Middlebury,Ind.-based EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC announced that Will Gonyon has been appointed sales and product manager for the company’s Sun Valley travel trailers line.
According to a press release, Gonyon will be in charge of all product development and sales for Sun Valley. He brings several years of industry experience, most recently with Crossroads RV.
“I’m very excited to be a part of EverGreen and to contribute to their future growth,” said Gonyon. “The tremendous support and continuous growth of this company provides a great opportunity to produce a fantastic and competitive product.”
Gonyon graduated from Indiana University with degrees in public administration and criminal justice and attended Bethel College for business management.
Middlebury, Ind.-based EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC announced that Steve Crawford has been appointed director of quality control and international production of EverGreen. According to a press release, he will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of quality processes and procedures.
Crawford brings over 20 years of RV industry management and production experience. As one of the original staff of EverGreen, Steve has been part of the leadership team since 2008 and had a key role in the successful launch of the Ever-Lite, Element, Sun Valley, Ascend, i-Go and Amped brands.
President and COO of EverGreen, Mark Boessler, noted, “We are very excited to have Steve in the important position of handling our quality control from manufacturing to customer warranty issues. Steve is a valued member of the EverGreen family.”
Crawford added, “I thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to work with the fantastic people at EverGreen over the last five years. I am enthused to take our company to the next level.”
EverGreen RV LLC announced Thursday (Oct. 3) that Jim Kaylor has been appointed to the position of regional sales manager. Kaylor will be in charge of all sales activities and retail training for the central portion of the United States.
Kaylor, who will be selling all Lifestyle Luxury and Alfa Gold fifth-wheel models, is a sales veteran with more than 31 years of experience, having worked for some of the best-known brands in the RV industry.
“I enjoy selling a product that consumers buy with high expectations and we are able to deliver what they are looking for,” said Kaylor. “We’ve assembled a great team here and it’s an exciting time to be at Lifestyle RV.”
Kaylor attended Indiana University. In his spare time, he enjoys running and cycling.
EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC displayed more than 50 new 2014 travel trailer, fifth-wheel and toy hauler models during the recent Elkhart County RV Open House Week in northern Indiana. The EverGreen display, near the RV/MH Hall of Fame, was twice the size of last year’s exhibit, and among the models showcased were the 2014 Bay Hill and Lifestyle Luxury fifth-wheels, and Ever-Lite, Sun Valley, i-Go, and Ascend travel trailers.
Three new lines also were introduced to dealers for the first time — the 2014 Tesla and Amped toy haulers and the 2014 Alfa Gold fifth-wheel.
Dealers were able to get an exclusive “first look” at all these new brands along with new floor plans, interior decors and exterior graphics for EverGreen’s existing travel trailer, toy hauler and fifth-wheel products, represented by a variety of innovations and price points.
EverGreen President and COO Mark Boessler commented on how the company is continuing to evolve and gain momentum in the marketplace with the introduction of these new brands.
“These are exciting times,” said Boessler. “The ‘New Evergreen’ plan has been in place by our senior management team for almost two years. Since then we have invested in the company with people and production facilities, and that investment has paid off. Our dealers and prospective dealers have never seen the type of excitement and traffic as this year’s Open House has shown them. These game-changing products are producing a big buzz and this type of momentum is what we have been striving for.”
As Boessler noted, in less than two years EverGreen has added its second and third production facilities — which he attributes to listening to their dealers and end users, and building the relevant brands they want.
“Our products are turning fast and dealers are able to make the correct margin on their efforts without having the same cloned products in their area. That’s what I believe the ‘New Evergreen’ can grow from,” he added.
Middlebury, Ind.-based EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC announced today (Sept. 13) that Dymon Farrer has been appointed general manager of its Lifestyle Luxury RV Division. He will be responsible for manufacturing, sales and distribution of all Lifestyle Luxury RV brands, including the new Alfa Gold fifth-wheel, and the EverGreen Bay Hill and Tesla fifth-wheel brands.
According to a press release, Farrer brings over 20 years of RV industry management and sales experience, having worked for some of several high-profile towable builders including Keystone RV Co., SunnyBrook RV and Dutchmen Manufacturing Inc. Prior to his experience in the RV industry Farrer worked in the financial and banking industry in Chicago.
