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DRV Residential Fivers to Roll Out in Louisville

November 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Four-season, luxury fifth-wheel builder DRV Luxury Suites will be rolling out new looks, features and industry-first floorplans and decors during the National RV Trade Show, Nov. 27-29 in Louisville, Ky.

According to a press release, DRV will be showcasing its “residential-style” fifth-wheel lineup that includes the Mobile Suites, Mobile Suites Estates, Elite Suites and Tradition brands.

“Dealers come to Louisville wondering what’s going to give them that ‘Oh, wow’ moment,” said Rocky Holman, product manager for the Howe, Ind.-based builder. “We’ve got the ‘Oh, wow’ for them all day long. Over the past couple of years there’s been a lot of talk about a void in the residential luxury fifth-wheel market. We had it covered then, and we’ve got it covered now.”

Holman said DRV will be introducing a host of new home-like features such as standard residential refrigerators, dishwashers, garbage disposals, Lane furniture, Shaw flooring, solid-surface and quartz countertops, and soft close drawers. Other amenities include real-tile backsplashes, 48- and 60-inch showers, integrated fender skirts, straight fiberglass roof lines and larger LED TVs.

The DRV/Cruiser RV display will be in Booth No. 5309 in the West Wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center. “We’re right next to Prime Time and across from Keystone and Open Range, so we know we’re in a great high traffic spot,” said Holman. “Dealers are going to be amazed at what they see.”

 

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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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LIFESTYLE to Roll Out New Fiver at Open House

September 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

LIFESTYLE RV's LS35SB floorplan

LIFESTYLE Luxury RV continues to grow its line of luxury fifth-wheel models, today (Sept. 13) announcing the addition of its newest floorplan, the LS35SB.

According to a press release, the LS35SB floorplan offers customers a depth of unique features, highlighted by an entertainment center with pullout desk and angled hallway entry featuring a side-bath and round-front shower.

“The LS35SB is an exciting new addition to our growing model lineup and makes available to fifth-wheel customers innovative design, luxurious amenities and ample space,” said Elliott Bond, national sales manager for Middlebury, Ind.-based LIFESTYLE, a division of EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC. “Our goal at LIFESTYLE Luxury RV continues to be bringing about a refreshed version of fifth-wheel luxury living, and the LS35SB is a clear and impressive next step for us as we work toward that goal.”

Other key features of the LS35SB floorplan include:

• Galley slideout with optional kitchen island.

• Full-size sofa in opposing slideout and two recliners in rear.

• Large linen closet in bedroom.

• Room for stackable washer/dryer.

• Optional fireplace.

The LS35SB floorplan, along with LIFESTYLE’s six other floorplans and nine total variations, will be shown during next week’s Elkhart County RV Open House as part of the company’s display at Executive Parkway and Reagan Court on the way to the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart. For more information visit www.LifestyleLRV.com.

 

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LIFESTYLE to Show Fiver Lines at Open House

September 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

New fifth-wheel from LIFESTYLE Luxury RV

LIFESTYLE Luxury RV, a division of Middlebury, Ind.-based EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC, will be showcasing its new line of upscale fifth-wheels at its first-ever dealer open house Sept. 18-20.

Running in conjunction with the Elkhart County RV Open House Week, LIFESTYLE will be showing product at its display area on Executive Parkway at the entrance to the RV/MH Hall of Fame, just north of the intersection of County Road 17 and County Road 6 in Elkhart. According to a press release, the exhibit will open at 8 a.m. each day.

LIFESTYLE will show all seven of its models at the open house, demonstrating to dealers how its 2013 lineup offers buyers in the fifth-wheel segment “the year-round comfort buyers are looking for, backed by innovative design, exclusive luxury features and unmatched structural integrity.”

“LIFESTYLE Luxury RV has come a long way in less than a year since we began with the goal of bringing about a refreshed version of fifth-wheel luxury living,” said Elliott Bond, national sales manager for LIFESTYLE Luxury RV. “We have made unprecedented progress in a short amount of time thanks to the hard work of this experienced team and the innovative luxury fifth-wheel products we are developing.

“We see the excitement in both consumers and dealers as we continue to bring new floorplans and features to market, and we are excited to clearly demonstrate to dealers the new opportunities available to them when they offer LIFESTYLE Luxury to their customers.”

