Dec 17, 2014

FRVTA SuperShow to Feature 'Wall That Heals'

The Wall That Heals exhibit, honoring Vietnam War veterans, will be on display to the public during the 2015 Florida RV SuperShow, January 14-18 at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa.

According to press release, the exhibit is a 250-foot replica of the original memorial in Washington, D.C., that travels across America.

“The Wall That Heals transcends the Vietnam War to help our great nation renew its relationship with veterans of all wars,” said Jan C. Scruggs, founder and president of VVMF. “It helps veterans from all of America’s conflicts to find healing and a powerful connection through their common military experiences.”

Each of the aluminum replica’s two wings is approximately 123 feet long and meet at an angle of 121 degrees, rising to a height of approximately five feet at its apex. Each name is laser etched into panels of reflective black, powder-coated heavy aluminum supported by a structural aluminum frame.

A database of names and their precise arrangement on The Wall was created to engrave the panels. The database was then linked to a computer-operated laser system developed solely for the purpose of engraving The Wall That Heals. The system etched image areas of a specific size, requiring remarkably precise calibration across a wide field to match partially formed letters and lines.

The names on The Wall That Heals replicate the names on The Wall in Washington, D.C. As on The Wall, the names are listed alphabetically by day of casualty. Beginning at the center/apex, the names start on the East Wall (right-hand side) working their way out to the end of that wing, picking up again at the far end of the West Wall (left-hand side) and working their way back in to the center/apex. Thus, the beginning and ending of the conflict are joined at the center, signifying an epoch in American history.

The Wall That Heals is transported from community to community by a 53-foot, fifth-wheel trailer with cases built into its sides, allowing it to serve as a museum that tells the story of the Vietnam War, The Wall and the divisive era in American history. The exhibition is sponsored by Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Charitable Trust, Federal Express, Geico, AON Corporation, and New Century Transportation.

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Dec 11, 2014

An inside look: How Newmar engineers and builds world-class coaches

Here at Newmar, we spend countless hours each and every year designing Class A motorhomes that are truly second to none. It begins with our industry-leading engineering team and ends with our quality control experts. And while a lot happens in between, we wanted to take this opportunity to share with you just what goes into the development and construction of each and every Newmar model.


Superior product design and innovation have been a Newmar mainstay since the beginning. We work hard to maintain our top-tier engineering capabilities, and are constantly looking for ways to bring new features and technology to our customers.

We start with the latest tools in CAD technology to leverage the knowledge and experience of our staff. Next, 3D software is utilized for all of our assembly drawings to assure proper design and fit on the production floor. We create all of the molds and tooling required to produce our dashes, cockpits, front and rear caps and holding in house to ensure quality and compatibility.

Our mold shop and R&D know-how allow us to generate master patterns and full scale mock-ups to assure proper design and testing, thus guaranteeing a quality manufacturing process. The Newmar engineering team does extensive weight analysis on all models built to record the actual weights of every wheel position on every unit to optimize the distribution and properly balance our coaches for the best drive possible.

Over the years, Newmar has developed or pioneered the following applications:

  • The first slideout in a motorhome
  • Flush floor slideouts with rack and pinion electric drives
  • Automatic entry door latching systems
  • Satellite TV systems on motor coaches
  • Integrated power management systems
  • Central air conditioning systems
  • Ceramic tile flooring
  • Power baggage door locks
  • Dual automatic HVAC controls for driver and passenger
  • Mechanically operated, fully automatic slide room locking systems
  • Concealed ramp door systems for rear garage units

As you can see, Newmar has been on the cutting edge from day one, and we’re fully dedicated to staying there for years to come.


Since Newmar was founded in 1968, our company has grown from one small building with six employees to a large complex that features 24 buildings, covers over 750,000 square feet and employs more than 500 individuals.

Three of our newest facilities are the chassis prep and sidewall building, our main production facility and our paint and detail building. All three contain state-of-the-art technology and encompass most of the Newmar production process.

Each building is staffed with dedicated individuals who have spent an average of 12 years with our company. Having this level of experience is critical to the craftsmanship that is required to build products worthy of donning the Newmar badge. Every one of our units is built one at a time on the same assembly line by the same people, all to the same demanding specifications and level of quality. A Bay Star Sport – our most affordable model – might go down the line right beside a King Aire – our most luxurious model.

Every unit we build undergoes more than 1,000 quality checks as it moves through the manufacturing process before it is examined a second time. We build every Newmar with floor, sidewall and roof construction on 16” centers that are not only thicker than those used by our competition, they are warmer and quieter.

