Holiday Rambler Reintroduces Presidential Line

September 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Holiday Rambler will be showing an all-new Presidential luxury fifth-wheel to dealers at next week’s Elkhart County RV Open House in northern Indiana.

“This product is being brought back to market at the request of current owners and Holiday Rambler RV Owners Club members,” said Matt Buckman, director of sales for the Navistar RV Towable Division, in a press release. “In fact, we spent time at four club rallies this spring with existing owners going over every detail of what they wanted to see in their next Presidential. This is going to be the most consumer-driven luxury fifth-wheel on the market.”

The new Presidential boasts premium construction techniques, including thicker, better insulated sidewalls that are solid vacuum bonded from top to bottom with no metal skirting – just like a diesel pusher motorhome. A unique proprietary chassis design creates industry leading exterior storage, including another motorhome style feature – rear pass-thru storage.

The 40-footer on display will have the MOR-Ryde independent suspension with hydraulic disc brakes, automatic leveling, generator, frameless dual pane windows, and full-body paint. The interior features slideouts over eight feet tall, arched padded ceilings with recessed L.E.D. lighting, quartz countertops, a 6o-inch residential shower, dishwasher, stack washer/dryer and Lane brand residential furniture.

The Presidential will launch with four floorplans from 32 to 40 foot lengths. For additional information please call Andrea Ritsema at (574) 389-4037.


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Navistar Open House to Unveil New RVs, Plant

August 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Navistar RV’s towable division will host an open house Sept. 18-20 at its newly opened production facility at the corner of Nappanee St. and Hively in Elkhart, Ind., as part of the Elkhart County 4th Annual RV Open House Week.

According to a press release, the 200,000-square-foot facility is located at the site of the former Roadmaster Custom Chassis plant, and will allow for separate production lines for fifth-wheels along with laminated and stick-and-tin travel trailers.

In conjunction with the opening of the new plant, Navistar Towables will be introducing new, reengineered Trail Lite and Holiday Rambler products. Trail Lite products will be showing a completely refreshed look which includes Trek, a new lightweight family of towables targeted for the price-conscious consumer.

Holiday Rambler is reintroducing its flagship Presidential Luxury fifth-wheel during the event. Designed with the input of current owners, it features “a new chassis design, premium construction methodology and unsurpassed storage capabilities,” according to the company. In addition, the venerable Aluma-Lite will be enhancing its brand by adding market-driven floorplans and product features.

For additional information please call Andrea Ritsema at 574-389-4037.


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Holiday Rambler Aligns With Las Vegas Dealer

September 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Monaco RV LLC’s Holiday Rambler division has partnered with Las Vegas dealer Johnnie Walker RV’s to carry the builder’s motorhome lines.

According to a press release, the two companies share an impressive heritage as Holiday Rambler currently in its 58th year while Johnnie Walker is marking its 48th anniversary.

“Johnnie Walker RV fits our ideal criteria for a dealer to thrive in this competitive market. Quality people, friendly environment and first-rate customer service are the reasons for our selection of this fine organization,” said Scott Jacobson, national sales manager for Holiday Rambler.

West Walker, general manager of Johnnie Walker RV’s, noted, “With the addition of Michael Walker, we are now a fourth generation, family owned RV Dealer. My grandfather set the bar and we just kept doing the right thing for our customers.”

Johnnie Walker RV’s is a full service dealership, offering a service department staffed by factory-trained technicians. The dealership also has an extensive parts department and body shop.

“We now have three locations to serve locals and visitors to the Las Vegas area,” said West Walker. “Holiday Rambler motorhomes give us great floorplan options and value at each price point.”


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Holiday Rambler Adds Key Florida Dealership

March 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

RV World logoMonaco RV LLC announced that R.V. World of Nokomis as a new dealer partner carrying the Holiday Rambler brand of motorhomes.

Located at 2110 N. Tamiami Trail in Nokomis, Fla., the family owned and operated dealership was founded in 1977 and has grown to become one of the largest new and used RV dealerships in Southwest Florida, according to a news release.

“Our sales team looked at many manufacturers, and we choose the Holiday Rambler brand because of it offers more unique floorplans and models than other brands,” this according to Matt Gerzen, owner of RV World of Nokomis. “The Holiday Rambler brand has an extensive customer base along with a strong, iconic name in the industry. We are excited to offer the quality products of Holiday Rambler to its established loyal customer base, as well as introduce the Holiday Rambler brand to new RV customers.”

“Holiday Rambler and RV World of Nokomis are a perfect fit,” stated Scott Jacobson, national sales manager of Holiday Rambler. “Both have a rich, well-established history spanning many decades and the deep-rooted philosophy that customer always comes first. We are extremely happy to be joining forces with RV World to bring our mutual customer the very best in family friendly, affordable RV’s on the market.”

R.V. World of Nokomis is a full-service dealership, offering a 16-bay service department that employs RVIA/RVDA Certified technicians. The dealership also has an extensive Parts Department and Body Shop. For more information about R.V. World of Nokomis, visit or call (800) 262-2182.

For more information about Holiday Rambler products, visit or (800) 245-4778.


