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EverGreen RV Redesigns ‘i-GO’ Trailer for 2015

August 28, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

 

New I-Go interior from EverGreen RV

New I-Go interior from EverGreen RV

The lightweight i-GO travel trailer from EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC has been redesigned for the 2015 model year, featuring a new high-gloss front cap, a variety of exterior graphics package choices and new interior layouts.

Already lightweight, the i-GO’s new aerodynamic front end allows for even easier towing by smaller vehicles, including sedans, small pickups and mid-sized SUVs. The smooth exterior combined with the narrower 8-foot width reduces drag for improved fuel economy while a distinctive array of new graphics packages accentuate the i-Go’s sleek exterior.

The i-Go is available in eight floorplans, giving the brand one of the greatest selections in the EverGreen family. Larger families will appreciate the bunkhouse models that can sleep up to eight adults comfortably, while models with bike lockers, added storage and outside kitchens will appeal to the most active families.

Inside, 42-inch deep slides house dinettes, opening up the living area for the feel of a full-sized camper. Some models also have a sofa in the slide for added seating and entertaining space. A new galley style kitchen is fully equipped with a microwave, three-burner range and double door refrigeratorall standard.

Other features include new window treatments, decorative window valences in the kitchen and living rooms that hide pull blinds when not in use, and a new entertainment center with radius sides and no sharp corners.

Built with the DuraLite six-sided double welded cage construction, the i-GO has a secure frame for durability. Underneath, the ducted, heated enclosed underbelly isolates electrical lines and mechanicals from dust, road grime and pests, while also helping to keep tanks from freezing.

The i-GO trailer also is equipped with a “one-of-a-kind” TPO roof, mechanically applied to prevent bubbles or lifting. It requires no maintenance or special dressings to save your family time and money, according to the company.

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Lifestyle Luxury RV Rolls Out Alfa Gold 3405RK

August 27, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Alfa Gold 3405RK fifth-wheel

Alfa Gold 3405RK fifth-wheel

The new Alfa Gold 3405RK fifth-wheel from Lifestyle Luxury RV accommodates “families who love to gather in the kitchen” with a spacious rear kitchen equipped with a large corner range hood, pantry and kitchen window. Luxury Lifestyle RV is a division of Middlebury, Ind.-based EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC.

“We wanted to give full-timers a coach that was not only built to withstand year round travel, but also feels like home,” explained Dymon Farrer, general manager of Lifestyle Luxury RV, in a press release. “The 3405RK is a unique mix of residential function without losing luxury in the details.”

Other features of the gourmet kitchen include:

• Pantry with etched glass door, frosted glass and an intricate design provides additional kitchen storage.

• Bronze range hood.

• Solid wood cabinetry is more durable and designed for year round use.

• Corian countertops are attractive while also holding up to everyday use.

• Eat-in bar is opposite the stainless steel sink with gooseneck faucet. Two upholstered bar stools are the perfect seat for eating breakfast or lounging.

• Stainless steel appliances are easy to clean and have a custom kitchen look. Standard appliances include a 12-cubic foot refrigerator, three-burner range with oven and built-in microwave.

The spacious interior of the 3405RK offers a raised roofline and dual slideouts in the living and kitchen areas along with a wide-body configuration. Large windows in the extra tall slides allow more natural light, adding to the open concept.

The reclining sofa with pullout bed is housed in the slide opposite the dining area and kitchen slide, making it a great place to lounge. Every seat in the house is optimal for watching the LED TV in the built-in entertainment center, which sits over a fireplace. The bathroom area features a large residential size shower.

Other upscale amenities include ceiling crown moldings and a staircase leading to the master bedroom. The wide-body design allows for a three-foot hallway between the living area and bedroom with enough space for an additional linen closet. The functionality of the large storage area in the finished pass-through, bedroom wardrobe and kitchen pantry, combined with the high-end decor make it a coach designed for full time use.

Each Alfa Gold fifth-wheel is built on a proprietary Titan Structure frame with double-stacked steel tube for structural integrity. The lightweight composite inner shell floor also adds to the strength of the unit without adding excess weight.

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EverGreen RV Rolls Out New Element Floorplan

August 26, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

EvreGreen's new 28RLSS Element trailer

EverGreen’s new 28RLSS Element trailer

EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC has introduced the 28RLSS floorplan in its Element travel trailer line, offering lighter weight and spread axles for easier towing, and an affordable price point.

According to a press release, the 28RLSS model features EverGreen’s signature vacuum bonded components with a DuraLite double-welded aluminum structure. Smooth, low-drag fiberglass caps contribute to the aerodynamics for easy towing and improved fuel economy. The clean look continues at the front and rear of the coach with automotive grade painted caps and diamond shield stone guard for protection and easy maintenance.

