Pleasure-Way Introduces Dodge Promaster-Based Lexor

Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan-based Pleasure-Way Industries Ltd. announced the introduction of its first Dodge Ram Promaster-based Class B motorhome, the Pleasure-Way Promaster Lexor.

Pleasure-Way Introduces Dodge Promaster-Based Lexor
Pleasure-Way Introduces Dodge Promaster-Based Lexor

The Pleasure-Way Promaster Lexor is built on the 159-inch wheelbase extended Dodge chassis that is only 20 feet 10 inches bumper to bumper. The Promaster features a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 gas engine, GPS navigation, and Uconnect 5.0

“The Promaster Lexor expands our current product lineup giving us multiple price points while creating another gas engine B van in the market,” said Dean Rumpel, Pleasure-Way Industries CEO.

The Promaster has a distinct European look and some valuable advantages in interior space.

Standard Key Features include:

Multiplex wiring

Power 13-foot awning

Onan 2.8 Kw generator

11,500 BTU roof top air conditioner

Ultraleather upholstery

Solid maple cabinetry

24-inch interior LED LCD TV and Blu-Ray player

In-dash navigation

Solar panel

73-inch by 76-inch king bed.

Five Year Limited Coach Warranty

Estimated 16 miles per gallon highway driving

Fully Loaded MSRP $98,787

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Pleasure-Way Industries Ltd.

logo-pleasure-wayWith a dealership network of over 60 dealers in North America, Pleasure-Way Industries Ltd. is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

This family-owned and operated company began manufacturing Class B van motorhomes 25 years ago and has grown into the second largest Class B motorhome manufacturer in North America. Pleasure-Way Industries believes in a customer first and foremost approach combined with an old-fashioned work ethic.

Pleasure-Way is the recipient of the Recreational Vehicle Dealer Association Quality Circle Award in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.

Address: 302 Portage Avenue, Saskatoon, SK S7J 4C6

Phone: (306) 934-6578 or (800) 364-0189 (toll free)

Website: www.pleasureway.com

Worth Pondering…

The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.”

—Alan Ashley-Pitt

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Pleasure-Way Introduces Wide-Body Prestige Class B

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan-based Pleasure-Way Industries Ltd. announced the launch of the new wide-body Prestige Class B motorhome.

Pleasure-Way Introduces Wide-Body Prestige Class B
Pleasure-Way Introduces Wide-Body Prestige Class B

The coach is built on the Ford E350 dual rear wheel cutaway chassis with a 176-inch wheelbase and is unique in the market due to its 22-foot length.

The new wide body is constructed with the same attention to detail and commitment to quality and safety that Pleasure-Way Industries is known for, according to a company news release.

“Following the hugely successful Pursuit model launched last year, developing a second floor plan was the next step for us,” said CEO Dean Rumpel CEO of Pleasure-Way.

“We received a lot of feedback from customers who love what we do but wished our traditional Class B motorhome was just a little larger. The Prestige is going to meet the needs of the consumer who doesn’t want to go up to a 24- or 25-foot motorhome and wants a more open and spacious interior than a traditional Class B without losing the driving flexibility.”

“Aside from spaciousness and efficiency, one of our focFreedomWarrantyLogo1 (1)uses in building the Prestige was to produce a stunning interior with extraordinary rear bathroom that you don’t normally see in a smaller motorhome,” Rumpel added, noting the Prestige is fuel efficient and easy to drive.

The fuel efficient Prestige retails for $110,500, fully loaded.

Pleasure-Way will be displaying the Prestige December 3-5 at the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) 51st National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Pleasure-Way Industries Ltd.

With a dealership network of over 60 dealers in North America, Pleasure-Way Industries Ltd. is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

This family-owned and operated company began manufacturing Class B van motorhomes 25 years ago and has grown into the second largest Class B motorhome manufacturer in North America. Pleasure-Way Industries believes in a customer first and foremost approach combined with an old-fashioned work ethic.

Pleasure-Way is the recipient of the Recreational Vehicle Dealer Association Quality Circle Award in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.

Address: 302 Portage Avenue, Saskatoon, SK S7J 4C6

Phone: (306) 934-6578 or (800) 364-0189 (toll free)

Website: pleasureway.com

Worth Pondering…

The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.”

—Alan Ashley-Pitt

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Pleasure-Way Receives 4th Straight Quality Circle Award

Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan-based Pleasure-Way Industries Ltd. has been awarded the prestigious Quality Circle Dealer Satisfaction Index Award by the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA).

