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Your October RV News Fix is Here



Between the Hershey RV Show and RV Open House, we’ve seen A LOT of news break in the RV industry this fall. And as always, we are here to break down the top RV stories you need to know. Check out some of the recent headlines below. Hint hint... get ready for some new models!
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First Completely Electric Motorhome is Officially on the Market - A few months back, the world’s first completely electric RV was revealed at a German trade show, and now this unit - the Iridiumis - is officially on the market in Europe. During the trade show, the unit only had a range of 124 miles, but now the Iridium comes with a 249 mile-range with the motorhome’s highest battery pack. The interior of the Iridiumis is fairly standard including a bathroom and shower, kitchen, and a double bed. The 249-mile Iridium will cost buyers $219,000, while the 186-mile version comes in at $188,000. We’re interested to see how this unit does in the market, and if similar electric versions will make their way to the U.S. Read More.

L’air Camper Co. Reveals Super-Light Travel Trailer - L’air Camper Co. just came out with their brand-new fiberglass trailer and it made its debut at this year’s RV Open House Show. The new model is extremely lightweight and easy to tow. The camper weighs in at just over 2,000 pounds due to its fiberglass exterior. The compact camper might be small, but it includes all the comforts of home like a kitchen galley, full bath with shower, and room to sleep up to four people. We’re excited to see this unit out on the open road. Read More.

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CEO of Trader Interactive Highlights the Current State of the RV Market - Lori Stacy, CEO of Trader Interactive, recently shared her thoughts on the state of the RV industry with Yahoo! Finance. Although the overall RV market has seen a decline in sales over the last year, things are looking up for the industry when it comes to first time and millennial buyers. To learn more, check out her segment here.

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Winnebago Debuts New Class B RV at Open House - This year’s Open House was filled with new models and this includes a new Class B from Winnebago. The manufacturer revealed the Solis, their new Class B RV aimed specifically towards the millennial market. The new unit features a “pop-up” sleeping area that extends off of the roof of the vehicle for added space and a murphy-style bed in the lower level. The combined space sleeps up to four people in just less than 20ft of living space - we’re impressed. The unit has a workspace area for all of the full-timers out there as well as a curtained outdoor area to rinse off sand for all of you beach lovers out there. If you’re ready to experience #Vanlife - check this unit out for yourself. 

You’re officially all caught up on the RV news you need to know this month. Which stories interested you? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and stay tuned for more news.
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2 comments:

  1. An electric RV is only viable in the EU. Here in the US, a 250 mi range won't get you from DC to Boston...so it's a waste of money and resources. Until there is a quantum leap in battery storage capacity, electric vehicles are not a viable alternative in North American distances.

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  2. I don't think it could climb up Ranger Hill in Texas let alone the mountain up to Flagstaff at more than 30 mph if that.

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