The Keystone RV Co. Elkhart Division has scheduled a dealer open house for this weekend (Aug. 25-26) to introduce the new “Hideout” sport utility trailer, all new Everest fifth-wheels and the repositioned and redesigned Challenger series of travel trailers and fifth-wheels.

In addition to seeing the new model year 2002 units, the open house was scheduled to give current and prospective Keystone dealers an opportunity to tour the company’s facilities, said Bill Fenech, general manager of the Elkhart Division.

Vendor presentations also are scheduled and there will be a golf outing on Saturday, Fenech added.

The Elkhart Division’s plant is at 28163 County Road 20 West, Elkhart, Ind. For more information, call 219 522 3035.

“We have an exciting line-up of products that are experiencing fantastic sales at the retail level,” Fenech said.

Keystone was No. 1 in retail sales of fifth-wheels during the first five months of this year, according to Statistical Surveys Inc. Its dealers sold 3,521 units to retail buyers during the first five months of this year, a 74.2% increase from the first five months of 2000.

Keystone also ranked No. 4 in terms of retail sales of travel trailers during the first five months of this year. Its dealers sold 3,700 travel trailers through the end of May, a 22.1% increase over the same period a year-ago, according to Statistical Surveys.