Fleetwood Introduces All New 2015 Flair Motorhome

Decatur, Indiana-based Fleetwood RV introduced the all-new 2015 Flair to the retail public in January.

2015 Fleetwood Flair exterior in Midtown Mink
2015 Fleetwood Flair exterior in Midtown Mink

Since then, demand and enthusiasm for the all-new entry-level Class A Gas motorhome has exceeded expectations, according to a news release.

“Much of the success is accredited to the incredible value and expansive list of amenities offered at the entry-level price point,” said Matt Buckman, director of sales.

“Participating dealers are taking advantage of the promotional, nationally-advertised MSRP on the 26D, of $74,995.”

“Flair has met the retail public with outstanding enthusiasm. It’s functional, attractive, and value-packed; an unbeatable combination,” Buckman added.

2015 Fleetwood Flair standard features include:

Axalta Full-Body Paint

15,000 Btu/h Ducted Air Conditioner w/Chill Grille

6 Gallon Propane Water Heater w/Electronic Ignition

Aluminum Side-Swing Luggage Doors

2015 Fleetwood Flair 26E floor  plan
2015 Fleetwood Flair 26E floor plan

Soft Touch Ceiling

F-21 Construction & Component Technology

Pass-Through Storage

Rear View Side Cameras

Frameless Windows with Blind-Spot Window

Power Awning with LED Lights

Halogen Projector Headlamps with LED Accents

Stainless Steel Sink

650lb Hide-A-Loft Drop-Down Bed (optional)

The Flair is available in two floor plans, the 26D and 26E.

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Fleetwood RV, Inc.

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

2015 Fleetwood Flair 26D floor  plan
2015 Fleetwood Flair 26D floor plan

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, Discovery, Jamboree, Southwind, and Bounder.

Headquartered and manufactured in Decatur, Indiana, Fleetwood RV is an Allied Recreation Group company and a division of Orlando based Allied Specialty Vehicles.

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

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

Phone: (800) 322-8216

Website: www.fleetwoodrv.com

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: www.alliedrecreationgroup.com

Worth Pondering…

Do not lose hold of your dreams or aspirations. For if you do, you may still exist but you have ceased to live.

—Henry David Thoreau

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Fleetwood RV Introduces Storm 26P & F-21 Advantage

Decatur, Indiana-based Fleetwood RV recently introduced a new floor plan for the Storm.

Fleetwood RV Introduces Storm 26P
Fleetwood RV Introduces Storm 26P

The Storm 26P is a crossover motorhome, delivering the size efficiency of a Class C with the amenities and living and storage space of a Class A.

Spacious bedroom with complete walk-around queen-sized bed and side-wall ward units.

The bed in the Storm 26P raises to the ceiling with the touch of a button, revealing a walk-in closet where owners can store clothing, shoes, and other necessities for their adventures.

When the bed is in the raised position, it creates ample storage space at the rear of the Storm where bicycles, a grill, lawn chairs, or other gear can be safety stowed.

When owners arrive at their destination, they can unpack the storage area, and then lower the bed for sleeping accommodations.

Storm 26P features the Hide-A-Loft Nesta, a patent-pending bed-lift mechanism which converts a raised bed into a full-wall walk-in closet with dual-mirrored wardrobe doors and dressers.

Hide-A-Loft Nesta
Storm 26P features the Hide-A-Loft Nesta, a patent-pending bed-lift mechanism which converts a raised bed into a full-wall walk-in closet with dual-mirrored wardrobe doors and dressers.

The new Storm 26P also features many of Fleetwood RV’s F-21 Advantage proof points.

The F-21 Advantage is an industry-leading approach to motorhome engineering, manufacturing, and materials that exceeds the standard, according to a company news release.

The “F” in F-21 stands for Fleetwood RV and the “21” stands for 21st-century motorhome materials and construction techniques.

The F-21 Advantage is demonstrated by 21 key proof points that deliver unique benefits to Fleetwood owners. While not all 21 proof points are found on every Fleetwood model, every Fleetwood motorhome, regardless of its class, features some or all of these points.

F-21 Advantage proof points include features like the Five-Point Build System. It is comprised of a jig-built steel structure bridge; precision jig-built, welded aluminum framing; vacu-bonded walls; interlocking ceiling wall and floor joints; and weather-resistant materials and coatings.

Storm 29P MSRP starts at $101,000.

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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, Discovery, Jamboree, Southwind, and Bounder.

