CrossRoads Unveils New Sunset Trail ‘Ultra-Lite’

Topeka, Ind.-based towable builder CrossRoads RV announced the newest floorplan addition to its Sunset Trail product lineup, the Sunset Trail Ultra-Lite.
According to a press release, the Ultra Lite offers all of the style and functionality of the traditional Sunset Trail while minimizing weight and length. Ultra Lite’s introductory floorplan, the ST 198RB, weighs in at approximately 3,900 pounds and measures 22 feet overall.
The units come equipped with a full-size RV refrigerator, residential 60-inch-by-80-inch queen mattress, roof A/C and a power awning, and flush floor slideouts. The Ultra-Lite also maintains the consistent look among all the different Sunset Trail models, allowing buyers to keep the interior and exterior they prefer in any size unit.
Sunset Trail Ultra Lite trailers currently are being produced in three different floorplans with more planned. For more information visitwww.crossroadsrv.com.Sunset Trail’s product manager, Steve McGarvey, stated, “The addition of the Ultra-Lite line offers our dealers the opportunity to satisfy close to 60% of the towable buyers that will walk through their doors. With its eight-foot wide body and tandem axles, the Ultra-Lite is an opportunity for those with smaller tow vehicles to still enjoy all that RVing has to offer.”
This article originally appeared on RVBusiness.com.

Thor Motor Coach Releases Their Innovative 2016 RUV Class A Motorhomes



Elkhart, IN – Thor Motor Coach (TMC) has released 2016 Axis and Vegas Recreational Utility Vehicle (RUV) Class A motorhomes to the market. The Axis and Vegas have been the talk of the RV industry since their debut in 2014. These motorhomes continue to draw new people to the RV lifestyle, eliminating the shortcomings of a traditional SUV by providing a fully-functional living environment including a kitchen, living room, bathroom, and sleeping areas in a 25-foot package.
A new 25.3 floorplan layout compliments the overall line-up.  A large driver’s side slide room allows for a walk around queen bed and ample closet space.  The bathroom is fully featured with a large 32 x 32-inch shower.  A cozy living space in the front of the unit mixes in a great combination of seating, entertaining and food preparation spaces.

Comfort and convenience are the focus of these RUVs and it starts behind the wheel. Driving the RUV feels effortless with the wide-open views through the windshield and side windows of surrounding traffic. Integrated side view cameras ease your mind while changing lanes, and the back-up monitor provides a convenient safety feature while parking. Your passenger is quite comfortable as well with their very own workstation in the front dash that can hold a laptop and charge it as well with 110-volt and 12-volt outlets nearby.



Comfort continues throughout the coach with new interior decors offering a warm, residential environment. Leatherette furniture provides a spot to relax as well as sleeping options. The RUV is perfect for families or even a girls’ weekend getaway. The rear bedroom gives a sense of seclusion for those wanting some extra privacy.

The best features of the RUV are truly hidden treasures. Above the cockpit seating, a power drop-down overhead bunk can be lowered with the touch of a button and features the brand new Cotton Cloud™ mattress. In the kitchen, the flip-up countertop provides extra space while cooking and the pantry conveniently pulls out to help you find that last can of tomatoes for your spaghetti.
TMC made substantial upgrades to this year’s Axis and Vegas RUV brands. They added a Bluetooth® coach radio system that connects to your smart phone or tablet. TMC’s RUVs also went green with new LED ceiling lighting to emit more light and cut the amount of power used from the house battery. “We’re constantly working on new, refreshing features to enhance the lifestyle of owners,” said Troy Schultz, Central Region Sales Manager for the Class C & Class A Gas Division.
Whatever destination awaits you, there’s an RUV made to fit your style. For more information on RUVs and the entire TMC 2016 line-up, visit ThorMotorCoach.com.


About Thor Motor Coach
Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is the only “Made to Fit” motorhome brand in North America. TMC’s diverse product lineup includes many of the world’s most recognized Class A and Class C motorhomes. As the industry leader in innovative design, TMC builds a variety of unique styles, sizes and floor plans that feel custom-made – at a truly competitive price. For more information, visit ThorMotorCoach.com or call 800-860-5658.

