KZRV LP’s new Spree Connect, a mid-sized lightweight laminated fiberglass travel trailer, will be introduced during next week’s Elkhart County RV Open House along with the Shipshewana, Ind.-based builder’s new Durango Gold Rush fifth-wheel.
“One of the unique features of the Connect is an aerodynamic profile compared to what we normally do,” said Andy Baer, KZRV vice president of sales and marketing, told RVBUSINESS.com. “Three years ago, people would automatically go to the big end of the segment, but now there is a concern about towability.”
Available in 11 floorplans in 22- to 32-foot lengths with up to three slideouts, Spree Connect MSRP’s range from $23,000 to $26,000.
“We are offering the Spree Connect with a very limited number of options for an all-inclusive price,” Baer reported.
In fact, only six options are available — aluminum wheels, a TV, A/C upgrade, table and chairs instead of a booth dinette, a deluxe sleeper sofa and spare tire.
“Most dealers are going to get three of those, and that’s about it,” Baer said.
With a tan sandalwood exterior, the Spree Connect is equipped with a 6 cubic foot, double door refrigerator, stereo with DVD player, heated and enclosed underbelly, and night shades.
The Connect joins two other models in the Spree lineup — the traditional Spree and the smaller Spree Escape. ”Part of what we are doing involved the recognition factor,” Baer said. “The focus here is to build on the Spree brand name, rather than come out with a name that has no foundation.”
The “Gold Rush by Durango,” being released in late August, is an upscale fifth-wheel aimed at a very specific and popular niche in the market right now, according to Dave Boggs, director of marketing and sales.
“The Gold Rush by Durango adds value to a fifth-wheel market that’s very competitive, and it comes with a wide-body floorplan design,” said Boggs. “It’s full profile line with value-added features for the discerning camper. The Gold Rush Durango is mid-range priced for a full profile unit that has all the standard features loaded into it.”
In other words, this is no entry-level, bare bones lineup. “No, it’s loaded up,” added Boggs. “It has your landing leveling gear, stainless steel appliances, solid surface countertops, two wood tone colors on the inside and standard theater seating.”
KZRV LP has added an interesting bunk configuration to its double-door Spree lightweight travel trailer series. The Spree 29IK, one of three new Spree floorplans introduced for 2013, has an island kitchen and features a living room/double-bunk slideout with a pullout trundle bed beneath that provides three sleeping positions. A fourth bunk is positioned over the rear entertainment center. The front-bedroom 29IK, with radius cabinets and two large pantries, is among 16 floorplans running 24 to 36 feet in the fiberglass-and-aluminum Spree series from the Shipshewana, Ind., builder. Also for 2013, KZRV is offering an eye-catching ”Sandlewood Edition” with ”champagne-colored” sidewalls trimmed with black accents and an aerodynamic front cap with a $23,900 base MSRP.
KZRV LP will be introducing its Spree Sandlewood lightweight travel trailer featuring a champagne full-body exterior during the upcoming National RV Trade Show, Nov. 27-29 in Louisville, Ky. According to a press release, KZ will be displaying product in Booth No. 1120 in the South Wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC).
“We are excited to offer full-body color in the Spree line,” said Marlene Snyder, product manager. “We have seen great success with the Durango Sandlewood Edition and I’m sure the Spree full-body infused champagne color will see the same success.”
KZRV will be introducing three new Spree floorplans at this year’s show, including a unit sporting three sliderooms, an island kitchen, 48-inch shower and large bunkroom. The Sandlewood Edition is trimmed out with black accents and will have the newly redesigned Spree aerodynamic front cap.
The Spree Sandlewood models range from 24- to 36 feet in length, weigh 4,300 to 7,200 pounds and are available in over 17 floorplans. The Spree Sandlewood Edition, nicely equipped, has MSRP’s starting around $24,600.
In addition, Spree is covered by KZ’s 2-year limited warranty that protects against defects in materials and workmanship for two years from date of delivery. For more information on the warranty visit www.kz-rv.com.