Middlebury, Ind.-based EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC will be displaying several floorplans in its i-Go travel trailer lienup for 2013 as part of Elkhart County RV Open House Week.
According to a press release, seven i-Go travel trailer models will be showcased on Sept. 18-20 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. in EverGreen’s display located near the entrance to the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart.
EverGreen said that the i-Go is lighter-weight and easier to tow because of its narrower, seven-foot six-inch width. With less wind resistance, the i-Go tracks smoothly behind smaller tow vehicles such as half-ton pickups or mid-sized SUVs.
One of the top selling brands made by EverGreen, the i-Go is crafted with the same aluminum-framed, vacuum-laminated processes and quality design as the original Ever-Lite travel trailer. New interior features, décor colors and exterior graphics are just a few of the improvements for the 2013 season.
In addition to displaying new product, EverGreen will be hosting a “Hog Roast Celebration” on Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at its exhibit area in Elkhart. For more information visit www.GoEverGreenRV.com.
Middlebury, Ind.-based EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC has introduced new floorplans for its flagship Ever-Lite brand of travel trailers for 2013.
According to a press release, four of the floorplans will on display during the Sept. 18-20 EverGreen Dealer Open House. Running in conjunction with Elkhart County RV Open House Week, EverGreen will be showing product from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. near the entrance to the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart.
The lightweight, easy-to-tow Ever-Lite remains the original flagship brand of the company. All floorplan designs for 2013 are deep-slide travel trailers for larger interior space. Upgrades include new wood interiors, décor colors and exterior graphics.
Ever-Lite is constructed with EverGreen’s vacuum-laminated ComposiTek construction to reduce weight and resist water damage.
In addition to displaying new product, EverGreen will be hosting a “Hog Roast Celebration” on Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at its exhibit area in Elkhart.
For more information visit www.GoEverGreenRV.com.
EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC announced the launch of its 2013 line of i-Go Lite fifth-wheels, according to a news release.
The Middlebury, Ind.-based towable builder said that new models in the i-Go line feature the same aluminum-framed, vacuum-laminated processes and 100-point quality control systems as all EverGreen products. A lightweight composite inner shell and a narrower, 7-foot, 6-inch wide trailer design has allowed EverGreen to reduce weight along with the price on the i-Go Lite series of fifth-wheels.
The two new models both offer deep 42-inch slideouts that are above the wheel well to provide higher ground clearance. Six-inches deeper than the competition, i-Go Lite slides provide the living space of an 8-foot wide fifth-wheel while retaining the towability of a 7 1/2-foot wide fiver. Slides are driven in all four corners with EverGreen’s quality four-point gear-driven system to provide smoother operation and a tighter seal.
The G27RK-5 floorplan features a rear-kitchen configuration with counter space and overhead storage across the entire rear of the coach. The large combo dinette and sofa slideout is opposite the kitchen. Access to the front bedroom is through a private bath on both fifth-wheels.
The G27RL-5 is a rear-lounge floorplan that is perfect for entertaining with a slide-out sofa and easy chairs in the back. A dinette is opposite the galley-style kitchen curbside.
For more information visit www.GoEverGreenRV.com.
Middlebury, Ind.-based towable builder EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC has added a kitchen island floorplan to its line of Ever-Lite and Ever-Lite Select “Deep Slide” travel trailers for 2012.
According to a press release, the new 30KIS-DS kitchen island model is especially designed for families that enjoy cooking and entertaining large gatherings. Perfect for serving meals, a full-sized, 42-inch deep slideout with a dinette that seats four adults and a sofa that seats three is directly across from the large kitchen island.
A full-sized porcelain sink is centered in the countertop of the island for easy clean up. Behind the island, another slideout provides ample counter and floor space for food preparation with easy, turn-around access from the sink to the standard three-burner stove with oven and hood, microwave, double-door fridge and spacious cabinet storage. The kitchen island also has a contemporary feel with radius end caps and plenty of storage drawers and cabinets.
The flagship of EverGreen Recreational Vehicles, the original Ever-Lite brand now has a total of 10 travel trailer floorplans built with full ComposiTek Construction. The new Ever-Lite Select has 16 floorplans built to be more affordable with a satin fiberglass exterior and a composite inner shell. Eight floorplans of both the Ever-Lite and Ever-Lite Selects brands are “Deep Slide” travel trailer models with larger 42-inch slides-like the new 30KIS-DS.
