Lance Introduces 2015 Truck Camper Models

Lancaster, California-based Lance Camper Manufacturing  announced significant enhancements to its 2015 truck camper lineup.

Lance Introduces 2015 Truck Camper Models

Lance Introduces 2015 Truck Camper Models

On the exterior, people will discover all-new exterior graphics, done in tasteful tones of copper, maroon, beige, grey, and blue, designed to match nicely with today’s most popular truck colors.

Other significant exterior enhancements include available power side awning with LED lighting and keyless entry system w/key fob, while dual pane windows have been made standard on all models. Remote battery charging ports are also standard on most models.

Interiors feature three all-new designer decors with reversible cushions in the U-shaped dinette that offer two distinctive looking decors.

Other additions include fabric wrapped and radius pull-out storage drawers in the dinette and an all-new slideout fascia design.

Rounding out the list of standard interior enhancements are USB charging ports in the bedroom area and a new blue tooth compatible audio system.

Model specific interior changes include a standard privacy door on the 1172 and a 24-inch TV on the 855S and 1050S truck camper models.

Lance Introduces 2015 Truck Camper Models

Lance Introduces 2015 Truck Camper Models

These new models will be showcased along with Lance’s upgraded travel trailers and toy haulers during this year’s Fifth Annual Elkhart County RV Open House, September 16-18.

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Lance Camper Manufacturing Corp.

Lancaster, California-based Lance Camper Manufacturing Corp. has been one of the largest and leading manufacturers of truck campers in North America since the company was founded in 1965.

Their line of ultra-light travel trailers is one of the fastest-growing RV lines in the American West.

Specializing in the design and construction of high-quality RVs, Lance’s recent ten-year win of the RVDA’s prestigious and coveted DSI (Dealer Satisfaction Index) Quality Circle Award is a direct reflection of this quality in both their products and the service provided to Lance dealers and consumers these past 47 years.

Lance manufactures from a state-of-the-art production facility—a 141,000 square foot, 22-acre campus.

Factory tours are by appointment only on Wednesday mornings during production cycles.

Address: 43120 Venture Street Lancaster, CA 93535-4510

Phone: (661) 949-3322

Website: www.lancecamper.com

Worth Pondering…

May all your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view… where something strange and more beautiful and more full of wonder than your deepest dreams waits for you.
—Edward Abbey

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Highland Ridge RV Introduces 7 Open Range 3X Models During RV Show

Shipshewana, Indiana-based Highland Ridge RV are introducing several new floor plans, new decor changes, and expanding its Open Range 3X product line to seven floor plans from its current one.

Highland Ridge RV Introduces 7 Open Range 3X Models During RV Show

Highland Ridge RV Introduces 7 Open Range 3X Models During RV Show

These new product lines will be showcased during this year’s Fifth Annual Elkhart County RV Open House, September 16-18.

The wide, open living space of the Open Range 3X introduces a new design with great improvements and price point for the consumer, said Josh Streich, marketing coordinator, in a company news release.

All of the 3X floor plans have 7-foot slideout heights, with many of them offering opposing 42-inch-deep slides providing 15 feet of interior width when fully opened.

“We use the 3X term to emphasize the 3-inch wall thickness with thermal barrier,” said Streich.

“This not only gives 50 percent to 100 percent more insulation than competitors, but also prevents the aluminum studs from transferring heat or cold from the exterior to the interior of the coach.”

The 3X Open Range product line provides all the residential features of a luxury fifth wheel including stainless steel appliances, wood framed windows, stackable washer and dryer capability, arched ceiling, and 7-foot slideout height.

2015 Open Range 3X388RKS living room

2015 Open Range 3X388RKS living room

The 2015 product year 3X Open Range models include:

  • 3X349RLS (overall exterior length: 37 feet 3 inches; 392 square feet)
  • 3X378RLS (overall exterior length: 40 feet 3 inches; 427 square feet)
  • 3X379RLS (overall exterior length: 41 feet 5 inches; 420 square feet)
  • 3X386FLR (overall exterior length: 40 feet 7 inches; 402 square feet)
  • 3X388RKS (overall exterior length: 39 feet 11 inches; 420 square feet)
  • 3X397FBS (overall exterior length: 42 feet 6 inches; 428 square feet)
  • 3X427BHS (overall exterior length: 41 feet 10 inches; 430 square feet)

The Roamer and Mesa Ridge fifth wheels have also received a facelift to the front cap design. This helps to create a more aggressive look while also creating a design that accommodates a stackable washer and dryer.