Other features include:

• Spread axle design for improved stability and straighter tracking.

• Equa-flex suspension absorbs road shock and reduces chucking for smooth towing with less transfer of vibration. 

• Automotive grade aluminum wheels and upgraded radial tires with nitrogen increase tire mileage and speed ratings. 

• Full, low drag fiberglass front caps improve gas mileage and give the Element a true automotive feel. 

• Barreled, ducted, laminated roof for better water runoff and increased airflow through the coach.

The 28RLSS is equipped with two entry doors and dual sliderooms. At the rear of the living area is an upholstered wrap-around sofa with storage underneath while full-pull curtains offer a residential feel. The dinette is situated in the slide opposite the kitchen to provide added seating without taking up valuable living space.

The kitchen is set off by Martha Stewart edition Corian countertops and an island that houses a full-size composite sink. The fully equipped kitchen area includes a three-burner range and oven, microwave, power exhaust range hood and refrigerator with wood grain.

“We know our buyers are looking for the unit with the best quality, most storage, and high-end features all with the smallest price tag,” said Element Product Manager Jeff Terhune. “The Element 28RLSS model offers buyers all the amenities and storage of a larger travel trailer while still allowing them the flexibility of using a small tow vehicle.”

Bathroom amenities include a 48-inch fiberglass shower with a skylight, pocket doors for additional storage, cabinets above the toilet and a linen closet.

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EverGreen Names Walczak Bay Hill, Tesla RSM

July 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Bryan Walczak

Bryan Walczak

EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC announced today (July 22) that Bryan Walczak will join the team of EverGreen Bay Hill and Tesla fifth-wheel regional sales managers.

According to a press release, Walczak will manage both the Bay Hill and Tesla brands on the Eastern Seaboard, establishing and managing dealer relationships. He plans to develop his territory through training programs and putting his 10-plus years of RV industry experience to work.

“EverGreen is in a strong growth mode,” said Walczak. “By focusing on important business relationships that larger companies usually overlook, they’ve built a reputation of innovative expansion. I have been overwhelmed with the professionalism I have experienced at all levels of the EverGreen organization and I plan to continue that on the Eastern Seaboard.”

Walczak has managed several brands that have received Dealer Satisfaction Index (DSI) awards from the RV Dealers Association (RVDA) and was awarded numerous dealer awards for his own outstanding service.

“Our regional sales team is built with the finest people in the RV industry,” said Dymon Farrer, general manager of the EverGreen fifth-wheel division. “Bryan is decorated in the RV industry, proving that he has experience and can get results. Adding him to our team is a commitment to our continued growth and success.”

Walczak graduated from Cedarville University with degrees in organizational communication and business.

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Tesla 3970 Combines Comfort With Durability

July 15, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Tesla T3970 interior

Tesla T3970 interior

Middlebury, Ind.-based EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC has introduced the new T3970 model in its Tesla series of toy hauler fifth-wheels, offering a host of high-end appointments ranging from residential-style floor-to-ceiling cabinetry to an upscale entertainment center.

According to a press release, the triple-axle T3970 combines elegance with EverGreen’s trademark durability, highlighted by a DuraLite double-welded aluminum frame in the walls and floor and outer walls built with EverGreen’s vacuum lamination process.

“We’re proud to offer consumers a fifth-wheel toy hauler that is such a great blend of luxury, toughness and versatility,” saidEverGreen President and COO Mark Boessler. “I applaud the combined work of our engineers, production and sales staff, who brought the T3970 to market. Tesla takes the luxury of home to the remote locations for motorsports enthusiasts”

Living area features include:

• Lighted pantry in kitchen.

• L-shaped sofa located between the front door and kitchen for watching the large TV in the entertainment center or gazing at the fireplace. Under the sofa is plenty of storage space.

• A residential-style vanity in the master bathroom, with open-faced drawers.

• A decorative, yet highly functional cabinet next to the entertainment center. Enclosed in the top of the cabinet is the control panel.

• An optional locker in the garage to store gear.

Like all the Tesla fifth-wheel toy haulers, the T3970 has a garage more than 12-feet long to accommodate “toys” like ATVs, motorcycles and snowmobiles. True to EverGreen’s policy, the model number reflects the actual box size of the T3970, listed at 39-plus feet. The overall length, when the fifth-wheel hitch and trailer A-frame are included, is 43-feet 6-inches.

The T3970′s sizable length and width dimensions, plus the interior height of 13-feet 1-inch, offer plenty of open space for relaxing, entertaining, cooking, dining and sleeping. The trailer is equipped with three slideout rooms, including a living room slide accommodating an 80-inch recliner sofa and a kitchen slideout that allows room for the L-shaped sofa.

