Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Ford and Thor Livin Lite Team to License Ford-Branded Recreational Products for All-New 2015 F-150

  • Recreational vehicle builder Thor Livin Lite and Ford have agreed to license Ford-branded recreational products for the all-new 2015 F-150 pickup, the smartest, toughest, most capable F-150 ever
  • Thor Livin Lite worked with Ford designers to adopt design cues from the aluminum-bodied F-150 into the aluminum campers
  • The 2015 F-150 is up to 700 pounds lighter than the 2014 truck, and Thor Livin Lite campers are typically 30 percent lighter than the competition – this weight-saving combination is designed to improve fuel efficiency for RV customers
Looking to spend some time exploring the countryside in the all-new 2015 F-150? Now it’s possible to sleep comfortably inside a Ford-branded camper, thanks to recreational vehicle builder Thor Livin Lite.
Thor Livin Lite and Ford have agreed to license Ford-branded recreational products for the all-new 2015 F-150 pickup – the smartest, toughest, most capable F-150 ever.
“I can’t tell you how excited we are to work with a company as prestigious as Ford and bring their iconic brand name back into the RV industry,” said Scott Tuttle, president of Thor Livin Lite. “Ford believes enough in our unique aluminum construction to allow us to carry the ‘Built Ford Tough’ label, which says a lot.”
Teaming with Ford designers
Beginning in 2013, Thor Livin Lite began working with Ford designers to adopt design cues from the aluminum-body F-150 into their aluminum campers.
The 2015 F-150 is up to 700 pounds lighter than the 2014 truck, and Thor Livin Lite campers are typically 30 percent lighter than the competition – this weight-saving combination of unique, aluminum body is designed to improve fuel efficiency for RV customers.
The debut Ford-branded camper model design will appear next month at the National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Kentucky. Thor Livin Lite plans to release other models in time for sale in 2015. The lineup of Ford-branded RVs will include tent campers, travel trailers, truck campers, toy haulers and fifth wheels for sale through Thor Livin Lite dealers.
In the 1970s, Ford had a dedicated RV division with a team of engineers and marketing professionals. Today, Thor Livin Lite licenses Ford trademarks and is fully responsible for designing, engineering and manufacturing Ford-branded recreational products with input from Ford Design.

Winnebago Introduces the Brave and Tribute

The Brave and Tribute are fun and exciting new retro-inspired motorhomes introduced in the 2015 model year.  Winnebago product manager John Millis highlights some of the exciting features of the new 2015 Winnebago Brave 31C in this YouTube video:


Winnebago is the leading Mercedes-Benz Sprinter manufacturer in the world.  Russ Garfin, Winnebago product manager, highlights the new Winnebago View/Navion 2015 product.  





All provide great information on our exciting new 2015 product line.  

For more information, please click here.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Lazydays RV Partners With ‘Daytona Turkey Run’

Seffner, Fla.-based Lazydays RV is the presenting partner of the 41st Annual Daytona Turkey Run this weekend.
According to a press release, the Daytona Turkey Run is the largest classic car show and swap meet in the United States. The event will take place in the infield of the Daytona International Speedway on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 27) and runs through Sunday. Nearly 140,000 people are expected to attend and view more than 6,000 classic cars.
“This is a tremendous partnership for us,” said Lazydays General Sales Manager Ron Fleming. “A lot of our customers are also classic car lovers, so this will be the perfect occasion for visitors to enjoy a huge selection of beautiful cars and the opportunity to see some of the top RV brands all in one place.”
Lazydays will set up an RV Show & Sale consisting of dozens of RVs at the Daytona Turkey Run.
“We are absolutely thrilled to partner with Lazydays this year,” said Barbara Kelly, general manager for Daytona Beach Car Shows. “Our guests love vehicles of all shapes and sizes. I’m sure they will really enjoy exploring all of the spectacular RVs displayed by Lazydays and get a taste of their unparalleled RV expertise.”
For more information visit www.turkeyrun.com or the Turkeyrun Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/turkeyrun.
Courtesy of RVBusiness.com.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Innovative New Models for RVIA 2014

With new brands, never before seen models and reinvented favorites, EverGreen is coming to play at the 2014 RVIA show in Louisville, Kentucky in December. Innovation and game-changing introductions set the EverGreen, Lifestyle and Skyline RV names apart. The hottest, most innovative new brands and models will be on display in booths 5201 and 1715.

