Gulf Stream Adds Open House Display Sites

September 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Nappanee, Ind.-based Gulf Stream Coach Inc. announced Friday (Sept. 9) that it had dramatically expanded its activities during Elkhart County’s upcoming Open House Week. In addition to previously released information detailing the company’s planned program at its corporate campus, Gulf Stream also will showcase its products at two other display sites during the Sept. 19-23 dealer-oriented events.

The primary center of activity for Gulf Stream is their sprawling campus in Nappanee, where Gulf Stream is hosting a Monday Casino Night party that kicks off the “Elkhart Extravaganza” at the Gulf Stream Country Club Pavilion. More than 40 towable units will be available for dealer inspection on the golf course grounds adjacent to the Pavilion, Monday through Thursday.

“Our Nappanee facility offers the best-possible experience for visiting dealers, with a country club setting, acres of carefully landscaped grounds, nighttime lighting, the adjacent Pavilion/club house and plenty of parking,” said Dan Shea, president of Gulf Stream Coach.

“As attractive as our Nappanee location is, though, we want every dealer visiting Elkhart to see the exciting things that are happening at Gulf Stream Coach,” Shea continued. “To do that, we’re setting up ‘Camp Gulf Stream’ at the corner of County Road 6 East and Northland Drive to give dealers a taste of what we have to offer.  Our ‘camp’ will be convenient for dealers and prospects who are exploring the competitive offerings of various manufacturers.”

Gulf Stream will also be staging an additional fleet of units just minutes away from ‘Camp Gulf Stream’ to enable dealers to see the widest possible variety of products.  The company is offering a complimentary shuttle service to take dealers to and from their sites and those of other manufacturers.

Dealers who would like complete information about Gulf Stream Coach activities during Open House Week can request an agenda from their Gulf Stream Coach sales representative or by emailing

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Gulf Stream to Showcase Innsbruck in Hershey

August 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Gulf Stream Coach Inc.’s innovative 408TBS Innsbruck travel trailer will be prominently displayed in the Stoltzfus RV space (#513) during the Sept. 12-18 Pennsylvania RV and Camping Show in Hershey.

According to a press release, the floorplan features eight-foot interior ceilings, three generous slideouts, 1 1/2 half baths and residential refrigerator and furniture. The release states “the 408TBS is a breakthrough in value and design that captures all the fun and adventure of camping in a lodge-style trailer that’s spacious, comfortable and impeccably crafted.”

“It’s no wonder Stoltzfus RV chose the 408TBS to anchor the center aisle of their display,” said Randy Baskerville, national sales manager for Innsbruck. “It’s a top-selling floorplan that never fails to impress retail customers. Mom and Dad love the huge Master Suite; kids love their own bedroom, half bath and entertainment center; and the whole family loves the generous “Great Room” main living area, with its double-width slideout and full-scale family-friendly kitchen.”

Gulf Stream will also be showing new products and floorplans at its own have display space (#513) at the Hershey show. For more information on the Innsbruck brand, visit or contact Randy Baskerville, national sales manager, at


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Gulf Stream Enduramax Offers Refined Interior

August 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Gulf Stream's Enduramax toy hauler

Following an extremely successful introduction at last year’s Hershey Show, Gulf Stream Coach Inc.’s Enduramax toy hauler is responding to its growing customer base with a fresh new upscale interior décor.

According to a press release, while hard-core off-roaders love the rugged, go-anywhere, do-anything flexibility of the Enduramax design, prospective customers expressed interest in a bit more luxury and residential-level comfort in the décor.

That’s why Enduramax is back at the Sept. 12-18 43rd Annual Pennsylvania RV & Camping Show displaying how it has turned the toy hauler category that started as a boys-only domain into a family affair, with richer fabrics, upgraded cabinetry, family-friendly sleeping accommodation and top-of-the-line electronic entertainment options.

Hershey Show attendees will be able to see the newest example of the award-winning Enduramax floor plan 3912, which was featured on HGTV coverage during last year’s event. Also new are the sophisticated full-paint graphics.

Gulf Stream will be showing the new Enduramax along with other new products in Space #533 at “America’s Largest RV Show” in Hershey, Pa. For more information on the Enduramax brand, visit or contact Jerry Sell, national sales manager, at



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Gulf Stream to Show New Visa Line in Hershey

August 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Gulf Stream's Visa travel trailer

Nappanee, Ind.-based Gulf Stream Coach Inc. will be displaying 23 towable units as part of the upcoming 43rd Annual Pennsylvania RV & Camping Show in Hershey, including the company’s new eco-friendly Visa travel trailer line.

According to a press release, Gulf Stream will show 12 units at its own space (#533) and 11 other models in the Stoltzfus RV display (#513). The event, hosted by the Pennsylvani Recreation Vehicle and Camping Association(PRVCA), is set to run Sept. 12-18 with Industry Days on Sept. 12-13 and Public Days Sept. 14-18.

