More July 2015 RV Manufacturer Recalls

Your recreational vehicle may be involved in a safety recall and may create a safety risk for you or your passengers. Safety defects must be repaired by a certified dealer at no cost to you. However, if left unrepaired, a potential safety defect in your vehicle could lead to injury or even death.

What is a recall?
When a manufacturer or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) determines that a recreational vehicle or item of RV equipment creates an unreasonable risk to safety or fails to meet minimum safety standards, the manufacturer is required to fix that vehicle or equipment at no cost to the consumer.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently announced 5 recall notices involving 3 recreational vehicle/chassis manufacturers— EverGreen Recreational Vehicles, Winnebago, and Newmar.

EverGreen Recreational Vehicles, LLC

evergreen3EverGreen Recreational Vehicles, LLC (EverGreen) is recalling certain model year 2015 i-Go, Ever-Lite, Sun Valley and Ascend travel trailers manufactured March 12, 2015, to May 29, 2015. In the affected trailers, the studs that are used to attach the wheels to the axle hubs may break.

If the wheel studs break, the wheel could detach from the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

EverGreen will notify owners, and dealers will replace any affected wheel hub, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact EverGreen customer service at 1-574-825-4298.

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.

EverGreen Recreational Vehicles, LLC

evergreen3EverGreen Recreational Vehicles, LLC (EverGreen) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Lifestyle, Bay Hill, Alpha Gold and Tesla fifth wheel recreational trailers manufactured March 11, 2014, to January 23, 2015. In the affected vehicles, a rivet for the quad entry steps may shear and fail, causing the steps to give when being used.

If the rivet shears under occupant load, the steps may give and the occupant may fall, increasing the risk of personal injury.

Evergreen will notify owners, and dealers will remove the rivets and the step sections will be bolted together, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact EverGreen customer service at 1-574-825-4298.

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.

Winnebago Industries

winnebago-quality-circle-award-255x144Winnebago Industries, Inc. (Winnebago) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Metro Link transit buses manufactured December 20, 2013, to April 9, 2015. The affected buses may have been built without shims and flat washers on the seat pedestal, allowing the seat to detach from the floor in the event of a crash.

If the seat detaches from the floor during a vehicle crash, the seat occupant would be at an increased risk of personal injury.

Winnebago will work with Metro Worldwide, the transit bus distributor, to notify owners and remedy the vehicles, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2015. Owners may contact Metro Worldwide customer service at 1-641-903-7377. Winnebago’s number for this recall is 132.

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.

Newmar Corporation

Newmar Corp image001Newmar Corporation (Newmar) is recalling certain model year 2015 Essex and King Aire vehicles manufactured March 26, 2014, to December 4, 2014. The affected vehicles have tag axle suspension hangers that may move, allowing the tag axle assembly to shift off center.

If the tag axle moves off center, vehicle handling may suddenly be affected, increasing the risk of a crash.

Newmar has notified owners, and dealers will weld the tag axle suspension hangers to the chassis frame, free of charge. The recall began on June 22, 2015. Owners may contact Newmar customer service at 1-800-731-8300.

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.

Newmar Corporation

Newmar Corporation (Newmar) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 King Aire and Essex vehicles manufactured from March 13, 2014, and May 13, 2015, and model year 2016 Mountain Aire vehicles manufactured from March 17, 2015, through April 17, 2015. The affected vehicles, built on a Spartan Chassis, have fasteners that attach the stay rod (v-rod) to the rear drive axle that may not have been installed with thread locker or tightened in the correct sequence.

If the fasteners loosen, the stay rod may disconnect from the rear axle, allowing the rear axle to move freely, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Spartan will notify owners on behalf of Newmar, and dealers will replace the fasteners using thread lock, tightening them in the proper sequence and with the required torque values, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 23, 2015. Owners may contact Newmar customer service at 1-800-731-8300 or Spartan customer service at 1-800-582-3454.

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.

Please Note: This is the 62nd in a series of articles relating to RV Manufacturers Recalls

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Lifestyle RV Introduces Shorter Model With Rear Living

Middlebury, Indiana-based Lifestyle Luxury RV, a member of the EverGreen family of companies, has introduced a rear living fifth wheel trailer with a length to satisfy those looking for a shorter model.

Lifestyle Luxury RV
Lifestyle Luxury RV

The 32RL model has a 33-foot 11-inch length that doesn’t sacrifice the open feel and signature design touches synonymous with the Lifestyle name, according to a company news release .

The open layout is a combination of the kitchen, living area, and multiple slides. The dining slide houses a freestanding table with chairs and entertainment center.

A hide-a-bed sofa at the rear of the coach is a prime location for TV viewing during the day and becomes a guest bed at night. More seating is available on the loveseat in a separate slide across from the dining slide.

“The 32RL gives customers another choice in their luxury fifth wheel options,” said Lifestyle Product Manager Gary Stanley.