The bedroom slideout is home to an 80-inch innerspring pillow top mattress while the garage converts to sleeping quarters with two sofa beds and a queen bed above. The sleeping arrangements are augmented in the middle by the living room’s recliner sofa.

Entertainment aficionados can choose T3970′s High Voltage Package, which offers Kicker 500-watt subwoofer, amplifier and “Get Amped” interior speakers, along with wireless remote control and several other options.

Standard equipment on the T3970 includes a heavy-duty, 8-foot-long ramp door rated at 3,000 pounds. Beavertail ramp is standard equipment among the other exterior features including a crown roof, LED lights, a door-side patio light, speakers, LCD TV bracket, and a high-gloss gel coat exterior with composite substrate. Finished and lighted pass-through storage compartments add to the great storage capacity found in various other places in this model.

Optional kitchen features include a double-door refrigerator/freezer, standard stainless steel three-burner range with oven and a power exhaust lighted range hood, stainless steel full-size sink with cover and a stainless steel microwave. The Live Wire Package upgrade offers Corian kitchen countertop and raised hardwood cherry cabinet doors.

The bathroom is equipped with a full tub and shower surround with hand sprayer, recessed vanity light and large medicine cabinet with mirror are standard.

Elsewhere, the interior of the T3970 exudes the rich look of a well-appointed home with solid wood doors, ceiling crown moldings and raised-panel interior passage doors. Padded, “no-crack” vinyl flooring runs throughout the Tesla with furnishings highlighted by residential-style upholstered furniture.

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EverGreen Allots $1M For New Service Center

June 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

                                                   EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC announced today (June 25) that it is dedicating over $1 million in assets to a new, 25,000 square-foot customer service and parts center situated on 20 acres in Middlebury, Ind.

According to a press release, the free-standing facility will offer parts, service and warranty software to better serve customers and dealers. EverGreen strategically located the center directly across from the Elkhart County/Middlebury KOA Campgrounds to accommodate customers receiving service.

EverGreen’s President and COO Mark Boessler stressed the importance of this new service facility and his company’s commitment to satisfied, loyal owners of the EverGreen and Lifestyle brands.

“Since our Chairman Kelly Rose and our CEO Mike Schoeffler founded EverGreen, our dedication to customer satisfaction and service has been a dominate trait in the DNA of our company,” he said. “Today, with the announcement of our plans for this service facility, and with the purchase of real estate ready for development, our founders have again shown their commitment to providing the best service and customer satisfaction in our industry. This kind of bricks and mortar dedication to customer service is another way we distinguish ourselves as the best in our industry. “

As one of the fastest growing RV companies in the towable RV segment for 2013, Boessler said the new facility and the parts and service fulfillment software to support it will be critical to solidifying loyal customers to the 11 EverGreen brands of travel trailers and fifth-wheels.

EverGreen’s $200,000 investment in the quality-driven customer service and parts software is a key factor in the success of the new EverGreen customer service and parts center.

“I am thrilled about the continued expansion of the EverGreen parts, service and warranty group,” stated Director of Warranty and Service Tony Chupp. “This newly acquired facility will further augment the existing service operations while enhancing the dealer service levels and the EverGreen retail ownership experience. This is truly an exciting time here at EverGreen with the pending release of the customized dealer portal software, the new facility purchase and the addition of key staff members within the group.”

The entire EverGreen manufacturing and business campus at its headquarters in Middlebury has grown to three manufacturing plants, along with corporate offices and the new service center encompassing over 305,000 square feet under roof on over 100 acres.

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Jim’s Camper Service to Sell EverGreen Lines

June 10, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Interior of Ever-Lite trailer

Interior of Ever-Lite trailer

EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC announced that Jim’s Camper Service will now carry several of the Middlebury, Ind.-based builder’s towable lines, including the Ever-Lite, Sun Valley, Ascend, and Lifestyle Luxury RV Alfa Gold brands.

According to a press release, Jim’s Camper Service has been at its Doon, Iowa, location since 1984 servicing RVs in the area for 30 years. Now, after three decades of building their reputation as a service shop, the company is entering the dealer arena with the select EverGreen brands.

“Being in the service industry for so long has allowed us to determine the quality brands,” said Jim’s Camper Service owner Jim Hoogendorn. “Because we’re just starting to carry new units we wanted to be sure we chose the best. We hand picked EverGreen because we didn’t want to put our name on a junk brand. These are quality products that are competitively priced.”

The Ever-Lite, Sun Valley and Ascend are all built with DuraLite double welded aluminum structure. The durable frame eliminates flexing and is not susceptible to rot like wood frames. The Alfa Gold is also built to last on a special Titan structure frame with double stacked steel tube. 

