Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Washington State Evergreen Show Opens April 11

The Washington State Evergreen RV Show, dating back to 1983, is slated to run April 11-13 at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds.
According to a press release, 10 area dealers will participate in the show, including Apache Camping Center, Blade RV Center, Clearview RV, Cruise America, Open Roads RV Center, Paul Evert’s RV Country, Poulsbo RV, Roy Robinson RV, Speedway RV Center and Valley RV Supercenter.
Organizers report that hundreds of new and used RVs will be exhibited along with an expansive booth line for RV accessories and destination resorts inside the new Event Center Building. As a special feature for this year’s event, a fully refurbished 1976 GMC Eleganza II from Seaview RV & Storage will also be on display.
Hours for the show are Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Ultra-light Camping a Joy with Fully Equipped Features of Ascend Travel Trailer from EverGreen Recreational Vehicles

Middlebury, Ind—One of the new ultra-light product lines expanded by EverGreenRecreational Vehicles for 2014 is the Ascend travel trailer. Now available in seven floor plans from 17-23 feet, the Ascend is a favorite among entry-level families as well as seasoned empty nesters. Those looking for a smaller travel trailer that is still packed with all of the amenities and features found on larger coaches will find it in the Ascend.
Just because a travel trailer is smaller, lighter and easier to tow doesn't mean it can’t be packed with all the key features for maximum comfort on remote camping trips. With the Ascend, campers aren’t required to buy a bigger tow vehicle. Smaller SUVs, crossovers, light trucks, minivans or even large sedans can pull the Ascend.

Engineered as an Ultra-light That Will Last
Entry level or small ultra-light coaches generally skimp on amenities and quality construction to lower the weight. Ascend from EverGreen is engineered to be lightweight without compromising key appliances and essential equipment. 

The first thing RV enthusiasts will notice about the Ascend is its unique shape. The distinctive curved front of the coach makes it aerodynamic, but also has weather-resistant qualities. Composed of a single piece of fiberglass material, the front seamlessly covers the entire roof of the travel trailer as well, allowing water to run right off rather than pooling and creating leaks.

This fiberglass roof, as well as the rest of the exterior walls of the coach, is vacuum laminated over the lightweight DuraLite™ Double Welded Aluminum Structure. Welded rather than screwed, with full framing around all door and window openings, this frame is built to be tough, flexible and durable. Another weight-saving feature is the Ascend's ComposiTek™ construction in the inner sidewalls. Composites are lighter than wood but four times stronger, and resist mold, mildew, and rot that can eventually destroy travel trailers made entirely of wood. The underside of the Ascend floor is also vacuum laminated with ComposiTek, creating an additional barrier from road grime and unwanted pests.

Lighted and finished exterior pass-through storage is also aluminum framed and easily accessible from inside through the aluminum framed bed base with gas struts for added convenience.

Roomy Inside, Yet Packed with Standard Amenities
Available in bunkhouse, rear lounge, and rear bath configurations the Ascend is more spacious inside than you might think and filled with residential-style. The cabinets are screwed and glued, not stapled, with raised panels in the upper storage areas. Not only stylish, the cabinets provide lots of room for stowing camping gear—a shortcoming in many smaller travel trailers. Drawers are fitted with smooth ball bearing drawer guides that won't warp or stick under the weight of a full drawer. 

There's plenty of light inside the Ascend due to integrated skylights in the living area and large, frameless bonded and tinted windows with pleated shades. Plenty of energy efficient LED lighting keeps the Ascend bright inside at night without depleting power sources. The floor is made of a comfortable padded vinyl that is warrantied against cold cracking.

Queen beds with innerspring mattresses make campers feel more like they're sleeping at home. The 19-foot trailers have an island queen bed. Another nice touch, not usually found in ultra-lights, is the double door refrigerator/freezer in the galley area with an optional microwave or three-in-one convection oven/microwave.

In the bath, the separate shower is a nice standard feature not found on many lightweight travel trailers this size. A stylish neo-angle glass shower door is available as an option. The skylight over the tub provides additional natural lighting in the bathroom.