Roadtrek Motorhomes Debuts Six-Year Warranty

  Kitchener, Ontario-based Roadtrek Motorhomes Inc. has launched an all-new six-year bumper-to-bumper warranty for its line of Class B motorhomes.
“Roadtrek has always prided itself on quality, our customer expect it and we will continue to provide it on every model and product we offer,” stated Jim Hammill, president and CEO of Roadtrek. “Our new warranty is a testament to the quality of our products and our commitment to our customers. We want Roadtrek owners to travel with peace of mind, knowing we are behind them every mile of the road.”
Roadtrek’s six year warranty covers the manufacture of the motorhome (excluding the chassis), appliances, electronics, plumbing and EcoTrek batteries.
The new warranty coverage went into effect at the beginning of August and is being applied to new vehicles sold by Roadtrek dealers as of Aug. 1.
 For full details visit their website at www.roadtrek.com.
This article originally appeared on RVBusiness.com.

2015 America's Largest RV Show



Are you headed to the 2015 America's Largest RV Show in Hershey, Pennsylvania? 

Check out RV Trader's booth (#342) for a chance one of our awesome prizes!

Make sure to check out all of these awesome RV manufacturers at the show too!


Manufacturer
BOOTH #
Website
Augusta RV
529
Coach House
539
Evergreen RV/
Lifestyle Luxury
506
Fleetwood RV
526
Heartland
513, 523
Holiday Rambler
531
Jayco/Starcraft/
Entegra Coach/
Highland Ridge RV
501, 609-610, 613-4
Leisure Travel Vans
545
Monaco
531
Newmar
542
Nexus RV
540
Pleasure-Way
546
Roadtrek
543
Skyline RV
535
Thor Motor Coach
517
Winnebago Industries
516

Diesel vs Gas: Which one Should You Choose for your RV?



The urge to reconnect with the outdoors and the open road usually returns with spring and RV shows. Maybe you would like to sell your "old clunker" and replace it with a newer, more polished model. Or perhaps, on the eve of an upcoming retirement, you imagine yourself driving into the sunset at the wheel of your very first RV. When it comes to choosing an RV, it is important to make an informed decision before you buy, and the same age old question has fueled the debate with regard to the type of RV engine: gas or diesel? The answer is not simple as it often depends on many factors such as your travel frequency, maintenance, fuel economy, financial means and floor space needs.

Pros of owning a Gas RV

             If you're looking to travel only once in a while, then a smaller gas engine RV (35 feet or smaller) could make more sense.
             Since service and fuel stations are common, gas is much more accessible and affordable than diesel. 
             Gas engines are also more resistant to cold weather than diesel engines.
             They have higher RPMs (about 6000 RPMs), allowing for a smoother, quieter ride with faster acceleration.

Cons of owning a Gas RV

             Gasoline has a strong odor and a short shelf life due to evaporation.
             Gas engines have weaker towing power compared to diesel equivalents.

Pros of owning a Diesel RV

             RVs with diesel engines are an excellent choice if you are looking to travel frequently and for longer periods of time.
             They tend to offer more efficient fuel consumption, meaning less frequent refills at the gas pump.
             Diesel engines usually have better torque. This means improved towing capability, an important factor if floor space is a priority.
             If well maintained, diesel engines have a longer life than gasoline ones and can still perform reliably after extensive mileage. This means diesel RVs often retain a higher resell value after a few years.

Cons of owning a Diesel RV

             At a range of $2.00 to $3.50 per gallon, diesel fuel often costs more at the pump. However, this is off-set by their superior fuel economy.
             RVs with diesel engines have lower RPMs than those with gas engines meaning slower acceleration and lower top speeds.

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Triple E Recreational Vehicles releases the 2016 U24MB Unity Murphy Bed



Triple E Recreational Vehicles, celebrating its 50th year in business in 2015, is excited to release the 2016 U24MB Unity Murphy Bed featuring the patent pending Leisure Lounge Plus.



