Thursday

Adam Gudger to Lead Thor Motor Coach Diesel Division



Elkhart, IN - Thor Motor Coach announced the promotion of veteran sales executive Adam Gudger to the position of National Sales Manager for the diesel division. Gudger brings with him eleven years of diesel motorhome sales experience.

A graduate of the University of Oregon, Adam and his family recently relocated to Northern Indiana in 2011 to be based out of the Thor Motor Coach sales headquarters in Elkhart, Indiana.

“I am elated to have the opportunity to work for the best company in the RV industry. Our intense focus developing the most innovative and value driven products is really paying off. There is no doubt our dealer partners are going to reap the benefits of these efforts in 2012 and beyond.”, explained Gudger.

“Adam’s energy, knowledge, relationships, and most importantly his passion makes him a natural fit to lead the Thor Motor Coach Diesel Sales Team.” stated Dana Simon, V.P. of Sales and Marketing for Thor Motor Coach.

The Thor Motor Coach Diesel line-up includes the Serrano, Astoria, Tuscany, and the all new Palazzo rear diesel motorhome.

Adam Gudger can be reached at 574-584-3646 or AGudger@TMCRV.com

For more information on Thor Motor Coach motorhomes, call (800)860-5658, visit http://ThorMotorCoach.com, or write Thor Motor Coach, Inc., PO Box 1486., Elkhart, Indiana, 46515.

Thor Motor Coach is a subsidiaries of Thor Industries, Inc. Jackson Center, OH (NYSE: THO), the world s largest manufacturer of recreational vehicles.
 

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Wednesday

RV Trader.com Powers “Real-Time” Inventory on Keystone RV Websites






November 30, 2011, Norfolk, VA – RV Trader.com, a division of Dominion Enterprises, announced today its partnership with KeystoneRV.com to launch real-time inventory search on Keystone’s consumer websites.  This new search tool will allow a dealer to upload inventory, product photos and prices only once, then sync the inventory to both KeystoneRV.com and RV Trader.com.  It will enable the consumer to quickly and easily locate the exact Keystone model they want, resulting in faster turn-around times for the online consumer and increased sales for the Keystone dealer.

According to the general manager of RV Trader.com, Tim Custer, “We are glad to be able to provide this integration to KeystoneRV.com, which provides additional benefits to our dealers and Keystone customers.”

 “Many of today’s RV shoppers prefer to utilize the web for research and product knowledge,” said Jim Mac, Keystone communications manager.  “This new tool makes it easy for the customer to do just that.  Not only is this new web enhancement a win for the consumer, but it requires no additional administrative effort on the part of our dealers.  By integrating the RV Trader.com system, we have eliminated duplicate data entry.  In today’s business climate, this is something our dealers feel is important,” commented Mac.

RV Trader.com developed this new web feature jointly with KeystoneRV.com, and it will be exclusive to Keystone and Keystone dealers through 2011. 

About Dominion Enterprises
Dominion Enterprises is a leading marketing services and publishing company serving the automotive, recreational and commercial vehicle, real estate, apartment rental, employment, parenting, travel, and daily deals industries. The company’s businesses provide a comprehensive suite of technology-based marketing solutions including Internet advertising, lead generation, CRM, website design and hosting, and data management services. The company has more than 60 market-leading websites reaching more than 20.9 million unique visitors monthly, and more than 280 magazines with a weekly circulation of 2.4 million. Headquartered in Norfolk, Va., the company has 3,300 employees in more than 186 offices in the United States, Canada, England and Italy. For more information, visit www.DominionEnterprises.com.

About Keystone RV Company
Keystone RV Company is the nation's largest producer of travel trailers and fifth wheels, with manufacturing facilities at its headquarters in Goshen, Indiana, and Pendleton, Oregon. Keystone is a subsidiary of Thor Industries, Jackson Center, Ohio, the world's largest manufacturer of recreation vehicles and a major builder of commercial buses. For additional company information, visit www.Keystonerv.com.



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Monday

The Hot-Selling A.C.E. gets a Big Brother…



Elkhart, IN (November 23, 2011) Running full-speed ahead and building on the success of the A.C.E., last year’s RV Business “Best of Show” recipient, Thor Motor Coach shows off the new Palazzo motorhome at the Louisville National Trade Show on Tuesday, November 29, 2011.

Palazzo, defined as “Palace or impressive private residence”, boldly summarizes the design of the new Thor Motor Coach Class A Diesel Motorhome.  The Palazzo intends to follow in the footsteps of its gas market predecessor the A.C.E., and revolutionize the diesel entry level motorhome arena.

The Palazzo’s foundation is a 26,000-lb GVWR Freightliner rear diesel chassis providing more than 5,000-lbs of cargo carrying capacity.  Although the exterior dimensions are less than most mainstream diesel products; the innovative exterior storage is clean, well-lit, and easy to access, all the while trumping the competitions volume by thirty-percent. The patio area is completely covered by the awning, and slide rooms do not take away from living area or storage access. The interior of the coach has eliminated the typical diesel cockpit wind noise, the living area is not fully traversed to get to the bath, and cabinet and wardrobe storage is immense with oodles of innovative nooks and crannies.