Utilities and Step-up Features Never Overlooked in an EverGreen
Some RV companies cut costs and weight on utilities or other features in ultra-light lines, but not in EverGreen. Ascend's six-gallon gas/electric DSI water heater lets the owner choose the energy source. An Atwood on-demand tankless water heater is a great option not normally seen on travel trailers in the 17-23 foot long range. Dual 20-pound LP tanks with a cover and machine-crimped fittings help to supply plenty of propane for remote trips. For those who want to plug in, a marine-style detachable power cord with LED lights help to light the way.

If campers are looking for entertainment, there's a TV hookup with antenna, and the Ascend travel trailer is wired for a CD/ DVD player with interior speakers and the option of having an entertainment system that is compatible with USB powered music players like i-Pods and smart phones. The roof is wired for an air conditioner (optional 13,500 or 15,000 BTU) and a handy tank monitor system makes tracking all of these utilities a snap.

Other options include a large power awning that covers the entire campsite and lightweight automotive style aluminum rims. The slide rooms come out square and true on four-point gear-driven slides, not the cable-driven slides seen on many competitor models in this weight class. One additional unique feature is EverGreen's decision to place the water tank over the axles to reduce tongue weight and better balance the coach for smooth towing.

A Real Travel Trailer Backed With a Real Warranty
EverGreen backs up their craftsmanship with one of the best warranties in the business. The first year of camping is covered by a year of free roadside assistance, with a one-year limited and three-year structural warranty.
Savvy RV consumers are increasingly investing in “The EverGreen Difference” as the company continues to dramatically lead the towable RV segment in sales. Of the top 15 towable RV manufacturers, EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC, along with its Lifestyle Luxury RV fifth-wheel division, was the fastest growing company in the industry for both registered retail sales and total increase in market share for the year 2013.


To learn more about the entire family of EverGreen Recreational Vehicles, travel trailers and fifth-wheels, and find a dealer near you, visit www.GoEverGreenRV.com
Write: EverGreen Recreational Vehicles, LLC 10758 County Road 2,
Middlebury, IN 46540
Phone: 574-825-4298 Fax: 574-825-4299

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Livin’ Lite RV Resurrects Iconic Coleman Camper

Livin’ Lite Recreational Vehicles recently introduced an all-new line of Coleman “automotive” camping trailers designed to leverage the tenting community’s allegiance to the iconic brand while tapping into a growing demographic base wanting a popup that can be towed by the family vehicle.
“We are targeting the 44 million-plus people that go tent camping,” said Scott Tuttle, president of the Wakarusa, Ind.-based Thor Industries Inc. divison, citing current figures compiled by the America Outdoors Association. “The Coleman automotive tent camper allows them ‘to get off the ground’ when the family goes camping. It’s for those people that have no interest in buying a pickup truck or large SUV. They want an RV they can tow with smaller fuel-efficient cars, like a Prius or even a Smart Car.”
Tuttle emphasized that the Coleman name would spark instant brand awareness with the RV consumer, building a legion of loyal RVers through a longtime licensing agreement between Coleman and now defunct Fleetwood Enterprises Inc. The line was later resurrected by Pennsylvania-based FTCA Inc., which closed up shop in 2010.
“Thor’s Dutchmen division had a contract with Coleman to build travel trailers,” explained Tuttle. “We were able to work out an exclusive licensing agreement with Coleman to build ultra-light automotive camping trailers.”
The line includes four models offered in 6-foot, 8-foot and 10-foot lengths with most retailing for under $10,000. Built entirely of lightweight aluminum and composites, the Coleman camper is designed for longevity. Exteriors are available in a wide selection of colors, allowing the camper to be color-matched to a family’s car or minivan.
“The 8- and 10-footers can sleep six people,” Tuttle said. “The 6-footer can sleep four and be towed by a trike motorcycle.”
Tuttle reported that Livin’ Lite introduced the Coleman camper around 30 days ago. Currently, the series is sold exclusively in Camping World Inc. locations, which Tuttle said offers another tie-in to the camping community.
“First off, Coleman is the No. 1 brand in tent camping,” he said. “And Camping World stores are a favorite destination for campers, where they can buy all their gear and accessories. It’s a perfect fit.”
Tuttle noted that the Coleman line also represents an extension of the original business plan for Livin’ Lite, which entered the market 11 years ago with its ultra-light Quicksilver automotive camper.
“We proved there was an untapped audience out there with our Quicksilver line,” he said. “It’s a demographic that, quite frankly, was overlooked. The popup segment has been dwindling for a number of years because units kept getting bigger, heavier and more expensive.
“Builders got away from what was considered a bridge product – bringing campers into the RV industry. The Coleman camping trailer is a true entry-level product. There’s definitely a market, now we just have to build our dealer network.”