Storm 26P floor plan
Storm 26P floor plan

Headquartered and manufactured in Decatur, Indiana, Fleetwood RV is an Allied Recreation Group company and a division of Orlando based Allied Specialty Vehicles.

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

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

Phone: (800) 322-8216

Website: www.fleetwoodrv.com

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: www.alliedrecreationgroup.com

Worth Pondering…

Do not lose hold of your dreams or aspirations. For if you do, you may still exist but you have ceased to live.

—Henry David Thoreau

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Fleetwood Introduces Flair Class A Gas Motorhome

Decatur, Indiana-based Fleetwood RV introduced a new Class A gas motorhome product at the Elkhart County RV Open House, September 16-18.

Fleetwood Introduces Flair Class A Gas Motorhome
Fleetwood Introduces Flair Class A Gas Motorhome

The Fleetwood Flair was last seen in the marketplace in 2007 but has now been reintroduced as a feature-packed crossover style Class A in 26- to 28-foot lengths.

“Fleetwood has a history of building quality-constructed motorhomes with lasting durability. Fleetwood customers know to trust and expect it. Fleetwood has more coaches on the road than anyone else. It speaks volumes to the level of quality that we produce,” said John Draheim, President and CEO of Fleetwood RV, in a news release.

“By introducing the Fleetwood Flair, we are continuing to provide the highest level of construction and quality, now in an affordable Class A gas option.”

The Flair is available in three floor plans, the 26D, 26E, and 28F.

The Flair is packed with features, including segment-exclusive bus-style, side-swing aluminum baggage doors, LED front headlight accents, four-color full body paint, power LED awning, standard exterior TV, and European hidden hinges on cabinetry.

Fleetwood Introduces Flair Class A Gas Motorhome
Fleetwood Introduces Flair Class A Gas Motorhome

“We believe consumers will be impressed with the Flair. It is quality-built with an extensive set of features for an affordable price,” said Lenny Razo, director of sales for the eastern region.

“Trusted value and quality construction; it is hard to resist. We believe that Flair will be the new leader in the segment.”

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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, Discovery, Jamboree, Southwind, and Bounder.

Headquartered and manufactured in Decatur, Indiana, Fleetwood RV is an Allied Recreation Group company and a division of Orlando based Allied Specialty Vehicles.

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

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

Phone: (800) 322-8216

Website: www.fleetwoodrv.com

Worth Pondering…

Do not lose hold of your dreams or aspirations. For if you do, you may still exist but you have ceased to live.

—Henry David Thoreau

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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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Fleetwood RV Introduces New Triple-Slide for 2015 Bounder

Decatur, Indiana-based Fleetwood RV Inc. has introduced a new Bounder motorhome model with its most spacious floor plan to date, the 34T.

2015 Fleetwood Bounder 34T in Carmel Kiss decor with spice wood cabinetry
2015 Fleetwood Bounder 34T in Carmel Kiss decor with spice wood cabinetry

With an innovative triple-slide layout, the opposing living area slides provide “abundant space for relaxing and enjoying the journey ahead.”

The 34T floor plan extends Bounder’s reputation for providing functionality and superior storage, according to a news release.

With comfortable Flexsteel furniture arranged in an opposing seating layout and a mid-ship Sony 40-inch LED TV, the 34T is both practical and comfortable.

An optional electric fireplace provides warmth on cool nights, and energy-efficient LED lighting throughout adds to the interior ambiance. Composite tile flooring with cabinet side heat ducting also enhance the style and comfort of the Bounder 34T, which also comes standard with dual-pane windows.

The spaciousness of the Bounder 34T continues into the galley with its ergonomic design and optional residential, French-door-style refrigerator.

The private split bathroom with dual sinks features a large one-piece fiberglass shower with an integrated seat.

“With the addition of another floor plan to our growing Bounder brand, we’re able to provide customers with a wide array of layouts to select from,” commented Lenny Razo, Fleetwood RV director of sales for the Eastern region.

2015 Fleetwood Bounder 34T in Winter Haven decor with Cinnibabar wood cabinetry
2015 Fleetwood Bounder 34T in Winter Haven decor with Cinnibabar wood cabinetry

2015 Bounder 34T specifications include:

Engine: Ford 6.8L Triton V10

Transmission: Ford 5-Speed, Automatic w/Overdrive

Torque: 457 lb-ft @ 3250 RPM

Horsepower: 362HP

Fuel Capacity: 80 gallons

Wheelbase: 228 inches

GVWR: 22,000 pounds

GCWR: 26,000 pounds

Hitch Rating: 5,000 pounds

Overall Length: 35 feet 5 inches

Overall Height w/AC: 12 feet 10 inches

Overall Width: 102 inches

Fresh Water Holding Tank: 85 gallons

Gray Water Holding Tank: 58 gallons

Black Water Holding Tank: 42 gallons

Appliance Propane Tank: 25 gallons

Water Heater Tank: 10 gallons

MSRS: $140,840

According to Statistical Surveys Inc., Bounder retail sales are up 28.3 percent year-to-date.