“All of our models are designed to be full-timer friendly which is why we wanted to incorporate a floor plan with a shorter overall length. We realize that not all full-timers want or need a longer coach, so we’ve created something that fits this niche.”

Separating the kitchen and living areas is a peninsula that houses the double stainless steel sink with a high-rise faucet.

Kitchen appliances are situated in a third slide that runs almost the complete length of the coach. A range, oven, over-the-range microwave, refrigerator, and pantry create a kitchen that makes meal preparation easy.

Lifestyle RV 32RL floor plan
Lifestyle RV 32RL floor plan

Upstairs is a full bath and private master bedroom. The bathroom has entries from the kitchen or the bedroom and ample room to maneuver. A corner shower with angled glass shower doors adds a touch of home.

In the master bedroom storage abounds with a dresser, wardrobe, and two additional wardrobes with side-by-side washer/dryer hook-ups. Overhead cabinetry above the wardrobes provides even more storage.

Lifestyle 32RL fifth wheel trailer specifications and features include:

  • Exterior Length: 33 feet 11 inches
  • Exterior Width: 101 inches
  • Exterior Height w/Standard A/C: 13 feet
  • Hitch Weight: 2,635 pounds
  • Dry Weight: 13,241 pounds
  • Net Carrying Capacity: 16,737 pounds
  • Fresh Water Capacity w/Water Heater: 75 gallons
  • Grey Water Holding Tank Capacity: 72 gallons
  • Black Water Holding Tank Capacity: 38 gallons
  • Refrigerator: Norcold 12 cubic foot 4-door
  • Furnace: 40,000 BTU

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Lifestyle Luxury RV

Lifestyle_logoLifestyle Luxury RV is a division of Middlebury-based EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC.

When the famed former luxury fifth-wheel manufacturer, Carriage, Inc., closed its doors in 2012, The Carriage Travel Club (CTC) chose Lifestyle Luxury RV as its new manufacturer partner.

Savvy RV consumers are increasingly investing in “The EverGreen Difference” as the company continues to dramatically lead the towable RV segment in sales.  Of the top 15 towable RV manufacturers, EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC, along with its Lifestyle Luxury RV fifth-wheel division, was one of the fastest growing companies in the industry for both registered retail sales and total increase in market share.

Address: 10758 County Road 2, Middlebury, IN 46540

Phone: (574) 825-4298

Website: www.lifestylelrv.com

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Lifestyle Luxury RV Continues To Expand

As the Lifestyle Luxury RV brand continues its expansion with new dealers from coast-to-coast, it maintains its tight affiliation with the past—one of the most discerning, iconic camper clubs in the industry—the Carriage Travel Club.

LIFESTYLE Luxury RV Introduces Side Hauler Fifth Wheel
LIFESTYLE Luxury RV Introduces Side Hauler Fifth Wheel

Lifestyle Luxury RV was founded in 2012 with the charter to fill the vacuum left by the passing of many of the luxury fifth wheel builders in the industry. The Lifestyle Luxury RV brand continues to expand and prosper with its new Alfa Gold brand and manufacturing innovations found nowhere else, all while keeping in touch with its “New Legacy” of full-time luxury and durability.

“Our continued growth in market share in the luxury fifth-wheel segment, combined with the rewarding relationship we have with our legacy customers in the Carriage Travel Club in the United States and Canada, create a unique synergy of new and old here at Lifestyle,” stated General Manger of Lifestyle Luxury RV Dymon Farrer, in a company news release.

“The result is that we are continually striving to lead the industry with innovative products, brands and designs, while maintaining the legacy of quality that made our brand successful in the first place.”

The Carriage Travel Club is closing in on 40-years of full-timer brand loyalty at its 39th Grand National Rally this year in Branson, Missouri on October 3. Lifestyle Luxury RV remains ahead of the curve with innovations for the future grounded on a foundation of quality.

Sell Innovations Found Nowhere Else

Lifestyle Luxury RV 39FB exterior in toffee
Lifestyle Luxury RV 39FB exterior in toffee

The One and Only Titan Structure Frame—A closing sales point with full-timers looking for durability that will last, Lifestyle’s Titan Structure frame is the only frame completely engineered and welded in-house for the highest quality. The double, box-channel American steel frame provides the solid base needed for a raised steel integrated floor. Raising the floor creates the industry’s only rear pass-through storage. The Titan Structure frame has 12-inches of welded, box channel steel to maintain the coach’s structural integrity, with far more rigidity than conventional I-beam frames. This results in the strongest frame in the industry and the only frame engineered to handle a full wall slide out system.

The Only Full-Wall-Slide Fifth Wheel—Lifestyle Luxury RV builds the only fifth wheel with a true full-wall slide system. Usually only found on high-end motor coaches with massive bus chassis, the full-wall slide system is engineered on risers above the frame for the strongest foundation and smoothest operation. The slide-outs operate on a fully mechanical, rack and pinion system with over-sized gearing for the ultimate reliability—no hydraulic line to maintain or burst.