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts Plan Easter Themed Weekends

Some campgrounds are planning special Easter egg hunts for adults, while the Jellystone Park in Elmer, N.J. hopes to set a new world record with the largest Easter egg dying event in history

          
Who says Easter egg hunts are just for kids?
            
In addition to organizing traditional egg hunts for children, several Jellystone Park campgrounds across the country plan to celebrate Easter with special egg hunts for mom and dad. These include the Jellystone Parks in Austin, Minn. and Quarryville, Penn.
            
The Jellystone Park in North Hudson, N.Y. is taking the egg hunt concept a step further with its own special event for grownups an adult beverage hunt.
            
Most Jellystone Park Easter themed events, however, are designed for the whole family and include egg coloring and decorating activities; bunny sack races; egg toss competitions; as well as hay rides and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny. Several parks are also organizing multiple egg hunts, including evening flashlight Easter egg hunts.
            
The Jellystone Park in Elmer, N.J. is even planning to set a new world record for the largest egg dying event on Saturday, April 19.

Camping is all about family and friends and making memories, and what better memory than to set a world record, said Brian Newcomb, general manager of the Jellystone Park in Elmer. He said the park is coordinating the event under strict guidelines established by the Guinness Book of World Records.

The Elmer park is also working with a local pilot, who will fly over the campground on April 19 and drop hundreds of plastic eggs over an open field. Inside the eggs will be tickets for prizes, Newcomb said.

While most Easter themed events at Jellystone Parks are scheduled for Easter weekend, several campgrounds are scheduling their Easter-themed events several weeks before and after April 20.

For example, the Jellystone Park in Waller, Texas is having Easter themed events on the weekend of April 5 - 6. Meanwhile, in the state of Wisconsin, Jellystone Parks in Caledonia and Fort Atkinson, are scheduling Easter themed events on the weekend of May 16 - 18 while the Jellystone Park in Sturgeon Bay is planning its Easter themed events the weekend of June 6 - 8.

Some Jellystone Parks are scheduling multiple days or multiple weekends of Easter themed events. These include the Jellystone Parks in Cherokee and Marion, N.C. and Luray, Va., which are scheduling Easter events from April 14 - 20, and the Jellystone Park in Cosby, Tenn., which has four Easter themed weekends planned for April.

Following is a list of several Jellystone Parks across the country that are planning Easter themed activities along with the dates of those activities:


