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By: On: Tuesday May 30 2017

Best Expandable Trailers

Expandable trailers have several different names – expandable, pop-up, tent camper – but they are all basically the same thing. These RVs are a lightweight trailer camper that folds down for a lower profile and easy hauling. They not only work great for folks with smaller vehicles that can’t tow a huge fifth-wheel or large trailer, but also for those folks who want to enjoy camping without the expense of those other large RVs. These types of campers prove that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get out and enjoy RVing. Here are five of the best expandable trailers you can get for under $10,000.

By: On: Wednesday May 17 2017

Best Class C Motorhomes

For most of us, the classic shape of a motorhome is the Class C. These vacation masters are built on a heavy truck or van frame and have the distinctive bunk over the cab. They tend to be a bit smaller than the Class A motorhomes, but offer no less luxury. They often prove to be better handling machines for those unfamiliar with driving a motorhome and are the choice for RV rental businesses. These mighty machines hold their value well and open a whole new door to adventure and relaxation. Here are five of the best Class C Motorhomes you can find for under $100,000.

By: On: Friday May 5 2017

Fifth Wheel Scenic

Outside of going with a full-blown motorhome, a fifth wheel offers the luxuries of home and a lot of space for the camping enthusiast. They offer all of the amenities of home in a package that can be hauled down the road with the right tow vehicle. For some, these amazing trailers are home, providing a permanent domicile that can follow along on life’s journeys. Here are the five highest rated fifth-wheel RVs on the RVGuide.com website as ranked by our users.

By: On: Thursday April 27 2017

Five Best Travel Trailer

Camping is a great way to explore the outdoors and relax away from the stresses of life. A great way to camp is via one of today’s travel trailers. These trailers let you take the comforts of home with you, yet still provide enough of the essence of camping to let you enjoy getting away from it all.

While you can spend a great deal on a travel trailer by adding more luxury and features, here are five of the very best travel trailers you can find for 2017 that have an MSRP under $20,000.

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: 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: Friday September 18 2015

2016 Forest River Wildcat

Forest River has unveiled its completely redesigned Wildcat fifth wheel. Forest River says it is targeting the high-volume, mid-price fifth wheel segment with the new Wildcat.

“For over a decade, Wildcat has been one of Forest River’s flagship brands and it’s been wildly successful with retail customers. However, our dealers have consistently asked us to make the product lighter and more affordable so that we can be even more competitive,” says Chris Saal, Wildcat sales manager. “The new Wildcat accomplishes that goal! Now, more than ever, Wildcat has the right floorplans, the right look, and the right price to compete with any fifth wheel in its class.”

By: On: Wednesday April 24 2013

rime Time Crusader Fifth Wheel

Forest River‘s Prime Time brand saw a massive sales spike in February, 2013 – up 55% compared to February, 2012. So impressive were sales that Forest River says Prime Time was the second best selling combined travel trailer and fifth wheel in the United States that month.

“Prime Time is very thankful and appreciative of the tremendous support given to us by our dealers,” says Jeff Rank, president of Prime Time Manufacturing. “We made some bold commitments early on about who we wanted to be as a company and dealers embraced our innovative business model. Over the last three years, the strong partnerships we’ve forged are obviously now paying huge dividends for us and our dealers.”

By: On: Tuesday September 7 2010

lacrosse-lg0907Rapidly expanding Prime Time Manufacturing has announced a consumer incentive program for the upcoming fall season. The program, called Prime Time’s “Reason To Buy” Touring Edition, is available on all 2011 model LaCrosse and Tracer Executive Series travel trailers produced between September 1, 2010, and November 30, 2010.

Prime Time vice-president of sales, Chris Hermon, says the program is a proactive approach to addressing the traditional slow-down in retail sales that occurs after the Labor Day weekend.

“The Reason To Buy Touring Edition offers consumers up to $3,900 of free upgrades not normally available on LaCrosse and Tracer,” says Hermon. “It’s simple; we want to give customers a reason to buy now and this impressive list of luxury features will offer a limited time opportunity to save thousands of dollars.”

The program announcement represents a significant turning point for the young manufacturer.

By: On: Friday August 6 2010

crusader-lg0806Prime Time Manufacturing has expanded its product offering with the introduction of the company’s first fifth wheel, the mid-priced Crusader.  Full production of the new Crusader started in June and Prime Time officials recently delivered the first production model to General RV, in Wixom, Mich.

Loren Baidas, president of General RV, and several members of the dealership’s management and sales team were presented with the 2011 Crusader 270RET fifth wheel by Prime Time president Jeff Rank and Chris Hermon, Prime Time’s VP of sales.

Features on the Crusader include the Super Turn front cap, Slam Latch pass thru baggage doors, Quiet Cool ducted return air conditioning, and solid cherry hardwood cabinet doors and drawers. Additional upgrades include solid surface countertops, an RCA Soundwave entertainment system, bumper-mounted swing arm grill, hitch cover, and 42-inch LCD with electric lift.

“We’ve loaded Crusader with features not normally found on a mid-profile fifth wheel and priced it very aggressively to deliver more value,” says Hermon.

Base MSRP of the new Crusader fifth wheel is $29,500. For more information, visit PrimeTimeRV.com.




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