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.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Winnebago Forza

Built on Freightliner’s proven XCS chassis, the Forza is available in two dual-slideout floorplans: the 34T, which features Winnebago’s exclusive and versatile inLounge and inTable, a large bath, walkaround queen bed and more; and the bath-and-a-half 38R, which includes the innovative Flex Bed system with bunk beds.


Both models feature extensive storage inside and out, upscale amenities and gorgeous full-body paint finishes, so the exteriors look as good as the tastefully appointed interiors.

Click here to find out more!

Honey, I dropped the motorhome. Again.

On a cool morning not long ago, one of the first motorhomes built in the United States on the Ram ProMaster chassis fell to the earth. Upside-down.

It wasn’t an accident.  In fact, it was part of the gauntlet of tests Winnebago inflicts on its products, a gauntlet that also includes crash tests and pull tests (to measure the force required to rip a cab seat from its mounts).

Winnebago even has a custom-built “shaker machine” that can put on the equivalent of tens of thousands of miles of wear in a few weeks. The company also subjects components -- its own as well as those from suppliers -- to shake tests, heat tests, cold tests, salt baths, and more. Prototypes also go for “shakedown cruises” on the company’s purpose-built test track.

Why go to all the trouble? “It’s in our corporate DNA to do everything we can to provide a better, safer experience for our customers,” noted Chairman, CEO and President Randy Potts.  “And as far as we know, we’re the only motorhome company that tests our products in all of these ways.”


Learn more about Winnebago’s testing protocol here.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Millennium Luxury Coaches Featured on Travel Channel’s Upcoming “Extreme RVs” Season Premier

Sanford, FL, October 01, 2014— The popular Travel Channel series, “Extreme RVs” season premier opens with a pair of back to back episodes on Sunday, October 5th, 2014, at 9pm EST. The 10pm episode features a custom built 2015 Millennium Coach with 4 expanding slides, full of the latest technology and designer accents.

This premiere episode of “Extreme RVs,” entitled “Winnebago's First Ever Grand Tour, $2 Million Millennium Palace, Willie Nelson's Private Coach,” features coach owners Howard and Debbie Palmer at their getaway in the Florida Keys, and their aptly named “$2 Million Dollar Millennium Palace,” which was custom built to the Palmer’s exact specifications and features the kind of luxury and technical innovations that Millennium is known for. “When we walked aboard for the first time we were speechless, I actually got a little teary,” stated owner Debbie Palmer, “there’s nothing I would change; I love how it all came together.”

“As leaders in the luxury RV industry, Millennium Luxury Coaches was a natural fit in the lineup of extreme coaches”, Millennium co-owner Evelyn Figueroa said, “We are thrilled for this opportunity to showcase our innovative coaches that represent our team’s passion for technology and design. Millennium Luxury Coaches, which just celebrated its 15th anniversary, has roots in the luxury yacht industry and sites customer service and relationship building as keys to their success. The company has clients that rangefrom retired business owners to celebrities, and sells new custom built coaches that retail at more than $2 million dollars.

About Millennium Luxury Coaches
Millennium Luxury Coaches is one of the largest converters of custom Prevost chassis for private use. Founded in 2001 and privately owned, Millennium has 85 employees operating out of a 100,000 square foot sales and manufacturing facility in Central Florida. Known for their mission to “change the world one luxury motorcoach at a time,” Millennium leads the way in adopting thelatest innovative technology and advancements within the industry. In addition to new coach conversions, the company also offerspre-owned and consignment coaches, renovation and remodel services, onsite coach storage and operates a full service collision center and custom paint facility.

About the Travel Channel
Travel Channel is available in nearly 96 million US cable homes and Travel Channel HD™ simulcast is distributed to almost 37 million viewers and is carried on every major provider. Travel Channel is headquartered in Chevy Chase, MD, and maintains offices in NewYork and Atlanta. Scripps Networks Interactive, which also owns and operates HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country, is the manager and general partner.

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For more information, please call Marketing Coordinator Megan Kirkland at 407-328-0190 or e-mail at mkirkland@mlcy.com

Winnebago Grand Tour Featured on Travel Channel's "Extreme RVs" October 5

Tune into the Travel Channel on Sunday, October 5 to see the Winnebago Grand Tour featured on the show "Extreme RVs"!

