Weekend Warrior toy haulers, the largest volume toy hauler ever built in the U.S., will be on display again at Giant RV locations in Montclair, Colton, Corona and Murrieta in California.
Weekend Warrior has had the reputation of being the dominant leader in regards to product innovation and has been regarded as the Harley-Davidson of the toy hauler business, according to a news release.
RV Warrior LLC, based out of Elkhart, Ind., is in production and will build luxury toy hauler travel trailers, fifth-wheels and motorhomes under the brand name of Weekend Warrior. Weekend Warrior toy haulers will incorporate larger carrying capacities for the heavier toys by providing a steel cage vaccu-bonded floor as well as longer cargo lengths for the serious off road and buggy enthusiasts.
The exterior of the Weekend Warrior will be different than all other toy haulers to carry on the tradition of Weekend Warrior high end out-of-the-box look. The Weekend Warrior logo embodies the look that portrays the difference between the norm and little bit of awesome that we all have.
For more information visit RV Warrior LLC website www.weekendwarriorrvmfg.com or Giant RV at firstname.lastname@example.org or (909) 981-0444.
A familiar name in the toy hauler recreational vehicle market is being revived as Weekend Warrior RVs are coming back.
The dealers who are already fighting to get exclusive rights to sell Weekend Warriors in their markets will get their first in-person view next month during the Elkhart County RV Open House Week in northern Indiana.
Right now there’s only one prototype built, but the frames for the first production models are already on the production line, which for now is housed under NeXus RV’s roof.
Claude Donati, head of NeXus, is also serving as CEO of Warrior RV. The companies are separate, but NeXus is helping Weekend Warrior get off the ground.
“What brought us together is a solid idea and from there we developed a company,” Donati said.
Brandon Ambris and Frank Barouti came up with the idea and are making it happen, along with Casey Torres.
Ambris is from the Elkhart area and grew up in the RV industry. Barouti is with Giant RV in California, which accounted for half of the old Warrior company’s sales.
“It was the top of what it was for that time and era back in the late ‘90s,” Barouti said. “They were always the innovators and leaders of the top toy-hauler,” and it was one he and Torres used with customers. Torres worked for the old company.
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Syracuse, Ind.-based Redwood RV, a division of CrossRoads RV, will now be manufacturing the Elevation toy hauler brand previously built and marketed by CrossRoads. According to a press release, the move is designed to “reposition Elevation as one of the highest quality toy hauler brands on the market.”
“Redwood has a high-end reputation. Our state-of-the-art production facility, lamination plant and Redwood’s workf orce will help elevate these popular toy haulers to an even higher level of quality and value,” said Tom Montague, Redwood GM.
Redwood RV said it also plans to introduce a line of Carriage badged fifth-wheels later this year. The company purchased the brand names, trademarks and intellectual property on Feb. 21, 2012, during a court-ordered liquidation of Carriage Inc. assets.
Elevation, introduced by Topeka, Ind.-based CrossRoads a few years ago, features lightweight design and is towable with most 3/4-ton pickup trucks. Other amenities include modern electronics, luxurious fabrics and interior design, hardwood cabinetry and plenty of usable storage space. Elevations are sold in the United States and Canada.
Elevation will be manufactured and marketed under the Redwood RV family of products. Information can be found at www.redwoodrv.com.
Thor Motor Coach Inc.’s Outlaw toy hauler was the No. 1 selling Class A toy hauler motorhome for 2012, according to data from Statistical Surveys Inc.
The Outlaw is attracting buyers outside the original market for which it was created, according to a press release. Applications include: dog grooming studio; mobile dental office; mobile office area; medical examination rooms; hunting lodge; mobile blood drive unit; tailgating vehicle
Recently introduced, the 37MD model adds a second slide room, which is dual-purposed as a second living area or dedicated bedroom. This functionality is the result of input from consumers wanting to have a single motorhome that can be converted for full-time camping. A sliding glass door separates the garage from the front of the coach and includes a powered shade for privacy.
The 37LS model features a super-slide in the front of the coach for an unobstructed living area. An oversized booth dinette can easily accommodate four people for dinner, while the front captain’s chairs swivel, allowing for interaction with people on the large hide-a-bed sofa.
