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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Yellowstone RV Shows Three New Fiver Models

September 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Yellowstone "Rock Wall Entertainment Center"

Yellowstone RV, the fifth wheel affiliate of Nappanee, Ind.-based Gulf Stream Coach Inc., is using this week’s Elkhart County RV Open House to premier three new floorplans and a host of enhancements, improvements and new options. According to a press release, the new models were well received by dealers at the event.

The Canyon Trail mid-profile line added the 27FRET triple-slide floorplan, which features a unique “Rock Wall Entertainment Center” that spans the width of the unit with a rough-hewn rock style wall, 42-inch flat screen HD TV, electric fireplace heater, AM/FM/CD/DVD stereo system and windows that frame the view. The “Rock Wall” is flanked by a Hide-A-Bed Sofa on one side, and a sun-drenched Atrium Slide with an easy chair and free-standing dinette on the other.

Like other Canyon Trail models, the 27FRET kitchen offers multiple cabinets with hardwood doors and drawers, a residential size refrigerator, stainless double-bowl sink, range, microwave and oven. The master bedroom features a 60-inch by 80-inch mattress and an en suite master bath that includes a floor-to-ceiling linen closet.

On the exterior, the fifth-wheel offers a large insulated basement storage area with a hinged bulkhead wall and three-sided access, a dedicated compartment for two 30-pound LP tanks on the off door side, and a convenient docking station to manage on-board utilities. Like all Canyon Trail models, the 27FRET is built with 2-inch thick vacuum-bonded high-gloss walls and a welded six-sided aluminum frame that is easily outfitted for true four-season camping with the Yellowstone RV Extreme Weather Protection Package.

The full size RidgeLine fifth wheel line is displaying two floorplans for the Elkhart Show: the 38FLR Executive Edition, a lavishly equipped front-living room model, and the 34FRSI, which uses two huge slides to create a spacious rear living area focused on entertainment. Both showcase optional residential-quality dark redwood stained cabinetry and designer-approved optional solid surface countertops.

The front living room of the 38FLR is richly decorated and stylishly furnished, with facing leather sofas, a huge 60-inch flat screen LCD HD TV, multi-source stereo and wider mount electric fireplace heater with pencil tile hearth stone.

The kitchen and dining area features attractive cabinetry, a standard 12-cubic-foot stainless steel french-door refrigerator, convection microwave, range, oven and residential-size double bowl stainless sink with a pull-out sprayer faucet.

In the RidgeLine 34FRSI, the living area includes plush recliners facing the big-screen HD TV, as well as a hide-a-bed sofa and free-standing dinette.

The master bath included a stylish glass vessel sink and large shower while the adjacent master bedroom features plush fabrics, a spacious 4-drawer dresser and cedar-lined closet with tracery-framed mirrored doors.

RidgeLine is built with a dropped-framed chassis offering durability, including a welded six-sided aluminum frame, two inch thick walls with rigid foam and reflective foil insulation, high-gloss exteriors in Champagne gel-coat and fully enclosed underbellies with additional insulation in the basement to keep bath and bedroom floors especially warm.

For more information contact Mike Spencer, Yellowstone RV national sales manager at (574) 261-6903 or


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Gulf Stream Expands VISA Line for Open House

September 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Nappanee, Ind.-based Gulf Stream Coach Inc. will be debuting two new 23-foot floorplans in its VISA lightweight travel trailer line during next week’s Elkhart County RV Open House.

According to a press release, the new models are equipped with VISA’s aerodynamic roof that extends from the front frame to the rear bumper in a single piece of vacuum-bonded laminated fiberglass to reduce drag and eliminate leak-prone corners, seams and joints. Both models also use the unique VISA frame that provides a lower profile on the exterior while still offering a generous 82 inches of interior headroom for a spacious, open feel.

The 23RSD is a non-slide mobile suite with a roomy, easy-entry L-shaped dinette and convertible bunks. The 23BDS expands living space with an electric slide for its large U-shaped dinette and features a full-width rear bath that has the largest counter area of any VISA floorplan.

“Our dealers continue to rave about the retail performance of the VISA brand,” said Tim Dennig, national sales manager for Gulf Stream’s lightweight division. “Prospects drive hundreds of miles and line up at shows just to get a look inside – and they love what they see.”