Lifestyle Luxury RV 36FW interior
Lifestyle Luxury RV 36FW interior

The Only Alfa Gold Side Hauler—With the introduction of the new Alfa Gold 3905SH for 2015, Lifestyle has another first. This Alfa Gold, built on its own version of the Titan Structure frame, has a Motorcycle Garage Option complete with a lift system that safely loads a motorcycle into a 36 square-foot slide room for easy transport. The first of its kind, Alfa Gold 3905SH fifth wheel is not a toy hauler but rather a luxury fifth wheel built for motorcycle enthusiasts who put a premium on living space, but still want to take a bike along. The award winning design won Best Debut 2015 from RV Business Magazine and has acquired more than 52,000 views on YouTube.

Today, with the addition of the Skyline RV brand, EverGreen and its Lifestyle Luxury RV division is one of the five largest recreational vehicle manufacturers in North America. Lifestyle Luxury RV, manufactured in Middlebury, Indiana, assembled a team of the industry’s best and brightest who are putting their expertise to work to give the RV industry a new choice for legacy brand, full-time luxury fifth wheels.

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Lifestyle Luxury RV

Lifestyle Luxury RV is a division of Middlebury-based EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC.

When the famed former luxury fifth-wheel manufacturer, Carriage, Inc., closed its doors in 2012, The Carriage Travel Club (CTC) chose Lifestyle Luxury RV as its new manufacturer partner.

Savvy RV consumers are increasingly investing in “The EverGreen Difference” as the company continues to dramatically lead the towable RV segment in sales.  Of the top 15 towable RV manufacturers, EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC, along with its Lifestyle Luxury RV fifth-wheel division, was one of the fastest growing companies in the industry for both registered retail sales and total increase in market share.

Lifestyle Luxury RV 39FB interior
Lifestyle Luxury RV 39FB interior

Address: 10758 County Road 2, Middlebury, IN 46540

Phone: (574) 825-4298

Website: www.lifestylelrv.com

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The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.
—Eleanor Roosevelt

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Lifestyle Luxury RV Introduces Wide Body Design For All 2015 Models

Middlebury, Indiana-based Lifestyle Luxury RV, a division of EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC, announced that its entire 2015 fifth-wheel lineup features a 101-inch wide body design.

Lifestyle Luxury RV 38RS interior
Lifestyle Luxury RV 38RS interior

Lifestyle Luxury RV already produces some of the largest interiors in fifth wheels as the only manufacturer producing a full-wall slide fifth wheel. Now, full timers RVers can expect even more space, according to a company news release.

Full-timers are looking for coaches with the interior spaciousness and storage of the homes they’ve left behind. Lifestyle has committed to filling this void in the market with an extra six inches of living space. All five of the wide body models will meet the growing demand for more spacious interiors with greater amounts of storage, larger kitchens, baths, and wider hallways.

“Our customers are looking for more than just a beautiful coach, it needs to stand up to full-time use and have more storage,” stated Lifestyle Product Manager Gary Stanley.

“I think we’ve delivered. Lifestyle is already built on a superior frame and now we’ve added that extra element that really appeals to people who spend most of the year on the road.”

Designed for year-round travel there is a copious amount of storage throughout. Increased living space means more storage, too. The rear basement storage, found only in Lifestyle, increases from 33 to 37 cubic feet. At the front of the coach there is a generous 218 square feet of finished pass through storage. A large walk-in wardrobe and roomy linen closets in the bedroom provide plenty of room for all the essentials. Now there’s more room for a washer/dryer.

Lifestyle Luxury RV 36FW interior
Lifestyle Luxury RV 36FW interior

The new wide body models have all the luxurious features synonymous with the Lifestyle name. In the kitchen, Corian countertops, a double stainless steel sink and residential raised-panel cabinets in glazed cherry are standard.

A six-and-a-half foot slide-out height in the living room allows for larger windows that open the space further. The added interior width also allows plenty of room for large entertainment centers with fireplaces and desks. An outdoor entertainment center with optional flat screen TV is standard equipment on all wide body models.

“We know our customers have patiently anticipated the debut of our wide body models and we’re finally ready to get them on the market,” explained Lifestyle Luxury RV General Manager Dymon Farrer.

“Just as every detail of a Lifestyle is carefully considered and executed, redesigning the wide body models was no different. We want to ensure our customers will get the most out of their dollar.”

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Lifestyle Luxury RV

Lifestyle Luxury RV is a division of Middlebury-based EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC.

Lifestyle Luxury RV 39FB interior
Lifestyle Luxury RV 39FB interior

When the famed former luxury fifth-wheel manufacturer, Carriage, Inc., closed its doors in 2012, The Carriage Travel Club (CTC) chose Lifestyle Luxury RV as its new manufacturer partner.

