For the first time at any recreational vehicle show, consumers at the 2014 California RV Show in Pomona will have the opportunity to watch a 19-foot toy hauler travel trailer being built from the ground up.
According to a press release, the host Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) has asked Genesis Supreme RV, a toy hauler and trailer manufacturer located in Perris, Calif., to perform the on-site build.
“I want people to see for themselves how RVs are constructed because they most often only see the finished product,” said RVIA Western Show Director Tom Gaither.
Pablo Carmona, president of Genesis Supreme RV, will be part of the team building the trailer and also handling questions from show attendees. “We are very excited to let consumers see every detail of how we build a toy hauler trailer,” he said. “They should know how their trailer is built, so we will be there to show them.”
The staff at Genesis Supreme will be fully prepared by having all their materials and tools ready to begin construction. The task includes preparing the chassis, setting the flooring, installing the wiring and plumbing, followed by building all the cabinets, installing appliances, and then finishing up with the sidewalls and rooftop. Gaither will apply the final RVIA seal as the finishing touch.
The first stages of construction will take place on Oct. 10-12 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Assemblers will be prepping the chassis with flooring, and placing the electrical, installing the plumbing, appliances and cabinet building. On Oct. 15 the sidewalls and windows will be prepped for mounting.
On Oct.17-19 the sidewalls and overhead cabinets will be installed. A special walk-through for attendees will be held on Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to witness close-up the details of the build. On Sunday, the final graphics will be applied, the Genesis inspection team will approve the final build, and Gaither will apply the RVIA seal.
Genesis Supreme RV of Perris, Calif., announced the introduction of the Genesis Classic. The nostalgic travel trailer looks like a ’50s design from the outside with many of the needed amenities on the inside.
“I want people to enjoy their trailer while driving to a campground and then at the campsite, so I thought how fun it would be to design and build a trailer for families to create great memories like families did when I was growing up,” said Pablo Carmona, president and designer at Genesis Supreme RV. “We are now shipping the Classics to dealers and they are selling them as fast as they get them,” said Carmona in a written announcement.
The rounded style exterior of the Genesis Classic Trailer is available in Ivory White or Slate Gray with different accent colors. The Ivory White body has two optional accent color choices: Rockin’ Robin Blue, or Candy Apple Red. The Slate Gray body has three accent color choices: Canary Yellow, Mint Julip Green or Flamingo Pink. The exterior accent color is carried into the interior of the trailer.
The Genesis Classic may look small but the interior space has enough room for a queen size bed and an optional sleeping area to accommodate up to two more people. A full kitchen with a two-burner cooktop, a stainless-steel sink, a residential microwave and plenty of storage cabinets aim to make the RV feel like home. The classic style provides a higher ceiling than many traditional trailers, giving a spacious feel on the inside. Campers will enjoy using the retro awning, entering through a porthole exterior door, plus the appearance of the 14-inch wheels with the “moon” wheel covers while towing their trailer.
Three different floorplans available are: The Malibu and Palisades are 16-feet 6-inches in length. The Del Mar is 20-feet in length, making the Classic an ideal RV when finding a space at any campground. A fully loaded Malibu retails for $19,950, weighs less than 2,000 pounds and can be easily towed by almost any vehicle.
Currently the Genesis Classic is available at Toy Haulers Liquidators in Northern California, and Elite Motorsports Inc in Norco, Calif. For more information contact Genesis Supreme RV at 951-657-3500, or visit the website at www.GenesisSupremeRV.com
According to a press release, the home page at www.GenesisSupremeRV.com offers a quick overview of Genesis Supreme’s product lines. Interested dealers and consumers can navigate through the pages to see the various features and floorplans offered.
The easy-to-navigate design makes finding information simple while the “Dealers” page lists those participating RV retailers who sell the Genesis Supreme RVs. A “Specifications Chart” shows the full line of floorplans available.
Each product page features photos showing the exterior and interiors as well as the floorplans for the various RV products manufactured by Genesis Supreme RV.
Editor’s Note: The following is an RVBUSINESS.com feature authored by Julian Gothard of Examiner.com.
A new recreational vehicle-building startup in Southern California’s Moreno Valley – Genesis Supreme RV Inc. — promises to deliver a shot of adrenaline to the North American RV industry, according to Genesis President and CEO Pablo Carmona.
Carmona, whose resume includes stints at Thor Industries Inc., Pacific Coachworks Inc., Modtech and MVP RV, is operating out of a Perris, Calif., plant formerly occupied by Weekend Warrior Trailers – a now-defunct company that Carmona feels redefined the North American towable RV marketplace to an extent and that he hopes in some ways to emulate.
Carmona clearly believes that he and his new 48-employee company are up to the task. The builder produces Genesis XL travel trailers, Diablo toyhaulers, Ghost Rider toyhaulers and Ford E-350-based Supreme Class B van campers.
“I came from Mexico 28 years ago,” Carmona told RVBUSINESS.com in a telephone interview. “I worked in construction and then (entered) the RV industry in 1995. I started with Thor California as a production worker and then worked my way up to director of operations with 750 employees reporting to me at that time.”
In July 2008, Carmona and partners purchased Thor California Inc. and began producing travel trailers and motorhomes under the MVP RV Inc. banner. The management team, later supplemented by a Chinese entrepreneur, racked up a number of industry firsts, including the development of the world’s first all-electric Class A motorhome. In spite of such innovations, however, MVP folded in January, 2012.
Now that Carmona runs his own company he says he can incorporate all kinds of value-added innovations that he believes will win over dealers and RV buyers — the first step being the unveiling of a special edition Diablo toy hauler at the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) 61st Annual California RV show Oct. 11-20 at The Fairplex in Pomona.
“Right now is the perfect time to introduce my product,” said Carmona, who filed a trademark application for rights to the ‘Diablo’ name in April. “I am going to focus on Diablo in Pomona.”
Five 22-to-28-foot Diablo toy haulers will be on display in Pomona, ranging in price from $19,500 to $40,000, including a unit that has been specially outfitted for the show about which details will follow.
“I love to design. That’s my passion,” said Carmona, who plans on taking North American toy hauler customers to the next level by creating “a good quality and safe unit with a European look and American feel.”
He will be backed up in that effort by a seasoned management team that includes General Manager Michelle Treangen, Materials Manager Judy Kiel and Controller and Sales Manager Steve Hauser – all of whom cut their teeth at Southern California’s Fleetwood Enterprises Inc. Two of 44-year-old Carmona’s sons, Christian Eduardo and Pablo Jr., are also working with the company.
For more information visit www.GenesisSupremeRV.com or call (951) 657-3500, website.