“Not only did these products receive an exterior face-lift the interiors are getting a new, fresh look inside with more eye appeal for the consumer, including wallboard, flooring and furniture,” Streich explained.

2015 Open Range 3X427BHS kitchen/living room

2015 Open Range 3X427BHS kitchen/living room

“Make sure you visit our display to see what all the excitement is about and hear about our great fall program that will help you increase your sales and profits.”

Highland Ridge RV will show Open Range products at the September 16-18 Open House within the Jayco, Inc. exhibit area at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Indiana.

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Highland Ridge RV, Inc.

Middlebury, Indiana-based Jayco, Inc. acquired Shipshewana, Indiana-based Open Range RV Company in early 2014.

Open Range RV Company, founded in Shipshewana in 2007, had quickly grown to become a leader in the production of high quality fifth wheels and travel trailers, and has been recognized with multiple “Quality Circle Awards” by the RV Dealers Association.

Open Range RV lines are recognized industry wide for their quality, innovative floor designs, amenities, and low weight amongst many other features.

During the months following the acquisition by Jayco, the company changed its name from Open Range RV Company to Highland Ridge, Inc.

The home of Open Range travel trailers and fifth wheel trailers, Highland Ridge, Inc. product lines include Light, Mesa Ridge, Roamer, Journeyer, Open Range, and Residential.

Shipshewana, Indiana-based Open Range RV Company is a Jayco, Inc. company.

Address: 3195 N. S.R. 5, Shipshewana, IN 46565

Phone: (260) 768-7771

Website: www.highlandridgerv.com

Worth Pondering…

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

—Thomas Edison

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Keystone Introduces New Alpine Crossover Model During RV Show

Goshen, Indiana-based Keystone RV Co.’s Alpine division will introduce a new 3900RE floor plan during this year’s Fifth Annual Elkhart County RV Open House, September 16-18.

Alpine 3900RE from Keystone RV

Alpine 3900RE from Keystone RV

This new crossover model features a “Captain’s Quarters” complete with ramp garage, work bench, overhead storage, and LED TV.

This floor plan “adds a new twist” to one of Alpine’s top selling designs, according to a company news release.

The inspiration for this crossover floor plan came from visiting with retail customers and dealers, according to Alpine/Avalanche product manager Scott Parkhurst.

“People told us they love the look and features of the Alpine, and would really welcome an area to work and haul bulky stuff,” said Parkhurst.

“The 3900RE provides the benefits of a traditional toy hauler garage without compromising the comfort and convenience of a luxury fifth-wheel.”

Keystone Alpine-logoThe garage area in the 3900RE is purposely sized to accommodate an EZ GO golf cart or fully dressed Harley-Davidson Sportster 833 or Softail Classic.

“We asked customers what they would like to haul and these were some of the larger toys they mentioned,” said Parkhurst.

“We designed a garage to fit and satisfy their needs.”

“It has been fun developing new ideas and concepts we can integrate into one of the best selling fifth-wheels in the market,” said Keystone group general manager Bren Lauck.

“The 3900RE is just one of five new floor plans the Alpine group will be showcasing at the Open House. We can’t wait to share with dealers all of the many upgrades.”

Keystone will show product at September 16-18 Open House in Thor Industries Inc.’s exhibit area at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Indiana.

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Keystone RV Company

Keystone-Rv-Co.-logoKeystone RV Company is a producer of travel trailers, fifth wheels, and toy haulers, with manufacturing facilities at its headquarters in Goshen, Indiana, and Pendleton, Oregon.

Keystone RV brands include Montana, Cougar, Outback, Springdale, Raptor, Residence, Retreat, Passport, Hornet, Sprinter, Laredo, Mountaineer, Big Sky, High Country, Fuzion, X-lite, Bullet, Premier, Alpine, and Avalanche.

Keystone is a subsidiary of Thor Industries, Inc., Jackson Center, Ohio, the world’s largest manufacturer of recreation vehicles and a major builder of commercial buses.

Address: 2642 Hackberry Drive, PO Box 2000, Goshen, IN 46527-2000

Phone: (574) 535-2100

Website: www.keystonerv.com

Worth Pondering…

Your road is everything that a road ought to be…

And yet you will not stay in it half a mile, for the reason that little, seductive, mysterious roads are always branching out from it on either hand, and as these curve sharply also and hide what is beyond, you cannot resist the temptation to desert your own chosen road and explore them.