2015 Bounder 34T floor plan
2015 Bounder 34T floor plan

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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, Discovery, Jamboree, Southwind, and Bounder.

Headquartered and manufactured in Decatur, Indiana, Fleetwood RV is an Allied Recreation Group company and a division of Orlando based Allied Specialty Vehicles.

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

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

Phone: (800) 322-8216

Website: www.fleetwoodrv.com

Worth Pondering…

Do not lose hold of your dreams or aspirations. For if you do, you may still exist but you have ceased to live.

—Henry David Thoreau

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Fleetwood RV Introduces New Floor Plan for 2015 Expedition Diesel Pusher

Decatur, Indiana-based Fleetwood RV announced a new floor plan for its spacious Class A diesel pusher, the Expedition.

Expedition 38K shown in Tuscany Sun décor with Cinnabar wood cabinetry
2015 Fleetwood Expedition 38K shown in Tuscany Sun décor with Cinnabar wood cabinetry

Designed to provide the ultimate in convenience, the Expedition 38K floor plan offers the flexibility and function around every corner.

The Expedition 38K floor plan offers innovative features like a free-standing dinette/computer workstation, front galley layout, and a bath and a half.

Comfort is merely steps away with a mid-ship living area with a transformer sofa and a hide-a-bed air mattress to accommodate extra guests.

A standard king bed with Dream Easy memory foam mattress in the bedroom ensure supremely restful nights while the optional electric fireplace provides a welcoming atmosphere inside.

“More than ever, motorhomes are seen as an extension of an owner’s home and for many RVers, they want their motorhome to feel like home,” said Steven Hileman, Director of Marketing for Fleetwood RV.

“We offer floor plans that provide convenience, functionality, comfort, and beauty, just like you’d expect in your home.”

Entertainment in the Expedition 38K is provided by a Sony 5.1 Home Theater System with built-in AM/FM/DVD and surround sound speakers and a large 40-inch Sony LED TV Blu-ray ready in the living area, which includes an L-shaped sofa for comfortable lounging.

The 38-foot floor plan offers generous storage space so owners can take along what they need for the adventures ahead.

Expedition 38K shown in Tuscany Sun décor with Cinnabar wood cabinetry
2015 Fleetwood Expedition 38K shown in Tuscany Sun décor with Cinnabar wood cabinetry

An optional stacked washer/dryer means owners have the convenience of doing laundry along their journeys.

Enhancing the exterior look of the Expedition are flush mount windows adding a seamless, premium look.

“The success we have had with the Bounder 35K led us to develop the Expedition 38K,” said Lenny Razo, Fleetwood RV Director of Sales for the Eastern Region.

“Some of our loyal customers who purchased 35Ks now have an option to move up to a diesel model in the Expedition 38K without giving up the floor plan they fell in love with.”

2015 Fleetwood Expedition 38K specifications include:

Chassis: Freightliner XCM Series

Engine: Cummins ISB 6.7L

Transmission: Allison 3000 MH 6-Speed w/ Electronic Shifter

Alternator: Delco Remy 160 Amp

Torque: 800 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM

Horsepower: 360HP

GVWR: 32,400 pounds

GCWR: 42,400 pounds

Overall Exterior Length: 38 feet 7.5 inches

Overall Exterior Height w/AC: 12 feet 10 inches

Fuel Capacity: 100 gallons

Fresh Water Holding Tank Capacity: 105 gallons

Grey Water Holding Tank Capacity: 75 gallons

Black Water Holding Tank Capacity: 50 gallons

2015 Fleetwood Expedition 38K floor plan
2015 Fleetwood Expedition 38K floor plan

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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, Discovery, Jamboree, Southwind, and Bounder.

Headquartered and manufactured in Decatur, Indiana, Fleetwood RV is an Allied Recreation Group company and a division of Orlando based Allied Specialty Vehicles.

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

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

Phone: (800) 322-8216

Website: www.fleetwoodrv.com

Worth Pondering…

Do not lose hold of your dreams or aspirations. For if you do, you may still exist but you have ceased to live.

