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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. 

By: On: Saturday July 30 2016

Wildcat Wide Body

The Wildcat division of Elkhart, Ind.,based Forest River, Inc., is expanding its product offering with the introduction of a wide body series of fifth wheels targeting the mid-priced market segment.

“The extra width of the WB Series is going to open up numerous floorplan possibilities,” according to Chris Saal, Wildcat Sales Manager. “Our very first model, the 30WB, is a perfect example of what we can do with these critical inches. Extra walk-around space beside the bed, an innovative bathroom layout, and a full sized bed lift system would not be possible in a conventional eight foot wide unit,” he said.

By: On: Friday July 22 2016

2017 Outlaw Cover

Thor Motor Coach’s 2017 Outlaw motorized toy haulers feature valuable camper conveniences aimed to fit today’s life on the road.

Class A Outlaw motorhomes receive upgrades from top to bottom this year. Interior decors, faucets, matching stainless steel kitchen appliances, and flooring have been refreshed to keep up with today’s design trends. The most obvious addition is the Amish handcrafted solid hardwood cabinetry with its intricate detailing and high-gloss glaze application.

By: On: Friday July 8 2016

Jayco Logo

Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE: THO) today announced the acquisition of Jayco, Corp. (Jayco) for approximately $576 million in cash.  This transaction represents a unique and significant opportunity to enhance the growth of Thor and advance the Company’s strategic focus on growing its recreational vehicle (RV) business.  In particular, Jayco brings complementary products in travel trailers, folding camping trailers, higher-end diesel Class A motorhomes and larger Class C motorhomes.  Jayco will be a wholly owned subsidiary of Thor, and the existing senior management team will continue to lead the business.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jayco to the Thor portfolio of companies,” said Bob Martin, Thor President and CEO.  “Jayco is a company that I have admired for more than 20 years while working in the industry and living in the community very close to their operations.  We value the longstanding success of Jayco and are committed to providing the Bontrager family, and their team of dedicated employees, the resources they need to continue the success they have built at Jayco over the past half century.  This investment also illustrates our confidence in the future of the RV industry as younger consumers enter and expand the market over the coming decades.  Both existing and new RVers will see the benefits of our subsidiaries’ efforts as they lead in innovation with new technology and features in our products that make RVs easier to use and better connected.”

By: On: Thursday May 26 2016

Lance 2155 Interior

(Press Release) Lance Camper Mfg. Corp. has starting shipping and dealers have started delivering their first double slide travel trailer, the all-new 2155.

Entertain or be entertained! The all-new 2155 features a dual-slide, island floor plan that provides room for doing what you love to do most, from entertaining to just chillin! Food prep is a breeze with abundant counter space. The available 32″ LED TV and standard blue-tooth audio system with app control combine to make your favorite program come alive! The available fireplace… yes, we said FIREPLACE, creates a warm and cozy retreat you may never want to leave! Up front you will enjoy the owners suite and exclusive Lance “Sky View” window, providing amazing views- natural light when you want it and a black out shade when you don’t. Add to all this a full size bathroom with “neo-angle” shower, full-length wardrobe and storage closet. The result is one amazing 21′ ultra-light travel trailer!

By: On: Thursday May 26 2016

2017 Quantum Exterior

(Press Release) Experience upscale living in Thor Motor Coach’s new 2017 Quantum and Synergy motorhomes at dealerships across the United States and Canada.

The Quantum, the most luxurious Class C on the market, features leatherette furniture, solid surface kitchen counters and hardwood cabinetry. Thor Motor Coach went big this year, both in terms of storage and increased window sizes. Additional storage both inside and out provides plenty of room for personal belongings, plus larger windows in the living area accentuate the Quantum’s spacious floorplan layouts.




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