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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.

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.

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.

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.

By: On: Thursday September 29 2016

2017 TMC Aria Front

Thor Motor Coach has introduced the all-new Aria, a Class A diesel motorhome, featuring luxurious interiors and a powerful 360-horsepower Cummins engine.

Entering the Aria, the custom dash layout stands out as the main focal point. Every control and switch is within reach and easy to read. The dash has a unique design for better visibility of the road and features a separate camera monitor display.

By: On: Tuesday September 20 2016

Winnebago Paseo

Winnebago today announced the introduction of the Paseo to its market-leading Winnebago Class B lineup. Built on the Ford Transit van chassis, the Paseo is available in one floorplan, the 48P, and will be on display at this week’s Elkhart Open House.

“As Winnebago’s first Class B built on the Ford Transit Van Chassis, the Paseo further elevates our Class B product offerings,” said Winnebago Product Manager Russ Garfin. “We’re passionate about continuously improving every product we build and have learned a lot about what differentiates a good B-van from a great one.”

By: On: Monday September 19 2016

Thor Motor Coach Dealer Open House

Dealers across the United States and Canada are arriving today at Thor Industries Dealer Open House to witness Thor Motor Coach’s innovations for 2017. Thor Motor Coach’s display at the 7th Annual Thor Industries Dealer Open House includes a massive layout of 80 motorhomes, including the ARIA, a new diesel pusher line featuring luxurious interiors and a powerful 360-horsepower Cummins engine.

“We are debuting 18 floor plans,” said Jon Krider, director of marketing at Thor Motor Coach. “And these new floor plans showcase our team’s commitment to being the most innovative motorhome company in the market.”

Here is a list of what dealers are seeing from Thor Motor Coach this week:

  • New VENETIAN G36 floor plan with electric fireplace & 55” TV mid-ship
  • PALAZZO 36.3 featuring Tilt-A-View™ Inclining Mechanism on a king bed
  • TUSCANY diesel motorhomes with new interiors and Rand McNally RV GPS Navigation
  • AXIS and VEGAS 25.5 floor plan with twin beds that convert to a king bed
  • New floor plans for GEMINI and COMPASS RUVs, including the 24TX built on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
  • FOUR WINDS and CHATEAU 24F Class C motorhome featuring a full-wall slideout
  • New QUANTUM RQ29 with an exterior galley and TV
  • New FOUR WINDS and CHATEAU 24FS and 24HL Mercedes-Benz Sprinter floor plans
  • CITATION SPRINTER and SIESTA SPRINTER 24SV with a dynamic living space
  • FOUR WINDS and CHATEAU 35SM Super C, built on a Ford F-550 with high-gloss glazed solid wood cabinetry and new front entertainment center
  • SYNERGY RB24 on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis with twin beds that convert to a king bed
  • A.C.E. 30.3 with a retractable 40” LED TV, and A.C.E. 30.4 with exterior MEGA-Storage™
  • CHALLENGER 37YT, a triple slideout featuring dual vanity bathroom sinks
  • New HURRICANE and WINDSPORT 35M bath-and-a-half floor plan with expandable sofa & large shower
  • New MIRAMAR 37.1 with two full bathrooms and bunk beds
By: On: Wednesday September 14 2016

Lance Trailer Lifestyle

Lance announced 50+ standard and optional feature enhancements to its already very popular ultra-light travel trailer line up. Most notable on the list are three all new designer décor packages including stainless steel appliances, gorgeous yet camper friendly planked wood flooring, new counter and table top designs, residential styled sink (most models) with high rise pull out faucet, new galley overhead cabinet soffit with puck lighting, new window treatment design as well as new euro inspired cabinet door and dinette drawer hardware.

“We are ecstatic with how the new interior decors came together” states Randy Hunter, Manager of Research and Design.

By: On: Tuesday September 6 2016

2017 Thor Motor Coach Miramar

Thor Motor Coach continues to roll out excellent Class A motorhomes with the 2017 Miramar and Challenger brands.

Consumers are sure to find a floor plan that is Made to Fit their needs in the Miramar. With six innovative floor plans, the Miramar is powered by a dependable 6.8L V10 engine on the strong Ford® F-53 chassis.

By: On: Thursday August 11 2016

Coachmen Galleria

Galleria by Coachmen RV, a Division of Forest River, Inc., continues to expand floorplan selections along with its dealer/partner network. The Galleria Class B Motorhome Division is a standalone division within Coachmen RV targeting the growing Class B market. Having launched its first Class B on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis less than a year ago, Galleria is expanding in the Class B marketplace by offering desirable floorplans with stunning décors/color schemes, utilizing high-end amenities and providing a fit and finish unequaled in the product segment.

The Galleria division of Coachmen RV has just introduced the new 24RT floorplan which features a smaller bath (larger aisle), larger refrigerator, higher convection microwave position and larger holding tanks! This new floorplan incorporates the open feel provided by utilizing the windows from the kitchen base all the way to the rear wall. 

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