—Henry David Thoreau

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Fleetwood RV Introduces New Quad Slide Floor Plan for 2015 Discovery

Decatur, Indiana-based Fleetwood RV has introduced a new floor plan for its premium Class A diesel pusher model, the Discovery.

Fleetwood Discovery 37R shown in Times Square décor with Cinnabar wood cabinetry
Fleetwood Discovery 37R shown in Times Square décor with Cinnabar wood cabinetry

The 37R quad slide floor plan packs on abundant power with the Freightliner Power Bridge Chassis and a Cummins ISL 9 380 hp engine that places the Discovery in firm command of the road.

“This new floor plan for the Discovery exemplifies our drive to create innovative layouts that give buyers more options when it comes to designing the motorhomes of their dreams,” said John Draheim, President of Fleetwood RV.

“The 37R provides impressive power, a long list of standard features and the durable construction you can expect from a Fleetwood.”

The Discovery 37R features the convenience of a split bath layout so more than one person can use the bath area at one time. Also adding convenience and functionality is a free-standing dinette/computer work station.

A sofa sleeper with a hide-a-bed air mattress and recliner provide extra space, while entertainment is provided by a large 40-inch Sony LED TV in the living area. The Discovery 37R is beautiful inside and out with diagonally laid 24-inch x 24-inch, high-gloss porcelain tile throughout, frameless flush-mount windows for a seamless exterior design, and a new graphic scheme for 2015.

A stacked washer/dryer gives owners the convenience of doing laundry along their travels.

The Fleetwood Discovery 37R specifications include:

Fleetwood Discovery 37R shown in Times Square décor with Cinnabar wood cabinetry
Fleetwood Discovery 37R shown in Times Square décor with Cinnabar wood cabinetry

Exterior Length: 38 feet 8 inches

Exterior Width: 102 inches

Exterior Height (with A/C): 12 feet 10 inches

Model: Freightliner XCM Series

Engine: Cummins ISL9

Transmission: Allison 3000 MH 6-Speed w/ Electronic Shifter

Alternator: Delco Remy 160 Amp

Torque: 1,150 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM

Horsepower: 380HP

GVWR: 33,400 pounds

GCWR: 43,400 pounds

Hitch Weight: 10,000 pounds

Fuel Capacity: 100 gallons

Fresh Water Holding Tank Capacity: 100 gallons

Gray Water Holding Tank Capacity: 75 gallons

Black Water Holding Tank Capacity: 50 gallons

Optional features on the Discovery 37R provide opportunities to make it even more functional and comfortable. An optional electric fireplace adds to the ambiance inside the Discovery while the optional king bed with memory foam elevates comfort to an art form.

Also optional on the 37R is a residential refrigerator, providing more food storage space, and an exterior entertainment center for enjoying TV and movies al fresco.

2015 Discovery 37R MSRS: $281,710

Fleetwood Discovery 37R shown in Times Square décor with Cinnabar wood cabinetry
Fleetwood Discovery 37R shown in Times Square décor with Cinnabar wood cabinetry

The 2015 Discovery is available in three additional floor plans:

40E (Length: 41 feet 4 inches; MSRP: $291,148)

40G (Length: 41 feet 4 inches; MSRP: $282,783)

40X (Length: 41 feet 4 inches; MSRP: $279,229)

Details

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, Discovery, Jamboree, Southwind, and Bounder.

Headquartered and manufactured in Decatur, Indiana, Fleetwood RV is an Allied Recreation Group company and a division of Orlando based Allied Specialty Vehicles.

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

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

Phone: (800) 322-8216

Website: www.fleetwoodrv.com

Worth Pondering…

Do not lose hold of your dreams or aspirations. For if you do, you may still exist but you have ceased to live.

—Henry David Thoreau

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Fleetwood Introduces 35E Floor Plan to 2015 Excursion Diesel Pusher Line

Decatur, Indiana-based Fleetwood RV Inc. introduces a new floor plan for its compact Class A diesel pusher, the Excursion.

2015 Fleetwood Excursion 35E interior
2015 Fleetwood Excursion 35E interior

The 35E floor plan features a contemporary design along with a flexible layout that allows RVers to include the whole family on journeys.

Abundant sleeping areas include bunk beds, a dinette that coverts to a sleeping area, queen bed with a reversible designer bedspread in the bedroom and an optional hide-a-loft drop-down queen bed.

Entertainment is provided by Sony LED TVs and a new optional exterior entertainment center.

