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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. Read Full Story →

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.  Read Full Story →

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. Read Full Story →

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. Read Full Story →

By: On: Friday July 8 2016

AquaView Showerm$ser

Aqua View Inc. has introduced the SHOWERMI$ER, a new and revolutionary water saving system that attaches to the showerhead in RVs, boats and anything with a shower. It redirects cold water that normally goes down the drain back into the fresh water tank.

At the same time, Aqua View president Gus Searcy announced that the product will be distributed nationwide by NTP-STAG, a division of Keystone Automotive Operations, the largest distributor of RV parts in the U.S. Searcy also stated that Forest River, America’s largest RV manufacturer, will be installing the SHOWERMI$ER in new selected models during the coming year. Additionally Searcy stated that Camping World, the largest RV dealer in the U.S., will be providing both sales and installation support nationwide. Read Full Story →

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.” Read Full Story →

By: On: Wednesday June 29 2016

Class C Motorhome Feature

The Recreational Vehicle Industry Association reports that RV shipments were up an impressive 13.4% in May to 37,955 units, compared to 33,467 units in May of 2015. This marks the ninth consecutive monthly improvement and is the best May total in 10 years.

Total RV shipments in 2016 have reached 186,214 units through May 31, which is 10.3% more than the same period last year (168,884). The biggest annual gains have come from Class C motorhomes (23.6% improvement) and travel trailers (12.7% improvement). The only segment that is down year over year is truck campers (3.2% decrease). Read Full Story →

By: On: Wednesday June 8 2016

Adventurer Group

(Press Release) The Adventurer Group has banded together to aid the communities of Northern Alberta by raising funds for Canadian Red Cross, Samaritan’s Purse Canada and registered local community groups helping to rebuild the region. Toward the goal of $500,000, these RV companies – Country RV (B.C.), Four Seasons RV Rentals (Alta.), Fraserway RV (Alta., B.C, N.S., Ont. and Y.T.), Roadmaster RV (Alta.) and Travelhome RV (B.C.) – have raised $178,903 since May 26. Read Full Story →

By: On: Monday May 30 2016

Fifth Wheel Scenic

According to a release from the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association, RV shipments to retailers were up 4.5% in April, compared to the same month last year. A total of 40,064 RVs made their way to retailers in April – more than 1,700 more than in April of 2015.

Towable RVs provided the largest unit gains, while all motorhomes improved by the largest percentage gains, representing 12.5% of all RV shipments this month. Read Full Story →

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! Read Full Story →

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