“It’s great to hear that a dealer is impressed by our product, but it’s even better to know that a service shop gave us their seal of approval,” stated EverGreen Vice President of Sales and Marketing Doug Lantz. “Adding Jim’s is beneficial because they know what quality products are and they aren’t willing to stand by anything less than that.”

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EverGreen Unveils Full-Sized Tesla Toy Hauler

May 30, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Interior of Tesla

Interior of Tesla T3950

EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC has entered the full-sized fifth-wheel toy hauler segment with the introduction of the Tesla  T3950. According to a press release, the new floorplan offers motorcycle, ATV and snowmobile enthusiasts the combination of a fully equipped, 12-foot garage adjacent to residential-style living quarters.

All Tesla fifth-wheels are full width and two of the three floor plans in the Tesla fifth-wheel toy hauler lineup, the T3950 and the T3970, measure just over 43 feet in length. A smaller Tesla, the T3212, comes in at an overall length of just under 38 feet. All three feature garage “toy” areas in excess of 12 feet.

Three slideout rooms in the T3950 provide the open feel of home. The living room area features a slideout with a 9-foot 3-inch recliner sleeper sofa and an opposing slide in the kitchen that opens up the living area to 10-feet, 6-inches wide.

“Our dealers asked us for the best product priced to sell with first class features and eye-catching design,” said EverGreen President and COO Mark Boessler. “We involved our entire engineering team in the process and they delivered. I am truly proud of the combined efforts of our engineering, production and sales staff who made it happen. These are special times at Team EverGreen and our products have great success with our dealer partners.”

Highlights of the  Tesla  T3950 include:

* A full 77-inch kitchen island with optional Corian.

* Countertops with accent lighting, two bar stools, full-sized stainless sink with gooseneck facet, under-counter storage and an optional island-mounted dishwasher.

A kitchen slideout that offers a standard 8 cubic-foot or an optional stainless 12 cubic-foot, double-door refrigerator/freezer, power exhaust range hood with light, stainless steel three burner range with oven, stainless steel microwave and pantry space.

* A half bathroom conveniently located right off the garage.

* An optional beverage refrigerator in the garage in addition to the optional full-size 12 cubic-foot, double-door refrigerator/freezer.

* An optional steel door locker in the garage for stowing all the gear fo

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Lloyd Bridges Traveland Carries Element Line

May 6, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Element 26RBSS Bathroom

Element 26RBSS Bathroom

Middlebury, Ind.-based EverGreen Recreationl Vehicles LLC announced that Lloyd Bridges Traveland Inc. has added the EverGreen Element to its line of travel trailers at its Chelsea, Mich. location.

According to a press release, Lloyd Bridges Traveland has remained a family owned business since 1966, giving them the title of “oldest dealership in Michigan” with 47 years of service.

“We’re excited to get the Element on our lot,” said Sales Manager Jeff Shumway. “EverGreen has made a name for itself in the RV industry and the Element is no different. There isn’t anything else out on the market like it and it has great appeal to buyers. EverGreen is known for thinking outside of the box and giving customers quality RVs while staying unique.”

The Element combines the features of larger travel trailers and ultra-lights. A seamless aerodynamic design allows for easy towing while large slides provide spacious interior space. Both models include upscale interior amenities, including Corian countertops and solid wood doors.

“Bringing Lloyd Bridges Traveland into our family of dealers will be beneficial for everyone,” said Vice President of Sales and Marketing Doug Lantz. “Their commitment to family and hometown ideals make this the perfect market for our Element. It’s a brand that is affordable yet filled with unique touches making it popular among families as well as couples.”

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Candido To Head Tesla, Bay Hill on West Coast

April 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Tony Candido

Tony Candido

Middlebury, Ind.-based towable builder EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC announced that West Coast Regional Sales Manager Lenny Candido will now head both the Tesla toy hauler and Bay Hill fifth-wheel brands on the West Coast.

EverGreen reported in a press release that Candido has successfully represented the Bay Hill line in Arizona, California, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, New Mexico, Montana and Utah for nearly two years.He will now oversee sales of both the Tesla and Bay Hill brands and plans to continue growing the dealer body on the West Coast and building dealer relations with current EverGreen dealers.

“It’s amazing having this opportunity to contribute to the success of the Tesla brand,” said Candido. “After being part of the team that grew the Bay Hill to one of the top 15 brands on the West Coast, I look forward to working toward the same success with the Tesla. The fact that the Tesla is the fastest growing EverGreen brand is definitely motivation to continue this success in my territory.”

“Lenny is a one-man sales force to be reckoned with,” said Dymon Farrer, general manager of EverGreen’s Lifestyle Luxury RV Division. “The initial launch of the Tesla was a huge success – it’s the fastest growing toy hauler on the West Coast. I can only believe that is due in large part to Lenny’s 24 years of experience on both the retail and wholesale sides of the RV industry.”

 

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