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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RV/MH Hall of Fame Receives Historic Fleetwood RVs

The RV/MH Hall of Fame Museum recently received a collection of historic Fleetwood RVs from the early days of now defunct Fleetwood Enterprises Inc. of Riverside, California.

John Crean's 1985 working prototype for the iconic Bounder
John Crean’s 1985 working prototype for the iconic Bounder

The coaches were donated by the Crean Foundation, according to a RV/MH Hall of Fame news release.

“Andy Crean, son of Fleetwood founder and Hall of Fame member John Crean, acquired these RVs from the bankruptcy of Fleetwood Enterprises specifically to present to the RV/MH Hall of Fame in his father’s memory,” noted Hall President Darryl Searer,

These RVs, now on display in the museum, include a 1950 12-foot Fleetwood Sporter that was the very first trailer built when Fleetwood grew out of Coach Specialties Company, a builder of venetian blinds for trailers.

Also donated were a Fleetwood Sportster, a later version of the same trailer; a 1969 Pace Arrow that was the first motorhome produced by Fleetwood; and John Crean’s 1985 working prototype for the iconic 1986-87 Bounder which introduced the basement model concept to RVs.

Accompanying the early RVs is an extensive collection of Fleetwood documents and memorabilia from the company’s early days which will be added to RV/MH library collections.

“After learning of the Crean Foundation’s gift, we faced the problem of the costs of transporting the collection from California to the museum in Indiana,” said Searer.

1947 Westcraft 24-foot Westwood Coronado trailer
1947 Westcraft 24-foot Westwood Coronado trailer

“That problem was solved when Wilbur Bontrager (Jayco, Inc.) and Joel Pladson (Starfleet, an RV transport company) agreed to underwrite the expense and bring the collection to Elkhart.

“This collection of early Fleetwood RVs adds a new dimension to museum’s extensive inventory of historic RVs, thanks to the generosity of the Crean Foundation as well as Wilber Bontrager and Joel Pladson,” he added.

In addition to the Fleetwood collection, the RV/MH museum received a 1947 Westcraft 24-foot Westwood Coronado from its original owner, John Culp, who purchased it in 1947 upon his return from duty with the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He used it continuously for 65 years traveling throughout the United States and snowbirding each winter in Florida.

The Westcraft trailer is displayed on the large patio in front of the Hall of Fame building where it is seen by all who pass by.

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RV/MH Hall of Fame

Shortly after the RV/MH Heritage Foundation was formed in March 1972, the Foundation honored the inaugural class of inductees into the RV/MH Hall of Fame.

Since that time 347 industry pioneers and leaders have joined the elite group.

Today, the Foundation maintains the national RV/MH Hall of Fame, Museum, Library, and Conference Center at its headquarters in Elkhart, Indiana.

1950 Fleetwood Sporter
1950 Fleetwood Sporter

The RV Founders Hall displays trailers, photos, and memorabilia reaching back to the 1920s and 1930s and is open to the public.

The museum presents chronological and technological advancements in the industry from before WW I to the present.

The RV/MH Exhibitor Hall contains interesting displays illustrating the history and products of many of the parts manufacturers and service providers to the RV and manufactured housing industry.

Admission: $10; seniors $8; youths ages 7-18, $7

Open: Monday-Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Address: 21565 Executive Parkway, Elkhart Indiana 46514

Location: From Indiana Toll Road (I-80/I-90) east of Elkhart, take Exit 96 South to County Road 17, turn left (east) on Executive Parkway to RV/MH Hall of Fame

Phone: (574) 293-2344 or (800) 378-8694 (toll free)

Website: rvmhhalloffame.org

Worth Pondering…

Recreational vehicles are wonderful… To travel by RV is to see nature and human beings, towns and churches and rivers, in fact, to see life.
—with apologies to Agatha Christie

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Fleetwood RV Introduces New Excursion Models

Decatur, Indiana-based Fleetwood RV, Inc., a leading producer of Class A and Class C recreational vehicles, announced the addition of two new floor plans for its compact Class A diesel pusher, the Excursion.

