Dec 18, 2013

Space Efficiency and Utility in your RV Kitchen Area

The SmartSpace Cookware line of products is created to solve a common problem in RV’s where space and storage is limited. It is square cookware designed specifically to fit in small cabinets and on small stove tops in RV’s and motor homes.  All three pots and skillet stack inside of each other, like the nesting Russian dolls.  They are induction based and have a heat transfer technology that evenly cooks the food.  Each pot and skillet is constructed with heavy duty, impact bonded steel and aluminum with a high grade non-stick surface.  The handle is detachable and easily clips onto any side of any pot and stores nicely inside the smallest pot.  The lids have a clever venting system that accommodates the removable handle and quickly closes for a proper seal. The set also includes custom silicon mats for each of the pots which protect the surface while stacking and double as heat mitts.  Another key feature is any pot can be stored directly into the refrigerator with leftovers reducing additional storage container cleanup. 

Think about a typical kitchen. The stovetops, cabinets, countertops and refrigerators are all square or rectangular.  However, most cookware is round and by design and can be an inefficient use of space. Traditional round pans take up most cooking and counter top surfaces and do not store efficiently with the bulky handles.  The elegant and efficient design of SmartSpace maximizes those limited spaces available.    

SmartSpace is made of the highest quality materials and will stand the test of time.  For more information, you can visit SmartSpace-Cookware online at  or on facebook at

“Simply genius!  Cannot believe someone didn’t think of this sooner.  It is the most efficient cookware in my experience.  Not only did I get an easy and neat storage solution I also love the way the food cooks in my new pots! “
~ Debbie M ~

“I didn’t actually see or handle these pots until they arrived at my door.  I was so impressed at how durable they were as you can’t tell on-line.  I’m so excited to take my next trip in my RV with my new cookware!”
~ Annette C  ~

“I would rate this product 5 out of 5 stars as it covers efficiency, durability and smart all in one!  I bought one for my RV and now getting a second one for my boat.“

~ Jason C ~
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Dec 17, 2013

RV of the Year Awarded to Thor Motor Coach Class A RUV Motorhomes

December 17, 2013 (Elkhart, In.)Thor Motor Coach, North America’s #1 chosen motorhome manufacturer was awarded the prestigious “RV Business 2014 RV of the Year” Award for its Recreational Utility Vehicles (RUV), the Axis and Vegas.  The consumer centric design of these compact 25-foot Class A RUV’s has created a new segment of compact, stylish and user-friendly motorhomes.

“Dealers are looking to Thor Motor Coach as the industry innovation leader,” says Jon Krider, Director of Marketing at Thor Motor Coach.  “Being bestowed “2014 RV of the Year” by RV Business; we have strengthened our commitment to bring forth cutting-edge products that meet consumer needs.  We continue to focus on superior quality, engineering and performance.  The extremely positive dealer reception to our new products, as well as enhancements to our existing line-up, solidifies we are on the right course. We will continue to build upon on that momentum, bringing the best and most innovative products to market in the future.”

Other new products garnishing high praise in Louisville included the new 29H Outlaw Toy Class C Haulers built on a Ford E-Series chassis, a full wall-slide Four Winds 28F Class C Motorhomes with a King Bed, the Hurricane and Windsport 32N Class A RVs with a wall-slide and luxurious Tuscany 40KQ Class A Diesel Motorhomes with a peninsula island kitchen and inviting living space.

Learn more about Thor Motor Coach and their Newest Motorhomes at or by calling 800-860-5658.

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Nov 27, 2013

New Luxury Diesel Motorhomes from Thor Motor Coach Impress

November 27, 2013 (Elkhart, In.)North America’s top selling and most chosen motorhome manufacturer Thor Motor Coach has been receiving high marks from the retail marketplace and dealer body with three new and impressive floorplans from their Tuscany, Tuscany XTE and Palazzo diesel motorhome brands.  These dynamic brands have generated robust sales during fall shows, further propelling Thor Motor Coach to the forefront of diesel brands in the motorhome marketplace.