Savvy RV consumers are increasingly investing in “The EverGreen Difference” as the company continues to dramatically lead the towable RV segment in sales.  Of the top 15 towable RV manufacturers, EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC, along with its Lifestyle Luxury RV fifth-wheel division, was one of the fastest growing companies in the industry for both registered retail sales and total increase in market share.

Address: 10758 County Road 2, Middlebury, IN 46540

Phone: (574) 825-4298

Website: www.lifestylelrv.com

EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC

EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC was founded in December of 2008 with the premise that the recreational vehicle industry needed a new generation of innovative, sustainable, eco-friendly, green travel trailers and fifth wheels built like none before.

Address: 10758 County Road 2, Middlebury, IN 46540

Phone: (574) 825-4298

Website: www.goevergreenrv.com

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The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.
—Eleanor Roosevelt

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LIFESTYLE Luxury RV Introduces Side Hauler Fifth Wheel

Middlebury, Indiana-based LIFESTYLE Luxury RV, a division of EverGreen Recreational Vehicles, announced that it has developed the first “Side Hauler” luxury fifth wheel with the introduction of the new Alfa Gold 3905SH for 2015.

LIFESTYLE Luxury RV Introduces Side Hauler Fifth Wheel
LIFESTYLE Luxury RV Introduces Side Hauler Fifth Wheel

The versatile new luxury fifth wheel has three options to choose from utilizing a large four by nine foot slide room that offers 36 square feet of useable space, according to a company news release.

The new 3905 Side Hauler comes in three distinct loading configurations:

  • Motorcycle Garage Option with a custom designed lift system that moves the bike from street level to a private garage inside the fifth wheel.
  • Storage Room Option that provides plenty of space with an exterior loading bay for everything from kayaks to bicycles for the entire family.
  • Kids Room Option that houses the little ones in their own space complete with full-sized, retractable bunk beds, storage—even a flat screen TV.

Motorcycle Garage Option. Built tough to handle one full-sized motorcycle, this unique lift system is the perfect solution for those who want the convenience of a toy hauler without compromising luxury living space. The exclusive lift system is 8-foot long and about 2-feet wide and is built with 3/8 inch steel powder-coated for durability. The heavy-duty winch uses aircraft-grade cable.

A remote control with cord allows easy loading and unloading of your bike with one person. Simply open the access door, lower the lift system, strap the bike on the lift ramp, and raise it gently into the side hauler slide room. When you are ready to depart, power the Side Hauler slide room into the coach and head down the road. Your motorcycle is kept isolated, with room for tools in its own private LED lit garage, until the next destination.

LIFESTYLE Luxury RV Introduces Side Hauler Fifth Wheel
LIFESTYLE Luxury RV Introduces Side Hauler Fifth Wheel

Storage Room Option. The storage room option provides 36 square feet of unencumbered storage. That’s room for six kayaks, a fleet of bicycles, or simply space for your antiques and collectables. An access door provides easy loading from the outside. Now you can take it all with you in the Alfa Gold Side Hauler.

Kids Room Option. The perfect private space for the children features two retractable, full-sized HappiJac bunks that store up and out of the way to create a 36 square foot playroom. The Kids Room can sleep four little ones comfortably. Corner wardrobes with drawers provide storage for kids clothing and toys. There’s a flat screen TV for entertainment and gaming on the wall inside the Kids Room. A privacy door separates the slide room from the main living room from active children playing.

The 3905SH is designed for larger families or couples looking for more storage and entertainment versatility. The living room seats seven comfortably with a large sofa in the rear of the coach that converts to a queen sized bed that sleeps two. Two recliner chairs next to a freestanding table that seat four more adults are in the large slide room opposite the versatile slide room.

3905SH Storage Option
3905SH Storage Option

The center island food prep area is complemented by an L-shaped galley with the stove and refrigerator in a slide on the outside wall and sink with overhead storage mid coach. A spacious pantry with etched glass doors complete the food prep triangle.

High-end standard features in the kitchen begin with beautiful Corian countertops. Stainless steel appliances are stylish and functional and the gourmet kitchen includes a 12-cubic foot double door refrigerator, microwave, three-burner range, and oven.

The mid-bath layout has access to guests off a separate door in the hallway up to the bedroom. The massive queen bed slide out has two nightstands and opens up the bedroom for easy access to drawers, the front wardrobe with adjacent storage shelves, and walk in closet that is prepped for an optional washer/dryer.

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LIFESTYLE Luxury RV

LIFESTYLE Luxury RV, manufactured in Middlebury, Indiana, assembled a team of the industry’s best and brightest who are putting their expertise to work to give the RV industry a new choice for resort-ready luxury fifth wheels.

The company focuses on creating the ideal year-round living experience through construction that’s second to none and by delivering a higher level of service to both dealers and customers. For the savvy fifth wheel buyer, the difference is clear — the difference is LIFESTYLE Luxury RV.

