Peterson Unveiling Second ‘Door-in-Slide’ Excel

March 11, 2014 by · Comments Off on Peterson Unveiling Second ‘Door-in-Slide’ Excel 

Smith Center, Kan.-based Peterson Industries Inc., builder of the Excel line of high-end fifth-wheels, will be conducting its second live webcast to announce the launch of the Limited L36SDM, featuring a walk-in door in the slideout. 

To watch the live web feed of this new model unveiling, go to and click on the “Breaking News” tab on the left side of the home page.

According to a press release, the webcast is scheduled for March 14 at 4:30 p.m. (Eastern), broadcast from the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, Va. Peterson said the introduction was based on the success of the D37SDF fifth-wheel, which also debuted via webcast and showcased the industry-first slideroom with a walk-in door.

“We are super excited to offer another floorplan with the walk-in door in the slide,” said Excel President Bryan Tillett. “We have put a lot of thought into this model, just as we did the 37SDF.  It’s important to us that we design the entire floorplan around this feature and not just take existing models and move the door to the slide just for the sake of novelty.”

Settles RV, Flint Hill, Va., is offering this new floorplan at the 10th Annual Virginia RV show running March 14-16 in Hampton.  During the show, Peterson Industries is teaming up with Settles RV for an 8:30 a.m. Sunday breakfast gathering of the Mid-Atlantic Excel Club.
The Limited L36SDM will offer a sneak preview of the 2015 Excel lineup that will be coming out early summer and feature new amenities such as multiplex wiring, standard MCD shades, slam latches on access doors, a larger bedroom as well as an additional closet built into the bedroom slide.  This unit will also be sporting a new full-body paint color with a double clear coat coming in 2015.

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Peterson Unveils Slideout Entry Door on Excel

May 31, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Excel fifth-wheel equipped with slideout entry door

With a great deal of fanfare, Peterson Industries Inc., Smith Center, Kan., has introduced an entry door within a slideout in its high-end Excel Winslow fifth-wheel line — an innovation made possible by a set of locking exterior steps that fold up against the door.

The new door configuration debuted during a 15-minute live video Friday afternoon on the company’s website hosted by Peterson President Bryan Tillett, who termed the innovation an ”industry-first” and ”a game-changer.”

The coach made its debut at RV Sales, Moriarty, N.M., where the live Internet feed originated. To view the video click here.

”This really creates an open look — very, very open,” Tillett said during the video.

”This will change the floorplans that we have available in the very near future,” said Jill Conaway of Peterson’s human relations department, noting that the new door will be incorporated into other Excel floorplans.

The step-system was designed by Lippert Components Inc. representative Mike Nebel who lives in Smith Center and who owns the rights to the system, according to Conaway.  Peterson does not have an exclusive on the slideout steps, she added.

The slideout entry door divides the dining area and the living room in the Excel Winslow 37SDF bath-and-a-half floorplan that retails for $93,750. The steps lock against the slideout when in the travel mode and also lock down in the setup mode so they can’t inadvertently raise up and lock people inside.

A second slideout entry-door floorplan in Peterson’s top-of-the line Excel Limited fifth-wheel will be available in the fall.

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Peterson to Unveil ‘Game Changer’ Live Friday

May 28, 2013 by · Comments Off on Peterson to Unveil ‘Game Changer’ Live Friday 

Smith Center, Kan.-based Peterson Industries Inc., manufacturer of the Excel luxury fifth-wheel brand, will be hosting the unveiling of a “game-changing” industry-first product during a live feed over the Internet on Friday (May 31) at 2:45 ET.

According to a press release, the builder will be  conducting the introduction in Moriarty, N.M. To watch the live feed, go to and click on “Breaking News Feed” or click here  on the day of the news feed.

“This is the newest innovation to hit the industry since the invention of the slideout,” Bryan Tillett, Peterson Industries president, said in the press release. ” This new idea is sure to bring the most creative floorplan changes our industry has seen in years.”



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