New Brands
The new Imperial Class B Motorhome is a unique concept in traveling and overnight comfort built on the Mercedes Benz® Sprinter chassis. With the look and automotive luxury of an executive limousine and the comfort and amenities of a motorhome, the Imperial is a crossover class of its own. Imperial is powered by the V-6 Mercedes Benz 3.0-liter common-rail direct injection (CRD) turbo diesel engine. This power train provides powerful, smooth, clean and quiet performance with the added benefit of exceptional fuel economy—up to 24 MPG on the highway.

The Ascend Cloud series is a super lightweight travel trailer with all the standard features of larger coaches. True to its name, the Ascend Cloud features an aerodynamic, lightweight curved exterior that makes it easy to tow behind sedans, SUVs and mid-sized pick-ups. Ranging in length from 19 feet to 24 feet long and a width of less than 8 feet it provides customers more choices in a lightweight towable.

The Reactor toy hauler travel trailer is turning heads and giving outdoor motorsport enthusiasts more choices with more unique floorplans. Although lightweight, a 102-inch wide body design coupled with standard 101-inch barreled ceiling provides an open concept similar to a fifth wheel – but at an affordable travel trailer price.

Game-Changing Innovations

EverGreen’ Lifestyle Luxury RV Division has redesigned the entire Lifestyle lineup with a 101-inch wide body. Full-timers are looking for spacious interiors and more storage. Lifestyle has committed to filling this void in the market with an extra five inches of living space. All five of the wide body models will meet the growing demand for larger interiors with greater amounts of storage, larger kitchens, baths and wider hallways.

Taking innovation to new heights, the Element 30FLS or ‘Sky-gazer window’ features the industry’s first full-view front windshield. The latest installment of the Element lineup has been completely redesigned and features the second largest piece of curved automotive glass in the industry only surpassed by that in Class A motorhomes. Accentuating the slope of the curved roof is a panoramic, tinted windshield uniquely designed for enjoying the scenic views day or night.

The new 3905 Side Hauler from Lifestyle Luxury RV is the first “Side Hauler” luxury fifth wheel on the market. Choose from three distinct loading configurations: the Motorcycle Garage Option with a custom designed lift system that moves the bike from street level to a private garage inside the fifth wheel; Storage Room Option that provides plenty of space with an exterior loading bay; or the Kids Room Option that houses the little ones in their own space complete with full-sized, retractable bunk beds, storage—even a flat screen TV.

For more information: www.GoEverGreenRV.com or www.LifestyleLRV.com
EverGreen Recreational Vehicles, LLC 10758 County Road 2, Middlebury, IN 46540 Phone: 574-825-4298 or 574-825-5578 Fax: 574-825-4299


Innovative New Models for RVIA 2014

Look for the hottest, most innovative new brands and models during the 2015 consumer show season. Innovation and game-changing introductions set the EverGreen, Lifestyle and Skyline RV names apart. With new brands and never before seen innovative new models, EverGreen has come to play at the 2014 RVIA show in Louisville, Kentucky.

New Brands
The new Imperial Class B Motorhome is a unique concept in traveling and overnight comfort built on the Mercedes Benz® Sprinter chassis. With the look and automotive luxury of an executive limousine and the comfort and amenities of a motorhome, the Imperial is a crossover class of its own. Imperial is powered by the V-6 Mercedes Benz 3.0-liter common-rail direct injection (CRD) turbo diesel engine. This power train provides powerful, smooth, clean and quiet performance with the added benefit of exceptional fuel economy—up to 24 MPG on the highway.

The Ascend Cloud series is a super lightweight travel trailer with all the standard features of larger coaches. True to its name, the Ascend Cloud features an aerodynamic, lightweight curved exterior that makes it easy to tow behind sedans, SUVs and mid-sized pick-ups. Ranging in length from 19 feet to 24 feet long and a width of less than 8 feet it provides customers more choices in a lightweight towable.

The Reactor toy hauler travel trailer is turning heads and giving outdoor motorsport enthusiasts more choices with more unique floorplans. Although lightweight, a 102-inch wide body design coupled with standard 101-inch barreled ceiling provides an open concept similar to a fifth wheel – but at an affordable travel trailer price.