2014 Pleasure-Way Excel
2014 Pleasure-Way Excel

Pleasure-Way received marks well above the 80 percent qualifying percentage for a fourth consecutive year.

“We sincerely appreciate all the effort our dealer partners put forth. We take care to find and maintain an excellent dealer network. We believe this prestigious award speaks volumes for us as a company. We are proud to be regarded so highly in our field. This award reinforces our core company values of hard work, superior quality, excellence in manufacturing and top-notch customer service,” said Dean Rumpel, CEO of Pleasure-Way Industries Ltd.

“Without the commitment of our valuable and skilled employees, who really are the cornerstone of our company, we wouldn’t be able to achieve our goals of producing only the highest quality motorhomes.”

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Pleasure-Way Industries Ltd.

With a dealership network of over 60 dealers in North America, Pleasure-Way Industries Ltd. is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

This family-owned and operated company began manufacturing Class B van motorhomes 25 years ago and has grown into the second largest Class B motorhome manufacturer in North America. Pleasure-Way Industries believes in a customer first and foremost approach combined with an old-fashioned work ethic.

FreedomWarrantyLogo1Pleasure-Way is the recipient of the Recreational Vehicle Dealer Association Quality Circle Award in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.

Address: 302 Portage Avenue, Saskatoon, SK S7J 4C6

Phone: (306) 934-6578 or (800) 364-0189 (toll free)

Website: pleasureway.com

Worth Pondering…

The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.”

—Alan Ashley-Pitt

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Pleasure-Way Introduces New 5-Year Warranty

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan-based Pleasure-Way Industries Ltd. has introduced a new “Five-Year Freedom” limited coach warranty for its 2014 models.

FreedomWarrantyLogo1This five-year, 60,000 mile (U.S.)/100,000 kilometer (Canada) limited coach warranty is the longest manufacturer’s warranty in the recreational vehicle industry, according to a company news release.

“We are so confident in the quality and reliability of the motorhomes we build, that we will proudly stand behind them for five years,” states Dean Rumpel, CEO of Pleasure-Way Industries Ltd.

“For decades our customers and dealers have appreciated our commitment to building quality motorhomes and our loyal dedication to customer service. We feel the best built motorhomes should have the best backed warranty, so a five-year freedom limited warranty is a natural progression for Pleasure-Way.”

With Pleasure-Way’s Five Year Freedom Limited Warranty, you can rest easy knowing you are protected for the next five years.

With a dealership network of over 60 dealers in North America, Pleasure-Way Industries Ltd. is a family-owned and operated company that has been building Class B motorhomes since 1986.

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Pleasure-Way Industries Ltd.

With a dealership network of over 60 dealers in North America, Pleasure-Way Industries Ltd. is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

This family-owned and operated company began manufacturing Class B van motorhomes 25 years ago and has grown into the second largest Class B motorhome manufacturer in North America. Pleasure-Way Industries believes in a customer first and foremost approach combined with an old-fashioned work ethic.

Pleasure-Way is the recipient of the Recreational Vehicle Dealer Association Quality Circle Award in both 2010 and 2011.

2014 Pleasure-Way Excel
2014 Pleasure-Way Excel

Address: 302 Portage Avenue, Saskatoon, SK S7J 4C6

Phone: (306) 934-6578 or (800) 364-0189 (toll free)

Website: pleasureway.com

Worth Pondering…

The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.”

—Alan Ashley-Pitt

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North Trail RV Center Announces $15M Expansion

South Florida-based North Trail RV Center announces plans for a $15 million dollar expansion at its Fort Myers location.

The family-owned company also operates a dealership in Fort Lauderdale and a separate collision center in Fort Myers.

Expansion of the 80-plus acre ‘footprint’ will begin in late 2012, according to a news release.

This state-of-the-art facility will include expanded sales and finance departments, service buildings, and a parts mega-store that will total over 70,000-square-feet, almost two acres, of floor space under roof.

With areas set aside for rallies and events, this ‘destination’ dealership will be a one-of-a-kind for this area, according to North Trail RV Center.

This $15 million expansion will add a huge, positive boost to Southwest Florida’s local economy.

Plans call for the hiring of an estimated 100 new workers. The dealer now employs over 180 people at its three locations, states the release.

“North Trail RV Center is already very unique because RV owners can have all of their sales, finance, service, bodywork, tire, and chassis needs met right here in one place,” says Alan Erp, president and founder.

