Nov 30, 2009

Spartan Chassis Enters Extended 3-Year Strategic Business Partnership with Fleetwood RV

Spartan Motors Chassis, Inc. has announced an expanded three-year agreement for the design, manufacturing and assembly of custom chassis in support of Fleetwood RV's high-quality brand of Class A diesel recreational vehicles, including American Coach products.

Tom Gorman, COO of Spartan Motors, said, "This agreement extends a strategic partnership made up of two strong brands that together, produce a quality product that exceeds customer expectations. This brings us to a pivotal point in our business relationship with Fleetwood RV, where we can now focus on product differentiation and maximizing opportunities in the marketplace for both companies."

Source: Spartan Chassis
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Nov 24, 2009

Newmar To Unveil New Mountain Aire Motorhome

Newmar Corporation recently announced a redesign of its Mountain Aire Diesel Pusher Motorhome.

According to Newmar, the new Mountain Aire will make its first appearance at the National RV Trade Show Dec. 1-3 in Louisville, Ky. The 2011 Mountain Aire Diesel Pusher Motorhome is expected to set a new standard when it comes to luxury RVs.

The new product will offer amenities not yet seen on motorhomes in its price range. “This new Mountain Aire is going to redefine luxury motorhomes,” said Kyle McCrary, Newmar’s director of luxury products. “We’ve taken a Newmar legend, redesigned it, and set it apart from the competition by combining elegant styling with luxury features at an exceptional price.”

Source: Newmar
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Nov 11, 2009

Winnebago Industries to Receive 14th Consecutive RVDA Quality Circle Award

Winnebago Industries, Inc. recently received notification that its Winnebago brand earned the prestigious Quality Circle Awards from the Recreation Vehicle Dealers' Association (RVDA).

Photo Credit: Winnebago

The Itasca brand also received Honorable Mention. These awards are scheduled to be presented at a ceremony conducted at the 47th Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, KY on November 30, 2009.

Photo Credit: Winnebago

"It is a tremendous honor for us to receive the Quality Circle Award again this year," said Winnebago Industries' Chairman, CEO and President Bob Olson. "To have earned this award since 1995, an accomplishment no other motor home or travel trailer manufacturer in the industry has been able to attain, is a real tribute to the hard work and diligence of our employees who are dedicated to building high quality products, while providing first-class programs and services to our dealer partners."

Source: Winnebago
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Nov 5, 2009

RV Parks Welcome Dog Owners

Photo Credit: RVIA

The Los Angeles Times features a story by Rosemary McClure about her travels with Darby, a wheaten terrier, on a trip in search of dog-friendly RV parks.

According to the story, 50% to 75% of RVers travel with a pet. RV park owners are responding by offering pet-friendly campgrounds.

Some parks are even building special areas where dogs can roam unleashed and climb doggie-agility courses.

Source: The Los Angeles Times
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