Options include generator prep, central vac, electric fireplace, bedroom A/C, dual-pane windows, bedroom TV, 6-point self-leveling system, 50-amp cord caddy, 30-inch convection oven, 5500 LP generator, and full body paint.
The Keystone Avalanche offers seven floor plans with lengths varying from 33 feet 11 inches (295RL) to 39 feet 8 inches (360RB and 361TG).
Keystone RV Company
Keystone RV Company is a producer of travel trailers, fifth wheels, and toy haulers, with manufacturing facilities at its headquarters in Goshen, Indiana, and Pendleton, Oregon.
Keystone RV brands include Montana, Cougar, Outback, Springdale, Raptor, Residence, Retreat, Passport, Hornet, Sprinter, Laredo, Mountaineer, Big Sky, High Country, Fuzion, X-lite, Bullet, Premier, Alpine, and Avalanche.
Keystone is a subsidiary of Thor Industries, Inc., Jackson Center, Ohio, the world’s largest manufacturer of recreation vehicles and a major builder of commercial buses.
Address: 2642 Hackberry Drive, PO Box 2000, Goshen, IN 46527-2000
Phone: (574) 535-2100
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