Echo RV: New Kid on the Block

“Hey there—welcome to our exciting little company!” announced Mike Scheetz, president and founding owner of Echo Manufacturing, a new RV manufacturer.

American Spirit Series. Image courtesy Echo RV

Scheetz has spent 15 years in the RV industry, extensively involved in sales and product development. Mike has been involved with the development of products such as the Jayco Jay Flight and Sunnybrook travel trailers. He’s also had fancy titles like Vice President of Motorized Sales for Coachmen. It’s safe to say that if he hasn’t seen it all, he’s seen darn near most of it.

In a recent press release Mike Scheetz announced the company’s first product launch of lightweight travel trailers—the American Spirit and the Canadian Spirit, and multi-purpose haulers—the Bandit APH and The Stalker. The new products are designed to be affordable and lightweight for those wanting to haul and camp for less.

“We’re building small, lightweight, and proven floor plans that the customers want,” said Scheetz. “Not a lot of gadgets or glitz, just good, usable trouble-free products at the best price.”

“Our game plan at Echo is to be a small but responsive RV manufacturer dedicated to giving the retail customer what they want in a quality product at a good price,” said Scheetz. “We highly value our reputation and our integrity. We want to do right by the customer both in our product offerings and in our after-sales support. We stand behind everything we do.

“Right now we’re building a network of dealers that share our core values,” Scheetz explained. “We want dealers who stand behind what they sell. We want RVers talking positively about us around the campfire.”

Bandit Series. Image courtesy Echo RV

Echo will provide sales and service throughout all of the United States and Canada.

Production of these products is now under way and the first units have arrived on dealer lots.

In a recent conversation with Echo RV, Peter Dotlich, Director of Sales indicated that at present, their dealer network ranges from Arizona, Utah, and Colorado in the West; Pennsylvania and New Jersey in the East; Michigan and Minnesota in the north; Texas in the south;  and Georgia and Florida in the southeastern segments of the USA.

However, should a customer desire to conduct business with a “preferred or local dealer”, Echo RV will be happy to make contractual-arrangements for you to be serviced by your preferred dealer, Dotlich added.

The Echo manufacturing facility, located on the north side of Elkhart, currently employs 17 people, with more to be added as production increases.

American and Canadian Spirit Series

Canadian Spirit Series. Image Courtesy Echo RV

The American Spirit and Canadian Spirit are travel trailers with six floor plans ranging from 19 to 27 feet of lightweight affordable comfort. They are designed to get your family camping with the least amount of effort and cost.

With standard features like air conditioning, refrigerator with freezer, stereo with outside speakers and much more, you can enjoy your wilderness campsite like it is your second home.

The two “Spirits’” weight range is from 2,939 pounds to 4,007 pounds. “We’re building small, lightweight, and proven floor plans that the customers want. Not a lot of gadgets or glitz, just good, usable trouble-free products at the best price.”

Bandit and The Stalker Series

The Bandit is a real, affordable all-purpose toy hauler with 19-, 24- and 32-foot floor plans. A 30-foot model will also be available soon.

Whether you’re loading up tools and supplies for weekday projects, or your toys for the weekend—“the Bandit will help you steal away!”

The Bandit’s 19-foot model has a base weight of 3,350 pounds and carrying capacity of 3,270 pounds. “It’s a toy hauler that can almost carry its own weight,” explained Scheetz, who noted it could be towed by a half-ton pickup or SUV.

This allows plenty of “stuff” to come along for recreational activities, from tailgate parties to ATV excursions. It can also double as a work vehicle for construction projects as well as providing comfortable RV living facilities.

The Stalker, a hunting, ice fishing, and all purpose hauler is also available.


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Information: (574) 333- 3669 or (877) 495-1546

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