Gulf Stream Coach Inc. will again be hosting the traditional kickoff party for next month’s Elkhart County RV Open House, inviting dealers to its Country Club and Pavilion in Nappanee, Ind., on Sept. 16. With the club open all day, guests will enjoy free golf on the 9-hole course and catch-and-release fishing in the pond, while enjoying the relaxing atmosphere of the club for lunch. The traditional party gets into high gear Monday night with Chef Stanley serving his renown “Steak, Shrimp and Eggroll Dinner” for this year’s “Beach Bash,” beginning at 6 p.m. and featuring live entertainment, door prizes and high-stakes casino games. There will also be theater-style Monday Night Football and an open bar in the spacious pavilion and adjoining parking lot, where over 30 Gulf Stream Coach and Yellowstone RV products will be on display. On Tuesday the focus Gulf Stream Open House activities shift to the company’s largest-ever display at 24321 County Road 6 In Elkhart. Gulf Stream and Yellowstone will showcase 40 new travel trailers and fifth-wheels, from ranging from 14 to 40 feet in length. Visiting dealers can enjoy a lunch at noon and happy hour from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Dealers can confirm their attendance by contacting a Gulf Stream Coach sales representative at (800) 289-8787.
Yellowstone RV, a division of Gulf Stream Coach Inc., is capitalizing on the growth of its Canyon Trail and Sedona fifth-wheel brands with the introduction of three new SLT Series floorplans.
According to a press release, the new models offer the same basic chassis and several of the features in the upgraded Canyon Trail and Sedona XLT and Advanced Profile Series, including: vacuum-bonded laminated wall construction; “champagne” color gel-coat exterior; roomy interior ceiling height in the bedroom and sliderooms; and the same level of interior fit and finish.
With lengths ranging from from 29 feet to 31-feet, 6-inches, and dry weights well under 8,000 pounds, SLT floorplans are perfect for towing by half-ton pickups.
“Our dealers are helping more and more value-minded campers discover the advantages of pulling fifth-wheels versus conventional travel trailers,” said Yellowstone RV National Sales Manager Mike Spencer. “First, the hitch point itself makes towing and handling less stressful and more aerodynamic with better fuel economy. Second, the shorter overall length makes towing and parking maneuvers far easier. Thirdly, the SLT has enormous pass-through basement storage provided by our unique fifth-wheel chassis design.”
He added, “The SLT value formula means families who already own half-ton pickups can hitch up and go, without a costly investment in a new tow vehicle. That puts budget-minded campers thousands of dollars ahead. And once SLT owners set up camp, they can enjoy the conveniences, luxuries and four-season livability that have made the Canyon Trail and Sedona brands breakthrough best-sellers to full-timers and occasional campers alike.”
For additional information contact Spencer at (800) 811-0302, ext. 5158, or via email at email@example.com.
The new Canyon Trail 36FBQS Front Bath fifth-wheel will debut during the RVIA National RV Show next week.
This all new design provides a tremendous master bath suite that provides additional square footage over traditional side aisle baths featuring a larger 30-inch by 54-inch, one-piece fiberglass shower, 6-foot-long solid surface bath lavatory with “His and Her” vessel sink basins, full height linen closet and tremendous full width wardrobe closet across the front wall, according to a news release.
The master bedroom suite provides a bed slide room on the off door side and a dresser/entertainment center slide on the door side. “The two opposing bedroom slides provide unbelievable walk around space around the bed and excellent visibility into the front bath as you enter the unit,” stated Mike Spencer, division manager of Yellowstone RV.
The main floor entry way also includes a convenient half bath designed with a built-in closet/pantry designed to accept a stackable washer dryer unit if desired.
“This unit is designed to accommodate full timers traveling with guests as well as folks that may have difficulty walking up steps to do laundry or use the bathroom,” said Spencer.
The unique “Island Kitchen” provides unmatched kitchen countertop space, outstanding drawer and pantry space as well as elegant solid surface countertops. The living area is designed to allow the customer to place their sofa, dual leather recliners or home theater system in the huge door side slide room or along the rear wall of the unit.
“We call this flexible seating,” said Spencer. “This means the Dealer and customer can get what they want, where they want it, for increased comfort for owners and increased sales for our dealers. Furthermore, the increased length of the mid-deck area and forward location of the plumbing in the basement compartment area dramatically increases pass through storage over most other fifth- wheel designs,” Spencer said.
The unit is 39 feet 11 inches long, weighs 12,490 lbs. with a pin weight of 2,730 lbs. and is targeted to be easily pulled by 3/4 ton trucks. The affordable Canyon Trail 36FBQS will be debuted in the Gulf Stream Coach Yellowstone RV display space No. 2125 and promises to be a “must see” for all attending the show. Direct all dealer and product inquiries to Mike Spencer at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (574) 261-6903.