The story of the Palazzo cannot be fully appreciated until it is experienced.  There are no words to describe the feeling you get when you combine these new-age features that give the Palazzo an absolute edge in the diesel motorhome market. Common references include:

  • Diesel Competence…
  • Jumbo Storage…
  • Get it in the barn…
  • Riding on Air…
  • Straight Lined…
  • Low-profile…
  • Single-step Entry…
  • Proven Power…
  • Campsite Friendly…
  • Visibly Better…
  • Half-the-way Entry…
  • Space-ACE…
  • Beauflor™ residential engineering flooring…
  • Residential Style Kitchen…
  • Expansive Spaces…
  • WARNING: Adult Rated…Oversized Shower



“Outside of the box thinking, plus an understanding of what will make a dealer successful with today’s diesels, are the reasons we created the Palazzo.  The Palazzo is designed to blur the transition from a gas buyer to a diesel.  No longer will price or cost of entry distinguish what customers think they can or cannot afford in a diesel.” explained Dana Simon, VP of Sales and Marketing for Thor Motor Coach.

Bring your cameras; Thor Motor Coach is inviting all dealers and press to stop by their show space in the South Wing, Hall 1 to experience the Palazzo first hand during the 2011 RVIA National Trade Show in Louisville, KY.

Check back next week for the launch of the Palazzo Website, http://PalazzoRV.com

For more information on Thor Motor Coach motorhomes, call (800)860-5658, visit http://ThorMotorCoach.com, or write Thor Motor Coach, Inc., PO Box 1486., Elkhart, Indiana, 46515.

Thor Motor Coach is a subsidiaries of Thor Industries, Inc. Jackson Center, OH (NYSE: THO), the world’s largest manufacturer of recreational vehicles.
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Thor Motor Coach’s Ron Davidson to head up Customer Service



Elkhart, IN (November 23, 2011) Thor Motor Coach has named Ron Davidson the new Vice President of Quality Control and Customer Service. 

“Ron has been a valuable member of the Thor Motor Coach team.  His attention to detail and his dedication to improving the daily quality of our products made him the obvious choice.” said Jeff Kime, President of Thor Motor Coach.

Davidson has served on the Thor Motor Coach staff for 7 years in various quality related positions along with 20 years experience in the motorhome industry. 

“I look forward to the challenge of this new opportunity, and feel the combination of customer service and quality are the core of our success.  Building on the strengths of the “Shield ofProtection” including programs like ConciergeConnection, Access 24-7, Rapid ResponseParts and Gold Starinspection, we will lead Thor Motor Coach into the future”, commented Ron Davidson.

For more information on Thor Motor Coach motorhomes, call (800)860-5658, visit http://ThorMotorCoach.com, or write Thor Motor Coach, Inc., PO Box 1486., Elkhart, Indiana, 46515.

Thor Motor Coach is a subsidiaries of Thor Industries, Inc. Jackson Center, OH (NYSE: THO), the world’s largest manufacturer of recreational vehicles.
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Tuesday

Thor Motor Coach Introducing 11 New Floor Plans



Elkhart, IN (November 22, 2011)Thor Motor Coach announced plans to introduce several new floorplans for the 49th Annual National RV Trade Show which takes place Nov. 29 – Dec. 1 at the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC) in Louisville, Kentucky. In an effort to further increase momentum, Thor Motor Coach will showcase the all new Class B+(Plus) Citation 27SB, Challenger 37DT, and the Tuscany 45LT.  These new floorplans have an abundance of upgrades demonstrating the significant push of product development being undertaken at Thor Motor Coach.

Citation 27SB:  A fuel efficient B+(Plus) with more exterior storage:


·         Glazed cherry or maple cabinetry
·         Mega-Storage™ oversized exterior storage compartment
·         Onan RV MicroQuiet™ 4000-kilowatts generator
·         Patio plus entertainment package
·         32” HD LCD TV
·         30" residential microwave
·         Optional solid surface kitchen countertops
·         Over-sized 36” wide shower
·         Standard U-shaped dinette

Challenger 37DT: Roomy class A gas motorhome with features usually found in diesel pushers:

  • Large, roomy feel in every room due to the increased 82” ceiling height 
  • 32” Sony™ LCD TV and home theater
·         Expandable sectional sofa maximizes seating and comfort
·         Premium Comfort-Fit by Villa furniture throughout
·         Optional electric fireplace
  • Side-hinged baggage doors provide easy access to the gigantic pass-though basement storage
  • Large U-shaped dinette
  • Roomy bathroom with double sink vanity
·         Plumbing for combo washer & dryer



Tuscany 45LT: 45’ 450HP Tag axle diesel pusher that’s all luxury:

·         Smooth riding Freightliner Chassis with 450HP ISL Cummins Turbo Diesel with 1250-lb, ft of torque
·         Residential 12” x 24” polished porcelain tile
·         Expandable sectional sofa maximizes seating and comfort
·         Premium Comfort-Fit by Villa furniture throughout
·         All new redesigned Euro-styled dash 
·         Dual vanity master rear bath
·         Optional stackable washer and dryer
·         40” HD Sony™ LCD TV and home theater
·         Hand crafted, solid wood entertainment cabinet with built-in fireplace

Thor Motor Coach will be displaying an astounding 11 new floorplans not seen before at the RVIA show.

“The future is really bright, and we are working diligently to bring products to market that our dealers and customers demand.  We are committed to spending the time and resources to provide the most innovative motorhomes here at Thor Motor Coach,” promoted Dana Simon, Vice President of Sales at Thor Motor Coach.

For more information on Thor Motor Coach motorhomes, call (800)860-5658, visit http://ThorMotorCoach.com, or write Thor Motor Coach, Inc., PO Box 1486., Elkhart, Indiana, 46515.

Thor Motor Coach is a subsidiaries of Thor Industries, Inc. Jackson Center, OH (NYSE: THO), the world’s largest manufacturer of recreational vehicles.
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