“We completed the expansion of our collision, chassis, and tire center in 2011. We will be significantly increasing inventory, as well as our staff and we will also be featuring the newest, largest RV parts mega-store in Florida.”

Over 100,000 RV parts, accessories and camping supplies for your Gas or Diesel Motorhome, Fifth Wheel, Travel Trailer or Toy Hauler are in stock at our North Trail RV Center parts department.
Over 100,000 RV parts, accessories and camping supplies for your Gas or Diesel Motorhome, Fifth Wheel, Travel Trailer or Toy Hauler are in stock at our North Trail RV Center parts department.

North Trail RV Center said it has been the largest Newmar dealer for the past 10 years, and is the fastest growing ‘Top 5′ Tiffin dealer in the nation.

“We are very excited and eager to break ground,” says Erp.

“North Trail RV Center will without a doubt be the newest, state-of-the-art, destination dealership in the country. We’ve created a ‘families serving families’ atmosphere at North Trail RV Center over the last 26 years that has made us so successful that we’ve more than outgrown our current facility. We are investing over $15 million dollars into this ‘destination’ dealership and South Florida.”

The recipients of numerous platinum awards, transient service awards, Circle of Excellence awards, and also the Mahlon Miller Award for Customer Service Excellence for parts and service year after year, North Trail RV Center has dominated the South Florida market, states the release.

North Trail RV Center is an authorized sales and service center for Freightliner, Spartan, Onan, Newmar, Tiffin Motorhomes, Fleetwood, American Coach, Jayco, Heartland RV, Thor, Winnebago, Keystone RV, and Pleasure-Way.

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North Trail RV Center

South Florida’s largest RV dealer, North Trail RV Center has new and used RVs for sale—motorhomes, fifth wheels, travel trailers, and toy haulers.

They have two convenient Florida RV dealerships—Fort Myers and Fort Lauderdale—and a separate collision center in Fort Myers.

The world’s largest Newmar RV dealer, North Trail RV Center also offers America’s most popular selling brands of recreational vehicles including Tiffin Motorhomes, Winnebago, Itasca, Fleetwood RV, Keystone RV, Pleasure-Way, and Jayco.

Get excellent deals on a variety of new and used Class A gas motorhomes, Class A diesel pushers, Class C gas motorhomes, Class B diesel motorhomes, fifth wheels, travel trailers, and toy haulers.

For over 26 years, the locally-owned, family business has grown to employ over 180 people in its three South Florida locations.

With major facility expansion plans for 2013 in Ft. Myers, North Trail RV Center will continue to be South Florida’s number one, full-service RV dealer for many years to come.

RV Dealership Locations

Fort Myers RV Dealership (Main)

Address: 5270 Orange River Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33905

Phone: (888) 798-6678 (toll free US and Canada)

Fort Lauderdale Dealership

Address: 4300 Ravenswood Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Phone: (877) 289-3127 (toll free US and Canada)

Website: northtrailrv.com

Worth Pondering…

Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.

—John Dewey

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RVDA Announces 2012 Quality Circle Awards

The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) will honor RV brands built by 13 manufacturers with its Quality Circle Award November 26, prior to opening of the National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Kentucky.

According to a news release, these brands/manufacturers received at least 15 dealer responses and scored 80 percent or above for overall dealer satisfaction in the association’s 19th Annual Dealer Satisfaction Index (DSI) survey.

“The DSI Quality Circle Award recognizes the high level of success these manufacturers have had in working with their dealer business partners,” said RVDA Chairman Jeff Hirsch of Kingston, New Hampshire-based Campers Inn.

“Their commitment to continuously improving products and services ultimately helps dealers serve customers better and preserves our industry’s share of consumers’ discretionary dollars.”

The towable RV manufacturers/brands receiving awards are (in alphabetical order by manufacturer):

  • Airstream Inc.
  • CrossRoads RV (Zinger/Z-1/SE/Hampton)
  • Forest River Inc. (Flagstaff travel trailers and fifth-wheels, Palomino RV travel trailers and fifth-wheels, Rockwood/Roo expandables, Sierra/Sandpiper, Indiana-built Surveyor/r-pod)
  • Heartland RV LLC (Big Country/Elk Ridge, Bighorn/Landmark, Cyclone/Road Warrior/Torque, North Trail/Wilderness, Prowler)
  • Jayco Inc. (Eagle/Super Lite/HT, camping trailers, Jay Feather/Select, Jay Flight/Swift/SLX, Pinnacle, White Hawk)
  • Keystone RV Co. (Bullet/Premier, Cougar/X-lite, Passport, Raptor)
  • KZRV LP (Durango, Sportsmen/Sportsmen Classic, Spree/Spree Escape)
  • Lance Camper Manufacturing Corp. (truck campers)
  • Prime Time Manufacturing Inc. (LaCrosse/Trace, Crusader/Sanibel)