Go and see, feel and test drive a Newmar coach for yourself. Then compare our products to the rest. It won’t take you long to see why a growing number of RV shoppers prefer the Newmar Difference.
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The Newmar Difference – What it is and why it Matters

At Newmar, we love what we do because we love the recreational vehicle lifestyle, and we take pride in building motorhomes that are some of the very best on the road today. Our success comes from a strong commitment to craftsmanship, innovation and doing right by those who make our success possible. For more than 40 years, we at Newmar have chosen to lead rather than follow, using customer insights and our own passion for RVing to craft beautiful, durable coaches built to surpass even the highest of expectations. Because we don’t want to be the biggest, we just want to be the best.

The Construction Process
While legendary Amish craftsmanship is at the core of our build process, each and every person inside our factory walls is completely dedicated to assembling a better RV through an attention to detail you’re sure to notice the second you step foot in one of our coaches.

Newmar does not make a mass-produced product. We build every coach by hand in our own facilities. Every chassis is welded, leveled and squared for seamless integration with the rest of the RV structure, for a higher level of strength and integrity. Flooring is laid with precision – tile is bonded with quality adhesives while carpeting is cut back from the walls so moisture can’t enter the interior. Every piece of cabinetry is custom built in our facility and hand-sanded to combine beauty with durability.

Newmar sidewalls are rigid and dependable and reflect those featured on many residential homes, providing you with superior insulation. Our flat-floor slideouts – an industry first – are incredibly functional. And on the outside, our exclusive Full-Paint Masterpiece™ finish creates a mesmerizing look you won’t see on any other brand of motor coach. Combine all of this with our rigorous multi-step weighing and inspection process and award-winning customer service and you have a manufacturer with an unwavering commitment to excellence.

Unrivaled Innovation
The folks at Newmar never stop searching for ways to improve overall motor coach experience. Our exclusive Newmar Total Comfort™ is standard on every model we offer, delivering the comfort of a traditional home at the press of a button. The Newmar Comfort Drive™ Steering System means you’ll exert less effort while driving because your motorhome will handle more like a car. The Full-Paint Masterpiece™ finish is included on every coach we build, creating an incredibly detailed look that is one of the industry’s most durable.

Our Values
Newmar is a company that was founded on Christian principles that will always guide the way we do business. These principles – courtesy, fairness, honesty, integrity, morality, reasonableness and reliability – ensure we remain steadfast in our vision to create the highest-quality products in our industry while treating our employees and customers as if they were our own family members. We look for many of these same traits when seeking out dealers to carry our products. If we can’t find a dealer partner that we can trust to treat our customers with the utmost respect, we’ll move on, even if that means temporarily foregoing an open market until we can locate a dealer that meets our high standards. We only want to work with dealers interested in doing business the old-fashioned way, helping to create customers for life.

Our People
Since the very beginning, Newmar has built every one of its products in our home of Nappanee, Indiana. We are a family-owned company located in the heart of the Amish and Mennonite communities, where we are lucky to employ the best people in the industry. Their unrivaled skill and incredible attention to detail is what drives our success. What’s more, our employees take an extraordinary amount of pride in what they do and want their work to be nothing short of perfection.

Newmar’s outstanding customer service reputation comes in part from providing Seamless Service, a cooperative agreement between Newmar, its suppliers and dealers to provide unified service to each and every customer. All problems are to be solved quickly – no finger pointing, no blame shifting. While most manufacturers just want to move as many units as possible, the people at Newmar choose instead to focus on the customer. We not only commit the resources necessary to do so, we back it up on a daily basis by doing exactly what we say we’re going to do and nothing less.

Newmar is the best RV company in the industry. We have the best quality, the best customer service, the best employees and we do our best to attract and sign up the best dealers. These are things that can’t be copied readily by other manufacturers. You can copy products but you can’t copy the culture that is Newmar. That culture comes from our people and the way we do business – with integrity. We take care of the customer. That’s what Newmar is all about.”
-       Matthew Miller, Newmar President

Ready to experience the Newmar difference? Take the Newmar factory tour and see for yourself. 
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What’s New for 2015: Highlights from the Entire 2015 Newmar Lineup

Resting on our laurels – it’s a concept the folks at Newmar have never been willing to embrace.

