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Gulf Stream Track & Trail Enjoying Strong Sales

March 10, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Interior of 26RTH Track & Trail toy hauler

Capitalizing on the healthy activity at this year’s round of retail RV shows, Gulf Stream Coach Inc. reported that several models are seeing strong sales, including its Track & Trail line of travel trailer toy haulers.

Available in 21- to 34-foot lengths, Gulf Stream said in a press release that the key selling points for Track & Trail are:

• Price point – The line offers retail prices almost any active, outdoor family can afford, according to the company, bringing more consumers into the toy hauler market.

• Ease of towing – With dry weights from 3,800 to 6,000 pounds, Track & Trail units can be towed behind 1/2-ton pickups and many other towing-equipped vehicles.

• Room for all kinds of toys – Many buyers admitted they might never roll a dirt bike up the ramp, planning instead to use the spacious Track & Trail garage for kayaks, gas grills, water toys, lounge chairs, and other bulky gear that makes camping affordable family fun.

• Multipurpose cargo space – Ideal for go-karting, flea-marketing, dog-showing, gold-prospecting, and virtually every other outdoor activity that combines outdoor gear and overnight accommodations.

• Solid design features – Track & Trailer offers an 8-foot ramp with 3,000-pound capacity and a full-width spring-assisted hinge; powder-coated steel generator tray; diamond-pattern rubber garage floor; and fold-up sofas and folding portable picnic table.

For more information contact National Sales Manager, Randy Baskerville at (574) 320-2630 or rbaskerville@gulfstreamcoach.com).

 

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Gulf Stream Debuts Rear Kitchen 25SBW Trailer

February 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

New 25SBW floorplan from Gulf Stream

Gulf Stream Coach Inc. has launched the new 25SBW floorplan in its Conquest/Innsbruck travel trailer line, featuring a rear kitchen design and upscale amenities normally found in larger, more expensive trailers.

According to a press release, the 25SBW borrows key design features of the best-selling Conquest/Innsbruck 295SBW. The floorplan offers a gourmet-friendly, full-width rear kitchen with extensive cabinetry, storage drawers, an L-shaped counter and double-door refrigerator. The main living space uses a deep slideout to provide room for a comfy sofa, dinette with under-seat storage, and a floor-to-ceiling entertainment center with a multi-function home theater sound system and connections for an optional LED HD TV.

“The rear kitchen design of the 25SBW is a retail champion in two ways,” said National Sales Manager Randy Baskerville. “It has immediate appeal when RV shoppers find it on dealers’ lots, with its high-quality cabinetry and spacious sunlit workspace. But more than that, RVers soon realize how practical and convenient it is on the campsite, enabling everyone to share the casual camping lifestyle without making the cook stand in the middle of the main living area.”

In spite of its compact size, the 30-foot 25SBW gives owners a true master bedroom with a solid panel privacy door, a walk-around queen bed with under-bed storage, mirrored shirt closet, wardrobe, and overhead cabinets.  A mounting point and wiring for a wall-mount flat screen TV is also included.

Gulfstream also designed an en suite bath with two entry doors – one from the main living area hall, the other from a private door in the master bedroom.  A large corner shower with a solid-panel enclosure and shower door is featured in the bath.

With a dry weight under 5900 pounds and durable construction, the 25SBW is “a high-reward, high-value alternative for campers who like to travel light and easy,” noted Baskerville.

For information about the 25SBW contact Baskerville at (574) 320-2630 or  baskerville@gulfstreamcoach.com.

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Gulf Stream Seeing Strong Sales in Early Shows

January 23, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Mike Spencer shows one of Gulf Stream's new units

Gulf Stream Coach Inc. is reporting strong sales in the early round of 2014 RV consumer shows, according to a press release.

Following last week’s Florida RV Show in Tampa, National Sales Manager Randy Baskerville noted, “Buyers were out in force at the show, looking at everything from our entry-level Ameri-Lite 14-foot travel trailers to Yellowstone RV 40-foot fifth-wheels. I’ve been coming to this show for 30 years, and in terms of buyer enthusiasm and sales, this is the best one ever.”

The report from the Ohio RV SuperShow in Cleveland was similarly enthusiastic, with double the retail sales of last year’s event. In fact, at venues stretching from Houston to Toronto, and from Lansing to Boston, Gulf Stream sales staff reported high traffic levels and increased show sales.

“We’re off to an incredible start to what we expect to be a stellar year,” said Gulf Stream President Dan Shea. “We dialed in our products at the Open House and the refinements have done extremely well at the retail shows. When RV shoppers consider our latest features and floor along with our 30-year history of quality, innovation and value, they realize Gulf Stream Coach has just what they are looking for. As a result of the increase in retail demand, we are currently working to increase production at all of our manufacturing facilities.”

For more information visit www.gulfstreamcoach.com.

