Bristol, Indiana-based Echo RV LLC announces an expansion of its line of North Bay travel trailers to include deep slide floor plans.
“We developed the North Bay DS as an extension of our current line, the North Bay Lite, which has been very successful with current dealers,” said product manager Kevin McMahon in a news release.
“Our belief is the North Bay DS offers RV dealers a great value in comparison to similar products they stock but, without the margin pressure they typically experience from other products due to market saturation, cloning, or Internet discounting.”
Previously only available in non-slide or shallow slide floor plans, the North Bay DS adds six models boasting 42-inch single- and double-slide rooms.
New floor plans include family friendly triple- and quad-bunk beds, an eat-and-run dinette in the bunk room and optional outside kitchen.
The other three layouts cater to empty nesters who value large bathrooms, spacious kitchens, and plenty of storage.
Both series of the North Bay products are available in aluminum or fiberglass exterior and offer a modern appearance along with a long list of standard equipment.
Echo RV LLC
Mike Scheetz is the president and founding owner of Echo Manufacturing.
Echo RV products include North Bay DS travel trailer series, North Bay Lite travel trailer series, and Bandit toy hauler series.
Address: P.O. Box 477, Bristol, IN 46507
Phone: (574) 333-3669 or (877) 495-1546 (toll free)
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“Hey there—welcome to our exciting little company!” announced Mike Scheetz, president and founding owner of Echo Manufacturing, a new RV manufacturer.
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.”
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
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.