Gulf Stream reported that all Visa trailers boast green certification, meeting the standards developed by Elkhart, Ind.-based TRA Certification Inc. As stated in the release, Visa is a “preferred choice of eco-conscious campers who know that sophisticated composite construction and advanced materials can preserve natural resources and reduce fuel expenses.”

The newest Visa 17RWD floorplan is compact but comfy; light but solid; streamlined but spacious. Capable of being towed by most minivans and smaller SUVs, the new Visa delivers the “jump-in-and-go” kind of getaway camping so popular with young couples. A growing numbers of veteran RVers are also choosing Visa for quick, spontaneous trips.

For more information on the Visa brand, visit or contact Steve Jacobs, national sales manager, at


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Gulf Stream Offers Woman’s Touch in Interiors

August 5, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Pictured (L-R): Designer Lynn Donat, Jim Schmucker, sales manager for Yellowstone RV and Ken Geljack, general manager, Yellowstone RV. Yellowstone is a Gulf Stream Coach affiliate that is concentrating on mid- to high-end fifth wheels.

Gulf Stream Coach has relied on the skills of two female designers, Lynn Donat and Kathy Miller, to create interiors that are comfortable and attractive in the Nappanee, Ind.-based company’s towable offerings.

According to a press release, Donat and Miller are behind the upholstery, bedding, flooring, window treatments and colors chosen for every Gulf Stream Coach products. Their efforts enable Gulf Stream trailers and fifth-wheels to reflect current residential design trends in the high-demand environment and limited spaces of recreational vehicles.

” ‘Homey but luxurious comfort’ is the look we’re striving for,” Miller and Donat said. “RV owners want a refuge that suggests a touch of luxury and elegance for themselves, their families and friends. We work to establish a seamless, uncluttered look with soft classic lines, radius corners, subtle fabrics and leathers, and traditional glazed wood cabinets.”

Earth tones and natural colors dominate the palette, according to the two designers. Sophisticated details like antique patina for metals, dimensional sink backsplashes, and beveled glass cabinet inserts enhance the appeal of soft fabrics and warm wood grains. Solid-surface countertops are high-demand options because they are both stylish and practical.

“RV owners want to enjoy a home-like atmosphere, but also expect rugged durability on the road and in camping environments. Our ‘luxury homes’ have to endure bumpy roads, extreme temperatures, wilderness campsites and active outdoor activities. Those facts of camping life enter into every design decision we make,” Donat said.

“Weight is another factor. We are constantly looking for fabrics, countertops and other materials that reduce the weight and improve the fuel mileage of our trailers,” Miller added. “At Gulf Stream, smart, eco-friendly, weight-saving materials are an integral part of the design process. Ease of care is yet another. People on camping vacations don’t want to spend extra time cleaning.”

The relatively small, multi-function interiors of travel trailers add unique factors to the design work, according to Miller. “We’re using design tools to establish separate living spaces, but the spaces have to work together too – all in just a few hundred square feet. RVers often entertain friends and family, so the main living space has to be inviting, comfortable and practical for guests. By contrast, bedrooms and children’s bunks are private refuges. Of course smart use of all available storage space throughout the RV helps keep the living areas organized and uncluttered.”

“It’s unusual for all the design choices for a traditional home to be made in advance,” Donat added. “But due to the way trailers and fifth wheels are constructed, all design and décor elements are a part of the product delivered to the retail customer. The choices we offer in our décors have to appeal to many individual preferences. We work hard to accommodate the style sense of the widest possible range of owners.”



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Paul Campbell to Head Gulf Stream Marketing

July 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Paul Campbell

Phil Sarvari, executive vice president of Gulf Stream Coach Inc., announced today (July 25) the appointment of Paul Campbell as director of marketing.

According to a press release, Campbell has an extensive career in marketing, advertising, communications and public relations, having worked for a number of industry leaders in the RV, marine, automotive and aftermarket industries.

“We’re excited to have someone with Paul’s breadth of experience and strategic insight on our team, as we expand the products and services we provide to our valuable dealers and retail customers,” Sarvari said. “We’re convinced we have the RV industry’s leading combination of innovation, value, features, floorplans and quality. Paul’s job is to help us communicate that leadership to our dealers and the RV buying public.”

Campbell noted, “I’m proud to be in a position to help a company with the heritage, strength and enthusiasm of Gulf Stream as we enhance its leadership position and take advantage of growth opportunities in the RV industry.

Gulf Stream Coach, established in 1983 and based in Nappanee, Ind., produces a complete line of towable travel trailers and fifth-wheels that are sold throughout the U.S. and Canada. Brands include AmeriLite, Canyon Trail, Capri, Conquest, Enduramax, Gulf Breeze, Innsbruck, Kingsport, Sky, Streamlite, Track & Trail, Trailmaster, Visa By Gulf Stream and Yellowstone.

