American Coach Introduces 2016 American Eagle

Decatur, Indiana-based American Coach introduced the new 2016 American Eagle at the Florida RV Trade Association’s (FRVTA) Florida RV SuperShow in Tampa, January 14-18, at the Florida State Fairgrounds.

American Coach Introduces 2016 American Eagle
American Coach Introduces 2016 American Eagle

The $699,000 motorhome is built on a Freighliner SLM Series Liberty 600 chassis and ushers in a new design language for the company, said Steven Hileman, marketing director, in a news release.

“It’s all new DNA for American Coach,” he added.

The motorhome was designed in cooperation with designers from the United Kingdom as well as with assistance from Freightliner and Daimler. It features more than 200 new design points.

One key feature is the optional emergency exit door from the back bedroom designed to give owners peace of mind that they can exit their coach safely in an emergency.

The new cockpit is fully digital with LCD gauges monitoring critical functions in the motorhome using the Silverleaf Total Coach Control system. The navigation system is a dash-mounted removable iPad with driver and passenger user controls. Cockpit integration offers navigation, radio, and camera controls to give a passenger official “copilot” status.

“The 2016 American Eagle features European construction techniques and eight new wood finishes,” said Hileman.

Other key features include:

Dual 10-inch dash monitors for radio, Rand McNally navigation, Sirius satellite radio, weather, fuel consumption, traffic conditions, time, and outside temp

Ergo dash design with backlit switches

Dual zone HVAC with dedicated passenger control

Power memory driver seat

AUX-Zone distributes video to front TV for navigation, backup monitor and DVD

Creston app uses iPad to control lights, blinds, audio, and video

Heated and cooled driver and passenger captains’ chairs

Three hardwood ceiling plenums with integrated HVAC

Solid radius hardwood cabinetry with full insert door design

Aqua-Hot 56,000-BTU continuous tankless hot water system and 450D multi-zone hydronic heating system

Apron front stainless steel sink with solid surface covers

Galley pull-out extension with flush drop design and power lock

PEX plumbing

Serenity Max Series bed with adjustable his and her sections plus a head and foot massage component

Heated full tile floor

V-Ride drive axle

ZF i-Tag independent tag axle suspension with passive steering

Girard window awnings

Residential walk-in shower with full glass wall and door

Villa ultraleather expanding L-sofa with air mattress

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American Coach

AmerCoachLogoAmerican Coach is a premier manufacturer and distributor of Luxury Class A Diesel motorcoaches.

Founded in 1991 as the luxury division of Fleetwood RV, American Coach produces five brand names: American Eagle, American Heritage, American Tradition, American Revolution, and American Allegiance.

Customer Service: (800) 435-7345

Website: www.americancoach.com

Allied Recreation Group (ARG)

argLogo_bigThe only recreational vehicle manufacturing company with the stability, singular focus, unmatched integrity, and revolutionary vision to be the steward of the most trusted, iconic American RV brands, proudly leading them into the next generation.

Allied Recreation Group is a collection of some of the world’s most recognized and admired RV brands. Each brand—American Coach, Fleetwood, Holiday Rambler, and Monaco—remains distinct, while together the group is a celebration of the rich heritage and future promise of the greatest manufacturers in the RV industry.

Address: 1031 US 224 East, Decatur, Indiana 46733

Phone: (800) 854-1344 (toll free)

Websitewww.alliedrecreationgroup.com

Worth Pondering…

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
—Maya Angelou

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American Coach Introduces All-New 2016 American Allegiance

Decatur, Indiana-based American Coach introduced the new 2016 American Allegiance at the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) 52nd Annual National RV Trade Show, December 2-4 at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

American RV introduces all-new American Allegiance
American RV introduces all-new American Allegiance

High-gloss hardwood cabinetry creates a warm, rich atmosphere throughout the American Allegiance. Offering the ideal combination of durability and beauty is a heated porcelain tile floor that looks like hardwood, according to a company news release.

Owners can choose from six exterior graphics.

Protecting owners from the sun and elements are integrated roof-mounted Girard Nova series with LED lights.

A Serenity MAX adjustable bed with heat and massage functions provides the ultimate in comfort.