Both floor plans boast contemporary layouts featuring the latest in décor and design, including a mid-coach Whirlpool 18 cubic foot residential refrigerator and wrap-around kitchen.

“We listened to our customers in creating these two new floor plans for our compact Excursion diesel,” said John Draheim, President and CEO of Fleetwood RV, Inc. in a news release.

“The blending of kitchen function and design in the new 2013 Excursion models give buyers more options for maximizing space and storage.”

With extra large windows to enjoy your surroundings, both the 35B and 35C Excursion models feature a spacious galley design with polished Volcanic Series solid-surface countertops, vertical pullout pantry and provide just enough room to let chefs roam.

Showcasing contemporary interior décor throughout, both models also include a massive 170 cubic feet of interior storage, dwarfing coaches of similar lengths. The company’s innovative Hide-A-Loft option, with an incredible 650-pound weight capacity, gives customers more sleeping capacity without sacrificing additional floor plan space.

The open floor plan design of the 35B Excursion makes it great for entertaining family and friends with the hide-away dinette table and chairs plus free-standing euro-recliner to expand seating. A breakfast bar with two swivel chairs adds to the charm of this model. The 35B bedroom features an additional bedroom slide-out for increased wardrobe storage.

2013 Fleetwood RV Excursion 35B

The modern characteristics of the 35C Excursion highlights a conventional extending dinette with deep credenza that doubles as a convenient computer workspace. Adding to the already spacious countertop is an extended oversized flip-up countertop for unprecedented counter space. The 35C bedroom also features additional bedroom slide-out for maximum storage. A sofa bed is also included for increased sleeping capacity.

Fleetwood RV’s Excursion is built on the durable Powerbridge chassis construction utilizing the Freightliner XCS Series Chassis and equipped with a 300HP Cummins ISB 6.7L engine with exhaust brake, providing exceptional performance for the open road.

2013 Excursion starting MSRP: $175,747

2013 Excursion models (33A, 35B, 35C) Chassis details include:

  • Model: 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

2013 Excursion 35B/35C Weights, Measurements, Dimensions, and Capacities include:

  • Overall Length: 36 feet, 9 inches
  • Overall Height (with A/C): 11feet 10 inches
  • GVWR: 26,000 pounds
  • GCWR: 30,000 pounds
  • Hitch Rating Weight: 10,000 pounds
  • Fresh Water Holding Tank Capacity: 88 gallons
  • Grey Water Holding Tank Capacity: 60 gallons
  • Black Water Holding Tank Capacity: 32 gallons
  • Propane Tank Capacity: 28.2 gallons
  • Water Heater Tank Capacity: 6 gallons

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2013 Fleetwood RV Excursion 35C

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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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 Shows 2013 Excursion at RV Expo

Decatur, Indiana-based Fleetwood RV, Inc., a leading producer of Class A and Class C recreational vehicles, in partnership with McGeorge Rolling Hills RV, kicked-off the 2012 Richmond Camping RV Expo with a private reception and showing of the all new 2013 Fleetwood Excursion.

2013 Fleetwood Excursion Class A Diesel. (Credit: fleetwoodrv.com)

The private event gave eager Virginia consumers a sneak-preview of the new 2013 Excursion amidst cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a large display of other Fleetwood RV motorhomes, according to a company news release.

“We do this show each year, but revealing the Excursion at the preview event really made it incredible,” said Ed McNamara, General Manager of McGeorge Rolling Hills RV. “This coach breaks the mold when it comes to diesel pushers,” said McNamara, “and it gives buyers that could only afford a used diesel a chance to step into a new one.”

Consumers lined up in anticipation to get their first glimpse of the Excursion.

“We’re extremely happy with the consumer response in support of the new Excursion,” said John Draheim, President and CEO of Fleetwood RV, Inc.

“This positive feedback and the dedication and enthusiasm shown by dealers like McGeorge RV reinforces our commitment to delivering innovative new products.”

The most compact diesel pusher in Fleetwood’s line-up, the 2013 Excursion was first revealed in November (2011) at the RVIA National RV Trade show where it was awarded “Top 25 Debut” by RV Business Magazine and “Best-In-Show” by RV Pro Magazine.