For more information, call (800) 298-8787, or visit


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Gulf Stream’s Kingsport Generates July Sales

July 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Interior of Gulf Stream's Kingsport

The Kingsport brand by Gulf Stream Coach Inc. is helping dealers “generate midsummer excitement and sales by providing best-ever pricing and consumer-pleasing free upgrades,” according to a press release.

“We’re giving dealers a special opportunity to offer their customers incredible values,” said Sean Ryan, Kingsport general manager. “Customers want to buy, but they want to see true value before they say ‘yes.’ Now our valued dealers can offer our most popular floorplan at a price that clearly delivers the best combination of quality and value in the industry – and we’re not “de-contenting” our unit. We put an incredible price on a fully-equipped coach then went over the top by adding a bike rack and a power front hitch jack.”

Ryan noted that all Kingsport products also offer a two-year warranty. “It’s just what the market needs as we turn RV shoppers into satisfied Kingsport owners,” he said.

Gulf Stream Coach, established in 1983 in Nappanee, Ind., produces a complete line of towables sold throughout the United States and Canada. In addition to the Kingsport brand, travel trailers and fifth-wheels are sold under the Ameri-Lite, Canyon Trail, Capri, Conquest, Enduramax, Gulf Breeze, Innsbruck, Sky, Streamlite, Track & Trail, Trailmaster, Visa By Gulf Stream and Yellowstone brands.

For more information, call (800) 298-8787 or visit



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Gulf Stream Rolls Out New Ameri Lite Trailers

July 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Ameri Lite travel trailer from Gulf Stream

Ameri Lite travel trailer from Gulf Stream

Nappanee, Ind.-based Gulf Stream Coach Inc. recently introduced five new models in its Ameri Lite “Super-lite” line of trailers, offering “many deluxe features found on higher-end units.”

According to a press release, the new models range from 14- to 19-feet in length and offer an optional fiberglass “sidewall” upgrade package that “enhances the appearance of the trailer while also adding durability and protection from road hazards.”

“The dealer response was outstanding,” says Randy Baskerville, national sales manager. “Gulf Stream is focused on reducing weight and increasing value. These new products even compete strongly with the used trailer market.”

Gulf Stream Coach, established in 1983, produces a complete line of travel trailers and fifth-wheels that are sold throughout the United States and Canada under the brands Ameri Lite, Canyon Trail, Capri, Conquest, Endurance Max, Gulf Breeze, Innsbruck, Kingsport, Sky, Track & Trail, Trailmaster, Visa by Gulf Stream and Yellowstone.

For more information, visit the company’s website at

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Gulf Stream Visa Generates Interest at RVDA

October 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Gulf Stream's Visa travel trailer

Gulf Stream's Visa travel trailer

Nappanee, Ind.-based Gulf Stream Coach reported tremendous dealer interest in its new Visa travel trailer on display during the recent 2010 RVDA RV Dealers International Convention/Expo in Las Vegas.

“The traffic was phenomenal,” said Steve Jacobs, Gulf Stream’s national sales manager, in a release. “We signed our first dealer on Tuesday night during the opening reception — I think that’s a first for Gulf Stream.  We even made arrangements for the dealer to take delivery of the display unit after the convention for his own personal use. Current dealers were delivering prospects over to our display and sharing their success stories with the Visa.”

According to Gulf Stream, the Visa travel trailer has expanded the options available for those who use small SUVs or minivans as their tow vehicle — they no longer have to accept the “oil can” travel trailer or a pop-up. Visa utilizes state-of-the-art eco-friendly materials inside and outside, producing a compact travel trailer with a total dry weight around 2700 pounds. The Visa offers 82-inch interior ceiling heights, walk-around island queen beds, large dry baths, oversized dinettes and bunk models.

For more information, contact Gulf Stream Coach, 503 South Oakland Avenue, Nappanee, IN 46550, (800) 289-8787, or visit

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Gulf Stream Towables Sales Surged 107%

May 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Gulf Stream Coach inc. logoGulf Stream Coach Inc. reported this week that  its towables division posted a year-over-year sales increase of 107% through April.

Brands included in these sales figures are: Prairie Schooner, Yellowstone, Canyon Trail, Mako, Kingsport, Trailmaster, Conquest, Innsbruck, Amerilite, Streamlite, Gulf Breeze, Emerald Bay, Visa, EnduraMax and Track & Trail.

The Nappanee, Ind.-based, privately owned RV manufacturer has already increased production 25% in May, and anticipates another 20% increase for June production to assist dealers in replenishing their inventory levels, according to a news release.

“We have seen a greater surge in February through April this year than in the past. The trend is phenomenal, particularly over the past few weeks,” said Steve Jacobs, national sales manager. Gulf Stream Towables Division has added many new dealers so far in 2010.

Gulf Stream Coach attributes it’s success to providing their customers with innovative products that are high quality and offer tremendous features for the money.

For more information, contact Gulf Stream Coach, 503 S. Oakland Ave., Nappanee, IN 46550, (800) 289-8787, or visit

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