Also adding to the convenience and comfort of the American Allegiance is a low-profile automotive-style dash with a power driver window.

The Multi-Plex system with power blinds and shades offers quick and convenient privacy.

A powerful Cummins 450HP ISL9 engine delivers confidence for the road ahead, while the SGM premium dash HVAC system with a dedicated defrost booster quickly clears the driver’s view.

“The new 2016 Allegiance exemplifies the American Coach brand with its innovation, luxury, technology and comfort,” stated Lenny Razo, director of American Coach, a division of Allied Recreation Group (ARG).

“We carefully considered every detail when designing the Allegiance in order to provide owners with one of the most luxurious, modern motorcoaches on the road today.”

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American Coach

AmerCoachLogoAmerican Coach is a premier manufacturer and distributor of Luxury Class A Diesel motorcoaches.

Founded in 1991 as the luxury division of Fleetwood RV, American Coach produces five brand names: American Eagle, American Heritage, American Tradition, American Revolution, and American Allegiance.

Customer Service: (800) 435-7345

Website: www.americancoach.com

Allied Recreation Group (ARG)

argLogo_bigThe only recreational vehicle manufacturing company with the stability, singular focus, unmatched integrity, and revolutionary vision to be the steward of the most trusted, iconic American RV brands, proudly leading them into the next generation.

Allied Recreation Group is a collection of some of the world’s most recognized and admired RV brands. Each brand—American Coach, Fleetwood, Holiday Rambler, and Monaco—remains distinct, while together the group is a celebration of the rich heritage and future promise of the greatest manufacturers in the RV industry.

Address: 1031 US 224 East, Decatur, Indiana 46733

Phone: (800) 854-1344 (toll free)

Website: www.alliedrecreationgroup.com

Worth Pondering…

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
—Maya Angelou

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Fleetwood RV & American Coach Introduces 2015 Models At Hershey Show

Decatur, Indiana-based Fleetwood RV and American Coach are 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.

2015 Fleetwood Storm shown in Platinum Onyx décor with Cinnabar wood cabinetry
2015 Fleetwood Storm shown in Platinum Onyx décor with Cinnabar wood cabinetry

“New for all Fleetwood models is our newest wood stain color, Butternut,” said John Draheim, president and CEO of Fleetwood RV and American Coach, in a news release.

“We are fortunate for loyal customers that continue to provide us such positive feedback on our products. It is important to us that we continue to bring them more options and include their feedback in our newest designs. The Butternut wood color is just that.”

Among these new models is the recently debuted Fleetwood Discovery 37R, which received a positive review in MotorHome Magazine. The Discovery 37R is now available to consumers at Fleetwood dealerships.

“We received a very positive review in Motorhome Magazine on our 37R Discovery, and dealer response has also been very positive,” said Draheim.

“This will be the first major show where consumers get a chance to see the 37R, and additionally where they get to see our new light Butternut wood option.”

2015 Fleetwood Discovery 37R floor plan
2015 Fleetwood Discovery 37R floor plan

Expanding the selection of Fleetwood Discovery Class A diesel options for customers, an all-new 37R is a quad-slide, single bath floor plan with a free-standing recliner/footrest, freestanding dinette, fireplace, and opposing sofa with air mattress. The coach also includes a stackable washer/dryer unit in the master bedroom.

The 37R is the only Discovery floor plan to include an L-shaped pull-out counter extension which expands to increase linear counter footage in the kitchen area. The coach includes an 8.0kW Onan Quiet Diesel generator with slide.

At a exterior length of 38 feet 8 inches the Fleetwood Discovery 37 R manufacturer’s suggested retail price starts at $281,710.

Also on display is a special issue Fleetwood Storm, the 28MS Game-Day Edition. The Storm is optioned with special tailgate lifestyle features like a Weber grill, outdoor refrigerator, slideout bar, extra-length awning, exterior 50-inch LED HDTV, and HD satellite system.

“The Game-Day special edition takes all your dream tailgate features and puts them in a compact and affordable Class A, just in time for football season,” said Director of Marketing Steven Hileman.

