DRV LLC, a Howe, Ind.-based luxury fifth-wheel manufacturer, announced the unveiling of two new product lines during the 49th Annual National RV Trade Show slated to run Nov. 29-Dec. 1 in Louisville, Ky.
“We want to invite all of our current and prospective dealers to join us in Louisville as we introduce two new product lines to the luxury fifth-wheel market,” said Dan Tauer, vice president of sales and marketing for DRV Luxury Suites. “We have worked hard over the past couple of months to research and design new products based on consumer requests and we are certain that these will draw some very good attention at this year’s show.”
He added, “The products will be utilized in two different categories of fifth-wheels with one simply expanding our effort in the Mobile Suite line and the other being a design from scratch fifth-wheel.”
DRV said its lineup of 2012 full-time/extended stay luxury suites “are all designed and engineered to satisfy the most discriminating buyers.” Tauer noted, “Extensive attention to detail and beautiful interior decors provide the highest level of comfort expected by today’s travelers.”
DRV products will be on display in booth No. 3001 in the North Wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center.
DRV LLC, the Howe, Ind.-based luxury fifth-wheel manufacturer, announced the delivery of serial number 6,000, a Mobile Suite, to Southern RV in Jonesboro, Ga. This unit represents a nice milestone for both, Southern RV and DRV, according to a DRV news release.
“We are very excited to deliver No. 6,000 to one of our top dealers in the country. Building this unit lets us all reflect on how far we’ve come as a manufacturer and how well we’ve done over the last several years with our luxury fifth-wheels,” stated Chad Olinger, DRV’s East Coast sales manager.
The 38-foot Mobile Suite is a brand new design for DRV, encompassing a new walk-in front wardrobe, great private bathroom with a new 48-inch shower and the utilization of their most popular living and kitchen configuration.
Brad Walden of Southern RV reflects on the relationship with DRV, saying “Since our partnership began with DRV in 2008, we have had great success with their products. We were given No. 5,500 as well, and plan on seeing No. 6,500, and No. 7,000! This vehicle epitomizes the needs of a large customer base for us and we bank on DRV’s continued development of luxury fifth-wheels to ensure our success. Frankly, we couldn’t have had a better match made in heaven.”
“We have had a great relationship with Southern RV since they started representing DRV in Atlanta,” said Olinger. “Brad and his staff are great representatives of our products and continue to build an even better brand image for our company. From their sales to their service, they understand what we are trying to accomplish with our products and they do a very good job of getting that message to the customers.”
He added, “It takes financial accountability, customer appreciation and development, a true desire to service after the sale, and a spirited behavior to be successful these days – it’s not all about good ideas.”
As part of the Elkhart County 4th Annual RV Open House, Howe, Ind.-based DRV LLC will be hosting its product display Sept. 19-23, running 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday.
According to a press release, the display will be sharing space with sister company Cruiser RV LLC at 1180 Fremont Court in Elkhart, just north of the US-20 bypass and CR17 intersection next to Signature Lanes.
DRV will be showing new product from its Elite Suite, Mobile Suite and Select Suite lines of full-time, luxury fifth-wheels. The builder will also be holding plant tours and product training for dealer representatives.
Over 4,000 dealer representatives are expected to converge on the area as the event continues to gain traction with Elkhart’s manufacturing base since its inception in 2007.
DRV LLC (formerly Doubletree) and Cruiser RV LLC today (Nov. 24) announced agreement with Lake City Bank of Warsaw, Ind., on a new, five-year credit facility.
“This new credit facility will help us to continue our profitable growth and continue to capture market share,” Dave Fought, president of Howe, Ind.-based DRV, said in a news release. “We are delighted to be working with Lake City.”
The companies manufacture travel trailers, fifth-wheels and toy haulers.
All questions should be directed to Dan Van Liew, CFO of DRV, at (260) 562-1075.