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Luxury fifth-wheel builder DRV Luxury Suites is reporting strong growth with its top-of-the-line Elite Suites brand. According to a press release, orders for Elite Suites are up 33% compared to the same period in 2012.
“Retail customers have really taken to the product improvements we introduced at Louisville,” said Rocky Holman, product manager for the Howe, Ind.-based company.
With MSRPs reaching over $170,000, Elite Suites features standard MOR/ryde IS suspension, quartz countertops, Shaw vinyl wood plank flooring, ceramic tile backsplashes, stainless residential appliances and the high-end decorative lights.”
Holman noted that many luxury fifth-wheel builders fell victim to the recession as the market for high-end RVs evaporated. “DRV not only survived, but, thanks to our great dealer body and loyal customers, we emerged stronger than ever,” Holman said. “With Elite Suites, we’re poised to continue growing and meeting the needs of our customers. Knowing that our Elite Suites customers expect the best, we’re continuing to develop new ideas and floorplans to take their RVing experience to the next level.”
For more information on DRV’s Mobile Suites, Mobile Suites Estates, Elite Suites, or Tradition, visit http://www.drvsuites.com/index .
DRV is currently signing new dealers in open territories. For more information please contact the National Sales Manager, Kyle Miller, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 260-562-1075.
Smith, Kan.-based Peterson Industries Inc. said it has increased production of its line of luxury towables “in response to the news of Carriage Inc. closing and an influx of calls from Carriage dealers.”
According to a press release, Peterson is also offering “attractive Excel dealer packages,” and accepting a limited number of new dealers in select locations.
Bryan Tillett, President of Peterson Industries, reports that Excel RVs continue to attract buyers to dealer lots across the country. “We’ve survived this economy for a reason,” he said. “Our company is built on excellent value, outstanding construction, luxurious amenities, solid warranties, and sound money management. Excel owners are very loyal to our brand; further evidence that we meet and exceed customer expectations.”
Peterson Industries will showcase their line at the 49th National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., running Nov. 29-Dec. 1.
The Excel booth No. 5301 in the West Wing of the Expo Center will include:
• The top-of-the-line 2012 Limited, which is priced comparably to the Carriage Carri-Lite, and provides the ultimate in luxury and amenities.
• The 2012 Winslow fifth-wheel, priced comparably to the Carriage Cameo, sets the traveler up in affordable luxury, and is available in eight floorplans.
• The 2012 Winslow travel trailer provides 100 cubic feet of basement storage without sacrificing living space or luxury.