Jul 30, 2008

Fleetwood Introduces Power Bridge Chassis

Fleetwood Enterprises' RV Group recently announced the launch of its Power Bridge Chassis, a brand new diesel chassis platform, during the Family Motor Coach Association's (FMCA) summer rally in St. Paul, Minn.
Power Bridge Chassis is an integration of Fleetwood's superior bridge-beam framing technology and Freightliner's outstanding chassis construction. Highlights include 242 cu. ft of basement storage space (select models only); smarter, more functional features; and an industry-leading ride.

"The idea for Power Bridge was born out of the proven technology used on our Liberty Chassis," said Paul Eskritt, President of Fleetwood's RV Group. "It is a major re-design that offers our diesel customers a wide range of features intended to exceed all of their expectations, as well as change the way they RV ... for the better."

Power Bridge Chassis is available on all 2009 Bounder Diesel, Expedition, Discovery, Providence and Excursion Class A diesel motor home models.

Source : Fleetwood Enterprises

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Jul 25, 2008

Tiffin Motorhomes Introduces 2009 Allegro models

Tiffin Motorhomes has introduced the entry-level Allegro models, raising the ceiling to a spacious 7-foot level, matching the other four Tiffin lines.

The added 6 inches from 2008 models opens a world of comfort, according to Jerry Williamson, Tiffin's national sales manager. "This expansion enables design of a much more livable coach, with additional cabinetry above and below counters, improved TV placements and larger windows," Williamson says.

The Allegro is available in five floor plans ranging from a double-slide 30-ft. gas-powered model under $100,000 base retail to a 35-ft. quad-slide with a diesel-powered front engine with a base retail of $134,050. Most 2009 Allegros will sport 22-in. wheels, designed to provide improved handling, a smoother ride, and greater weight capacity. A limited number of 2009 Allegros will be available on 19.5-in. wheels.

Additional new features of the 2009 Allegro include: LCD TVs standard throughout, MCD powered windshield shade replacing a curtain, outside vented microwave/convection oven and a Tiffin-exclusive sliding heat reducer cover for the shower skylight. Tiffin was one of only five motorhome manufacturers to receive the RVDA's coveted Quality Circle Award for 2007. Tiffin has been honored with the Quality Circle nine of the 12 years it has been presented by the RVDA.

Source: Tiffin Motorhomes
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Jul 22, 2008

Can You Enjoy An RV Vacation On 100 Dollars A Day?

The Temecula Valley News features a story about Dennis and Georgie Rhein and their mission to enjoy a frugal RV vacation.

The Rheins set out to see if it is possible to take an RV Vacation on $100 a day, a tough task with rising gas and food prices.

To meet their goal required careful planning and a destination not too far from their home. Stocking up on food and supplies and looking for bargains on campgrounds helped stretch the Rheins budget.

Source: The Temecula Valley News
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Jul 17, 2008

Livin' Lite's Quicksilver Line Of Campers Wins "Green RV Of The Year"

Livin’ Lite Recreational Vehicles, manufacturer of the Quicksilver line of ultra lightweight Automotive Campers, was recently named Roaming Times “Green RV of the Year”.

Roaming Times, the popular destination of thousands of RV enthusiasts, recognizes and highlights innovation in the RVing industry with this choice. Roaming Times says “Our selection was influenced by zero formaldehyde, no rotting or rusting, low cost and the ability for the camper to be pulled by an ordinary car.

According to Livin’ Lite, the Quicksilver line opens up the RVing experience to a whole new generation of energy-conscious campers. ” In what has been a depressed RV economy, Livin’ Lite is poised for growth by offering “Green Friendly” RVs to consumers who embrace the GO GREEN movement.

With more and more families choosing fuel efficient cars and minivans over traditional trucks and SUVs, Livin’ Lite is positioned to offer those families an affordable opportunity to enjoy the RV lifestyle. “Our Quicksliver line of fold-out Automotive Campers are designed specifically for automobiles and minivans.” reports Mike Kinzel, GM of Livin’ Lite.

Unlike other ultra lightweights on the market that can be towed by cars, the QUICKSILVER can sleep up to six (6) people comfortably, features 6’-4” of headroom, and is built out of all aluminum and composites – making it both wood and formaldehyde Free! “You will not find even one splinter of wood in a QUICKSILVER,” says Kinzel, “Making our product Green Friendly on a number of levels – both in terms of construction materials and the incredible fuel savings our owners experience as they can go camping without having to use large trucks or SUVs to pull their camper.”

Source: Livin' Lite
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Jul 16, 2008

CookMate 3100 Alcohol Stove Offers Safer RV Cooking

An enjoyable day on a boat or RV can become even more delicious when it's topped off with a hot meal. But stoves using traditional cooking fuels such as butane or propane pose the risk of explosion. This is eliminated with the new CookMate 3100 double burner alcohol stove, which features the SafeFlame non-pressurized fuel canister system.

The canister's unique design prevents fuel from leaking out, even if it's turned completely upside down. This portable stainless steel stove is fueled by a SafeFlame stainless steel canister containing a non-flammable wick material. It absorbs and holds approximately 1-1/4 qts. of alcohol fuel. Alcohol is a safe, clean cooking fuel and can be easily extinguished with water.

