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2014 WINNEBAGO ADVENTURER® AND ITASCA SUNCRUISER®


- Diesel pusher style and luxury without the diesel pusher price -

FOREST CITY, IOWA, August 29, 2013 – The Winnebago Adventurer and Itasca Suncruiser continue to draw rave reviews for delivering diesel pusher style in the convenience and affordability of a Class A gas coach.  Choose from four floorplans, including the new triple slideout 38Q with multiple HDTVs and a front lounge with sectional sofa.  As Winnebago Industries’ flagship Class A gas coach, you can expect deluxe user-friendly features around every corner of the Adventurer and Suncruiser, such as Ultraleather furniture, MCD solar/blackout roller shades, and LED lighting that saves energy while you travel.  A restyled front cap, full-body paint, and available Contour windows set the stage for a coach filled with luxurious, user-friendly features.  When you want comfort and luxury in a Class A coach, look no further than the Winnebago Adventurer and Itasca Suncruiser.













Highlights:
  • New, contemporary exterior styling: new front cap and logos
  • Four generous floorplans: 32, 3532   Corian 32H, 35P, 37F and new 38Q
  • TrueAir® Maximum Comfort A/C
  • Corian® galley countertops and Corian sink covers.
  • Radio with color rearview monitor system
  • MCD Duo Solar/Blackout roller shades throughout coach
  • Swivel Ultraleather cab seats
  • LED ceiling lights – reduce energy consumption by up to 70 percent, extending battery life when dry camping
  • Power mirrors with defrost and integrated side view cameras
  • Powered patio awning with metal wrap and integrated LED patio lighting
  • New convenient exterior LPG accessory connection near patio area
  • Automatic hydraulic leveling jacks with three-position controls
  • Ford® F53 super-duty V10 SEFI Triton® engine, 22,000-lb. GVWR (32H and 35P), 24,000-lb. GVWR (Standard 37F, available 35P), 26,000-lb. GVWR (38Q), 22.5” tires and stylized aluminum wheels, 5,000-lb. hitch
  • Available features:
o   Dual-pane Contour windows with integrated frame design to provide a precise
transition between the vehicle body, window frame, and the glass for superior sealing, reduced wind noise, improved operation, and excellent protection of the window edge.


o   New Infotainment Center with AM/FM, CD/DVD player, SiriusXM satellite radio,
Bluetooth, iPod®/iPhone® audio integration, outside temperature, compass, color rearview camera, rearview monitor system with 6" color touch screen with split-screen function and Rand McNally RV GPS which features safe and easy routing, amenities and tools, trips content and turn-by-turn voice guidance

o   Stackable washer/dryer (35P, 37F and 38Q)

















32H floorplan











The 32H lives much larger than its 33’ 3” length with a driver’s side full-wall slide expanding the living area.  Highlights of this dual-slideout coach include an open-concept galley, a spacious mid-coach bath, a U-shaped dinette or optional Rest Easy sofa, sofa/bed or optional BenchMark Dinette, queen size walk-around bed and a large wardrobe and chest of drawers. 



35P floorplan














The 35P features three slideouts – including a full-wall slide on the driver’s side.  This impressive floorplan features a BenchMark dinette or the optional BenchMark Dinette with extendable table and chairs, Rest Easy Sofa, open concept galley and mid-coach bath.  The master bedroom has storage galore with a large wardrobe, and chest of drawers flanking the large king bed.


37F Floorplan












The 37F is a triple slide floorplan with an expansive full wall slide on the driver’s side of the coach featuring an extendable dining table and chairs, an open concept galley with 4-door refrigerator or optional residential refrigerator and wardrobe and chest of drawers for the bedroom.  A RestEasy sofa and Euro recliner are in a slideout opposite the dinette, while the 37F also features a half bath across from the galley.  The master bath is in the rear of the coach featuring the one-piece fiberglass BIG shower.  A powered king bed is standard and a powered queen bed is optional. 