Extreme RVs airs 10PM Eastern / 9PM Central / 8PM Mountain / 10PM Pacific

Check with your service provider for channel information!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

27th Annual Indianpolis Fall Boat & RV Show Set for September 26-28, 2014

Indianapolis, Ind. -- The 27th Annual IndianapolisFall Boat & RV Show will take place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 26-28, 2014, in the West Pavilion at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.
            
The show is widely known for offering outstanding deals on new, used, and end-of-season close outs on items such as motor homes, fifth-wheels, travel trailers, pop-up campers, bass boats, ski boats and pontoons.
            
Trade-ins are accepted and financing is available at the show; in addition, dealer incentives are in place for many items, both new, used, and end-of season.   At the 27th Annual Indianapolis Fall Boat & RV Show, no reasonable offer is refused.

27th Annual Indianapolis Fall Boat & RV Show  (September 26-28, 2014)
Friday, September 26                                   10 a.m.--8 p.m.
Saturday, September 27                               10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday, September 28                                 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Tickets:  $7 adults, $6 seniors (60+).  Ages 12 and under free.

$2 off coupons for adult and senior tickets available at all Central Indiana Marsh and Main Street Market stores.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Holiday Rambler Shows New Models in Hershey

Holiday Rambler is showing two new models at this week’s America’s Largest RV Show in Hershey, Pa., the recently released Class-A Gas Vacationer 36DBT and Class-A Diesel Ambassador 38DBT. The company reported in a press release that both new models feature an opposing living area slideout design to maximize space utilization.
“We’ve had a great response to the new Ambassador and Vacationer during the Dealer Days and we can’t wait to show them to customers,” said Mike Snell, president of Holiday Rambler. “Both of these floorplans are similar, but we’re offering them at gas and diesel price points where the market is strong and consumers are asking for more product variety.”
The 2015 Ambassador 38-foot Class A Diesel coach is equipped with three slideouts and features a bath-and-a-half floorplan. The opposing living area slideouts offer a generous family gathering area. The Ambassador maintains side-swing luggage doors and pass-through basement storage for increased cargo functionality. An optional drop-down overhead bed is available.
The Ambassador is manufactured in three classic exterior-color options and includes two choices for interior design and two wood color choices. The coach also features solid wood doors and slideout facia.
The 2015 Vacationer 36DBT is a 37-foot Class A gas motorhome, also offering three slideouts and a bath-and-a-half floor plan. The master bath includes a double-sink vanity. True to the Holiday Rambler brand, the Vacationer includes side-swing luggage doors and pass-through basement storage.
The Vacationer introduces an all-new four-tone, exterior color palette (Waterford II) to the Holiday Rambler collection and includes two interior color options and two wood color choices. The Holiday Rambler offers solid wood doors and slide out facia.
Holiday Rambler products and factory representatives will be available in Booth No. 526 at the Giant Center in Hershey  Complete show information can be found at PRVCA.org.
For more information about Holiday Rambler products, visit www.HolidayRambler.com.
Courtesy of RVBusiness.com.

