RV News | News article: Earthbound RV to Offer Fully Customizable Trailers

Earthbound RV to Offer Fully Customizable Trailers

By: On: Monday November 21 2011

Earthbound RV has announced that it will pilot a new production program through winter and spring 2012. The program will allow customers to work directly with Earthbound RV to design fully custom towable RVs.

Earthbound’s President Charles Hoefer says this move is only possible due to the shift in RV buying patterns in recent years.

“We are excited for this new direction, and for the encouragement and positive feedback we have had from customers,” says Charles Hoefer, Earthbound president. “The RV climate is much different today. Where you once had a flood of $500,000 to $1,000,000 plus Class A consumers, we are finding there is a big shift towards appreciation for towable luxuries. For a fraction of the price, we can out-style, out-perform, and outclass the 40′ diesels with a 30′ ultra-light composite coach you can tow with almost any luxury V8 SUV.”

According to Earthbond RV, this offering provides multiple advantages that were not previously available in modern camping. First is mobility. Earthbound says use of exclusively composite and alternative [wood-free] materials allows for superior performance in weight, aerodynamics, and overall towability. A unit with options will weigh 5,000-5,800 lbs. Once at the campground, owners have the option of using their tow vehicle as a daily driver.

Second is design. Each unit can be tailored to meet customer tastes and preferences. Interior and exterior premium automotive paint in any color is standard, and countertops, fabrics, and furniture are customizable. Paint matching a tow vehicle is no problem. The cabinetry is a propriety composite system using thermoplastics and aluminum with a surface that can be digitally customized to reflect any print.

“We understate our elegance. The beauty is in the craftsmanship and bold look, and we don’t need to cheapen it with tricks and gadgets,” says David B. Hoefer, Earthbound’s VP of marketing. “You know where your money went the minute you see the materials.

“The entry steps extend and retract, which is a first for towables. The awning is automated. LED TV’s, HDMI capability, advanced satellite and military-grade solar systems are just several of the features available.”

The third advantage is what Earthbound calls true green technology.

“Our formaldehyde levels for a just-built unit that has not left the factory are 0.02 parts per million,” says David Hoefer. “This is equivalent to outdoor air quality in many areas around the US, and is off the charts for clean air in an RV. We publish our independent test results on our website for all to see.”

Earthbound is now taking orders for custom 2012 models for immediate production. Customers may reach the factory directly at 765-677-9090 or sales@earthboundrv.com. Units range in price between $127,900 and $147,900 plus options. Earthbound will reserve up to 20 units for custom production. The project will be evaluated later in the spring, to determine if it will be continued in the future. More information can be found at www.earthboundrv.com.

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