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Aluma-Lite: Class A Floorplan on a C Chassis

March 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Holiday Rambler 31SFD

Holiday Rambler 31SFD

Monaco RV LLC today (March 8) announced the debut of the new Holiday Rambler Aluma-Lite 31SFD Class C.

This small–in-stature model is a crossover of a Class C and Class A floorplan, according to a news release. The expansive 23-foot full wall slideout floorplan provides the roominess of a Class A layout by enormously enlarging the living, kitchen and bedroom space. The slide also provides a private bath, with dual private entrances through bedroom or hall, an option usually only found in Class A models.

“No other manufacturer is offering this type of crossover, with a Class A floorplan on a Class C chassis,” said Scott Jacobson, national sales manager for Holiday Rambler. “The Aluma-Lite 31SFD is part of Holiday Rambler’s new direction, as we develop floorplans with more functional spaces in smaller, less expensive models.”

The family friendly, easy to maneuver Holiday Rambler Aluma-Lite 31SFD is built on the Ford E-Series Chassis with E450 engine. For improved fuel economy, the Aluma-Lite front cap is aerodynamically designed to reduce wind turbulence and drag. The battery access is built into the entryway for easy maintenance, along with a 5,000-pound hitch for towing.

Along with the large slideout, the Aluma-Lite 31SFD is also built with large size features. A king-size 51-gallon fresh water tank allows for extended camping capabilities, a critical component with today’s RVers. The extra-large exterior bay stores all equipment in a central, convenient location. Entry into the Aluma-Lite is made easy with an extra-wide entrance door.

Inside, Class A-style features make the Aluma-Lite feel spacious. The full wall slideout allows for an expansive kitchen boasting a booth dinette with a pop-up 26-inch TV with lift in a dinette console, making it storable when not in use. MSRP: $86,993.

For more details on the Aluma-Lite Class C, along with information on Holiday Rambler’s full line of products, please visit


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Chesapeake RV Joins Holiday Rambler Network

February 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Exclusive Holiday Rambler motorized dealer

Exclusive Holiday Rambler motorized dealer

Monaco RVLLC announced Chesapeake RV Solutions as a new dealer partner carrying the Holiday Rambler brand of motorhomes.

Located at 3360 Battlefield Blvd. South, in Chesapeake, Va., the family owned and operated dealership will exclusively carry Holiday Rambler motorized products, according to a news release.

Chesapeake RV Solutions was founded by Tim and Jacqueline Loen in 2003. Tim, a retired Navy SEAL and Jacqueline, a former homemaker, had made camping trips a regular part of their yearly routine. They set out to open a business in which they could share their enjoyment of the camping lifestyle, and Chesapeake RV Solutions was born. Over the eight-year history, the dealership has gained constant growth.

“We have been searching for a high-end, quality motorhome manufacturer for years,” according to Tim Loen, owner of Chesapeake RV Solutions. “Monaco RV/Holiday Rambler was the perfect choice for us and is the only motorized manufacturer we carry. With its support from Navistar, Holiday Rambler has the most technology-based building process in the industry and offers the excellent MaxxForce engine with Advanced EGR, the most user-friendly solution.”

“We are delighted to partner with Chesapeake RV Solutions to provide their customers the opportunity to experience the legacy and bright future of the Holiday Rambler brand, along with the highest level of service before and after the sale,” says Scott Jacobson, national sales manager for Holiday Rambler. “Chesapeake RV Solutions has an impressive reputation in the industry and we look forward to a long, successful partnership ahead.”

Chesapeake RV Solutions is a full-service dealership, offering both service work employing RVDA Certified RV technician and an in-house and on-line parts department. For more information about Chesapeake RV Solutions, visit or call (866) 432-0222.

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Holiday Rambler Intros Aluma-Lite Class A

January 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Holiday Rambler Aluma-Lite Class A motorhome

Holiday Rambler Aluma-Lite Class A motorhome

Monaco RV LLC has reintroduced the Aluma-Lite nameplate with its new Holiday Rambler Class A gas motorhome.

According to a news release, the small, low-profile, aerodynamic coach is built on an 18,000-pound GVWR Ford Super Duty chassis powered by a 362-hp Triton V-10 engine. The 31SFS floorplan features a telescoping 7-foot 9-inch slide-out inside a 23-foot full-wall slide out. This allows for a large expandable L-shaped sofa behind the driver’s seat. Other amenities include a hide-a-way sofa/dinette table and slam-latch exterior baggage door. The Aluma-Lite measures 95 1/2 inches in width, with height of 11 feet.

“Although smaller in stature, the innovative slide-in-slide technology allows for as much floor space as larger motorhomes,” says Scott Jacobson, national sales manager for Holiday Rambler.” The Aluma-Lite also boasts expansive outside storage space. A king-size exterior pass-through storage at the rear of the coach features 115 cubic feet of exterior storage capacity. The Aluma-Lite is the ideal family-friendly, fuel efficient coach, with ample living and storage space to meet the needs of today’s RVing lifestyle.”

Two additional floorplans will be offered in the spring. MSRP starting at: $93,785.