3905SH Motorcycle Garage Option
3905SH Motorcycle Garage Option

LIFESTYLE Luxury RV is a division of Middlebury, Indiana-based EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC

Address: 51700 Lovejoy Drive, Middlebury, IN 46540

Phone: (574) 825-5578 (LLRV)

Website: www.lifestylelrv.com

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Lifestyle Luxury RV Introduces Front Bath Model For 2015

Middlebury, Indiana-based Lifestyle Luxury RV, a division of the EverGreen family of companies, enters the 2015 season with a completely overhauled lineup of Lifestyle Wide Body floor plans, including the new 39FB, Front Bath model.

Lifestyle Luxury RV 39FB exterior in toffee
Lifestyle Luxury RV 39FB exterior in toffee

Three slide rooms provide an enormous amount of living space throughout the coach creating room for all the essentials, according to a company news release.

Designed with the signature attention to detail of the Lifestyle brand, the new front bath 39FB offers all the amenities of home including a walk-in closet with an abundance of shelves and hanging space is at the far end of the bath. Etched glass doors with the Lifestyle logo separate the closet from the bath, an added touch of luxury.

Residents of all ages will appreciate the 60-inch full shower with seat and glass door. The spacious bath allows room for a full vanity complete with a make-up mirror and cushioned storage ottoman. Storage abounds in the full bath with a medicine cabinet, overhead cabinets, and a linen closet.

Not only is the 39FB equipped with a large, residential bath at the front of the coach, but also with a second half bath at the center. A radius door to the half bath is distinctive and functional, adding to the elegant design and to the roominess that continues throughout the coach.

Lifestyle Luxury RV 39FB interior
Lifestyle Luxury RV 39FB interior

“We’ve really stepped up our game and are striving to give customers all the comforts of home,” commented Lifestyle Product Manager, Gary Stanley.

“The front bath model will completely change customers’ expectations of what a luxury fifth wheel can be. It has all the high-end standard features and incredible amounts of storage in our beautifully finished package.”

Signature Lifestyle design touches can be found throughout the 39FB. The kitchen is situated opposite the entry and features an island with double stainless steel sink and gooseneck faucet, oversized, deep pantry, and sliding spice rack. Pantry space is vast and even has room for a broom behind the cabinet door.

Additional storage is found in the full, sliding spice rack by the stainless steel refrigerator keeping all the baking supplies and spices organized. A freestanding table and two recliners sit in the slide opposite, opening up the center of the room. The table features a single pedestal leg that increases legroom and has a table leaf for added guests, conveniently stored under the tabletop.

When entertaining, residents will find the living area has plenty of room for everyone. A hide-a-bed sofa at the rear of the room can accommodate three seated adults while the recliners offer two additional seats. A pullout desk beneath the entertainment center provides a functional workspace while an optional fireplace makes it a cozy space to lounge.

Lifestyle Luxury RV 39FB interior
Lifestyle Luxury RV 39FB interior

“The quality of our luxury fifth wheels can’t be beat,” said Lifestyle Luxury RV General Manager, Dymon Farrer.

“We keep going that extra mile to give customers a true feeling of home and elegance. Everything about this model has an upscale finish that’s sure to impress. From the frame up we’ve built a coach that will stand up to many years of full-time use and will look amazing, too.”

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Lifestyle Luxury RV

Lifestyle Luxury RV is a division of Middlebury-based EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC.

When the famed former luxury fifth-wheel manufacturer, Carriage, Inc., closed its doors in 2012, The Carriage Travel Club (CTC) chose Lifestyle Luxury RV as its new manufacturer partner.

Savvy RV consumers are increasingly investing in “The EverGreen Difference” as the company continues to dramatically lead the towable RV segment in sales.

Of the top 15 towable RV manufacturers, EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC, along with its Lifestyle Luxury RV fifth-wheel division, was one of the fastest growing companies in the industry for both registered retail sales and total increase in market share.

Lifestyle Luxury RV 39FB interior
Lifestyle Luxury RV 39FB interior

Address: 10758 County Road 2, Middlebury, IN 46540

Phone: (574) 825-4298

Website: www.lifestylelrv.com

EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC

EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC was founded in December of 2008 with the premise that the recreational vehicle industry needed a new generation of innovative, sustainable, eco-friendly, green travel trailers and fifth wheels built like none before.

Address: 10758 County Road 2, Middlebury, IN 46540

Phone: (574) 825-4298

Website: www.goevergreenrv.com

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Lifestyle Luxury RV Introduces Alfa Gold 3405RK

Middlebury, Indiana-based Luxury Lifestyle RV has announced the introduction of the Alfa Gold 3405RK fifth wheel trailer.

2015 Lifestyle Luxury RV Alfa Gold 3405RK fifth wheel trailer
2015 Lifestyle Luxury RV Alfa Gold 3405RK fifth wheel trailer

The new 3405 Rear Kitchen model fuses functionality and upscale style for families who love to gather in the kitchen. The highlight of the 3405RK model is the rear kitchen with large corner range hood, pantry, and even a kitchen window, according to a company news release.

