Dutchmen Manufacturing Inc. has named Aaron Young product manager for its Kodiak travel trailer division, according to a press release. In his new position, Young is responsible for Kodiak product development, expanding market penetration and dealer relationships throughout the United States and Canada.
Young comes to Goshen, Ind.-based Dutchmen after 14 years in the field, where he was most recently product and sales manager for a line of fifth-wheels. “Aaron has a strong, successful history in the RV industry, and we’re glad to have him with us,” said Ryan Thwaits, general manager. “He brings extensive experience in dealer relationships and product development. This guy is going places, and we’re excited he’s joined ‘Team Kodiak.’”
The 2014 Kodiak lineup includes ultralight expandables and well-appointed travel trailers. Most Kodiaks feature at least one slideout for a more spacious and usable living area. “I’m really fortunate to have joined Dutchmen at this point in time,” Young stated. “You won’t believe what the 2014 Kodiak exteriors look like.”
Depending on the model, 2014 Kodiaks feature all-new colorful exteriors and interior decors. Many ultralite Kodiaks can be towed by most types of minivans, crossovers and light trucks. Innovative floorplans allow plenty of storage and living space, a variety of popular standard features and an array of luxury-adding options.
Young graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s in business administration. He resides in Goshen and can be contacted at (229) 425-9014, or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Dutchmen Manufacturing Inc. has introduced the Denali SuperLite travel trailer and mid-profile fifth-wheel series, a lightweight version of its popular Denali towable line designed for towing behind mid-sized pickup trucks. Six of eight Denali SuperLite floorplans feature dry weights of 7,500 pounds or less, according to the company. The Goshen, Ind., Thor subsidiary was able to shave 800 pounds off of comparable units by employing a six-way welded aluminum cage superstructure with lightweight laminated floors and walls. An aerodynamic front profile also is intended to promote enhanced fuel economy. “The weight saving makes Denali SuperLite towable by most half-ton and one-ton trucks,” said Brent Stevens, vice president of marketing and sales. Four 26- to 31-foot travel trailer floorplans are equipped with up to two slideouts, while 26- and 27-foot fifth-wheels feature single living room slides. Solid wood cabinets, enclosed and heated underbellies and flat screen HD TVs are standard. MSRPs start at $21,500.