Thursday

TrailManor Inc. Adding Two Floorplan Options


TrailManor Inc. is giving its dealers more marketing options with two new floorplans that incorporate dinettes into the company’s folding and upright trailers.

TrailManor is now offering a 3124King Dinette folding trailer and an Elkmont 24 Dinette upright model, according to a news release.

In the 3124 King, the dinette replaces the sleep sofa in the slide out living area. The dinette comfortably seats four, and provides dining and a highly functional table that can be used as a computer workspace or for any number of other activities. The 3124 floorplan also features a king bed, large kitchen area, and plenty of storage. The kitchen sink and refrigerator countertop are now straight and open up even more living area.

TrailManor has also introduced an electric front slide out option for the 3124King models.

In the Elkmont 24, the four-person dinette is an alternative to the wraparound dinette area. The new dinette features seat cushions with rounded edges for a softer, more comfortable styling. The rounded edges add sophistication to the interior design, and they also make it easier to get in and out of the bench seat.

Both floorplans are now available through special order.

Since 1983, TrailManor has been manufacturing unique lightweight travel trailers. In 2009, the company introduced its first upright travel trailer, the Elkmont, a 24-foot trailer that is 1,500 pound lighter than similar competitive models, and has subsequently rolled out three additional upright trailers—a 26-foot Elkmont, and 24-foot Elkmont Bunkhouse (the world’s lightest bunkhouse trailer), and a new 22-foot Elkmont.

TrailManor also produces a line of hardwall folding trailers that provide the easy towing of a pop up with the amenities of upright trailers, such as a hardwall bathroom with tub, a complete kitchen, and floorplans ranging from 26 to 31 feet.

To learn more about TrailManor or about becoming a TrailManor dealer, visit www.trailmanor.com, www.trailmanordealers.com or call (800) 707-7061.
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Monday

Reese Increases Tongue Weight Ratings by 50%. Capacity boosted 50%, from 10% to 15% of GTW


Hitch owners who’ve found themselves running out of tongue weight capacity before trailer capacity have been heard. Cequent Performance Products is announcing all new Reese brand receiver hitches, class III and above, will carry an increased capability for tongue weight ratings. The increased capacity will also be extended to select existing receiver hitches. This is an important improvement to weight carrying products.

The math is straightforward: A previous class III hitch with a Gross Trailer Weight capacity of 10,000 pounds would have a tongue weight rating of just 10% of GTW (1000 pounds). The Reese improvements have created a new standard for supported tongue weight, raising the capacity to 15% of GTW (1,500 pounds), a 50% improvement.

“Our products are used in a variety of recreational areas. The increase in tongue weight ratings will give them 50% more capacity to work with,” explains Paul Caruso, Vice President/General Manager of Towing Products and New Business Development. “This improvement also ensures that users of our products enjoy a reliable and trouble-free towing experience.”

“Our Reese brand will now more closely align with real-world towing and weight carrying conditions,” says Caruso, pointing out that both the trailer industry and owner usage patterns have trended towards heavier towing and increased tongue loads.

This announcement is made with the first hitch application achieving the boost in capacity already available. It is a hitch designed for Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pick-up trucks for model years 2001 to 2011. It is product number 44563 on www.Reeseprod.com.

It’s important to note, a hitch’s towing capacity is usually limited to the vehicle’s maximum towing capacity. A tow vehicle’s maximum towing capacity is normally found in the Owner’s Manual.

The Reese brand was introduced in 1952. Its focus on product development and superior engineering has led to many improvements that have spread industry-wide, earning the brand a reputation as a market leader among manufacturers and consumers alike. Such Pioneering Performance and dedication to innovation make Reese a strong part of the Cequent Performance Products line-up of leading brands. Visit www.ReeseProd.com for more information.
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