The six motorized RV brands/manufacturers receiving awards are (in alphabetical order):

  • Forest River
  • Jayco/Entegra
  • Leisure Travel Vans/Triple E RV
  • Pleasure-Way Industries Ltd.
  • Tiffin Motorhomes Inc.
  • Winnebago/Itasca/ERA

When rating the brands/manufacturers, RVDA asks dealers to express, confidentially, their level of satisfaction on eight core issues: Sales support; sales territory; vehicle design; vehicle reliability/quality; competitive price/value; parts support; dealership warranty support; overall dealer communications.

The 19th Annual DSI survey was conducted between April and July 2012.

Four hundred and sixty-one dealers responded to the DSI this year and provided 2,709 brand ratings, an average of nearly six per dealer.

A summary of the DSI survey aggregate results will appear in the November issue of RV Executive Today.

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Worth Pondering…

Your travel life has the essence of a dream.

It is something outside the normal, yet you are in it.

It is peopled with characters you have never seen before and in all probability will never see again.

It brings occasional homesickness, and loneliness, and pangs of longing.

But you are like the Vikings or the master mariners of the Elizabethan age, who have gone into a world of adventure, and home is not home until you return.

—Agatha Christie, British mystery writer

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Pleasure-Way Introduces First Class B-Plus Motorhome

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan-based Pleasure-Way Industries Ltd. introduced their first Class B-plus motorhome.

Pleasure Way Pursuit Class B-plus motorhome

“Aside from spaciousness and efficiency, one of our focuses in building the Pursuit was to produce a stunning interior with extraordinary features that you don’t normally see in a B Plus motorhome,” he added.

The Pursuit starts with a full steel cage that is welded together, and a one-piece seamless fiberglass roof. All fiberglass is bonded directly to the steel which eliminates the need for additional screws and moldings, Rumpel explained.

Full body paint completes the exterior of the Pursuit.

Pleasure Way Pursuit Class B-plus motorhome floor plan

“When you enter the coach you are immediately drawn to the elegant hard-wood maple interior. From the rich fluted molding and custom solid maple cabinet doors to the hand-fitted crown moldings, you feel as if you have entered into a high end Class A motorhome,” said Rumpel.

“Rich ultra-leather encompasses the rear lounge and is lined with three inches of memory foam to ensure your comfort. The spacious bathroom showcases a beautiful Corian and glass curved corner shower.”

The bathroom also features a skylight, maple cabinetry with crown moldings, a Corian vanity with matching Corian backsplash, a porcelain toilet, and a stainless steel sink complete with a waterfall single lever faucet.

Standard features on the Pursuit include multiplex wiring, which simplifies the electrical switches to three convenient panels, an Onan 4-kw generator, a 13,500-Btu roof air conditioner, a 32-inch LED LCD TV, a Blu-Ray player with built in Wi-Fi, Clarion in-dash navigation with Bluetooth, iPod and USB connections, a back-up camera, a 6-cubic foot double-door fridge with stainless steel front, LED lighting, a unique computer work station, multi-position opening skylights with screen and shade, power day and night roller shades, and a 12-foot power awning.

With an estimated 13 -15 miles per gallon highway, the Pursuit is fuel efficient and easy to drive.

Other features and specifications include:

  • Engine: Ford 6.8L EFI V10
  • Wheel base: 158 inches
  • Length: 22 feet 9 inches (includes bumper/spare tire)
  • Width: 8 feet 5 inches (includes awning)
  • Exterior height: 10 feet 5 inches
  • Interior standing height: 6 feet 8 inches
  • Fresh water tank: 29 gallons (includes water heater)
  • Gray water tank: 27 gallons
  • Black water tank: 23 gallons
  • LP gas: 18 gallons
  • Fuel tank: 40 gallons
  • Towing capacity: 6,000 pounds
Pleasure Way Pursuit Class B-plus motorhome

Fully loaded, the Pleasure-Way Pursuit retails for $103,870 USD/CAD.

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Pleasure-Way Industries Ltd.

