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By: On: Wednesday May 25 2016

2017 Four Winds Super C

(Press Release) Thor Motor Coach 2017 motorhomes are arriving at dealerships across the United States and Canada. Thor Motor Coach’s diverse product lineup is made to fit Class C motorhome buyers with a variety of unique styles, sizes and floor plans that feel custom-made – at a truly competitive price.

Thor Motor Coach is excited to reveal the Four Winds and Chateau 2017 floor plans, which feature the Dream Dinette booth and spacious living areas. Small details such as the redesigned cab-over and additional storage compartments make a big difference to potential owners. New graphics packages are available to choose from if you opt for Thor Motor Coach’s exclusive HD-MAX fiberglass exterior. Floor plans that are 31-foot long feature a larger window in the living area and new decorative kitchen backsplash.

By: On: Wednesday May 25 2016

Winnebago Minnie

(Press Release) Winnebago travel trailers and fifth wheels experienced rapid growth in March retail registrations when compared to the same month last year, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys, Inc. (SSI).

According to SSI, Winnebago achieved a 59.42 percent increase in retail registrations of conventional travel trailers and fifth wheels for the month of March when compared to the same time frame last year. This resulted in a 42.45 percent increase in market share over March 2015.

By: On: Thursday May 19 2016

Jayco Milestone

(Press Release) Jayco Corp., the world’s largest privately-held recreation vehicle manufacturer owned by the Bontrager family, announced that in April its four divisions, Jayco, Entegra Coach, Starcraft RV and Highland Ridge, produced its 1,000,000th unit since the company began in 1968.

“We are very proud of our accomplishment of providing 1,000,000 families a means to fulfill their dream of owning an RV. It feels good to be able to accomplish, at such a high volume, what our father and mother set out to do nearly 50 years ago” said Wilbur Bontrager, Jayco’s chairman of the board. “But we’d be amiss if we didn’t recognize the great support we’ve had over the years from our dedicated employees, loyal dealer body, and the RV industry as a whole.”

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: Tuesday May 10 2016

2017 ACE

(Press Release) At Thor Motor Coach, updates and new features keep our motorhomes looking fresh and delivering outstanding and memorable experiences. Some changes are aesthetic, others are practical additions. We try to incorporate customer feedback and make value additions and changes that meet changing needs and preferences.

If you’re looking to buy your very first motorhome or you’ve put your current RV through the paces for many years now, you may want to check out our revamped line and start planning your purchase in advance. For advice and inquiries, please visit our Coach Link page to talk to our friendly and knowledgeable sales adviser.

Without further ado, here’s a look at what’s new for model year 2017.

A.C.E.

The new A.C.E comes with a new Brazilian Cherry wood option, which gets its name from its natural cherry color. A cool new Arctic Frost Interior is an additional interior option. Further interior updates encompass the vinyl floor, countertops, wall board colors and border trim. Up to 12 new features updates have been incorporated, including blank tank flush for all floor plans, vent covers on attic fans, and handy LED bed overhead reading lights. Six options on current A.C.E motorhomes are now standard on the 2017 model.

By: On: Wednesday May 4 2016

Forest River Wildcat

(Press Release) The Wildcat division of Elkhart, Ind., based Forest River, Inc., is pleased to announce the introduction of an all-new travel trailer targeting the high-volume, mid-price laminated trailer market.

“Following up on the success of our fifth wheel redesign last fall, we’ve hit another home run with our travel trailer launch,” said Chris Saal, Wildcat Sales Manager.  “Our dealers were very specific with what they wanted this trailer to be.  That included an emphasis on exterior and interior styling, an emphasis on functional floorplans, and an aggressive price point,” he said.

By: On: Wednesday May 4 2016

Winnebago Minnie 2500RL Exterior

(Press Release) Winnebago has released the 2500RL floorplan for its Minnie line of travel trailers.

The new Minnie 2500RL features an open living space, master bedroom and an easily accessed bathroom. At 27’11” long, the 2500RL has one slide housing the dinette and a large open space in the living area. Within the living space there is a jack knife sofa, galley kitchen and opposing dinette slide. In addition, the TV is positioned conveniently in the living area to allow for viewing from the dinette or sofa.

“The 2500RL is a functional and versatile trailer,” Winnebago Towables Director of Marketing Mark Gerber said. “It is a wonderful couple’s trailer with the option of accommodating overnight guests with easy conversion of the dinette and sofa into beds.”

Winnebago Minnie 2500RL Interior

Adding to the unit’s functionality is a complete galley featuring standard items such as a large Dometic refrigerator, microwave, three-burner stove top, oven and ventilated range hood. In addition, the galley offers ample counter space and a stainless steel sink.

Moving to the front of the unit, the master bedroom has a queen bed and wardrobe along with storage space above the bed and a conveniently placed light for night-time reading. Adjacent to the master bedroom is a spacious private bathroom with two doors for entry from either the bedroom or living space.

Vinyl flooring is used throughout the trailer for added convenience and easy cleaning.

For more information on the Minnie, please visit http://winnebagoind.com/ or call (574)-825-5250.

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: Wednesday March 30 2016

Grand Design Solitude

(Press Release) Grand Design Recreational Vehicle Company has expanded their workforce by over 40% since the beginning of 2015.

Grand Design employed about 540 people in early 2015, and now in early 2016 gainfully employs more than 760 dedicated team members. With a new 65,000 square foot Service/PDI facility up and running, and plans for additional production capacity in the very near future, the number of employees is expected to continue growing through 2016 and beyond.




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