Jan 28, 2008

Keystone's Fuzion fifth wheel appeals to the active RVers

The Grand Rapids Press in Grand Rapids Michigan features a story on the recent Grand Rapids Camper Travel & RV Show. RV models come in all shapes and prices were on display, designed appeal to consumers who live a variety of RV lifestyles, ranging from the simple to the luxurious. Fifth Wheel RVs are a popular choice for RVers that want to bring other vehicles along for the trip.From mild-mannered golf carts to dirt-chewing ATVs, fifth wheels offer the space for living and storing the toys of active RVers. One popular fifth wheel model mentioned in the article is the Keystone RV Fuzion, described as a "combination utility trailer with living quarters under one roof".
Offering a large cargo area and a powerful digital sound system, the Keystone site says this about the Fuzion.

With the automotive exterior lines and innovative interior patio door the New Fuzion is "More Than A Garage".

Boasting a stylish modern interior with custom furniture and cabinetry the Fuzion has a look that is unparalleled.

One look at the Fuzion is enough to get your heart racing. Being the "Hottest Brand in the Industry" is a Fuzion standard.
Source: The Grand Rapids Press and Keystone Fuzion
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Jan 19, 2008

RV ownership could reach 8.5 million households by 2010

The Grand Rapids Press in Michigan features a story on the recent Grand Rapids Camper, Travel & RV Show.

According to the story, today's RVs are resemble vacation homes on wheels, offering luxuries such as full-size refrigerators, French doors, and even fireplaces.

While fuel costs and a rough economy could dampen the enthusiasm of buyers, the RV lifestyle still has a strong market with retiring baby boomers.

The story also mentions a University of Michigan study that projects RVs ownership to reach 8.5 million households by 2010.
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Jan 16, 2008

Coachmen's Prism travels in style and saves gas

While everyone is sore about rising gas prices, RVers are really feeling the pinch. It takes a lot of gas to get those luxurious RV to a vacation destination. Some RVers are opting for smaller models or traveling shorter distances.

The Coachmen Prism should help RVers keep the luxury they want and save money on gas.

According to Coachmen...

Everything about Coachmen's new Prism M-230 motorhome says, "Easy." This is a coach that is easy to drive, easy on gas, and easy on the eyes.

Coachmen builds the Prism on a Freightliner Sprinter chassis. With its length of 24 feet, 11 inches, Prism is a great motorhome for couples or small families looking for a touring coach or an RV for everyday use. The vehicle size and the comfortable cockpit create a driving sensation similar to an automobile or SUV, and its 3.0 L V-6 turbo-diesel engine gets an estimated 17 to 19 miles per gallon.

The Prism has a sleek aerodynamic exterior with fiberglass sidewalls, end caps and running boards. While the stylish, flowing lines from the cab to the body and the full-body paint give this coach a definite automotive feel, it is also functional with its 52 cubic-feet of pass-through storage.

Stepping into Prism is entering a world of elegance. Coachmen designers searched the salons and design shops of Europe for the styling and appliances for this coach. The elegant Expresso walnut cabinetry and contoured countertops are gracefully curved to give the interior a sensuous, eye-appealing look. Stylish overhead cabinets provide ample storage space, and the soft-touch vinyl ceiling adds to the comfortable appearance. And, all of this luxury comes with a base manufacturer's suggested retail price of $105,000.

Coachmen paid attention to all of the details in this coach. For instance, the blinds to cover the cab windshield and windows are integrated into the window pillars. Air conditioning and heating vents are mounted in the toe panel rather than in the floor so they don't collect dirt and debris. The wooden plank linoleum flooring from Beaufloor provides a non-skid surface even when wet. Optional carpeting snaps into place and is removable for easy cleaning. Halogen lighting throughout, rather than traditional pancake lighting, enhances the coach's ambiance.

Entertaining in the Prism is easy and fun. The galley sink and range are flush-mounted with smooth glass covers, yielding extra counter space. The dual sofas in the slideroom and soft touch Euro chair offer plenty of seating, and the standard 20-inch LCD television is on a swivel arm for easy viewing. The cabover bunk can be converted to an entertainment center with the optional 26-inch LCD television, DVD player and Bose Wave® radio.

In the bathroom, an elegant glass vessel sink and modern faucet enhance the sense of grandeur of the motorhome. The curved door to the water closet continues the eye-appeal, as well as providing additional leg room.

Coachmen's Prism is the embodiment of easy. It's easy to drive, easy on fuel and easy on the eyes, and it all comes in an affordable package.

Source: Coachmen
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Unicat EX70-HD - the tough dump truck inspired RV with a soft heart

Imagine driving this beast into your local RV park. This Unicat EX70-HD might look rough and mean on the outside, inside its a big softie that just wants to cuddle.

While the Unicat EX70-HD looks like a dump truck, inside it offers the luxury and style of a hip studio apartment located in a trendy downtown neighborhood.

The EX70-HD is a custom designed vehicle, built from self supporting UNICAT sandwich plate panels of fibre glass composite. Seating is 2 air suspended seats and 2 jump seats, convertible to bed.

It looks like something Mad Max would drive. Max would probably sleep soundly behind burglarproof, scratchproof top hinged sidelights, or enjoy watching TV and other tech gear powered by a watercooled Fischer-Panda diesel generator with 2-cylinder diesel engine.