With a dealership network of over 60 dealers in North America, Pleasure-Way Industries Ltd. is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

This family-owned and operated company began manufacturing Class B van motorhomes 25 years ago and has grown into the second largest Class B motorhome manufacturer in North America. Pleasure-Way Industries believes in a customer first and foremost approach combined with an old-fashioned work ethic.

Pleasure-Way is the recipient of the Recreational Vehicle Dealer Association Quality Circle Award in both 2010 and 2011.

Address: 302 Portage Avenue, Saskatoon, SK S7J 4C6

Phone: (306) 934-6578 or (800) 364-0189 (toll free)

Website: pleasureway.com

Worth Pondering…

The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.”

—Alan Ashley-Pitt

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Five Things You Need to Know Today: February 10

Since I like things to come in fives (and tens), here are five things YOU need to know TODAY!

1. Even in Nature, There’s an App for That

Even in nature, “there’s an app for that.”

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced a new mobile app for both iPhones and Androids. The Georgia DNR Pocket RangerMobile Tour Guide uses some of the most advanced GPS smartphone technology to provide outdoor enthusiasts with features to enhance their visits.

Developed by ParksByNature Network, the free app is available by visiting Apple iTunes, Android Market, or StateParkApps.com.

From activity searches and park descriptions, to current weather reports and trail maps, Pocket Ranger has a wide range of benefits. App users can find state parks near them, browse events, apply for boat registration, see campground maps, and more.

Agency leaders also hope that Pocket Ranger will help incite a love of nature in children who typically spend a great deal of time inside with electronics. By using the app, parents can involve the whole family in deciding which state parks to explore during free time.
To learn more about the free app, click here.

2. Determining Proper Tire Pressure

Let's Go RVing to San Antonio. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

To determine the correct tire pressures for your motorhome, neither Michelin nor Goodyear recommends using the inflation pressure (psi) imprinted on the tire sidewall. That psi is correct only for carrying the maximum weight, which is also imprinted on the sidewall.

Instead, motorhome owners should consult the RV tire guides provided by the respective tire manufacturer. You will see that these companies do not have a single recommended tire pressure for each size tire. They provide a chart wherein the correct pressure is based on the actual weight supported by the tire.

3. RV|ID System Assists Highway Patrol to Nab Motorhome Thief

A stolen motorhome worth nearly $100,000 was recovered and the thief who took it apprehended in less than two hours because the vehicle was equipped with an inventory monitoring service that allows dealers to monitor inventory in real time, according to a news release.

Let's Go RVing to Quartzsite. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

The Pleasure-Way Excel motorhome was taken from the dealership in Irvine, California, by a woman identified as 51-year-old Terri Gibson. The Irvine resident had been on a test drive, but when the salesman briefly left the vehicle, Gibson drove away.

After contacting the police, McMahon’s used the RV|ID monitoring system to pinpoint the RV’s precise location as it traveled north through the Mojave Desert at a high rate of speed. This information was communicated to law enforcement in real time enabling the California Highway Patrol to apprehend the surprised thief and recover the RV within two hours of its theft and less than 20 miles from the Nevada state line.

4. Save with Good Sam Club Pilot Flying J RV Plus Card

Members of the Good Sam Club, the world’s largest RV owner’s organization with over 1.3 million members across North America, now enjoy a new exclusive money-saving benefit with the Good Sam Club Pilot Flying J RV Plus Card.

Good Sam Club members can apply for their Pilot Flying J RV Plus Card which will allow them to save up to $.06 on each gallon of gasoline purchased and $.08 on diesel fuel purchased; 10 cents per gallon on bulk propane purchased, and 50 percent on holding tank dump station charges at all applicable Pilot Flying J locations in the United States.

Member discount is tied to length of time as an active Good Sam Member. The longer the card holder has been active member, the larger the discount.

The RV Plus Card must be used as the method of payment in order to receive the fuel discounts.

To read more, click here.

5. Jasper Park Glacier Walk Approved

Let's Go RVing to Jasper National Park in Canada's Rockies. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

A controversial multimillion-dollar interpretive glacier boardwalk will go ahead in Alberta’s Jasper National Park, the environment minister said yesterday (February 8).

The proposal by privately owned Brewster Travel Canada received a vigorous environmental assessment, substantial input during open houses, and consultations with aboriginal groups, Peter Kent said in Ottawa.

“Brewster Canada is a model corporation in Canada’s mountain national parks,” he said.