“Thor Motor Coach diesels have made a 25.8% market share increase* in 2013,” said Adam Gudger, National Sales Manager.  “This market increase exemplifies our commitment to product development and new floorplans.  We’ve listened to our retail customer and our team has done a tremendous job developing products that meet their needs”.

The potent 44MT floorplan anchors the flagship Tuscany luxury coaches, by offering the most living space in any Thor Motor Coach diesel.  The bath and half layout maximizes the usable space by scaling back the size of the rear bath without reducing functionality.  The slight change in the rear of the motorhome opens up an expansive living room which includes a standard Ultraleather™ sofa and booth ensemble with opposing hide-a-bed sofa.

Livability is the key focus for the Tuscany XTE line of luxurious Class A Motorhomes which is exemplified in the new 40GQ’s camp side sofa and dinette arrangement.  This layout provides great views to the outside under the patio awning.  Impressive seating and dining configurations allow for true customization of the living space.  The bedroom features a premium “King” size Denver Mattress™, ample clothes storage plus a stackable washer and dryer.

The new diesel powered Palazzo 35.1 Class A RV offers a unique and spacious living room arrangement perfect for couples or bigger families.  Space is substantial with dual opposing slide-outs, a first in the Palazzo line-up.  A large 46” TV is viewable throughout the coach, and when not in use, easily stored away by retracting it into the buffet dinette.  Other firsts for the Palazzo diesel pushers include the full wardrobe in the 35.1 that expands from wall to wall in the bedroom and “King” size bed with a Denver Mattress™.


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*according to Statistical Survey’s market data through September 2013.

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Introducing the New Travato

Introducing the Travato, the newest Class B motorhome to join the Winnebago Touring Coach lineup.  At 20’ long, the Travato is unbelievably agile, while still offering a full-feature RV experience that is perfect for the adventurous explorer.  The 59G, featuring the Ram ProMaster chassis, will please value-conscious enthusiasts with its amazing fuel efficiency.  With swivel cab seats, LED ceiling lights, standard touch-screen navigation, a split dinette, and an abundance of features, the Travato delivers a whole lot of fun for less. 

·  Ram ProMaster chassis with gas engine and estimated 16 to 18 mpg on the highway.
·  Best in class cab ergonomics, visability and safety features
·  Rear access double doors
·  Full-featured RV, perfect for two people
·  Awning with LED lights
·  LED ceiling lights – reduce energy consumption by up to 70 percent, extending battery life when dry camping
·  Corner double bed, portion of bed flips up against sidewall to allow for bicycles or other large items, access from rear doors.
·  Full height roller, tambour style bath door
·  Powered entrance step
·  Swivel cab seats
·  First in class 3-point seat belts on forward facing bench seat
·  Full-featured galley
·  MCD blackout roller shades
·  Available retracting screen door

·  U-Connect 5.0 Infotainment Center with touch screen, voice command and steering wheel controls features AM/FM radio with CD/DVD player, SiriusXM satellite radio with 12 month trial subscription, hands free Bluetooth, iPod®/iPhone® audio integration, speed adjusted audio levels, compass, color rearview camera, and integrated GPS with navigation for safe and easy routing and turn-by-turn voice guidance

59G Floorplan
The innovative 59G is for active people who want to take their toys with them.  This unique floorplan features a rear double bed that is designed to flip up, out of the way to allow for large items like bicycles to be stored inside and making them easily accessible through the large double doors at the rear of the coach.  A rear corner wet bath occupies the rear passenger side. The 59G features a compact, yet fully functional galley and deep wardrobe.  The forward-facing bench seat with two 3-point seat belts and dining table and another bench seat that may be used while camping, may all be combined into a Flex Bed system to allow for additional sleeping.  The front cab seats swivel for convenient television viewing.
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Nov 11, 2013