“Excursion appeals to both the first-time diesel buyer, and veteran RVers looking for a better value and stronger feature set,” said John Draheim, president of Fleetwood RV, in a news release.

“The new 35E provides the additional sleeping capacity and storage space that families need with the value and durability they expect from a Fleetwood.”

The Excursion 35E also provides extra storage areas with a seating and storage bench in the bedroom, storage across the rear wall, and pass-through storage in the exterior compartments.

An optional washer/dryer gives owners the convenience of doing laundry during their travels.

2015 Fleetwood Excursion 35E interior
2015 Fleetwood Excursion 35E interior

For the 2015 model year, all Excursion models were upgraded to feature flush-mount windows, LED accent lights on the front headlights, and new exterior graphics and colors.

“Thy 35E floor plan is an outstanding addition to the 2015 Excursion lineup,” said Lenny Razo, Fleetwood director of sales for the eastern region.

“It’s a great example of the innovative floor plans developed to meet the needs and desires of our owners.”

2015 Fleetwood Excursion 35E specs include:

Chassis: Freightliner XCS Series

Engine: Cummins ISB 6.7L

Transmission: Allison 2100 MH 6-Speed w/ Electronic Shifter

Alternator: Delco Remy 160 Amp

Torque: 660 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM

Horsepower: 300HP

Fuel Capacity: 90 gallons

Overall Length: 36 feet 9 inches

GVWR: 26,000 pounds

GCWR: 30,000 pounds

Overall Height (with A/C): 11 feet 10 inches

Overall Width: 102 inches

Interior Height: 84 inches

Fresh Water Holding Tank: 77 gallons

Grey Water Holding Tank: 60 gallons

Black Water Holding Tank: 32 gallons

MSRP: $194,773

2015 Fleetwood Excursion 35E floor plan
2015 Fleetwood Excursion 35E floor plan

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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.

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

Worth Pondering…

Do not lose hold of your dreams or aspirations. For if you do, you may still exist but you have ceased to live.

—Henry David Thoreau

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Fleetwood Introduces 2014 Discovery

Decatur, Indiana-based motorhome builder Fleetwood RV Inc. reports increasing success with the refresh of its flagship diesel pusher, the Discovery.

2014 Fleetwood Discovery Class A Diesel
2014 Fleetwood Discovery Class A Diesel

With more than 12,000 coaches on the road today, the Discovery brand continues to set trends with its distinct design and innovative features that set it apart from other diesels, according to a company news release.

Resulting from the recent launch of the Discovery 40E model, the brand is experiencing increased demand and a reported 30 percent sales increase in comparison to last year.

“The Discovery brand has been a trendsetter within the Class A diesel category since 1996,” states Kyle McCrary, Senior Vice President, Product Planning & Design at Fleetwood RV, Inc.

“The new 40E floor plan combined with the many added amenities and the complete re-styling for 2014, set the stage for Fleetwood to achieve additional growth in the diesel category.”

The 2014 Discovery features a new front and rear caps offering a redesign and employing LED accent and running lights.

Interiors feature massive 24×24 high-gloss porcelain tile hand-laid in a diamond-patterned throughout the coach, according to McCrary.

Another added upgrade for 2014 is the dashboard and automotive cockpit design featuring soft-touch materials and integrated burl wood accents.

2014 Fleetwood Discovery 40G shown in Autumn Pecan décor with Spice wood cabinetry
2014 Fleetwood Discovery 40G shown in Autumn Pecan décor with Spice wood cabinetry

The full-wall slide Discovery 40E features a spacious galley design, an over-the-top pantry with a swing-out shelving unit, hardwood valances and trim, glass tile backsplash, and enough countertop space for an impressive party spread.

The RV features two incliners plus a residential style L-shaped sofa which transforms into a queen bed.

The living area offers a credenza equipped with TV slide that showcases the Sony 46-inch LED TV. With the touch of a button, the TV elevates out from the slide for a perfect viewing angle.

The Discovery’s residential-like bedroom features a king bed plus ample his-and-her mirrored wardrobe storage, and large linen and storage space.

The full-size bathroom includes an oversized fiberglass shower with shower seat, while guests will enjoy using the half-bath located at mid-coach.

