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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Heartland Introduces Gateway Luxury Fifth Wheel With Side Patio

Based on one of its most popular floor plans, Heartland Recreational Vehicles is seeing strong consumer response for its newly introduced Gateway 3750PT luxury fifth-wheel, sporting four slide rooms, two true queen-size beds, and a 60-square-foot side patio.

Heartland Introduces Gateway Luxury Fifth Wheel With Side Patio
Heartland Introduces Gateway Luxury Fifth Wheel With Side Patio

The latest addition to the Gateway line is breaking new ground in the full-profile fifth-wheel marketplace, according to a company news release.

“The 3750PT is one of just a few units to offer a side patio in a non-toy hauler floor plan,” General Manager Paul Craven said.

“It’s also the only fifth-wheel floor plan that offers two true queen beds—one in the front master bedroom and the other in a rear of the RV.

“We were able to accommodate a 60-inch-by-80-inch queen in the second bedroom by engineering a tilt mechanism that reduces the bed size when the two opposing slides are retracted,” added Craven.

“With the slide outs open, the room is approximately 13 feet wide.”

Craven noted that the Gateway 3750PT was adapted from Heartland’s hot-selling 3650 model, allowing for a quick rollout in time for the heart of the early show season.

“The insight we gained from engineering and building world class toy haulers allowed us to adapt the side patio into a full-profile fifth-wheel,” he said.

Heartland RV Gateway 3750PT luxury fifth-wheel
Heartland RV Gateway 3750PT luxury fifth-wheel

Targeting growing families with two available bunkhouse slide rooms, the 41-foot fifth-wheel creates a spacious, homelike environment that extends to the outdoors with the side patio area.

“With the two bunk slides, it can sleep up to seven people,” Craven said.

“Essentially, the patio creates an additional room, letting people get off the ground and still enjoy the outdoors.”

Standard patio features include an overhead awning along with a large TV, built-in refrigerator, and safety rails. Sliding glass doors with a built-in screen lead from the patio into the 3750PT’s kitchen that is set off by solid-surface countertops and a “stone-look” base cabinet.

The living area is outfitted for entertaining with spacious seating on a couch equipped with four recliners and a chaise lounge. A 40-inch TV is located in the kitchen for central viewing.

“The 3750PT has been selling extremely well on the consumer show circuit,” said Coley Brady, vice president of sales and marketing for Heartland.

Heartland RV Gateway 3750PT luxury fifth-wheel
Heartland RV Gateway 3750PT luxury fifth-wheel

“Our dealer partners are telling us that it creates a new niche in the rapidly growing full-profile segment, adding another value piece to their lineup.”

“The Gateway line continues to excel and deliver unbeatable floor plans that resonate with buyers, said President Chris Hermon.

“It is now the market leader in its segment, which was accomplished in just 2 1/2 years. More good things are coming soon for this brand.”

Other options on the 3750PT include a six-point electric leveling system, residential refrigerator, prep for a generator, dual pane windows, and a king bed in the master suite.

Craven said that Heartland will be adding another “industry-first” floor plan in the coming months.

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Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC

Heartland Recreational Vehicles is a leading manufacturer of towable recreational vehicles in the U.S. The Company markets over 16 brands of fifth wheel trailers, travel trailers, and toy haulers including Landmark, Big Horn, Big Country, ElkRidge, Gateway, Sundance, Greystone, North Trail, Prowler, Cyclone, Road Warrior, Wilderness, Torque, and Trail Runner.

Heartland RV Gateway 3750PT luxury fifth-wheel
Heartland RV Gateway 3750PT luxury fifth-wheel

Heartland is number three in market share in fifth wheels and closing in on being among the top five towable manufacturers of fifth wheels and travel trailers combined.

Heartland’s towable RVs are sold through an independent network of dealers throughout the United States and Canada.

The Company has over 900 employees.

Heartland factory tours are conducted Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 3:00 p.m.

Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC is a division of Thor Industries Inc.

Address: 1001 All-Pro Drive, Elkhart, Indiana 46514

Phone: (574) 262-5992 or (888) 262-5992 (toll free)

Website: www.heartlandrvs.com

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I see travel as the one of the most important ways of expanding human beings’ understanding of each other. Through travel we discover humility, love, friendship, passion and ourselves.
—Kirsten Cargill

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EverGreen Introduces Bay Hill Fifth Wheel Upgrades For 2015

The affordable, luxury Bay Hill fifth wheel by EverGreen Recreational Vehicles is completely upgraded for 2015.