The company’s “Glacier Discovery Walk” consists of a 1312-foot trail with a glass-floored observation deck extending 98 feet into the Sunwapta Valley near Highway 93.

Once finished, the boardwalk is expected to be a large tourist draw and become an “iconic” destination for visitors, Kent said.

Brewster’s plan was criticized as a step toward the privatization of Canada’s national parks.

Parks Canada will retain ownership of the site, but it will be operated by Brewster.

Pardon me while I rant.

To the purists who are about to have a heart attack because of this walkway, take a look at the one that was built in the Grand Canyon. The canyon has not been destroyed, and the planet has not stopped turning. The opposition is basically driven by xenophobia, international activists, and by green socialism which is trying to take us back to agrarian days in the early 19th Century. Get a life!

Have a great weekend.

Until next time, safe RV travels, and we’ll see you on the road!

Worth Pondering…

Got a dream, a long-held wish of traveling to a special place you hope to see—someday? If so, you’re like many of us, waiting for mañana; for tomorrow or next month or next year—always waiting for the right time. Question is, will there ever be a time that’s right?

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Pleasure-Way to Equip all 2012 Models with RV|ID

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan-based Pleasure-Way Industries, a leading manufacturer of Class B motorhomes announced Thursday (November 10) that it is equipping all of its 2012 chassis year models with RV|ID, the innovative location-based system that provides real-time mapping, reports, and alerts for high-value mobile assets.

Using GPS and wireless communications technology, together with a sophisticated software analytics engine and an online portal, RV|ID gives Pleasure-Way and its dealers’ new tools to efficiently and effectively manage inventory and improve customer support, according to a news release.

In addition, RV|ID-equipped RVs are “Smart RVs” that include the exciting new consumer service called myRV|ID. myRV|ID connects RV owners with their RVs and enables them to share their RV adventures with family and friends. It monitors RV batteries, detects theft, provides location information, and generates automatic trip journals, which can be enhanced with trip information, reviews, photos, and then shared with friends and family or posted to Facebook.

“We’re excited to be using RV|ID and offering myRV|ID to our customers.” stated Dean Rumpel, CEO of Pleasure-Way Industries. “RV|ID is yet another example of the ‘”Pleasure-Way Difference.’ In this case, we’re leveraging the latest technology to improve our business, help our dealers giving our customers a fun tool to track their adventures and remotely monitor their Pleasure-Way RV.”

“We’re proud to welcome Pleasure-Way on board,” stated Jon Corn, president of sales and business development for Red Lantern Labs, which offers RV|ID and myRV|ID. “RV|ID was designed to provide RV manufacturers and dealers with useful tools, real-time data, and critical alerts while myRV|ID was designed to enhance the RV ownership experience and make RVing even more fun. For manufacturers like Pleasure-Way and its dealers, myRV|ID is a value-add selling feature that will help these RVs sell faster and provide purchasers of Pleasure-Way RVs the latest in technology.”

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Pleasure-Way Ltd.

2012 Pleasure-Way Class B motorhome. (Credit: pleasureway.com)

With a dealership network of over 60 dealers in North America, Pleasure-Way Industries Ltd. is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. This family-owned and operated company began manufacturing Class B van motorhomes 25 years ago and has grown into the second largest Class B motorhome manufacturer in North America. Pleasure-Way Industries believes in a customer first and foremost approach combined with an old-fashioned work ethic. Pleasure-Way is the recipient of the Recreational Vehicle Dealer Association Quality Circle Award in both 2010 and 2011.

Address: 302 Portage Avenue, Saskatoon, SK S7J 4C6

Phone: (306) 934-6578 or (800) 364-0189

Website: pleasureway.com

RV|ID

For RV owners, myRV|ID monitors RV batteries, detects theft, provides location information, and automatically generates trip journals, which can be enhanced with trip information and shared with friends and family or posted to Facebook. RV|ID is offered by Red Lantern Labs, a privately held company based in Solana Beach, California. Red Lantern Labs develops advanced telematics services that address the specific needs of the value chains in the RV, marine, heavy equipment, power sports, and similar industries. Its patent-pending technology offers a full range of tools and applications that help businesses reduce risk and cost, operate more efficiently, enhance customer service and improve sales.

Address: 261 N. Highway 101, Suite 1154. Solana Beach, California 92075

Phone: (858) 367-5192

Website: myrv-id.com

Worth Pondering…

The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.”
—Alan Ashley-Pitt

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