Either model can be equipped with an electric drop-down bunk over the cockpit area. The bed slides down to provide a comfortable sleeping space for two, and when not in use can be slid up into the ceiling.
In addition, the Outlaw’s garage and ramp door expand and create another place for entertaining. An optional patio railing system forms a terrace off the rear of the coach, while optional fold-down sofas will accommodate seating for six inside the garage.
Full details on all Outlaw models can be found at: http://OutlawRV.com/.
Building on the success of the 37LS Outlaw Class A toy hauler motorhome introduced earlier this year, Thor Motor Coach is rolling out its 37MD model for the National RV Trade Show, Nov. 27-29 in Louisville, Ky.,
According to a press release, the all-new 37MD provides even more storage and sleeping capacity along with flexible hauling options.
The 37MD features a second slideroom, which is dual-purposed as a second living area or dedicated bedroom. This functionality is the result of input from consumers looking to own a motorized toy hauler for hauling people and toys, but also wanting to have a motorhome that can be converted for full-time camping.
The exterior is equipped with large, side-opening storage compartments, full-body paint packages and separate entries for the living room and garage. An exterior fueling station can be used to fill-up ATV’s and dirt bikes, while outside entertainment options include garage radio controls, wall-mounted marine grade speakers and a 32-inch LCD TV located under the patio awning.
Inside, the coach offers an array of upgraded appointments with Leatherette seating surfaces, solid surface kitchen countertop, 30-inch over-the-range convection microwave and easy-clean vinyl flooring throughout the entire coach.
A new optional overhead bunk bed is located above the cockpit for added sleeping flexibility. The second living room/bedroom has a convertible sofa that makes into a queen sized air bed with a loft area for kids or storage.
A sliding glass door separates the garage from the front of the coach and includes a powered shade for privacy. Transform the Outlaw into the hottest hangout in the campground by turning the garage and ramp door into a place for entertaining with the optional ‘Party Deck’. This patio railing system allows a veranda off the rear of the coach, while optional fold-down sofas will accommodate seating for six inside the garage or be converted in beds.
The full details on all Outlaw brand toy haulers can be found at http://OutlawRV.com/.
Dutchmen Manufacturing Inc. has enhanced its Voltage fifth-wheel luxury toy hauler with the introduction this fall of the Voltage “Epic Package” for 2012.
According to a press release, the package includes a six-point electric leveling system, second electric awning, wireless backup camera system, heated, residential memory foam mattress, “LINC” touch-screen remote and frameless windows.
“Our new ‘Epic Package’ is a true game changer,” said Voltage General Manager Nate Goldenberg. “Instead of the same-old, same-old fall discount programs, we’ve put our dealers in a position to win big. This is a package that will be impossible to compete with. We listened to the dealers and customers, then we built what they asked for. That’s what has made Voltage the fastest growing luxury toy hauler in the industry.”
Dutchmen RV, a Thor Industries Inc. company, manufactures an array of towable recreational vehicles brands that are sold throughout the United States and Canada, including Denali, Komfort, Infinity, Aspen Trail, Kodiak, Voltage, Rubicon, Aerolite, Coleman and Dutchmen brands. For more information on Dutchmen RV and its brands visit www.dutchmen.com or call 574-537-0600.
XLR has completed the final phase of its rebranding strategy with the introduction of the all new XLR Thunderbolt. Thunderbolt is a premium toy hauler built by Forest River Inc. All Thunderbolt models come standard with frameless windows, mid-profile and high-profile configurations, and unique floorplans with a choice of 10-, 12- and 14-foot extended living spaces. Thunderbolt offers many premium options, including the industry’s first “Man Cave Package” – a mobile entertainment center with a 32-inch LCD TV, Kicker stereo with dual subwoofers, neon blue ground effects lighting, a “kegerator,” and two sport rockers. Thunderbolt will also offer three full body paint options – Black Pearl, HD Sunset, and Rock Star Red. The “AMP IT UP Package” includes a new exclusive tiger stripe Corian countertop, deluxe high rise gooseneck faucet with a deep stainless steal undermount sink, and a laser cut custom backsplash. The Thunderbolt represents just one part of the XLR transformation, which also includes the XLR Hyper Lite, widebody Nitro and aerodynamic Viper.