 

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Gulf Stream to Launch 3-Slide Destination Trailer

November 14, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Kitchen area in Gulf Stream's 40DEN destination trailer

Nappanee, Ind.-based Gulf Stream Coach Inc. has introduced the new Conquest/Innsbruck 40DEN destination trailer, featuring a triple-slide floorplan that gives RVers a huge front kitchen, multipurpose “den” and his-and-hers master suite. According to a press release, Gulf Stream will debut the new “Lodge Series” model as part of the Dec. 3-5 National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky.

The 40DEN kitchen is set off by front bay windows along with spacious countertops and hardwood cabinets. A residential refrigerator/freezer is standard and a 24-inch oven is an available option.  The main living area includes a deep slide with a hide-a-bed sofa, entertainment center, luxurious wood blinds and sliding glass patio doors.

The multipurpose den provides connections and workspace for a computer, video games and flat-screen TV, as well as a hide-a-bed sofa for relaxing. When overnight guests arrive, the sofa and a fold-down bunk turn the den into a second bedroom, complete with its own wardrobe/closet. The rear master suite includes a king size bed, “en-suite” his ’n hers bath with glass-door corner shower, a private rear entrance, and a roomy wardrobe with vanity and TV hookups.

According to National Sales Manager Randy Baskerville, Conquest and Innsbruck dealers throughout the U.S. and Canada have seen remarkable growth in destination trailer sales in the past two years.

“We’ve expanded our offerings, we’ve updated our interiors, and we’ve shown vacationers and full-timers a combination of luxury, innovation, value and convenience that they simply can’t find anywhere else,” he said. “We expect our new 40DEN will fit right into the Lodge Series retail sales success story, with its multi-purpose den, spacious living area, and remarkably attractive MSRP.”

More information about the full Conquest/Innsbruck product line and all the Gulf Stream Coach events at the Louisville Show is available by contacting Randy Baskerville at 574-320-2630 or e-mail at rbaskerville@gulfstreamcoach.com

 

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Gulf Stream Sees Record Crowd at Open House

September 25, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Dealers view product at Gulf Stream's kickoff event in Nappanee (Photo by Mark Shephard)

Nappanee, Ind.-based Gulf Stream Coach Inc. announced today (Sept. 25) that attendance for its Elkhart County RV Open House events was up at least 35% over last year. According a press release, Gulf Stream saw record-setting crowds at its Monday night kickoff event in Nappanee, Ind., as well as the company’s product display in Elkhart.

Monday night, hundreds of dealers and prospects enjoyed Gulf Stream’s “world famous” steak, shrimp and egg roll buffet during the traditional kickoff Party at the Gulf Stream Country Club. Dealers took advantage of ideal weather to explore over 50 units on display under the lights outside the Country Club Pavilion, while live music, open bar, Monday Night Football, fishing, golf and casino action provided a festive and relaxing atmosphere throughout the event.

From Tuesday to Thursday at Gulf Stream’s exhibit on County Road 6, the builder presented its “biggest-ever display of new products.”

“Dealers saw one of the most aggressive product enhancements in Gulf Stream history,” said President Dan Shea, “and dealers have responded with remarkable enthusiasm to the changes and improvements. We showed over a dozen new floorplans, scores of décor upgrades and some true game-changing innovations. More and more dealers are realizing that Gulf Stream is product driven – and it is product that drives their retail sales. As a result, we’re writing more orders, signing more dealers, and encompassing more new territory by providing products with quality, value and innovation.”

Gulf Stream Coach was also prepared for the rains that hit on Thursday with an extensive indoor display.

“We knew that the September rains would show up during the Open House sooner or later,” commented Shea. “That’s why we took the bold step of creating an indoor display so dealers could park, explore products, relax, and enjoy lunch, all indoors, without having to endure the torrential record-setting rains on Thursday.”

 

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Whitehead to Lead Gulfstream Lightweight Unit

September 10, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Brad Whitehead

Gulf Stream Coach Inc., Nappanee, Ind., announced that Brad Whitehead has been named general manager for the builder’s lightweight towable division. According to a press release, Whitehead will be responsible for Vista Cruiser, Gulf Breeze, StreamLite and several other popular lightweight lines.

Whitehead, an industry veteran with over 20 years of experience, has an extensive towables background and has held leadership positions at several levels.

“Dan Shea has a clear vision for the future of this company,” said Whitehead. “He presented me with a great opportunity, and after spending 13 years with Gulf Stream early in my career, it feels like home.  We’re positioned to experience significant, sustained growth, primarily because of an ongoing process of overall improvement, particularly as it relates to our product offering.”

He added, “Product is king in this business, and every dealer that walks into one of our displays during Open House Week will quickly see that Gulf Stream is committed to winning the product battle in every towable segment.”