Alabama

Elberta, www.jellystoneALgulfcoast.com, April 18 -20


Delaware

Lincoln, www.delawarejellystone.com, April 18 - 20


Georgia

Bremen,
www.gajellystone.com, April 4 - 6, 11 - 13 and 18 - 20


Illinois

Millbrook, www.jellystonechicago.com, April 18 - 20


Indiana

— Fremont, www.jellystonesbest.com, April 18 - 20

Kansas

Lawrence, www.kansascityjellystone.com, April 18 - 19




Kentucky

Cave City, www.jellystonemammothcave.com, April 18 - 20


Michigan


Frankenmuth, www.frankenmuthjellystone.com, April 18 - 20

South Haven, www.southhavenjellystone.com, April 18 - 20


Minnesota

Austin, www.beavertrailsjellystone.com, April 18 - 20



Mississippi

— Pelahatchie, www.jellystonems.com, April 18 - 20


Missouri

Eureka, www.eurekajellystone.com, April 18 - 20


New York

North Hudson, www.adirondacksjellystone.com, May 2 - 4


North Carolina

Cherokee, www.jellystonecherokee.com, April 14 - 20

Marion, www.jellystonemarion.com, April 14 - 20

Tabor City, www.taborcityjellystone.com, April 18 - 20


Pennsylvania

Harrisville, www.pittsburghjellystone.com, April 18 - 20

— Mill Run, www.jellystonemillrun.com, April 18 - 20

Quarryville, www.jellystonepa.com, April 18 - 20



South Carolina

Swansea, www.columbiajellystone.com, April 18 - 20


Tennessee

Cosby, www.greatsmokyjellystone.com, Each weekend in April

Horn Lake MS (Memphis area), www.memphisjellystone.com, April 18 - 20


Texas

Burleson, www.northtexasjellystone.com, April 17 - 19

Canyon Lake, www.jellystonehillcountry.com, April 18 - 20

Fredericksburg, www.twcjellystone.com, April 18 - 20

Tyler, www.jellystoneatwhisperingpines.com, April 18 - 19

Waller, www.lonestarcamping.com, April 5 - 6


Virginia

Gloucester Point, www.jellystonegp.com, April 18 - 20

Luray, www.campluray.com, April 14 - 20

Natural Bridge, www.campnbr.com, April 18 - 20


Wisconsin

Caledonia, www.jellystone-caledonia.com, May 16 - 18

Fort Atkinson, www.jellystonefort.com, May 16 - 18


Sturgeon Bay, www.doorcountyjellystone.com, June 6 - 8



About Yogi Bears Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts

Launched in 1969, the Jellystone Park system is the second largest chain of campgrounds in the United States, boasting 81 campgrounds with more than 17,000 campsites and vacation rentals in 32 states and three Canadian provinces. Its Camp-Resorts are among the best campgrounds in the industry with a quality reputation for being fun, friendly, clean and service-oriented parks.  Additionally, each Jellystone Park is themed with Yogi Bear elements providing instant recognition and consumer appeal.  It is truly a place Where You Camp With Friends.”® Yogi Bears Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts are franchised through Leisure Systems, Inc. (LSI), a wholly owned subsidiary of The Park River Corporation, Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information, visit www.campjellystone.com

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

First Travato Completed in Winnebago's New Lake Mills Assembly Facility

FOREST CITY, Iowa, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE:WGO), a leading United States manufacturer of recreation vehicles, has completed the first Travato from the new Lake Mills Assembly Facility.

As announced in November 2013, Winnebago expanded manufacturing for the Company's Winnebago Touring Coach (Class B) motorhomes to a new Lake Mills Assembly Facility.  The Company celebrated the completion of the first Travato rolling off the line today. 

"Our employees have done a great job; they've worked hard to install new equipment, set up the production floor and train new staff," said Chairman, CEO and President Randy Potts.  "It's a real celebration to see the first Travato motorhome roll off the line and the timing for ramping up this production couldn't be better as we prepare for the busy spring and summer selling season." 

The TravatoTM is the newest Class B motorhome to join the Winnebago Touring Coach lineup.  At 20' long, the Travato is extremely agile, while still offering a full-feature RV experience that is perfect for the adventurous explorer.  Featuring the Ram ProMaster chassis, the Travato features a unique floorplan with a rear double bed that is designed to flip up, out of the way to allow for large items like bicycles to be stored inside, while making them easily accessible through the large double doors at the rear of the coach.  With swivel cab seats, LED ceiling lights, standard touch-screen navigation, a split dinette, and an abundance of features, the Travato delivers a whole lot of fun for less.  

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 under the Winnebago, Itasca, Winnebago Touring Coach, SunnyBrook and Metro brand names.  Winnebago Industries has received the Quality Circle Award from the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association every year since 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, March 21, 2014

Tour One of America's Most Iconic Brands - Winnebago

FOREST CITY, Iowa, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Annually more than 10,000 visitors come to Forest City, Iowa, to get the inside story of one of America's most iconic brands - Winnebago®. Come see for yourself why Winnebago is the best selling brand and most recognized name in RV'ing with a free factory tour.

Founded in 1958, "Winnebago" became a household word when the Company became the first recreation vehicle manufacturer to build motorhomes in an automotive-style assembly line system. Winnebago builds its Winnebago, Itasca®, and Winnebago Touring CoachTM motorhome brands in one of the most technologically advanced RV manufacturing facilities in existence today.

"If you haven't been on our tour - you are missing out," said Winnebago Chairman, CEO and President Randy Potts. "The tour not only shows you how our motorhomes are built from start to finish, but also the technology and innovative designs that set our motorhomes apart from the rest."