2013 Fleetwood Excursion Class A Diesel interior. (Credit: fleetwoodrv.com)

The 2013 Excursion and was first introduced to consumers at the 2012 Florida RV Super Show in Tampa, Florida, January 11-17.

At just 33 feet, 11 inches long, the Excursion impressed consumers with its modern features such as the unique drop-down 40-inch Sony LCD HDTV that lowers down from an overhead cabinet with the touch of a button.

Fleetwood’s exclusive Hide-A-Loft drop-down bed, which adds a second queen bed, was also one of the top highlights of this compact coach. Another top feature which peaked consumer interest was the optional washer and dryer, a significant edge over that of its competitors.

2013 Fleetwood Excursion Class A Diesel floor plan. (Credit: fleetwoodrv.com)

Starting MSRP is $175,747.

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Fleetwood RV, Inc.

Fleetwood RV, Inc. (“Fleetwood RV” or the “Company”) 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 hope you dance because…

Time.

Time is a wheel.

Time is a wheel in constant motion always rolling us along.

Tell me, who wants to look back on their years and wonder where their years have gone.

—Mark D. Sanders and Tia Sillers, I Hope You Dance

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Fleetwood Introduces All New 2013 Excursion

Decatur, Indiana-based Fleetwood RV, Inc., a leading producer of Class A and Class C recreational vehicles, plans to show its reinvented Excursion brand at the 2012 Florida RV Super Show in Tampa, Florida, January 11-17, according to a news release.

2013 Fleetwood Excursion Class A Diesel. (Credit: fleetwoodrv.com)

The 2013 Excursion was first revealed in November at the RVIA National RV Trade show where it was awarded “Top 25 Debut” by RV Business Magazine and “Best-In-Show” by RV Pro Magazine.

“We’re extremely happy that the media recognized and supported the new Excursion,” said John Draheim, President and CEO of Fleetwood RV, Inc. “Our dealers gave us a lot of praise, but also some great feedback which allowed us to make some exciting changes in time for the Super Show in Tampa.”

On display in booth #510 at the Florida RV Super Show, the Excursion will now be available with a residential style refrigerator and 300 Horsepower Cummins 6.7L ISB engine with Allison 2100MH 6-speed transmission with electronic shifter.

The new Excursion is the most compact diesel pusher in Fleetwood’s line-up at just 33 feet long, 11 inches.

2013 Fleetwood Excursion Class A Diesel interior. (Credit: fleetwoodrv.com)

Standard features include:

  • Class-leading 84-inch ceilings
  • 22.5-inch aluminum wheels
  • 10,000-pound hitch rating
  • 300 HP Cummins ISB 6.7L engine with exhaust brake
  • Freightliner XCS Series chassis
  • 660 foot-pounds torque @ 1,600 RPM
  • 90-gallon fuel tank
  • Hydraulic leveling jacks
  • 88-gallon fresh water capacity
  • 60-gallon grey water holding tank
  • 32-gallon black water holding tank
  • 174 cubic feet exterior storage capacity
  • Bus-style side-swing luggage doors
  • Pass-through storage

Inside the Excursion, features include:

  • 84-inch interior height
  • Hand-laid tile flooring throughout
  • Volcanic Series solid-surface counters
  • Glass-tile backsplash
  • Craftsman style French cafe doors
  • Adjustable shelving throughout
  • Drop-down 40-inch Sony LCD HDTV Blu-ray ready that lowers out of an overhead cabinet with the touch of a button
2013 Fleetwood Excursion Class A Diesel floor plan. (Credit: fleetwoodrv.com)

Available as options include a washer/dryer combo and Fleetwood’s exclusive Hide-A-Loft drop-down bed which adds a second queen bed to this compact coach.

Starting MSRP is $175,747.

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Fleetwood RV, Inc.

Fleetwood RV, Inc. (“Fleetwood RV” or the “Company”) 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…
Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road,

Healthy, free, the world before me,

The long brown trail before me leading wherever I choose.