Winnebago Industries Toolbox Distributed to Dealers

- To build a better motorhome, start with the right tools -

FOREST CITY, IOWA, November11, 2013 -- Winnebago Industries’ motorhome dealerships recently received a “Toolbox” display, along with a supply of matching brochures.  The Toolbox contains 11 sample pieces that represent the distinct advantages of Winnebago Industries, including exclusive vertical integration capabilities that enable the production of most of the parts used to create a motorhome to be manufactured in the Company’s facilities to exacting standards..  From the multi-density foam found in the Company’s Stitchcraft furniture, to the precision formed steel from the Chassis Weld facility, to the industry-leading interlocking joint design of the sidewalls built by the CAPCO division – each of the 11 pieces in the toolbox represent the Company’s advanced manufacturing processes that are used to create the Winnebago, Itasca, and Winnebago Touring Coach motorhomes.  A brochure accompanies the toolbox that explains each piece within the toolbox.  This brochure is then provided to retail customers as a takeaway to review later.

“The Toolbox and brochure are a powerful sales tool that allow our dealers to tell the story of our quality manufacturing,” said Winnebago Industries Marketing and Sales Promotion Manager Kelli Harms.  “By helping to explain the how’s and why’s of what we do, the Toolbox is a powerful resource to help a consumer make their purchase decision.”   

About Winnebago Industries, Inc. - "The Most Recognized Name In Motor Homes®", is a leading U.S. manufacturer of recreation vehicles, which are used primarily in leisure travel and outdoor recreation activities. The Company and its subsidiary build quality motor homes, travel trailers, fifth wheel products, and transit buses under the Winnebago, Itasca, Winnebago Touring Coach, SunnyBrook and Metro brand names. Winnebago Industries has received the Quality Circle Award from the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association every year since the award's inception in 1996.

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Nov 7, 2013

The 2014 Sightseer® and Sunova® – Take the Scenic Route!

The Sightseer and Sunova are an invitation to great value and good times in Class A comfort. Four floorplans deliver a perfect living experience built to Winnebago Industries® exacting standards. This year, LED ceiling lights bring energy efficiency to a coach already loaded with premium features such as Corian® galley countertops, MCD solar/blackout roller shades, and Ultraleather™ cab seats. The 35G delivers exceptional travel flexibility with the inLounge™ extendable sectional sofa and movable inTable™. For additional sleeping space, add the StudioLoft™ drop-down cab bed to any floorplan.

- New inLounge extendable sectional sofa and moveable, multi-function inTable (35G model)
- New Radio/rearview monitor with 6” touch screen, color rear camera, iPod®/MP3 input
- Corian galley countertops and Corian sink covers.
- MCD Duo Solar/Blackout roller shades throughout coach
- Ultraleather™ cab seats, sofas and lounge chairs
- 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
- Residential 30” stainless steel microwave/convection oven
- Defroster fans for windshield
- Porcelain toilet with sprayer on all models
- Convenient LPG accessory connection in the patio area
- Full-body paint
- Ford® F53 super-duty V10 SEFI Triton® engine, 22,000-lb. GVWR, 22.5” tires and stylized aluminum wheels
- Available features:
     - SiriusXM™ satellite radio with 6” touch screen monitor, handheld remote, iPod interface cable/connector
     - King bed (not available on 30A)
     - Ideal Rest® Nouveau™ digital control mattress with remote (standard on 35G)
     - Studio Loft™ drop-down cab bedo Large capacity, two-door refrigerator/freezer with icemaker (30A)
     - Four-door refrigerator/freezer with icemaker (33C, 35G and 36V)
     - Vinyl floorcovering throughout (cab area and slideouts will have carpet)
     - Exterior entertainment center with 32” HDTV

30A floorplan
The 30A lives large for its compact size. The double slide 30A features an innovative extendable U-shaped dinette – a hybrid couch/dinette that offers convenience, comfort and style – and seats up to six! Plus, there’s a large mid-coach TV that slides out for optimal viewing even when the slideout is not extended. The lounge area also features a recliner with an available Euro recliner with built-in footrest optional. The in-line galley is fully stocked with everything you need to make the perfect meal. The enclosed bathroom is spacious, with the rear bedroom featuring a large wardrobe, chest of drawers and a walk-around queen size bed. Additional sleeping space is available in the new StudioLoft in the cab area.

