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50th Anniversary Edition Brookstone fifth wheel

50th Anniversary Edition Brookstone fifth wheel

What do you do when you’ve reached your 50th year of doing business? You take a moment to celebrate, reflect on what has been learned over those 50 years and you re-focus on your future and do something special. Coachmen RV, a division of Forest River, Inc. has done just this with its “All New” 50th Anniversary Edition Brookstone fifth wheel.

“We recognized that we needed to simplify and streamline Brookstone into one product offering and have accordingly re-positioned, re-designed and re-defined it with the Brookstone ’50th Anniversary Edition’ which replaces all prior Brookstone products,” states Fred Hershberger, General Manager of Coachmen RV’s fifth wheel division. “Our brand charter is simple…we are deliberate in our design to build the most user-friendly and functional luxury fifth wheel available…and do so at a fantastic price,” added Hershberger.

“We’ve designed into the floor plans dedicated storage for a full-sized kitchen trash can, silverware drawer, long utensil drawer, lay down spice rack drawer, pots & pans drawer, wine rack, optional dishwasher, broom closet, dual full-sized clothes basket storage, a cabinet that stores a mini step ladder for those hard to reach cabinets and even a hide-a-way pet feeding station,” says Hershberger. Other interior features include a 50” LED Smart television, MCD roller shades, optional powered incline bed and much, much more.

According to Hershberger, “Consumers will enjoy world class towing with the 50th Anniversary Brookstone which combines ‘Best in Class’ aerodynamics with the LCI Correct Track Alignment System, Dexter Axles & MOR/ryde suspension.”

Brookstone will begin to ship its first floor plan which is a 37’ triple slide fifth wheel with a Base MSRP of $55,000 during the month of June.

For more information regarding Brookstone, please call (574) 825-5821.

Jay Flight Swift SLX Travel TrailerYear-over-year RV towables and travel trailer sales were flat in June, up 0.4 percent, while registrations for the first six months increased 7.1 percent according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI).

The study results showed:

  • Sales for the high-volume travel trailer sector edged up 2.1 percent in June while year-to-date registrations rose 10.5 percent.
  • Fifth-wheel registrations increased 0.7 percent for the month and 4.3 percent through June.
  • Folding camping trailer sales declined 16.4 percent in June and 13.2 percent year-to-date.
  • Park model sales were flat for the month, up 0.4 percent, and declined 17.3 percent through June.

Thor Industries Inc. was the towable sales leader year-to-date with a 36.1 percent market share, followed by Forest River Inc. at 21.7 percent and Jayco Inc. with a 12.1 percent share.

By segment for the first six months, Thor was No. 1 in travel trailer sales with a 32.6 percent share, ahead of Forest River (21.8 percent) and Jayco (13.8 percent). Thor held a commanding lead in fifth-wheel sales, capturing a 53.3 percent market share, while Forest River posted a 17.5 percent share and Jayco had a 6.3 percent share.

Forest River was the folding camping trailer sales leader for the six months with a 43.5 percent market share while Jayco (19.2 percent) held the No. 2 position followed by Forest River’s Coachmen RV division (10.8 percent). In the park model segment, Thor was No. 1, posting a 26.5 percent market share, with Kropf Manufacturing Co. at No. 2, holding a 10.7 percent share, and Skyline Corp. third at 10.1 percent.

To subscribe to this or other SSI reports, contact Scott Stropkai, national RV sales manager, at (616) 281-9898 ext. 128, or (616) 446-8179 (cell).

 

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
     COACHMEN / ENCOUNTER 2012
     COACHMEN / MIRADA 2012
Manufacturer: COACHMEN RV COMPANY, LLC Mfr’s Report Date: FEB 23, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V087000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,449
Summary:
  COACHMEN RV IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011-2012 MIRADA AND ENCOUNTER RECREATIONAL VEHICLES BUILT ON A FORD F-53 CHASSIS, MANUFACTURED FROM FEBRUARY 1, 2010, THROUGH FEBRUARY 17, 2012. THE GEAR SHIFTER’S CABLE MAY BREAK AT THE ATTACHMENT TO THE TRANSMISSION CONTROL SELECTOR ARM ASSEMBLY MOUNTED ON THE STEERING COLUMN. IF THE CABLE BREAKS, THE TRANSMISSION GEAR INDICATOR IN THE GEAR DISPLAY IN THE INSTRUMENT PANEL WILL REMAIN IN THE FIRST GEAR POSITION REGARDLESS OF THE GEAR SELECTED.
Consequence:
  AN INCORRECT GEAR INDICATION IN THE INSTRUMENT PANEL MAY PREVENT THE DRIVER FROM KNOWING IF THEY ARE IN PARK OR REVERSE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
  COACHMEN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE TRANSMISSION SELECTOR ARM ASSEMBLY AND THE GEAR SHIFTER’S CABLE ASSEMBLY, FREE OF CHARGE. COACHMEN HAS NOT PROVIDED A NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. OWNERS MAY CONTACT COACHMEN RV AT 1-800-453-6064.
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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