Chassis Details

Model: Freightliner XCM Series
Engine: Cummins 9L ISL
Transmission: Allison 3000 MH 6-Speed w/ Electronic Shifter
Alternator: Delco Remy 160 Amp
Torque: 1150 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
Horsepower: 380 HP
Fuel Capacity: 100 gallons

The 2014 Discovery is available in four floor plans:

Discovery 36J (Length: 37 feet 4 inches)

Discovery 40E (Length: 41 feet 4 inches)

Discovery 40G (Length: 41 feet 4 inches)

Discovery 40X (Length: 41 feet 4 inches)

Specifications common to the four models include:

Fresh Water Holding Tank Capacity: 100 gallons

Gray Water Holding Tank Capacity: 75 gallons

Black Water Holding Tank Capacity: 50 gallons

Appliance Propane Tank Capacity: 38.7 gallons

Water Heater Tank Capacity: 10 gallons

2014 Fleetwood Discovery 40G shown in Autumn Pecan décor with Spice wood cabinetry
2014 Fleetwood Discovery 40G shown in Autumn Pecan décor with Spice wood cabinetry

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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.

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

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I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.
—Rosalia de Castro

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Fleetwood Introduces New Excursion Diesel Pusher Model

Decatur, Indiana-based Fleetwood RV has introduced a new floor plan for its Excursion model, a 33-foot Class A diesel pusher.

2014 Fleetwood Excursion 33D
2014 Fleetwood Excursion 33D

The new 33D floor plan is the fourth layout available for the model, providing a number of features typically seen in larger diesel coaches.

The 2014 Excursion features upgrades such as new cabinet stain choices, interior décor, and exterior design choices that allow owners to create a motorhome that matches their unique tastes. Upgraded Sony LED TVs provide a crisp and engaging entertainment experience while the LED ceiling lights are more efficient while producing less heat, according to a company news release.

A new blind-spot/pet-window in the passenger area can be opened for ventilation.

All Excursion models ride on the Freightliner XCS series chassis with the exclusive PowerBridge chassis system.

Responding to input from Fleetwood owners, the 33D is designed with dedicated sofa and dinette zones, both of which convert to sleeping areas.

Along with the optional Hide-A-Loft queen-sized bed over the cab and increased bedroom space and wardrobe storage thanks to an east/west bed mounted within a slide out, the 33D offers generous sleeping accommodations for restful nights.

In the bedroom, customers will find plenty of storage space as a result of a large wardrobe that runs the full width of the rear of the coach.

2014 Fleetwood Excursion 33D
2014 Fleetwood Excursion 33D

An optional washer/dryer combo unit is easily incorporated into the bedroom area, which also features a convenient window bench seat. Large windows on both sides of the bedroom provide welcome cross ventilation.

The kitchen area in the Excursion 33D features an optional residential refrigerator, abundant storage space with the floor-to-ceiling pantry and wrap-around galley countertop with flip-up extension.

A spice rack helps keep ingredients secure while the polished LG solid-surface countertops and glass-tile backsplash enhance the look and functionality of the kitchen area.

Owners of the Excursion 33D will appreciate the most spacious bathroom of any Excursion model thanks to the split bathroom layout with the lavatory on the left and the shower on the right. Essentials are easily stored in the large medicine cabinet.

“With the 33D, we’ve not only created an innovative layout, but also a variety of design choices and options that allow our customers to truly make their Excursion a reflection of their own unique tastes,” said Kyle McCrary, senior vice-president of product planning and design.

“We continue to develop distinctive floor plans such as the 33D with essential input from our owners.”

The new 2014 Fleetwood Excursion 33D specs include:

Overall Length: 33 feet 11 inches

Chassis: Freightliner XCS Series

Engine: Cummins ISB 6.7L

Transmission: Allison 2100 MH 6-Speed w/ Electronic Shifter

GVWR: 26,000 pounds

GCWR: 30,000 pounds

Hitch Weight Rating: 10,000 pounds

Wheelbase: 208 inches

Exterior Height including A/C: 11 feet 10 inches

Exterior Width: 102inches

Interior Height: 7 feet

Fuel Capacity: 90 gallons

LP Gas: 22.8 gallons

Fresh Water Capacity: 88 gallons

Gray Water Capacity: 60 gallons

Black Water Capacity: 32 gallons

Water Heater: 6 gallons

Furnace: 30,000 BTU

MSRP: $190,905

Excursion 35B shown in Bronzed Onyx décor with Cinnabar cabinetry
Excursion 35B shown in Bronzed Onyx décor with Cinnabar cabinetry

The 2014 Excursion 33D will be on display at the Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association’s (PRVCA) RV Show in Hershey, Pennsylvania, September 11-15, 2013.

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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.

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

Worth Pondering…

Nothing endures but change.
—Heraclitus, Lives of the Philosophers by Diogenes Laertius

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