The spacious interior of the 3405RK is a combination of the raised roofline and dual slide outs in the living and kitchen areas along with the wide body configuration of the coach. Large windows in the extra tall slides allow more natural light adding to the open concept.

The reclining sofa with pull out bed is housed in the slide opposite the dining area and kitchen slide, making this a great place to lounge. Every seat in the house is optimal for watching the LED TV in the built-in entertainment center or cozying up to the fireplace beneath. In the bathroom a large residential size shower is just another feature that makes this model feel like home.

The highlight of the 3405RK model is the rear kitchen with large corner range hood, pantry and even a kitchen window.
The highlight of the 3405RK model is the rear kitchen with large corner range hood, pantry and even a kitchen window.

Other features of the gourmet kitchen include:

  • Pantry with etched glass door is not only beautiful with frosted glass and an intricate design, but provides additional kitchen storage
  • Bronze range hood is the perfect combination of function and style, a standout feature that enhances the cohesive design
  • Solid wood cabinetry is more durable and designed for year round use
  • Corian countertops are attractive while also holding up to everyday use
  • Eat-in bar is opposite the stainless steel sink with gooseneck faucet; two upholstered bar stools are the perfect seat for eating breakfast or lounging
  • Stainless steel appliances are easy to clean and have a custom kitchen look
  • Standard appliances include a 12-cubic foot refrigerator, three-burner range with oven, and built-in microwave

The 3405RK is a retreat with first class touches everywhere, from the ceiling crown moldings to the staircase leading to the master bedroom. A wide body design allows for a three-foot hallway between the living area and bedroom with enough space for an additional linen closet. The functionality of the massive amounts of storage in the finished pass through, bedroom wardrobe and kitchen pantry combined with the high-end decor make it a coach designed for full time use.

The reclining sofa with pull out bed is housed in the slide opposite the dining area and kitchen slide, making this a great place to lounge. Every seat in the house is optimal for watching the LED TV in the built-in entertainment center or cozying up to the fireplace beneath.
The reclining sofa with pull out bed is housed in the slide opposite the dining area and kitchen slide, making this a great place to lounge. Every seat in the house is optimal for watching the LED TV in the built-in entertainment center or cozying up to the fireplace beneath.

“We wanted to give full timers a unit that was not only built to withstand year round travel, but also feels like home,” explained General Manager of Lifestyle Luxury RV, Dymon Farrer.

“The 3405RK is a unique mix of residential function without losing luxury in the details.”

Each Alfa Gold is built on a special TitanTM Structure frame with double-stacked steel tube for structural integrity. It is made in-house to ensure the strongest, most durable foundation allowing full timers to rest easy knowing their home is built to take them anywhere. The lightweight composite inner shell floor also adds to the strength of the unit without adding excess weight.

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EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC

EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC was founded in December of 2008 with the premise that the recreational vehicle industry needed a new generation of innovative, sustainable, eco-friendly, green travel trailers and fifth wheels built like none before.

The vision of EverGreen is to use sustainable eco-friendly, recyclable, composite materials to replace wood and produce higher quality, longer-lasting products that are fully equipped, yet lightweight.

The 3405RK is a retreat with first class touches everywhere, from the ceiling crown moldings to the staircase leading to the master bedroom. A wide body design allows for a three-foot hallway between the living area and bedroom with enough space for an additional linen closet.
The 3405RK is a retreat with first class touches everywhere, from the ceiling crown moldings to the staircase leading to the master bedroom. A wide body design allows for a three-foot hallway between the living area and bedroom with enough space for an additional linen closet.

EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC is the first RV manufacturer to achieve the TRA Certified Green Emerald Rating for its eco-friendly Ever-Lite travel trailers and fifth wheels.

EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC currently offers six lines of travel trailers (Ever-Lite, Sun Valley, i-Go, Ascend, Element, and Amped), four lines of fifth wheel trailers (Bay Hill, Tesla, Lifestyle, and Alfa Gold), and two lines of toy haulers (Amped and Tesla).

Of the top 15 towable RV manufacturers, EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC, along with its Lifestyle Luxury RV fifth-wheel division, was the fastest growing company in the industry for both registered retail sales and total increase in market share for the year 2013.

Address: 10758 County Road 2, Middlebury, IN 46540

Phone: (574) 825-4298

Website: www.goevergreenrv.com

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—Lily Tomlin

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EverGreen RV Announces New Customer Service Center

Middlebury, Indiana-based EverGreen Recreational Vehicles announced that it is dedicating more than $1 million in assets to its new, free-standing EverGreen Customer, Service and Parts Center, including new customer parts, service, and warranty software to better serve customers and dealers.