Dennig reported that VISA has added more than two dozen new dealers in the past few months.

All VISA models feature European-inspired interior design and premium-quality appointments. New for 2013 are enlarged outside pass-through storage doors, a larger under-bed storage space, stylish new exterior graphics, an all-new palette of rich, durable fabrics, an optional bumper-mounted quick-connect gas grill and an optional power patio awning.

The new VISA floorplans will be on display September 17-20 in Gulf Stream’s Open House displays County Road 6 East and Northland Drive in Elkhart and at the company’s headquarters in Nappanee. For more information on VISA contact Denning at (800) 888-8917, ext. 5146 or e-mail


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Gulf Stream Adding Conquest, Innsbruck Model

September 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Gulf Stream Coach Inc. has added a new floorplan to its Conquest and Innsbruck travel trailer lines, set to debut during next week’s Elkhart County RV Open House.

According to a press release, the 277DDS is designed for active camping families, featuring two full-size bunks, a private master bedroom with residential solid-panel doors and a walk-around queen bed, and two family-friendly entry doors, including one that opens directly into the bath.

Gulf Stream said that the new floorplan is also “loaded with standards” as part of the company’s “high-content, high-value strategy.”

“When our dealers do a features and benefits walk-through with retail customers, they’re constantly saying, ‘it’s included,’” said Randy Baskerville, national sales manager for the brands. “That’s an incredibly powerful retail tool. Customers want value, without gimmicks or hidden costs. They want a travel trailer that doesn’t require a long list of extra-cost options to be livable, and the new 277DDS is a perfect example of that idea.”

He added, “Because we are an independent manufacturer, we have the flexibility to respond to direct input from our dealers and provide products and pricing that deliver stunning retail performance.”

The new Conquest and Innsbruck will be showcased in Gulf Stream’s display at County Road 6 East and Northland Drive in Elkhart and at the company’s headquarters in Nappanee, Ind. For more information contact Randy Baskerville at (574) 320-2630 or


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Gulf Stream to Debut Bath Slide at Open House

September 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Nappanee, Ind.-based Gulf Stream Coach Inc. has introduced an innovative bath slide in its Gulf Breeze and Streamlite travel trailer brands, according to a press release.

“The new bath slide from Gulf Stream adds significant floor area, storage, counter space and convenience to the baths of several new Gulf Breeze and StreamLite Floor Plans,” says Tim Dennig, national sales manager for the Gulf Stream’s lightweight division.  “Our dealers told us their customers would appreciate a bigger bath, but didn’t want us to compromise the rest of the living area of floorplans they love. When the bathroom wall moves out, owners get a bath that has plenty of elbow-room for full-size adults.”

He added, “The bigger bath can double as a changing room, plus there’s room for a big linen cabinet, four times as much counter space, and at least double the under-counter storage of many traditional RV baths.”

Gulf Stream will debut the bath slide in its Gulf Breeze and Streamlite floorplans Sept. 17-20 as part of the upcoming Elkhart County RV Open House. The company will be hosting displays at the corner of County Road 6 East and Northland Drive in Elkhart and at the Gulf Stream facility in Nappanee.

For more information about the new bath slide contactDennig at (800) 888-8917, ext. 5146 or e-mail


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Yellowstone Rolls Out Triple-Slide Canyon Trail

September 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Yellowstone 'Rock Wall Entertainment Center'

Yellowstone RV, a division of Nappanee, Ind.-based Gulf Stream Coach Inc., has introduced a new triple-slide Canyon Trail fifth-wheel featuring a full-height “Rock Wall Entertainment Center” and full-view atrium windows. According to a press release, the new Canyon Trail XLT 27FRET will be showcased in the company’s displays at the corner of CR 6 East and Northland Drive in Elkhart and the Gulf Stream Country Club in Nappanee during the Sept. 18-21 Elkhart County RV Open House.

The 27-footer is aggressively priced and offers towing ease, weighing around 8,900 pounds and equipped with with Canyon Trail’s short-bed front cap and pin box design.

