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Gulf Stream’s ‘Couples’ Model Posts Brisk Sales

April 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Gulf Stream's Innsbruck 295SBW

Nappanee, Ind.-based Gulf Stream Coach Inc. reports that sales are brisk for a “couples-oriented” floorplan in the company’s Conquest and Innsbruck lightweight travel trailer lines.

According to a press release, the 29-foot 295SBW trailer weighs in at less than 6,800 pounds, making it “an easy, compliant tow, with a well-balanced corrosion-resistant powder-coated steel chassis.” The model is also equipped with a seamless roof.

Exterior walls of wood studs on 13-inch centers with thick batts of hand-cut fiberglass insulation are wrapped with heavy-gauge corrugated aluminum and anchored on top of the solid, durable floor with steel straps.  The floor deck is screwed and glued to joists on 13-inch centers, for a solid feel underfoot.

295SBW offers roomy living area

Inside, Gulf Stream designers have chosen tough but stylish easy-care fabrics and wall coverings while flooring is a popular cut-resistant high-performance wood-grain vinyl that makes campsite cleanups quick and easy.  Furnishings are generous and comfy and the cabinetry offers hand-finished solid wood cabinet doors and drawers with ball-bearing guides.

The 295SBW uses a double slideout reinforced with a 4-inch solid-steel header to create a main living area ideal for relaxing or casual entertaining. The bedroom suite features a floor-to-ceiling wardrobe with drawers in the hall, a walk-around queen bed, privacy door and an adjacent full bath with porcelain foot-flush toilet, linen closet and roomy corner shower.

Like other models in the Conquest and Innsbruck lines, the 295SBW comes with a two-year limited warranty on structure and key components.

For additional information about the 295SBW, contact General Manager Randy Baskerville at 574-773-7761, ext. 5176 or rbaskerville@gulfstreamcoach.com.

 

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Gulf Stream Debuts Lodge Series Travel Trailers

February 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Innsbruck Lodge Series trailer

Gulf Stream Coach Inc., Nappanee, Ind., is capitalizing on the accelerating growth in destination camping with the delivery of two top-end floorplans in its Innsbruck and Conquest lines to dealers heading into the spring selling season.

According to a press release, Innsbruck and Conquest, known for smaller, lightweight, high-value travel trailers, are offering Lodge Series floorplans that “give RV dealers an excellent way to profit from customers who want to enjoy long-term resort campground accommodations.”

“Our Lodge Series models offer spacious room sizes, residential-quality furnishings, and high-capacity comfort systems,” says Randy Baskerville, national sales manager for Innsbruck and Conquest. “With 8-foot ceilings, multiple sliderooms, premium hardwood cabinetry and state-of-the-art digital entertainment options, any one of our Lodge Series trailers can be the center of life for an active family for months at a time.”

Baskerville reports that interest in the destination series is growing, confirming reports from campground operators and RV dealers that more and more camping enthusiasts are parking in one spot for months at a time, enjoying the sights, scenery, amenities and relaxed atmosphere of campground.

Lodge Series offers generous room dimensions

The new Innsbruck Model 399DLS features generous room dimensions along with furnishings and fabrics that would fit well in any upscale home. The woodwork is refined with hardwood cabinet doors, glass door inserts, intricate moldings and appealing ways to add functional storage throughout the unit.

A lighted glass-door display cabinet is the focal point in the 399DLS living area. Over 6 feet tall, it is a fitting vacation home for heirloom collectibles and other family treasures.

The five Lodge Series floorplans, all in the 40-foot range, are tailored for families, with kid-friendly bunk rooms, big master suites with queen and king beds, panoramic windows, chef-worthy full-size kitchens and plenty of storage space. Baskerville noted that the units are sharply priced, accommodating families looking for quality and value.

Dealers interested in the Lodge Series trailers and the rest of the Innsbruck and Conquest product lines can contact Baskerville (rbaskerville@gulfstreamcoach.com; 574-289-8787 ext. 5176).

 

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Gulf Stream Reports Steady Traffic in Louisville

December 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Sales managers and executives of Nappanee, Ind.-based Gulf Stream Coach Inc. reported strong traffic and orders for its products at last week’s National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., according to a press release.

Steve Jacobs, national sales manager for the Streamlite and Gulf Breeze lightweight trailer brands, cited an all-time first-day sales record for the Louisville event. Jacobs saw particular interest in the new “Champagne Edition” floorplans that feature completely new appointments, a convenient desk with drawers inside and an aerodynamic full front fiberglass cap outside. “As we break new ground in our top-of-the line Champagne Series, the things we learn benefit our XLT and Sport trim levels, too,” Jacobs said.

Randy Baskerville, national sales manager for Gulf Stream’s Ameri-Lite, Conquest and Innsbruck travel trailers, noted, “We really have established a new standard for customer appeal in our Conquest and Innsbruck lines. Dealers had to be reminded they were looking at value-priced, entry-level merchandise.” He said that dealers also discovered an “exciting profit opportunity” in the all-new 259BH floorplan from the high-volume, quick-turn Ameri-Lite brand.