Reinvented Favorites

EverGreen’ Lifestyle Luxury RV Division has redesigned the entire Lifestyle lineup with a 101-inch wide body. Full-timers are looking for spacious interiors and more storage. Lifestyle has committed to filling this void in the market with an extra five inches of living space. All five of the wide body models will meet the growing demand for larger interiors with greater amounts of storage, larger kitchens, baths and wider hallways.

Taking innovation to new heights, the Element 30FLS or ‘Sky-gazer window’ features the industry’s first full-view front windshield. The latest installment of the Element lineup has been completely redesigned and features the second largest piece of curved automotive glass in the industry only surpassed by that in Class A motorhomes. Accentuating the slope of the curved roof is a panoramic, tinted windshield uniquely designed for enjoying the scenic views day or night.

The new 3905 Side Hauler from Lifestyle Luxury RV is the first “Side Hauler” luxury fifth wheel on the market. Choose from three distinct loading configurations: the Motorcycle Garage Option with a custom designed lift system that moves the bike from street level to a private garage inside the fifth wheel; Storage Room Option that provides plenty of space with an exterior loading bay; or the Kids Room Option that houses the little ones in their own space complete with full-sized, retractable bunk beds, storage—even a flat screen TV.

For more information: www.GoEverGreenRV.com or www.LifestyleLRV.com
EverGreen Recreational Vehicles, LLC 10758 County Road 2, Middlebury, IN 46540 Phone: 574-825-4298 or 574-825-5578 Fax: 574-825-4299


Versatile Alfa Gold 3905SH “Side Hauler” is a Game-Changer from Lifestyle Luxury RV

Lifestyle Luxury RV, an EverGreen company has developed the first “Side Hauler” luxury fifth wheel with the introduction of the new Alfa Gold 3905SH for 2015. The versatile new luxury fifth wheel has three options to choose from utilizing a large four by nine foot, 36 square-foot, slide room.

The new 3905 Side Hauler comes in three distinct loading configurations. Choose the Motorcycle Garage Option with a custom designed lift system that moves the bike from street level to a private garage inside the fifth wheel. There’s a Storage Room Option that provides plenty of space with an exterior loading bay for everything from kayaks to bicycles for the entire family. Or choose the Kids Room Option that houses the little ones in their own space complete with full-sized, retractable bunk beds, storage—even a flat screen TV.     

Choose the Motorcycle Garage Option on the Alfa Gold 3905SH. Built tough to handle one full-sized motorcycle, this unique lift system is the perfect solution for those who want the convenience of a toy hauler without compromising luxury living space. The exclusive lift system is 8-foot long and about 2-feet wide and is built with 3/8 inch steel powder-coated for durability. The heavy-duty winch uses aircraft-grade cable. A remote control with cord allows easy loading and unloading of your bike with one person. Simply open the access door, lower the lift system, strap the bike on the lift ramp, and raise it gently into the side hauler slide room. When you are ready to depart, power the Side Hauler slide room into the coach and head down the road. Your motorcycle is kept isolated, with room for tools in its own private LED lit garage, until the next destination. 

The Storage Room Option for active families. The storage room option provides 36 square feet of unencumbered storage. That’s room for six kayaks, a fleet of bicycles, or simply space for your antiques and collectables. An access door provides easy loading from the outside. Now you can take it all with you in the Alfa Gold Side Hauler. 

The Kids Room Option—The perfect private space for the children features two retractable, full-sized HappiJac bunks that store up and out of the way to create a 36 square foot playroom. The Kids Room can sleep four little ones comfortably. Corner wardrobes with drawers provide storage for kids clothing and toys. There’s a flat screen TV for entertainment and gaming on the wall inside the Kids Room. A privacy door separates the slide room from the main living room from active children playing.  
  
For more information: www.LifestyleLRV.com

Lifestyle Luxury RV 51700 Lovejoy Dr. County Road 2, Middlebury, IN 46540 Phone: 574-825-5578 Fax: 574-825-5508

Monday, November 10, 2014

Winnebago Motorhomes Receive Motorhome Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards


FOREST CITY, IOWA, November 10, 2014 – Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO), a leading United States recreation vehicle manufacturer, received notification from MotorHome Magazine that Winnebago received Readers’ Choice Awards in all three motorhome classes.  Winnebago is the top selling brand in North America.

