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Grand Design, Tiffin to Share Open House Site

June 5, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Tiffin Motorhomes Inc. and Grand Design RV announced today (June 5) they are joining forces at the upcoming Elkhart County RV Open House Week set for Sept. 17-19 in Elkhart, Ind.

According to a press release, the companies will be displaying on an approximately 15-acre lot leased through Elkhart-based real estate firm Northland Corp. along the “gauntlet” on Executive Parkway – the primary feeder leading to Thor Industries Inc.’s massive display area at the RV/MH Hall of Fame.

“We are thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to share a display space with Tiffin Motorhomes,” said Don Clark, president and co-owner of Middlebury, Ind.-based Grand Design RV. “No other motorhome company can rival the reputation that Bob Tiffin and his team have crafted in their 41 years of building class A motor homes. Tiffin Motorhomes has set and raised the bar for service expectations in our industry.”

Bob Tiffin

Clark noted that Grand Design and Tiffin share “many of the same customer and dealer-focused business philosophies,” including:

• Both companies believe in the concept of no clone manufacturing.

• They practice the policy of single-point distribution (partnering with dealers by having only one dealer per market).

• Tiffin and Grand Design employ fair dealer orientated advertising policies and customer driven warranty policies.

Clark continued, “It should be no surprise that Tiffin and Grand Design share many of the same dealer relationships throughout the nation. Now dealers can see all the new ‘cutting edge’ creations during the Open House.”

Tim Tiffin, general manager of the Red Bay, Ala.-based builder, noted, “Tiffin Motorhomes is excited to participate in the ElElkhart County RV Open House Week this September. We are very pleased to share a display space with Grand Design RV, the industry’s up-and-coming travel trailer and fifth-wheel company. This event continues to gain momentum and we feel the need to be represented there to show off our new 2014 lineup. It is our desire to spend more time with our dealers and build on our great relationships.”

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Bob Tiffin to Appear at Mike Thompson RV Event

January 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Mike Thompson RV announced that Bob Tiffin, founder of Tiffin Motorhomes Inc., Red Bay, Ala., will be on-site at the company’s Cathedral City, Calif., location Jan. 20-21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. According to a press release, Tiffin is appearing to help promote the Tiffin Homecoming Show Event taking place at the dealership Jan. 20-29.

Tiffin founded the luxury motorhome builder in 1972, and since then the company has manufactured and sold over 65,000 motorhomes. With the simple mission of “building lifetime relationships by doing our best to exceed the sales, service and overall ownership expectations of Tiffin Motorhomes’ owners and dealers,” Tiffin has earned its reputation for having the best products and customer service in the industry.

“It is such an honor and a pleasure to be partnered with Tiffin Motorhomes and what they represent to our customers,” said Mark Rosenbaum. “Their long-standing family owned and operated business is a core part of the RV community. Bob Tiffin is one of the most respected men not just with his peers but also with the RV owners. He will meet and greet hundreds of people at our Cathedral City store during his visit at the Tiffin Homecoming Show Event.”

The Tiffin Homecoming Show will showcase the full Tiffin lineup. For more information visit www.mikethompson.com.

 

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Tiffin Receives 8th Consecutive Quality Award

October 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

2012 Tiffin Phaeton

RV dealers nationwide have once again ranked Tiffin Motorhomes Inc. in an elite class for design, reliability, quality, value and competitive pricing, the Red Bay, Ala., company reminded North America’s RV industry in a Monday (Oct. 17) press release.

“For the eighth consecutive year,” the release states, “the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) has honored Tiffin with the prestigious Quality Circle Award. Dealers singled out only five U.S.  Class A RV manufacturers for the 2011 award, based on a formal dealer survey.”

The award was Tiffin’s 13th overall. Based on RVDA’s 18th annual Dealer Satisfaction Index (DSI) survey, it was presented along with other manufacturers’ Quality Circle Awards at a gala Oct. 5 dinner during RVDA’s RV Dealers International Convention/Expo at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas

To qualify for the Quality Circle Award, brands/manufacturers must receive at least 15 dealer responses and score at least 80 percent in overall dealer satisfaction. On a five-point scale, with five being “outstanding,” Tiffin’s  average score was 4.73, the company reported. The overall motorized industry average was 4.15.

Tiffin, founded in 1972 in Red Bay, Ala., is a leading Class A motorhome builder with brands that include the Allegro, Allegro RED, Allegro Breeze, Phaeton, Allegro Bus and Zephyr. Tiffin’s Phaeton diesel pusher has been the best-selling Class A coach for the past three years, followed closely by Tiffin’s upscale Allegro Bus, the company reports.