Each and every year, our entire team works tirelessly to further refine our existing products while remaining focused on developing new breakthroughs, innovations – or in the case of the 2015London Aire – an entirely new coach. Furthermore, many of the ideas that help us develop leading-edge products come from you, our customers. We pay close attention to what our owners have to say, and use that feedback to build coaches any RV enthusiast would be proud to call their own.

This commitment to continuous improvement can be seen throughout the entire 2015 Newmar lineup, from the incredibly affordable BayStar Sport to the extraordinary KingAire. Below, you’ll discover the highlights representing the dozens of updates and additions made to each of our 2015 coaches.

2015 Bay Star Sport Gas Motor Coach

·         Two new floor plans have been added, including floor plan 2707, a 27’ model featuring a sofa slide in the living area, a queen bed slide in the bedroom, a mid-ship TV at the dry bar, an enclosed bath area and a functional galley for preparing meals.

·         Countertops, dresser tops and night stands now feature a new laminate material.

·         Full-paint exterior graphics are now standard on every 2015 Bay Star Sport. The exterior mirrors are also painted to match the base color of the graphic selected.

·         A new carpet style is featured for 2015.

·         Frameless single pane windows are now standard (driver and passenger windows excluded).

2015 Bay Star Gas Motor Coach

·         Two new floor plans have been developed, including floor plan 3402, which features three slides (two in the front living area and one in the bedroom), an extra deep slide that houses a large U-shaped dinette as well as a 50” LED TV across from an 84” sofa, a large split bathroom with linen storage and a modern kitchen with large pantry.

·         The Ford 22,000 pound GVWR chassis with 22” tires and aluminum wheels is now standard on every 2015 Bay Star.

·         All-new furniture styling decorates every floor plan option.

·         LED headlights are now standard along with LED lighting for the vanity and sidewall fixtures.

·         A work station has been added to the front passenger seat.

2015 Canyon Star Gas Motor Coach

·         Five new floor plans have been developed, including floor plan 3919, which features a front kitchen with spacious galley, two pantries, a coat closet, patio side dinette, 100” L-shaped sofa across from a perfectly-angled Televator, optional fireplace, split bathroom with 36” radius shower with room for a two-piece washer and dryer and a king bed.

·         Upgraded speakers accompany a Sony in-dash radio with SiriusXM satellite radio capability.

·         Two all-new interior decors, artwork, carpeting and 12” x 24” vinyl tile have been added.

·         The Weather Pro power side awning and Fantastic Vents with rain sensors are now standard.

·         An optional power wheelchair access door is now available on the wheelchair accessible 3911 floor plan.

2015 Ventana LE Diesel Motor Coach

·         Five new floor plans have been added, including floor plan 3635, featuring a front living area with hide-a-leaf dinette with buffet and large fixed LED TV across from a 74” sofa and recliner, enclosed bath area with 38” x 30” shower and large vanity and king bed.

·         Half baths feature vessel sinks and provide more usable counter space.

·         Dinettes are now made of solid surface material, while solid surface tops have been added on TV cabinets and dry bars.

·         A completely new entry door features a longer hinge for added strength and durability.

·         A Carefree Traveler power side awning, power entry door awning and slide out awnings are now standard.

2015 Ventana Diesel Motor Coach

·         Nine new floor plans have been made available, including floor plan 4311, the first wheelchair accessible floor plan available for Ventana and also offered on the 2015 Dutch Star. Compared to floor plan 3911, the wheelchair accessible floor plan available for Canyon Star, floor plan 4311 features a 74” sofa, a larger galley, a roll-in shower that offers an additional 12” of space, a bedroom with a full wardrobe along the rear wall and a Braun lift that retracts into a luggage compartment.

·         The heat exchanger under the dash uses a 20,000 BTU unit, replacing the 6,000 BTU exchanger featured on the 2014 Ventana.

·         Specific floor plans now feature a 100” L-shaped sofa that provides a pull-out double sleeper.

·         LED lighting has been added to the basement compartments. Opening any compartment door turns on all compartment lights on that side of the coach.

·         The galley in every 2015 Ventana now features a stainless steel sink.

2015 Dutch Star Diesel Motor Coach

·         Eight new floor plans options have been introduced, including floor plan 4311, the first wheelchair accessible floor plan available for Dutch Star and also offered on the 2015 Ventana. Compared to floor plan 3911, the wheelchair accessible floor plan available for Canyon Star, floor plan 4311 features a 74” sofa, a larger galley, a roll-in shower that offers an additional 12” of space, a bedroom with a full wardrobe along the rear wall and a Braun lift that retracts into a luggage compartment.