Source: CookmateWorld.com
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Jul 15, 2008

Winnebago Industries Unveils Exclusive Floorplan at FMCA Convention

Winnebago Industries, Inc. recently unveiled a never-seen-before floorplan at the Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) Convention at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul, Minn., July 14-17.

The 2009 Winnebago Outlook 30D is not your typical Class C motor home,” said Winnebago Industries’ Chairman of the Board, CEO and President Bob Olson. “One look inside the new 30D floorplan and you’ll realize this is a totally different coach. We’ve taken the conventional bedroom area and transformed it into spacious living and dining space that is also perfect for entertaining. Plus, you have plenty of sleeping space too. This is a revolutionary floorplan that we’re extremely excited to show in St. Paul.” The first-of-its-kind, double slide Winnebago Outlook 30D is striking, spacious and fun.

With optional full body paint offering a striking exterior, the interior features an innovative layout with the bathroom and opposing wardrobe behind the front cab seats. The spacious wardrobe is not only a great place for storage, but it also houses pull-out stair steps so you can easily access the front bunk when night falls. The front bunk area also features a skylight and an optional 15-inch LCD TV.

Source: Winnebago
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Jul 10, 2008

The Pennsylvania RV & Camping Show Is The First To Feature 2009 RV Models

RV Trade Digest reports that The Pennsylvania RV & Camping Show will be held September 10th through the 14th at the Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

According to the Pennsylvania Recreation Vehicle & Camping Association (PRVCA), the show will feature more than 1,300 of the latest RVs from the smallest folding campers to the largest motorhomes.

The Pennsylvania RV & Camping Show is also the first show in the nation with the 2009 models with more than 86 Companies Exhibiting. There will also be seminars with RV Experts, including Gary Bunzer, "The RV Doctor".

Source: RV Trade Digest and Pennsylvania Recreation Vehicle & Camping Association
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Jul 8, 2008

The Space-Saving interVac Cleans Takes Up Dirt...Not Space

Conventional vacuums take up valuable storage space and most central-vac systems are limited in where they can be installed. Used by RV builders such as Keystone, Pilgrim and Gulfstream, as well as boatbuilders such as Sea-Ray, the interVac offers infinite mounting capabilities.

According to the interVac site, the unique interVac systems can be mounted on their backs and sides or upright. Designed to be fully portable or permanently installed in minutes, they deliver a lightweight, space-optimizing vacuum that doesn't sacrifice power. Able to be concealed within a wall, step or storage bay, the RM and RGM Models are remotely located.

They feature an auto start inlet valve connected with 2" flex-hose and also have a cord or are hard-wired. For 100% protection from pet dander and allergens, the superior vacuums use an efficient HEPA Style filtration process. It helps provide a fresher, cleaner and healthier RV environment.
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Jul 3, 2008

RV Education 101 Offers "Drive Your Motorhome Like a Pro" DVD

RV Education 101, a video and RV Information Company, recently released a new DVD titled Drive your Motorhome Like a Pro.

In this video, hosts Mark Polk (RV Education 101) and Lorrin Walsh (Professional driver & author of Drive Your Motorhome Like a Pro) provide the tools to help the RV consumer drive their RV like a professional driver. That means professionalism developed by the ongoing awareness of driving motor coaches, and the execution of unique driving techniques needed to become a safer and a more confident driver.

Mark Polk stated "Driving a motorhome, especially for the first time, can be very intimidating. The truth is with power steering, automatic transmissions and great visibility, almost any experienced driver can quickly adapt to driving a motorhome. The question is; are you driving it the right way? Lots of people have been driving motorhomes for many years without a real understanding of the dynamics and driving techniques of driving a large vehicle."

Drive Your Motorhome Like a Pro is a complete video guide to professional driving techniques for beginners and experienced drivers. It takes commercial driving training techniques and converts them to layman's terms, and it explains basic rules you can apply to any vehicle you might drive.

Source: RV Education 101
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Jul 1, 2008

The Early Show On CBS Travels America In A Winnebago Adventurer

Winnebago Industries, Inc reports they are taking CBS News' 'The Early Show' on the road this summer thanks to a state-of-the-art Winnebago Adventurer. The model shown below is the 2009 Adventurer.
According to Winnebago, they are partnering for the third consecutive year with 'The Early Show' on their summer promotion, Early on the Road. This summer, 'The Early Show's' weatherman and feature reporter Dave Price will visit eight U.S. locations to discover the excitement and beauty of America.
We are proud to partner with CBS News' 'The Early Show' as they celebrate summer, said Winnebago Industries Chairman of the Board, CEO and President Bob Olson. This promotion showcases a Winnebago Adventurer motor home as a key element on this popular morning show. We chose the Winnebago Adventurer because of is popularity, style and innovation. The Adventurer is guaranteed to get Dave and the rest of 'The Early Show' crew to each destination in style and comfort. There is no better way to see the beauty of America than in an RV, and we're excited that 'The Early Show's' nearly 15 million weekly viewers will get to do just that through this summertime promotion.
A top selling Class A gas powered motor home, the Winnebago Adventurer is the total package with innovative floorplans, unique features, plush interior and a powerful chassis. Top-notch entertainment features are also found on this coach, like LCD TVs, the Sirius satellite radio and 10-CD changer just to name a few. Extras also include an electric fireplace, washer/dryer combination and the ultra-comfortable Sleep Number Bed by Select Comfort.
Source: Winnebago
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