Gulf Stream Coach Inc.’s will debut its new Canyon Trail 36FBQS “front-bath” fifth-wheel during the National RV Trade Show, Nov. 27-29 in Louisville, Ky.
According to a press release, the all-new design creates a roomy master bath suite providing additional square footage compared to traditional side-aisle baths. Features include a 30-inch by 54-inch one-piece fiberglass shower, 6-foot long solid-surface bath lavatory with “his and her” vessel sink basins, full-height linen closet and full-width wardrobe closet across the front wall.
The master bedroom suite also offers a bed slideroom on the off-door side and a dresser/entertainment center slide on the door side. “The two opposing bedroom slides provide unbelievable walk-around space around the bed and excellent visibility into the front bath as you enter the unit,” stated Mike Spencer, division manager of Yellowstone RV.
The main floor entryway includes a convenient half bath designed with a built-in closet/pantry designed to accept a stackable washer dryer unit. “This unit is designed to accommodate full-timers traveling with guests as well as folks that may have difficulty walking up steps to do laundry or use the bathroom,” said Spencer.
The “island kitchen” provides spacious countertop space along with extra drawer and pantry space and is set off by elegant solid surface countertops. The living area is designed to allow the customer to place their sofa, dual leather recliners or home theater system in the huge door side slideroom or along the rear wall of the unit.
“We call it flexible seating,” said Spencer. “This means the dealer and customer can get what they want, where they want it, for increased comfort for owners and increased sales for our dealers. Furthermore, the increased length of the mid-deck area and forward location of the plumbing in the basement compartment area dramatically increases pass through storage over most other fifth-wheel designs.”
The unit is 40 feet long and weighs 12,490 pounds with a pin weight of 2,730 pounds, and is targeted to be easily pulled by ¾-ton trucks. The affordable Canyon Trail 36FBQS will be part of the Gulf Stream/Yellowstone RV display in exhibit 2125 of the Kentucky Exposition Center.
For more information contact Mike Spencer at email@example.com or by calling (574) 261-6903.
Yellowstone RV, the fifth wheel affiliate of Nappanee, Ind.-based Gulf Stream Coach Inc., is using this week’s Elkhart County RV Open House to premier three new floorplans and a host of enhancements, improvements and new options. According to a press release, the new models were well received by dealers at the event.
The Canyon Trail mid-profile line added the 27FRET triple-slide floorplan, which features a unique “Rock Wall Entertainment Center” that spans the width of the unit with a rough-hewn rock style wall, 42-inch flat screen HD TV, electric fireplace heater, AM/FM/CD/DVD stereo system and windows that frame the view. The “Rock Wall” is flanked by a Hide-A-Bed Sofa on one side, and a sun-drenched Atrium Slide with an easy chair and free-standing dinette on the other.
Like other Canyon Trail models, the 27FRET kitchen offers multiple cabinets with hardwood doors and drawers, a residential size refrigerator, stainless double-bowl sink, range, microwave and oven. The master bedroom features a 60-inch by 80-inch mattress and an en suite master bath that includes a floor-to-ceiling linen closet.
On the exterior, the fifth-wheel offers a large insulated basement storage area with a hinged bulkhead wall and three-sided access, a dedicated compartment for two 30-pound LP tanks on the off door side, and a convenient docking station to manage on-board utilities. Like all Canyon Trail models, the 27FRET is built with 2-inch thick vacuum-bonded high-gloss walls and a welded six-sided aluminum frame that is easily outfitted for true four-season camping with the Yellowstone RV Extreme Weather Protection Package.
The full size RidgeLine fifth wheel line is displaying two floorplans for the Elkhart Show: the 38FLR Executive Edition, a lavishly equipped front-living room model, and the 34FRSI, which uses two huge slides to create a spacious rear living area focused on entertainment. Both showcase optional residential-quality dark redwood stained cabinetry and designer-approved optional solid surface countertops.
The front living room of the 38FLR is richly decorated and stylishly furnished, with facing leather sofas, a huge 60-inch flat screen LCD HD TV, multi-source stereo and wider mount electric fireplace heater with pencil tile hearth stone.
The kitchen and dining area features attractive cabinetry, a standard 12-cubic-foot stainless steel french-door refrigerator, convection microwave, range, oven and residential-size double bowl stainless sink with a pull-out sprayer faucet.
In the RidgeLine 34FRSI, the living area includes plush recliners facing the big-screen HD TV, as well as a hide-a-bed sofa and free-standing dinette.
