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Venture Opens New Plant to Build Sonic Trailers

November 20, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Venture RV, a division of KZRV LP, has opened a new production facility to keep up with product demand.

“We had an exceptional Open House with both the SportTrek lightweight travel trailer and the all new Sonic ultra-lightweight travel trailer,” Dave Boggs, director of sales and marketing, said in a press release. “The dealers liked what we had to offer and responded with orders. The manufacturing facility recently started production of Venture RV’s newest addition, the Sonic ultra-lightweight trailer. The opening of this facility will allow us to deliver the Sonic to our dealer base more efficiently and in a timely manner.”

The Sonic facility encompasses more than 65,000 square feet of manufacturing space, which includes an in-house sewing department. Boggs noted that the opening the facility helps the economic growth to the local economy. “As with KZRV, Venture is a big part of the surrounding communities,” he said.

He added, “It’s nice to see our team pull together and achieve the goal of opening this plant.  Our departments take pride in producing a quality product that delivers exceptional craftsmanship and innovation.”

The Sonic is available in five floorplans that range from 17 to 25 feet in length and weigh between 2,995 and 4,500 pounds. The MSRP for the nicely equipped Sonic ultra-lightweight travel trailer has a starting MSRP of $18,999.

Venture RV will be displaying the Sonic at this year’s Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) National Rv Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., in Booth No. 3035 in the North Wing.

 

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Venture to Show New Sonic Line at Open House

September 11, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Venture RV's new Sonic trailer

Venture RV, a division of Shipshewana, Ind.-based KZRV LP, will be displaying its new line of Sonic ultra-lightweight travel trailers at next week’s Elkhart County RV Open House.

“We will have 13 units in Elkhart, including our newest product innovation, the Sonic,” said Dave Boggs, director of marketing and sales, in a press release. “The Sonic weighs between 2,950 pounds and 4,500 pounds, and ranges from 20 to 25 feet in length. The segment we are targeting is the minivan and small SUV market.”

Boggs noted that the Sonic features many standards not found in the ultra-lightweight market including interior LED lighting, convection microwave, champagne-color infused fiberglass exterior (including the roof) and CD/DVD/MP3 with Bluetooth.

“I’m sure it will be a big hit at the show,” said Boggs, adding, “It’s been exciting creating the SportTrek and the Sonic. The SportTrek will feature new island kitchen floorplans as well as several new selling features. This fall show will mark our one-year anniversary since we launched Venture RV. Dealer reaction to the SportTrek product has been phenomenal and we will keep the momentum going with the Sonic.”

The SportTrek travel trailer is available in 12 floorplans, ranging from 26 to 35 feet. It is equipped with up to three slides, enclosed underbelly and champagne colored front and back wall. The affordable lightweight travel trailer can be towed by today’s small crossovers, SUVs and light duty trucks.

Venture RV will be showing product at their display area just south of the intersection of County Road 6 and County Road 15 in Elkhart.   The display will be open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily Monday-Wednesday and 9-noon Thursday.

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Venture RV Debuts SportTrek Toy Hauler Trailer

August 7, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Venture RV's new SportTrek toy hauler

Lightweight travel trailer builder Venture RV, a division of Shipshewana, Ind.-based KZRV LP, announced its expansion into the toy hauler market.

“With the success of the SportTrek lightweight travel trailers, I have several dealer partners requesting us to build a lightweight travel trailer toy hauler,” said Dave Boggs, director of marketing and sales. “We have taken one of the best-selling floorplans and engineered it even better.”

The SportTrek toy hauler floorplan increases livability with a “new to the industry” murphy bed which includes a Comfort By Design sofa. Other standards include an enclosed underbelly, three-burner stovetop, oven, microwave, large U-shaped dinette and a nearly 10-foot separate garage area.

The new ST300VTH weighs 6,300 pounds and with an MSRP starting at $28,500 nicely appointed.

For more information visit www.venture-rv.com or e-mail sales@venture-rv.com

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Herschberger Joins Venture as Sales Manager

May 2, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Kyle Herschberger

Shipshewana,Ind.-based Venture RV, a division of KZRV LP, has named Kyle Herschberger regional sales manager.

