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Keystone Insane Concept RV Reveal and Updates

Three weeks after the Keystone Insane Concept RV reveal kicked off, the RV interior renovation guru Cortni Armstrong (aka The Flippin Nomad) is fully immersed in an innovative, one-of-a-kind concept fifth wheel interior design project. If you haven’t seen the Flippin Nomad’s project, here’s what you’ve been missing.
Kicking off the Keystone Insane Concept RV reveal.
Did you miss the Flippin Nomad Keystone kickoff video? Watch it first, then return here and scroll for more progress.
The Keystone Insane Concept RV reveal. Photo by Cortni Armstrong.
As full-time RVers, Cortni and her three-person team (one of which includes her mom) know what they want in RV interior living spaces. For this first of its kind industry project, the team is taking a hot-off-the-assembly-line Keystone Montana fifth wheel and gutting it. The goal is to transform the rig into a modern, stunningly beautiful RV interior. The team has been at it for four weeks.
Concept RV Project Update Week Two
Keystone left out some major components when manufacturing this dream fifth wheel. Flooring, furniture, window treatments and other interior design details were omitted to make it easier for the Flippin Nomad team’s renovations.
The new interior is being redesigned one small section at a time. The front bedroom area construction zone is underway, and the new design will gradually transition to the rear living room.
The real head turner is going to be the bathroom. “It will be the most insane and extreme RV bathroom you have ever seen!” says Cortni. The renovations are happening off-camera and include two wall treatments to turn the RV bathroom from ordinary into a luxury spa experience.

Concept RV Project Update Week Three
Most fifth wheel RV bedrooms are built with the same bed and wardrobe layout. But not the Flippin Nomad RV. Cortni’s team has removed the existing wardrobe and headboard in order to

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Check out the VisionVenture #VanLife Concept RV

The RV industry is responding faster than ever to the latest camping trends. Take the latest concept vehicle, the VisionVenture #VanLife concept RV.
The concept RV you’ll want for your own camper van.
Created by Europe’s biggest RV manufacturer, Erwin Hymer, this high tech camper van just made a debut at Düsseldorf Caravan Salon, one of the world’s biggest RV trade shows.
What Makes the VisionVenture #VanLife Concept RV So Different
The VisionVenture has four-wheel drive for go-anywhere van camping.
Like many four-wheel drive camper vans, the VisionVenture sits atop a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis. But that’s where the similarities end.
Partly inspired by #VanLife DIY enthusiasts like Matt Cullens of Alaska Vans, the Erwin Hymer designers took the best of home hacks and incorporated them into high-tech must-haves like:
Exterior Van Design Features
The BASF high-tech body paint keeps it cool inside and out.
Notice how the huge windscreen is shifted further forward for better aerodynamics. And the exterior green paint isn’t just pretty; it was created by the BASF company to regulate the surface temperature. The paint will cool the van’s surface temperature by 68°F (20°C), and cool the interior by up to 39°F (4°C).
Outer walls are insulating and can be inflated with hot or cold air.
Perhaps one of the best features is the roof. The top is covered in solar panels and the rooftop sleeping quarter walls are inflatable, allowing campers to fill the honeycomb-design pockets with air to heat or cool the space in less than a minute. The roof-top open-air patio gives it a roomier feel.
All the high-tech exterior features are only the beginning. The interior living area feels more like a split-level home than the typical camper van.
Interior Van Design Features
The VisionVenture interior was inspired by popular #VanLife DIY hacks.
The back door windows let in more light and scenery then the typical camper van.

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Watch Her Build Keystone’s Insane Concept RV

Even the best RV interiors were never designed for full-timers who live and work from the road. Until now. Cortni Armstrong (also known as The Flipping Nomad) is taking matters into her own hands. She’s designing the interior for an insane concept RV by Keystone Montana.
You’ll Want to Buy This Insane Concept RV
The Flipping Nomad arrives at Keystone headquarters. Image: KeystoneRV.com
Flipping Nomad and Keystone’s insane concept RV project launched this week on the RV manufacturer’s YouTube channel. Viewers will get to watch Cortni and her crew develop the interior for a brand new, hot off the assembly line Keystone Montana fifth wheel.
Each week Keystone will release a video that show’s the rig’s progress. Subscribe to the Keystone YouTube channel to be notified of the next video and watch the built-out happen with Cortni.

The Flipping Nomad is no stranger to taking old RVs and transforming them into ultra hip homes on wheels. Since 2015 this full-time RVer has been revamping rigs for young full-time RVers like herself. The Keystone Montana rig model is her personal favorite and the only one she renovates for her client’s custom RV interior projects.
Keystone Responds to New Nomads
“As I was building my business, I realized that I only wanted to work with RVs that had good bones and that were built right,� she said in a Keystone press release. “All roads lead to Keystone, but specifically to the Keystone Montana. As a result of that, I now exclusively renovate Montanas.�
As shown on her Instagram channel @TheFlippingNomad, Cortni’s RV rehab philosophy is “functionality before design.� Over the years she’s created beautiful and modern looking rig interiors for all kinds of modern RVers, from full-time RVing families to solo working nomads and more.
By partnering with Cortni for this insane concept RV project, Keystone wants to show the company

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