According to MotorHome Magazine, Winnebago’s Class C motorhomes were named as this year’s Gold winner, while the Class A, received Silver status and the Class B received Bronze status in their third annual Readers’ Choice Awards.  The Readers’ Choice Awards included many of North America’s most popular motorhomes, campgrounds, RV products and services. Winnebago Industries’ was the only recipient to receive this award in the Class C Gold category.

MotorHome readers were invited to choose from more than 100 brands and cast votes online at www.motorhome.com for their favorites in 27 categories.

“We are honored to be named by the readers of MotorHome magazine as the one of the top products in the industry in every motorhome category,” said Winnebago Vice President of Sales and Product Management Scott Degnan.  “This is particularly significant as MotorHome Magazine is the leading retail consumer motorhome magazine in the industry and we were privileged to receive awards every year of the Readers Choice Awards existence.  We have an amazing lineup of motorhome models with new and exciting products being introduced each and every year.  Our quality and innovation make us stand apart from the competition and we will continue to strive for excellence in meeting and exceeding consumer expectation in both our products and services.”

About Winnebago
Winnebago, The Most Recognized Name In Motorhomes®, is a leading U.S. manufacturer of recreation vehicles, which are used primarily in leisure travel and outdoor recreation activities. The Company and its subsidiary build quality motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth wheel products and transit buses. Winnebago Industries has received the Quality Circle Award from the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association every year since the award's inception in 1996. The Company's common stock is listed on the New York and Chicago Stock Exchanges and traded under the symbol WGO. Options for the Company's common stock are traded on the Chicago Board Options Exchange. For access to Winnebago Industries' investor relations material or to add your name to an automatic email list for Company news releases, visit, http://www.wgo.net/investor.html.


Friday, November 07, 2014

RV Firms Work to Aid World’s Starving Children

Employees from an array of RV manufacturers, including Forest River Inc., Newmar Corp. and Livin’ Lite along with suppliers such as Patrick Industries Inc., Quality Drive Away Inc. and Ascot Enterprises Inc. have been working in shifts this week with thousands of area volunteers — approximately 7,500 total — in the gymnasium of Nappanee Missionary Church to package 2.3 million meals for needy youngsters throughout the world. A total of about 180 employees from Newmar and 450 from several Forest River divisions were among the biggest participants, working in shifts of up to 400 in packaging the dry meals which consist of dehydrated vegetables, soy nuggets, vitamins and rice that can be heated up before serving. 

The meals, six to a plastic bag, are then distributed all over the world through a non-profit Christian organization based in Minneapolis called Feed My Starving Children. “These meals are being put together to help starving children around the world,” said NMC Senior Pastor Dave Enbrecht, adding that a number of companies have also stepped up with related financial donations. “They use embedded partners in other organizations to distribute these meals overseas – whether it’s Thailand, Guatemala, Haiti and a number of other different countries.” 

To view a slideshow, scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.

Courtesy of RVBusiness.com.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Winnebago Industries to Display New 2015 Products at California RV Show - Pomona

FOREST CITY, IA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/10/14 -- Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO), a leading United States (U.S.) recreation vehicle manufacturer, has a host of new 2015 products on display at the RVIA's Annual California RV Show taking place October 10-19, 2014 at the Fairplex in Pomona. 

A full complement of products will be on display, including the debut of the new Grand Tour 42HL. Featuring the show-stopping "Sunray" premium exterior full-body paint package and the interior "Passages" fabric collection with "Glazed Honey" cabinetry, the Grand Tour is the final stop for luxurious living. It features the 450-hp Cummins turbo-charged diesel engine on Winnebago Industries exclusive Maxum tag axle chassis with lowered rail construction for unequaled ride, performance and storage capacity. Inside the Grand Tour, enjoy luxury six-way adjustable Villa cab seats in Ultraleather with power footrests on both driver and passenger seats with heat, massage and power lumber support. They also feature Winnebago's exclusive Ergo design that positions the seats to maximize comfort and allow them to easily swivel to become fully functional luxury seating elements within the living space when parked. Additional upscale luxurious amenities that add to the Grand Tour experience include polished porcelain tiles, a large skylight with powered shade, Villa furniture, keyless entry and six full-body paint packages. Multiplex switch panels located throughout the all-electric coach allow you to easily control coach functions, including exterior and interior lights, hydraulic jacks, MCD power shades, slideout rooms, and more, while the Carefree Paramount awnings extend from the top of the RV to three easy positions: slideout, slideout and window, and full patio extension. 

