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KZRV Designs Tri-Level Stone Ridge Fifth-Wheel

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KZ's Stone Ridge 36UL with raised rear living area Shipshewana, Ind.-based KZRV LP introduced the company’s first tri-level fifth-wheel in its Stone Ridge line during this week’s 49th Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky. According to a press release, two floorplans – the 36UL and 36RK models – feature the traditional front-raised bedroom and lower middle section, but add a raised living room or kitchen and dining area in the rear that allows for super-sized basement storage... Read more

Dometic Debuts Innovative Product in Louisville

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Breathe Easy air purifier Key industry supplier Dometic Corp. displayed several new products during this week’s 49th Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., including the new 300 RV toilet and Breathe Easy air purifier. According to a press release, the lightweight 300 RV toilet utilizes Dometic’s PowerFlush Gravity Discharge, a powerful swirl-jet action that removes waste completely. A three-direction nozzle provides 360-degree cleaning action with minimal water usage. The full-size... Read more

Variety of Firms Showcased Product in Louisville

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When there are just 12 people building trailers in your RV company, ownership is a hands-on activity. The Goshen (Ind.) News reported that as the large sales staffs of recreational vehicle giants gathered nearby this week to plot their sales strategies for the 49th Annual National RV Trade Show at the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC) in Louisville, Jason Howard was decked out in blue jeans and a T-shirt and was working hard to rub away the road grime from the front of a new Echo Bandit toyhauler... Read more

Baird: Industry Cautious, Deals With New Normal

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Robert W. Baird & Co. issued a client newsletter offering observations gleaned from its “RV field trip” at the 49th Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky. The following are highlights from the report. Notes from RV field trip. We met with key dealers, lenders, suppliers and manufacturers at the RVIA trade show in Louisville. The mood was more cautious than last year, with many veterans accepting a “new normal” awaiting a better economy. Our models are consistent... Read more

Fleetwood Rolls Out New Class A Diesel Chassis

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Decatur, Ind.-based motorhome builder Fleetwood RV Inc. introduced its second generation of Class A diesel chassis, the Power Bridge II, during the 49th Annual National RV Trade Show concluding today (Dec. 1) in Louisville, Ky. According to a press release, the Power Bridge II chassis is the result of collaborative efforts between Fleetwood RV’s product development and engineering teams along with its parent company, Allied Specialty Vehicles Inc., in conjunction with modular chassis components... Read more

Louisville 2-Day Attendance Drops 6.1% from ’10

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Secretary Salazar cuts the ribbon to open the 49th National RV Trade Show with RVIA Chairman Gregg Fore (right) and RVIA President Richard Coon (left). Cumulative attendance for the first two days of the 49th Annual National RV Trade Show totaled 8,022, down 522 or 6.1% from the 2010 show, according to figures from the host Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). “Overall numbers are down a little bit, but in talking to members it sounds like they are pleased and are having a successful... Read more

EverGreen Introduces Twin-Axle Element Trailer

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Element's new 26-foot model with twin axles EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC has added two new twin-axle floorplans to its Element travel trailer series, designed for “larger families and more camping comfort,” according to a news release. The two new, twin axle 26-foot Element models include the ET26 SRK rear kitchen and the ET26 SRL rear lounge floorplans. EverGreen said the sleeping capacity in both new floorplans increases by one adult. Highlights include: • ET 26 SRK: The floorplan... Read more

Freightliner Chassis Powered by Detroit Engine

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Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) introduced the FCCC SL Series motorhome chassis at the 49th Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., featuring a powerful, fuel-efficient engine built by Detroit Diesel Corp. “The FCCC SL Series chassis offers unmatched driver comfort and dependability and is the first Class A motorhome chassis to be equipped with the Detroit DD13 engine featuring BlueTec selective catalytic reduction (SCR) emissions technology,” said Bob Harbin, FCCC... Read more

Airstream, Deam Debut Sterling Concept Trailer

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Airstream Inc. unveiled the Sterling Concept trailer, designed by architect Christopher Deam, during this week’s 49th Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky. According to a press release, the collaboration between Airstream and Deam continues a partnership that started more than a decade ago with the 2001 Airstream International CCD. The most striking design feature of the Sterling Concept trailer is the use of anodized aluminum surfaces for the interior. Deam said he wanted to bring... Read more

Fleetwood RV Touts American Coach Upgrades

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American Coach, the luxury coach division of Fleetwood RV Inc., rolled out new innovations and updates to its 2012 American Revolution, American Tradition, American Eagle and American Heritage Class A motorhomes during the 49th Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky. “We have expanded the reach for American Coach with a shorter floorplan for the Revolution, and additional new features and upgrades for our entire American Coach line-up,” said John Draheim, president and CEO of Decatur,... Read more

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