The tour starts at the Winnebago Visitors' Center with a 20-minute video that offers a preview of the manufacturing process. After the video, the tour bus, manufactured by Winnebago Industries, departs for a drive-through tour of the grounds. Tour goers are also able to do walk-in tours of three buildings: the Chassis Weld facility, where the raw chassis is prepared to become a home on wheels with the front cab and basement storage added; the Stitchcraft facility that builds quality chairs, window valances, sofas and other innovative furniture pieces that are only found in our motorhomes; and our main production area named Big Bertha.

Equivalent in size to eight football fields, Big Bertha features three production lines. Visitors will see the magnitude of this building thanks to mezzanines that provide a bird's eye view.

Before or after the tour, visitors can also visit the Winnebago Museum which is located in the upper level of the Visitors' Center. The museum chronicles the Company's 56-year history, as well as the design and construction of the Company's motorhomes.

During the spring and summer months, the Visitors' Center also features some of the latest models of the Company's Winnebago, Itasca, and Winnebago Touring Coach motorhomes, as well as Winnebago Towables, right off the assembly lines. Visitors can also see one of the first motorhomes built by Winnebago Industries, the classic 1967 Winnebago D22, as well as a 1959 trailer. The Visitors' Center is also home to WIT Club, the company's product owners club and Winnebago Outdoor Store, which offers a variety of Winnebago branded apparel, gifts, and wearables.

Tours of Winnebago are free, and all ages are welcome. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The Visitors' Center is accessible to those with disabilities; however the factory tour does include three staircases.

Tours, which last approximately two hours, are offered twice daily at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday from April through October, and at 1 p.m. in November. If your group is larger than six, reservations are recommended.

For more information, please call 641/585-6936, visit: http://www.winnebagoind.com/company/visit-us/ or email info@winnebagoind.com .

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Winnebago announces launch of an innovative RV lifestyle website

FOREST CITY, Iowa, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Winnebago Industries (WGO) announced the launch of the RV industry's first lifestyle website.  The site, www.winnebagolife.com, nicknamed goLife, brings a fresh perspective to the RV industry.

The goLife website will have continuing features that include stories on owners' lifestyles, in-depth articles featuring the company's latest vehicles, a product showcase for apps and travel accessories, stories and pictures from owners, and a look ahead to new trends in the industry.

"For years, Winnebago has been an innovator in recreational vehicle product design," said Kelli Harms, Winnebago's Marketing and Sales Promotion Manager. "With our new goLife website we plan to continue that innovation by bringing unique stories and fresh ideas that readers won't find in today's RV publications and websites.  Traditionally, manufacturers' websites are all about specifications and features, but that's only half the story.  We think that taking our readers behind the scenes with owner stories, in-depth interviews with Winnebago executives and designers, fun travel destinations, and unique product highlights will complete the other half of the Winnebago story."
Chad Reece, Director of Marketing explains, "Historically, the RV industry is slow to change.  Many of the traditional ways our customers used to learn about our products are now less important.  Today, by the time customers walk into a dealer, they already know a lot through on-line research.  Our goLife website, along with other social media tools, will be invaluable in helping our customers learn about our products and, of equal importance, share the fun and excitement that our Winnebago owners experience."

"And to best communicate the Winnebago and RV lifestyle, we've done something pretty innovative," Harms continues, "we've reached out to one of our Winnebago owners to be our editor/blogger-in-chief.  Last year Don and Terry Cohen traveled 25,000 miles in their new Itasca Navion.  Don created a personal website to share their adventures and insights with their friends.  Don's been a successful entrepreneur for four decades and has written, photographed and produced award-winning videos for years. As the goLife editor, he brings a true - 'been there, doing that' approach."
"It's a dream assignment," says Cohen. "A year before we bought our Navion, I was all over the Internet learning about RVs.  While I viewed hundreds of sites and videos, I didn't see many that were very well written or produced.  I'm super excited that the new goLife website is going to add some long overdue sophistication to the RV industry. We know full well that there are a lot of misperceptions about RVing and I think our goLife site is going to be a fresh voice in getting people to think differently about RVing as a fun travel option."