New 38Q Floorplan












The new 38Q features a triple slideout floorplan, creating three separate living zones, including a spacious lounge area with a Rest Easy extendable sectional sofa, a large corner TV with optional fireplace and a Euro recliner.  The mid-coach galley features an island sink and stainless steel French door residential refrigerator with interior water and ice dispenser and glide-out, bottom freezer drawer. The 38Q features the new Glide and Dine dining table which allows horizontal adjustment of the table to any of the numerous locking positions, as well as expansion of the length of the table to accommodate additional seating positions.  Two people can easily get ready at the same time with a cross-aisle split bath that features a toilet and sink on one side and the shower and a second sink on the other.  The bedroom slide features a powered king or available powered queen bed and Ideal Rest Digital Comfort control mattress, a large, easy to view TV and loads of wardrobe and storage space.
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Best Selling Motorhome Manufacturer Adds Single Source to “Shield of Protection”


August 29, 2013 (Elkhart, In.) –Thor Motor Coach, North America’s best-selling motorhome brand has expanded their industry leading “SHIELD OF PROTECTION” customer service program.  Thor Motor Coach’s Shield of Protection support now includes “SINGLE SOURCE” warranty facilitation service. 

Watch a short video about Thor Motor Coach’s Shield of Protection:
http://youtu.be/P02STj9TnIE?t=7m47s 

To provide a simple, quick, and easy interaction, dealers and retail owners will no longer need to contact individual component part manufacturers to receive pre-authorization for warranty repairs on Thor Motor Coach branded motorhomes.  Thor Motor Coach now facilitates the warranty claims on behalf of the dealer and retail owners, allowing a “SINGLE SOURCE” of contact to work with the motorhome’s component part manufacturers.

 “We are continually monitoring our dealers and consumers to find out what they really desire.  A consolidated, single source warranty program is what dealers and retail owners want.  It is in Thor Motor Coach’s best interest to facilitate this warranty authorization with our valued industry partners. ”, commented Nicole Short, Director of Customer Service.

The new “SINGLE SOURCE” program started August 1, 2013.  For full details on the program, and how Thor Motor Coach can save time and frustration by helping facilitate the warranty authorizations with component manufacturers, please call 877-500-1020.


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

About Thor Motor Coach


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Lifestyle Luxury RV Debuts ‘Social Media’ Sites


Lifestyle Luxury RV announced it has expanded its social media presence with new sites on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest. According to a press release, the company’s website, www.lifestylelrv.com, now has links to all of the platforms.
Lifestyle Luxury RV, a division of EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC, said that the move is designed to connect with the Carriage Owners Club, offering new avenues for information on its luxury fifth-wheels, dealer locations, entertaining and educational videos, and faster customer service.
The Middlebury, Ind.-based builder also utilized its brand throughout the social media sites to “create a branding image that is consistent with its reputation for luxury and quality.”
New platforms include:
• You Tube - www.youtube.com.
• Pinterest - pinterest.com/lifestylel.
• Twitter - twitter.com/LifestyleLLRV.
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Tuesday

Best Selling Motorhome Manufacturer Unveils New 2014 Class A Motor Homes


August 20, 2013 (Elkhart, In.)The New Miramar Class A Motor Homes from Thor Motor Coach, North America’s #1 selling motorhome brand, are heating up the market with a luxurious motor home with a full basement that’s perfect for today’s modern motor home buyers.

“It is exciting to bring to the market these new premium gas Class A Motor Homes.  Many consumers are looking for luxury accommodations in 32-36 ft. models and this new Miramar really delivers”, noted Joel Grimm, National Sales Manager for gas motor homes.

The new Miramar motor homes feature four exciting floor plans with designs and sleeping accommodations to fit a consumer’s needs.  An HD-MAX™ exterior with partial paint design is the standard finish, while striking full body paint packages are optional. 

A wide open basement structure allows for multiple pass through storage areas.  The Ford F53 class a motor home chassis provides plenty of capacity, supported by 22.5” tires and 22,000-lb gross vehicle weight rating.  The motor homes highly stylized front cap is complete with LED accent lighting around the headlights and offer the flare of a sports care.  The motor home's rear cap has an integrated fuel fill, allowing access from either side of the coach.  High-mounted, halogen spot lights are mounted in the rear to better illuminate surroundings in low light.