Also on display is a "Flame Red" Travato that is available with optional bike rack, luggage rack and ladder and kayak racks that appeal to active outdoor enthusiasts. Built on the Ram ProMaster chassis, the fuel efficient Travato Class B has a flexible floorplan, complete with a spacious murphy bed that lifts out of the way to maximize floor space so you can easily bring along your favorite toys, an available full width screen for the sliding door lets in cool breezes and keeps out bugs and a host of additional features that make it a true traveling experience. 

The new retro-styled 2015 Brave and Tribute are also on hand. The Brave and Tribute bring back the legendary "eyebrow" design with a fresh new modern look. Beyond appearance, the new Brave and Tribute are loaded with today's best features and are offered in three versatile floorplans fit for weekend getaways or extended trips. Available in both the Brave and Tribute lines, the new 31C features a full-wall slideout on the driver's side of the vehicle, while there's a dinette slideout on the passenger side, making an incredibly large living area inside. With an available StudioLoft bed over the cab area, sofa/bed, and a rear queen or optional king bed, there is sleeping available for up to six inside. The Brave and Tribute 31C also have plentiful storage, including a large wardrobe across the bedroom wall. A split bath with privacy doors on either side also provides a flexible living space.

Another great new Class B floorplan is the Era 170C. Built on the fuel efficient Mercedes-Benz chassis, the Era 170C features a slideout and hydronic heating system. The 170C also features a unique storage system in the rear of the unit that incorporates secondary access to the shower stall, providing easy to use storage space for oversized items such as golf clubs.

A full complement of Winnebago Towables are also on display, including the Micro Minnie, colorful Minnie and Ultralite trailers, as well as the Voyage, Latitude, and Destination fifth wheels. 


About Winnebago Industries
Winnebago Industries, Inc., headquartered in Forest City, Iowa, is a leading United States 
(U.S.) manufacturer of recreation vehicles (RVs), which are used primarily in leisure travel and outdoor recreation activities. The Company builds quality motor homes, travel trailers, fifth wheel products and transit buses.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Fleetwood, American Coach Prepare for Pomona

Fleetwood RV and American Coach, divisions of Decatur, Ind.-based Allied Recreation Group (ARG), are in the final phases of preparing for the 2014 California RV Show in Pomona, Oct. 10-19.
According to a press release, Giant RV, Mike Thompson’s RV Super Stores, and Holland RV will be on-site with more than 55 Fleetwood and American Coach units, including the all-new 2015 Fleetwood Flair,launched a few weeks ago at the Elkhart County RV Open House.
New products and features that dealers and owners will can preview include a newly redesigned Storm with new front and rear caps and interiors and a lighter wood choice. Consumers will also have a chance to see Fleetwood’s new Game Day Edition Storm at the front entrance of the campground.
“The Game Day Storm is the die-hard tailgater’s dream rig,” says Steven Hileman, director of marketing. “It is decked out with an entertainment area that includes an exterior kitchen, fridge and grill, 50-inch television, and Bluetooth sound-bar with subwoofer. It’s the complete tailgate package, and there’s dozens of exterior color options to show-off your team’s colors,” added Hileman.
American Coach will also be showing an all-new 2015 Revolution 39A. As a 39-foot, non-tag axle, quad-slide floorplan, the 39A also features a spacious dual-vanity single bath. “It’s a shorter version of our popular Revolution floorplans,” says Dave Denarola, director of sales for the Western region. “American Coach owners have been asking for it and we are now proud to offer it.”
Fleetwood RV has plans to feature two special guests throughout the show, Jason and Nikki Wynn from Gone with the Wynns. The couple plans to greet visitors at the front entrance of the event from their Excursion 33D and host special interest topics from the seminar tent on appealing topics to RVers. The couple will also hand out giveaways to visitors throughout the event.
“We are looking forward to an incredible show,” said Denarola. “We have some exciting promotions and incentives planned for Pomona visitors. Our new Butternut and Toffee wood colors have refreshed our entire lineup and I think the West Coast crowd will be very pleased with what they see. We are looking forward to the opportunity to introduce some all-new products and enhancements to the West Coast.”
Courtesy of RVBusiness.com.