The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.
Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .
Wed Aug 2, 2017
Alvarado, Texas - The 100,000th Montana rolled off the assembly late July. To help celebrate this milestone, Keystone general manager Jason Gill and Montana district sales manager Scott Taylor visited Holiday World of Alvarado to deliver the fifth wheel to owner Michael Peay and Vice President of Sales Kevin Hoffpauir.
Montana, introduced in 1998, quickly grew from producing 627 fifth wheels in its first year to become the No. 1-selling fifth wheel brand in the United States for 11 consecutive years between 2001 and 2011. Montana reached the milestone of No. 1-selling fifth wheel brand in North America for the first time in 2016, according to Statistical Surveys, Inc. Since 2007, Montana fifth wheels have been awarded the prestigious RVDA DSI Award nine times.
“We attribute this achievement to our incredibly strong production team, nearly 20 years of industry leading product designs, the strongest dealer roster in the business and most importantly, our extremely loyal Montana owners,” Montana Product Manager Mark Krol says. "Our veteran production team includes over 80 skilled craftsmen that have built Montana fifth wheels for 10 years or longer. This allows us to build the most complex and innovative floorplan line-up in the industry with unsurpassed quality and efficiency.”
Montana No. 100,000 is a 3811 MS (Master Suite) featuring the Sahara Stone full body paint from Keystone’s state of the art paint facility. Holiday World Vice President of Sales Kevin Hoffpauir provided the concept for a walk through closet that is one of the key innovations to this floorplan.
“Holiday World is one of our premier dealer partners,” Krol says. "With five locations in Houston, Dallas and Fort Worth, Holiday World has sold over 2,000 Montana fifth wheels in the past 14 years. Not only are they a great selling and servicing dealership, but Kevin gave us the idea for a walk through closet which we combined with our patented front windshield and new window seat in the bedroom to create the Montana 3811 MS.”
“We have been a proud partner with Keystone since 1997 so this marks our 20th anniversary with a great RV manufacturer," Hoffpauir says. "We are honored that Keystone has chosen Holiday World to represent the one of a kind 100,000th Montana. It is very impressive that Montana has been the No. 1-selling luxury fifth wheel since 2001. For more than 16 years, Montana has continued to improve and change, providing the retail customer with the products they want while enabling Montana dealers to enjoy success. It just shows Keystone’s commitment to improving the best product on the market for so long. We have decided to become a full line Keystone dealer because of their commitment to dealers and our customer base.”