Newmar Debuts Tailgate-Friendly Motorhome
Newmar Corporation, based in Nappanee, Indiana, hopes to cater to tailgating enthusiasts with its newest floor plan, the 4258 All Star, which includes two kitchens, two bathrooms, and numerous other tailgating amenities.
he new All Star tailgate floor plan is built exclusively on a Spartan Mountain Master ME (mid-engine) chassis. The motorhome is powered by a 400-horsepower Cummins ISL engine and comes standard with Newmar’s exclusive Comfort Drive steering system.
The ME chassis allows Newmar to offer a second kitchen in the rear of the coach that features solid-surface countertops, a Norcold 12-cubic-foot four-door refrigerator, a 30-pound commercial ice maker, a Sharp 20-inch microwave-convection oven, a 26-inch LCD TV, and an industrial roll-up door on the side of the unit that displays two stainless-steel countertops when open.
The tailgate floor plan also offers a midcoach, full-size kitchen with a booth dinette (a round dinette is optional), a hide-a-bed sofa, a 32-inch LCD TV in the front overhead cabinet, a 26-inch LCD TV in the dry bar in the living area, and two captains chairs in line behind the front passenger seat (or an optional sofa).
Tailgating outside this motorhome will be enjoyable with a 52-inch Samsung LCD TV that is fixed on the curb side of the coach. Also standard is a Kicker sound system; exterior storage compartments large enough to fit two 100-cubic-foot coolers; a storage compartment on the street side large enough to hold 8-foot-long tables; and two Girard power awnings that shade the entire length of the curb side of the coach.
A tailgating unit would not be complete without a grill, so Newmar offers a Jenn-Air grill that slides out on a pullout tray from the large storage compartment behind the rear wheel and also swivels. Two flagpoles affixed to the top of the unit allow tailgaters to display their favorite team paraphernalia. The rear cap has an entrance door with pullout steps, giving the floor plan a second entrance.
The All Star offers customers six interior decor selections and an array of options for the exterior full-paint Masterpiece Finish.
For more information regarding the All Star or any other Newmar products, call (800) 860-0086 or visit www.newmarcorp.com.
Luxury Motorhome Community Unveiled Near Everglades
Waterside Enterprises LLC has released plans for Everglades Isle, an exclusive type A motorhome retreat located in Everglades City, Florida.
Everglades Isle will consist of 61 motorhome pads in a private, gated waterfront community with a clubhouse, a marina, and boat slips offering direct access to the Gulf of Mexico.
The retreat, which is situated at the gateway to Everglades National Park, will provide residents a pristine estuary leading to the Ten Thousand Islands and the Gulf of Mexico.
The 22-foot-by-55-foot pads will be situated on 38-foot-by-60-foot lots and will accommodate coaches up to 45 feet in length. Each lot will include 20-amp, 30-amp, and 50-amp receptacles, as well as a phone jack, a cable TV hookup, Wi-Fi Internet access, a water connection, and a meter socket.
The 8,500-square-foot Old Florida-style clubhouse will feature a wraparound veranda, two spa treatment salons, a manicure and pedicure salon, a full fitness center, a multipurpose room, a 60-inch flat-screen TV, lockers, men’s and ladies’ lounges with showers, laundry facilities, a library reading room, a fireplace and drawing room, a sports bar with a flat-screen TV, pantry and kitchen amenities, and a lighthouse observation deck overlooking the river.
Outside will be a 20-foot-by-40-foot pool and cabana with a whirlpool tub and trellis and waterfall features. The furnished sun deck is highlighted with a barbecue area and a “chickee” hut lounge.
Everglades Isle also will offer a full-service marina facility with numerous slips for purchase or lease.
Information about Everglades Isle is available by calling (239) 695-2600, or by visiting www.evergladesisle.com.
Sales Milestone For Newell Coach
Newell Coach Corporation announced record-breaking sales of 42 Newell luxury motorhomes for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007. Newell is increasing production to accommodate this unprecedented demand for its new and its late-model preowned coaches.
“As of October 1 (2007), we’ve ramped up to an annual rate of 44 new Newells,” said company president Karl Blade. “Our available new-coach inventory is currently zero, and our sold-order backlog extends well into next summer.”
Mr. Blade credits the advanced, innovative nature of the Newell coach for the company’s record-breaking sales. Newell manufactures its own custom body and chassis instead of using a commercial passenger bus shell, which allows the company to offer things other manufacturers cannot, such as a 12-speed automatic transmission and a steering tag axle that gives its 45-foot coach an industry-leading 37-foot turning radius.
Mr. Blade also credits the advanced exterior styling by Porsche Design for the success of Newell coaches. “Our customers appreciate the sleek, contemporary styling and quality of detail that are similar to a luxury automobile,” he said. “Porsche has provided a fresh, attractive European look that has been exceptionally well-received.”
For more information about Newell motorhomes, call (888) 363-9355 or visit www.newellcoach.com.
Four Winds Unveils New Type C Floor Plan
Four Winds International, a division of Thor Industries based in Elkhart, Indiana, recently introduced the 2008 Chateau Sport 25C. The 25C floor plan also is available in the Dutchmen and Four Winds brands.
According to Scott Jacobson, national sales manager, the motorhome is designed with conveniences that will appeal to families. “The large U-shaped dinette is a very popular feature for those who travel with children,” he said. “Not only is this spacious dinette more comfortable at mealtime, but it’s great for playing card or board games with family and friends. Plus, it has three seatbelts for added safety.”
The bath area has been redesigned to include a combination tub and shower for added convenience, especially for bathing children, and a curved shower rod with curtain has been added to provide more “elbow room” while taking a shower. The shower area also includes handy built-in wall shelves. The Chateau Sport 25C has a fully equipped kitchen with a laminate countertop that is more than 7 feet long.
Another feature is the extra-large rear storage compartment, called Mega Storage. It offers approximately 100 cubic feet of storage capacity and has two conveniently located exterior doors. The compartment also includes recessed storage bins with removable lids for small items, a folding campsite table, and a recessed spare tire carrier with cover.
The motorhome is built on a Ford chassis with a 6.8-liter Triton engine or a Chevrolet chassis with a 6-liter V-8 engine. Standard features include residential linoleum in the galley, bathroom, and entryway; a barrel chair; a double-door refrigerator; laminate countertops; and 30-amp service. Popular options include a backup monitor with audio; an entertainment center with a 26-inch LCD television; a slide-out bunk; a DVD player; Infiniss leather seating; a Fan-Tastic Vent fan; and an Onan generator.
The newly designed exteriors include a choice of standard graphics packages, as well as a graphics/partial paint package. New interior décor packages are also available with a choice of golden maple or cinnamon maple and cherry cabinetry.
For additional information about the full line of Four Winds International’s 2008 type A and type C motorhomes, visit www.fourwinds-rv.com, or call (574) 266-1111.
Thetford Acquires RV Sani-Con
Thetford Corporation, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has acquired RV Sani-Con Systems of Lexington, Kentucky, a manufacturer of holding-tank management systems. Financial details of the acquisition were not released.
RV Sani-Con System’s 12-volt-powered pump and motor are designed to quickly empty RV holding tanks. Once installed, the company’s macerating system reportedly can pump waste 20 feet uphill, as well as 350 feet away from an RV through a 3/4-inch water hose. The closed-loop system eliminates potential spills and is said to be environmentally friendly, because it reduces clean-water usage by eliminating the need to rinse sewer hoses and black-water tanks.
RV Sani-Con waste-evacuation systems are compatible with recreation vehicles of all sizes and types and included on many new motorhomes.