Keystone RV Co.’s Cougar division was recently granted United States Patent #D663,241S for the design of the Cougar travel trailer.

According to a news release, the patent specifically covers the aerodynamic front cap which includes an integrated propane storage compartment. By creating a smooth, virtually seamless front exterior the design of this cap helps improve towing efficiency and handling.

“It took the hard work of many people to earn this patent and I congratulate the entire Cougar team on this accomplishment,” said Keystone President Matt Zimmerman. “The distinctive appearance of the front profile on the Cougar X-lite travel trailer has helped make Cougar the No. 1 selling laminated travel trailer brand in North America. “

Cougar group general manager Jeff Runels credits the new design with enabling Cougar to distinguish itself from the competition. According to Runels, “The new, sculpted front cap gives the Cougar travel trailer a very automotive look. This innovation has been a huge success with our dealers and the RVing public, dramatically increasing Cougar brand recognition and sales.”

Jeff Kloska, Cougar product manager, says that the Cougar division continuously seeks innovation as the key to keeping Cougar a top seller. “We will be unveiling more than a dozen significant product improvements and new floorplans during the upcoming Keystone Open House,” said Kloska. “Our products are on target to generate even more sales and satisfied customers. We invite all our dealers to join us Sept. 18-20 at the RV Hall of Fame.”