Fleetwood, American Coach Add to Model Lines

Fleetwood RV and American Coach are showing new models and features to consumers at this week’s 2014 America’s Largest RV Show in Hershey, Pa.
“New for all Fleetwood models is our newest wood stain color, Butternut,” said John Draheim, president and CEO of Fleetwood RV and American Coach, in a press release. “We are fortunate for loyal customers that continue to provide us such positive feedback on our products. It is important to us that we continue to bring them more options and include their feedback in our newest designs. The Butternut wood color is just that.”
Among those new models is the recently debuted Fleetwood Discovery 37R, which received a positive review in MotorHome Magazine. The Discovery 37R is now available to consumers at Fleetwood dealerships.
“We received a very positive review in Motorhome Magazine on our 37R Discovery, and dealer response has also been very positive,” said Draheim. “This will be the first major show where consumers get a chance to see the 37R, and additionally where they get to see our new light Butternut wood option.”
Also on display is a special issue Fleetwood Storm, the 28MS Game-Day Edition. The Storm is optioned with special tailgate lifestyle features like a Weber grill, outdoor refrigerator, slideout bar, extra-length awning, exterior 50-inch LED HDTV and HD satellite system. “The Game-Day special edition takes all your dream tailgate features and puts them in a compact and affordable Class A, just in time for football season,” said Director of Marketing Steven Hileman.
Expanding the selection of Fleetwood Discovery Class A diesel options for customers, an all-new 37R is a quad-slide, single bath floor plan with a free-standing recliner/footrest, freestanding dinette, fireplace, and opposing sofa with air mattress. The coach also includes a stackable washer/dryer unit in the master bedroom. The 37R is the only Discovery floorplan to include an L-shaped pull-out counter extension which expands to increase linear counter footage in the kitchen area. The coach includes an 8.0kW Onan Quiet Diesel generator with slide.
American Coach will also reveal a new wood color at the show, Toffee. The new lighter wood option offers an additional premium hand-rubbed hardwood cabinetry option to consumers.  
“Our customers and dealers have been asking for another wood color option and we’re very pleased with the result. The new Toffee wood color turned out fantastic and we think consumers will agree,” states Lenny Razo, Director of Sales for the Eastern Region. “We are also showing our first single-bath, single rear-axle American Coach in many years.”
Referring to the new quad-slide American Revolution 39A shown for the very first time this week at the Hershey event, Razo added, “This new floorplan gives consumers a wider variety of floorplan configurations within the American Coach family without giving up the amenities they are so accustomed to.”
The American Revolution is the only coach in the lineup with a shorter, more space-conscious design, offering a single-bath that allows owners access from the living quarters and master bedroom and includes a double glass-bowl vanity with overhead cabinetry. With a quad-slide layout, the 39A provides a comfortable living area with L-shaped sofa transformer, which converts to a 95-inch-by-70-inch bed, and an Ekornes consul-plus chair. The all-new Revolution 39A is a perfect option for owners who want to experience the same quality luxury of an American Coach without the extra length.
Fleetwood RV products and factory representatives will be available in Booth No. 519 at the Giant Center in Hershey.  American Coach is located in Booth No. 521. For more information about Fleetwood RV products, visit www.FleetwoodRV.com.
Courtesy of RVBusiness.com.

Heartland Adds ‘Side Patio’ to Big Country Line

Heartland Recreational Vehicles continues to be a leader in innovative design, creating an integrated outdoor gathering area in its recently launched 3900FLP Big Country high-profile fifth-wheel with the addition of the company’s exclusive side patio onto its popular front living model.
With the adjoining patio situated just off the kitchen area, the 41-foot, five-slide 3900FLP features a wide sliding glass door that transitions guests and family to an area that adds over 70 square feet of living space complete with a flat-screen TV and exterior sound system. The side patio, first engineered for Heartland’s selection of toy haulers, represents an industry first in the luxury fifth-wheel segment. 
“The 3900FLP caters to the indoor/outdoor lifestyle of today’s RVers,” said General Manager Joel Eberlein, noting the coach is debuting this week at America’s Largest RV Show in Hershey, Pa., and will also be shown at the Elkhart County RV Open House. “With the side patio, people don’t have to step down to the ground to enjoy their campsite. It offers an ideal entertainment area, allowing people to become engaged inside and outside the coach, much like a residential home.”
Eberlein reported that the side patio, built with a spring assist allowing for raising and lowering by one person, boasts a 1,500-pound capacity and aluminum side rails that are quick to set up and take down. A robust latch system coupled with heavy-duty seals on the perimeter of the patio ensure stability when the RV is in travel mode.
“Just like Heartland’s toy haulers, the 3900FLP’s side patio has undergone extensive engineering and durability testing to ensure resilience to on-the-road conditions,” Eberlein said. For added stability and handling, the 3900FLP is equipped with 7,000-pound Dexter axles with E-Z lube hubs, Dexter E-Z Flex suspension and Lippert’s Correct Track Alignment, complemented by four shock absorbers and 2015 G-rated tires.
The fifth-wheel’s interior is set off by a homelike cooking area that includes a recessed stove and optional residential refrigerator. For accommodating guests who congregate in the kitchen, the 3900FLP offers a two-tier dinette featuring a bar-height countertop design. “There has never been a kitchen designed with this kind of storage and open space,” said Eberlein.
The open concept living area, accented by opposing sliderooms, also provides an inviting gathering area with two full-size pull-out sofas and theater seating for viewing the 55-inch LED TV. Other amenities include solid-stained hardwood throughout, updated LED lighting and wall d├ęcor.
“Space, function and smart design is what Big Country is all about,” said Heartland President Chris Hermon. “That attention to detail enables Heartland to build fifth-wheels that don’t sacrifice the key ‘nut and bolts’ that other full-time brands give up.” 
He added, “The number of people looking to full-time in their RV is growing, and Heartland continues to be the leader in this market segment.”
For more information on the 3900FLP and other Heartland products visit www.heartlandrvs.com.
Courtesy of RVBusiness.com.