At a exterior length of 28 feet 8 inches the Fleetwood Storm Game Day Edition 28MS manufacturer’s suggested retail price starts at $86,520.

2015 Fleetwood Storm Game Day Edition 28MS floor plan
2015 Fleetwood Storm Game Day Edition 28MS floor plan

American Coach will also reveal a new wood color at the show, Toffee. The new lighter wood option offers an additional premium hand-rubbed hardwood cabinetry option to consumers.

“Our customers and dealers have been asking for another wood color option and we’re very pleased with the result. The new Toffee wood color turned out fantastic and we think consumers will agree,” states Lenny Razo, Director of Sales for the Eastern Region.

“We are also showing our first single-bath, single rear-axle American Coach in many years.”

Referring to the new quad-slide American Revolution 39A shown for the very first time this week at the Hershey event, Razo added, “This new floor plan gives consumers a wider variety of floor plan configurations within the American Coach family without giving up the amenities they are so accustomed to.”

The American Revolution is the only coach in the lineup with a shorter, more space-conscious design, offering a single-bath that allows owners access from the living quarters and master bedroom and includes a double glass-bowl vanity with overhead cabinetry.

Fleetwood logoWith a quad-slide layout, the 39A provides a comfortable living area with L-shaped sofa transformer, which converts to a 95-inch-by-70-inch bed, and an Ekornes consul-plus chair. The all-new Revolution 39A is a perfect option for owners who want to experience the same quality luxury of an American Coach without the extra length.

Worth Pondering…

For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

—Steve Jobs, Apple Founder and CEO

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Luxurious RVs For Life On The Road

The level of comfort and luxury in recreational vehicles varies wildly from basic pop-up trailers and truck campers to opulent and massive diesel pushers motor coaches.

These luxurious condo on wheels often take their interior cues from luxury yachts, with leather upholstery, fine wood cabinetry, and a slew of other high-end amenities. These plush land yachts will make you forget you’re not staying at a plush luxury hotel or spa. Whether you rent or buy, following are four options to inspire your next road trip.

Millennium Luxury Coach 

Millennium Luxury Coach
Millennium Luxury Coach

You’ll be blown away by the efficiency and innovation of a Millennium Luxury Coach.

The opulent features in the 2015 Millennium line—including a sink top glass bowl in the bathroom, quartz countertops, and Swarovski crystal accent fixtures—put this traveling home in a category of its own. The 45-foot, quad-slide 2015 Millennium H3-45 Prevost conversion is powered by a Volvo D-13 diesel engine.

Millennium is a family owned company with over 20 years history in the marine, aviation, and luxury coach building industry.

American Coach

2015 American Eagle 45A in Pacific Royale interior décor and Rich Caramel wood cabinetry
2015 American Eagle 45A in Pacific Royale interior décor and Rich Caramel wood cabinetry

The 2015 American Eagle by American Coach is outfitted with the latest and greatest perks, including polished porcelain tile floor, a cedar-lined wardrobe, shower skylight, central vacuum system, and dishwasher. Or customize your own luxury motorhome and add a washer/dryer, satellite dish, and heated tile floors.

American Coach is available in four lines—Revolution (approximately $400,000), Tradition (approximately $460,000), Eagle (approximately $620,000), and Heritage (approximately $850,000).

American Coach is manufactured in Decatur, Indiana, by Allied Recreation Group.

Thor Motor Coach

2015 Thor Motor Coach Tuscany
2015 Thor Motor Coach Tuscany

The 2015 Tuscany Diesel covers all the bases and then some. Amenities like an electric built-in fireplace, full-sized stainless steel fridge, and a cushioned dining booth will practically make you forget you’re living on the road.

The Thor Motor Coach flagship luxury Class A Motorhome offers the ultimate in beauty, styling, and power in the most livable floor plans with all the high-end amenities. The wide-open floor plans are complimented by premium Comfort-fit by Villa custom furniture, polished porcelain tile with elegant inlay, and hand crafted solid wood cabinetry.

The 2015 Tuscany is available in six floor plans ranging in length from 41 feet to 45 feet.

