Middlebury, Ind.-based LIFESTYLE Luxury RV, a division of EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC, announced today (Nov. 13) it has entered into a formal partnership with the Carriage Travel Club Inc. (CTC).
According to a press release, CTC is an independent owners’ club separate from former high-end fifth-wheel manufacturer Carriage Inc., and maintains an active, enthusiastic base of fifth-wheel owners. The group had been seeking a new fifth-wheel maker to partner with, and selected LIFESTYLE after a thorough, deliberate search and review process.
“After we had the opportunity to tour the LIFESTYLE Luxury RV facility and see the models in production, I had no doubt that this was the best engineered and designed fifth-wheel unit on the market, and that’s why I had no doubt that LIFESTYLE was the most logical partner for CTC,” Bucky Moree, president of the CTC, explained. “It’s clear LIFESTYLE has the entire DNA of what our members expect and want. LIFESTYLE has demonstrated to our membership that they care about what owners want, going so far as to implement certain ideas and recommended changes.”
He added, “It’s easy to see the commitment everyone at LIFESTYLE has to putting forth a quality-built product, which is why it’s clear to us that LIFESTYLE is supremely committed to designing fifth-wheels geared toward the unique and specific wants and needs of the market. This is, we expect, the beginning of a long and healthy partnership.”
In aligning with LIFESTYLE Luxury RV, the CTC and its members will support LIFESTYLE at several future industry and retail shows. In addition, LIFESTYLE will support the CTC and its members at its rallies and events, including its three national rallies it holds each year, including its Florida National rally and Texas National rally, both held in early spring, and the Grand National Rally, traditionally held in the Midwest in late summer or early fall.
“We are very excited about this relationship with the CTC and its wonderful membership,” said Greg Kitson, director of engineering and product development for LIFESTYLE Luxury RV. “For over 35 years, the CTC has provided its members a supportive, engaging, energetic forum in which they can gather and share their common interests and celebrate their love of luxury fifth-wheel living. We are honored that, after their exhaustive search, they chose LIFESTYLE as their new fifth-wheel representative. It’s a relationship we take seriously and a partnership we look forward to developing and building for years to come.”
The Carriage Travel Club was founded in 1976 by a small group of Carriage fifth-wheel owners with the goal of promoting “good fellowship and camaraderie for owners of Carriage trailer products.” In addition to the national chapter, there are more than 20 local CTC chapters located throughout the U.S. and Canada.
For more information on LIFESTYLE Luxury RV, its current floorplans, as well as standard and optional features, visit www.LifestyleLRV.com. For more information on the Carriage Travel Club, visit www.CarriageTravelClub.com.