Watch the Introduction to the all-new 2014 Miramar Class A Motor Homes On YouTube.
Other premium features on the Class A Miramar motor homes include a three-camera monitoring system, power patio awning and huge 100 gallon fresh water tank.

Inside the Miramar, rich furniture fabrics give the coach a touch of class.  Residential vinyl covers the entire floor of the coach for easy cleaning.  Two-tone furniture is sophisticated and elegant and blackout roller shades on the windows keep light and heat out of the living area.  An optional hide-away drop down overhead bunk bed increases sleeping space, storing up and out of sight when not in use.

The motor home's galley is equipped with an impressive solid surface countertop, 30" over-the-range microwave and residential Whirlpool™ refrigerator.  An 1800-watt inverter powers the refrigerator, while the automatic generator start will fire the Onan 5,500-watt generator if battery power runs low.

All floor plans feature the premium Denver Mattress sleep system with “King size” beds in select models.
 
The complete details on the New 2014 Miramar Luxury Class A Motor Homes, visit http://Miramar-RV.com/.

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

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PILOT FLYING J EXPANDS NETWORK TO SERVE PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS


Pilot Flying J today announced the opening of two new stores to better serve professional drivers: a Pilot Travel Center in Oakwood, Ill., and a Flying J Travel Plaza in Vandalia, Ohio.



“We’re thrilled that our new locations will serve professional drivers traveling on I-74 in Illinois and I-75 in Ohio,” said Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam. “We hope drivers will enjoy the convenience and amenities at both of our new stores, where our teams are working hard to make life better for America’s drivers. We also hope drivers enjoy the fresh, healthy and quick food options at the newest PJ Fresh Marketplace at the Oakwood Pilot Travel Center.”

The Pilot Travel Center in Oakwood, Ill., is located off Interstate 74 at exit 206 at 503 N. Oakwood St. and offers many amenities, including:
·         Seven diesel lanes and 10 gasoline lanes with high-speed pumps for quicker refueling;
·         PJ Fresh Marketplace serving hot, hearty meals; breakfast platters; crisp salads; flavorful sandwiches; a frozen yogurt bar; pizza; hot dogs; and more.
·         Cinnabon;
·         Premium coffee and cappuccino selections; and
·         Everyday products for quick shopping needs.

The new Oakwood facility is Pilot Flying J's 38th in Illinois. The travel center is adding 80 local jobs and is expected to contribute more than $3.4 million annually in state and local tax revenue.

The Flying J Travel Plaza in Vandalia, Ohio, is located off Interstate 75 at exit 64 at 175 Northwoods Blvd. and offers many amenities, including:
·         Eight diesel lanes and 12 gasoline lanes with high-speed pumps for quicker refueling;
·         Subway and Cinnabon;
·         Expanded food offerings to include pizza, soup, salads, sandwiches and hot dogs;
·         Premium coffee and cappuccino selections; and
·         Everyday products for quick shopping needs.

The new Vandalia facility is Pilot Flying J's 34th in Ohio. The travel plaza is adding 60 local jobs and is expected to contribute more than $4.3 million annually in state and local tax revenue.

“We invite professional drivers to visit our new locations,” Haslam said. “Our staff takes great pride in providing the quality service our guests deserve.”

Opening the new stores is one more step in Pilot Flying J’s mission to making life better for America’s drivers. In 2011, the company launched a $50 million project to remodel driver showers, and it offers DEF at the pump in more than 3,400 lanes nationwide. In the past year, Pilot Flying J has opened 20 stores in the U.S. and three in Canada.

As with all other Pilot Flying J locations, the new stores honors the MyRewards loyalty card, through which members can earn in-store retail and restaurant discounts. The combined network of over 650 Pilot travel centers and Flying J travel plazas across North America serves more than 1.3 million customers daily.


About Pilot Flying J
Pilot Flying J is committed to making life better for America’s drivers. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Pilot Flying J has over 650 retail locations and is the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America. It is ranked by Forbes as the 6th largest private company in America. The Pilot Flying J network provides customers with access to over 60,000 parking spaces for trucks, over 4,400 showers and over 4,000 diesel lanes, of which more than 3,400 offer DEF at the pump. Pilot Logistics Services is one of the largest independent energy logistics companies in North America, selling and distributing over 1.3 billion gallons of refined petroleum products and serving over 15,000 customers. Together, Pilot Flying J and Pilot Logistics Services employ over 25,000 people and generate sales of 9 billion gallons of petroleum annually. Visit www.pilotflyingj.com for more information.