Dealers will get an up close look at all seven floorplans – with nine variations – available for the 2013 model year, as well as a chance to interact with the company’s experienced leadership, design and engineering teams.

The Open House will also feature a hog roast on Sept. 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For additional information, visit www.LifestyleLRV.com.

 

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NuWa Not Taking ‘Build Orders’ After Sept. 15

August 16, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Editor’s Note: Venerable fifth-wheel builder NuWa Industries Inc. has posted the following letter on its website from CEO Michael Mitchell stating that the Chanute, Kan., builder will not be accepting “to build” orders for its HitchHiker series after Sept. 15 as sales are not supporting production costs. Mitchell said that NuWa, founded in 1969, would continue to sell new units and is considering using another company for “limited” manufacturing. In the letter, Mitchell indicated he was not sure whether the production shutdown would be permanent or temporary.

The number of “build” orders being taken by NuWa is not supporting efficiency of the production department. Rather than continue to fund and operate the production department at a loss, I have made the decision to “not” accept “to build” orders after Sept. 15. The intent is to complete orders “in house” by Christmas, as the winter months of January, February and March do not provide enough production activity to justify retaining production staff. Whether this termination of production is temporary or permanent, I do not yet know, but our experience so far is that we cannot generate enough new unit sales to support efficient or break-even production. This decision goes against management’s desire to retain jobs for our dedicated employees and our community, but shareholders cannot continue to fund the production inefficiencies.

NuWa is committed to and will continue to provide retail sales of new and used HitchHIkers and other high-end fifth-wheel brands. We continue to explore having limited HitchHiker models produced to our specifications by another high-end manufacturer. An inventory of 40-plus new HitchHikers is “in stock” at NuWa and affiliated dealers, and we feel our staff better meets the needs of full time and serious fifth-wheel RVers than do most dealers. We will continue to provide warranty and parts and hope to expand the service department, which is known for quality and value. Refurbishment of used HitchHikers will continue to provide exceptional used units to the marketplace and more emphasis will be placed on purchase and/or consignment of high-end fifth-wheels from customers, who wish to sell their trailer. But if you want a new HitchHiker built exactly to your specifications, that order needs to be in place quickly or we will respectfully not accept it. We will accept orders only as long as we feel they can be completed by Christmas or before, and our present lead time is running 12 weeks.

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LIFESTYLE Luxury RV Offers Online Brochure

August 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

With its product lineup continuing to grow with new options and innovations, Middlebury, Ind.-based LIFESTYLE Luxury RV has released its first full-lineup RV brochure.

According to a press release, the brochure is available as a full-color download to dealers and consumers immediately on its website at www.LifestyleLRV.com. It conveniently brings together all details of each of the high-end fifth-wheel builder’s nine floorplans, as well as all standards and options – including wood and décor choices – for each floorplan.

The brochure presents the full breadth of the growing LIFESTYLE lineup with more than 30 large, full-color professional photographs, and includes detailed construction diagrams, information on innovative and exclusive features like LIFESTYLE’s “Full Wall Slide Technology” and “Rear Pass-Through Storage.”

The release of its first product brochure is well timed for LIFESTYLE, as it prepares for participation in several high-profile events in the coming months. These include America’s Largest RV Show in Hershey, Pa., in mid-September, where LIFESTYLE will be located at booth 538; and its Dealer Open House in Elkhart, Ind., to be held September 18-20.

LIFESTYLE Luxury RV is a subsidiary of EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC. For more information visit www.LifestyleLRV.com.

 

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LIFESTYLE Debuts New Luxury Fiver Floorplan

July 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

LIFESTYLE's new LS34SB floorplan

Middlebury, Ind.-based LIFESTYLE Luxury RV continues to grow its line of luxury fifth-wheels, today (July 11) announcing the addition of its newest floorplan, the LS34SB.

According to a press release, the LS34SB floorplan offers a number of upscale features, including a kitchen layout designed for maximum functionality and a spacious living room that also has a full-feature desk.

“This new floorplan offers customers a wealth of amenities, luxury appointments and ample space,” said Elliott Bond, national sales manager for LIFESTYLE, a division of EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC. “The foundation of this floorplan is built upon the features we know are important to and desired by customers. As with the other luxury floorplans we’ve released thus far, it’s all about offering the marketplace an ideal combination of luxury and full-time livability in the best way possible.”

