Northwood Mfg. Unveils 3 Lightweight Brands
Northwestern U.S. towable builder Northwood Manufacturing Inc. has introduced three more affordable and lightweight towable brands — along with a truck camper for light-duty trucks — for the 2011 model year.
The new CampSite, Snow River and Fox Mountain towables and Wolf Creek truck camper were introduced to about 120 people attending an Oct. 12-15 open house at the company’s La Grande, Ore., headquarters.
”Our current brands are premium products and depending on the product, they are in the high-end of the price band,”said Sales Manager Jim Baehmann. ”That is acceptable because we’ve got value there for the discriminating market. But in terms of overall market, we’d prefer to participate in a lower part of the price band so we can participate in a larger portion of the market.”
The new brands are:
- The entry-level CampSite, a basic fiberglass camping trailer available in six 17- to 27-foot floorplans. MSRP: $15,000 to $23,000.
- Snow River, a new ”step-up” towable series with molded front caps and heated-and-enclosed tanks in eight travel trailer and four fifth-wheel floorplans. MSRP: $23,000 to $33,000.
- The all-season Fox Mountain, a laminated fiberglass mid-profile fifth-wheel available in three floorplans with GVWRS under 9,500 pounds designed for lighter-duty tow vehicles. Two more floorplans will be added by spring. MSRP: $33,00 to $45,000.
- A Wolf Creek welded-aluminum-and laminated fiberglass truck camper — also targeting lighter duty pickup trucks — currently available in two 8-foot floorplans with two additional layouts by spring. MSRP: $16,000 to 25,000.
Other brands in Northwood’s lineup include Arctic Fox travel trailers, fifth-wheels and truck campers, Nash travel trailers and Desert Fox sport utility trailers to which the company has made a series of upgrades for 2011.