“Dymon and I have a business relationship that spans more than 15 years in the RV industry,” said EverGreen President and COO Mark Boessler. “We are excited to have him as key member of the EverGreen team.”
Farrer graduated from Carthage College in Kenosha, Wis., with a bachelor’s in business management and marketing. He is a graduate of Concord High School in Elkhart where he currently resides.
In the year-and-a-half since EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC launched its Lifestyle Luxury RV division, the high-end fifth-wheel builder has continued to grow sales and market share.
According to a report by the Elkhart Truth, more than 40% of the units have sold, it’s received recognition from RV trade publications and, following the demise of Carriage RV, the National Carriage Travel Club switched allegiance to Lifestyle.
“These are phenomenal total retail numbers for the sale of a single branded product from just 18 months of its launch,” said Dymon Farrer, general manager of Lifestyle Luxury RV, in a press release.
Last December, Lifestyle was recognized at the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) trade show in Louisville, Ky., with awards from industry publications RV Business and RV Pro. That recognition led to a growing dealership network, according to the company.
La Mesa RV, with a dozen dealerships in four states, reported great success with the brand.
“Lifestyle is doing well,” said Jason Kimbrell, head of towable sales for LaMesa. “Certain categories have exceeded expectations. I don’t think anyone thought there was the market for high-end fifth-wheels like the Lifestyle.”
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Middlebury, Ind.-based EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC has launched a new toyhauler travel trailer with its 2014 Amped series.
According to a press release, five new Amped floorplans ranging from 22 to 32 feet feature EverGreen’s exclusive Z-Frame Technology that results in a step-up forward bedroom to allow under-floor storage found only in large fifth-wheels. In addition to basement storage up front, the innovative frame on the new Amped toyhauler is set above the axles eliminating cumbersome wheel wells inside the payload area. This allows increased, wall-to-wall loading space for ATVs, side-by-sides and motorcycles without awkward wheel wells.
The new Amped toyhauler also features a standard eight-foot beavertail ramp, 3,000-pound capacity ramp door and EverGreen’s exclusive impact-resistant, vacuum-laminated ComposiTek interior walls.
“EverGreen has established a tradition of producing game-changing recreational vehicles, value-packed with all the equipment our customers request, and the new Amped toyhauler is just that,” said the company’s President and COO, Mark Boessler. “The Amped travel trailer is designed with higher clearance to handle the rough terrain motor sports demand, yet allows for more storage and equipment than any other toyhauler in its class.”
Features of Z-frame technology include:
• Z-Frame Technology allows for huge trunk space and pass-through basement storage. In addition, the raised bedroom has more storage under the queen-sized bed and in two large wardrobes with drawers. Large storage doors drop down for easy loading and close with slam latches. Z-Frame technology provides additional space for a standard 4,000-watt Onan generator and a lockable, large 4-battery capacity power compartment without compromising living space.
• The Amped is ramped with standard beavertail. The standard beavertail on all Amped trailers makes loading and off-loading easier. Amped also has a full, eight-foot, 3,000-pound capacity ramp. A built-in toolbox is flush to the floor on all models. The entire floor of Amped toy haulers is engineered with marine grade plywood. D-ring tie downs are bolted to the frame.
• By eliminating interior wheel wells, the frame allows for more loaded weight. The Amped Z-Frame Technology results in the floor system set over the axles eliminating cumbersome wheel wells inside the payload area. This allows more room side-to-side for easier loading and unloading.
• Setting the frame over the axles provides higher ground clearance off road. Standard Equa-Flex suspension provides added stability and can adjust to the terrain. Standard 16-inch tires help improve the ride.
• Amped toy hauler interior walls are built with a tough Composite Inner Shell vacuum laminated to the EverGreen’s signature DuraLite Double Welded Aluminum structure. Composites in the interior walls resist moisture, rot and mildew. Vacuum lamination and one-piece composite walls are stiffer and have a white, gel-coated exterior finish.