“We are humbled by the high marks we continue to receive from dealers, but the Quality Circle Award represents close communication, mutual respect and strong partnerships between Tiffin Motorhomes and dealers,” said General Manager Tim Tiffin. “We use the dealer satisfaction survey results to learn how we and our dealers can better serve our customers.”

A total of 484 U.S. and Canadian dealers responded to this year’s confidential survey with more than 2,500 ratings.

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VIDEO #2: Tiffin’s Allegro Showcased in Dallas

September 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Today’s video comes from WFAA TV’s “Good Morning Dallas” talking with Race Harrell of Vogt RV Centers during a tour of an Allegro Bus motorhome from Tiffin Motorhomes Inc. The segment ran during the Southwest RV Supershow at the Dallas Market Hall.

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Tiffin Offers Streamlined Look on ’12 Allegro Bus

August 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Tiffin Motor Homes Inc. has implemented several upgrades in the Red Bay, Ala.-based company’s Allegro Bus for the 2012 model year.

According to a release, there were several cosmetic changes, including: two new exterior color schemes, the Milan and Tour de France; shiny chrome handles on the compartments and entrance door; LED ceiling lights to brighten the interior, reduce heat, cut power drain and increase longevity; and an optional Paramont Carefree awning that runs the full length of the 43-foot bus models.

Tiffin also added features to create a more streamlined look such as:

• Rubberized gaskets sticking out around windows were replaced by flush-mount, metal frames painted to match the exterior.

• Side-view cameras jutting out from the cockpit side exteriors are integrated into the VelVac rearview mirrors.

“Clean exterior lines provide the higher-end look, as in luxury automobiles,” said Tiffin National Sales Manager Jerry Williamson. “Last year, we hid the air horns under the hood instead of sticking them on the top of the front cap. Tiffin is ahead of the curve in bringing sleekness with few interruptions. That’s the look our customers tell us they want. We listen.”

The 2012 Allegro Bus is offered in five floorplans with lengths ranging from 36 to 43 feet. The MSRP on the Allegro Bus starts at $313,320.

Standard on all Tiffin coaches for 2012 is a convenient exterior potable water fill. A high-pressure water supply is not required, since the potable tank can be filled with jugs or a garden hose.

Among the other features visible on Tiffin’s 2012 gas-powered Allegro and diesel pusher Allegro RED models are recessed cooktops to increase counter space; high-gloss cabinetry and wood trim; a movable recliner with footstool; color rear and side cameras; and cool , bright, long-lasting LED ceiling lighting.

The MSRP on the Allegro, which is offered in five lengths and floorplans ranging from 30 to 35 feet, starts at $114,240. The Allegro RED’s MSRP starts at $198,660 with lengths and floorplans from 34 to 38 feet.

“The recessed cooktop is a grand improvement,” Williamson says. “The cover over the cooktop doubles the usable galley solid-surface counter space. The high-gloss cabinetry provides a great first impression. ”

The nationally best-selling Phaeton diesel pusher also has side cameras integrated into the VelVac rearview mirrors; a redesigned driver’s console for added convenience; a distinctive wood and wrought iron ceiling trim ring; Rustic Canyon, a new exterior color scheme; and two new interiors, Capri and Palmetto. While Phaetons come in 36-, 40- and 42-foot lengths, the longest of the trio now boasts an ISL 400hp engine. The Phaeton MSRP starts at $248,192.

Tiffin Motorhomes has earned one of only five Quality Circle Awards presented by the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) to Class A motorhome manufacturers for 2011 for vehicle design, vehicle reliability/quality, competitive price/value, dealership warranty support, parts support, overall dealer communications and sales territory. The 2011 Quality Circle Award is Tiffin’s 13th.

Celebrating its 40th anniversary with the release of its 2012 models, Tiffin Motorhomes manufactures the Allegro, Allegro Breeze, Allegro RED,Phaeton, Allegro Bus and Zephyr model lines. For additional information please visit www.tiffinmotorhomes.com.

 

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Tiffin Honors Top Dealers, Earns DSI Award

August 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Lazydays RV SuperCenter in Seffner, Fla., has been named Tiffin Motor Homes Inc.’s No. 1 dealer for 2011 as the Red Bay, Ala.-based motorhome manufacturer announced its top dealers today (Aug. 1).

Lazydays RV opened in 1976 in a mobile home on a leased 1.75-acre lot with two travel trailers in inventory and $500 in capital. In 1996, Lazydays RV moved into its 126-acre SuperCenter, which has more than 1,000 motorized and towable RVs on display, 273 service bays and a 300-site RV park.