—Mark Twain, American author

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Heartland Introduces All-New Edge Toy Hauler

Elkhart, Indiana-based Heartland Recreational Vehicles announced it will introduce the all-new Edge toy hauler at this year’s Elkhart County RV Open House, September 16-18.

Heartland Introduces All-New Edge Toy Hauler

Heartland Introduces All-New Edge Toy Hauler

“Edge is unlike anything in the industry and is truly creating its own segment in the toy   hauler marketplace,” said General Manager A.J. Jones.

“Edge is priced well below the competition, while providing many features not found in any other toy hauler.”

Aggressively priced to compete in one of the industry’s fastest growing sectors The Edge line is currently comprised of four floor plans, one travel trailer and three fifth-wheel configurations. Jones reported that two models would be on display during the Open House.

“The Edge is an extension of Heartland’s commitment to be the market leader in terms of innovative design and staying in tune with an ever-changing demographic,” said Heartland President Chris Hermon.

“Toy haulers have evolved into the industry’s most versatile product as consumers keep discovering new uses and functions. We work hard to make sure Heartland is out front of the competition in responding to customers’ demands in this explosive growth segment.”

Recognizing an emerging trend toward enhancing the living area in toy haulers, Heartland has integrated its exclusive side patio into the onboard garage on all fifth-wheel models while adding fold-down sofas to give the area “a residential look and feel.”

For additional outdoor living area, models also include a rear patio off the garage.

Other features available on all fifth-wheels include two full bathrooms, an expansive bedroom with king-size bed, and a “Mega” walk-through master bath with sunken tub.

The living room is set off by a 50-inch TV and built-in fireplace.

Other features include six-point landing gear, 7,000-pound Dexter axles, a 23 cubic-foot refrigerator, and “unmatched” kitchen storage.

“As in all Heartland’s lines, the all-new Edge keys on those trends and features that are tripping the hot button with consumers,” Jones said.

“Along with a host of set-apart features, Edge also hits a price point that will not only provide another value piece for our dealers but also give them a step up on the competition.”

“Our toy haulers are definitely in high demand with our dealers,” said Coley Brady, vice president of sales.

“We are excited about leading this segment of the business and increasing sales.”

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Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC

HeartlandHeartland Recreational Vehicles is a leading manufacturer of towable recreational vehicles in the U.S. The Company markets over 16 brands of fifth wheel trailers, travel trailers, and toy haulers including Landmark, Big Horn, Big Country, Gateway, Silverado, ElkRidge, Sundance, North Trail, Prowler, Cyclone, Road Warrior, Wilderness, Trail Runner, Fairfield, Resort, and Oakmont.

Heartland is number three in market share in fifth wheels and closing in on being among the top five towable manufacturers of fifth wheels and travel trailers combined.

Heartland’s towable RVs are sold through an independent network of dealers throughout the United States and Canada.

The Company has over 900 employees.

Heartland factory tours are conducted Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 3:00 p.m.

Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC is a division of Thor Industries Inc.

Address: 1001 All-Pro Drive, Elkhart, Indiana 46514

Phone: (574) 262-5992 or (888) 262-5992 (toll free)

Website: www.heartlandrvs.com

Worth Pondering…

If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.

—Tony Robbins

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K-Z Introduces Durango Gold Luxury Fifth Wheel During RV Show

Shipshewana, Indiana-based K-Z Inc. will introduce a new line of Durango Gold fifth wheel trailers at this year’s Fifth Annual Elkhart County RV Open House, September 16-18.

K-Z Introduces Durango Gold Luxury Fifth Wheel During RV Show

K-Z Introduces Durango Gold Luxury Fifth Wheel During RV Show

“The new Durango Gold is the pinnacle of over 42 years of innovation and engineering excellence,” said Marlene Snyder, vice president of sales and marketing.

“This full-time luxury fifth wheel has been equipped with standard features that other companies only offer as options, if offered at all.”

“Durango Gold is the most competitively priced full profile fifth wheel in its market, built with industry leading unique features,” Snyder added.

“The Durango Gold fulltime luxury fifth wheel features painted aerodynamic front cap, high gloss ivory infused fiberglass, hydraulic slides, leveling system, large frameless windows, and reflective insulation all backed by K-Z’s two year warranty.”

