CORONA, Calif. — West Coast towable manufacturer Warrior Lifestyles, which went into production earlier this year, moved its factory in early October from Perris, Calif., to nearby Corona, and began making Legend and Legend Lite travel trailers — largely to a regional market.
Now, this 20-plus employee company has prototyped a Warrior Lifestyles Luxury Liner, a 45-foot triple-slide sport utility fifth-wheel (SURV) with a 17-foot-deep garage.
”The 45-footer is for a select crowd,” said sales rep Justin Tracey. ”Our market is somebody that has a long-rail (dune buggy) or a ton of motorcycles.”
While not yet into production, ”We are ready to build it now,” Tracey said, reporting that the prototype already has been sold to a retail consumer in Dubai, and is being readied for shipment.
Warrior Lifestyles was founded in 2008 as a dealership and service, parts and accessory supplier for Weekend Warrior products by Larry Broyles, former general manager of Weekend Warrior Inc., the California company credited with fueling the wide-spraed popularity of towable toy haulers.
Broyles, who helped liquidate Weekend Warriors’ assets, bought about 40 Weekend Warrior units along with the company’s parts inventory and opened retail dealerships with service centers in Perris and Lake Havasu City, Ariz. The Lake Havasu City facility subsequently closed, and the Perris parts and service department will be moved to Corona within the next month.
Warrior Lifestyles, meanwhile, is now working through a network of five independent dealers in California and Arizona. Although not factory-direct, the company also sells a line of Weekend Warrior clothing such as T-shirts, sweatshirts and caps along with parts and accessories, both online and at a retail location in Corona.
“We are looking to expand (dealerships) into Oregon and Nevada and the Southwest,” Tracey said, noting that the Desert Southwest is a popular place to play with dune buggies and ATVs. ”That’s where the core business is.”
Capacity at the new 25,000-square-foot plant in Corona is 10 units a week. Currently the company is building two travel trailers a week, Tracey said.
The new Luxury Liner fifth-wheel, retailing for about $90,000, has a side-aisle bath, center-island kitchen, 21-inch convection oven and 150 gallons of fresh water. ”The Luxury Liner is made for the desert crowd,” Tracey said.
The vacuum-bonded fiberglass-and-aluminum Warrior Lifestyles Legend and Legend Lite are available in three 24- to 29-foot SURV floorplans with garages that range from 12 feet to 16 feet. The Legend Lite series is less-well equipped. MSRPs for the Legend are in the low $40,000 range; for the Legend Lite, low $30,000s.