Manitoba, July 10, 2015 - Triple E RV, a leading Canadian Recreational Vehicle (RV) manufacturer, today announced the launch of a redesigned interior seating plan to the 2016 Leisure Travel Vans Unity U24MB. The all-new patent pending Leisure Lounge Plus, designed by Italian designer Angelo Natuzzi, combines functionality with true residential comfort and quality. Leisure Lounge Plus boasts dual oversized Ultraleather™ swivel chairs with power recliners for multiple seating configurations. Integrated head and footrests, and pop-up armrests allow additional customization, creating a
comfortable area for relaxing, lounging and dining. The Leisure Lounge Plus also features a 68” x 74” residential-size murphy bed, an innovative drop-down dining room table, integrated USB plugs, and an impressive 39” pop up LED TV with secondary drop-down glass viewing area. Vans has a strong focus on innovation, continually looking to bring an increased level of comfort and functionality to its products. “We are excited about the launch of this next generation Unity Murphy Bed. We spent a great deal of time refining the design for extreme comfort and ease of use,” said Ryan Elias, General Manager of Triple E RV. 2016 is the optional Matte Glamour interior d├ęcor package. The new interior package features Italian-designed,
Matte finish upper cabinet doors with soft
close technology. Its scratch resistant, anti-fingerprint and anti-bacterial surface combines clever design with functionality. The white Corian® countertops, indirect LED lighting and a choice of three solid-wood cabinet options, brings European style and modern luxury to the open road. 2016 Unity is available in three exterior colours—Euro Sport, White Suede and Silver. All Unity models are built on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 dual rear-wheel chassis powered by the fuel-efficient 3.0L V6 BlueTEC Turbo Diesel with 188 HP 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 want to go. With an estimated 16-19 MPG, the Unity packs plenty of punch without sacrificing fuel economy. Murphy Bed starts at $127,465 USD plus $2,600 for the Leisure Lounge Plus option. Delivery to dealers will commence in July. RVers can view and experience the redesigned Unity U24MB at the upcoming Hershey RV Show in Hershey, PA, taking place September 16-20, 2015, and at the California RV show in Pomona, CA, from
October 9-18.

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

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. 

50 Years On The Road; The Hardcover Story of Triple E RV


A limited number of copies of the history book are available for pre-order at an introductory price of $20 USD at
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Winkler, Manitoba, Aug 7th, 2015 - Triple E Recreational Vehicles—celebrating its 50th year in business in 2015—is excited to announce 50 Years on the Road, a hard-cover history photo book commemorating half of a century of manufacturing RVs.

Sparked from the idea of one man on a volunteer trip, Triple E RV has grown into one of the most innovative RV manufacturers in North America. 50 Years on the Road takes you on a visual journey through Triple E's 50 years of manufacturing some of the most innovative and high-quality RV's on the road. From the original 13-foot "Compact" travel trailer through to some of the most unique Class C's available, follow the journey from Triple E’s small-town roots to the company it has grown into.

The 148 page hard-cover history book contains photos and short-stories of the products and people that have made Triple E RV the great company that it has become today. Stories such as the 1972 fire, which spread through the factory destroying the entire operation. Product highlights include the first Class A motorhome designed and manufactured in Canada in 1967 and the revolutionary Unity Murphy Bed in 2009, with many more in between.

A limited number of copies of the history book are available for pre-order at an introductory price of $20 USD at http://shop.leisurevans.com/ and will be shipping late-September.

To find out more and to pre-order a copy of the book, please visit http://shop.leisurevans.com/
For more information contact info@tripleerv.com or Triple E Recreational Vehicles, 301 Roblin Boulevard,
Winkler, Manitoba, R6W 4C4, 1-877-992-9906. http://www.leisurevans.com



Entegra Coach Unveils New Interactive Website


Middlebury, Ind.-based Entegra Coach rolled out a redesigned, responsive website with a completely different look and feel than its previous website. According to a press release, the site features new interactive and user-friendly elements and is designed to automatically optimize across all user devices, including desktops, smartphones and tablets.
The revamped site, found at www.EntegraCoach.com, has a refreshed visual design and provides an optimal user experience fitting to the luxury position of the Entegra Coach brand. Using “responsive design,” Entegra Coach’s website automatically detects a user’s viewing device, screen size and device orientation. The site then seamlessly adjusts for optimal viewing, minimizing the amount of resizing, panning and scrolling needed to view information.
Knowing that nearly 50% of visitors to EntegraCoach.com use their mobile device, the company focused on improving its mobile shopping experience. The site is also packed with a host of interactive tools, including:
  • HMTL5 headers and animations.
  • A dynamic model overview page.
  • Photo galleries with sharing feature and enlarge option.
  • Large floorplans for easy viewing.
  • And easy-to-read standards and options.
Additionally, the site features a redesigned Owners’ Center area, a place for Entegra Coach owners to get detailed information about their coach, connect with other Entegra Coach owners, schedule a visit to Middlebury, and view owner specific event information, among other things.
“We wanted to update our website to fully reflect the luxury expected of the Entegra Coach brand, both in look and in features provided,” said Ashley Lehman, director of marketing for Entegra Coach, a division of Jayco Inc. “Additionally, we know our customers rely on our website for product information, and we know more of them are using mobile devices to access our site. We wanted to make sure our customers have the best possible experience regardless of the device they use.”
The site also features beautiful photography, robust product information and a “Build and Price” tool.

This article originally appeared on RVBusiness.com.