33C floorplan
This triple slide floorplan features a large driver’s side slide that expands the entire galley and dinette, with a flat floor slide found across from the dinette, and a queen bed slideout in the rear. The large galley offers a three-burner range top, microwave/convection oven, refrigerator/freezer (a larger, four-door refrigerator/freezer with ice maker is optional), pantry and a double sink. Our own BenchMark dinette is another highlight of the 33C, with a buffet-dining module with chairs and a large, retractable TV just above the buffet optional. The Comfort Sofa/Sleeper and recliner or available Rest Easy sofa and Euro recliner are seating options in the lounge area. An optional washer/dryer is also
available. The 33C offers a spacious bathroom, and a generous bedroom area with a king bed optional. Additional sleeping space is available in the new StudioLoft in the cab area.

35G floorplan
With three slideouts, an innovative inLounge Extendable Sectional Sofa/Sleeper, a movable inTable, large TV and an optional fireplace, this floorplan creates a spacious and comfortable lounge area. Additional sleeping space is available in the new StudioLoft in the cab area. A rear slideout powered queen walk-around bed, or optional powered king bed, with nightstands are the perfect complement to the vast wardrobe and chest of drawers storage and optional stackable washer/dryer on the opposite wall. An additional TV is also located in the bedroom. A large split bath with sliding doors on both sides provides privacy from the front and rear of the coach. A fully functional kitchen is available with either a large pantry and 2-door refrigerator/freezer or optional large 4-door refrigerator/freezer with icemaker. A three-burner range with oven is also available.

36V Floorplan
The BenchMark dinette, Extendable Sectional Sofa, queen or available king bed, his and hers wardrobes, chest of drawers, spacious split bath, full galley and optional StudioLoft bed allow for plenty of living and sleeping space in this dual-slideout floorplan.
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Oct 30, 2013

RVDA Quality Circle Awarded to Thor Motor Coach

October 30, 2013 (Elkhart, In.) – Leading motorhome manufacturer, Thor Motor Coach has earned the prestigious Quality Circle Award for 2013 from the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA).

“Without our valued dealers and retail customers, we cannot succeed,” said Dana Simon, Vice President of Sales at Thor Motor Coach.   “Continued effectiveness of programs like the “Shield of Protectionhelp us strive to be the best partner in the business. The key to Thor Motor Coach’s success are innovative products offered at a competitive price, all backed by superior sales, parts and warranty support.  Game changing products like the new Axis & Vegas RUV’s (Recreational Utility Vehicles) are proof of this commitment to our partners. ”

“We are honored to be recognized by our dealers for this significant award and thank them for their support and partnership,” said Ron Davidson, VP of Operations for Thor Motor Coach.  “Our comprehensive “Shield of Protection” program has been instrumental in receiving this award.”

“The program starts with our Gold Star Inspection, a detailed inspection which produces consistent and superior quality products to our dealers,” continued Davidson. “The remaining components deliver exceptional customer support after the sale, which makes ownership of a Thor Motor Coach product so desirable.  The Concierge Connection provides new owners with a personal Thor Motor Coach contact for assistance as needed.  The Rapid Response parts initiative provides that essential parts are stocked at all times for quick shipment.  Single Source warranty cuts down on the hassle of dealing with multiple vendors.  And lastly, 24/7 Factory Support delivers technical support day or night from our highly trained Thor Motor Coach technicians. “

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Oct 29, 2013

Leisure Travel Vans Debuts 2014 ‘Free Spirit TE’