The master bath included a stylish glass vessel sink and large shower while the adjacent master bedroom features plush fabrics, a spacious 4-drawer dresser and cedar-lined closet with tracery-framed mirrored doors.
RidgeLine is built with a dropped-framed chassis offering durability, including a welded six-sided aluminum frame, two inch thick walls with rigid foam and reflective foil insulation, high-gloss exteriors in Champagne gel-coat and fully enclosed underbellies with additional insulation in the basement to keep bath and bedroom floors especially warm.
For more information contact Mike Spencer, Yellowstone RV national sales manager at (574) 261-6903 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Yellowstone RV, a division of Nappanee, Ind.-based Gulf Stream Coach Inc., has introduced a new triple-slide Canyon Trail fifth-wheel featuring a full-height “Rock Wall Entertainment Center” and full-view atrium windows. According to a press release, the new Canyon Trail XLT 27FRET will be showcased in the company’s displays at the corner of CR 6 East and Northland Drive in Elkhart and the Gulf Stream Country Club in Nappanee during the Sept. 18-21 Elkhart County RV Open House.
The 27-footer is aggressively priced and offers towing ease, weighing around 8,900 pounds and equipped with with Canyon Trail’s short-bed front cap and pin box design.
“Camping couples with a short bed truck can benefit from all the technology and design innovations we’ve pioneered at Yellowstone RV in a unit that’s particularly easy to own and operate,” said Yellowstone RV National Sales Manager Mike Spencer. “The 27FRET is the perfect platform for our stunning Bayridge Maple or optional Dark Cherry hardwood cabinetry. The full-view Atrium windows flood the free-standing dinette table that slides and swivels, a full size leather recliner, a hide-a-bed sofa with reversible cushions and a brand new “Rock Wall’ entertainment center that showcases a 32-inch to 42-inch flat screen HDTV and optional electric fireplace.”
Spencer said that Yellowstone’s exclusive XLT chassis provides sliderooms with 6-foot 2-inch ceiling height and 1/4-inch thick steel headers. The master suite has a standard wardrobe slideout and plenty of walk-around space for the full 60-inch by 80-inch queen bed. The full-size residential kitchen offers optional solid surface countertops while the deluxe bath features a full-height linen closet.
Construction quality includes 2-inch laminated “champagne” high-gloss fiberglass walls and a six-sided welded aluminum frame. Yellowstone also offers an “Extreme Weather Protection Package” that uses fiberglass, rigid block foam insulation, high-performance reflective thermal foil and key thermal breaks to provide true all-season camping comfort.
The New XLT chassis also features large basement storage capacity with a unique fold-down bulkhead wall, well-lit access to all utilities, a fiberglass front cap and pin box design to provide unmatched maneuverability with short bed trucks, and a low, wind-cheating profile for improved handling at highway speeds.
Yellowstone RV LLC, Nappanee, Ind., has introduced the high-line Ridgeline Executive Series fifth-wheel with up to five slideouts. Available in 37- and 38-foot floorplans, the Ridgeline Executive Series features increased storage, a walk-around King bedroom and residential-style kitchen and livingroom. ”Instead of creating another brand and the confusion that goes along with that, we’ve extended the Ridgeline brand,” said Ken Geljack, general manager of the two-year-old Gulf Stream Inc. subsidiary that also builds Canyon Trail and regular Ridgeline fifth-wheels. Assembled on a variation of a drop frame, the Ridgeline Executive Series offers 39-inch high storage bays with 175 cubic feet of underbelly space along with a compartment for a generator that can instead be used for storage. The 38-footer comes with two slideouts in the bedroom, two in the livingroom and one in the kitchen. With MSRPs ranging from $90,000 to $95,000, amenities include 6 feet 8-inches of headroom in the upper deck with 6-foot, 11-inch high living room slide, Corian countertops, a full bedroom wardrobe, 60-inch showers with three-panel frameless glass doors, vessel sinks, stainless steel residential appliances, two-level island bar, 7-foot-long sofa and retractable living room 42-inch TV.
Nappanee. Ind.-based Yellowstone RV has introduced the SB-1500 series in its Canyon Trail fifth-wheel lineup that tows, turns and maneuvers perfectly when hitched to today’s extra short-bed pickup trucks – without the need for an expensive slider hitch.
According to a press release, the Canyon Trail XLT SB-1500 offers three highly functional floorplans that use a specially designed front end for excellent turning clearance with pickup truck cargo beds as short as 5½ feet.
