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Earthbound Shows Upscale Travel Trailer

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July 26, 2010 by   Leave a Comment

The Earthbound RV and tow vehicle.

The Earthbound RV and tow vehicle.

Earthbound RV LLC has begun production of its highly stylized, eco-friendly Earthbound travel trailer in 26- to 30-foot lengths, some with single slideouts.

”The materials we are using are either from the aircraft, marine or automotive industries,” said Earthbound Chairman C. David Hoefer. ”It’s virtually all-composite. There’s not one stick of wood in this unit anywhere.”

Prompted by incentives offered by the city and training grants from the state, Earthbound earlier this year moved 90 miles due south from Middlebury, Ind., to Marion, Ind. Lightweight Earthbound travel trailers feature axles that are installed through a specially designed frame to provide a lower center of gravity for easier towing.

The 26-foot floorplan has a dry weight of 4,140 pounds with a cargo capacity of 1,700 pounds. ”You don’t have to have a pickup truck to pull this,” said President Ken Geljac. ”(Many people) won’t have to go out and invest in a tow vehicle.’

Interior of Earthbound RV's The Morrison

Interior of Earthbound RV's The Morrison

The Earthbound travel trailer was on display last week during The Rally at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. Features include lightweight thermal-pane windows, pass-through storage, aluminum rear bumpers, exterior speakers, front and rear stabilizer jacks, one-piece fiberglass gel coat front and rear caps, aluminum-framed furniture, high-gloss composite cabinets.

MSRP: Under $50,000 for the 30-foot floorplan.

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