Other key features of the LS34SB floorplan include:

• Angled hall entry featuring side-bath and round front shower.

• Opposing flush-floor slideouts.

• Large walk-in front wardrobe with full-width hanging storage and shelving.

• Large linen closet in the bedroom and room for a stackable washer/dryer.

• Standard 21-foot exterior awning.

For more information visit www.LifestyleLRV.com.

 

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LIFESTYLE Debuts Full-Paint Option on Fivers

May 15, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Lifestyle fiver with full-body paint

Luxury fifth-wheel manufacturer LIFESTYLE Luxury RV, a division of EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC, unveiled details of its new exterior paint feature available for all models.

According to a press release, the full-paint option for LIFESTYLE Luxury RV models will include the following features:

• Automotive-grade quality for enhanced appearance and resiliency.

• Clear coating to help ensure durability.

• Baked-on finish for increased strength.

• 100% paint coverage with no vinyl graphics.

“This full-body paint feature ensures that the same quality of materials and construction we put into the interior of our RVs is available on the exterior as well,” said Elliott Bond, national sales manager for the Middlebury, Ind.-based company. “And, it’s another reason we are seeing so much excitement among both dealers and customers about our lineup of luxury fifth-wheel models.”

The full-body paint offers a luxurious and high-quality finish that is now available on all current LIFESTYLE models and is a strong counterpart to many of the lineup’s key innovative features that include: dual floor basement construction; double stacked box steel tube frame designed and built in-house; full-wall slide technology; self-cleaning slideout roof; and full-height front bedroom.

To learn more about all of the interior and exterior features available on both current LIFESTYLE Luxury RV models, visit www.LifestyleLRV.com.

 

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LIFESTYLE RV Sells 1st Fiver at B.C. RV Show

May 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

John and Diane Meeuwsen with their new fifth-wheel from LIFESTYLE luxury RV

Fifth-wheel builder LIFESTYLE Luxury RV, a subsidiary of EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC, announced its first retail sale of a production unit in North America today (May 2).

According to a press release, the sale of the first production coach, the LS37IK, from LIFESTYLE took place at Country Camping Leisure Products in Salmon Arm, B.C., as part of its Leisure Products Spring Show & Sale in mid-April. The LIFESTYLE unit sold just four days after arriving at the show.

“We are very excited about our first sale – it’s an important next step as our company continues to establish itself as the new luxury option in the fifth wheel market,” said Elliott Bond, national sales manager for the Middlebury, Ind.-based company. “We are equally excited with how quickly the first unit sold and are confident it points to the enthusiasm people have for new fifth-wheel options in this segment.”

The LS37IK offers customers in the fifth-wheel segment a range of high-quality features and amenities, including:

• Spacious island kitchen with double sink and Corian countertops.

• Quiet Performa-Cool A/C System.

• 6-foot, 6-inch slideout height in living room.

• Large entertainment center with a pull-out desk and storage.

• Full-height front bedroom.

• Large walk-in front wardrobe with full-width hanging storage and shelving.

• Two large linen closets in the bedroom with room for a stackable washer/dryer.

The first LIFESTYLE Luxury RV production unit was purchased by John and Diane Meeuwsen, who were impressed by the model’s spacious floorplan and quality details and amenities, according to the release.

“We’ve been excited about the development of LIFESTYLE here at Country Camping, and it’s clear that this same excitement is very much alive and growing among our customers, too,” said Craig Forsyth, sales manager at Country Camping. “In talking with the Meeuwsens, it was evident this model offers them exactly what they were looking for in a next-generation luxury fifth wheel RV. Once they learned more about LIFESTYLE and everything this model features, I think it was a pretty easy decision, and one they’re very excited about.”

The new 2013 LIFESTYLE floorplans and lists of features may be viewed online at www.LifestyleLRV.com.

 

 

 

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LIFESTYLE Rolls Out Fiver With Full-Wall Slide

April 19, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Floorplan for LS36FW fifth-wheel

Middlebury, Ind.-based luxury fifth-wheel builder LIFESTYLE Luxury RV, a division of EverGreen Recreational Vehicle LLC, has released details of its new full-wall slideout floorplan available immediately for the 2013 model year.

According to a press release, the floorplan offers a preview of “a unique and exclusive new product offering to the RV industry” from LIFESTYLE.