For more information about Holiday Rambler products, visit

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Monaco Debuts ‘The Next Generation of RVs’

December 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Hoiiday Rambler Trip

Hoiiday Rambler Trip

Monaco RV LLC presented its “Next Generation of RV’s” at the 48th Annual RVIA Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., to a large and receptive crowd.

“The show was a tremendous success for our company, our dealer partners and the RV industry,”to Kay Toolson, president of Monaco RV, stated in a news release. “We received great feedback on our new products, our workmanship and the fresh, bold look of the new Monaco RV. I am very grateful to our employees and their unwavering commitment to providing the best products in the market. I also want to thank our dealer partners for their support and faith in Monaco RV.”

Toolson continued “We are so fortunate to be a part of Navistar, our 175-year old parent company, with the tremendous resources in design, testing and production it brings to our company. We are very excited about the new innovative products we will continue to bring out over the next several months.”

In addition to the display of nearly our entire lineup of RVs, the Navistar MaxxForce engine display explained the benefits of the new Advanced EGR system. This advanced system is the only no-hassle solution for complying with 2010 emissions regulations and does not require the additional equipment, fluids or add-ons necessary for the other option.

Monaco RV increased its distinction as the only manufacturer of fully integrated motorhomes with the launch of the all-new Holiday Rambler Trip before an enthusiastic audience of over 350 people. With the Monaco Vesta, the Holiday Rambler Trip is the second motorhome jointly developed by Monaco RV and Navistar. These products join Monaco RV’s family of motorhomes, unique in the RV market, where the engine, chassis and house are all specially developed by a single manufacturer.

Due to the success of these and many other new product offerings (such as the half-ton R-Vision Onyx and Silver Creek travel trailer, the Holiday Rambler Presidential fifth-wheel and the slide-in-slide Aluma-Lite Class A), production rates continue to increase in both Oregon and Indiana to meet demands, Toolson said.

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Gardner’s RV Carrying Holiday Rambler Line

November 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Monaco RV LLC has announced that  Gardner’s RV and Trailer Sales of Kalispell, Mont., as a new Holiday Rambler Dealer.

The Gardner’s have been doing business in the Flathead Valley since 1972 with vast experience in international transactions with Canada. according to a news release. The current RV dealership location opened in 1997, boasting the largest indoor RV showroom in Montana. Gardner’s carries a large inventory of new and used RVs, along with a factory authorized service department.

The eight-service bay facility is staffed with a technician per bay, including a bay dedicated to hitch and wiring. Gardner’s also has a newly remodeled and expanded parts and accessories store in house, along with an extensive on-line parts store.

“Gardner’s is a great dealership with an excellent record of customer service with a loyal, satisfied customer base,” according to Scott Jacobson, national sales manager for Holiday Rambler Motorized. “We are proud to partner with them and bring the Holiday Rambler brand to the state of Montana. Gardner’s RV, along with all our dealer partners, will continue to play a vital role in our future as we move the 57-year-old iconic Holiday Rambler brand forward, and solidify Holiday Rambler as a premier maker of family friendly, affordable RV’s for generations to come.” For more information about Gardner’s RV and Trailer Sales and their products and services, visit

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Monaco Debuting ‘The Next Generation’ RVs

November 22, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Monaco's new Vesta

Monaco's new Vesta

Monaco RV LLC has announced it will unveil “The Next Generation of RVs” at the National RV Trade Show, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, in Louisville Ky.

In partnership with Navistar and its 175 years of transportation expertise, Monaco will display in its products the adoption of the leading design strategies and production techniques from the transportation industry. This Next Generation of RVs from Monaco will elevate the RV experience for owners and dealers alike, according to a news release.

Products from all three Monaco RV brands, Monaco, Holiday Rambler and R-Vision, will be on display.

  • From the R-Vision brand will be the all-new half-ton towable Onyx fifth-wheel, along with the affordable SilverCreek and Onyx travel trailers. The iconic nameplate Presidential fifth-wheel returns for Holiday Rambler Towables, along with the new half-ton towable Aluma-Lite fifth-wheel and Ion travel trailer.
  • Holiday Rambler Motorized line of family-friendly affordable models will debut the all-new Aluma-Lite Class A, Aluma-Lite Class C and Vacationer to name a few. The Monaco brand will showcase the Vesta, the first fully vertically-integrated RV, where chassis, engine and house are all from the same manufacturer.
  • Also on display from the Monaco brand will be the new Platinum interior of the Knight Diesel motorhome and the redesigned Camelot motorhome.

The Product Reveal will take place at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 30 in Booth No. 3200, Monaco RV displays the “Next Generation RV from Holiday Rambler.” This never-before-seen product will redefine the Holiday Rambler brand for the future to come. Representatives will be on hand daily, conducting seminars on the Maxxforce Advanced EGR engines and its benefit as a no-hassle solution for meeting 2010 emissions requirements. This clean emissions alternative is proven effective and simple to maintain, while providing a low-cost of ownership, as no additive is required.

Food and refreshments will be offered throughout the three day show, along with special giveaway events. Dealers and industry professionals are encouraged to stop by and discover “The Next Generation of RVs” at Monaco RV.

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