The other top Tiffin dealers for 2011 are: Mike Thompson’s RV Super Stores in Santa Fe Springs, Calif.; La Mesa RV in San Diego, Calif.; North Trail RV Center in Fort Myers, Fla.; Dixie RV Superstores in Hammond, La.; Vogt RV Centers USA in Fort Worth, Texas; Bankston Motor Homes in Huntsville, Ala.; Colton RV in North Tonawanda, N.Y.; Horizon Lussier, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; and DeMontrond RV in Houston, Texas.

Tiffin Motor Homes, founded in 1972, received one of three prestigious 2010 Quality Circle Awards presented by the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) to Class A motorhome manufacturers for design, reliability, quality, value and competitive price. The company will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2012.

Tiffin has earned the Quality Circle Award 12 of the 15 years it has been presented by the RVDA in connection with its Dealer Satisfaction Index (DSI). The 2010 survey included 2,125 brand ratings from 423 dealers. Quality Circle Awards are made to manufacturers receiving at least 15 dealer responses and scoring at least 80% in overall dealer satisfaction.

In addition to the consumer-related categories of the survey, Tiffin also was recognized with the Quality Circle Award for exemplary warranty, parts, sales and communications support to dealerships.

For additional information, including dealer locations, visit www.tiffinmotorhomes.com.

 

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New Tiffin Floorplans Serve Evolving Markets

November 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

2011 Tiffin Phaeton

2011 Tiffin Phaeton

Looking for enough torque and beds to haul your boat, horses, friends and family in style? How about a moderately priced, compact Class A for family outings? Tiffin Motorhomes is introducing two new floorplans that address those interests, according to a news release.

The nation’s No. 1 selling Phaeton model now has a 40-foot, 380-hp diesel pusher with bunk beds in addition to a swanky bedroom with either king- or queen-size bed.

“When we introduced bunk beds in our smaller gas units in 2008, extended families, NASCAR fans, football tailgaters, anglers and hunters snapped them up,” explained Tiffin National Sales Manager Jerry Williamson. “Equestrian and boating folks told us they wanted in on that action with enough oomph to pull horse trailers and boats.”

The Phaeton 40QKH features bunk beds on one of the four slides, creating ample space for people to move around. The bunk beds are on the driver’s side, opposite the bed in the master bedroom, providing a unique front-to-rear open coach view. A more functional bath layout adds to the appeal.

The Phaeton 40QKH is available on either a Freightliner or Tiffin’s own PowerGlide chassis. The MSRP, depending on chassis, runs $248,780 to $254,100.

The new Allegro 30GA is just two feet longer than Tiffin’s shortest coach, the 28-foot Allegro Breeze. The Allegro 30GA features driver’s side bedroom and galley/dinette slides for campground convenience and a streamlined appearance. The bedroom slide is larger than Tiffin’s previous 30-ft. Allegros for storage and walking room. A lengthened Dometic awning affords additional patio space.

“Many RV shoppers will find the Allegro 30GA attractive, especially younger families escaping airport hassles, along with hotel and meal costs for vacations and other outings,” Williamson said.

Available on a Ford chassis with a 362-hp 6.8-liter V-10 or a Workhorse chassis with a 340-hp 8.1-liter V-8, the MSRP for the Allegro 30GA is $110,880 to $112,560.

The 2011 Allegro line introduces 18-inch floor tile, solid-surface and tile galley and bath back splashes, Air Coil Hide A Beds and solid wood window treatment inlays.

For additional information including dealer locations visit www.tiffinmotorhomes.com.

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Tiffin Earns 12th RVDA Quality Circle Award

November 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Tiffin Motorhomes will be honored with one of only four Quality Circle Awards presented by the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) to Class A motorhome manufacturers in 2010 for top-rank design, reliability, quality, value and competitive price on Nov. 29, prior to the National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky.

A total of 423 RV dealers provided 2,125 ratings in the Dealer Satisfaction Index survey conducted earlier this year. According to a Tiffin news release, Tiffin’s ratings substantially exceeded the motorized industry average in seven surveyed categories: vehicle design, vehicle reliability/quality, competitive price/value, dealership warranty support, parts support, overall dealer communications and sales territory.

The Quality Circle Award is presented by the RVDA to manufacturers which received at least 15 dealer responses and scored 80 percent or above in overall dealer satisfaction. The 2010 Quality Circle Award is Tiffin’s 12th.

“The Dealer Satisfaction Index is one major indicator of our primary goal of customer satisfaction,” said Tim Tiffin, general manager. “We are gratified that our ratings reflect across-the-board the standards we set in terms of customer service, innovative engineering, quality, value and outstanding dealer support. Our continuing industry leadership in the DSI is both gratifying and challenging. Now we dedicate our efforts to maintaining and enhancing our customer and dealer confidence.”