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 features a rear kitchen configuration with two lounge seating areas facing each other across the living area. The roadside slideout lounge area has a dining table that converts into a full-sized bed that sleeps two. The lounge curbside converts to sleep one adult. The larger bath features a private enclosure shower with seat, commode and sink. A front bedroom with a 60-inch by 8-inch queen-sized bed is surrounded by headboard and wardrobe storage.
• ET 26 SRL: This rear lounge floor plan has a modified U-shaped lounge/dinette that converts to a full-sized bed. An adjacent chaise next to the entertainment center converts to a single bed to sleep one additional adult. The full kitchen slideout on the roadside is mid-coach. Across from the kitchen, a larger bath features a private enclosure shower with seat, commode and sink
• New Twin Axles: The new 26-foot series Element’s twin 3,500 pound axles increase the GVWR of the camper to 7,000 pounds. EverGreen’s Advanced Fulcrum Tracking (AFT) axle system provides balanced stability and true tracking by placing the axle system further to the rear of the coach. The use of lightweight composites and aluminum forward of the axle help reduce the tongue weight.
• Still Lightweight for Easy Towing: The extension from 25 feet, eight inches to 28 feet, two inches, only increases the tongue weight of the new twin axle series Element by less than 100 pounds. Both floorplans have a dry weight of approximately 4,900 pounds, fully equipped, including options.
Middlebury, Ind.-based EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLS has re-engineered its line of Ever-Lite travel trailers, providing “economy-minded and entry-level campers with EverGreen quality at a very affordable price,” according to a news release.
The company said that the new Ever-Lite Select line is now the largest brand in the EverGreen lineup with 15 floorplans available. Based on the original Ever-Lite series, there are eight lightweight travel trailers and seven deep-slide models ranging in lengths from 25 to 36 feet. The original Ever-Lite brand with full ComposiTek construction is still available in nine floorplans.
To lower the cost of the new Ever-Lite Select travel trailers, EverGreen replaced composite materials with more affordable components, including:
• Satin finished exterior gel-coat: Built to be more affordable, the entire Ever-Lite Select line has a satin finished exterior gel coat that replaces the high-gloss composite exterior. Evergreen replaced additional composites with conventional materials throughout the coach to further reduce the cost.
• Composite inner shell: EverGreen has retained its lightweight composite inner shell on the Ever-Lite select that resist rot, mold and mildew inside. The shell also lowers off-gassing of VOCs for a healthier camping experience.
• Vacuum laminated construction: EverGreen’s vacuum laminated construction is bonded onto a fully welded and reinforced aluminum frame. The combination of the composite inner shell, high-density block foam and vacuum lamination result in added durability and higher R-values.
• Deep-slide models: Deeper, 42-inch slideouts are above the wheel well to provide higher ground clearance on seven deep-slide models in the Ever-Lite Select series. Six-inches deeper than traditional slides, deep slides provide residential living space. Slides are driven in all four corners with EverGreen’s quality, four-point, gear-driven system to provide smoother operation and a tighter seal.
The company said that the Ever-Lite Select still incorporates high-tech composites, vacuum-laminated to a welded aluminum frame in a seamless, one-piece system that eliminates flex and vibration.
In response to growing demand in the U.S. market for ultra-luxurious travel trailers, Marion, Ind.-based Earthbound RV announced today (Nov. 18) it will pilot a new production program through the winter and spring of 2012.
According to a news release, customers for the first time will be able to work directly with the RV manufacturer to design fully custom towable RVs. Earthbound President Charles Hoefer said this move is only possible due to the shift in RV buying patterns in recent years.
“We are excited for this new direction, and for the encouragement and positive feedback we have had from customers,” said Hoefer. “The RV climate is much different today. Where you once had a flood of $500,000 to $1 million-plus Class A consumers, we are finding there is a big shift toward appreciation for towable luxuries. For a fraction of the price, we can out-style, out-perform, and outclass the 40-foot diesels with a 30-foot ultralight composite coach you can tow with almost any luxury V8 SUV.”
