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About Ketelsen RV

Ketelsen RV is one of the Midwest's oldest and most trusted RV dealers. Johnny and Marge Ketelsen started the business in 1962 in Marion, Iowa and grew the business by providing exceptional value and service to their customers. And after more than half-a-century, the tradition continues!

Business was "busting at the seams", so in 2005, Gary Ketelsen moved the business across the metro to a new location along Interstate 380 on the north edge of Cedar Rapids in Hiawatha, Iowa. To better serve the customer, the new facility features hard-surface sales and service lots, easy customer parking, and huge inside sales, parts and accessories showrooms. And the service area is greatly expanded to more efficiently service the customer's RVs.

In 2010 the Ketelsen Family was honored to be selected by RV Business Magazine as one of "100 Most Influential People in RV History". Ketelsen RV continues to provide the highest quality RV products, parts, service and accessories for the absolute best value.

The ribbon was officially cut in March of 2017 to open our state-of-the art facility in Central Iowa. Ketelsen RV De Soto serves central and western Iowa with the same top-notch service and attention to detail you've come to trust for over 55 years!

Ketelsen RV expanded to the Cedar Valley in May of 2023 with the purchase of Paine's RV and continues the tradition of helping families get outside and make memories.

Contact Us

Call us today and let our family help your family take on adventure!
(319) 377-8244 in Hiawatha
(319) 234-3039 in Elk Run Heights
(515) 834-2100 in De Soto
(563) 284-2650 in DeWitt

Find out how our family can help your family find the Alliance, Braxton Creek, Forest River, Grand Design, KZ, or Springdale RV you've been looking for! We look forward to the opportunity to help you create memories in the great outdoors!


Ketelsen RV Hiawatha is conveniently located near the areas of Toddville, Waterloo, Monticello, and Cedar Rapids.
Ketelsen RV in Elk Run Heights is located near Evansdale, Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Independence, and Waverly
Ketelsen RV De Soto is conveniently located near the areas of Des Moines, Ankeny, Ames, and Winterset

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