Founded in 1972, Tiffin Motorhomes manufactures the Allegro, Allegro Breeze, Allegro RED, Phaeton, Allegro Bus and Zephyr model lines. The 28-foot diesel pusher Allegro Breeze was named “Best of Show” by RVBusiness magazine when it was introduced at the 2009 National RV Trade Show.

For additional information including dealer locations visit www.tiffinmotorhomes.com.

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Lazydays Names Tiffin its No. 1 2010 Dealer

August 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Tiffin Motorhomes logoLazydays in Seffner, Fla., has been named Tiffin Motorhomes’ No. 1 dealer for 2010. The Red Bay, Ala.-based  Class A motorhome manufacturer announced its top dealers today (Aug. 23) in a news release.

Lazydays opened in 1976 in a mobile home on a leased 1.75-acre lot with two travel trailers in inventory and $500 in capital. In 1996, Lazydays moved into its 126-acre SuperCenter, which has more than 1,000 motorized and towable RVs on display, 273 service bays and a 300-site RV park.

The other Top Tiffin Dealers for 2010 are Mike Thompson’s RV Super Stores in Sante Fe Springs, Cal.; La Mesa RV in San Diego, Cal.; North Trail RV Center in Fort Myers, Fla.;, Davis Motorhome Mart in Memphis, Tenn.; Horizon Lussier, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Bankston Motor Homes in Huntsville, Ala.; Dixie RV SuperStores, in Hammond, La.; Vogt RV Centers USA in Fort Worth, Texas; Colton RV in North Tonawanda, N.Y.; Marlin Ingram RV Center in Montgomery, Ala.; and Bucars RV Center in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Tiffin Motorhomes, founded in 1972, received one of three prestigious 2009 Quality Circle Awards presented by the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) to Class A motorhome manufacturers for design, reliability, quality, value and competitive price.

Tiffin has earned the Quality Circle Award 11 of the 14 years it has been presented by the RVDA in connection with its Dealer Satisfaction Index. The 2009 survey included 1,644 brand ratings from 322 dealers. Quality Circle Awards are made to manufacturers receiving at least 15 dealer responses and scoring at least 80% in overall dealer satisfaction.

In addition to the consumer-related categories of the survey, Tiffin also was recognized with the Quality Circle Award for exemplary warranty, parts, sales and communications support to dealerships.

For additional information including dealer locations visit www.tiffinmotorhomes.com.

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Florida Dealer Now Carrying Tiffin Motorhomes

May 19, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

North Trail RV Center in Fort Myers, Fla., south Florida’s largest RV dealer, has become a Tiffin Motorhomes dealership.

“Tiffin is a wonderful match for us in terms of quality, value and customer service,”  Timothy Lowry, marketing manager for North Trail RV, said in a news release. The dealership has been in business since 1986. North Trail has more than $40 million in inventory and more than 100 employees.

“We are strong believers in campfire marketing,” Lowry added. “As RVers travel the country they meet and mingle. When RVers talk about their experiences with our dealership, we want them to have only good things to say about us. We listen to our guests and they all know how great Tiffin products are and what a great company Tiffin is.”

North Trail has two locations in Florida: Fort Myers on the southwest coast and Margate near Fort Lauderdale on the east coast. The main location in Fort Myers has a complete service department staffed with factory-trained and Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA)-certified technicians along with parts and accessories departments. North Trail also has a full-service collision center, tire center, chassis shop and RV storage lot just three miles south of the Fort Myers facility.

Tiffin received one of four coveted Quality Circle Awards presented by the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) to Class A manufacturers in 2008 for design, reliability, quality, value and competitive price.

Tiffin has earned the Quality Circle Award 10 of the 13 years it has been presented by the RVDA in connection with its Dealer Satisfaction Index. The 2008 survey included 2,547 brand ratings from 468 dealers.

In addition to the consumer-related categories of the survey, Tiffin also was recognized with the Quality Circle Award for exemplary warranty, parts, sales and communications support to dealerships.

“Al and Alan Erp, as a father and son ownership team, have developed a super reputation for customer care, much like the Tiffin family,” observed Tiffin National Sales Manager Jerry Williamson. “South Florida is such a mecca for RVers, including full-timers, snowbirds and vacationers. We are excited about working with North Trail as it builds its presence on both coasts of the Sunshine State.”

Tiffin produces gas- and diesel-powered motorhomes in five model lines: Allegro, Allegro Bay, Phaeton, Allegro Bus and Zephyr, available through a network of dealers throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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