HERSHEY, PENNSYLVANIA, SEPTEMBER 13, 2021 — Keystone RV is hosting private one-on-one product tours and interviews with company representatives for media and content creators at America’s Largest RV show on Media Day, Tuesday, September 14 from 9a-4p and on Wednesday, September 15 from 9a-11a.
The show will mark the consumer launch of Keystone’s new SolarFlex™ solar energy packages. With this move, Keystone RV will become the first major towable RV manufacturer to offer a single, companywide solar power system as standard equipment on all travel trailers and fifth wheel RVs.
The move was guided by Keystone’s core mission of leveraging consumer insights to quickly bring industry-changing innovation to market.
“Over the past few years, we’ve seen demand for solar power skyrocket. As the market continues to expand and groups like Harvest Hosts, Campendium and Hipcamp offer non-traditional camp sites, we expect this trend to accelerate,” said Josh Miller, vice president of sales.
“We saw an opportunity for Keystone to set a much higher bar for comprehensive, affordable, state-of-the-art RV solar energy systems,” said General Manager Matt Christensen, who championed the project.
With the exception of Keystone’s destination trailers, all brands will feature one of four new SolarFlex™ solar energy packages that scale up in terms of energy collection, charging speed, energy storage, and power availability. The Keystone Innovation Lab partnered with RV solar energy experts, Future Solutions, Dragonfly Energy® and Victron Energy to bring a more user-focused solar power solution to the RV industry.
“Because Future Solutions is an independent, hands-on RV solar upfitter, they had the practical knowledge and experience to develop the customer-focused systems we were looking for. With the freedom to pick and choose the best individual components and technologies for owners and dealers, we were able to design a seamless solution with products we trusted,” said Jon Brock, lead innovation engineer at Keystone.
Each of the SolarFlex packages was developed to be easily expandable as campers learn more about how they want to use solar energy. The Keystone website offers expansion ideas and all components can be purchased through authorized Keystone dealers. A set common component across all Keystone brands reduces complexity for dealers and streamlines the installation of aftermarket upgrades.
Media and content creators can click here to reserve time slots to learn more about SolarFlex and Keystone’s new 2022 models. Media can also access a Dropbox folder with supporting imagery and floorplan drawings of the featured models at the show.
About Keystone RV Company
Keystone RV Company is the #1 manufacturer of towable RVs in North America and employs approximately 5,000 people in north central Indiana. Founded in 1996 by Cole Davis, and acquired by Thor Industries 2001, the company is the focused on delivering superior product design, industry-leading innovation, built-to-last quality, and human-centered customer service. The companies offer a wide range of RVs including single-axle minis, ultra-lightweight travel trailers, luxury travel trailers, fifth wheels, and toy haulers.