Class B builder Advanced RV is hosting the 1st Annual Advanced Fest May 2-4 at its production facility in Willoughby, Ohio, just outside of Cleveland, Ohio.
“We love the sense of community among motorhome enthusiasts. RVing is truly a lifestyle,” said Mike Neundorfer, founder and president of the certified Mercedes-Benz Class B upfitter, in a press release.
Officially kicking off at 3 p.m. on Friday, Advanced Fest is a chance for motorhome enthusiasts to connect with others and learn about the latest happenings at Advanced RV. The event is intended for Advanced RV’s clients and potential clients, those interested in meeting the Advanced RV team, owners of Class A, B and C motorhomes, and all motorhome enthusiasts, the company said.
“One thing we learned during our first year in business is that our clients love to involve themselves in the design process,” Neundorfer said. “And not only do we welcome that, we encourage it. That’s why we have interactive technical and travel seminars scheduled throughout the weekend.”
In addition to seminars, Advanced Fest will include Cleveland-inspired food, live entertainment and tours of Advanced RV’s motorhomes.
Dry camping will be available, and pets are welcome. For those who prefer to stay at a hotel or bed and breakfast, Advanced RV will help each visitor plan their transportation.
The cost is $35 per person, to help cover the cost of food and hospitality. Reserve your spot today by contacting Ruth Alexander at AdvancedFest14@Advanced-RV.com or (440) 283-0405. Check the event page, www.Advanced-RV.com/AdvancedFest, for event details.
Cleveland, Ohio-based Class B builder Advanced RV has introduced several new “personalized” coaches, designed to meet customers’ expressed travel needs.
According to a press release, Advanced RV now offers the 2014 Sprinter chassis, which features a seven-speed transmission and four-cylinder engine with dual turbo for smooth acceleration. “We’re constantly amazed — and challenged — by the new design ideas our customers bring to the table,” said founder Mike Neundorfer. “With each new build, our customers push us to rethink the possibilities of a what you can do in a Class B motorhome.”
New builds incorporating “client-guided innovations” include:
• The Dog Handler: Featuring built-in dog crates with internal lighting, waterbeds and advanced climate controls, this motorhome enables its owners to comfortably transport their prize-winning dogs to shows throughout North America.
• The Mobile Professional: Designed as a commuter-camper for a doctor who serves several hospitals, this build prioritizes fuel economy and remote connectivity, transforming any parking lot into efficient home office and relaxing lounge. The coach features a high-fidelity sound system, functional galley and bathroom, and lounge space that converts to sleeping quarters with the push of a button.
• The Jazzman: For a customer who frequents jazz festivals where shore power hookups are scarce, Advanced RV implemented its signature “off-the-grid” setup to maximize sustainability and privacy.
• The Occasional Equestrian: In addition to accommodating the owner’s family for weekend excursions, this motorhome is built to tow a horse trailer and two horses to riding competitions around the country. A six-cylinder Mercedes diesel engine provides the muscle; carefully selected materials and finishes give the coach a personalized touch.
Startup Class B builder Advanced RV will be debuting its Ocean One coach as part of the Florida RV SuperShow slated for Jan. 15-20 in Tampa, according to a press release.
The company, led by owner Mike Neundorfer and based in Willoughby, Ohio, took delivery in April of its first chassis and began producing its first motorhome in June.
The Ocean One, built on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter platform, is equipped with a heavy-duty front axle, steering wheel control buttons, heated leather seats and wood grain dashboard.
Other standards include a backup camera, extended length chassis for extra storage, lithium battery, hydronic heating and hot water system, screen door and bug screen, and a rear step hitch.
The interior is set off by a spacious bathroom, integrated Silverleaf controls and monitoring system, and LED lighting.
For more information visit www.advanced-rv.com/.