The company said that its Kingsport and TrailMaster travel trailers were also well received during the show. “We accomplished this by focusing on floorplan, eye appeal and price. Dealers left excited to have a conventional trailer with a story to sell,” Ryan said.

Gulf Stream Coach President Dan Shea summed up the success Gulf Stream enjoyed at the show, stating, “The display was a bustling hub of activity as dealers explored the alternatives we offer. Our family-focused independence resounds with a growing number of RV dealers across the U.S. and Canada. We’re helping those dealers build profitable businesses with large protected territories, strong parts and service support, and unique, high-value products.”

Dealers can get complete specifications and floor plan information for the 2012 complete Gulf Stream product lines by contacting Paul Campbell (phone 574-773-7761 x 5178; email pcampbell@gulfstreamcoach.com; or visit www.gulfstreamcoach.com.

 

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Gulf Stream Says Champagne Streamlite a Hit

September 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Streamlite 30DBS interior

Dealer response to the new Champagne Streamlite 30DBS travel trailer from Gulf Stream Coach Inc. was “excellent” during the recent Elkhart County RV Open House, according to a press release.

“Dealers told us our Champagne color option and full-profile fiberglass front cap were definitely among the most impressive introductions seen in Elkhart County,” said Streamlite National Sales Manager Steve Jacobs. “The 30DBS has established a new benchmark for high value and advanced styling that raises us above the competition.”

Dealers who stepped inside the 30DBS were also impressed with the enhancements made to the interior. “We’ve paid particular attention to the details in our new Streamlite trailers,” Jacobs explained. “By carefully coordinating colors, textures, counter surfaces and styling accents, we have achieved a warm, inviting look that’s comfortable yet sophisticated. Dealers have told us they are impressed with the number of high-line fifth wheel features we’ve incorporated at a value-oriented price point.”

According to Jacobs, growing numbers of seasoned campers who want the fuel-saving advantages of lightweight construction are considering the Streamlite brand. Based on their input and suggestions from Streamlite Dealers, product managers at Nappanee. Ind.-based Gulf Stream have refined the floorplans and standard features to fulfill the “wish lists” of experienced RVers, with the new Champagne exterior being one of the most popular requests.

“We haven’t forgotten that an attractive price is a key part of the equation,” added Jacobs, noting that Gulf Stream can bring products to market quickly and efficiently.

Dealers who would like additional information on the Streamlite 30DBS and the rest of the Streamlite product line contact Steve Jacobs (phone 574-773-7761, ext. 5146; email sjacobs@gulfstreamcoach.com.)

 

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Gulf Stream Rolling Out 2012 Streamlite Trailers

September 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Streamlite 30DBS with new full-profile fiberglass front cap and champagne exterior

Nappanee, Ind.-based Gulf Stream Coach Inc. announced the 2012 model year enhancements to its Streamlite brand of ultra-lightweight travel trailers that will make them “key attractions for current and prospective Gulf Stream dealers” during next week’s Elkhart County 4th Annual RV Open House.

“Our dealers are seeing more and more experienced RVers who want the luxury amenities they’ve come to expect in a stylish, lightweight unit,” said Streamlite National Sales Manager Steve Jacobs in a press release. “The 2012 model Streamlite is the ideal solution, with the strength, comfort and durability of laminated high-gloss sidewalls and the rock-solid construction Gulf Stream is known for, from the frame on up.”

Breakthrough ideas are also a part of the new Streamlite, including a full-profile front fiberglass cap with a shape that’s both stylish and functional, according to Gulf Stream. “It’s the result of direct input from customers,” Jacobs said. “While some manufacturers offer partial fiberglass caps in this price class, experienced RVers know that a full fiberglass cap will resist the elements better, clean up easier, provide improved aerodynamics and look much more appealing. We think the results speak for themselves.”

Inside, the new Streamlite makes a point of using fabrics, flooring, cabinetry, electronics and furnishings that offer campers the stylish functionality they expect. Outside, the Streamlite shows off a subtle and attractive exterior “champagne” color option.

Advanced lightweight materials enable Streamlite trailers to shed hundreds of pounds of tow weight compared to conventional trailers. That weight saving translates directly into improved fuel efficiency and lower fuel costs, a key factor driving retail purchase decisions. Lighter weights throughout the Streamlite line also represent profitable sales opportunities for dealers by enabling RV shoppers to consider bigger, better-equipped units, and by opening up the RV experience to millions of families that want to use their minivan or small SUV as a tow vehicle.

When all the advances offered in the 2012 Streamlite release are combined with its extremely attractive pricing, the new line is sure to be one of the high points of interest as dealers explore product offerings during next week’s Open House. For specifics on where to preview the new Streamlite line and other Gulf Stream Coach products during the event, dealers can contact Jacobs at 574-773-7761, ext. 5146, or sjacobs@gulfstreamcoach.com.