EverGreen Introduces Bay Hill Fifth Wheel Upgrades For 2015
EverGreen Introduces Bay Hill Fifth Wheel Upgrades For 2015

Known for its high-end style and mid-range consumer price point, the Bay Hill’s new features take it to another level. With eight models to choose from, including the all new 375RE, an updated front cap and additional windows the Bay Hill future looks bright, according to a company news release.

New Floor Plans

The latest Bay Hill floor plan features an expansive rear entertaining space equipped with all the amenities for large gatherings. The focal point is the large entertainment center with a power lift TV console and fireplace. Guests have plenty of room to lounge with two opposing slides that each holds a hide-a-bed sofa. Theatre seating separates the living room from the kitchen and dining area.

Two kitchen slides and an island layout create an open kitchen concept. The curbside slide houses a pantry with drawers and etched glass door, 30-inch over-the-range microwave, range, and standard 12-cubic foot refrigerator. A freestanding dining table to seat four is in the door-side slide.

Storage abounds in the front bedroom. A large wardrobe, 60-inch dresser and second wardrobe with washer/dryer prep allow for all the essentials.

EverGreen Introduces Bay Hill Fifth Wheel Upgrades For 2015
EverGreen Introduces Bay Hill Fifth Wheel Upgrades For 2015

A standard queen bed or king bed option still has plenty of room to walk around and move.

Two Tone Exterior Front Cap

The Bay Hill’s fiberglass front cap received an update for 2015. A striking two-tone front cap displays the Bay Hill logo and insignia prominently centered on the light color cap framed along the sides by the second color. The signature brown and cream combination is standard and the two-tone gray scheme is also available. Standard LED lights remain on the cap.

More Windows

Two Bay Hill models got a fresh look with more windows. The 369RL features an enormous rear window that lets in an abundance of natural light.

In the 340RK a second window was added next to the bronze range hood in the kitchen.

The large interiors seem even larger with the newest modification. Another welcome addition are the additional windows in the bedroom slides allowing more natural light.

EverGreen Introduces Bay Hill Fifth Wheel Upgrades For 2015
EverGreen Introduces Bay Hill Fifth Wheel Upgrades For 2015

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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.

Today, with the addition of the Skyline RV brand, EverGreen is the fourth largest recreational vehicle manufacturer in North America.

Address: 10758 County Road 2, Middlebury, IN 46540

Phone: (574) 825-4298

Website: www.goevergreenrv.com

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Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.

—Roy Goodman

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Thor Acquires Cruiser RV And DRV

Thor Industries, Inc. announced the acquisition of towable recreational vehicle manufacturer Cruiser RV (CRV) and luxury fifth wheel recreational vehicle manufacturer DRV by its Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC subsidiary, in a series of integrated transactions which included the purchase of equity interests, as well as the purchase of certain real estate used in the ongoing operations of the business.

CrossRoads RV Cruiser Aire fifth-wheel
CrossRoads RV Cruiser Aire fifth-wheel

The total purchase price, paid in cash, is approximately $47.4 million, subject to post-closing adjustments.

“We are pleased to welcome CRV and DRV to the Thor family. Cruiser RV has a long history of building light-weight travel trailers that appeal to a broad base of RV consumers, while DRV brings a strong presence in the high-end fifth wheel market,” said Bob Martin, Thor President and Chief Executive Officer.

“We see a number of opportunities to leverage Thor’s strength in purchasing and distribution to the CRV and DRV businesses, while utilizing their existing market strengths to enhance our overall position in lightweight travel trailers, which has been one of the fastest-growing segments of the RV market, as well as luxury fifth wheels, where we previously had a more limited presence.”

Founded in 2002, Howe, Indiana-based Cruiser RV and DRV, will maintain their current production facilities, work force, and management team after the acquisition. The combined companies generated sales of approximately $135 million in calendar year 2014. The newly acquired operations will become a part of Thor’s Heartland subsidiary with a management structure reporting to Heartland President, Chris Hermon.

DRV Tradition
DRV Tradition

“We are excited by the opportunities we see as we welcome Cruiser RV and DRV to Heartland.  With a successful history, solid production infrastructure, talented workforce, and strong dealer base, there will be a number of broad-based benefits to this acquisition,” said Chris Hermon, President of Heartland Recreational Vehicles.