·         Premium Comfort Fit furniture is now inside every 2015 Dutch Star, including the front driver and passenger seats.

·         A new solid surface entry step well, 20” floor tile, carpet styling, artwork and bedroom tile is all standard.

·         The galley features a new stainless steel sink (with two equally-size sink bowls).

·         The exterior now features the addition of gutter rails and a flat fiberglass roof.

2015 Mountain Aire Luxury Motor Coach

·         All new for 2015, the iconic Mountain Aire introduces five never before seen floor plan options, including floor plan 4599, a quad-slide bunk model with a bath and a half that address a very specific but growing part of the luxury motorhome market. The front living area provides an 84” hide-a-bed sofa across from a 59” fixed sofa with televator, a dining area that overlooks the patio across from a spacious kitchen, a master suite with king bed, spacious master bath, large wardrobe, two-piece washer and dryer, large vanity and 40” x 32” residential shower with glass enclosure and much more.

·         Three Penguin 15,000 BTU air conditioners with heat pumps are now standard.

·         Freightliner’s SLR chassis and Cummins 12L, 500 horsepower engine is now the standard platform and drivetrain.

·         A&E brand slide out covers and an Oasis power entry door awning are now the standard.

·         The front overhead cabinets are now the same as those used in the 2015 Essex, while the height of the exterior storage compartments has been increased to match that of the Essex.

2015 London Aire Luxury Motor Coach

·         The legendary London Aire name returns to the Newmar lineup, offering a slew of standard features for less than you ever thought possible. Floor plan 4503 is a full wall slide bath and a half layout. The front living area features a 100” L-shaped sofa across from a 68” sofa with Televator. The dining area features a large residential-sized refrigerator and pantry, while the kitchen comes equipped with a two-piece washer and dryer cabinet in the rear. The master suite is outfitted with a king bed and large master bath with two sinks in the vanity, a 40” x 32” residential shower and a large wardrobe that runs the entire width of the rear wall.

·         Premium-quality speakers for an enhanced sound experience.

·         Window treatments, headboard and furniture styling featuring Villa furniture, slide out fascias, window treatments and fabrics – all exclusive to the 2015 London Aire.

·         Standard heavy duty Freightliner chassis powered by a Cummins 600 horsepower diesel engine.

·         A 10kw generator on a sliding tray is standard.

2015 Essex Luxury Motor Coach

·         Five separate 45’ floor plan options, including floor plan 4501, a quad-slide front kitchen model featuring a front L-shaped kitchen and stationary peninsula, a dining area that faces out onto the patio and a large residential refrigerator and pantry. The mid-coach living area comes with a 100” L-shaped sofa across from a 74” sofa that both face the entertainment center. The spacious master bath offers an enclosed stool room with sink and additional dual sink vanity and 40” x 32” residential shower.

·         Bedroom sound system featuring a Bose Solo system with Bluetooth adapter.

·         Sony “Z2” tablet that allows for the control of the audio and visual components, KIB lighting and window shades, as well as the Sony Silverleaf system.

·         New floor tile is featured throughout the 2015 Essex along with redesigned shower walls and bathroom vanity inserts, shower body sprays and a “touchless” kitchen faucet in the galley area.

·         Cellular remote access that enables users to control heating and air conditioning from their Apple or Android phone.

2015 King Aire Luxury Motor Coach

·         Five separate 45’ floor plans options, including floor plan 4568, a traditional quad-slide model with a front living area and rear bedroom. The living area features a 100” L-shaped sofa across from a 68” sofa with Televator. The kitchen and dining areas are especially spacious, while a mid-ship bathroom provides an enclosed stool room with small vanity, along with a second larger vanity and residential style 40” x 32” glass-enclosed shower. The master bedroom comes with a king bed and a large wardrobe along the rear wall that houses a two-piece washer and dryer.

·         A cutting-edge JBL speaker system is standard.

·         Cabinet hardware has been changed to feature a chrome finish, while slide out fascias have been completely redesigned.

·         Spartan K3 chassis with new on-board weighing system, 20,000 pound rear tow hitch and standard passive steering tag axle.

·         Exterior entertainment centers now come with Bluetooth compatible sound bars, so users can stream music from a number of compatible devices.