Lifestyle Luxury RV Debuting ‘Side Hauler’ Fiver

Lifestyle Luxury RV, a division of EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC, announced that it has developed the first “Side Hauler” luxury fifth-wheel with the introduction of the new Alfa Gold 3905SH for 2015.
According to a press release, the versatile new luxury fifth-wheel has three options to choose from utilizing a large 4-by-9 foot slideroom offers 36 square feet of usable space.
The new 3905 Side Hauler comes in three distinct loading configurations:
• A motorcycle garage option offers capacity for one full-sized motorcycle with an exclusive lift system that is 8 feet long and around 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 a 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.
• A storage room option provides 36 square feet of unencumbered storage. There is plenty of space with an exterior loading bay that will accommodate six kayaks, a fleet of bicycles, or antiques and collectibles. An access door provides easy loading from the outside.
• The kids room option offers the perfect private space for the children with 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 children and features corner wardrobes with drawers or storing 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.
The 3905SH is designed for larger families or couples looking for more storage and entertainment versatility. The living room seats seven comfortably with a large sofa in the rear of the coach that converts to a queen-sized bed that sleeps two. Two recliner chairs next to a free-standing table that seat four more adults are in the large slide room opposite the versatile slide room.
The center island food prep area is complemented by an L-shaped galley with the stove and refrigerator in a slide on the outside wall and sink with overhead storage mid coach. A spacious pantry with etched glass doors complete the food prep triangle.
High-end standard features in the kitchen include Corian countertops, stainless steel appliances, a 12-cubic-foot double-door refrigerator, microwave, three-burner range and oven.
The midbath layout has access to guests off a separate door in the hallway up to the bedroom. The massive queen bed slideout has two nightstands and opens up the bedroom for easy access to drawers, the front wardrobe with adjacent storage shelves, and a walk-in closet that is prepped for an optional washer/dryer.
Courtesy of RVBusiness.com.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Triple E Recreational Vehicles Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Launch of Leisure Travel Van Anniversary Edition Unity Luxury Motorhome

Winkler, Manitoba, September 9, 2014 – Triple E RV, a leading Canadian Recreational Vehicle manufacturer, is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the launch of the redesigned Leisure Travel Van 25' Unity luxury touring coach. With a full exterior makeover, four di­erent floor plans and an available 50th anniversary interior package, the new Unity is the culmination of five decades of automotive innovation.

Sleeker than ever, the new European body design features integrated running boards, LED tail lights, clean aerodynamic lines and three available paint schemes: the new Euro Sport, White Suede and Silver. And, with fiberglass curved baggage doors with struts and an increased baggage area opening, packing and unpacking has never been easier.

This clean design aesthetic continues to the interior with an optional 50th Anniversary Package. Featuring espresso brown cabinets, gloss cream upper cabinets, white Corian© countertops and in-direct LED lighting, this new look brings luxury to the open road.  Built on a Mercedes Benz Sprinter 3500 dual rear wheel chassis, the Unity is powered by a fuel-e cient 3.0L V6 BlueTEC Turbo Diesel with 188HP and 325 ft-lb of torque. From steep mountain passes to tight city streets, the Unity has the power and agility to take drivers 
anywhere they need to go. With an estimated 16-19 MPG, the Unity packs plenty of punch without sacrificing fuel economy.

Unity pricing starts at $118,495 USD and full production anticipated in December 2014. RV’ers can get a sneak peak of the new Unity at the upcoming Hershey RV Show in Hershey, PA taking place September 10-14, and the California RV show in Pomona, CA from October 10-19.

For more information, please visit www.leisurevans.com/newunity


Leisure Travel Vans is a brand of Triple E Recreational Vehicles. For more information contact info@tripleerv.com or Triple E Recreational Vehicles, 301 Roblin Boulevard, Winkler, Manitoba, R6W 4C4, 1-877-992-9906.