A full-profile Durango Gold has a starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price of around $60,000.

The Durango Gold fulltime luxury fifth wheel will be on display at the open fall house located at the RV Hall of Fame in the Thor display.

The Durango Gold will be shown at the Elkhart County RV Open House located at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Indiana, as part of the Thor Industries display.

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KZ Recreational Vehicles

KZ-logoKZRV was founded in 1972 in a small gas station north of Middlebury, Indiana, by Daryl Zook, on the principles of quality, fairness, courtesy, and integrity.

They started building truck campers and slide in tops and now manufacture a full line of towable recreational vehicles in Shipshewana, Indiana including Durango, Escalade, and StoneRidge fifth wheels; Coyote, Sportsmen, Sportsmen Classic, Spree, Spree Escape, and Spree Connect travel trailers; Inferno, Escalade Sportster, and StoneRidge Sportster fifth wheel toy haulers; and MXT, Rock Climber, Sportsmen Classic, and Sportsmen TH travel trailer toy haulers.

KZ Recreational Vehicles has received the Quality Circle Award from RVDA for its Dealer Satisfaction Index survey for 12 of the last 13 years.

Shipshewana, Indiana-based KZRV Recreational Vehicles is aThor Industries, Inc. company.

Address: 0985 N 900 W, Shipshewana, IN 46565

Phone: (866) 472-5460 (toll free)

Website: www.kz-rv.com

Worth Pondering…

Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan.

—Tom Landry

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Dutchmen Introduces All-New Redesigned 2015 Denali

Goshen, Indiana-based Dutchmen Manufacturing Inc.’s 2015 Denali and Denali Northern Lite product lines plan to hit the ground running at this year’s Fifth Annual Elkhart County RV Open House, September 16-18.

Dutchmen Introduces All-New Redesigned 2015 Denali

Dutchmen Introduces All-New Redesigned 2015 Denali

The product is already receiving rave reviews from sneak product peeks, according to Troy James, vice president of sales.

“We’ve completely redesigned Denali from the ground up,” said Nick Eppert, Denali general manager, in a company news release.

“All Denalis now offer newly-designed exteriors, including roof profiles and expanded turning radius front caps with LED lighting.”

Denali sports new exterior colors and Arlon graphics, as well as aluminum wheels, heated and enclosed underbellies and ‘eyesight hitch vision’ in the front cap while innovative interiors feature the latest amenities from floor coverings to ceiling.

“Everything has been specifically chosen for a unique look unlike any other product in its market segment,” stated Carter Yoder, Denali product manager.

Kitchen design and amenities include Savona solid surface countertops (Denali only), mosaic tile backsplashes, custom multi-specie wood sink covers/cutting boards, and even feature walls in certain models.

Denali is aggressively going after the lightweight towable market with Denali Northern Lite, a line offering travel trailers as well as fifth wheel trailers.

“Northern Lite is the perfect combination of product features, performance and price,” Yoder stated.

“With Northern Lite’s built-in value, there’s nothing like it on the market, especially in this price category.”

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Dutchmen Manufacturing, Inc.

Denali-LogoSince 1988, Dutchmen Manufacturing, Inc. has been a leader in the recreation vehicle industry.

Dutchmen RV produces various widely-recognized brands of towable recreational vehicles that are sold throughout the United States and Canada.

Dutchmen RV brands include the Aerolite, Denali, Komfort, Infinity, Aspen Trail, Kodiak, Voltage, Rubicon, Coleman, Four Winds, Grand Junction, Lakewood, and Dutchmen brands.

Goshen, Indiana-based Dutchmen Manufacturing, Inc. is a Thor Industries, Inc. company.

Address: P.O. Box 2164, 2164 Caragana Court, Goshen, IN 46527

Phone: (574) 537-0600

Website: www.dutchmen.com

Worth Pondering…

I choose to live by Choice, not by chance; to make Changes, not excuses.
To be motivated, not manipulated; to be useful, not compete.
I choose self-esteem, not self-pity.
I choose to listen to my inner voice, not the random opinions of others.
—anon

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Lifestyle Luxury RV Introduces Front Bath Model For 2015

Middlebury, Indiana-based Lifestyle Luxury RV, a division of the EverGreen family of companies, enters the 2015 season with a completely overhauled lineup of Lifestyle Wide Body floor plans, including the new 39FB, Front Bath model.