Newmar

 

2015 Newmar King Aire Diesel Motor Coach
2015 Newmar King Aire Diesel Motor Coach

Newmar is a world leader in making incomparable luxury coaches that offer comfort, durability, quality, and reliability. Newmar continues to raise the bar when it comes to luxury diesel motorhomes.

For 2015 Newmar offers four lines of luxury motor coaches—Mountain Aire, London Aire, Essex, and the top of the line King Aire. Available in five distinct floor plans with four different wood colors to pick from along with four interior decors, the 2015 King Aire is powered by a 600HP Cummins ISX15 and the paint graphics are extended over the windows for a clean look.

Five years ago, Newmar created the ultimate combination of advanced technology and intelligent design. The Newmar Comfort Drive Steering System is one of the most significant innovations in motor coach drivability ever. And it’s another innovative feature that defines the Newmar difference.

For over 40 years, the Newmar mission has been to create recreational vehicles that are unlike any others.

Airstream

Create only memories with an Airstream
Create only memories with an Airstream

As soon as you invoke the word Airstream, people get the attraction. It’s a part of American culture that transcends time. Airstream, manufacturer of the iconic “silver bullet” travel trailer, is the oldest and most recognized recreational vehicle manufacturer in North America.

In 1931, Airstream began with Wally Byam’s dream: to build a travel trailer that would move like a stream of air, be light enough to be towed by a car, and create first-class accommodations anywhere.

Every inch of an Airstream has a function. Airstream is the most thoroughly tested brand in trailer history. Its engineering is the culmination of over 80 years of experience plus millions of miles on roads throughout the world.

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Stop wishing; start planning: A goal without a plan is just a wish.

—Larry Elder

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More July 2014 RV Manufacturer Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently announced four recall notices involving two recreational vehicle/chassis manufacturers—Viking RV and Allied Recreation Group.

Viking RV, LLC

Viking-RV-logoMiddlebury, Indiana-based Viking RV, LLC (Viking) is recalling certain model year 2014 Viking Epic 1706LS and Coachmen Sport 806LS recreational trailers manufactured January 16, 2014, through May 28, 2014. The affected vehicles incorrectly list the recommended tire air pressure as 90PSI instead of 60PSI on the Federal Certification Tag and Tire Information Tag. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number 119, “New Pneumatic Tires for Vehicles Other Than Passenger Cars.”

If the tires are filled to the air pressure indicated on the current label, there is an increased risk of a tire blowout which may result in a crash.

Viking has notified owners, and has mailed owners corrected labels, free of charge. The recall began in June 2014. Owners may contact Viking customer service at 1-800-368-2829.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Viking RV, LLC

Viking-RV-logoMiddlebury, Indiana-based Viking RV, LLC (Viking) is recalling certain model year 2014 Viking Epic 1906, Epic 1906ST, Epic 2107, Epic CWS8, and Epic CWS10, and Coachmen Sport 106, Sport 106ST, and Sport 107 recreational trailers, manufactured November 20, 2013, through May 28, 2014. The affected vehicles incorrectly list the recommended tire air pressure as 65PSI instead of 60PSI on the Federal Certification Tag and Tire Information Tag. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number 119, “New Pneumatic Tires for Vehicles Other Than Passenger Cars.”

If the tires are filled to the air pressure indicated on the current label, there is an increased risk of a tire blowout which may result in a crash.

Viking has notified owners, and has mailed owners corrected labels, free of charge. The recall began in June 2014. Owners may contact Viking customer service at 1-800-368-2829.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Allied Recreation Group, Inc.

AmerCoachLogoDecatur, Indiana-based Allied Recreation Group, Inc. (Allied) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 American Coach-brand American Eagle and American Revolution and certain 2013 American Tradition motor homes equipped with certain Villa ISS GSK powered driver and passenger seats. The seat belt attachment may be incorrect and the seat belt may fray if it rubs along a steel bracket in the seat, reducing its strength. As such, these seats do not conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 209, “Seat Belt Assemblies.”