“Camping couples with a short bed truck can benefit from all the technology and design innovations we’ve pioneered at Yellowstone RV in a unit that’s particularly easy to own and operate,” said Yellowstone RV National Sales Manager Mike Spencer. “The 27FRET is the perfect platform for our stunning Bayridge Maple or optional Dark Cherry hardwood cabinetry. The full-view Atrium windows flood the free-standing dinette table that slides and swivels, a full size leather recliner, a hide-a-bed sofa with reversible cushions and a brand new “Rock Wall’ entertainment center that showcases a 32-inch to 42-inch flat screen HDTV and optional electric fireplace.”

Spencer said that Yellowstone’s exclusive XLT chassis provides sliderooms with 6-foot 2-inch ceiling height and 1/4-inch thick steel headers. The master suite has a standard wardrobe slideout and plenty of walk-around space for the full 60-inch by 80-inch queen bed. The full-size residential kitchen offers optional solid surface countertops while the deluxe bath features a full-height linen closet.

Construction quality includes 2-inch laminated “champagne” high-gloss fiberglass walls and a six-sided welded aluminum frame. Yellowstone also offers an “Extreme Weather Protection Package” that uses fiberglass, rigid block foam insulation, high-performance reflective thermal foil and key thermal breaks to provide true all-season camping comfort.

The New XLT chassis also features large basement storage capacity with a unique fold-down bulkhead wall, well-lit access to all utilities, a fiberglass front cap and pin box design to provide unmatched maneuverability with short bed trucks, and a low, wind-cheating profile for improved handling at highway speeds.




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Gulf Stream’s ‘Party’ Kicks Off RV Open House

August 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Gulf Stream Coach Inc. will be holding an “Opening Night Party” at its headquarters in Nappanee, Ind., on Sept. 17 in conjunction with Elkhart County RV Open House Week.

According to a press release, Gulf Stream is inviting “all dealers in the Elkhart area to the event,” to be held at the Gulf Stream Country Club located on the company’s manufacturing complex.

“Last year, our Casino Night attracted hundreds and this year we’re preparing for even more guests, with free golf, catch-and-release fishing, cocktails, dinner, great casino action in the Club House, informal carnival games in the Country Club parking lot and plenty of cash prizes,” commented Phil Sarvari, Gulf Stream Coach executive vice president. “Of course, dealers are in town to see what’s new and exciting and Gulf Stream will have everything they’re looking for on display at the party. That’s why we’re inviting all dealers and industry leaders to be a part of the festivities in Nappanee on Monday.”

Tuesday through Thursday Gulf Stream will support two extensive product displays – one on the Gulf Stream property in Nappanee and another at Northland Dr. and CR 6 in Elkhart. More carnival games, cookout food, cash prizes and discounts will be available at the displays.

“When dealers turn their attention to products, they will see that the list of new introductions at Gulf Stream Coach is broad and comprehensive,” Sarvari said. “We’re introducing new floorplans, new exterior graphics, new designer fabrics, the most exciting new retail features and the hottest new options across all Gulf Stream and Yellowstone RV product lines.

For a full schedule of all Gulf Stream Coach open house activities, contact a Gulf Stream Coach sales representative or email


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Gulf Stream’s Rear-Bath VISA Hits Hot Button

May 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

VISA travel trailer by Gulf Stream

Initial dealer reaction to the release of Gulf Stream Coach Inc.’s rear-bath 19RBS floorplan in its VISA travel trailer line has been enthusiastic, according to a press release.

“Our introduction of a rear-bath 19-footer has dealers lining up to get spots on the VISA production schedule,” said National Sales Manager Tim Dennig, pointing out that factory output has increased 25% to accommodate the demand for the aerodynamic super lightweight towable that has earned Certified “Green” status from TRA Certification Inc.

Dennig said that VISA sales have been particularly strong among veteran trailer campers. “Our new 19RBS fulfills the expectations of camping couples who are looking for a generous walk-around queen bed, complete galley kitchen and spacious bath that spans the full with of the trailer,” he said.

Built with an aerodynamic one-piece laminated fiberglass roof that sweeps from the front hitch to the back bumper, the VISA by Gulf Stream uses curved surfaces inside as well, making the living area more spacious and inviting. Designer fabrics, hardwoods and synthetic materials work together to create an interior equipped with a lengthy list of standard features.