Lifestyle Luxury RV 39FB exterior in toffee

Lifestyle Luxury RV 39FB exterior in toffee

Three slide rooms provide an enormous amount of living space throughout the coach creating room for all the essentials, according to a company news release.

Designed with the signature attention to detail of the Lifestyle brand, the new front bath 39FB offers all the amenities of home including a walk-in closet with an abundance of shelves and hanging space is at the far end of the bath. Etched glass doors with the Lifestyle logo separate the closet from the bath, an added touch of luxury.

Residents of all ages will appreciate the 60-inch full shower with seat and glass door. The spacious bath allows room for a full vanity complete with a make-up mirror and cushioned storage ottoman. Storage abounds in the full bath with a medicine cabinet, overhead cabinets, and a linen closet.

Not only is the 39FB equipped with a large, residential bath at the front of the coach, but also with a second half bath at the center. A radius door to the half bath is distinctive and functional, adding to the elegant design and to the roominess that continues throughout the coach.

Lifestyle Luxury RV 39FB interior

Lifestyle Luxury RV 39FB interior

“We’ve really stepped up our game and are striving to give customers all the comforts of home,” commented Lifestyle Product Manager, Gary Stanley.

“The front bath model will completely change customers’ expectations of what a luxury fifth wheel can be. It has all the high-end standard features and incredible amounts of storage in our beautifully finished package.”

Signature Lifestyle design touches can be found throughout the 39FB. The kitchen is situated opposite the entry and features an island with double stainless steel sink and gooseneck faucet, oversized, deep pantry, and sliding spice rack. Pantry space is vast and even has room for a broom behind the cabinet door.

Additional storage is found in the full, sliding spice rack by the stainless steel refrigerator keeping all the baking supplies and spices organized. A freestanding table and two recliners sit in the slide opposite, opening up the center of the room. The table features a single pedestal leg that increases legroom and has a table leaf for added guests, conveniently stored under the tabletop.

When entertaining, residents will find the living area has plenty of room for everyone. A hide-a-bed sofa at the rear of the room can accommodate three seated adults while the recliners offer two additional seats. A pullout desk beneath the entertainment center provides a functional workspace while an optional fireplace makes it a cozy space to lounge.

Lifestyle Luxury RV 39FB interior

Lifestyle Luxury RV 39FB interior

“The quality of our luxury fifth wheels can’t be beat,” said Lifestyle Luxury RV General Manager, Dymon Farrer.

“We keep going that extra mile to give customers a true feeling of home and elegance. Everything about this model has an upscale finish that’s sure to impress. From the frame up we’ve built a coach that will stand up to many years of full-time use and will look amazing, too.”

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Lifestyle Luxury RV

Lifestyle Luxury RV is a division of Middlebury-based EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC.

When the famed former luxury fifth-wheel manufacturer, Carriage, Inc., closed its doors in 2012, The Carriage Travel Club (CTC) chose Lifestyle Luxury RV as its new manufacturer partner.

Savvy RV consumers are increasingly investing in “The EverGreen Difference” as the company continues to dramatically lead the towable RV segment in sales.

Of the top 15 towable RV manufacturers, EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC, along with its Lifestyle Luxury RV fifth-wheel division, was one of the fastest growing companies in the industry for both registered retail sales and total increase in market share.

Lifestyle Luxury RV 39FB interior

Lifestyle Luxury RV 39FB interior

Address: 10758 County Road 2, Middlebury, IN 46540

Phone: (574) 825-4298

Website: www.lifestylelrv.com

EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC

EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC was founded in December of 2008 with the premise that the recreational vehicle industry needed a new generation of innovative, sustainable, eco-friendly, green travel trailers and fifth wheels built like none before.

Address: 10758 County Road 2, Middlebury, IN 46540

Phone: (574) 825-4298

Website: www.goevergreenrv.com

Worth Pondering…
What you can do, or dream, you can do, begin it.

—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Starcraft RV Re-enters Fifth Wheel Market

Topeka, Indiana-based Starcraft RV, a division of Jayco Inc., has re-entered the fifth-wheel market with some exciting new products to complete its full line of towables.

Solstice fifth-wheel by Starcraft

Solstice fifth-wheel by Starcraft

An upscale, mid-high priced Solstice luxury fifth-wheel is the flagship of this latest generation. The mid-priced Travel Star and Travel Star Galaxy, featuring an upgraded trim and features package, fill out the company’s offerings, according to a company news release.