The weakened seat belt may fail to properly restrain the seat occupant in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Allied will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the seat belt attachment hardware and if necessary, reinstall the seat belts using new hardware and a protective sheath on the retractor side of the belt. In addition, the seat belt webbing of the affected seats will be inspected, and will be replaced if damage has resulted from an incorrect installation. Inspections and necessary repairs will be performed free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact American Coach Owner Relations at 1-800-435-7345. Allied’s number for this recall is 140609ARG.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Allied Recreation Group. Inc.

AmerCoachLogoDecatur, Indiana-based Allied Recreation Group. Inc. (Allied) is recalling certain model year 2015 American Coach-brand American Eagle, American Tradition and American Revolution motor homes equipped with certain Villa ISS powered driver and passenger GSK seats. The seat belt attachment may be incorrect and the seat belt may fray if it rubs along a steel bracket in the seat, reducing its strength. As such, these seats do not conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 209, “Seat Belt Assemblies.”

The weakened seat belt may fail to properly restrain the seat occupant in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Allied will notify owners, and dealers will reinstall the seat belts using new fasteners. In addition, the seat belt webbing of the affected seats will be inspected and will be replaced if damage has resulted from an incorrect installation. Inspections and necessary repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2014. Owners may contact American Coach customer service at 1-800-435-7345. Allied’s number for this recall is 140615ARG.

Please Note: This is the 38th in a series of articles relating to RV Manufacturers Recalls

Worth Pondering…

Success is peace of mind in knowing you did your best.

—John Wooden

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2014 American Eagle Features New High-Tech Electronics

American Coach, a division of Allied Recreation Group, unveiled several new technologies in home entertainment during the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) 51st Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Kentucky, December 3-5.

2014 American Eagle in Wisteria Lane interior décor and Rich Caramel cabinetry
2014 American Eagle in Wisteria Lane interior décor and Rich Caramel cabinetry

The electronics will be featured on the new American Eagle 45A floor plan, which includes opposing sofas for more comfortable entertaining.

A bath and a half, large full-tile spa shower, and full-length rear wardrobe add to the comfort and convenience of the American Eagle 45A, which has a base MSRP of $621,000.

American Coach is the first manufacturer to offer a Sony 4K Ultra High Definition TV, according to a company news release.

Sony 4K Ultra technology provides a resolution that is four times clearer than HD and is comparable to “combining the resolution of four HDTVs into one.”

Owners will see a wider range of colors with Sony’s Triluminos Display, and TV programs will be upscaled to 4K quality.

A 55-inch version of the TV is installed in a quiet-lift cabinet with custom surround cabinetry for a premium look. Combined with a Sony 7.1 home theatre using Bose speakers, the 4K Ultra High Definition TV creates a movie theater-quality entertainment experience.

American Coach has also partnered with JBL by Harman to create a high-tech custom audio package for the cockpit of the American Eagle.

2014 American Eagle in Wisteria Lane interior décor and Rich Caramel cabinetry
2014 American Eagle in Wisteria Lane interior décor and Rich Caramel cabinetry

The JBL system is engineered exclusively for the American Eagle, providing a custom-tailored and digitally optimized audio solution that delivers a superior listening experience, according to the news release.

“American Coach is known for its leading innovation, technology, and distinction in the industry,” stated Kyle McCrary, senior vice president, product planning and design at American Coach.

“Partnering with Sony and JBL was a natural fit for the American Coach brand. We remain committed to incorporating advanced technology and highly innovative designs into our products.”

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Allied Recreation Group (ARG)

The only recreational vehicle manufacturing company with the stability, singular focus, unmatched integrity, and revolutionary vision to be the steward of the most trusted, iconic American RV brands, proudly leading them into the next generation.

Allied Recreation Group is a collection of some of the world’s most recognized and admired RV brands. Each brand—American Coach, Fleetwood, Holiday Rambler and Monaco—remains distinct, while together the group is a celebration of the rich heritage and future promise of the greatest manufacturers in the RV industry.

Address: 1031 US 224 East, Decatur, Indiana 46733

Phone: (800) 854-1344 (toll free)

Website: alliedrecreationgroup.com

Allied Specialty Vehicles (ASV)

Allied Specialty Vehicles (ASV) is a $1 billion-plus manufacturer comprised of brands serving fire and emergency, recreational, and commercial vehicle markets.