Winkler, Manitoba-based Triple E RV announced the launch of a 23-foot Free Spirit TE luxury touring coach in its Leisure Travel Vans lineup.
Built for convenience and flexibility, the Free Spirit TE features dual sliding doors, room for seven and two fuel-efficient powertrain options, according to a press release.
Exclusive to Leisure Travel Vans, the 2014 Free Spirit TE offers dual sliding doors, giving passengers “unmatched comfort and convenience,” the company said. The coach also offers four Ultraleather seats up front, room for three on the rear sofa, a passenger side screen door and TVs in both the front and rear.
Upscale amenities include handcrafted solid-wood cabinetry, French-seamed upholstery and Corian Private Collection countertops. The attention to detail continues to the exterior, including an optional new roof trim kit that gives the coach an even sleeker look.
Built on a Mercedes Benz Sprinter 3500 dual rear wheel chassis, the Free Spirit TE is powered by either a 3.0-liter V6 BlueTEC Turbo Diesel with 188hp and 325 foot-pound of torque, or the new 2.1-liter, 4-cylinder BlueTEC Turbo Diesel with 161hp and 265 foot-pound of torque and 7-speed transmission. The Free Spirit TE provides an estimated 18-22 mpg.
The Free Spirit TE also features bi-xenon headlamps, a multi-function steering wheel, front and rear Parktronics parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, collision prevention assist, lane keeping assist and high beam assist.
With MSRPs start at $119,600 USD, the Free Spirit TE begins production in early 2014 and will be distributed throughout Leisure Travel Vans dealers in North America.
Take a virtual tour of the Free Spirit TE on the new Leisure Travel Vans website. To create a more interactive experience, the new website features 3D floorplans, tour videos and high-quality photo galleries. There is also a new ‘compare all’ tool to help users see how the Free Spirit TE stacks up against the rest of the LTV product lineup.
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Oct 15, 2013

B&W Debuting 20,000-Pound Companion Hitch

B&W Trailer Hitches has introduced its new RVB3500 Companion fifth-wheel aftermarket trailer hitch sporting a 20,000-pound capacity. According to a press release, the new Companion hitch employs B&W’s unique Turnoverball mounting design that promotes quick, single-point hitch installation. The quiet riding hitch is designed to handle today’s heavier trailers and pickups with varying truck bed configurations.
B&W’s earlier Companion model had an 18,000-pound towing capacity, but remained virtually unaltered since its inception in 1998. The new 20,000-pound rated Companion fifth-wheel trailer hitch has all the features that RV owners and dealers favored in its predecessor.
“The combination of product quality and reliability, along with B&W’s reputation among customers, have made the B&W Companion fifth wheel hitch our most popular,” Don Collins, president, DC’s RV Campers. “With its 20,000-pound towing capacity, enhanced height adjustment and flexible installation design, we anticipate that the new Companion will be even more commercially successful than its forerunner.”
The new Companion hitch features two adjustable pivot arms that can be oriented horizontally, relative to the truck’s axle, and vertically to allow trailers to clear the taller truck bed walls now on many late-model pickups. The new hitch also features adjustable plastic feet that allow the hitch to adapt and mount snugly to an ever-increasing variety of truck bed corrugation patterns.
The entire system is made of top-quality American steel and is finished top to bottom with a tough, durable powder coating. Once installed, the substructure leaves the truck bed totally unobstructed. The substructure’s socket accommodates any of seven different Turnoverball-style hitches, including the RVB3500 Companion.
The single-post hitch base drops easily into the socket and, once married to the substructure uses adaptable leveling feet for stabilization and bolts to lock it securely into position. Pivot arms are also fully adjustable with a height range of 16 1/4 inches to 18 1/4 inches. The arms feature thick polyurethane bushings that allow the locked coupler head to pivot effortlessly, and the coupler head itself is fitted with a hydraulic dampening mechanism that absorbs road shock and tilts up to seven degrees. The whole hitch system operates so smoothly and quietly that drivers and passengers sometimes have the sensation that there is no trailer being towed.
“Our new 20,000-pound rated Companion hitch is a response to recent trends in the structure and shape of truck beds, along with the increasing lengths and weights of trailers,” Cleat Stockebrand, product design engineer for B&W Trailer Hitches, said. “The new Companion hitch base takes advantage of the structural features of late model truck beds, optimizing the capacity of the hitch and giving customers the needed adjustments to accommodate their towing needs.”
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