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By: On: Thursday November 24 2016

Coachmen Logo

Coachmen RV, a Division of Forest River, Inc. is introducing a new lower priced Class B motorhome to the lineup that targets millennials and baby boomers alike! The new Coachmen CROSSFiT is built on the Ford Transit platform to complement the existing Galleria product line which is built on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter platform.

The Class B division is a standalone division within Coachmen RV targeting the fastest growing RV segment, Class B motorhomes. Having launched the Galleria on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter just over a year ago, the division is expanding with the CROSSFiT to provide a well-rounded Class B product offering. CROSSFiT will also open more doors for the Class B division by offering the CROSSFiT for sale in Canada with its aggressive pricing structure. Read Full Story →

By: On: Thursday November 24 2016

Lance Camper Campus

In response to increased product demands from their dealers Lance Camper has acquired additional real estate. Setting the stage for continued growth.

“Expansion is very exciting,” says President Jack Cole “Throughout our 51 years in business we have had the opportunity to grow to keep up with continued demand for our product. With the addition of this latest facility, we now have over 225K square feet of facilities supporting our manufacturing and service capabilities.” Read Full Story →

By: On: Wednesday November 16 2016

Thor Hurricane 35M Interior

Thor Motor Coach has expanded its Hurricane line-up with a new 35M floorplan featuring a large open living area with double slideouts and one-and-a-half bathrooms. The luxurious 35M comes standard with solid surface kitchen countertops, leatherette fabrics, and high-sheen cabinetry.

In the cockpit, leatherette chairs provide comfort while driving and functionality while camping. Swivel the captain’s chairs around and place the coffee table in between to create a cozy dining area for two. For larger families, this area provides extra seating close to the Dream Dinette booth that seats four. Read Full Story →

By: On: Monday October 31 2016

Class B Motorhome

According to a report from the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association, the RV industry had its best September in nearly 40 years.

A total of 33,704 RVs were delivered to retailers in September, an improvement of 20.5% compared to September 2015. Towables were up 22.6%, with the biggest gains coming from folding trailers (+93.7%). Travel trailers were up 29.2%, while truck campers were down 3.3%. Read Full Story →

By: On: Monday October 31 2016

Winnebago Paseo

A little while back we shared information on Winnebago’s new Paseo Class B motorhome.

Built around a Ford Transit chassis, the Winnebago Paseo is powered by a 3.5-liter Ford EcoBoost V6 gasoline engine with a six-speed automatic transmission. At 22 feet long, the Paseo sits between the 21-foot Travato and 24-foot Era in Winnebago’s Class B lineup.

Winnebago produced an in-depth video showing how the Paseo was built and all of the key features of the unit. Check it out below. Read Full Story →

By: On: Friday October 14 2016

Sanibel Dinette

Prime Time Manufacturing is excited to announce significant upgrades to its Sanibel line of luxury fifth wheels, just in time for the 2016 National RV Trade Show, to be held November 28 to December 1 in Louisville, Ky.

“Sanibel, also known as ‘The Intelligent Fifth Wheel,’ continues to set the bar higher for a luxury RV experience,” said Product Manager Paul Morrison. Read Full Story →

By: On: Wednesday October 12 2016

Grand Design RV Milestone

Grand Design Recreational Vehicle is proud to announce production of the 25,000th Grand Design towable recreational vehicle.

“Our first unit came off the production line in January of 2013, and in less than four years we are celebrating our 25,000th unit produced. We are excited to hit this milestone in such a short time, however, an even bigger milestone is of the 25,000 units that have been produced, more than 21,000 of these have been retail sold. The true benchmark of our success is how the retail consumer embraces the Grand Design products and business philosophies. Retail customers continue to show their support for our products and our company at an amazing pace,” stated Don Clark, President of Grand Design RV. Read Full Story →

By: On: Tuesday October 4 2016

Pacific Coachworks Toy Hauler

Pacific Coachworks, Inc. (PCW) (), West Coast’s leading RV manufacturer of toy haulers, travel trailers, and fifth wheels will have its 2017 models on display at the 64th Annual California RV Show in Pomona.

All new 2017 products include changes across the board, including two tone fiberglass exterior, new graphics, and revised profiles. Read Full Story →

By: On: Monday October 3 2016

Class C Motorhome Sprinter

RV wholesale shipments to retailers tracked by RVIA rebounded strongly in August after a lower-than-expected July report. Monthly shipment totals for August were 35,946 units, a rise of 26.8% over last month and 31.5% ahead of August 2015. This was the largest August total since 1977.

Year-to-date totals have reached 290,582 units, an increase of 13% over the 257,089 units shipped during the same eight-month period last year. Motorhomes posted that strongest percentage growth (16.8%) with 37,128 units shipped. The towable category boasts the larger volume increase with shipments reaching 253,454 units on 12.5% growth. Read Full Story →

By: On: Monday October 3 2016

Winnebago Buys Grand Design

Winnebago Industries, Inc. today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Grand Design Recreational Vehicle Company (“Grand Design”), a manufacturer of towable recreation vehicles (RVs), for approximately $500 million in cash and newly issued Winnebago shares.

Founded in 2012 by Don Clark, Ron Fenech and Bill Fenech, a management team with over 80 years of combined leadership experience in the RV industry, Grand Design is a fast-growing manufacturer in the towables segment with rapidly expanding market share. The Company generated $428 million in revenue over the last twelve months ending August of 2016, representing a compound annual growth rate of over 80% since 2013, and a top tier EBITDA margin of 14%. Grand Design is a portfolio company of global growth equity investor Summit Partners. Read Full Story →




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