EverGreen Introduces 2015 Element at More Affordable Price Point
EverGreen Introduces 2015 Element at More Affordable Price Point

The new 25,000-square-foot Center will be located on 20 acres at 52886 Indiana State Road 13 in Middlebury, just off Exit 107 from the Indiana Toll Road US 80/90. EverGreen strategically located its service and parts center directly across from the Elkhart County/Middlebury KOA Campgrounds for the convenience of its customers visiting the new facility, according to a company news release.

Mark Boessler, EverGreen’s president and chief operating officer, stressed the importance of this new service facility and his company’s commitment to satisfied, loyal owners of the EverGreen and Lifestyle brands.

“Since our Chairman Kelly Rose and our CEO Mike Schoeffler founded EverGreen, our dedication to customer satisfaction and service has been a dominate trait in the DNA of our company,” he explained.

“Today, with the announcement of our plans for this service facility, and with the purchase of real estate ready for development, our founders have again shown their commitment to providing the best service and customer satisfaction in our industry. This kind of bricks and mortar dedication to customer service is another way we distinguish ourselves as the best in our industry. ”

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As the fastest growing RV company in the towable RV segment for 2013, with a unit growth of 85.5 percent and a market share increase of 60.4 percent, Boessler explained that the new facility and the parts and service fulfillment software to support it, will be critical to solidifying loyal customers to the 11 EverGreen brands of travel trailers and fifth wheels.

Owners of travel trailers and fifth wheels built by EverGreen and Lifestyle Luxury RV, an EverGreen company, will benefit from this new operation with parts and service and campgrounds conveniently located adjacent from the new facility. EverGreen dealers and their customers with parts, warranty, and service requests will benefit from more efficient centralized parts distribution and more timely warranty work, Boessler pledged.

“EverGreen’s $200,000 investment in the quality driven customer service and parts software is a key factor in the success of the new EverGreen Customer Service and Parts Center,” said Tony Chupp, director of warranty and service.

“I am thrilled about the continued expansion of the EverGreen parts, service, and warranty group. This newly acquired facility will further augment the existing service operations while enhancing the dealer service levels and the EverGreen retail ownership experience. This is truly an exciting time here at EverGreen with the pending release of the customized dealer portal software, the new facility purchase and the addition of key staff members within the group.”

EverGreen Vacuum Lamination
EverGreen Vacuum Lamination

With the addition of this 25,000-square-foot-facility on 20 acres, the entire EverGreen Recreational Vehicles, LLC manufacturing and business campus in its Middlebury, Indiana headquarters, has grown to three manufacturing plants, its corporate offices, and the new service center, encompassing over 305,000 square feet under roof on over 100 acres.

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EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC

EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC was founded in December of 2008 with the premise that the recreational vehicle industry needed a new generation of innovative, sustainable, eco-friendly, green travel trailers and fifth wheels built like none before.

The vision of EverGreen is to use sustainable eco-friendly, recyclable, composite materials to replace wood and produce higher quality, longer-lasting products that are fully equipped, yet lightweight.

EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC is the first RV manufacturer to achieve the TRA Certified Green Emerald Rating for its eco-friendly Ever-Lite travel trailers and fifth wheels.

evergreen3EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC currently offers six lines of travel trailers (Ever-Lite, Sun Valley, i-Go, Ascend, Element, and Amped), four lines of fifth wheel trailers (Bay Hill, Tesla, Lifestyle, and Alfa Gold), and two lines of toy haulers (Amped and Tesla).

Of the top 15 towable RV manufacturers, EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC, along with its Lifestyle Luxury RV fifth-wheel division, was the fastest growing company in the industry for both registered retail sales and total increase in market share for the year 2013.

Address: 10758 County Road 2, Middlebury, IN 46540

Phone: (574) 825-4298

Website: www.goevergreenrv.com

Worth Pondering…

The road to success is always under construction.

—Lily Tomlin

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Lifestyle Alfa Gold Introduces Bunkhouse Model

Middlebury, Indiana-based Lifestyle Luxury RV, a division of EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC, announced the addition of a new bunkhouse model to its Alfa Gold luxury fifth-wheel line.

Lifestyle Alfa Gold Introduces Bunkhouse Model
Lifestyle Alfa Gold Introduces Bunkhouse Model

The 3805BH model features five slideouts, one-and-a-half baths, two entries, and enough space to sleep eight adults comfortably.

Designed for entertaining, the “gourmet” kitchen includes a large center island and bar with Corian countertops, stainless steel appliances, a 12-cubic foot stainless steel double door refrigerator, microwave, three-burner range, and oven. The 3805BH also offers an outdoor kitchen fully equipped with Weber grill and mini-fridge.

“The Alfa Gold is built to be strong and durable for a lifetime of traveling out on the open road,” said Lifestyle and Alfa Gold Product Manager Gary Stanley, in a company news release.

“These special Titan Structure frames on the Alfa Gold are constructed in-house, strong enough to handle three or four above-the-frame slideouts, and take any punishment that rough roads might provide.”

