Keystone's One-of-a-Kind Front Kitchen Montana Named 2016 RV of the Year; to be Featured on National TV

Jan 14, 2016, 16:15 ET from Thor Industries, Inc.

ELKHART, Ind., Jan. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE: THO) today announced that its Keystone subsidiary's Montana 3820FK front kitchen fifth wheel was named RV of the Year by RVBusiness magazine, the industry's leading publication.  During a year in which towable RV sales reached record highs and RV manufacturers introduced hundreds of new products, the Keystone Montana 3820FK stood above the rest.

Keystone RV President Matt Zimmerman stated, "To know that the staff of RVBusiness walked literally hundreds of floorplans, from towable RVs to luxury motorhomes, and in the end chose Montana as RV of the Year is a tremendous honor.  We at Keystone take RV design seriously and believe we have the best team in the industry. This award motivates us to do even more going forward." 

The combination of a spacious front kitchen, automotive windshield, flowing floorplan, and well thought-out details, makes the Montana 3820FK a show-stopper.  "With a plush, wraparound booth dinette located beneath the front automotive windshield, there is nothing else like it on the market today," noted Montana product manager Jason Gill. "Add to this the expansive, central living area with entertainment center, opposing slides with sofas, and the theater seating and you have a coach that is both innovative and incredibly spacious. Customers have been standing in line to see it at the RV shows this year!" 

Thor President and CEO, Bob Martin, added, "As a Company that prides itself on product innovation and continually working to exceed the expectations of our dealers and consumers, we are very proud of this honor for Keystone and the Montana.  With a broad stable of new products, it's not surprising that we are seeing strong early results in the retail selling season."

While the Montana 3820FK floorplan is new, the Montana brand itself has been Keystone's flagship luxury nameplate for some time.  According to Statistical Surveys, Inc. of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Montana has been the number one selling luxury fifth wheel for 15 consecutive years. Just this past month, Montana shipped its 90,000th coach. 

In addition to the upcoming cover story in RVBusiness, the presentation ceremony for this prestigious award will be showcased on the nationally distributed RV lifestyle program Rollin' On TV. Filmed at the RV Hall of Fame and Northern Indiana Event Center in Elkhart, Indiana, the ceremony was hosted by former Elkhart and current Big 10 Network personality Allison Hayes and Trailer Life magazine technical editor and video producer Jeff Johnston. With an audience of 32 million homes, this special edition of Rollin' On TV is set to air in mid-February with more information to be found on the show's web site

About Thor Industries, Inc. Thor is the sole owner of operating subsidiaries that, combined, represent one of the world's largest manufacturers of recreational vehicles.

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