Other features include 177 gallons freeze proof drinking water tank, furniture custom built to the highest cabinetmaking standard out of wood core, large outside storage compartment, kitchen countertop with integrated sink, satellite navigation system.

You can even bring you ATV along thanks to an integrated storage compartment in the back.

Source: Unicat
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Jan 8, 2008

Keystone RV Outback Loft wins Best In Show from RV Business

Keystone RV's Outback Loft was recently recognized by RV Business as Best In Show at the 45th Annual National RV Trade Show Louisville, Kentucky.

The Outback Loft is a 31 foot toy-hauler travel trailer that can expand to a second level.

According to Outback...

The Outback Loft looks like no other RV in the market. The second story extends up 6-feet, 3-inches above the roofline when you are camping and retracts into the attic when you are hitched up and on the road.

This second story bonus room is ideal for viewing racing events or enjoying the scenery at your favorite camp site. It also makes a nifty get away room for mom and dad, or a play room for the kids.

The Outback Loft utilizes multifunctional living space to deliver the features and floorplan you are looking for. A large “garage” in the rear of the Outback Loft accommodates motorcycles, quads, bicycles or hobby accessories. A ramp door on the curb side makes loading and unloading easy.

With toys out of the garage, the entire area turns into a large master bedroom with queen sized bed and LCD TV. Forward of the garage/master bedroom you’ll find a full galley, huge dinette that seats six and sleeps two, sofa slide-out that converts into a full sized bed, and roomy bathroom with shower.

Source: Keystone
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Jan 3, 2008

Spartan Motors Hosts Tailgate Party on Streets of New York City With 40-Foot RV

Ritz-Carlton Hotel at 50 Central Park South at 6th Avenue is not the typical place to hold an RV tailgate party, but the 40 foot RV prototype that was on display was not your typical RV.

The RV was on display as part of a Specialty Vehicle Showcase. The Spartan Motors press release describes the RV...

A Newmar All-Star UTV - This one-of-a-kind luxury prototype RV, the UTV (Ultimate Tailgating Vehicle), is designed specifically to enhance the tailgating experience.

The UTV has two kitchens and two onboard bathrooms, two 17-foot-wide awnings and four flat screen TVs, the largest of which, a 52- inch, can be seen outside when an exterior panel is opened. Another panel opens on the outside to reveal a heavy-duty Jenn-Air gas grill, which slides out on a shelf.

Source: Spartan Motors
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Workampers get chance to find opportunites in Florida and Arizona events

Working and RVing would seem like an unlikely match. People go on vacation in their RVs to get away from work? Don't they?

Workampers are RVers who work during RV vacations. Some workampers use the money they earn to pay for travel expenses and extend their time on the road. Other just do it for fun and to meet other RVers.

Workamper News is producing two events to give workampers a chance to find opportunities.

Workamper News, Inc will produce two events with a wide range of employers who will be interviewing job seekers at the Workamper News Job Fairs, Jan. 10-11, 2008 at the Lakeland Center, Lakeland, FL, and Jan. 29-30, 2008 at the Mesa Convention Center in Mesa, AZ.

The Job Fairs will provide Workampers, persons who combine any type of full-time or part-time working with RV camping, an opportunity for face-to-face interviews with employers from across America. Thousands of great part-time and full-time Workamping jobs will be available.

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in seminar sessions on topics ranging from Workamping Basics to RV Retirement Planning to Resumé Writing. Seminars will be given by four different presenters over the two day Job Fair.

"We enjoy going to Job Fairs because it is nice to meet the employers and it is a good chance to ask questions. We like to go both days so we can visit all of the booths, have time for interviews and take in a seminar or two," said Ted and Joan Semprini, Workampers from Altoona, IA.

Workamper employers can include private campgrounds, state and national parks, amusement facilities, hotels, monuments, motor sports, sales, etc. Exhibit spaces are being allotted on a first-come, first-served basis. Employers may reserve space by calling Workamper News at 501-362-2637.
Source: Workamper News
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Jan 2, 2008

QuickStart Remote Start kit for Yamaha generators - Start your generator from up to 75 feet away

Yamaha Motor Corporation recently announced a wireless starter add-on for the EF3000iSE and EF3000iSEB generators. Now you can start and stop a Yamaha generator with the touch of a button.

According to Yamaha...

Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., announces the wireless QuickStart Remote Start Kit for Yamaha’s EF3000iSE and EF3000iSEB generators, allowing you to start and stop your generator from up to 75 feet away. This new accessory is available from authorized Yamaha generator dealers nationwide and is compatible with all previous and current model year EF3000iSE and EF3000iSEB generators.

"We are excited to offer the QuickStart remote as an added benefit to our generator customers," said Colin Iwasa, power equipment sales manager at Yamaha. "Convenience, ease-of-use and installation is key when developing our products and the new remote could make our best-selling generator even more enjoyable."

Even on cold mornings, the easy-to-carry key fob transmitter allows fully automatic start-ups with the touch of a button by activating the choke. The function and integrity of the panel-mounted key switch is maintained, permitting local operation.

The FCC-approved system uses encoded transmissions to prevent false operations from other remotes or signals. The standard system has a range of up to 75 feet; an optional external antenna is also available to extend the unobstructed range to as much as 300 feet away.

Best of all, no additional modification is necessary, allowing the remote to be installed on all existing Yamaha EF3000iSE and EF3000iSEB generators.

Source: Yamaha
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