“We took our time and got it right,” said Brent Froman, vice president of sales.

“The look is modern yet residential, and we did our homework by not only matching features of similarly-priced units but taking everything to the next level.”

Solstice and Travel Star fifth-wheels come with wide-body 102-inch construction—versus the 96-inch industry standard—along with larger showers, elegant Honey Glazed Cherry cabinetry, Denver brand mattresses, a universal docking station, and many other creature comforts and solid construction features.

Along with Starcraft’s exclusive two-year limited warranty, a “reputation for quality” is carried forward in the new fifth wheel line.

“Our Magnum Roof System, screwed cabinet stiles, old-world craftsmanship, and meticulous detailing are proof that we do not take shortcuts on quality,” said Ashley Lehman, director of marketing.

“The Solstice and Travel Star fifth-wheels will impress customers from their aesthetics to everything that’s under the surface.”

All Starcraft brands and a large variety of floor plans will be on display at the Elkhart County RV Open House, September 16-18. Starcraft and Jayco will display product on Executive Parkway Drive next to the RV/MH Hall of Fame.

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Starcraft RV

starcraftTopeka, Indiana-based Starcraft is one of the oldest and most respected names in the RV industry.

In fact, the company has been around since 1903. Back then, they made their name building livestock tanks and other metal farm equipment.

In the 1920s, they added a variety of boats to their product lineup.

And in 1964, Starcraft entered—and revolutionized—the modern camping industry.

Starcraft RV manufactures and markets towable RVs under the Starflyer, Comet, AR-ONE, AR-ONE WideBody, Launch, Launch Ultra Lite, Travel Star EXP, Travel Star, and Autumn Ridge brand names.

Starcraft RV is a Jayco, Inc. company.

Mailing Address: 903 South Main Street, P.O. Box 460, Middlebury, IN 46540

Phone: (800) 945-4787 (toll free)

Website: starcraftrv.com

Worth Pondering…

The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.”
—Alan Ashley-Pitt

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Triple E Introduces 50th Anniversary Edition Class B

Winkler, Manitoba-based Triple E RV is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the introduction of the redesigned Leisure Travel Van 25-foot Unity luxury touring coach.

 Triple E RV is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the introduction of the redesigned Leisure Travel Van 25-foot Unity luxury touring coach.

Triple E RV is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the introduction of the redesigned Leisure Travel Van 25-foot Unity luxury touring coach.

With a full exterior makeover, four different floor plans, and an available 50th anniversary interior package, the new Unity is the culmination of five decades of automotive innovation, according to a company news release.

The new European body design features integrated running boards, LED tail lights, clean aerodynamic lines, and three available paint schemes: the new Euro Sport, White Suede, and Silver.

With fiberglass curved baggage doors with struts and an increased baggage area opening, packing and unpacking has never been easier.

This clean design aesthetic continues to the interior with an optional 50th Anniversary Package. Featuring espresso brown cabinets, gloss cream upper cabinets, white Corian countertops, and in-direct LED lighting, this new look brings luxury to the open road.

 Triple E RV is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the introduction of the redesigned Leisure Travel Van 25-foot Unity luxury touring coach.

Triple E RV is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the introduction of the redesigned Leisure Travel Van 25-foot Unity luxury touring coach.

Built on a Mercedes Benz Sprinter 3500 dual rear wheel chassis, the Unity is powered by a fuel-efficient 3-liter V6 BlueTEC Turbo Diesel with 188 horsepower and 325 foot pounds of torque.

From steep mountain passes to tight city streets, the Unity has the power and agility to take drivers anywhere they need to go with an estimated 18-22 mpg, the Unity packs plenty of punch without sacrificing fuel economy.

Unity pricing starts at $118,495 and full production is anticipated in December.

RVers can get a sneak peak of the new Unity at America’s Largest RV Show at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania from September 10 to 14, 2014, and the California RV show in Pomona, California, from October 10 to 19.

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Triple E Recreational Vehicles

 Triple E RV is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the introduction of the redesigned Leisure Travel Van 25-foot Unity luxury touring coach.

Triple E RV is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the introduction of the redesigned Leisure Travel Van 25-foot Unity luxury touring coach.

Triple E RV is a Canadian manufacturer of Regency Class C motorhomes and Leisure Travel Vans (Serenity, Libero, Unity, Free Spirit, and Free Spirit SS, and Free Spirit TE).