Within the fire and emergency segment, ASV offers a full line of fire apparatus and ambulances. Within the recreational vehicle segment, the company produces motorized RVs under the Fleetwood brand.

Phone: (407) 681-4700

Website: alliedsv.com

AE2American Coach

American Coach is a premier manufacturer and distributor of Luxury Class A Diesel motorcoaches.

Founded in 1991 as the luxury division of Fleetwood RV, American Coach produces four brand names: American Eagle, American Heritage, American Tradition, and American Revolution.

Customer Service: (800) 435-7345

Website: americancoach.com

Worth Pondering…

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
—Maya Angelou

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Allied Specialty Vehicles Forms New RV Group

Decatur, Indiana-based Allied Specialty Vehicles (ASV) announced the formation of Allied Recreation Group, Inc. (ARG), with the appointment of John Draheim as CEO for the new group.

argLogo_big“We have invested in four of the most renowned brands in the industry and our success in rebuilding Fleetwood and American Coach sets the stage for a similar return to power for Monaco and Holiday Rambler. The formation of Allied Recreation Group will make the transition into the ASV family much smoother for our dealers and customers,” said Jim Meyer, COO of ASV, in a news release.

“We are inspired by the opportunities the new RV division presents, and excited to see them thrive under the leadership of John Draheim.”

Allied Recreation Group will be comprised of some of the industry’s most iconic brands including: American Coach, Fleetwood, Holiday Rambler, and Monaco.

Additionally, the group also owns the Beaver, National, and Safari brands.

The brands will be produced at the company’s manufacturing campus in Decatur, Indiana.

“It’s an incredibly exciting time as the premier RV brands in the world come together on a path to success,” states John Draheim, Chief Executive Officer of ARG.

Holiday Rambler has been manufacturing innovative luxury coaches and towable recreation vehicles since 1953.
Holiday Rambler has been manufacturing innovative luxury coaches and towable recreation vehicles since 1953.

“We have been working diligently since May to develop a new line-up of product for Monaco and Holiday Rambler that will reinvigorate the brands and return them to the extraordinary reputations they once held.”

Draheim added, “The new ARG organization is unbelievably energized to produce the most distinct and aspirational products this industry has known.”

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Allied Recreation Group (ARG)

The only recreational vehicle manufacturing company with the stability, singular focus, unmatched integrity, and revolutionary vision to be the steward of the most trusted, iconic American RV brands, proudly leading them into the next generation.

Allied Recreation Group is a collection of some of the world’s most recognized and admired RV brands. Each brand—American Coach, Fleetwood, Holiday Rambler and Monaco—remains distinct, while together the group is a celebration of the rich heritage and future promise of the greatest manufacturers in the RV industry.

Fleetwood is a leading manufacturer of Class A and Class C recreational vehicles.
Fleetwood is a leading manufacturer of Class A and Class C recreational vehicles.

Address: 1031 US 224 East, Decatur, Indiana 46733

Phone: (800) 854-1344 (toll free)

Website: alliedrecreationgroup.com

Indiana Service Center

Address: 1420 Patterson Street, Decatur, Indiana 46733

Hours: Monday-Friday, 6:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. ET

Phone: (800) 435-7345 (toll free)

Oregon Service Center

Address: 91186 North Coburg Industrial Way, Coburg, OR 97408

Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. PT

Phone: (877) 466-6226 (toll free)

Allied Specialty Vehicles (ASV)

The origins of Monaco RV can be traced back to Junction City, Oregon, where Ray Mehaffey founded the Caribou Manufacturing Company in 1968. In just over 25 years, Caribou had designed and produced approximately 1,000 high-
The origins of Monaco RV can be traced back to Junction City, Oregon, where Ray Mehaffey founded the Caribou Manufacturing Company in 1968.

Allied Specialty Vehicles (ASV) is a $1 billion-plus manufacturer comprised of brands serving fire and emergency, recreational, and commercial vehicle markets.

Within the fire and emergency segment, ASV offers a full line of fire apparatus and ambulances. Within the recreational vehicle segment, the company produces motorized RVs under the Fleetwood brand.