“It’s the right combination of innovative design, top-quality construction, fuel efficiency and towing ease,” said Dennig.

For more information contact Dennig at 574-773-7761, ext. 5146 or email


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Yellowstone Bull Dog Tames Harsh Conditions

April 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Gulf Stream's Bull Dog travel trailer

Gulf Stream Coach Inc. affiliate Yellowstone RV, Nappanee Ind., announced the release of the Bull Dog line of “ruggedized” all-season travel trailers designed to provide secure, comfortable living accommodations for people who work in remote locations and extreme environments.

Initially developed for field workers in the oil drilling and pipeline construction industries, the Bull Dog serves as a work-ready outpost for anyone who needs housing that can be moved quickly and easily as job site locations change, according to a news release.

While Gulf Stream Coach continues to sell fleets of modified recreational travel trailers to oil workers and other mobile work crews, the new Bull Dog extends movable housing to work locations where no ordinary travel trailer would suffice. The expanded range of operation and purpose-driven design of the Bull Dog makes it an attractive solution for commercial rental fleets and international mining, drilling and construction firms.

“Our goal was to create a home base that field workers, contractors, engineers and project managers could count on whether they are prospecting for oil in Alberta or running a mining operation in the Pacific Northwest,” said Mike Spencer, national sales manager for Yellowstone RV.

Built on a 2-inch by 14-inch tubular steel frame and measuring just under 34 feet, the Bull Dog boasts two 100-pound LP tanks, two 35,000 BTU furnaces, two 110V baseboard heaters, a 13,500 BTU roof-mounted air conditioner, 93 gallons of fresh water, four 40-gallon waste water tanks, an 80-amp power converter and R-38 insulation in floor and ceiling.

Interior amenities include a 60-inch by 80-inch walk-around queen bed, huge banks of storage cabinets, a dry bath with tub/shower, a fully equipped kitchen, a jack-knife sofa and two flat screen TVs. Finishing out the interior is over 12 running feet of counter space that serves as a spacious, flexible workstation for computing, paperwork, gear repair and other on-the-job assignments.

The Bull Dog is currently available through selected dealers in the United States and Canada. For more information, contact Mike Spencer at Yellowstone RV (phone 574-773-7761 ext. 5158; email

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Gulf Stream Towables Key on Consumer Trends

April 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Gulf Stream's aerodynamic VISA trailer

Gulf Stream Coach Inc. reported that the Nappanee, Ind.-based builder’s towable offerings were resonating with consumers during the early round of shows.

“Figures from Statistical Surveys Inc. for the key indicator month of February show Gulf Stream retail sales up more than 29% over last year,” said Gulf Stream Executive Vice President Phil Sarvari in a press release. “We’re excited by the success of Gulf Stream Coach dealers at this year’s shows, and we are working hard to help our dealers take advantage of the trends that will extend the strong results of the season through the year.”

According to Gulf Stream, brands that were well received at RV shows and on dealer lots include:

• The VISA “super-lightweight” travel trailer, built with a distinctive one-piece laminated fiberglass roof that stretches in an aerodynamic arc from the front hitch to the rear bumper. The series provides the benefits of both advanced composites and handcrafted hardwoods while offering spacious, full-function floorplans.

• Gulf Stream’s new StreamLite/Gulf Breeze Champagne Series 30DBS, featuring a champagne-colored laminated exterior and high-gloss fiberglass front cap. Gulf Stream said that floorplans attracted the attention of both first-timers and veteran trailer campers.

Dark cherry cabinetry in Yellowstone's Canyon Trail

• Gulf Stream affiliate Yellowstone RV’s Canyon Trail fifth-wheels, set off by a cherry stained interior option, feature a variety of floorplans and chassis technologies, including the SB-1500 floorplan built specifically for half-ton crew-cab pickups with extra-short cargo beds.

Randy Baskerville, general manager for the lightweight Ameri-Lite trailer noted, “Our Ameri-Lite 14RBC can give young families years of unforgettable camping experiences in the great outdoors for less than the price of a back yard hot-tub. That’s exactly what people are looking for at RV shows – unforgettable experiences and true value.”

For additional information contact Paul Campbell, Gulf Stream director of marketing, at (574)-773-7761, ext 5178 or email at


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