Address: 301 Roblin Boulevard, Winkler, Manitoba, Canada R6W 4C4

U.S. Address (Mailing Only): P.O. Box 68, Walhalla, ND 58282

Phone: (204) 325-4361 or (877) 992-9906 (toll free)

Website: www.tripleerv.com

Leisure Travel Vans

Triple E Recreational Vehicles is the parent company of Leisure Travel Vans

Website: www.leisurevans.com

Worth Pondering…

Like water flowing over the rocks in a river, our lives touch all who are near us. Let your life leave good marks on those you touch.

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Heartland Introduces Oakmont Fifth Wheel At Hershey Show

Elkhart, Indiana-based Heartland Recreational Vehicles are introducing the new Oakmont line of fifth wheels and showing new models and features to consumers at America’s Largest RV Show at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania from September 10 to 14, 2014.

Heartland Introduces Oakmont Fifth Wheel At Hershey Show

Heartland Introduces Oakmont Fifth Wheel At Hershey Show

Hitting a price point that “establishes a new category” in the expanding fifth-wheel market, Heartland Recreational Vehicles introduces its smartly appointed, full-profile Oakmont line equipped with the company’s exclusive “Mega Slide.”

Recognizing a heightened demand in the full-profile fifth-wheel segment — driven by an affluent Baby Boomer demographic — Heartland focused on designing a residential-style environment that caters to the needs of both full-timers and RVers that travel with families, according to a company news release.

The Oakmont is initially available in four floor plans, two 41-foot bunk models, and two 35- to 38-foot couples coaches, with the MSRP starting at $53,900 well-equipped.

“Our team spent the last eight months reviewing and evaluating residential interiors,” said General Manager Kary Katzenberger, noting Heartland would grow the number of floor plans to seven or eight by next spring.

“Our goal was to bring that type of upscale look and comfort into the Oakmont, but even more importantly, at a cost that undercuts the competition. We accomplished that by designing an interior that will grab the attention of the retail customer.”

“Heartland’s marketing strategy is to always offer our dealer partners unprecedented value, said Heartland President Chris Hermon.

Heartland Introduces Oakmont Fifth Wheel At Hershey Show

Heartland Introduces Oakmont Fifth Wheel At Hershey Show

“With the Oakmont, we were are able to create a whole new price point in one of the industry’s fastest-selling segments while still providing the features, amenities and structural integrity that today’s consumers are demanding.”

Katzenberger reported that a key element in the Oakmont design was integrating Heartland’s Mega Slide offered in the builder’s upper-end Big Horn fifth-wheel lineup.

“It features a 7-foot-2-inch ceiling height that really opens up the coach,” he said, noting the slideroom was currently available on certain Oakmont models.

“The slide also offers large, panoramic windows that help enhance the feel of a more spacious interior without sacrificing storage.”

Other set-apart features include:

Six-point hydraulic level system.

Three to four hydraulic-powered sliderooms

7,000-pound Dexter axle and E-Z Flex suspension.

Residential-style furniture including recliners with power massagers.

Stackable washer/dryer prep.

50-inch LED TVs in main living area.

Lippert Correct Track suspension system.

Keying on another residential trend, the Oakmont also provides a spacious, fully-equipped kitchen area with residential-style refrigerator and appliances, 20–inch stove for maximum counter space, and a deep stainless steel sink and faucet.

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Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC

HeartlandHeartland Recreational Vehicles is a leading manufacturer of towable recreational vehicles in the U.S. The Company markets over 16 brands of fifth wheel trailers, travel trailers, and toy haulers including Landmark, Big Horn, Big Country, Gateway, Silverado, ElkRidge, Sundance, North Trail, Prowler, Cyclone, Road Warrior, Wilderness, Trail Runner, Fairfield, Resort, and Oakmont.

Heartland is number three in market share in fifth wheels and closing in on being among the top five towable manufacturers of fifth wheels and travel trailers combined.

Heartland’s towable RVs are sold through an independent network of dealers throughout the United States and Canada.

The Company has over 900 employees.

Heartland factory tours are conducted Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 3:00 p.m.

Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC is a division of Thor Industries Inc.

Address: 1001 All-Pro Drive, Elkhart, Indiana 46514

Phone: (574) 262-5992 or (888) 262-5992 (toll free)

Website: www.heartlandrvs.com

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