May 31, 2013

WIT RV Rally Schedule Offers Multitude of Fun Activities for 2013

FOREST CITY, IOWA, May 30, 2013 – Winnebago Industries’ WIT Club has a great lineup of rallies scheduled for 2013.  Highlighting this year’s events is the Grand National Rally (GNR) held at Winnebago Industries’ headquarters in Forest City July 21 - 25, 2013. 

Each rally is a great opportunity to bond with friends, attend informative seminars and fun entertainment, meet with vendors, and tour points of interest in each state and region. Owners of Winnebago, Itasca and Winnebago Touring Coach motorhomes, as well as Winnebago and SunnyBrook towable products are able to participate in the GNR and all state and local chapter rallies.  Owners who aren’t current WIT members are also encouraged to participate in these fun-filled rallies and may be a guest at a club or chapter event up to twice a year without becoming a member. 

Listed below is the 2013 WIT Club Rally Schedule:

·         May 31-June 2 Southern New England Rally – East Falmouth, MA
·         June 6-9 Pennsylvania State Rally – Centre Hall, PA
·         June 13-16 Ohio State Rally – Mansfield, OH
·         June 21-23 Michigan State Rally – Otisville, MI
·         June 26-30 Illinois State Rally – Crescent City, IL
·         July 12-14 Iowa State Rally – Britt, IA
·         July 15-19 WIT 365 Club – Forest City, IA
·         July 15-20 WIT Singles Rally – Forest City, IA
·         July 15-21 MILWIT National Rally – Forest City, IA
·         July 21-25 Grand National Rally – Forest City, IA
·         July 28-31 Wisconsin State Rally – Richland Center, WI
·         August 1-4 Indiana State Rally – Greenfield, IN
·         August 9-11 Northern New England Rally – Essex Junction, VT
·         August 9-12 Colorado State Rally – Fort Collins, CO
·         August 15-18 New Mexico State Rally – Chama, NM
·         September 5-8 New York State Rally – Frankfort, NY
·         September 6-8 Minnesota State Rally – Hutchinson, MN
·         September 13-15 Missouri State Rally – Mountain View, MO
·         September 20-22 Virginia State Rally – Virginia Beach, VA
·         September 26-29 Oregon State Rally – Rickreall, OR
·         October 2-6 California State Rally – Hollister, CA
·         October 4-6 Maryland/Delaware State Rally – Whaleyville, MD
·         October 10-13 Nevada State Rally – Pahrump, NV
·         October 18-20 Texas W Club Rally – Mineola, TX
·         October 24-27 Tennessee State Rally – Lebanon, TN

To find out more about joining WIT Club or participating in an upcoming WIT Club rally or event, please contact:  1-800-643-4892 or

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B&W Trailer Hitches Delivers First Aftermarket Gooseneck Hitch for 2013 RAM 3500 Trucks

America’s number-one-selling gooseneck hitch manufacturer puts popular Turnoverball solution in distribution, while OEM struggles with product delays

HUMBOLDT, Kan.—B&W Trailer Hitches, a leading U.S.-based manufacturer of heavy-duty, engineered trailer hitches and aftermarket truck/trailer accessories, announced that it has begun shipping its new GNRK 1314 aftermarket gooseneck trailer hitch to its nationwide distribution network. The new hitch features B&W’s popular Turnoverball design and provides the same ease of installation and simplicity of use that the North American trailer-hauling marketplace has come to know and expect.

Many 2013 RAM 3500 owners have been stunned to discover that the accessories necessary for their factory-installed gooseneck trailer hitch to function are simply not yet available. Preliminary data also suggests that if owners did not specify RAM’s towing package, they might have to pay for the bed of their new truck to be removed in order to install the MOPAR gooseneck hitch. Either way, the RAM owner’s hitch is rendered inoperable because there is currently no hitch ball available.

“This unfortunate set of circumstances has caused inconvenience and confusion among my customers,” Hayden Elder, principle of Elder Dodge in Athens, Texas, said. “Our customers prefer the B&W brand over any other gooseneck hitch, and I’m grateful that we have their GNRK 1314 hitch available now, as the RAM 3500s begin hitting our lot.” 

Enter B&W Trailer Hitches and their new GNRK 1314 aftermarket gooseneck trailer hitch. An online video demonstrates that the GNRK 1314 installs much like the other B&W gooseneck trailer hitch kits that have become number-one sellers among truck dealers and end-users alike. B&W’s new hitch is comparably priced with its other gooseneck offerings, with an MSRP of $494 and fits on any 2013 RAM 3500 without a factory-installed hitch prep package. Best of all, the new hitch comes with B&W’s signature Turnoverball feature, which allows the hitch ball to invert in its mounting socket when not in use to stow securely and flush with the bed of the truck.

In contrast to B&W’s Turnoverball design, the RAM’s OE hitch ball, when it eventually becomes available, will need to be removed from its mounting socket and stowed elsewhere. Removing the hitch ball from its mounting location leaves it prone to being lost, misplaced and generally becoming a storage nuisance.

