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By: On: Monday July 19 2010

storm-lg0719Fleetwood RV, Inc. has officially launched the 2011 Storm – a “crossover” motor home that, according to the manufacturer, features the sleeping capacity and value of a Class C motor home along with the roominess and storage capacity of a Class A motor home. Be sure to check out our full photo gallery of the Storm after the jump.

“The 2011 Storm is a special motor home because it includes the best aspects of both a Class A and a Class C motor home,” says John Draheim, CEO of Fleetwood RV, Inc. “Storm is loaded with standard features and provides a great value at price that appeals to a wide range of RVers.”

The 2011 Storm is available in three floor plans: a 28-foot single-slide, rear bedroom floor plan with walk-around queen bed and oversized wrap-around booth dinette (28MS); a 31-foot dual-slide, side-aisle floor plan with opposing dinette/sofa in the living room (30SA); and a 31-foot dual-slide floor plan with standard traditional bunk beds or the optional “Bunk Bed-n-Breakfast” space-saving two-person dinette with convertible bunk beds (32BH).

By: On: Tuesday March 16 2010

fleetwood0316Fleetwood RV, Inc. CEO, Chuck Wilkinson has announced his retirement.

Wilkinson has co-led the company, along with John Draheim, president and COO, since July 2009 when American Industrial Partners Capital Fund IV (AIP) acquired the motor home business from Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc. Wilkinson held key management roles at Fleetwood Enterprises for almost 40 years, and will continue to serve the Company as a member of its Board of Directors. Draheim will take over as CEO and president effective immediately.

“It has been an honor to be a part of the strong team that has worked so hard to preserve the Fleetwood legacy and to take care of our dealers, suppliers and customers during the transition,” says Wilkinson. “I am confident that I am leaving the company in very good hands, and look forward to staying connected as a member of the Board.”

By: On: Thursday February 4 2010

prowler0204Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC announced that it has acquired the remaining active trademarks of the towable brands from Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc. As one of the leading former manufacturers of towable RVs in North America, Fleetwood has some of the most recognized and iconic brands in the industry.

“This is an exciting transaction for Heartland. Fleetwood’s towable brands have long been among the most widely recognized names in the towable RV segment, with loyal customers and an extensive dealer network,” says Brian Brady, CEO of Heartland. “By acquiring the trademarks of Fleetwood’s towable products, we will enhance Heartland’s brand portfolio with industry leading names such as Prowler, Pioneer and Wilderness.




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