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 under the Winnebago, Itasca, Winnebago Touring Coach, SunnyBrook and Metro brand names.  Winnebago Industries has received the Quality Circle Award from the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association every year since 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.winnebagoind.com/investor.html.

For more information, contact:
Sheila Davis

2013 Year-end Statistics Show EverGreen Recreational Vehicles, LLC the Fastest Growing Company Among the Top 15 Towable RV Manufacturers

Middlebury, Ind. - EverGreenRecreational Vehicles and its LifestyleLuxury RV division announced today that the year-end numbers from the independent StatisticalSurveys, Inc. of Grand Rapids, Michigan show that EverGreen is the fastest growing company of the top 15 manufacturers in the towable RV segment for 2013. The company showed the highest growth statistics for both unit growth, at 85.5 percent and market share growth at 60.4 percent, among the top 15 towable RV manufacturers. The momentum for EverGreen was significant as the firm’s top position in the towable segment moved from 74.7 percent of unit growth with market share growth of 52.2 in September to the current numbers—an increase of over 10 percent in the fourth quarter alone. 

“We’ve shown significant momentum throughout 2013 and it continues in 2014,” stated EverGreen President and COO Mark Boessler. “We attribute our leading position to attracting and partnering with the best dealers in the business. Our entire manufacturing and sales team must also be commended, as we now have 10 unique brands to choose from. Our dealers are profiting from both our innovative designs and the variety of price points we are hitting.”

Boessler also noted that EverGreen’s policy of providing its dealers with true protected trade territories and rejecting the industry norm of selling similar brands in the same marketplace is also key to dealer success. 

“We understand that our dealers have a dramatically higher rate of success and capture far more market share in their territories, without having to deal with cloned products being sold right across town,” Boessler added. “We encourage dealers interested in our way of doing business, or those who are looking to replace a current line, to give us a call.” 


To learn more about the entire family of EverGreen Recreational Vehicles, and Lifestyle Luxury RV, visit www.goevergreenrv.com or www.lifestylelrv.com
Contact your EverGreen or Lifestyle Luxury RV representative today.

EverGreen: 574-825-4298
Lifestyle: 574-825-5578


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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

EverGreen’s Ever-Lite Travel Trailer Still the Only Composite Constructed RV

EverGreen Recreational Vehicles, LLC has manufactured the Ever-Lite with ComposiTekÔ construction continuously since 2008. It remains the only composite travel trailer on the market today, providing consumers with the distinct advantage of owning an RV that is extremely resistant to moisture, rot, and other elements that bring an end to most RVs. The Ever-Lite is up to 1,200 pounds lighter than comparable travel trailers without composites. There are eight versatile and incredibly functional Ever-Lite floor plans to choose from.

About Ever-Lite – Built to Last with Composite Construction

The Ever-Lite travel trailer is up to 20 percent lighter compared to other travel trailers due to the use of composites. ComposiTek™ construction walls, roof, floor and a composite exterior wall that is finished with a fiberglass gel-coat – in a new cream color this year – make the Ever-Lite built to last!

The attention to detail continues in the interior in all eight of the functional Ever-Lite floorplans, which are designed with quality in mind. Corian© countertops, crowned ceiling moldings and over stuffed furniture add to the quality of the Ever-Lite while all cabinetry is glued and screwed, never stapled, and raised panel cabinet doors make the Ever-Lite a residential space. A double-door refrigerator-freezer and residential sink contribute to the function of the Ever-Lite brand. Deep slide floor plans are also available, a full 42 inches average—six inches more than the competition. Large, frameless, tinted automotive-style windows and skylights add natural light, while bright LEDs light the interior. Overhead, under the bed, in the kitchen pantry, and in the lighted pass-through storage area provide owners with ample storage for the additional 1,000 pounds of gear you can take with you. Options include a 15,000-BTU A/C, a second 13,500-BTU A/C for the bedroom, a 32-inch TV upgrade is available, and a 74-inch Hide-A-Bed can be exchanged for the standard storage sofa.

The Ever-Lite remains EverGreen’s innovative, composite flagship brand. The up-front investment in composite materials, and the complexity of manufacturing with composites, are just two of the reasons the EverGreen Ever-Lite remains the only composite travel trailer on the market to this day. With its composite construction, the Ever-Lite provides consumers with a longer lasting investment than conventionally built RVs.

