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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. Read Full Story →

By: On: Thursday May 26 2016

RV Camping

(Press Release) Today, Go RVing Canada and the Canadian Camping and RV Council (CCRVC) announce the launch of Canadian RVing and Camping Week. From May 24-29, the unofficial kick-off to camping season, participating campgrounds across Canada will celebrate everything that makes camping and RVing great with activities, discounted camping rates, and a special fundraising initiative for Make-A-Wish Canada.

As part of the week’s celebrations, Go RVing Canada and CCRVC are raising funds for Make-A-Wish Canada to help grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions. On Saturday, May 28, campgrounds across Canada will come together to sell Wish lanterns with 100 per cent of the proceeds going to Make-A-Wish Canada. At 10 p.m. (local time) campers will gather, make a Wish and shine their light for Make-A-Wish Canada. Read Full Story →

By: On: Thursday May 26 2016

Grand Design RV Groundbreaking

(Press Release) Grand Design Recreational Vehicle Company along with Indiana Governor Mike Pence and Lt Governor Eric Holcomb, broke ground May 12th on the company’s expansion project adjacent to their current 67 acre complex.

Co-Owners Ron and Bill Fenech were on hand to address the crowd of nearly 250 people in attendance for the Ground Breaking Ceremony.  CEO and Co-Owner, Don Clark, was unable to attend due to an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Ceremony at which he was announced as a finalist. Read Full Story →

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. Read Full Story →

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. Read Full Story →

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.” Read Full Story →

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. Read Full Story →

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. Read Full Story →

By: On: Thursday May 12 2016

Western RV Country

(Press Release) Western RV Country serves 11 cities across the province of Alberta. One of those communities was especially hit hard last week with the devastation of the wildfires burning across Fort McMurray.

Western RV Country’s 200 employees wanted to make a difference, so they came together and raised $12,945 to support relief efforts. Company owner Bruce Urban will match this number, bringing the companywide donation total to $25,890. The federal government will also match this number, bringing a total contribution to $51,780. Read Full Story →

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.


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. Read Full Story →

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