Yellowstone said that while the new breed of Crew Cab pickups feature luxurious passenger space, the shorter dimensions of their beds make simple fifth-wheel maneuvers and turns impossible. That’s where the SB-1500 series fits in, with “dimensions and geometry that take the shorter turning radius and restricted clearance of the extra short bed trucks into account.”
The company added that “there’s no shortage of luxury in the SB-1500s.” Like all Canyon Trail fifth-wheels, the new series features premium furnishings, residential-style kitchens, multiple slideouts, state-of-the-art entertainment options, generous lighting and enormous storage spaces. Designs and specifications have been refined with the input of seasoned RVers for easy carefree camping.
Canyon Trail also features the Extreme Weather Protection Package, an advanced combination of foam, fiberglass, urethane, radiant film technology, ventilation and vapor control, providing R38 values in the ceiling, R32 in the floor, and R14 in all four walls. A fully enclosed and heated basement and R38 insulated holding tank compartment contribute to the true four-season capabilities of the Canyon Trail.
The new Aztec Luxury Edition Package, available on all Canyon Trail products including the SB-1500 models, adds a group of sophisticated appearance and performance enhancements particularly popular with Canyon Trail customers.
For more information on Yellowstone RV and its Ridgeway and Canyon Trail fifth-wheels and travel trailers, contact National Sales Manager Mike Spencer at 574-773-7761, ext.5158, mspencer@yellowstonRVs.com) or visit www.yellowstoneRVs.com.
Grand Rapids RV reports that its sales perforamnce at the Grand Rapids RV Show, Feb. 17-20, was its best ever.
“We sold more fifth-wheels than we have ever sold in previous Grand Rapids shows, and more than any other dealer did at the show,” Pete Smith, owner, stated in a news release. “I’m looking forward to receiving more product from Yellowstone RV, as their new lineup gives you four price points, just within the Canyon Trail line. Yellowstone has developed three floorplans at half-ton towable without a slider hitch and can be used on 5 ½-foot short bed trucks-that is a first in the industry, as far as I know.
“Their XLT, which is a mid-profile fifth-wheel, has a real warm feeling and has standard features that are optional on most mid-profiles from other manufacturers. Yellowstone has also brought out a new product class-smaller than a full profile unit and larger than a mid-profile, without the extra step in the bedroom — they call this their ‘Advanced Profile.’ I call it just smart.”
Smith went on to explain that the new Yellowstone, now a separate entity from their sister-company, Gulf Stream, has also done away with all their “clones” so you don’t have to sell against the same product across the street with a different name.
“They have taken their Aztec and made it an appearance option group on the Canyon Trail, making my inventory more flexible and I don’t have to stock four of them, as if it was a separate line. Their high-line, the new Ridgeline, is a heck of a value compared to other high-line products in the market. Yellowstone also gives you decent sized territories, but the best feature is Yellowstone units sell and have a good name, stemming from its introduction in 1948.”
Smith went on to say that Grand Rapids RV is looking forward to a great 2011 and feel that Canyon Trail is going to be a big part of their success. Visit Grand Rapids RV online at www.grandrapidsrvcenter.com.
To view the line of Yellowstone RVs, visit www.yellowstonervs.com.
Suncoast RV, one of the premier dealerships for the new Yellowstone RV product line, reported large numbers of orders following the Florida RV SuperShow in Tampa with the new Canyon Trail and RidgeLine fifth-wheel lineup.
“We are absolutely thrilled with the retail acceptance of the new Yellowstone products, the response has been phenomenal,” Pat Overby, vice president of operations at Suncoast RV, stated in a news release. “The quality and features are impeccable. Tampa show attendees reported that retail customers were impressed with what they saw in Yellowstone’s Canyon Trail and RidgeLine products. Customers looked all over the show and came back and gave Suncoast one of the best shows ever in total number of retail orders we received in Tampa.”
“The Canyon Trail and RidgeLine are priced to fit points between where other brands fit, with more value added features included,” said Overby. “We were able to raise customers up from some lower priced ‘me too’ products or down form other mainstream name products. So many manufacturers build multiple name products with the same price points. When we have needed factory support, the Yellowstone staff has been incredibly responsive.”
Mark Dunithan, director of engineering for Nappanee, Ind.-based Yellowstone RV, said, “The RidgeLine storage is unbelievable and we are confident it is the largest exterior storage ever offered in any towable product except for a toy hauler.” Dunithan said the company employed engineering normally found only on a motorized chassis with a “fully boxed, raised rail” system, rather than the basic dropped I-beam design.
For more information on Yellowstone RV, Ridgeline or Canyon Trail products call (800) 811-0302, visit www.yellowstonervs.com or e-mail email@example.com.