Earthbound said that for the luxury travel consumer, this new offering provides multiple advantages that were not previously available in modern camping, including:
• Mobility: Earthbound’s use of exclusively composite and alternative [wood-free] materials allows for superior performance in weight, aerodynamics, and overall towability. A unit with options will weigh 5,000-5,800 pounds, which makes for a smooth tow with Mercedes, Volkswagen, Porsche, Jeep, Cadillac, Ford, and Lincoln SUVs. Once at the campground, owners have the option of using their tow vehicle as a daily driver capable of up to 28 highway mpg in some diesel models.
• Design:Earthbound said that each unit can be tailored to meet customer tastes and preferences. Interior and exterior premium automotive paint in any color is standard, and countertops, fabrics and furniture are customizable.
Paint matching a tow vehicle is no problem. The cabinetry is a propriety composite system using thermoplastics and aluminum with a revolutionary surface that can be digitally customized to reflect any print imaginable. Earthbound’s Vice President of Marketing David B. Hoefer Jr. said the unit’s design follows simple rules that discerning customers appreciate.
• Technology: Earthbound offers plenty of technology as well. “The entry steps extend and retract, which is a first for towables,” David Hoefer said. “The awning is automated. LED TV’s, HDMI capability, advanced satellite and military-grade solar systems are just several of the features available.”
• “True” green technology: “Our formaldehyde levels for a just-built unit that has not left the factory are 0.02 parts per million,” said David Hoefer. “This is equivalent to outdoor air quality in many areas around the U.S., and is off the charts for clean air in an RV. We publish our independent test results on our website for all to see.” The factory also produces very little waste that can’t be reused.
Dave Hoefer Sr., Earthbound’s founder and an industry icon, first had his vision for composite RVs in the late 1990′s, and he worked for years amidst stout industry opposition. “The dream was to build an RV for the 21st century,” he said. His prior achievements include founding Dutchmen RV and co-founding Four Winds RV, which he sold to Thor Industries Inc. He also co-founded Dutch Housing, Hart Housing and managed and consulted for a number of other manufacturers.
“We are still very small, so it is hard to gain the approval of the industry,” he said. “We have global demand on every continent and have devoted a number of resources towards future international builds. However, for the immediate future, U.S. and Canadian customers will have our full devotion of resources to work directly with them to create real works of art. These units will be special for years to come.”
Earthbound said it is now taking orders for custom 2012 models for immediate production. Customers may reach the factory directly at 765-677-9090 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Units range in price between $127,900 and $147,900 plus options. Earthbound will reserve up to 20 units for custom production. The project will be evaluated later in the Spring, to determine if it will be continued in the future. More information can be found at www.earthboundrv.com.
EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC has added two 26-foot dual-axle floorplans to its innovative, eco-friendly, Euro-styled Element travel trailer. With dry weights of around 5,000 pound, these longer new single-slide floorplans include dry baths — unlike the original Element shown at last year’s Louisville Show — while the Element continues to raise the bar in terms of styling in today’s popular small-trailer market.
”(The market) says it wanted them bigger and they wanted dry baths, said Doug Lantz, president of the Middlebury, Ind., towable manufacturer.The wood-free Element, designed for towing behind SUVs and small pickups, garnered attention when it debuted in late 2010 with what Lantz terms ”nouveau-retro” styling.
”It’s got retro appeal to it, but it’s got the new technology and a new styling design with a lot of European influence,” Lantz said. ”We put our Americanized touches on it.
”Originally, the concept was the Element would be a more basic unit because if you left some of the options off, you could lower the weight. That’s still a good concept for the international market. But the U.S. market wants all the equipment and with that equipment comes the weight, so you have to make your unit a little bigger.”
Lantz said EverGreen will continue to offer the Element in two 24-foot single-axle floorplans equipped with cassette toilets. MSRPs for the dual-axle 26SRL floorplan: $44,900.
Also for 2012 EverGreen has introduced the more compact, lightweight, 7 1/2-foot wide i-Go Lite travel trailer series with a reinforced fiberglass exterior on an aluminum superstructure and composite interior walls. Four floorplans in 25- to 27-foot lengths are available with a base MSRP of $22,492.