“With their production base in Howe and LaGrange, about 35 miles from Elkhart, CRV and DRV have a more stable workforce that is less affected by the recent tight labor conditions we’ve seen in Elkhart. In addition, as we look to grow our combined business over the long-term, we will have ample space to expand operations in Howe as demand increases, a luxury unavailable to Heartland at its existing production complex.”

“At CRV and DRV, we are excited about teaming up with such strong financial partners as Thor and Heartland. They share our vision for continuing to provide our dealers and consumers with great products and reliable service,” said David Fought, CEO of CRV and DRV.

DRV’s Tradition 385RSS shown in Mocha Cherry cabinets
DRV’s Tradition 385RSS shown in Mocha Cherry cabinets

“This transition offers us great potential to grow our businesses.”

Jeff Fought, President of CRV added, “Thor has a strong history of successful acquisitions in our industry.  Partnering with Heartland gives us the opportunity to continue our record of outstanding performance while maintaining the culture and leadership that has driven our success.”

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Thor Industries, Inc.
Thor is the sole owner of operating subsidiaries that, combined, represent one of the world’s largest manufacturers of recreational vehicles.

Cruiser RV, LLC

CruiserCruiser RV, LLC is an industry leader in lightweight, towable travel trailers.

Headquartered in Howe, Indiana, Cruiser RV is and produces six brands of RVs, including the Shadow Cruiser, Fun Finder, ViewFinder Signature, Radiance, Fun Finder XTRA, and Integra.

Cruiser RV is a sister company to high-end fifth wheel manufacturer, DRV Luxury Suites.

DRV Luxury Suites (DRV)

DRV_Logo_Embossed_smHowe, Indiana-based DVR Luxury Suites currently offers four product lines: the Tradition, Mobile Suite, Elite Suite, and Full House toy hauler. Each line provides a wide range of features for every customer and construction techniques unmatched in the RV industry today.

Today DRV builds floor plans from 32 feet to 43 feet and can semi custom build your luxury suite to fit your needs.

DRV Luxury Suites are exactly what the name says… suites, and the best part is they are built for the consumer.

Worth Pondering…

The attraction of recreational vehicle travel is to see the country, visit new places, meet interesting people, and experience the freedom of the open road.

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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

Worth Pondering…
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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RVing puts the world at your doorstep. Wherever your doorstep happens to be.

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Redwood RV Introduces Cypress Luxury Fifth Wheel Line

Topeka, Indiana-based Redwood RV Company, a manufacturer of luxury fifth wheel trailers, announced the launch of its new Cypress product line.

Redwood RV Introduces Cypress Luxury Fifth Wheel Line
Redwood RV Introduces Cypress Luxury Fifth Wheel Line

Cypress will round out the new line up by becoming the definitive luxury fifth wheel in its price point, according to a company news release.

“Cypress is a true entry into luxury, being built on the same foundation of quality and innovation that has made Redwood so successful,” said Kathy Fuller, Redwood RV Company marketing manager.

“The Cypress is ready to satisfy a growing and under-served luxury market by offering superior construction, dynamic interior design, as well as classic and contemporary floor plans implemented with the end user in mind. Cypress will do this all while being available at a competitive price.

With the addition of the Cypress, Redwood becomes even more diverse and continues to set trends in the luxury RV market.

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Redwood RV Company

redwood-logo0826Redwood RV is a division of Thor Industries Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of recreational vehicles.

Address: 72440 St. Rd. 13, Syracuse, IN 46567

Phone: (574) 456-7800

Website: www.redwood-rv.com

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Dreams are necessary to life.

—Anais Nin

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Keystone Introduces New Alpine Crossover Model During RV Show

Goshen, Indiana-based Keystone RV Co.’s Alpine division will introduce a new 3900RE floor plan during this year’s Fifth Annual Elkhart County RV Open House, September 16-18.

Alpine 3900RE from Keystone RV
Alpine 3900RE from Keystone RV

This new crossover model features a “Captain’s Quarters” complete with ramp garage, work bench, overhead storage, and LED TV.

This floor plan “adds a new twist” to one of Alpine’s top selling designs, according to a company news release.

The inspiration for this crossover floor plan came from visiting with retail customers and dealers, according to Alpine/Avalanche product manager Scott Parkhurst.

“People told us they love the look and features of the Alpine, and would really welcome an area to work and haul bulky stuff,” said Parkhurst.