Gulf Stream towables will be displayed in two locations during Open House Week: Sept. 16 at the Traditional Kick-Off Party at the Margaret Ann Shea Pavilion located in Nappanee; and Sept, 17-19 at the Gulf Stream display located at the corner of Northland Drive and County Road 6 in Elkhart.

Whitehead will work out of the corporate facility in Nappanee and can be contacted by e-mail atbwhitehead@gulfstreamcoach.com, or by phone at (574) 773-7761, ext. 5181.

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Trailer Awarded to Gulf Stream Contest Winners

February 11, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Gulf Stream Coach Inc.’s year-long WIN RV Sweepstakes recently culminated at Stoltzfus RV in West Chester, Pa., where grand prize winners Don and Toni Fuller were presented with a brand new Gulf Stream Ameri-Lite travel.

Conducted with the help of participating Gulf Stream dealers across North America, the WIN RV promotion “elevated Gulf Stream products in the eyes of thousands of participants,” according to a press release. The Fullers’ winning entry was drawn at random from among the thousands received.

The Ameri-Lite 19RBC was transported to Stoltzfus RV where General Manager Joe Hendrickson and Gulf Stream Coach Regional Sales Manager Al Slabaugh passed the keys and title to the Fullers.

The couple, residents of of York, Pa., submitted their entry while shopping for a new travel trailer last spring. “We’ve always wanted a Gulf Stream, but we never dreamed we’d win one,” Toni said.

“We’re excited for the Fullers’ good fortune and we’re very pleased at the interest and enthusiasm our WIN RV Sweepstakes generated for Gulf Stream products and for Gulf Stream dealers,” Randy Baskerville, national sales manager for Ameri-Lite said. “Our sweepstakes brought thousands and thousands of potential customers and dealers together across the United States and Canada in a fun, exciting way.”

 

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Gulf Stream Ultra-Light Debuts Triple-Slide Unit

November 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Ultra-Light division of Gulf Stream Coach Inc. is introducing a new 35-foot triple-slide floorplan sporting a rear entertainment configuration, island kitchen and a bathroom/wardrobe slide – a first in the lightweight trailer sector, according to a press release.

The new 30RLK heralds a host of improvements and introductions for the Gulf Stream Ultra-Light division, including the design, weight, durability and environmental benefits of synthetic substrates used in the vacuum-bonded laminated fiberglass walls that characterize Gulf Breeze, StreamLite and VISA trailers.

Twelve units from the Ultra-Light division will be on display in the Gulf Stream Coach display at the RVIA Show (Space #2125), including several new floorplans like a new 21-foot Ultra Light at 2,800 featuring two island kitchen plans. Other amenities offered are an outdoor pantry under the awning, new interior fabric choices, a Bluetooth-enabled stereo sound system, new under-mount soapstone-style kitchen sink, new solid-surface countertops, enhanced bedroom storage and convenience items and a handy bumper-mounted grille.

 

 

 

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Gulf Stream Adds New Floorplan to Ameri-Lite

November 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Ameri-Lite Division of Gulf Stream Coach Inc. is leveraging the success of its top selling travel trailer, the 7 1/2-foot wide 21MB, to launch the new 218MB at the National RV Trade Show, Nov. 27-29 in Louisville, Ky.

Based on the 21MB floorplan, the 218MB extends the interior width to 8 feet, providing more living space, and pass-through storage along with added comfort, according to a press release. The lightweight 218MM will retail at $11,995.

Other improvements in the Ameri-Lite line include a new aerodynamically curved front wall, black accent trim, optional silver metal sidewalls, attractive new exterior graphics and upgraded solid wood cabinet doors and drawers.

Dealers can see the new 218MB and the rest of the Ameri-Lite advances at the Gulf Stream Coach display in the East Hall (Space #2125) at the Louisville Show.

 

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Gulf Stream Adding Kilgore’s to Dealer Network

October 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Nappanee, Ind.-based Gulf Stream Coach Inc. has added Kilgore’s Enterprises Inc. to its dealer network, according to a press release. Kilgore’s, based in Creston, Iowa, will represent the Canyon Trail, Innsbruck and Ameri-Lite towable brands.

“Kilgore’s will be a great addition to the Gulf Stream dealer network, serving the Creston and southern Des Moines market, and we are glad to welcome them into our family,” said Phil Sarvari, executive vice president for Gulf Stream, currently marking its 30th year.

In 1958, Kilgore’s started in the car business in Creston, and in 2006 entered into the RV business. The company expanded in 2007, adding a dedicated RV sales location in Creston.

“It is always good when we partner with a dealer like Kilgore’s that shares longevity, strong ties to community and dedication to their customers,” Sarvari added.

Kilgore’s will officially unveil the new Gulf Stream product lines at its Nov. 2-3 Fall Open House.

 

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