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LIVIN LITE REDESIGNS POPULAR QUICKSILVER VRV TOY HAULER LINE


LIVIN LITE Recreational Vehicles, manufacturers of ultra-lightweight, all-aluminum and composite constructed toy campers is excited to announce that they have upgraded and significantly improved their popular QUICKSILVER VRV line of toy haulers.  New features include a new aerodynamic front radius design; additional interior height (87” interior ceiling height most models); larger bathroom design with lav base and linen closets; redesigned kitchen layout with microwave in the overhead; larger 7 cu. ft. refrigerator; and stunning new charcoal aluminum cabinetry with black powder coated trim.  

“This next generation of QUICKSILVER VRVs are the result of listening to consumers and responding to their requests,” shares Scott Tuttle, President of LIVIN LITE, “We simply made our toy haulers better by stylizing the front ends and adding to the interior spaciousness, as well as improving the amenities.  So far, consumer feedback has been tremendous, with many positive comments being made about the overall look as well as the increased bathroom space and storage.  The large, 2-door, 7 cu. ft. refer has a nice sized freezer compartment, while the kitchen has plenty of room for preparing any size meal.”

QUICKSILVER VRV toy hauler are marketed as a “Generational Camper” – or one that will be used by more than one generation of family members.  While this is a bold claim, when you take a closer look at LIVIN LITE’s construction, you will see just how true it is. The QUICKSILVER VRV toy hauler line features ultra lightweight aluminum construction, including the main frame, sub-floor framing, floor decking, sidewall studs, roof trusses, and even the interior cabinetry is framed of all welded aluminum.  Not only does this unique construction make LIVIN LITE toy haulers the lightest on the market, but it also ensures that a QUICKSILVER VRV frame will never rust; it’s floor will never sag or rot; and its cabinetry and interior will never mold or rot.  Interior wall and roof panels are constructed of Azdel, a composite board without any wood in it.  The moisture resistant Azdel will not allow mold to grow on it and also offers an insulative value as well.

The other factor that all of this aluminum and composite design produces is extreme lightweight.  The QUICKSILVER VRV toy hauler line features the smallest fully self-contained model on the market, the 6x15 which can be towed by a JEEP Laredo as it weighs only 2,700 lbs.  The 7x20 model weighs in at a slim 3,600 lbs., while the 8.5x24 models weighs in at 4,400 lbs.  Each model is literally thousands of lbs. less than the competition, which allows QUICKSILVER VRV owners the ability to drive their current truck or SUV and not have to purchase a larger, more expensive tow vehicle.

The QUICKSILVER VRV comes in a variety of painted aluminum exterior colors, including a number of popular automotive metallic colors (i.e. silver, bronze, charcoal) – allowing owners to matching its automotive exterior look with their tow vehicle.

If you are in the market for toy hauler, be sure to visit LIVIN LITE’s website at www.LIVINLITE.com to review the latest information and photos.


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LIVIN LITE Recreational Vehicles to Introduce Ultra Light 5th Wheels at Upcoming Open House Week


LIVIN LITE Recreational Vehicles, located in Wakarusa, IN, reports that they are about to enter the 5th wheel market by introducing the industry’s first ever model made entirely free of even a splinter of wood.  “We are excited to bring LIVIN LITE’s unique construction techniques and ultra lightweight design into the 5th wheel marketplace,” reports Scott Tuttle, President of LIVIN LITE.   Based on a technologically advanced design, LIVIN LITE is said to building their first ever fiver on an ultra-light steel frame versus their traditional aluminum chassis that each of their other camper lines ride on.  “It’s true”, shares Tuttle, “The all-new CAMPLITE 5th wheel line built of all aluminum and composites, will be riding on a LITETECH frame that is hundreds of pounds lighter than a traditionally built steel frame.”  The LITETECH frame is also dipped in a protective E-coating that effectively fights oxidation and eliminates the possibility of oxidation spreading should the frame ever be scratched.  “If we were going to do anything on steel, it would have to be the most technologically advanced steel frame design on the market and we have found just that,” said Tuttle, “The E-coating dip/bath is expensive, but it is well worth the extra effort and cost as it will keep any oxidation from spreading should the frame ever suffer a significant scratch.”

