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By: On: Tuesday January 22 2019

KZ Sportsmen SE Exterior

KZ recently debuted the all-new Sportsmen SE, expanding its most popular lineup to a new demographic. “SE is a well-appointed yet budget-friendly version of our popular Sportsmen LE,” said Brent Froman, general manager. “Almost everything comes standard, which makes it an excellent value. Sportsmen SE is the perfect entry level RV, offered in six great floorplans.”

Sportsmen SE has curb appeal to spare, with an aerodynamic front profile and tri-colored metal exterior. Standard features include power awning with LED light strip, outdoor speakers with LED lights, magnetic catches on baggage doors, spare tire with carrier, friction-hinge entry door, residential-grade linoleum and wider doorways throughout. Additional convenience features include backup camera prep, solar prep, and a battery disconnect switch. Unloaded vehicle weights (UVW) range from just 4,300 to 6,100 pounds, making Sportsmen SE ideal for the SUV or half-ton pickup market.

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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.

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By: On: Thursday July 16 2015

2016 KZ Sportsmen Classic 18RBT Exterior

K-Z has taken the covers off of its new 2016 Sportsman Classic 18RBT ultra-lightweight travel trailer.

“Its light weight and good looks are a natural for young families and seasoned veterans alike,” says Marlene Snyder, K-Z vice president of sales and marketing.

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By: On: Tuesday September 16 2014

2015 KZ Durango Gold

K-Z, Inc., an Indiana-based manufacturer of travel trailers and fifth wheels, introduced a new line of fifth wheels at the Fall Open House September 16th-18th.

“Durango Gold is the most competitively priced full profile fifth wheel in its market, built with industry leading unique features,” says Marlene Snyder, vice president of sales and marketing. “The Durango Gold fulltime luxury fifth wheel features painted aerodynamic front cap, high gloss ivory infused fiberglass, hydraulic slides, leveling system, large frameless windows and reflective insulation all backed by K-Z’s two year warranty.”

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By: On: Wednesday November 27 2013

Venture Sonic

Venture RV, a division of KZRV, has been seeing an increased demand in its products and has opened a new facility to keep up.

“We had an exceptional show with both the SportTrek lightweight travel trailer and the all new Sonic ultra-lightweight travel trailer,” says Dave Boggs, director of sales and marketing. “The dealers liked what we had to offer and responded with orders. The manufacturing facility recently started production of Venture RV’s newest addition, the Sonic Ultra-lightweight trailer. The opening of this facility will allow us to deliver the Sonic to our dealer base more efficiently and in a timely manner.”

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By: On: Thursday August 15 2013

KZ RV Spree Connect

KZRV has added the new Spree Connect lightweight travel trailer to its current product offering. The newest edition to the Spree product line, the Spree Connect, comes in eleven variations designed for easy towing.

The Spree Connect floorplans range from 22-35 feet in length and weigh 4,000-7,000 pounds. The Spree Connect starting MSRP is around $22,900 nicely appointed.

Standard features include self-adjusting brakes, pleated color night shades, 17-inch range with three burners, exhaust hood, microwave, tinted safety glass windows, full Champaign exterior, heated enclosed underbelly and DVD/CD/MP3 player.

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By: On: Thursday August 15 2013

SportTrek Toy Hauler

Venture RV is expanding into the toy hauler travel trailer market with it’s a new SportTrek toy hauler floorplan.

“With the success of the SportTrek lightweight travel trailers, I have several dealer partners requesting us to build a lightweight travel trailer toy hauler,” says Dave Boggs, director of marketing and sales. “We have taken one of the bestselling floorplans and engineered it even better.”

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By: On: Tuesday November 20 2012

KZRV Spree SandlewoodKZRV is adding the champagne full body exterior to its Spree lightweight travel trailer line. The KZRV Spree Sandlewood Edition will be unveiled at this year’s RVIA Show which takes place November 27-29.

“We are excited to offer full body color in the Spree line,” says Marlene Snyder, KZRV product manager. “We have seen great success with the Durango Sandlewood Edition and I’m sure the Spree full body infused champagne color will see the same success.”

KZRV will be introducing three new Spree floor plans at this year’s show, with one of them having three slides, an island kitchen, 48” shower and large bunkroom.

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By: On: Thursday September 13 2012

KZ StoneRidge with Black Cherry ExteriorKZ RV has redesigning its StoneRidge fifth wheel line with new features, interiors and exterior options.

The new StoneRidge fifth wheel stands out with a bold exterior that features one standard exterior graphic package, two partial paint exteriors choices and two full body paint options. Eight models range from 38 to 40 feet in length. Nicely appointed with an MSRP around $61,295, these all-aluminum framed units are equipped with many standard features that other RV manufacturers offer only as options. True six-sided aluminum frame, fireplace, premium bedding package, 40-46” LCD TV’s, ottoman, washer/dryer prep, 30” OTR microwave, 16” aluminum wheels, Corian counter tops, and slam latch luggage doors come standard in each model along with many other popular appointments.

New floor plans and other industry-first features put the StoneRidge ahead of the industry in creativity and customer appeal. StoneRidge fifth wheels have been innovatively re-engineered to create a more home-like appearance.

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By: On: Friday September 7 2012

KZRV Durango Sandlewood Fifth WheelFor the 2013 model year KZRV has added champagne full body exterior to its Durango fifth wheel product line. The new Durango Sandlewood Edition features infused champagne exterior and is available in both mid-profile Durango 1500 and full-profile Durango fifth wheels.

The Sandlewood Edition is trimmed out with black accents and will have the newly redesigned Durango aerodynamic front cap. The Durango Sandlewood models range from 27’11”-39’ in length, weighs 7,100-11,000 lbs. and is available in over 20 floorplans. Durango Sandlewood Edition compliments the Durango with full body champagne color at a value added price. According to KZRV, the nicely equipped Durango Sandlewood Edition MSRP starts around $37,900.

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