“The 3900RE provides the benefits of a traditional toy hauler garage without compromising the comfort and convenience of a luxury fifth-wheel.”

Keystone Alpine-logoThe garage area in the 3900RE is purposely sized to accommodate an EZ GO golf cart or fully dressed Harley-Davidson Sportster 833 or Softail Classic.

“We asked customers what they would like to haul and these were some of the larger toys they mentioned,” said Parkhurst.

“We designed a garage to fit and satisfy their needs.”

“It has been fun developing new ideas and concepts we can integrate into one of the best selling fifth-wheels in the market,” said Keystone group general manager Bren Lauck.

“The 3900RE is just one of five new floor plans the Alpine group will be showcasing at the Open House. We can’t wait to share with dealers all of the many upgrades.”

Keystone will show product at September 16-18 Open House in Thor Industries Inc.’s exhibit area at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Indiana.

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Keystone RV Company

Keystone-Rv-Co.-logoKeystone RV Company is a producer of travel trailers, fifth wheels, and toy haulers, with manufacturing facilities at its headquarters in Goshen, Indiana, and Pendleton, Oregon.

Keystone RV brands include Montana, Cougar, Outback, Springdale, Raptor, Residence, Retreat, Passport, Hornet, Sprinter, Laredo, Mountaineer, Big Sky, High Country, Fuzion, X-lite, Bullet, Premier, Alpine, and Avalanche.

Keystone is a subsidiary of Thor Industries, Inc., Jackson Center, Ohio, the world’s largest manufacturer of recreation vehicles and a major builder of commercial buses.

Address: 2642 Hackberry Drive, PO Box 2000, Goshen, IN 46527-2000

Phone: (574) 535-2100

Website: www.keystonerv.com

Worth Pondering…

Your road is everything that a road ought to be…

And yet you will not stay in it half a mile, for the reason that little, seductive, mysterious roads are always branching out from it on either hand, and as these curve sharply also and hide what is beyond, you cannot resist the temptation to desert your own chosen road and explore them.

—Mark Twain, American author

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K-Z Introduces Durango Gold Luxury Fifth Wheel During RV Show

Shipshewana, Indiana-based K-Z Inc. will introduce a new line of Durango Gold fifth wheel trailers at this year’s Fifth Annual Elkhart County RV Open House, September 16-18.

K-Z Introduces Durango Gold Luxury Fifth Wheel During RV Show
K-Z Introduces Durango Gold Luxury Fifth Wheel During RV Show

“The new Durango Gold is the pinnacle of over 42 years of innovation and engineering excellence,” said Marlene Snyder, vice president of sales and marketing.

“This full-time luxury fifth wheel has been equipped with standard features that other companies only offer as options, if offered at all.”

“Durango Gold is the most competitively priced full profile fifth wheel in its market, built with industry leading unique features,” Snyder added.

“The Durango Gold fulltime luxury fifth wheel features painted aerodynamic front cap, high gloss ivory infused fiberglass, hydraulic slides, leveling system, large frameless windows, and reflective insulation all backed by K-Z’s two year warranty.”

A full-profile Durango Gold has a starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price of around $60,000.

The Durango Gold fulltime luxury fifth wheel will be on display at the open fall house located at the RV Hall of Fame in the Thor display.

The Durango Gold will be shown at the Elkhart County RV Open House located at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Indiana, as part of the Thor Industries display.

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KZ Recreational Vehicles

KZ-logoKZRV was founded in 1972 in a small gas station north of Middlebury, Indiana, by Daryl Zook, on the principles of quality, fairness, courtesy, and integrity.

They started building truck campers and slide in tops and now manufacture a full line of towable recreational vehicles in Shipshewana, Indiana including Durango, Escalade, and StoneRidge fifth wheels; Coyote, Sportsmen, Sportsmen Classic, Spree, Spree Escape, and Spree Connect travel trailers; Inferno, Escalade Sportster, and StoneRidge Sportster fifth wheel toy haulers; and MXT, Rock Climber, Sportsmen Classic, and Sportsmen TH travel trailer toy haulers.

KZ Recreational Vehicles has received the Quality Circle Award from RVDA for its Dealer Satisfaction Index survey for 12 of the last 13 years.

Shipshewana, Indiana-based KZRV Recreational Vehicles is aThor Industries, Inc. company.

Address: 0985 N 900 W, Shipshewana, IN 46565

Phone: (866) 472-5460 (toll free)

Website: www.kz-rv.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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