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Bridgeview Mfg. Marketing Mobility Trailers

December 16, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Bridgeview unit with lift

Bridgeview Harbor View unit with lift

Bridgeview Manufacturing LLC, a predominately recreational park trailer manufacturer, has introduced an extensive lineup of Harbor View travel trailers equipped for the handicapped in addition to a conventional product line that debuted during the summer. ”There’s a definite niche for mobility RVs and nobody’s filling it,” said Jim Brown, president and CEO of the Elkhart, Ind., manufacturer. The company expects the trailers to be popular with families that have children with physical handicaps. ”It’s a market that is going to define itself,” Brown said. The steel-reinforced wood-and-aluminum Harbor View mobility trailers are available in nine 26- to 36-foot floorplans each with wheelchair lifts, 36-inch hallways and large bathrooms with showers. MSRP: $40,000.

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Bridgeview Unveils ‘Mobility’ Travel Trailer

November 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Harbor View mobility trailer by Bridgeview Mfg.

Harbor View mobility trailer by Bridgeview Mfg.

Bridgeview Manufacturing LLC, Elkhart, Ind., will debut the Harbor View, a mobility travel trailer series, at the upcoming National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., Nov. 30-Dec. 2. “This product bridges the gap for those persons in our population who struggle with mobility-related issues and provides them with an opportunity to experience the RV lifestyle with as little constraint as much convenience as possible, ” said David Hostetler, company vice president. The Harbor View mobility trailer is initially available in six travel trailer floorplans and two destination trailer floorplans. Bridgeview will introduce additional floorplans by early spring. Featuring 2-by-4 floor construction, all floorplans will have Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant Ricon wheelchair lifts, extra wide interior doorways and modified floorplans to accommodate wheelchair access. Amenities include full remote key fob operation of all slides, exterior lights, jacks, and chair lift, interior assist grab handles, modified bedrooms, “roll-in” showers with adjustable heads and spacious interiors with a residential feel. Harbor View mobility trailers will be featured in booth #5000 at the show. For more information, contact George Rambow at (877) 775-4591, georger@bridgeviewmfg.com or visit www.bridgeviewmfg.com.

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Bridgeview Intros Destination Trailer Series

November 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Bridgeview Mfg.'s Bridgeview destination trailer

Bridgeview Mfg.'s Bridgeview destination trailer

Bridgeview Manufacturing LLC, Elkhart, Ind., has introduced the Bridgeview – a destination-style travel trailer series – to its brand lineup. “The interior has a very residential feel. Couple this with the flexibility to make floorplan modifications, and we feel we have created a coach that meets the needs of all our customers,” said Dave Hostetler vice president of sales for Bridgeview. The Bridgeview is initially available in 17 travel trailer floorplans, including one loft plan. Featuring large exterior windows, these units are built with 2-by-4 floors and 2-by-2 wall construction. Amenities include day/night shades, double crown molding, solid maple cabinet doors, residential hidden cabinet hinges, high-definition laminate countertops, five décor choices, two wood color choices and two laminate floor choices. The unit will be featured at the upcoming National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., at booth #5000. MSRPs start in the mid $20,000s.

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Bridgeview Mfg. Ships First 10 Park Trailers

March 19, 2010 by · 5 Comments 

Bridgeview (interior)Bridgeview Manufacturing LLC, a new Elkhart, Ind., recreational park trailer manufacturer that began production in late February, has shipped its first 10 units.

”Our goal is to build a little more upscale park trailer — a stick-and-tin trailer but with more of a residential look,” said President and CEO Jim Brown, who formerly worked for Starcraft Inc., before serving as president of Elkhart-based park trailer builder Hy-Line Enterprises Holdings LLC.

Bridgeview is operating with 28 employees out of a 35,000-square-foot plant on Elkhart’s north side building park trailers in 15 floorplans in 38- to 42-foot lengths with up to four slideouts and a fiberglass sidewall option.

Features include residential furniture and appliances, 8-foot ceilings, Corian countertops, double crown molding, indirect lighting and staggered cabinets. ”We are looking for the feel of a $200,000 motorhome,” Brown said.

With options, the average price of a Bridgeview recreational park trailer will be about $26,500, Brown said.

Bridgeview has signed 12 dealers and will focus its sale efforts predominantly in the Northeast and Southeast. ”The very first unit we built, we delivered to Canada,” Brown said. ”We will expand sometime early next quarter into the Southwest.”

The company will retail its units through dealers, Brown said, rather than selling factory direct to consumers or campgrounds and resorts. ”Several of the RV dealers that we are going through have their own parks or are park-affiliated,” Brown noted.

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