The first CAMPLITE 5th wheel model is approx. 30’ in length, featuring two slide-outs.  A second floorplan is available in a 26’ length, also with a slide-out, with both featuring LIVIN LITE’s colorful painted aluminum exteriors with flowing graphics, giving it the look and feel of a full body painted unit.  Tuttle shares that the CAMPLITE line of mid-profile 5th wheels is going to weigh in the 6,000 lb. range, making it the lightest such 5th wheels on the market.  “Our target audience is the half-ton pick-up market, and not only have we designed a 5th wheel that they can tow, we have designed a line of 5th wheels that half ton pickups can tow comfortably while enjoying improved gas mileage – that’s a huge difference,” states Tuttle.

LIVIN LITE’s display during Open House week will be on Executive Parkway (the RV Hall of Fame Drive), situated just before the entrance to THOR’s display.


For more information on LIVIN LITE’s all-new CAMPLITE 5th wheel, visit their website at www.LIVINLITE.com or call 574.862.2228
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All New Redesigned 2014 Tuscany Luxury Motorhomes Quickly Becoming Best Seller



August 6, 2013 (Elkhart, In.) – The Tuscany XTE and Tuscany Diesel Motorhomes from leading motorhome manufacturer Thor Motor Coach have hit the market with a brand new look for 2014.   Fresh front and rear caps, along with stunning new exterior paint packages highlight the overall value provided throughout the entire line-up of these luxury Class A Tuscany motorhomes.

Watch the introduction to the new 2014 Tuscany Luxury Motorhomes at http://YouTu.be/FhD1EG95wcQ

 
The Tuscany XTE’s new front cap is engineered to maximize visibility for both driver and passenger.  The front entry door is the widest in the industry, making entry easier, especially with bulky items like groceries.  Frameless windows throughout the coach are great looking, while providing ultimate functionality.  These diesel pusher’s stunning new exteriors are distinctive and attractive with a very high-end appearance for 2014.

New elongated residential tile floor, tiled kitchen backsplash, and LG Hi-Macs™ solid surface
countertops round out the Tuscany XTE’s luxurious interior.  New furniture styles include upgraded pillows and eye-catching bedding and headboards add a real touch of class in the bedroom. Also new for 2014 all models have a premium Denver Mattress sleep system in the master bedroom.

The Tuscany also debuts new front and rear caps, along with frameless windows.  Ride quality is enhanced with the addition of Independent Front Suspension, similar to that used on a Prevost bus.  Large Michelin 295/80R series tires are specifically formulated for motorhome use.  Exterior storage compartment doors electronically lock by way of wireless remote or interior central lock switch.

An elegant inlaid tile pattern on the floor of the Tuscany adds a touch of elegance.  Comfortable and inviting, Kustom-Fit furniture surrounds the living space.  As a bonus, the Tuscany has a cedar lined shoe storage box located in the rear wardrobe.

A non-tag axle 40’ model has been added the Tuscany line-up with the 40RX floorplan.  The 40RX is “just what the doctor ordered” with the style and amenities found in bigger Tuscany tag-axle models. Aqua-Hot heating systems, 450-hp Cummins engines, and elegant hardwood cabinetry make the 40RX stand out in a crowd.

“We are really excited about the overall success of the Tuscany XTE and Tuscany lines.  The numbers speak volumes on the hard work and dedication our team has poured into the design and building of the Tuscany.  So far year to date, the Tuscany has had a 58% market share increase amongst all diesel powered Class A motorhomes,” expressed Adam Gudger, National Sales Manager for diesel motorhomes.

The complete details on the New 2014 Tuscany Luxury Diesel Motorhomes, visit http://TuscanyRV.com/
For more information about Thor Motor Coach, call (800) 860-5658, visit http://ThorMotorCoach.com, or write to: Thor Motor Coach, Inc., PO Box 1486, Elkhart, Indiana 46515.

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