Posts Tagged ‘Class B motorhomes’

The sale of recreation vehicles are on the rise, and it doesn’t appear to be slowing down in the New Year. According to Forbes, RVIA President Richard Coon said he expects RV shipments of 335,000 units in 2014, which is 6.1 percent higher than 2013, and means that 2014 is bound to be a promising and intriguing year for RVing.

While other years have brought about improvements to the connectability and efficiency of 5th wheels, many people on Twitter (according to social media analytics tool ViralHeat) predict that 2014 will mark the year of enhancements to the design, comfort, and technology of RVs. With the numerous RV shows around the nation that have already occurred this year, we already have a glimpse into what 2014 holds for RVing, and below you’ll find the top 5 newest RVs, coolest additions and accessories, and expectations for the future of RVing.

1. 2014 Winnebago Travato
This is definitely the year for Winnebago. Debuting at 2014 Chicago Auto Show on Feb. 14, the new Winnebago Travato is a treat for those who want a compact and functional RV. The 20-foot Travato, based on the Ram Promaster chassis, is meant for two and is the newest Class B motorhome on Winnebago’s roster. Some cool features include exterior speakers, an outside-facing TV jack, and on the inside, a full kitchen, full bathroom, LED lighting and a 22-inch TV. The Travato is going for about $85,000. Also on the list of new Winnebago releases is the new Destination, its most luxurious 5th wheel ever, which was released at a December 2013 RV show. Winnebago also recently released the new Trend, Viva!, Forza, and Solei.

2. Thor Motor Coach Axis R.U.V.
Another hot item at all the RV shows this year is the 25.5-foot Axis recreational utility vehicle (RUV) made by Thor Motor Coach. It is essentially a luxury SUV and motorhome combined to form a compact, comfortable and stately Class A motorhome built on a Ford E-series chassis. The Axis has a single slide-out, removable coffee table, swivel captain chairs, and a unique double-hinged “extender-room” which extends the bathroom into the living room.

3. The 2014 Little Guy T@G Max
This teardrop-style trailer, an update from the classic 1940’s teardrop trailer, is the newest of the Little Guys collection. The T@G Max features the signature retro look, a queen-size bed, Prius towing capabilities, and is made of 100 percent aluminum, all for about $10,995. Little Guy also just released a Limited Edition teardrop that is made of antique stained birch wood.
4. Livin’Lite 2014 Game Day Trailer
From the maker of ultra-lightweight trailers, comes the granddaddy of them all – the Livin’Lite Game Day Trailer. This custom trailer boasts two built-in bars, a his and hers restroom, three 70-inch televisions, two Xbox systems, two football sofas, stainless steel grill, stainless steel kegerator, and a sound system all packed into a 7×24-foot space, providing the “ultimate tailgating experience.” Game days will never be the same.

5. Outdoor kitchens and attached decks
The newest addition to luxury in trailers and fifth wheels are outdoor kitchens and walkout decks. Most outdoor kitchens released this year feature a sink, 120 volt refrigerator and stove top and grill, such as the 2014 Wildwood Heritage Glen 312QBUD. Another emerging trend is attached decks, or walkout porches, that are a floor level with the living space. Long gone are the days of tarp and tents, since these new French doors opening to a covered porch allow lucky RV owners to live in the life of luxury. Some of these side porches fold down from a slide out and, while traveling, the closed deck protects the sliding glass doors.

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NeXus RV's new Super C Luxury motorhome called the Ghost

NeXus RV’s new Super C Luxury motorhome called the Ghost

NeXus RV, a factory direct manufacturer of Class C and Class B+ Motorhomes is introducing a brand new product built on the Navistar International Terra Star chassis. The new Super C Luxury motorhome is called the Ghost.

“As we planned, when we started NeXus RV, we were going to offer other products that we felt could save our customer’s thousands of dollars while enhancing the entire buying process,” stated Claude Donati, President and Co-Founder of NeXus RV. “Our decision to introduce a Super C Motorhome is based on our vast experience with this type of product. We were part of the team that created the category nearly a decade ago,” Donati continued, “by building on the Navistar Terra Star chassis we will be able to have the best looking Class C in the industry and save our customers up to $50,000.”

NeXus RV plans to introduce the Ghost Super C in two floorplan models, a 34G triple slide and a 36G double slide, both floorplans will start at $139,999. “As we analyzed the market, it is clear there is a big void in the market for high quality affordable Super C Motorhomes,” Stated Dave Middleton, Vice President and Co-Founder of NeXus RV, “The Ghost will offer many more people the chaance to buy a Super C and customize it and save a lot of money in the process.” It is clear NeXus RV is creating a new price point with the Ghost Super C Motorhome.

NeXus RV was founded in 2010 and has doubled in business every year since. NeXus RV is a privately held Indiana company. For more information, visit www.nexusrv.com or call 574-970-0848.

Roadtrek 21 Versatile Class B Motorhome

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
     ROADTREK / 21PC 2011-2012
     ROADTREK / 21VC 2010-2012
Manufacturer: ROADTREK MOTORHOMES INC. Mfr’s Report Date: AUG 08, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V395000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected: 145
Summary:
  Roadtrek is recalling certain model year 2011 and 2012 Roadtrek 21PC Popular and 21VC Versatile model class “B” motorhomes built from October 1, 2010, through November 12, 2011. On some motorhomes, the rivets may fail that secure the awning brackets to the motorhome side wall, allowing the bracket and awning to come off the motor home while operating the awning.
Consequence:
  If the awning separates from the motor home, the user or people nearby may be injured.
Remedy:
  Roadtrek will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional stainless steel rivet on each of the awning brackets, free of charge. Roadtrek has not provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Roadtrek Service Department at 1-888-ROADTREK (762-3873) or 1-519-745-1169.
Notes:
  Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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