According to a press release, Herschberger joins Venture RV with six years of retail sales, management and manufacturing sales experience in the recreational vehicle industry. In his new position he will be responsible for sales of Venture RV’s lineup of lightweight travel trailers throughout U.S.

“Kyle’s experience in retail goes beyond RV sales,” said Dave Boggs, director of marketing and sales for Venture RV. “He has formal training in web development, search engine optimization and social media strategy.  His YouTube channels have more than half a million video views from the last two years alone. For dealers who are looking to define their web presence, Kyle will make an excellent partner.”

“I’m excited to be part of the Venture RV team,” says Herschberger. “Venture RV offers dealers the best of both worlds: an innovative new product line with exclusive territory agreements, as well as financially sound ownership and 40 years of production experience that other start-ups lack.”

Herschberger resides in Middlebury, Ind. He can be contacted at (260) 768-2067 or kherschberger@venture-rv.com

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Venture Adds Larger Trailer to SportTrek Line

December 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Venture RV, founded in mid-July, has augmented its lightweight SportTrek travel trailer line with the addition of a 35-foot 6-inch triple-slide floorplan. With limited options, the Venture line features eight 26 to 35-foot 6-inch floorplans, including the SportTrek 320VIK that the company took less than three months to develop after dealers at the Elkhart Open House in September suggested they wanted Venture to create a larger coach with more living space. ”We are reacting to what our dealers were asking for and it shows that we can react to the market fairly quickly,” said Dave Boggs, director of marketing and sales for the Shipshewana, Ind.-based KZRV LP subsidiary. The 320VIK floorplan, with a dry weight of 7,200 pounds, features an island kitchen and opposing living room and kitchen slideouts. ”The island kitchen opens up the kitchen area where people can hang out along with the living area,” said Boggs, adding that MSRPs range from $22,000 to $31,000.

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Venture RV to Show SportTrek Line in Louisville

November 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Shipshewana, Ind.-based Venture RV, an Indiana-based manufacturer of lightweight travel trailers, will be displaying its new SportTrek line at the National RV Trade Show, Nov. 27-29 in Louisville, Ky.

“The dealer reaction to the product has been phenomenal,” Dave Boggs, director of marketing and sales for the KZRV LP subsidiary, said in a press release. “Dealers in both the U.S. and Canada have already seen success with retail sales in just days after the product has landed. We will be introducing our eighth floorplan to the dealer base at this year’s RVIA show in Booth 1120 in the South Wing.”

The new 320VIK floorplan is an island kitchen model that comes with three sliderooms, 82-inch sofa, junior dinette, in/out pass-through bathroom and Campfire Café outdoor kitchen. The SportTrek line offers lengths ranging from 26- to 35-feet and are equipped with an enclosed underbelly and champagne colored front and back wall. The trailer can be towed by today’s small crossovers, SUVs and light duty trucks.

For more information is available online at www.venture-rv.com.

 

 

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Jim Weiss to Head Venture RV’s Eastern Sales

August 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Jim Weiss

Venture RV, a division of Shipshewana, Ind.-based KZRV LP formed in July, has named Jim Weiss as regional sales manager.

According to a press release, Weiss joins Venture RV with 17 years of retail sales and management experience in the RV industry. In his new position, he will be responsible for sales of Venture’s line of lightweight travel trailers throughout the eastern United States.

“Jim is a key addition to the Venture RV team,” said Venture RV Director of Sales Dave Boggs. “His extensive experience in retail management along with his manufacturing sales experience will be beneficial to our dealers adds.”

Weiss noted, “I’m excited to be part of the Venture RV team. Venture RV offers customers a quality lightweight travel trailer with value added features at a great price point. It’s an awesome opportunity to be on the ground floor of an emerging new RV brand that’s bound to be a best seller.”

Weiss resides in Mooresville, N.C. and can be reached at (704)960-8178 or jweiss@venture-rv.com

 

Founded in July 2012, VENTURE RV builds light weight travel trailers focused on the active camping lifestyle. Venture RV is located in Shipshewana, Indiana and distributes its products through dealers across the United States and Canada. Venture RV is a division of KZ RV. More information is available online at www.venture-rv.com.

 

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