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Airstream Interstate, built on Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis

Airstream Interstate, built on Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis

Airstream announced that its popular Interstate Class B motorhome model will be available in Canada beginning in Spring 2013. The Airstream Interstate, built on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis, claimed the spot of number one selling B-van model in the US for 2011 and through September 2012 according to Statistical Surveys Inc.

The Interstate boasts over 50 best in class features that distinguish it from its competitors. As a result, the Interstate has experienced tremendous growth in the US market, commanding 17 percent market share through September 2012.  Interstate sales are up 72 percent year over year in the United States, leading Airstream to discuss opportunities for expansion in Canada.

“The Interstate offers a unique blend of luxury, design and performance that we are confident will do well in the Canadian marketplace,” said Airstream President and CEO Bob Wheeler. “We see tremendous possibility in this region and look forward to a very active spring, when our Canadian customers can hit the open road in the Interstate for the first time.”

Airstream plans to meet with potential Canadian dealers at the 50th annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky, November 27-29. At the show, the company will also debut a new nine-seat option for the Interstate, at the request of many dealers.

“As a result of our success in the United States, we have had several inquiries from both dealer and retail customers from Canada,” said Airstream General Manager Tim Garner. “We believe the combination of best in class product with progressive dealer programs will drive similar success in Canada and we look forward to discussing these opportunities with Canadian dealers in Louisville.”

For more information and dealership locations in Canada please visit www.airstream.com.

 Airstream announced its top performing dealers based on retail sales for model year 2012 for both travel trailers and touring coaches during Airstream’s National Dealer Meeting in Nashville, Tenn.

Colonial Airstream, based in Lakewood, N.J., claimed the top sales award for travel trailers for a record eighth year in a row, along with honors as ‘Top Dealer Overall’ and ‘Top Touring Coach Dealership.’

“Colonial’s continued success demonstrates their passion for our brand, but more importantly, their focus on customer service,” said Bob Wheeler, President and CEO of Airstream. “The fact that they have been the number one dealer of Airstream travel trailers for eight years in a row is a testament to their hard work, and our company is extremely appreciative of their contributions.”

Eddie Bauer Airstream Travel Trailer

The following is a list of the top dealers that were recognized in terms of retail sales during the event:

 Top 10 Airstream Dealers ranked by travel trailer retail units sold:

“This year’s sales national dealer meeting was a huge success for Airstream,” said Airstream CEO and President Bob Wheeler. “The meeting afforded us the opportunity for an open dialogue with our dealers, which helps us understand their needs moving forward, and for us to provide them some insight into what we are working on for the future.  We appreciate the open discussion and always enjoy recognizing top performance, as well.”

Top 5 Airstream Dealers ranked by Touring Coach retail units sold:

In addition to the top dealer awards, Airstream also recognized the number one parts dealer for model year 2012, Out of Doors Mart from Colfax, NC.  Airstream also recognized two dealers for demonstrating service excellence over the past year, Can Am Trailers from London, Ontario and JD Sanders from Alachua, FL.

“Just as important as sales recognition is to identify those dealers who go above and beyond the call of duty to take care of our mutual customers after the sale,” said Dave Schumann, General Manager of Parts and Service for Airstream.  “Although it is a difficult job in picking from so many good dealers, our team decided that Can Am Trailers and JD Sanders fit the bill for this prestigious award.  Their commitment to customer satisfaction is to be commended, and Airstream appreciates the passion they show each and every day.”

Eddie Bauer Edition Airstream Travel Trailer

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
     AIRSTREAM / INTERNATIONAL 2012-2013
Manufacturer: AIRSTREAM, INC. Mfr’s Report Date: APR 27, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V184000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 12
Summary:
AIRSTREAM IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012-2013 INTERNATIONAL EDDIE BAUER TRAVEL TRAILERS. THE PART 567 CERTIFICATION LABELS ON THE VEHICLES CONTAIN INCORRECT TIRE AND RIM SIZE INFORMATION. THUS, THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, “TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS.”
Consequence:
INCORRECT TIRE AND TIRE PRESSURE INFORMATION ON THE LABEL COULD LEAD TO THE INSTALLATION OF A TIRE WITH THE WRONG LOAD RATING AND INSUFFICIENT TIRE PRESSURE. THESE CONDITIONS COULD RESULT IN TIRE FAILURE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
AIRSTREAM WILL MAIL TO CONSUMERS THE CORRECTED LABEL AND PROVIDE INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW INSTALL THE LABEL. THE RECALL WILL BEGIN IN MAY 2012. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT THOR AT 937-596-6849 OR AIRSTREAM AT 937-538-1268.
Notes:
CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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