 

 

 

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Gulf Stream Hosting Casino Night at Open House

August 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Gulf Stream Coach Inc. today (Aug. 17) announced that the Nappanee, Ind.-based company is inviting dealers participating in the Sept. 19-23 Elkhart Open House to a casino night party.

According to a press release, the event will take place Sept. 19 from 6-10 p.m. – with happy hour starting at 4 p.m. – at the Shea Pavillion on Gulf Stream’s Nappanee campus where more than 45 towables will be on display.

Chef Stanley, a fixture at Gulf Stream dealer events, will be serving his “world renowned” steak, shrimp and egg roll buffet while attendees can watch the Rams vs. Giants NFL game on big screen televisions.

Gulf Stream said it is concentrating on “strengthening its product lines and enhancing what’s working so well, with floorplan improvements, new interior décor packages and other upgrades.” At the same time, it is “continuing to increase product value while reducing weight in its units.”

According to the release, the company “wanted to give all the dealers coming into town for the Elkhart event a chance to see their friends, relax, enjoy a fun evening and see the Gulf Stream products.”



 

 

 

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Gulf Stream’s Kingsport Set to Shine in Hershey

August 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Kingsport 265BHS floorplan

Gulf Stream Coach Inc. will be showcasing the top-selling floorplan in its popular Kingsport travel trailer line as part of the Nappanee, Ind.-based builder’s display at the upcoming Pennsylvania RV and Camping Show in Hershey.

According to a press release, one of the keys behind the floorplan’s longevity and sales success is that the Kingsport 265BHS gives “the customer the best value in the entry-level market without an entry-level look and feel.”

“Gulf Stream Coach is an extremely efficient manufacturer which allows us to put more into our coaches for less, so when a customer is looking for a bunk house with a huge living room slide and more pass-through storage than they’ll ever need, the answer is simple: The Kingsport 265BHS,” said Kingsport General Manager Sean Ryan.

“More features are just part of the Kingsport story,” Ryan added. “When customers step into the Kingsport they are surrounded by warmth and comfort. There’s a relaxed, casual feeling inside, thanks to the way the hardwood cabinets and fabrics complement each other. Our coaches just feel good to be in.”

Gulf Stream will be located in Space #533 at “America’s Largest RV Show,” set to run Sept. 12-18. For more information on the Kingsport brand, visit www.gulfstreamrvtrailers.com or contact Sean Ryan, National Sales Manager, at sryan@gulfstreamcoach.com.

 

 

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Gulf Stream Coach Hikes ‘Green’ Certification

April 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

imageGulf Stream Coach Inc.’s Visa, Gulf Breeze and Streamlite towables, originally Certified Green to the Silver level, have upgraded their certification level to the Gold level.

By making some adjustments in the categories of Resource Efficiency and Water Efficiency, these towables were able to improve their level of green performance, according to a news release from Elkhart, Ind.-based TRA Certification Inc.

The Visa towables incorporate LED exterior lights and use a lightweight composite material for the walls and cabinets. These changes improve fuel economy.

Look for the “Certified Green” labels on RVs to ensure a healthier and more sustainable product

. For more information on Gulf Stream’s Visa, Gulf Breeze & Streamlite towables, visit www.gulfstreamrvtrailers.com. For more information on green certification, visit www.tragreen.com or www.certifiedgreenrvs.com or contact Mandy Leazenby at (800) 398‐9282.

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Stoltzfus RV and Marine Adding Gulf Stream

April 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Gulf Stream Coach inc. logoStoltzfus RV and Marine, a 44-year-old West Chester, Pa., dealership, will carry Innsbruck, Ameri-Lite and Visa travel trailers and fifth-wheels made by Gulf Stream Coach Inc.

“These new products will stand tall against the competition and have the design and interior features to be extremely competitive. The newly designed Visa product is full of innovations, light weight and cannot be shopped.” Earl Stolzfus, owner of Stoltzfus RV and Marine, stated in a news release.

Aerial view of Stoltzfus RV and Marine

Aerial view of Stoltzfus RV and Marine

According to Randy Baskerville, national sales manager of Gulf Stream Coach, the Innsbruck and Ameri-Lite division has opened 15 new dealers since the beginning of 2011.

For more information, contact Gulf Stream Coach at (800) 289-8787 or visit www.gulfstreamrvtrailers.com.

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Gulf Stream is TRA-Certified Green Builder

January 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Gulf Stream Coach Inc. has announced that select products are Green Certified by TRA Certification Inc., an internationally accredited certification organization, according to a Gulf Stream news release.

The certification is based on the following criteria: energy efficient lighting, energy conservation, water conservation, organic and recyclable products, operations and maintenance standards. This certification is another step in the company’s history of environmental consciousness and responsible material selection.

Nappanee, Ind.-based Gulf Stream has utilized green practices for years. It was the first RV company to earn the Indiana Governor’s Award for Excellence in Recycling. Because of these ongoing green practices, TRA certification was quickly obtained.

For more information, contact Gulf Stream Coach at (800) 289-8787.

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