Keystone RV rolls out 150,000th Cougar

Goshen, Indiana-based Keystone RV Company reached an industry milestone with the production of its 150,000th Cougar.

At a time when RV brands come and go, Cougar has solidified its position as one of the all-time best selling models. According to Statistical Surveys Inc., Cougar has ranked as the No. 1 selling mid-profile fifth wheel for the past 17 consecutive years.

2018 Keystone Cougar 338RLK fifth wheel kitchen (Source: Keystone RV Company)

2018 Keystone Cougar 338RLK fifth wheel kitchen (Source: Keystone RV Company)

Keystone was honored to select Tacoma RV of Fife, Washington, as recipient of the 150,000th unit, according to a company news release.

Cougar’s largest single location dealership, Tacoma RV has individually retailed nearly 3,000 Cougars since taking on the brand in 2003.

“Year in and year out Cougar has been the mainstay of our dealership,” says LaDonna Meadows, owner of Tacoma RV.

“With Half-Ton Cougar fifth wheels, Half-Ton Cougar travel trailers, and full-sized Cougar fifth wheels we can reach over 85 percent of our potential customers. No other single brand can deliver this kind of market coverage.”

2018 Keystone Cougar 366RDS fifth wheel kitchen (Source: Keystone RV Company)

2018 Keystone Cougar 366RDS fifth wheel kitchen (Source: Keystone RV Company)

Product Manager Matt Christensen credits listening to the feedback from dealers and owners for Cougar’s ongoing success.

“We feel we have the best dealer body in the industry and we take advantage of their market knowledge to help drive the direction of Cougar,” said Christensen.

“In addition, many of our customers are repeat Cougar buyers, starting with our smaller Half-Ton trailers and moving up to a Cougar fifth wheel. They know what they want and enthusiastically share their preferences with us. We take the input from both our dealers and owners in determining features, appearance and price of the Cougar.”

2018 Keystone Cougar 338RLK fifth wheel bedroom (Source: Keystone RV Company)

2018 Keystone Cougar 338RLK fifth wheel bedroom (Source: Keystone RV Company)

Late in 2017 Cougar upgraded the entire line to celebrate its 20th Anniversary.

Today those enhancements are paying off in spades, the news release reports. The brand continues to lead the market with new floor plans like the 368MBI mid-bunk with outdoor kitchen and loft and convenience-focused technology like Level Up auto leveling and the newly launched iN-Command with Global Connect RV automation system.

2018 Keystone Cougar 368MBI key specifications include:

  • Length: 40 feet 1 inch
  • Shipping Weight: 11,575 pounds
  • Carrying Capacity: 2,405 pounds
  • Hitch Weight: 1,980 pounds
  • Fresh Water Capacity: 81 gallons
  • Gray Water Capacity: 76 gallons
  • Black Water Capacity: 38 gallons
2018 Keystone Cougar fifth wheel exterior (Source: Keystone RV Company)

2018 Keystone Cougar fifth wheel exterior (Source: Keystone RV Company)

Other 2018 Keystone Cougar fifth wheel trailer floor plans include:

  • 310RLS (Length: 35 feet 4 inches; Shipping Weight: 10,159 pounds)
  • 311RLS (Length: 35 feet 6 inches; Shipping Weight: 10,287 pounds)
  • 338RLK (Length: 37 feet 2 inches; Shipping Weight: 10,605 pounds)
  • 310RLS (Length: 35 feet 4 inches; Shipping Weight: 10,159 pounds)
  • 344MKS (Length: 38 feet 1 inch; Shipping Weight: 10,686 pounds)
  • 367FLS (Length: 40 feet 1 inch; Shipping Weight: 10,963 pounds)
  • 369BHS (Length: 40 feet 2 inches; Shipping Weight: 11,441 pounds)
2018 Keystone Cougar 366RDS fifth wheel pass-through storage (Source: Keystone RV Company)

2018 Keystone Cougar 366RDS fifth wheel pass-through storage (Source: Keystone RV Company)

Worth Pondering…

The RV lifestyle is like nothing else.

It’s leaving home, exploring America, and yet bringing your home along with you!

Stopping at a wayside picnic area, preparing lunch in your kitchen.

It’s sleeping in your own bed every night, yet waking up to a new vista each morning!

The sounds of a crackling campfire; of a mountain stream, of frogs, and crickets.

It’s families drawn closer; it’s retirees being rewarded for many years of labor.

—Loren Eyrich, Two-Lane Roads

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