Since we introduced the Turnoverball in 1992, gooseneck users have grown accustomed to turning over and stowing the hitch ball where they use it, and it’s hard for us to imagine why the OE would revert to an outdated, less practical design,” Travis McCall, product engineer for B&W Trailer Hitches, said. “Our new GNRK 1314 honors B&W’s reputation for creating easy-to-install hitches that are easy to use as well.”

B&W’s GNRK 1314 aftermarket gooseneck trailer hitch has been carefully engineered to match the towing capacity of the 2013 RAM 3500. The product has been extensively tested and is certified as meeting the vehicle tow rating (VTR). As with any towing scenario, B&W strongly recommends that users never exceed a VTR.

“For over a quarter of a century, we’ve enjoyed serving truck dealers of all brands, who love installing our hitch products for their customers,” Beth Barlow, marketing manager for B&W Trailer Hitches, said. “Our quick assessment of this needs gap and our rapid response to fill it are a testament to B&W’s dedication to our RAM dealer customers, their customers and the towing marketplace at large.”

B&W Trailer Hitches specializes in designing and engineering trailer hitches and aftermarket truck/trailer accessories, and has a proud reputation as a U.S.-based manufacturer and innovator. The company’s workforce makes all of its products entirely in Humboldt, Kan. The design of the GNRK 1314 aftermarket gooseneck trailer hitch has a patent pending. A complete product catalog can be accessed on the B&W website.

B&W’s GNRK 1314 aftermarket gooseneck trailer hitch can be used to replace the product designation 53W 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Towing Prep Group, for the 2013 RAM 3500. A fifth wheel hitch is expected to be introduced within several weeks.

B&W’s GNRK 1314 aftermarket gooseneck trailer hitch can be purchased online, and a dealer locator is also available at:

To access high-resolution images of B&W’s GNRK 1314 aftermarket gooseneck trailer hitch, please visit:

To view an installation video for B&W’s GNRK 1314 aftermarket gooseneck trailer hitch, please visit:

About B&W Trailer Hitches
Based in Humboldt, Kan., B&W Trailer Hitches engineers and manufactures trailer hitches and aftermarket truck/trailer accessories. B&W offers a broad selection of products designed to seamlessly integrate with and enhance the use of trucks and the vehicles and equipment they tow. All B&W products are proudly manufactured in the USA, in a state-of-the-art facility that houses a skilled workforce of craftsmen and the most technologically advanced equipment available. B&W is recognized as an innovator and invented the Turnoverball gooseneck hitch, which revolutionized the industry in 1992. To learn more about B&W Trailer Hitches, please visit:

Turnoverball is a trademark of B&W Trailer Hitches.

RAM is a trademark of Chrysler Group LLC. The terms RAM, 2013 RAM 3500 and references to models and product designations are for reference purposes only. B&W, nor its products are sponsored or endorsed by RAM, and there is nothing else in the use of the RAM brand designation that should lead a reader to believe that there is an association between B&W and RAM.
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May 13, 2013

Winnebago Debuting Roadside Assist Program

Winnebago Industries Inc. has announced a new 24/7 Premium Roadside Assistance Program for Winnebago Industries Towables.
Beginning on the new 2014 Winnebago and SunnyBrook model vehicles now being introduced, Winnebago Industries Towables will provide every new owner with a complimentary one-year membership in the 24/7 Premium Roadside Assistance program that covers items such as lock-out service, fuel delivery and flat tire changes for their RV.
Backed by Coach-Net, a North American roadside assistance service provider network, the tow vehicle is also covered when towing a Winnebago or SunnyBrook travel trailer or fifth-wheel.
“We are very pleased to offer premium roadside service to our towable customers,” said Winnebago Industries Towables President Johnny Hernandez. “Our commitment to superior service after the sale sets Winnebago Industries apart as a leader in the industry. We are dedicated to providing our owners with the service and parts they need to enable them to enjoy years of great RVing memories.”
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May 9, 2013

EverGreen Recreational Vehicle’s New Bay Hill Fifth-Wheel Receives 2013 Top RV Debut Award from RV Business Magazine

EverGreen Recreational Vehicles is proud to announce the Bay Hill fifth-wheel has been named a 2013 Top RV Debut from RV Business Magazine. The award was announced in the January issue of the magazine. RV Business is a bi-monthly publication with a circulation of 15,054 readers and has been serving the RV industry since 1972.

“We are thrilled that Bay Hill has been named a Top RV Debut,” said EverGreen RV President Mark Boessler. “We knew when we created this fifth-wheel we had designed something special. Bay Hill started with a design based on features RV owners were begging for on a competitively priced fifth-wheel. They asked for it and we delivered.”

The new Bay Hill is currently available in five versatile floor plans ranging from 29 to 38 feet. In addition to the original silver metallic fiberglass exterior color scheme, the Bay Hill is now available in an exterior cream color that is quickly becoming popular, especially in the western half of the United States, according to the RV manufacturer’s designers.