—Walt Whitman

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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

Worth Pondering…

The freedom of travel opens the mind to unlimited possibilities.
—Anon

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American Coach Introduces 2012 Models

Decatur, Indiana-based American Coach, the luxury coach division of Fleetwood RV, Inc., a leading producer of Class A and Class C recreation vehicles, Monday (October 24) announced the release of its 2012 American Heritage, American Eagle, American Tradition, and American Revolution luxury motor homes.

2012 American Coach Revolution exterior. (Credit: americancoach.com)

“We made significant improvements to the entire American Coach lineup for 2012 with some exciting new features, unique interior decors, and stunning new exterior graphics” said John Draheim, President and CEO of Fleetwood RV.

2012 American Tradition

The 2012 American Tradition is available in two 42-foot full-wall-slide models (42M and 42P), and a 45-foot, quad-slide model (45Y), all equipped with a sleek, state-of-the–art cockpit with dual dash monitor design, six-way adjustable captain’s seats and low-profile dash.

Interiors feature updated furniture styling available in three new interior decors including Elegant Onyx, Champagne and Pearls, and Antique Mocha while exteriors offer two new additional colors.

Feature highlights include frameless flush mount windows, LED ceiling lights with dimming capabilities, Villa furniture, quiet air conditioning system, polished porcelain tiled floors throughout, and Sony Blu-ray Home Theater.

2012 American Eagle

The 2012 American Eagle is available in three full-wall slide-out models with 30-inch deep slides to create an expanded living area (42M, 42P, 45B).

2012 American Tradition interior. (Credit: americancoach.com)

Interiors feature luxurious details with exquisite woodwork, three interior décor options, elegantly designed furnishings along with top-of-the-line Sony televisions, Blu-ray DVD, and a Bose Home Theater System in the living area.

Updates to the Eagle also include Xite-G2 dash radio with Navigation, side mounted Girard patio awning with wind retraction, and frameless flush mount windows.

With a new Flightline exterior graphic package, it is also offered in two new exterior colors (Flightline and Victory Graphics) in Mocha Truffle and Moonlight Sand.

Exteriors are available in two new exterior graphic packages.

2012 American Heritage

The 2012 American Heritage provides one of the industry’s largest floor plans, a 45-foot full-wall slide-out with 30-inch deep slide boxes (45T). The new 45T floor plan features 450 square feet of interior living space that includes a luxury spa retreat shower and dual sinks. Also new for Heritage are three new interior decors as well as three new exterior colors. Other new features include Xite-G2 dash radio with truck and bus navigation routing, upgraded window valances, 46-inch mid-coach Sony TV, LED ceiling lights with dimming capabilities, and redesigned backsplashes.

2012 American Revolution

The 2012 American Revolution features the new Luxurious Graphite interior décor as well as the new Tempest exterior graphic package in newly added Champagne Berry and Midnight Suede.

2012 American Revolution interior. (Credit: americancoach.com)

Available in three 42-foot floor plans, the 42T offers a full-wall slide with rear walk-in closet; the 42W has a full-wall slide with spacious rear bath; and the 42Q is a quad-slide, side-aisle model with gourmet galley.

New features for 2012 include frameless flush-mount windows, slide-out mounted Girard patio awning with wind retraction and Sony dash radio with navigation.

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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.

Factory Tours: Monday through Friday at 9:00 a.m. beginning again November 3, 2011

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

Phone: (800) 854-1344

Website: americancoach.com

Worth Pondering…
As you go through life, when you come to a fork in the road, take it.

—Yogi Berra

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Fleetwood RV Introduces 2012 Models

Fleetwood RV Inc., a Decatur, Indiana, producer of Class A diesel pusher and gas motorhomes, and Class C diesel and gas motorhomes, unveiled its 2012 Class A diesel pusher models along with the entry-level Jamboree Searcher and Tioga Montara Class C during the company’s 2011 National Dealer Meeting last week at the Grand Wayne Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

2012 Fleetwood Providence diesel pusher (Credit: fleetwoodrv.com)

“This year we focused on separating our diesel brands and adding more high-end, high-value features,” said John Draheim, President and CEO of Fleetwood RV, Inc. “Providence is at the higher-end of the price spectrum, so we added features like polished porcelain floors, a molded fiberglass roof and enhanced interior design with wall art and countertop edge detail upgrades.”

