Monday June 17, 2019
According to the 2019 North American Camping Report, the total number of new camping households has increased by more than 7 million since 2014—that’s a whopping total of more than 77 million people in the US enjoying the camping lifestyle. Camping in general is commonly viewed strictly as a leisure activity, but with the improvement of camping technology like Keystone’s implementation of 4G LTE and Wi-Fi, campers are finding it easier to adventure out longer and even work long-term from the road. However, bringing along a laptop and finding room for work supplies in an RV is not always easy. We find that many campers that do work from their RV, often have to create a makeshift office in one of their slideouts, or completely flip their space to fit their busy lifestyle.
With a prediction made by the 2017 State of Telecommunicating in U.S, Employee Workforce Report, more than one-third of employees will work remotely in the next 10 years—entrepreneurs interested in the RV lifestyle should know that Keystone is geared up and ready for the future.
The Sprinter Campfire 31FWMB
Keystone’s Sprinter is one of the first brands to recognize the emerging need for bonus room that is both spacious and functional. Keystone product manager, Jonathan Gust describes the Sprinter brand as the ideal lineup for incorporating an entrepreneurial twist; “Sprinter’s slogan is ‘The RV Lifestyle Redefined’, we are living up to that by staying on-the-ball with what emerging generation wants. We tend to stray away from the same-old-same-old,” Jonathan said. The 31FWMB was designed specifically for an RVer that enjoys full-time time travel and needs the flexibility of a bonus room. “One of the best things about this floorplan is the inclusion of the bonus space does not sacrifice a great kitchen or living space,” Jonathan said. The bonus room is designed as a multi-functional space that can be used to the camper’s desire. It can be used as spare bedroom with a foldaway bunk and removable couch; an office with storage space and room for a desk; or as a compartment to stow bikes and other camping gear with the entry step directly across from the bonus room for easy loading and unloading.
The Ultimate Entrepreneurial Floorplan
Recently, the Keystone Team attended the RV Entrepreneur Summit (RVE), a four-day business conference designed for RV Entrepreneurs. We spoke to Ashley Mann, a full-time RVer and owner of the very successful website “RV Inspiration”, a space created to inspire and share ideas and useful resources for RV living. She was pumped to hear about Sprinter’s “entrepreneurial” floorplan, saying it would be a hugely beneficial for RV community. She explained that a separate space for business was one of the most important things she was looking for when she and her husband were hunting for RVs. Ashley said that finding and RV with a separate, dedicated space was hard to find and thought it was great to see the industry moving forward.
Keystone’s Sprinter is making easy for interested RVers to dive in to the camping lifestyle without having to spend money flipping their interior space or purchasing a unit outside of their price range. The 31FWMB is thoughtfully designed to usher in the growing number of people wishing to travel the world while making a living—talk about doing what you love and loving what you do!
Sprinter Campfire 31FWMB Features:
- Sound bar entertainment system with Bluetooth technology, front-facing quick HDMI hookup, and USB port
- Tri-fold memory foam sleeper sofa with storage
KeyTV™ single point control of over-the-air cable and satellite feeds
- Furrion® Drop-In Range with Piezo Ignition and glass stovetop cover
- 22’’ deep drawers with full extension ball bearing drawer guides
- Stainless steel appliances
- Crown molding on cabinetry
- Industry best, in-floor ducted heating
- 96’’ wide-body interior, best in class
BED and BATH:
- Stainless steel vanity sink
- Medicine cabinet with mirror
-60’’ X 80’’ queen bed
- Exclusive MaxTurn Technology™ and Hitch Vision™
- Furrion® solar prep quick connect and backup camera prep
- Road Armor™ suspension
To read more about RVE and how campers are making a living from the road, click HERE