“Dealers and buyers alike have stressed their desire for more spacious living areas,” said Greg Kitson, lead design engineer. “In response, we’ve delivered a full-wall slideout, the LS36FW, that will provide the residential space full-timers are looking for.”

Other floorplan features for the model LS36FW include:

• Quiet Performa-Cool A/C System.

• Large entertainment center with pull-out desk.

• 6-foot, 6-inch slideout height in the living room.

• Large walk-in front wardrobe with full-width hanging storage and shelving.

• Additional double wardrobe with side-by-side washer/dryer option.

• Corian countertops.

• Full-height bedroom.

“As we continue to develop the LIFESTYLE lineup, we are listening to the wishes of our dealer partners and savvy RV customers,” said Elliott Bond, LIFESTYLE national sales manager. “We believe this type of responsiveness sets us apart in the industry.”

Construction features include a double-stacked steel tube frame, Bigfoot Hydraulic Leveling System, MOR/ryde Suspension, Owens Corning insulation, a 40,000 BTU furnace, Goodyear G-Range tires, rear exterior storage, frameless windows and a four-step entry.

“LIFESTYLE Luxury RV is quickly setting new standards for both quality and comfort in the luxury fifth-wheel segment of the RV market,” said Bond. “This is not just a great option for buyers, it is also a tremendous opportunity for dealerships looking to expand or improve their offerings in this area.”

The new 2013 LIFESTYLE floorplans and lists of features may be viewed online at www.LifestyleLRV.com.

 

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LIFESTYLE Luxury RV Unveils Floorplan Details

February 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

LIFESTYle 37IK3 floorplan

LIFESTYLE Luxury RV, a new high-end fifth-wheel manufacturer and a division of EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC, has released a detailed floorplan of its first model to be launched for the 2013 model year.

“We are excited to release the initial floorplan design of the luxury living and quality construction RV buyers can expect from LIFESTYLE,” said Greg Kitson, lead design engineer. “From the spacious island kitchen with Corian countertops, to the enormous residential-size shower, to the full-height bedroom with its impressive storage space — this is year-round living at its finest.”

Other floorplan features for the model (37IK3) Kitson noted include:

• Large entertainment center with pull-out desk.

• 6-foot, 6-inch slideout height in the living room

• Large walk-in front wardrobe with full-width hanging storage and shelving.

• Large linen closet in the bedroom and room for stackable washer/dryer.

“This outstanding floorplan design is the perfect complement to the overall high level of quality and construction LIFESTYLE offers the discriminating RV buyer,” said Elliott Bond, national sales manager for Middlebury, Ind.-based LIFESTYLE . “In fact, it was our dealer partners and customers who inspired and helped develop this product. They played a deep, personal role in developing this exciting new model and floorplan – they have their ideas, desires and needs built into it.”

“Along with superior livability,” added Bond, “our owners can count on top performance from features like the Bigfoot hydraulic leveling system, MOR/ryde suspension, Owens Corning insulation, a 40,000 BTU furnace, Goodyear G-Range tires, frameless windows and a four-step entry. LIFESTYLE Luxury RV is truly setting a new standard for this segment of the RV market.”

While the floorplan, model and LIFESTYLE brand may be new to the RV industry, the skills and experience behind them are not. Indeed, more than 95% of LIFESTYLE employees are former Carriage company employees, bringing with them their expertise and experience to LIFESTYLE.

The new LIFESTYLE floorplan and a list of standard features may be viewed online at www.LifestyleLRV.com.

 

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KZRV Designs Tri-Level Stone Ridge Fifth-Wheel

December 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

KZ's Stone Ridge 36UL with raised rear living area

Shipshewana, Ind.-based KZRV LP introduced the company’s first tri-level fifth-wheel in its Stone Ridge line during this week’s 49th Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky.

According to a press release, two floorplans – the 36UL and 36RK models – feature the traditional front-raised bedroom and lower middle section, but add a raised living room or kitchen and dining area in the rear that allows for super-sized basement storage space underneath.

“There’s never been anything like this in a KZ fifth-wheel,” stated Andy Baer, KZ’s vice president of sales and marketing. “With the Stone Ridge, customers can have towable RV basement storage as big as a motorhome’s.”

Baer said because the Stone Ridge market consists mostly of heavy users like snowbirds, that expanded storage will be a crucial selling point to those customers.