View the entire 2015 Newmar lineup at or call 1-(800)-731-8300 to request your brochure today!
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Nov 26, 2014

Ford and Thor Livin Lite Team to License Ford-Branded Recreational Products for All-New 2015 F-150

  • Recreational vehicle builder Thor Livin Lite and Ford have agreed to license Ford-branded recreational products for the all-new 2015 F-150 pickup, the smartest, toughest, most capable F-150 ever
  • Thor Livin Lite worked with Ford designers to adopt design cues from the aluminum-bodied F-150 into the aluminum campers
  • The 2015 F-150 is up to 700 pounds lighter than the 2014 truck, and Thor Livin Lite campers are typically 30 percent lighter than the competition – this weight-saving combination is designed to improve fuel efficiency for RV customers
Looking to spend some time exploring the countryside in the all-new 2015 F-150? Now it’s possible to sleep comfortably inside a Ford-branded camper, thanks to recreational vehicle builder Thor Livin Lite.
Thor Livin Lite and Ford have agreed to license Ford-branded recreational products for the all-new 2015 F-150 pickup – the smartest, toughest, most capable F-150 ever.
“I can’t tell you how excited we are to work with a company as prestigious as Ford and bring their iconic brand name back into the RV industry,” said Scott Tuttle, president of Thor Livin Lite. “Ford believes enough in our unique aluminum construction to allow us to carry the ‘Built Ford Tough’ label, which says a lot.”
Teaming with Ford designers
Beginning in 2013, Thor Livin Lite began working with Ford designers to adopt design cues from the aluminum-body F-150 into their aluminum campers.
The 2015 F-150 is up to 700 pounds lighter than the 2014 truck, and Thor Livin Lite campers are typically 30 percent lighter than the competition – this weight-saving combination of unique, aluminum body is designed to improve fuel efficiency for RV customers.
The debut Ford-branded camper model design will appear next month at the National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Kentucky. Thor Livin Lite plans to release other models in time for sale in 2015. The lineup of Ford-branded RVs will include tent campers, travel trailers, truck campers, toy haulers and fifth wheels for sale through Thor Livin Lite dealers.
In the 1970s, Ford had a dedicated RV division with a team of engineers and marketing professionals. Today, Thor Livin Lite licenses Ford trademarks and is fully responsible for designing, engineering and manufacturing Ford-branded recreational products with input from Ford Design.
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Winnebago Introduces the Brave and Tribute

The Brave and Tribute are fun and exciting new retro-inspired motorhomes introduced in the 2015 model year.  Winnebago product manager John Millis highlights some of the exciting features of the new 2015 Winnebago Brave 31C in this YouTube video:

Winnebago is the leading Mercedes-Benz Sprinter manufacturer in the world.  Russ Garfin, Winnebago product manager, highlights the new Winnebago View/Navion 2015 product.  

All provide great information on our exciting new 2015 product line.  

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Nov 24, 2014

Lazydays RV Partners With ‘Daytona Turkey Run’

Seffner, Fla.-based Lazydays RV is the presenting partner of the 41st Annual Daytona Turkey Run this weekend.
According to a press release, the Daytona Turkey Run is the largest classic car show and swap meet in the United States. The event will take place in the infield of the Daytona International Speedway on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 27) and runs through Sunday. Nearly 140,000 people are expected to attend and view more than 6,000 classic cars.
“This is a tremendous partnership for us,” said Lazydays General Sales Manager Ron Fleming. “A lot of our customers are also classic car lovers, so this will be the perfect occasion for visitors to enjoy a huge selection of beautiful cars and the opportunity to see some of the top RV brands all in one place.”
Lazydays will set up an RV Show & Sale consisting of dozens of RVs at the Daytona Turkey Run.
“We are absolutely thrilled to partner with Lazydays this year,” said Barbara Kelly, general manager for Daytona Beach Car Shows. “Our guests love vehicles of all shapes and sizes. I’m sure they will really enjoy exploring all of the spectacular RVs displayed by Lazydays and get a taste of their unparalleled RV expertise.”
For more information visit or the Turkeyrun Facebook page
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Nov 11, 2014

Innovative New Models for RVIA 2014

Look for the hottest, most innovative new brands and models during the 2015 consumer show season. Innovation and game-changing introductions set the EverGreen, Lifestyle and Skyline RV names apart. With new brands and never before seen innovative new models, EverGreen has come to play at the 2014 RVIA show in Louisville, Kentucky.

New Brands
The new Imperial Class B Motorhome is a unique concept in traveling and overnight comfort built on the Mercedes Benz® Sprinter chassis. With the look and automotive luxury of an executive limousine and the comfort and amenities of a motorhome, the Imperial is a crossover class of its own. Imperial is powered by the V-6 Mercedes Benz 3.0-liter common-rail direct injection (CRD) turbo diesel engine. This power train provides powerful, smooth, clean and quiet performance with the added benefit of exceptional fuel economy—up to 24 MPG on the highway.

