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When shopping for an RV, it’s hard to know which brands to trust. What travel trailer will last you more than a year? What fifth wheel won’t give you problem after problem? Although no manufacturer can 100% tell you their RVs will last for years and years, some brands are worth investing in. Dutchmen RV is one of those companies.
Let’s look at the company and the different types of RVs it offers!
About Dutchmen RV
Dutchmen RV has been in business since 1988. Founded by RVers, for RVers, they manufacture nine brands of RVs, from travel trailers to fifth wheels to toy haulers. The company also offers an industry-best 3-year structural warranty for owners. And if you sell your RV within the first year of ownership, you can transfer the warranty to the next owner.
Dutchmen RV also inspects every travel trailer, fifth wheel, and toy hauler that leaves the facility in Indiana. Each unit goes through a 253-point inspection for a top-to-bottom examination. Their parts and service department ships more than 1,400 parts daily, and 90% of orders ship in three days or less. They also pride themselves on their customer service as they answer 98% of calls without going to voicemail, and they answer 90% of calls in 20 seconds or less.
Who Owns Dutchmen RV?
Keystone RV, a subsidiary of Thor Industries, owns Dutchmen RV. Thor Industries acquired the company in 1991 after Dutchmen RV became the second-largest manufacturer of travel trailers and fifth wheels.
Thor Industries also owns numerous other brands such as Airstream, Jayco, and Heartland RV. This company has been in business since 1980 and has been a leader in the RV industry since then, acquiring 17 North American manufacturers over the years.
About Keystone RV and Thor
After the acquisitions of Dutchmen RV, Four Winds International, El Dorado Motor Corp, and National Coach, Thor Industries became the second-largest manufacturer of RVs in North America by 1994. The company continued to grow, buying Skamper, Komfort, Champion Bus, and Keystone RV by 2001.
Keystone RV was founded in 1996 and listed at number two on the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing companies in 2000. This may be why Thor Industries was so interested in the company and agreed to the $145-million purchase.
Where Are Dutchmen RV Made?
The main facility is in the heart of RV country in Goshen, Indiana. Elkhart County, Indiana, is “the RV capital of the world,” where one out of every two RVs on the road today are manufactured. Local RV factories in Elkhart County include Alliance RV, Forest River Industries, Grand Design RV, and Newmar Corporation.
What Brands Does Dutchmen RV Make?
Dutchmen RV makes nine different brands. The Astoria and Atlas models come in both travel trailer and fifth wheel options, while the Aspen Trail, Colorado, Coleman Light, Coleman Lantern, and Kodiak units are all travel trailers. The Voltage is Dutchmen RV’s only toy hauler model, and the Yukon units are luxury fifth wheels. They range from a base price of $16,000 for a Coleman Lantern travel trailer to over $112,000 for a Voltage toy hauler.
What Types of RVs Do Dutchmen Make?
As already mentioned, Dutchmen RV manufactures travel trailers, fifth wheels, and toy haulers. The Voltage toy haulers are fifth wheels and the most expensive option in the lineup.
The Yukon luxury fifth wheels feature an industry-leading 7ft-tall slide-out ceiling height, which means you’ll never feel cramped, even though it’s tiny living. The longest floorplan is the Yukon 421FL at 45’8” long. The Coleman Rubicon travel trailer is one of the lightest options at less than 4,000 pounds. One of the shortest options is the Kodiak Cub at less than 22ft long. Dutchmen RV has a towable RV for everyone, whether you need a lightweight option or luxury living.
Are Dutchmen Good RVs?
Dutchmen RV prides itself on its quality. With its industry-leading 3-year structural warranty, pre-delivery inspection commitment to quality, and excellent parts and service department, you can buy with confidence from the company.
The company website claims, “Quality is more than materials, processes, and promises. It’s about doing everything we can to guarantee your experience with a Dutchmen RV is a worthwhile one…Our goal is to deliver long-lasting RVs to adventurers everywhere.”
Now You Know
If you’re looking for a towable RV, check out Dutchmen RV. With so many options available, you can find one that fits your travel lifestyle. There are lightweight options that most SUVs or minivans can tow. Then there are luxury fifth-wheel options that offer all of the conveniences of home. Knowing you have a strong warranty and great customer service department to call when needed also makes owning a Dutchmen RV less stressful.
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