For more information: www.GoEverGreenRV.com

EverGreen Recreational Vehicles, LLC 10758 County Road 2, Middlebury, IN 46540 Phone: 574-825-4298 Fax: 574-825-4299

EverGreen’s Bay Hill – The Most Affordable Luxury Fifth-wheel

EverGreen Recreational Vehicles’ Bay Hillfifth-wheels continue to be produced at a ‘Best in Class’ value. The six unique floor plans are filled with innovative designs, yet still at a price for mid-range consumers.

About Bay Hill Fifth-wheels
The Bay Hill series of fifth-wheels are built with an all-aluminum wall structure and use EverGreen's vacuum laminated construction processes. Exterior construction features include a crowned, walk-on rubber roof, and fiberglass or cream gel-coated exterior with matching fiberglass painted front caps. Large, tinted, automotive style frameless window, power awning, and an exterior monster-sized storage space all standard on Bay Hill models.

The Bay Hill 340RK stands out with some of the most sought after features in a fifth-wheel. A massive gourmet rear kitchen complete with etched glass pantry, designer range hood, residential solid-wood with screwed and glued cabinetry, and designer glass inlays in the upper cabinets create a feel of luxury. Corian® countertops, a stainless steel sink with gooseneck faucet, and stainless appliances also add to the quality of the Bay Hill.

Consumers do not need to worry about having a residential-feeling space. With up to five slide-outs in some models, the Bay Hill never feels cramped. The 340RK feels truly residential featuring stairs with banister up to the private bedroom. Bedrooms come standard with an 80-inch bed with Denver Pillowtop mattress. Other amenities include bullet reading lights above the bed, a TV jack and LCD TV bracket, night stands with power outlets, and spa-inspired etched glass wardrobe doors. Bathrooms have large walk-in showers with a glass shower door, a skylight over the shower or tub, a convenient hand sprayer in the tub and powerful exhaust fan. 

All areas in the Bay Hill are well lit thanks to the LED lighting package.  Luxury comes standard with crowned ceiling molding, comfortable residential-style furniture, remote controlled fireplace with heater, and big screen LED TV.

For more information: www.GoEverGreenRV.com

EverGreen Recreational Vehicles, LLC 10758 County Road 2, Middlebury, IN 46540 Phone: 574-825-5578 Fax: 574-825-5508

EverGreen Recreational Vehicles, LLC the Fastest Growing Company Among the Top 14 Towable RV Manufacturers with 85.5 Percent of Unit Growth

EverGreen Recreational Vehicles and its Lifestyle Luxury RV division are the fastest growing among the top 14 fastest growing manufacturers in the towable segment for 2013. The year-end numbers from the independent Statistical Surveys, Inc. of Grand Rapids Michigan show that EverGreen had the highest growth statistics for both unit growth and market share growth which ranks them among the top 14 towable RV manufacturers. The momentum for EverGreen is significant as the firm’s top position in the towable segment moved from 74.7 percent of unit growth with market share growth of 52.2 in September to 85.5 percent of unit growth and 60.4 percent of market share growth —an increase of over 10 percent in the fourth quarter alone.

“We’ve shown significant momentum throughout 2013 and it continues in 2014,” stated EverGreen President and COO Mark Boessler. “We attribute our leading position to attracting and partnering with the best dealers in the business. Our entire manufacturing and sales team must also be commended, as we now have 10 unique brands to choose from. Our dealers are profiting from both our innovative designs and the variety of price points we are hitting.”

Boessler also noted that EverGreen’s policy of providing its dealers with true protected trade territories and rejecting the industry norm of selling similar brands in the same marketplace is also key to dealer success. 

“We understand that our dealers have a dramatically higher rate of success and capture far more market share in their territories, without having to deal with cloned products being sold right across town,” Boessler added. “We encourage dealers interested in our way of doing business, or those who are looking to replace a current line, to give us a call.” 
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EverGreen Recreational Vehicles, LLC 10758 County Road 2, Middlebury, IN 46540 Phone: 574-825-4298 Fax: 574-825-4299