Middlebury, Ind.-based EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC announced the addition of a new 340RK rear kitchen floorplan to its line of Bay Hill fifth-wheels, according to a press release.
Distinctive for its rear kitchen design featuring a full breakfast bar with raised seating, corner range with full commercial hood and a full-sized kitchen pantry with etched glass doors, the new 340RK is the perfect choice for couples and families who love to entertain from the kitchen.
The 340RK also offers pullout cabinet trays in the kitchen, all accented by the centerpiece bar with a rich Corian countertop. Nestled next to the kitchen is a dining table that seats four alongside a fireplace heater with an entertainment center above.
The distinctive interior design continues midcoach with an open, banister staircase leading to a private 36-inch hallway to the master bedroom and full bath. EverGreen said that the open staircase design “provides true, residential spaciousness to the living room.”
“Our newest Bay Hill rear kitchen floorplan has all the cooking and entertainment amenities for those families who always end up in the kitchen,” said EverGreen President Mark Boessler, noting the Bay Hill 340RK began shipping in June. ”We’ve tried to wrap up all the suggestions from our cooking customers who love to entertain in the new 340 rear kitchen.”
Dymon Farrer, general manager of the Lifestyle Luxury RV and EverGreen fifth-wheel divisions, added, ”From overstuffed theater seating that reclines, to a big recliner in the corner for grandpa, this is a real family oriented fifth-wheel.”
The new Bay Hill 340RK can sleep five easily with optional king bed, hide-a-bed and sleeper sofa. The massive, standard slideout master bedroom features a queen bed, 60-inch dresser, large wardrobe that is prepped for a washer and dryer, sliding glass master wardrobe and two corner shelves.
Atwood Mobile Products LLC’s on-demand water heater (ODWH) is now available as an option on towables built by EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC.
According to a press release, the Atwood ODWH uses energy only when hot water is demanded, which ties into EverGreen RV LLC’s focus on providing energy efficient and sustainable RVs. Atwood’s ODWH delivers class leading 50K Btu performance through its high output burners, which equates to nearly 30% more heating capacity. The Atwood ODWH also allows end users to enjoy a full flow of continuous hot water in varied climates.
“EverGreen’s emphasis on weight savings and energy efficiency coupled with their commitment to providing high quality products makes the Atwood ODWH a perfect fit,” said Bill Martin, director of OEM sales.
Middlebury, Ind.-based EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC reported that dealers of its new Bay Hill fifth-wheel are experiencing brisk sales as the product has been well received by consumers nationwide.
“Many of our dealers are experiencing quick turns and can’t keep the Bay Hill product on their lots,” said EverGreen President Mark Boessler in a press release. “Our new 295 rear lounge floorplan allows five adults to comfortably recline, relax and watch sports and movies. Like all our Bay Hill fifth-wheels, it’s priced competitively for a fully equipped luxury fifth-wheel.”
The streetside slideout in the rear lounge area of the Bay Hill 295RL features two, side-by-side, theater seat recliners next to a residential-style stainless steel double door refrigerator/freezer. The curbside slideout has a dinette table with chairs that seat two, and a corner-mounted entertainment center with sound system, big screen TV and fireplace heater. A 90-inch residential reclining sofa in the rear of the coach seats three comfortably.
The island kitchen configuration offers a double stainless steel sink, Corian countertops and an optional stainless dishwasher built into the island. As in the entire Bay Hill line, the kitchen is fully equipped with a power exhaust range hood with light, stainless three burner range with oven, stainless steel microwave oven and no-slam kitchen drawer guides.
The bathroom is located mid-coach with a privacy door separate from the master bedroom suite. The master bedroom suite has a slideout bed system that can accept an optional 74-inch by 80-inch king sized bed. The bedroom slideout frees up space for easy access to a 60-inch dresser, plenty of shelving and a large wardrobe with etched glass doors. An additional wardrobe is prepped for a stacked washer and dryer.
The EverGreen Bay Hill fifth-wheel line was introduced by EverGreen RV in late 2012 and is available in five floorplans ranging from 29 to 38 feet long. Additional floor plans are in the planning stages for introduction in late 2013.
For more information visit www.GoEverGreenRV.com.