Triple E Adds Streetside Slide to Free Spirit Van

January 4, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Offering an innovative twist on the 11,030-pound GVWR Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis, Canada-based Triple E Recreational Vehicles Ltd. has added a streetside slideout to the Class B Leisure Travel Van Free Spirit SS. The slideout in the 22-foot 9-inch Free Spirit SS is mounted behind the drivers’ seat across from the screen-equipped sliding entry door and increases the living space while containing a fold-down memory-foam sofa-bed. A large storage compartment — big enough to hold... Read more

Dynamax Trilogy Boasts Remote-Driven Slides

January 2, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Forest River Inc. has upgraded the Trilogy fifth-wheel from its Dynamax division for 2013 with the addition of two new triple-slide floorplans. Featuring radius sidewalls and ceiling, LED lighting, a pullout desk above the fireplace, a remote control that operates the slideouts, awnings, front landing gear and exterior lights, Trilogy is available in four 39- to 42-foot floorplans with a lofty 8 feet, 5 inches of headroom in the living room and 6 feet, 7 inches in the upper deck. With full... Read more

Venture Adds Larger Trailer to SportTrek Line

December 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Venture RV, founded in mid-July, has augmented its lightweight SportTrek travel trailer line with the addition of a 35-foot 6-inch triple-slide floorplan. With limited options, the Venture line features eight 26 to 35-foot 6-inch floorplans, including the SportTrek 320VIK that the company took less than three months to develop after dealers at the Elkhart Open House in September suggested they wanted Venture to create a larger coach with more living space. ”We are reacting to what our... Read more

Dutchmen’s Voltage Boasts Huge Garage Area

December 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Dutchmen's Voltage fifth-wheel toy hauler In the bigger-is-better category, Goshen, Ind.-based Dutchmen Manufacturing Inc. introduced a 44-foot floorplan with an 18-foot garage in the Voltage fifth-wheel toy hauler series. The garage in the 102-inch wide-body Voltage 3818, separated from the living area by a vapor wall, is one of the largest contained toy storage areas in the industry. Standard features in Voltage’s nine floorplans, with MSRPS ranging from $46,900 to $124,035, include high-gloss... Read more

LIFESTYLE Develops ‘Titan Structure’ Chassis

December 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

LIFESTYLE Luxury RV, Middlebury, Ind., builds its own double box, tubular-steel TITAN Structure chassis for its upscale LIFESTYLE fifth-wheel line, available in seven 34- to 38-foot floorplans. “By building everything within the proximity of our company, we can control it all very closely. For example, all of the steel used in our TITAN Structure is American-made steel,” said Elliott Bond, national sales manager. “Our goal is superior quality and construction.” LIFESTYLE now offers... Read more

Riverside Trailer Floorplan Catering to Parents

December 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Believing that kids spend most of their time outside when the family is RVing, Riverside Travel Trailer Inc., Peru, Ind., has introduced the single-slide 34 1/2-foot Riverside 29BKSK floorplan that provides a larger bathroom and a more private front bedroom for the parents while minimizing the rear-bunk bedroom. ”The kids come in only to sleep,” said Riverside President Mark Gerber. ”It gives mom and dad more privacy in the front bedroom, making it almost the equivalent of... Read more

EverGreen’s Bay Hill Targets High-End Market

December 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC has entered the high-end fifth-wheel segment with the introduction of the Bay Hill series, offering six floorplans with as many as five slideouts. ”We are looking for first-time at fifth-wheel buyers who want a little higher-end coach,” said Dymon Farrer, Bay Hill production manager for the Shipshewana, Ind.-based manufacturer. Indeed, Bay Hill has little touches that aren’t usually seen in fifth-wheels that retail in the $58,000 range,... Read more

New Ownership Revamps Great West ‘Legend’

December 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Legend EX from Great West Vans New Great West Vans owner David DeBraga recently relocated from St. Andrews, Manitoba, to nearby Winnipeg after he bought the company in April from Martin H. Guertz, who was retiring. It was a natural move because DeBraga owned another company that built running boards, doors and other fiberglass components for the transportation industry. ”Great West was one of our customers,” DeBraga said, sitting inside an elegant redesigned Legend SE Class B motorhome at the... Read more

Somerset Popup Lines Go into Full Production

December 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Columbia Northwest's Evolution off-road camper Columbia Northwest Inc./Aliner, Mt. Pleasant, Pa., has gone into full production with its traditional Somerset Grand Tour folding camping trailer and Evolution, the companion off-road version. ”Last year at the Louisville Show we were displaying prototypes,” said Alan Reeping, director of sales and marketing. Somerset Grand Tour, Evolution and luxury Highlander brands offer the most popular floorplans of the former Coleman camping trailers... Read more

Peterson’s Winslow Fiver Targets Older Buyer

December 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Peterson's new Winslow fifth-wheel With an eye toward the older buyer, Peterson Industries Inc., Smith Center, Kan., has added a 31-foot triple-slide fifth-wheel aimed at the full-time RVer to its Winslow by Excel lineup. ”They (typical buyers) are getting up in years and their competencies are dwindling a little bit,” said President Brian Tillett. ”They’ve already gone the 40-foot route and they don’t want to give up the lifestyle.” Boasting a thermal guarantee... Read more

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