Phone: (407) 681-4700

Website: alliedsv.com

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Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.

—Warren G. Bennis

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American Coach Introduces 2014 Model Line

American Coach, the luxury coach division of Fleetwood RV, Inc., has introduced several updates for its 2014 model line, some of which are specific to the brand’s Revolution model.

2014 American Revolution
2014 American Revolution

The latest model changes reflect some of the most substantial updates the company has made in recent years, according to a company news release.

With an ever-present commitment to innovation in design and engineering, American Coach is advancing its 2014 products with all new wood cabinetry stains and finishes that enhance the lavish interior of every motorcoach.

Industry-renowned interior designer, Mindy Cox, applied her years of industry expertise in the design of exciting new interior décor packages, including countertops, flooring, wall coverings, bedding, pillows, window valances, and furniture styles and coverings.

Additionally, all-new exterior graphics and color choices provide customers with even more options when it comes to designing a motorcoach to their own unique tastes.

Specific to the 2014 Revolution is a stunning new dash and cockpit design that features a lighted, solid-surface entry stepwell, power stepwell cover and larger, easy-grab handle to enhance ease and safety (all American Coach brands receive this feature upgrade for 2014).

Also new is a driver-centric cockpit area with a wrap-around dash design.

An exquisitely finished driver footwell area is more automotive-like than anything American Coach has ever designed, with more driver storage for added convenience.

Burlwood accent across the entire dash area provides a premium look while soft-touch automotive grade materials achieve an unprecedented finish.

2014 American Heritage
2014 American Heritage

“The 2014 model updates are a direct reflection of our renewed focus on innovative design,” said Kyle McCrary, Senior Vice-President of Product Planning & Design for American Coach.

“We continue to seek owner feedback as we develop future products that meet and exceed their expectations.”

The 2014 American Revolution offers four models with an overall length that ranges from 38 feet, 11.5 inches to 42 feet, 11.5 inches. MSRP: $357,786 to $392,106.

The 2014 American Tradition offers two models with an overall length of 42 feet, 11.5 inches. MSRP: $458,389 and $461,695. Both models offer 450HP with 1,250 lb-ft of torque at @ 1,400 RPM and 150 gallon fuel capacity.

The 2014 American Eagle offers five models with an overall length of 42 feet, 11.5 inches and 44 feet, 11.5 inches. MSRP: $533,175 to $621,000.

The 2014 American Heritage offers four models with an overall length of 44 feet, 11.5 inches. MSRP: $840,450 to $842,850. All models offer 600HP with 1,950 lb-ft of torque at @ 1,200 RPM and 150 gallon fuel capacity.

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Fleetwood RV, Inc.

Fleetwood RV, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of Class A and Class C recreational vehicles.

The Company has one of the best and longest standing distribution networks in the industry and boasts some of the industry’s most recognized and iconic brand names such as American Coach and Bounder.

Fleetwood RV is headquartered in Decatur, Indiana, which is also its principal manufacturing location.

2015 American Eagle 45T shown in Wisteria Lane interior décor and Rich Caramel cabinetry
2015 American Eagle 45T shown in Wisteria Lane interior décor and Rich Caramel cabinetry

Factory Tours: Monday through Friday at 9:00 a.m.

Address: 1031 U.S. 224 East, Decatur, Indiana 46733

Phone: (800) 322-8216

Website: fleetwoodrv.com

American Coach

American Coach is a premier manufacturer and distributor of Luxury Class A Diesel motorcoaches.

Founded in 1991 as the luxury division of Fleetwood RV, American Coach produces four brand names: American Eagle, American Heritage, American Tradition, and American Revolution.

Customer Service: (800) 435-7345

Website: americancoach.com

Worth Pondering…

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
—Maya Angelou

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Rachael Ray Special Spotlights American Coach

Decatur, Indiana-based American Coach, the luxury coach division of Fleetwood RV, Inc., and its 2012 American Revolution was recently featured by renown celebrity cook and television personality Rachael Ray during their Million Pound Makeover episode, according to a news release.

