Earlier this year I reported that Elkhart, Indiana-based Forest River Inc. was reviving an iconic nameplate with the launch of Shasta RV Manufacturing, a stand-alone business unit, and that the new product would be a “significant departure” from the distinctively styled, diminutive trailers.
I further reported that Middlebury, Indiana-Shasta RV had introduced three lines of recreational vehicles—the Shasta Freeport, an ultra-light trailer; Shasta Revere, a luxury towable; and Shasta Cynara, a Class C motorhome.
Now after only seven full months of production, Shasta RV has reached a major milestone, according to a recent news release.
Shasta RV’s production team celebrated Wednesday (August 3) as its 1,000th Revere travel trailer rolled down the production line at the company’s Middlebury, Indiana, manufacturing facility.
“It’s really a testament to the quality of the product,” noted Shasta President Brad Whitehead. “It’s a solid, feature-rich unit—and dealers have been extremely responsive.” The conventional stick-and-tin trailer is available in lengths from 21 to 32 feet, and offers consumers a choice of 17 floorplans.
Forest River Inc., Elkhart, Indiana, acquired the iconic Shasta brand when it purchased Coachmen Industries RV Group in 2008. It resurrected the out-of-production nameplate last August, and Shasta began full production in January.
In addition to the Revere, Shasta also builds the Freeport, a fiberglass-laminated lightweight travel trailer, and Class C motorhomes under the Cynara brand.
The Shasta Revere features an 8-foot wide exterior, one-piece seamless, walkable EPDM rubber roof with an aluminum exterior skin constructed on a cambered structural steel I-beam frame, including an integrated A-frame.
Inside, Revere boasts a seven-foot interior ceiling height, auto-ignition furnace with wall thermostat and in-floor ducted heat, a full-wall entertainment center that accommodates a 42-inch TV, a residential convertible sofa, and 42-inch slides.
Kitchens include a three-burner cook top with high-output front burner and electronic ignition, a large oven, oversized 50/50 deep-well sinks, microwave, double-door refrigerator, dinette with extra-large picture window, and an overhead skylight with pleated shade covering.
A Premium Camping Package and Luxury Camping Package is also available, as well as a large selection of individual options, including a 15M BTU roof air upgrade, hide-a-bed sofa with air mattress, 26-inch LED flat screen TV, electric awning, and pac-n-play door.
Shasta Recreational Vehicles
Address: 105 CR 14, Middlebury, IN 46540
Contact: (574) 825-7178
There is in all things a pattern that is part of our universe.
It has symmetry, elegance, and graced—
those qualities you find always in that which the true artist captures.
You can find it the turning of the seasons,
in the way sand trails along a ridge…
—Frank Herbert, Dune