The Ascend Cloud series is a super lightweight travel trailer with all the standard features of larger coaches. True to its name, the Ascend Cloud features an aerodynamic, lightweight curved exterior that makes it easy to tow behind sedans, SUVs and mid-sized pick-ups. Ranging in length from 19 feet to 24 feet long and a width of less than 8 feet it provides customers more choices in a lightweight towable.

The Reactor toy hauler travel trailer is turning heads and giving outdoor motorsport enthusiasts more choices with more unique floorplans. Although lightweight, a 102-inch wide body design coupled with standard 101-inch barreled ceiling provides an open concept similar to a fifth wheel – but at an affordable travel trailer price.

Reinvented Favorites

EverGreen’ Lifestyle Luxury RV Division has redesigned the entire Lifestyle lineup with a 101-inch wide body. Full-timers are looking for spacious interiors and more storage. Lifestyle has committed to filling this void in the market with an extra five inches of living space. All five of the wide body models will meet the growing demand for larger interiors with greater amounts of storage, larger kitchens, baths and wider hallways.

Taking innovation to new heights, the Element 30FLS or ‘Sky-gazer window’ features the industry’s first full-view front windshield. The latest installment of the Element lineup has been completely redesigned and features the second largest piece of curved automotive glass in the industry only surpassed by that in Class A motorhomes. Accentuating the slope of the curved roof is a panoramic, tinted windshield uniquely designed for enjoying the scenic views day or night.

The new 3905 Side Hauler from Lifestyle Luxury RV is the first “Side Hauler” luxury fifth wheel on the market. Choose from three distinct loading configurations: the Motorcycle Garage Option with a custom designed lift system that moves the bike from street level to a private garage inside the fifth wheel; Storage Room Option that provides plenty of space with an exterior loading bay; or the Kids Room Option that houses the little ones in their own space complete with full-sized, retractable bunk beds, storage—even a flat screen TV.

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EverGreen Recreational Vehicles, LLC 10758 County Road 2, Middlebury, IN 46540 Phone: 574-825-4298 or 574-825-5578 Fax: 574-825-4299

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Versatile Alfa Gold 3905SH “Side Hauler” is a Game-Changer from Lifestyle Luxury RV

Lifestyle Luxury RV, an EverGreen company has developed the first “Side Hauler” luxury fifth wheel with the introduction of the new Alfa Gold 3905SH for 2015. The versatile new luxury fifth wheel has three options to choose from utilizing a large four by nine foot, 36 square-foot, slide room.

The new 3905 Side Hauler comes in three distinct loading configurations. Choose the Motorcycle Garage Option with a custom designed lift system that moves the bike from street level to a private garage inside the fifth wheel. There’s a Storage Room Option that provides plenty of space with an exterior loading bay for everything from kayaks to bicycles for the entire family. Or choose the Kids Room Option that houses the little ones in their own space complete with full-sized, retractable bunk beds, storage—even a flat screen TV.     

Choose the Motorcycle Garage Option on the Alfa Gold 3905SH. Built tough to handle one full-sized motorcycle, this unique lift system is the perfect solution for those who want the convenience of a toy hauler without compromising luxury living space. The exclusive lift system is 8-foot long and about 2-feet wide and is built with 3/8 inch steel powder-coated for durability. The heavy-duty winch uses aircraft-grade cable. A remote control with cord allows easy loading and unloading of your bike with one person. Simply open the access door, lower the lift system, strap the bike on the lift ramp, and raise it gently into the side hauler slide room. When you are ready to depart, power the Side Hauler slide room into the coach and head down the road. Your motorcycle is kept isolated, with room for tools in its own private LED lit garage, until the next destination. 

The Storage Room Option for active families. The storage room option provides 36 square feet of unencumbered storage. That’s room for six kayaks, a fleet of bicycles, or simply space for your antiques and collectables. An access door provides easy loading from the outside. Now you can take it all with you in the Alfa Gold Side Hauler. 

