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By: On: Friday April 22 2016

Dometic Logo

(Press Release) A group of RV owners filed a nationwide class-action lawsuit against Dometic Corporation, stating that the company sold defective gas absorption refrigerators with cooling systems that can spontaneously ignite in RVs and boats, putting consumers at risk of deadly fires, explosions, loss of property and loss of the value of their RV/boat, according to consumer-rights law firm Hagens Berman.

The lawsuit states that the defective refrigerators have caused or contributed to at least 3,000 fires since 1997, resulting in more than $100 million in property damage and personal injury claims, all of which Dometic tracked through multiple non-public, internal databases. Despite this knowledge, Dometic “failed and refused to eliminate the defects and/or provide consumers with adequate warnings,” according to the complaint. Read Full Story →

By: On: Wednesday April 20 2016

Entegra Insignia

After a four-year hiatus, Entegra Coach has announced the Insignia Class A motorhome is returning to its lineup.

Entegra Coach releases the following statement about the return of the Insignia: Read Full Story →

By: On: Wednesday March 30 2016

Grand Design Solitude

(Press Release) Grand Design Recreational Vehicle Company has expanded their workforce by over 40% since the beginning of 2015.

Grand Design employed about 540 people in early 2015, and now in early 2016 gainfully employs more than 760 dedicated team members. With a new 65,000 square foot Service/PDI facility up and running, and plans for additional production capacity in the very near future, the number of employees is expected to continue growing through 2016 and beyond. Read Full Story →

By: On: Tuesday March 29 2016

Travel Trailer Lake

(Press Release) In the February survey of manufacturers, RV wholesale shipments to retailers accelerated to 35,929 units this year, a 13.9% increase over last month and a 12.1% increase over this same month one year ago. Increased employment and greater consumer discretionary income have been the driving force behind recent consumer spending increases lifting RV shipments totals along the way. This month’s total was the best February in 39 years and represents an annualized rate of more than 425,000 units.  This would be the best such annualized rate since late 2005.

Through the first two months this year shipments have reached 67,455 units, an 11.4% gain over this same two month period last year.  Continuing a trend established a number of months ago towable RVs have increased by the largest unit totals while motorhomes have reported the greatest percentage gains over the previous year. Read Full Story →

By: On: Tuesday March 29 2016

Lance 360 Photography

(Press Release) As part of the planned improvements to their consumer website www.lancecamper.com, Lance has added all new 360 interior photography for select models.

“The addition of 360 product tours is a tactic we have had on our digital marketing “checklist” for some time and quite frankly are late to the party with,” states Director of Marketing Bob Rogers. “Although certainly not cutting edge technology, our ability to produce interactive 360 tours provides a high quality visual experience for customers visiting our website. Users can scan, zoom and move from one room to another within a Lance RV without having to leave their home. Read Full Story →

By: On: Tuesday March 8 2016

2016 Chateau Super-C Class C Motorhome

Thor Motor Coach is showing off its new luxury Class C motorhomes – the Quantum on the Ford E-450 chassis and the Super C lineup under Four Winds and Chateau on the F550 chassis.

TMC outfitted the Quantum and Super C models with high-end amenities. In the kitchen you’ll find solid surface countertops, which are heat resistant and easy to clean. As well, a standard tile backsplash is designed to look nice while it protects your walls from food splatter. Another nice touch is Amish handcrafted solid hardwood cabinetry with a high-gloss glaze. Read Full Story →

By: On: Wednesday March 2 2016

Winnebago Travato Red

According to Statistical Surveys, Inc., Winnebago was the top selling Class B manufacturer in 2015 with 33.9% market share. That is up from 22.5% of the market in 2014.

“We recognize that today’s active users will embrace products and features that support an active and healthy travel lifestyle,” Winnebago Product Manager and Travato owner Russ Garfin said. “With the tremendous response we have received from consumers, we are empowered to continue introducing these types of innovations.” Read Full Story →

By: On: Wednesday March 2 2016

Lance 1475 Trailer

Lance has added a new addition to its ultra-light travel trailer line – the 1475. This 14-foot non-slide model brings Lance’s total number of travel trailer floorplans to nine, ranging in size from 14 feet to 22 feet.

“Downsizing, simplification, micro-homes, it’s all the rage these days,” says Bob Rogers, Lance’s director of marketing. “The genesis for this model came directly from our customers and is a result of what they wanted to see in a sub 15-foot floor plan. The 1475 is ultra-light weight with 100% Lance DNA and yes, it doesn’t have a fixed dinette. Customers tell us they like to eat outside or while sitting in their lounge chairs and would rather have two comfortable chairs and a nice size dry bath, so that’s what we designed!” Read Full Story →

By: On: Wednesday February 24 2016

2016 Venture RV SportTrek Touring Edition

Venture RV has released a new line of lightweight travel trailers – the SportTrek Touring Edition family.

According to Venture, the SportTrek Touring Edition travel trailers are designed as high-end lightweights “offering features virtually no other manufacturer provides.” Features include a six-process painted fiberglass front cap, king bed slideouts and two fireplaces. Read Full Story →

By: On: Tuesday February 16 2016

Lance Cruise America

You will soon be able to rent a Lance truck camper at four Cruise America RV Rental locations after the two companies entered into a partnership.

Lance will be supplying truck campers at Cruise America’s Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver and Calgary locations. Read Full Story →




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