“We’re talking about people who use their RVs for at least half of the year,” he said. “These are affluent customers, retirees and couples who need motorhome-sized space for their belongings while still wanting the freedom of a tow vehicle to drive after they set up camp. They couldn’t easily have both before – but they can now.”

In addition to these groundbreaking new floorplans, the Stone Ridge line has been upgraded with several high-end elements that make it new and different while enhancing its residential feel, including more fireplaces, solid wood fascia and trim, and plush fabrics. Also new is the 36RK’s Antique Crème and two-tone Luxe Maple wood finishes and updated outdoor Bistro option – an upscale exterior kitchen complete with refrigerator, ice maker, swing-out LCD television and plenty of counter space.

Entertainment center in Stone Ridge 36UL

The 38FL model is another new floorplan, the company’s first-ever front living room fifth-wheel. The living area is accented by a wrought iron railing along its stairway and has a large 4Yahoo! 6-inch LCD television surrounded by a lavish entertainment center with fireplace below. The bedroom has a queen bed or optional king bed with a memory foam mattress and the bathroom has a large closet with washer/dryer capability.

“All of these changes were driven fully by dealer and customer feedback,” said Baer. “It’s that input that tells us precisely what people want and what they’ll buy, and therefore what our dealer partners can sell. And of course that makes everyone happy.”

While the Stone Ridge line is a deluxe fifth-wheel and the new generation boasts even more features and innovations than before, KZ said it also has a more appealing price point than others in its class.

For more information on KZRV products visit http://www.kz-rv.com/.

 

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DRV to Unveil 2 Luxury Fiver Lines in Louisville

November 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

DRV LLC, a Howe, Ind.-based luxury fifth-wheel manufacturer, announced the unveiling of two new product lines during the 49th Annual National RV Trade Show slated to run Nov. 29-Dec. 1 in Louisville, Ky.

“We want to invite all of our current and prospective dealers to join us in Louisville as we introduce two new product lines to the luxury fifth-wheel market,” said Dan Tauer, vice president of sales and marketing for DRV Luxury Suites. “We have worked hard over the past couple of months to research and design new products based on consumer requests and we are certain that these will draw some very good attention at this year’s show.”

He added, “The products will be utilized in two different categories of fifth-wheels with one simply expanding our effort in the Mobile Suite line and the other being a design from scratch fifth-wheel.”

DRV said its lineup of 2012 full-time/extended stay luxury suites “are all designed and engineered to satisfy the most discriminating buyers.” Tauer noted, “Extensive attention to detail and beautiful interior decors provide the highest level of comfort expected by today’s travelers.”

DRV products will be on display in booth No. 3001 in the North Wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center.

 

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Redwood Launches New User-Friendly Website

October 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Redwood RV, a Syracuse, Ind.-based manufacturer of luxury fifth-wheels, recently unveiled a new look and feel to its website at www.redwood-rv.com.

According to a press release, site offers dealers and retail customer’s enhanced navigation along with full product descriptions, photo galleries, an owner’s forum, and floorplan-specific product tours.

“We’ve expanded our product offering, our dealer network and our geographic coverage considerably,” says Dave Boggs, director of marketing for the Thor Industries Inc. subsidiary. “Our goal with the new site is to provide our dealers and their customers with much more information to assist them in understanding the benefits of our products and in making an informed purchase decision.”

The new website also features several interactive items including an exterior 360-degree tour, exterior color selection and easy push-button setup. The exterior 360-degree tour feature will allow retail customers to view all four sides in three color choices with slideouts positioned in or out. The easy push-button setup feature allows the user to interactively set-up a unit at a campsite.

 

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DRV to Show New Product During Open House

September 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

As part of the Elkhart County 4th Annual RV Open House, Howe, Ind.-based DRV LLC will be hosting its product display Sept. 19-23, running 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday.

According to a press release, the display will be sharing space with sister company Cruiser RV LLC at 1180 Fremont Court in Elkhart, just north of the US-20 bypass and CR17 intersection next to Signature Lanes.

DRV will be showing new product from its Elite Suite, Mobile Suite and Select Suite lines of full-time, luxury fifth-wheels. The builder will also be holding plant tours and product training for dealer representatives.

Over 4,000 dealer representatives are expected to converge on the area as the event continues to gain traction with Elkhart’s manufacturing base since its inception in 2007.

 

 

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