Including a great deal of luxury features into an affordable package is the basis of the Bay Hill brand. The Bay Hill features four and six-point auto leveling as a standard, and many other new amenities such as a rolling galley, ceiling fan, residential style furniture, designer glass, a big-screen LED TV, fireplace with stone trim, wave overhead cabinets, hidden hinges, optional queen-sized bed, spa-inspired wardrobe doors, no slam kitchen drawer guides, Corian® countertops, stainless steel kitchen appliances, an optional washer/dryer hookup and many industry-firsts not found on other fifth-wheels in this class.
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Sun Valley from EverGreen RV Introduces Popular Bunkhouse Floor Plan

Sun Valley travel trailers from EverGreenRV, L.L.C. are now available in a popular new bunkhouse model (the S300BHSL) that is perfect for extended families or large groups of campers.

The Sun Valley S300BHSL travel trailer features a walk around queen bed in the front of the coach with a side aisle bath separating the sleeping quarters from the main living and dining area of the coach. A spacious kitchen slide out sits opposite a deep-slide dinette and couch, with plenty of storage overhead.

The two slide outs provide ample room for entertaining family and friends around a kitchen island with a full-sized residential sink. The main attraction of the S300BHSL, however, is the rear bunkhouse. Opening a door next to a large kitchen pantry reveals the perfect hideaway for children or adult guests, with plenty of sleeping and lounging space provided by double bunks and a third flip-down bunk. Underneath the flip up bunk you’ll find cube gaming chairs that are designed for lounging or viewing a flat screen TV on the rear wall, complete with drink holders.

Sun Valley also offers a dozen other versatile floor plans to fit any lifestyle and price point with
standard features such as a fiberglass front cap with LED lights, screwed and glued cabinetry, and a gear driven four-point slide system. All Sun Valley travel trailers are built with EverGreen’s industry-leading vacuum lamination process in the sidewalls, roof and floors with a tough, fiberglass reinforced exterior and a durable walk-on, reflective white TPO roof wrapped around a sturdy welded aluminum cage. Every unit is put through a rigorous 101-point inspection including a rain booth test before leaving the factory floor.

For more information:
EverGreen Recreational Vehicles, LLC 10758 County Road 2, Middlebury, IN 46540 Phone: 574-825-4298 Fax: 574-825-4299
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May 8, 2013

Companion Slider™ newest addition to B&W Trailer Hitches RV Hitch Family

The Companion Slider is the 5th Wheel RVer’s solution to turning-clearance problems encountered with short bed trucks.

HUMBOLDT, Kansas, May1st, 2013 – B&W Trailer Hitches, a leading U.S.-based manufacturer of heavy duty trailer hitches and aftermarket truck and trailer accessories announced that its new Companion Slider fifth wheel hitch is available for purchase in May 2013.

The Companion Slider took 5 years to develop. “We took time to develop it so that it would be worthy of the B&W Trailer Hitches reputation for quality” stated Marketing Manager, Beth Barlow. The new hitch, that is now part of their family of fifth wheel hitches, made its debut at the SEMA Show in early November. “We are proud to offer a family of fifth wheel hitches to RV enthusiasts. Our goal is to equip dealers with a fifth wheel hitch option for any one of their customers” added Barlow.

In B&W’s unique fashion, the Companion Slider easily converts to a level bed, freeing up your truck bed for other uses. It is engineered with a patent pending automatic latch in both directions and twelve inches of rearward travel. Automatic latches, in both directions, means getting out of the truck only once to move into maneuvering position. It is rated to tow 18,000 pounds of gross trailer weight. It also has three vertical adjustments, 17", 18", 19". This American-made, fifth wheel hitch comes with a five year limited warranty too.

B&W Trailer Hitches specializes in designing and engineering trailer hitches and aftermarket truck and trailer accessories and has a proud reputation as a U.S. based manufacturer and innovator. The company’s workforce makes the Companion Slider entirely in Humboldt, Kansas.

“The Companion Slider was in the design stage for a long time and it’s a great American-made RV hitch that will excite those RVer’s who are looking for a short bed towing solution” said McCall, New Product Engineer for B&W Trailer Hitches.
The Companion Slider can be purchased from authorized B&W Dealers and Distributors. Locate a dealer at

About B&W Trailer Hitches

Based in Humboldt, Kansas, B&W Trailer Hitches engineers and manufactures trailer hitches and aftermarket truck and trailer accessories. B&W offers a broad selection of products, designed to seamlessly integrate with and enhance the use of trucks and the vehicles and equipment they tow. All B&W products are proudly manufactured in the U.S.A. and they are one of the last remaining trailer hitch manufacturers to produce in the United States. B&W is recognized as an innovator and invented the Turnoverball gooseneck hitch, which revolutionized the industry in 1988. The Turnoverball is the number one selling gooseneck hitch in America. This type of ball storage and mounting system is used by nearly every gooseneck hitch manufacturer today. To learn more about B&W Trailer Hitches, please visit:

Companion Slider is a trademark of B&W Trailer Hitches.
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