The Kids Room Option—The perfect private space for the children features two retractable, full-sized HappiJac bunks that store up and out of the way to create a 36 square foot playroom. The Kids Room can sleep four little ones comfortably. Corner wardrobes with drawers provide storage for kids clothing and toys. There’s a flat screen TV for entertainment and gaming on the wall inside the Kids Room. A privacy door separates the slide room from the main living room from active children playing.  
For more information:

Lifestyle Luxury RV 51700 Lovejoy Dr. County Road 2, Middlebury, IN 46540 Phone: 574-825-5578 Fax: 574-825-5508
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Nov 10, 2014

Winnebago Motorhomes Receive Motorhome Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards

FOREST CITY, IOWA, November 10, 2014 – Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO), a leading United States recreation vehicle manufacturer, received notification from MotorHome Magazine that Winnebago received Readers’ Choice Awards in all three motorhome classes.  Winnebago is the top selling brand in North America.

According to MotorHome Magazine, Winnebago’s Class C motorhomes were named as this year’s Gold winner, while the Class A, received Silver status and the Class B received Bronze status in their third annual Readers’ Choice Awards.  The Readers’ Choice Awards included many of North America’s most popular motorhomes, campgrounds, RV products and services. Winnebago Industries’ was the only recipient to receive this award in the Class C Gold category.

MotorHome readers were invited to choose from more than 100 brands and cast votes online at for their favorites in 27 categories.

“We are honored to be named by the readers of MotorHome magazine as the one of the top products in the industry in every motorhome category,” said Winnebago Vice President of Sales and Product Management Scott Degnan.  “This is particularly significant as MotorHome Magazine is the leading retail consumer motorhome magazine in the industry and we were privileged to receive awards every year of the Readers Choice Awards existence.  We have an amazing lineup of motorhome models with new and exciting products being introduced each and every year.  Our quality and innovation make us stand apart from the competition and we will continue to strive for excellence in meeting and exceeding consumer expectation in both our products and services.”

About Winnebago
Winnebago, The Most Recognized Name In Motorhomes®, 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 motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth wheel products and transit buses. Winnebago Industries has received the Quality Circle Award from the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association every year since the award's inception in 1996. The Company's common stock is listed on the New York and Chicago Stock Exchanges and traded under the symbol WGO. Options for the Company's common stock are traded on the Chicago Board Options Exchange. For access to Winnebago Industries' investor relations material or to add your name to an automatic email list for Company news releases, visit,

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Nov 7, 2014

RV Firms Work to Aid World’s Starving Children

Employees from an array of RV manufacturers, including Forest River Inc., Newmar Corp. and Livin’ Lite along with suppliers such as Patrick Industries Inc., Quality Drive Away Inc. and Ascot Enterprises Inc. have been working in shifts this week with thousands of area volunteers — approximately 7,500 total — in the gymnasium of Nappanee Missionary Church to package 2.3 million meals for needy youngsters throughout the world. A total of about 180 employees from Newmar and 450 from several Forest River divisions were among the biggest participants, working in shifts of up to 400 in packaging the dry meals which consist of dehydrated vegetables, soy nuggets, vitamins and rice that can be heated up before serving. 

The meals, six to a plastic bag, are then distributed all over the world through a non-profit Christian organization based in Minneapolis called Feed My Starving Children. “These meals are being put together to help starving children around the world,” said NMC Senior Pastor Dave Enbrecht, adding that a number of companies have also stepped up with related financial donations. “They use embedded partners in other organizations to distribute these meals overseas – whether it’s Thailand, Guatemala, Haiti and a number of other different countries.” 

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Oct 10, 2014

Winnebago Industries to Display New 2015 Products at California RV Show - Pomona

FOREST CITY, IA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/10/14 -- Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO), a leading United States (U.S.) recreation vehicle manufacturer, has a host of new 2015 products on display at the RVIA's Annual California RV Show taking place October 10-19, 2014 at the Fairplex in Pomona. 

A full complement of products will be on display, including the debut of the new Grand Tour 42HL. Featuring the show-stopping "Sunray" premium exterior full-body paint package and the interior "Passages" fabric collection with "Glazed Honey" cabinetry, the Grand Tour is the final stop for luxurious living. It features the 450-hp Cummins turbo-charged diesel engine on Winnebago Industries exclusive Maxum tag axle chassis with lowered rail construction for unequaled ride, performance and storage capacity. Inside the Grand Tour, enjoy luxury six-way adjustable Villa cab seats in Ultraleather with power footrests on both driver and passenger seats with heat, massage and power lumber support. They also feature Winnebago's exclusive Ergo design that positions the seats to maximize comfort and allow them to easily swivel to become fully functional luxury seating elements within the living space when parked. Additional upscale luxurious amenities that add to the Grand Tour experience include polished porcelain tiles, a large skylight with powered shade, Villa furniture, keyless entry and six full-body paint packages. Multiplex switch panels located throughout the all-electric coach allow you to easily control coach functions, including exterior and interior lights, hydraulic jacks, MCD power shades, slideout rooms, and more, while the Carefree Paramount awnings extend from the top of the RV to three easy positions: slideout, slideout and window, and full patio extension. 

