A familiar name in the toy hauler recreational vehicle market is being revived as Weekend Warrior RVs are coming back.
The dealers who are already fighting to get exclusive rights to sell Weekend Warriors in their markets will get their first in-person view next month during the Elkhart County RV Open House Week in northern Indiana.
Right now there’s only one prototype built, but the frames for the first production models are already on the production line, which for now is housed under NeXus RV’s roof.
Claude Donati, head of NeXus, is also serving as CEO of Warrior RV. The companies are separate, but NeXus is helping Weekend Warrior get off the ground.
“What brought us together is a solid idea and from there we developed a company,” Donati said.
Brandon Ambris and Frank Barouti came up with the idea and are making it happen, along with Casey Torres.
Ambris is from the Elkhart area and grew up in the RV industry. Barouti is with Giant RV in California, which accounted for half of the old Warrior company’s sales.
“It was the top of what it was for that time and era back in the late ‘90s,” Barouti said. “They were always the innovators and leaders of the top toy-hauler,” and it was one he and Torres used with customers. Torres worked for the old company.
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