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Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is showcasing new luxury diesel pushers, Class A, Class B+ and Class C motorhomes at America’s Largest RV Show (Hershey RV Show) in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Gates open to the public Wednesday, September 10 through Sunday, September 14, 2014.

Thor Outlaw Class A Toy Hauler

Thor Outlaw Class A Toy Hauler

The Class A Tuscany 40DX luxury diesel pusher makes its public debut. This new single rear-axle model is fully equipped with features like fully reclining theater seating, retractable 60-inch LED Smart HDTV, master-style rear bathroom, and buffet dinette that seats four comfortably.

Tuscany XTE Class A diesel-powered motorhomes upgrade this year to all new high-gloss glazed cabinetry and the choices for interior decors are fresh and exciting. The new Resort Cherry and cabinetry looks the same as that you’d find in units retailing in excess of $400,000, but the Tuscany XTE does it at a fraction of the price.

Luxury Class A gas-powered Challenger motorhomes are showcasing a new bunkhouse floor plan 37TB. This triple slide-out combines a bath-and-a-half design with a convertible bunk bed area intended to provide years of enjoyment, even after the kids leave the nest. Space is thoughtfully created with bunks that transform into a sofa or full length wardrobe when not in use.

The A.C.E. Class A Motorhomes combine the best of a Class A and Class C RV and continue its impressive line-up with the new29.3. It’s the first A.C.E. to offer campers looking for an exterior kitchen and an abundance of living space with a full wall slide-out. Focusing on how owners use their coach, the booth dinette has been purposely located on the camp side.

Axis and Vegas Recreational Utility Vehicles (RUV) continue to impress both seasoned and new RV-ers with the new 25.1 model. The second floor plan is a traveler’s delight, with a large L-shaped sofa and entertainment area in the back of the unit. The front half of the coach has an oversized dinette with seating for four.  For those who need plenty of spaces to sit while traveling, the new 25.1 is a perfect fit.

Look no further for the ultimate motorhome as both the Class A & Class C Outlaw Toy Haulers sport a full rear garage. These lifestyle haulers offer the most flexibility of any motorhome today. The Outlaw is ready for anything from a mobile office to pet grooming business or even a hunter’s ultimate hideout.

Bunk beds are in high demand this year and TMC responds with the new Super C. The diesel-powered 35SB is built on a Ford®F-550 chassis and contains a diesel engine. Automatic hydraulic leveling jacks, full wall slide-out, and 5500-watt LP generator are some of the features operated wirelessly with Rapid Camp™. An exterior kitchen is optional for those who love the smell of the grill.

All models including ACE, Axis, Challenger, Chateau, Citation, Four Winds, Hurricane, Miramar, Outlaw, Palazzo, Siesta, Tuscany, Tuscany XTE, Vegas and Windsport motorhomes have something new to offer during Hershey. Power patio awnings with LED lighting, Rapid Camp™ easy set-up and stunning HD-MAX™ exteriors are just the beginning. The choices are endless and it’s definitely an exciting time to buy the motorhome that’s “Made to Fit”!  Stop in at the Camping World RV Booth #512.

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Howe, Ind.-based Cruiser RV has been working for the past 24 months on their largest toy hauler model yet, the Stryker ST-3316, Cruiser RV’s first triple axle travel trailer.

Stryker ST-3316 Travel Trailer

The Stryker ST-3316, Cruiser RV’s first triple axle travel trailer. This model features an open concept toy hauler floorplan with gigantic 16′ feet of cargo space from the ramp opening to the first cabinet.

This model features an open concept toy hauler floorplan with gigantic 16′ feet of cargo space from the ramp opening to the first cabinet, and over 20′ of cargo from the ramp opening to the far kitchen counter. This 102” widebody design also allows customers to fit two full size side-by-sides comfortably.

At a length of 38′ feet, this Stryker model still only weighs around 8,600 lbs. fully equipped and continues Cruiser RV’s tradition of lightweight trailers which leave more capacity to haul toys and other cargo.

2016 Stryker models will be on display at Open House and are currently available and shipping to dealers. Find more information about this model and more on the Cruiser RV website at

Also, the company is introducing all-new V-Nose ViewFinder Signature floorplans and updates. The V-Nose lineup has been completely revamped and expanded to five floorplans. New for 2015 is a one-of-a-kind fiberglass front cap with automotive metallic paint, a widened 96″ platform, barreled interior ceiling, a 10-gallon water heater, 8 cu. ft. refrigerator, kitchen skylight, wood trimmed windows, and more.

V-Nose ViewFinder

V-Nose ViewFinder Signature floorplans and updates. The V-Nose lineup has been completely revamped and expanded to five floorplans.

ViewFinder Signature was nominated for several best-of-show and best new products awards at 2014 Open House and RVIA show, and has shown increased customer demand. “The V-Nose is a great way to add room to affordable smaller models. These new floorplans offer unique solutions for this added space”, said Jay Mohamed, vice president of sales for Cruiser RV.

These are just some of the 60+ models Cruiser RV will have on display at the 2015 Open House. “We’ve been listening to our customers and are proud of our new line-up,” said Jeff Fought, president. “As an industry leader for affordable lightweight trailers with strong growth, we feel that the market supports our new theme of ‘100% Genuine’ travel trailers.”

Steve Hingtgen of Montpelier, Vermont has already had multiple careers, but one of his hobbies, restoring vintage travel trailers, has completely taken over his professional life.

Hingtgen is the president of Vintage Trailer Supply, a growing company housed in a small brick storefront on Barre Street in Montpelier. Hingtgen started the company, originally called, about a decade and a half ago with an architect friend from California who advised him that his little hobby was to explode in popularity.

By all rights, Hingtgen’s Vintage Trailer Supply should be located in southern California, what Hingtgen calls the “epicenter” of the vintage trailer craze, but it’s located instead in Vermont because that’s where Hingtgen wants to bring up his children.

Luckily, the Internet means Hingtgen’s company can market and sell its replacement parts — like taillights, door handles, and vent caps — to owners of vintage trailers all over the world, and ship them from a tidy warehouse in Montpelier, where a handful of employees stock parts and ship them out.

Hingtgen’s company now supplies windows, doors, chassis components, awnings, lighting and electrical systems, appliances, polishing and protectant products — just about everything needed to maintain or remodel a vintage trailer — and the parts list is growing.

Hingtgen’s growing business and growing family mean his visits to the Hardwick barn are few and far between. Ironically, the old hobby that started it all is taking a backseat.

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