Also on display is a "Flame Red" Travato that is available with optional bike rack, luggage rack and ladder and kayak racks that appeal to active outdoor enthusiasts. Built on the Ram ProMaster chassis, the fuel efficient Travato Class B has a flexible floorplan, complete with a spacious murphy bed that lifts out of the way to maximize floor space so you can easily bring along your favorite toys, an available full width screen for the sliding door lets in cool breezes and keeps out bugs and a host of additional features that make it a true traveling experience. 

The new retro-styled 2015 Brave and Tribute are also on hand. The Brave and Tribute bring back the legendary "eyebrow" design with a fresh new modern look. Beyond appearance, the new Brave and Tribute are loaded with today's best features and are offered in three versatile floorplans fit for weekend getaways or extended trips. Available in both the Brave and Tribute lines, the new 31C features a full-wall slideout on the driver's side of the vehicle, while there's a dinette slideout on the passenger side, making an incredibly large living area inside. With an available StudioLoft bed over the cab area, sofa/bed, and a rear queen or optional king bed, there is sleeping available for up to six inside. The Brave and Tribute 31C also have plentiful storage, including a large wardrobe across the bedroom wall. A split bath with privacy doors on either side also provides a flexible living space.

Another great new Class B floorplan is the Era 170C. Built on the fuel efficient Mercedes-Benz chassis, the Era 170C features a slideout and hydronic heating system. The 170C also features a unique storage system in the rear of the unit that incorporates secondary access to the shower stall, providing easy to use storage space for oversized items such as golf clubs.

A full complement of Winnebago Towables are also on display, including the Micro Minnie, colorful Minnie and Ultralite trailers, as well as the Voyage, Latitude, and Destination fifth wheels. 

About Winnebago Industries
Winnebago Industries, Inc., headquartered in Forest City, Iowa, is a leading United States 
(U.S.) manufacturer of recreation vehicles (RVs), which are used primarily in leisure travel and outdoor recreation activities. The Company builds quality motor homes, travel trailers, fifth wheel products and transit buses.
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Oct 9, 2014

Fleetwood, American Coach Prepare for Pomona

Fleetwood RV and American Coach, divisions of Decatur, Ind.-based Allied Recreation Group (ARG), are in the final phases of preparing for the 2014 California RV Show in Pomona, Oct. 10-19.
According to a press release, Giant RV, Mike Thompson’s RV Super Stores, and Holland RV will be on-site with more than 55 Fleetwood and American Coach units, including the all-new 2015 Fleetwood Flair,launched a few weeks ago at the Elkhart County RV Open House.
New products and features that dealers and owners will can preview include a newly redesigned Storm with new front and rear caps and interiors and a lighter wood choice. Consumers will also have a chance to see Fleetwood’s new Game Day Edition Storm at the front entrance of the campground.
“The Game Day Storm is the die-hard tailgater’s dream rig,” says Steven Hileman, director of marketing. “It is decked out with an entertainment area that includes an exterior kitchen, fridge and grill, 50-inch television, and Bluetooth sound-bar with subwoofer. It’s the complete tailgate package, and there’s dozens of exterior color options to show-off your team’s colors,” added Hileman.
American Coach will also be showing an all-new 2015 Revolution 39A. As a 39-foot, non-tag axle, quad-slide floorplan, the 39A also features a spacious dual-vanity single bath. “It’s a shorter version of our popular Revolution floorplans,” says Dave Denarola, director of sales for the Western region. “American Coach owners have been asking for it and we are now proud to offer it.”
Fleetwood RV has plans to feature two special guests throughout the show, Jason and Nikki Wynn from Gone with the Wynns. The couple plans to greet visitors at the front entrance of the event from their Excursion 33D and host special interest topics from the seminar tent on appealing topics to RVers. The couple will also hand out giveaways to visitors throughout the event.
“We are looking forward to an incredible show,” said Denarola. “We have some exciting promotions and incentives planned for Pomona visitors. Our new Butternut and Toffee wood colors have refreshed our entire lineup and I think the West Coast crowd will be very pleased with what they see. We are looking forward to the opportunity to introduce some all-new products and enhancements to the West Coast.”
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