When Oklahoma City was named one of the fattest places in America, mayor Nick Cornett responded by challenging citizens to lose 1 million pounds.

The Rachael Ray Show sent its style contributor Kyan Douglas and its Million Pound Makeover motorcoach to Oklahoma City to greet these participants and reward them for their inspiring weight loss with a trip to New York City for a head-to-toe makeover.

“We were pleased to participate with Go RVing and the Rachael Ray Show,” said Kyle McCrary, vice president of American Coach.  “And we’d also like to offer our sincere congratulations to the participants in Oklahoma City on their incredible accomplishment.  They are an inspiration.”

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Rachael Ray's American Revolution coach

Fleetwood RV, Inc.

Decatur, Indiana-based Fleetwood RV, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of Class A and Class C recreation vehicles. The company boasts some of the industry’s most recognized and iconic brand names such as American Coach and Bounder.

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Address: 1031 U.S. 224 East, Decatur, Indiana 46733

Phone: (800) 854-1344

Website: americancoach.com

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Rachael Ray's American Revolution coach

Mmm.

Love those local flavors.

You eat: warm, crunchy tortilla chips dipped in an unrepentant picante sauce.

Decadently rich guacamole.

Shrimp enchiladas.

Duck tamales.

You taste-test: a cinnamon bunuelo that shatters into shards at every bite.

You watch: the sunlight glaze the river with marmalade hues.

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Fleetwood RV Announces New Loyalty Programs

Decatur, Indiana-based Fleetwood RV Inc., a leading producer of Class A and Class C motorhomes, announced two new programs to reward customer loyalty.

“Our customers foster a sense of community and family,” said John Draheim, president and CEO of Fleetwood RV, in a news release. “We value their loyalty, and for this reason, we have introduced two new programs—the Owner Loyalty Program and the Owner Referral Program.”

Owner Loyalty Program

The Owner Loyalty program offers current Fleetwood RV and American Coach motorhome owners an instant discount savings at the point of purchase of up to $10,000 on the purchase of a new motorhome. This discount is applied at the time of purchase and offers substantial savings towards the purchase of a new, in-dealer stock motorhome.

Eligibility

Current Fleetwood RV or American Coach owners can participate in the Owner Loyalty Program.

How it works

Present an original, unaltered redemption form to a Fleetwood RV or American Coach dealer in the United States. Proof of ownership required. Current owner signature required on redemption form.

General

Current owners who make a qualifying purchase between November 1, 2011 and March 31, 2012 will receive the instant savings discount at point of purchase:

  • American Coach – $10,000
  • Any Class A Diesel – $5,000
  • Class A Gas – $2,000
  • Class C – $1,000

The owner savings discount applies to the purchase of a new eligible 2012 or older model year Fleetwood RV or American Coach motorhome currently in-dealer stock.

Duration

Offer applies to new purchases made between November 1, 2011 and March 31, 2012.

Owner Referral Program

The Owner Referral Program offers current Fleetwood RV and American Coach owners a $500 referral bonus for each referral that subsequently purchases a new motorhome. The referral also qualifies for an instant discount savings of up to $10,000 at the point of purchase of a new Fleetwood RV or American Coach motor home.

Eligibility

Current Fleetwood RV or American Coach owners and anyone they refer to purchase a Fleetwood RV or American Coach motor home can participate in the Owner Referral Program.

How it works

Purchaser presents an original, unaltered redemption form to a Fleetwood RV or American Coach dealer in the United States. Current owner and new customer signatures required on redemption form. See redemption form for discount and bonus amounts.

General

The owner bonus and new customer instant savings discount apply to the purchase of a new eligible 2012 or older model year Fleetwood RV or American Coach motorhome currently in-dealer stock.

Duration

Offer applies to new purchases made between November 1, 2011 and March 31, 2012.

Fleetwood RV, Inc.

Fleetwood RV, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of Class A and Class C motorhomes. This RV manufacturer boasts some of the industry’s most recognized and iconic brand names such as Bounder and American Coach. Fleetwood RV is headquartered in Decatur, Indiana, which is also its principal manufacturing location.

Fleetwood RV Loyalty Programs

Website: welcometofleetwoodrv.com

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