The Bunkhouse model features:

  • Two loft beds with attached ladder
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • Floor-to-ceiling storage cabinet
  • LED reading lights over lofts
  • Attached half bathroom with separate exterior entry
  • TV hookup under loft (TV optional)
Lifestyle Alfa Gold Introduces Bunkhouse Model
Lifestyle Alfa Gold Introduces Bunkhouse Model

The 3805BH also offers spacious storage areas, including a dinette with additional storage underneath and a large pass-through compartment at the front of the coach that is finished and lighted.

“Whether you’re out around the campfire or getting warm by the indoor fireplace this unit gives you the full experience,” said General Manager Dymon Farrer.

“It’s a residential space that still allows you to enjoy the great outdoors.”

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EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC

EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC was founded in December of 2008 with the premise that the recreational vehicle industry needed a new generation of innovative, sustainable, eco-friendly, green travel trailers and fifth wheels built like none before.

The vision of EverGreen is to use sustainable eco-friendly, recyclable, composite materials to replace wood and produce higher quality, longer-lasting products that are fully equipped, yet lightweight.

EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC is the first RV manufacturer to achieve the TRA Certified Green Emerald Rating for its eco-friendly Ever-Lite travel trailers and fifth wheels.

EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC currently offers six lines of travel trailers (Ever-Lite, Sun Valley, i-Go, Ascend, Element, and Amped), four lines of fifth wheel trailers (Bay Hill, Tesla, Lifestyle, and Alfa Gold), and two lines of toy haulers (Amped and Tesla).

Of the top 15 towable RV manufacturers, EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC, along with its Lifestyle Luxury RV fifth-wheel division, was the fastest growing company in the industry for both registered retail sales and total increase in market share for the year 2013.

Address: 10758 County Road 2, Middlebury, IN 46540

Phone: (574) 825-4298

Website: www.goevergreenrv.com

Worth Pondering…

The road to success is always under construction.

—Lily Tomlin

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EverGreen RV Fastest Growing RV Company

Middlebury, Indiana-based EverGreen Recreational Vehicles and its Lifestyle Luxury RV division announced that the year-end numbers released by Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Statistical Surveys show that EverGreen is the fastest growing company of the top 15 manufacturers in the towable RV segment for 2013.

EverGreen Amped toy hauler
EverGreen Amped toy hauler

EverGreen showed the highest growth statistics for both unit growth, at 85.5 percent and market share growth at 60.4 percent, among the top 15 towable RV manufacturers.

The momentum for EverGreen was significant as the firm’s top position in the towable segment moved from 74.7 percent of unit growth with market share growth of 52.2 in September to the current numbers—an increase of over 10 percent in the fourth quarter alone, according to a company news release.

“We’ve shown significant momentum throughout 2013 and it continues in 2014,” said Mark Boessler, EverGreen president and chief operating officer.

“We attribute our leading position to attracting and partnering with the best dealers in the business. Our entire manufacturing and sales team must also be commended, as we now have 10 unique brands to choose from. Our dealers are profiting from both our innovative designs and the variety of price points we are hitting.”

2013 Evergreen i-Go G27RL-5 in Sienna - Back to Front
2013 Evergreen i-Go G27RL-5 in Sienna – Back to Front

Boessler also noted that EverGreen’s policy of providing its dealers with true protected trade territories and rejecting the industry norm of selling similar brands in the same marketplace is also key to dealer success.

“We understand that our dealers have a dramatically higher rate of success and capture far more market share in their territories, without having to deal with cloned products being sold right across town,” Boessler added.

“We encourage dealers interested in our way of doing business, or those who are looking to replace a current line, to give us a call.”

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EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC

EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC was founded in December of 2008 with the premise that the recreational vehicle industry needed a new generation of innovative, sustainable, eco-friendly, green travel trailers and fifth wheels built like none before.

The Ever-Lite™ Travel Trailer (White Leaf on exterior)
The Ever-Lite™ Travel Trailer (White Leaf on exterior)

The vision of EverGreen is to use sustainable eco-friendly, recyclable, composite materials to replace wood and produce higher quality, longer-lasting products that are fully equipped, yet lightweight.

EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC is the first RV manufacturer to achieve the TRA Certified Green Emerald Rating for its eco-friendly Ever-Lite travel trailers and fifth wheels.

EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC currently offers six lines of travel trailers (Ever-Lite, Sun Valley, i-Go, Ascend, Element, and Amped), four lines of fifth wheel trailers (Bay Hill, Tesla, Lifestyle, and Alfa Gold), and two lines of toy haulers (Amped and Tesla).

Address: 10758 County Road 2, Middlebury, IN 46540

Phone: (574) 825-4298

Website: www.goevergreenrv.com

Worth Pondering…

Recently I ran across a few lines by Pierre de Ronsard, a 16th-century poet: “Live now, believe me, wait not till tomorrow. Gather the roses of life today.” Maybe it’s time to stop dreaming about the RV you’ve always wanted to buy—and just do it!

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