2012 Providence

Aimed at the “higher end of the price spectrum,” the 2012 Providence diesel pusher offers several upscale amenities such as high-gloss porcelain tile floors with decorative inserts, Sony electronics throughout, full-body paint, molded fiberglass roof, and enhanced interior design with wall art and countertop edge detail upgrades. The line is available in four floor plans—three 42-foot models powered by a 450-hp Cummins 8.9L engine and a 40-footer equipped with the 380-hp ISC Cummins engine. The 42P is a tag-axle unit while the 42M offers a triple-slide and full-wall bath. Standard features include Aqua-Hot system (42M only), 2,000-watt pure sine wave inverter w/remote, hardwood cabinet doors/drawers, double roller shades, wood window valances, side-swinging luggage doors, and exterior grill and galley (optional).

Starting MSRP: $268,380

2012 Discovery

2012 Fleetwood Discovery 40G (Credit: rvdealersinoklahoma.com)

“With our top-selling diesel brand, Discovery, we paid special attention to adding more refined value to the décor such as wall art and decorative inserts in the flooring,” said Draheim.

The 2012 Discovery diesel pusher lineup features six models, including three tag axle units, all powered by a 380-hp Cummins ISC 8.3L engine. All-new floor plans for 2012 include the 42D, a quad-slide layout with a luxurious master suite, and the 42M, a full-wall-slide model with a Sony 40-inch mid-ship LCD TV. Features include 84-inch ceiling height, full-body paint, porcelain tile floor with decorative inserts, hard wood cabinet doors/drawers, double roller shades, side-swinging luggage doors, and optional exterior grill and galley.

The Discovery’s 2012 line-up also includes a 36-foot, quad-slide model (36J), two 40-foot models (40G, 40X), and a 42-foot, triple-slide, tag axle model with available bunks (42A).

In addition to the these upgrades, other interior improvements including a dinette credenza that can function as a laptop desk, wood accent trim, and added additional popular furniture options.

Additional features on the 2012 Discovery include full-body paint, Sony electronics throughout, 2,000-watt Pure Sine wave inverter w/remote, 8.0 kW Onan quiet diesel generator, and optional chrome luggage door handles.

Starting MSRP: $256,200

2012 Jamboree Searcher and Tioga Montara

2012 Fleetwood Tioga Montara Class C (Credit: fleetwoodrv.com)

Both Class C models are available in three floor plans, including a 22- and 23-footer along with an all-new 25-foot model. All units feature a cab-over bed, spacious dinette, and full bath with shower. Other features include hardwood cabinet doors, high-gloss smooth fiberglass exterior, a one-piece molded fiberglass front cap, and a full basement exterior with pass-through storage.

Starting MSRP: $64,190

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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, Inc. also owns Goldshield Fiberglass, Inc., an industry leader in custom molded composite products across a variety of industries including heavy truck and RV.

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Courage is not the lack of fear. It is acting in spite of it.

—Mark Twain

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Fleetwood RV Introduces the 2012 Storm

Fleetwood RV Inc., a Decatur, Indiana, producer of Class A Diesel and Gas motorhomes, and Class C Diesel and Gas motorhomes, unveiled its 2012 Class A gas-powered Storm during the company’s 2011 National Dealer Meeting last week at the Grand Wayne Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

2012 Fleetwood Storm 32BH. (Credit: rvt.com)

Touted as a “crossover” motorhome, Fleetwood said the Storm features the sleeping capacity and value of a Class C coach along with the roominess and storage capacity of a Class A.

“It’s a coach that is loaded with standard features, and offered at a value that appeals to a wide range of RVers,” said John Draheim, president and CEO of the two-year-old, Decatur, Indiana-based builder.

The 2012 Storm is available in five floor plans, ranging in size from 28 to 32 feet. The dual-slide 32BH offers either standard bunk beds or the optional “Bunk Bed-n-Breakfast” space-saving two-person dinette with convertible bunk beds while the dual-slide 32V features a 30-inch deep living area slideroom.

