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By: On: Monday May 30 2016

Fifth Wheel Scenic

According to a release from the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association, RV shipments to retailers were up 4.5% in April, compared to the same month last year. A total of 40,064 RVs made their way to retailers in April – more than 1,700 more than in April of 2015.

Towable RVs provided the largest unit gains, while all motorhomes improved by the largest percentage gains, representing 12.5% of all RV shipments this month.

By: On: Thursday May 19 2016

Prime Time Crusader Feature

Forest River, Inc. has issued a recall for some 2015-17 Prime Time Crusader fifth wheels. The recall affects model CSF370BHQ, which was manufactured between August 26, 2014 and March 3, 2016. According to the NHTSA recall notice, 159 units are affected by the recall.

Fortunately for owners, the recall is very minor: the Federal Placard on the trailers indicated the cargo carrying capacity as 800-900 pounds, while it is actually 2700-2800 pounds.

By: On: Thursday May 12 2016

Jayco Octane

Jayco, Inc., in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is recalling certain model year 2016 Octane Super Lite travel trailers manufactured November 2, 2015, to April 4, 2016.

According to the recall notice, the trailers were built without a 30amp circuit breaker. In the event of an electrical short, this may result in a fire.

By: On: Wednesday April 27 2016

Class C Motorhomes

According to a release from the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association, RV shipments to retailers totaled 40,740 units in March of 2016. This is the single best monthly total since March of 2006 and is 13.9% higher than February and 11.5% higher than March of 2015.

First quarter shipments of 2016 have climbed to 108,195 units, which is 11.5% more than the first quarter of 2015.

“On a seasonally adjusted basis, 1st quarter shipments were running at an annualized rate of more than 430,000 units, 12.2% ahead of the pace reported for this same period last year,” RVIA says in a release.

By: On: Wednesday April 20 2016

Entegra Insignia

After a four-year hiatus, Entegra Coach has announced the Insignia Class A motorhome is returning to its lineup.

Entegra Coach releases the following statement about the return of the Insignia:

By: On: Tuesday March 8 2016

2016 Chateau Super-C Class C Motorhome

Thor Motor Coach is showing off its new luxury Class C motorhomes – the Quantum on the Ford E-450 chassis and the Super C lineup under Four Winds and Chateau on the F550 chassis.

TMC outfitted the Quantum and Super C models with high-end amenities. In the kitchen you’ll find solid surface countertops, which are heat resistant and easy to clean. As well, a standard tile backsplash is designed to look nice while it protects your walls from food splatter. Another nice touch is Amish handcrafted solid hardwood cabinetry with a high-gloss glaze.

By: On: Wednesday March 2 2016

Winnebago Travato Red

According to Statistical Surveys, Inc., Winnebago was the top selling Class B manufacturer in 2015 with 33.9% market share. That is up from 22.5% of the market in 2014.

“We recognize that today’s active users will embrace products and features that support an active and healthy travel lifestyle,” Winnebago Product Manager and Travato owner Russ Garfin said. “With the tremendous response we have received from consumers, we are empowered to continue introducing these types of innovations.”

By: On: Wednesday March 2 2016

Lance 1475 Trailer

Lance has added a new addition to its ultra-light travel trailer line – the 1475. This 14-foot non-slide model brings Lance’s total number of travel trailer floorplans to nine, ranging in size from 14 feet to 22 feet.

“Downsizing, simplification, micro-homes, it’s all the rage these days,” says Bob Rogers, Lance’s director of marketing. “The genesis for this model came directly from our customers and is a result of what they wanted to see in a sub 15-foot floor plan. The 1475 is ultra-light weight with 100% Lance DNA and yes, it doesn’t have a fixed dinette. Customers tell us they like to eat outside or while sitting in their lounge chairs and would rather have two comfortable chairs and a nice size dry bath, so that’s what we designed!”

By: On: Wednesday February 24 2016

2016 Venture RV SportTrek Touring Edition

Venture RV has released a new line of lightweight travel trailers – the SportTrek Touring Edition family.

According to Venture, the SportTrek Touring Edition travel trailers are designed as high-end lightweights “offering features virtually no other manufacturer provides.” Features include a six-process painted fiberglass front cap, king bed slideouts and two fireplaces.

By: On: Tuesday February 16 2016

Lance Cruise America

You will soon be able to rent a Lance truck camper at four Cruise America RV Rental locations after the two companies entered into a partnership.

Lance will be supplying truck campers at Cruise America’s Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver and Calgary locations.




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