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By: On: Thursday September 15 2011

Prime Time Manufacturing has expanded its product offering with the introduction of the all new Avenger travel trailer.

Dealers and retail customers will have their first look at Avenger during the Pennsylvania RV and Camping Show September 12 – 18. Two models will also be on display for industry insiders during the Forest River Product Expo taking place in Elkhart, IN September 20 – 22.

Avenger is the fifth brand to be introduced by Prime Time Manufacturing, a rapidly growing division of Forest River, Inc. Jeff Rank, president for the Wakarusa, Ind. based manufacturer explained the company’s strategy with the introduction, “When we started the company two years ago, the goal was to be a full-line towable manufacturer. In our mind, that meant having five products that served five distinct markets. Avenger completes that goal and now our customers have a choice of Prime Time products ranging from entry-level travel trailer to luxury fifth wheel.”

By: On: Monday August 29 2011

Production of the all-new Sanibel fifth wheel has begun at Prime Time Manufacturing. The new model targets the luxury fifth wheel buyer and is intended to compliment the company’s mid-priced Crusader fifth wheel. Prime Time management recently delivered the first production model to Leisure Time RV in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Upon receiving the new unit, Debora Bingham and Ron Walker, dealer principals at Leisure Time RV, commented that the Sanibel will be another success for the rapidly growing manufacturer,

“Sanibel looks absolutely fantastic and is loaded with lots of easy-to-sell features that high end customers are going to love,” say Leisure Time RV dealer principals Debora Bingham and Ron Walker. “Prime Time represents a big part of our business and we think Sanibel will be another great addition to our dealership.”

By: On: Wednesday August 3 2011

Prime Time Manufacturing has been notified that it will be receiving the prestigious Quality Circle Award from the Recreation Vehicle Dealers’ Association (RVDA) for the second straight year.

Three Prime Time brands – LaCrosse, Tracer, and Crusader – will be honored during the “Celebrate Excellence: All-Industry Gala” at the RVDA National Convention on October 5, 2011. Each of the brands was recognized for scoring 80 percent or above in overall dealer satisfaction as measured in the Dealer Satisfaction Index (DSI) survey conducted by RVDA. The DSI survey, which determines the Quality Circle Award winners, rates manufacturers’ performance in eight core areas: vehicle reliability/quality, parts support, dealership warranty support, vehicle design, sales support, sales territory, competitive price/value, and overall dealer communications.

By: On: Wednesday June 15 2011

Prime Time Manufacturing recently built the 1000th Crusader Fifth Wheel at its production facility in Wakarusa, Ind. The milestone unit was sold and delivered to Southern RV Supercenter, a multi-store dealership headquartered in Bossier City, La., who is the largest volume Crusader dealer in North America.

Prime Time President Jeff Rank made the arrangements for the sale of the special 298 BHD Crusader.

“Southern RV was one of the very first Prime Time dealers when we started the company in 2009,” says Rank. “We are thankful for their continued commitment and support of Prime Time Manufacturing. It’s an honor to deliver Crusader number 1000 to Jim and his team in recognition of their outstanding sales success.”

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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