The Hide-a-Loft option, featuring a queen-sized, electronic drop-down bed with air mattress located above the driver/passenger captain’s chairs, is available on all models.

2012 Fleetwood Storm interior. (Credit: fleetwoodrv.com)

Standard features on the 2012 Storm include:

  • One-piece windshield 82-inch interior height
  • Soft Touch Flexsteel driver/passenger captain’s chairs
  • High-gloss fiberglass sidewalls, pass-through storage, and a full basement exterior with enclosed, heated holding tanks and luggage compartments
  • Onan 4.0 kw MicroQuiet generator
  • 15,000-BTU ducted air conditioner
  • 30,000 BTU furnace, wall mounted thermostat (except 32BH)
  • 6-gallon propane water heater w/electronic ignition
  • 32-inch LCD wide-screen TV w/remote & DVD player
  • Power Roof Fan-Tastic vent fan
  • Dometic 6 cu. ft. refrigerator/freezer
  • 3-burner range w/high output/Piezo igniter and oven
  • Queen bed w/mattress
  • Patio awning
  • Rear vision camera with monitor built in to the dash radio
  • Dual deep cycle auxiliary batteries
  • Carbon monoxide, propane, and smoke detectors/alarms
  • Whole coach water filtration

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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, Inc. also owns Goldshield Fiberglass, Inc., an industry leader in custom molded composite products across a variety of industries including heavy truck and RV.

Storm

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Model: Ford

Engine: 6.8L Triton V10

Transmission: Ford 5-speed, automatic w/overdrive

Torque: 457 lb-ft @ 3250 RPM

Horsepower: 362HP

Fuel Capacity: 80 gallon

Starting MSRP: $83,300

2012 Fleetwood Storm 32V Length: 32' 9" (Credit: fleetwoodrv.com)

Worth Pondering…
But do not ask me where I am heading,

As I travel in this limitless world

Where every step I take is my home.

—Eihei Dogen

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Fleetwood RV Introduces the 2012 Bounder

Fleetwood RV, Inc., a Decatur, Indiana, producer of Class A Diesel and Gas motorhomes, and Class C Diesel and Gas motorhomes, announced Wednesday (August 24) the release of the 2012 Bounder—the Company’s most recognized motorhome brand.

2012 Bounder (Credit: Fleetwood RV)

“Bounder has been a household name in the RV industry since its debut in 1985 and is best known for its high-function, no frills features,” said John Draheim, President and CEO of Fleetwood RV, Inc.

“For 2012, we focused on updating and elevating Bounder so it would appeal to a younger buyer so we added two new floor plans and upgraded the interior décor. This is definitely not your grandfather’s Bounder anymore,” Draheim added.

Top features on the 2012 Bounder include:

  • Sony electronics, Sony Blu-Ray surround sound system (optional)
  • Electronic fireplace (available on 33C and 35K only)
  • Exterior entertainment center (available on 35H and 35K only)
  • Standard full-body paint
  • Halogen lighting throughout
  • King bed (optional)
2012 Bounder Interior (Credit: Fleetwood RV)

The 2012 Bounder line-up includes four floor plans:

  • 33-foot, dual-slide floor plan with a 40-inch Sony mid-ship LCD TV and Ultraleather transform-a-sofa (33C)
  • 33-foot, full-wall-slide floor plan with a 32-inch Sony mid-ship TV (33U)
  • 35-foot, dual-slide floor plan with a large master suite (35H)
  • 35-foot dual-slide, bath-and-a-half floor plan with a 40-inch Sony mid-ship LCD TV and Ultraleather transform-a-sofa (35K)

Fleetwood RV, Inc. has also launched a newly designed website featuring many new floorplans for 2012.

Details

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, Inc. also owns Goldshield Fiberglass, Inc., an industry leader in custom molded composite products across a variety of industries including heavy truck and RV.

Bounder

2012 Bounder 35K floor plan (Credit: Fleetwood RV)

The Bounder is Fleetwood RV’s most recognized motorhome brand.

Starting MSRP: $129,200

Worth Pondering…
To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.

—Ralph Waldo Emerson

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