RV/MH Museum Receives Vintage Fleetwood RVs
The RV/MH Hall of Fame Museum in Elkhart, Indiana, recently received a donation of several historic Fleetwood RVs from the Crean Foundation. These vehicles are from the early days of the former Fleetwood Enterprises of Riverside, California, according to Darryl Searer, president, RV/MH Hall of Fame.
The RVs, now on display in the museum, include a 1950 12-foot Fleetwood Sporter, which was the very first trailer built when Fleetwood grew out of Coach Specialties Company. Also included are a Fleetwood Sportster, a later version of the same trailer; a 1969 Pace Arrow, which was the first motorhome produced by Fleetwood; and John Crean’s 1985 working prototype for the iconic 1986-1987 Bounder, which introduced the basement model concept to RVs.
“Andy Crean, son of Fleetwood founder and Hall of Fame member John Crean, acquired these RVs from the bankruptcy of Fleetwood Enterprises, specifically to present to the RV/MH Hall of Fame in his father’s memory,” Mr. Searer said.
Accompanying the early RVs is an extensive collection of Fleetwood documents and memorabilia from the company’s early days, which will be added to the RV/MH library collections.
One hurdle the museum faced after learning of the donation was how to get the vehicles from California to Indiana. That problem was solved when Wilbur Bontrager of Jayco Inc. and Joel Pladson of Starfleet, an RV transport company, agreed to underwrite the expense and bring the collection to Elkhart.
Thor Motor Coach Unveils Redesigned 2014 Tuscany Motorhomes
The Tuscany XTE and Tuscany luxury diesel motorhomes from Thor Motor Coach have a brand-new look for 2014, including fresh front and rear caps and original exterior paint packages.
The Tuscany XTE’s new front cap is engineered to maximize visibility for both driver and copilot. The front entry door is touted as the widest in the industry. Frameless windows are installed throughout the coach.
The Tuscany XTE’s luxurious interior features an elongated residential tile floor, a tiled kitchen backsplash, and LG Hi-Macs solid-surface countertops. New furnishings include upgraded pillows, bedding, and headboards. All 2014 models also have a premium Denver Mattress sleep system in the master bedroom.
The Tuscany line also debuts new front and rear caps, along with frameless windows. Ride quality is enhanced with the addition of independent front suspension. The Michelin 295/80R tires are designed specifically for motorhome use. Exterior storage compartment doors lock electronically via a wireless remote or an interior central lock switch.
An elegant inlaid tile pattern on the floor of the Tuscany adds a touch of elegance, and Kustom-Fit furniture surrounds the living space. As a bonus, the Tuscany has a cedar-lined shoe storage box located in the rear wardrobe.
The 40RX, a non-tag-axle 40-foot model, has been added to the Tuscany lineup. The 40RX incorporates the style and amenities found in larger Tuscany tag-axle models and includes an Aqua-Hot heating system, a 450-horsepower Cummins engine, and elegant hardwood cabinetry.
For complete details about the 2014 Tuscany diesel motorhomes, visit www.TuscanyRV.com or call (800) 860-5658.
Alliance Coach Announces New Georgia Dealership
Alliance Coach Inc., based in Wildwood, Florida, recently opened a second dealership in Lake Park, Georgia, with a grand opening sales event September 26 through 29, 2013.
The new location, at 5355 Mill Store Road, Lake Park, Georgia, just north of the Florida-Georgia border off Interstate 75, is a full-service dealership offering a wide variety of new and preowned motorhomes and towables.
For more information about the new Alliance Coach location, visit www.alliancecoach.com or call (229) 559-1555.
American Coach Announces Revolution Model Updates
American Coach, the luxury coach division of Fleetwood RV Inc., has introduced several updates to its Revolution model line for 2014. According to company officials, the latest model changes reflect some of the most substantial updates American Coach has made in recent years.
American Coach is advancing its 2014 products with new wood cabinetry stains and finishes to enhance the interior of every motorhome. Industry-renowned interior designer Mindy Cox applied her years of expertise to implement new interior décor packages, including countertops, flooring, wall coverings, bedding, pillows, window valances, and furniture styles and coverings. In addition, all-new exterior graphics and color choices provide customers with even more options to tailor a motorhome to their individual tastes.
Specific to the 2014 Revolution is a stunning new driver-centric wraparound dash and cockpit design. Burl accents across the entire dash, and soft-touch, automotive-grade materials provide a premium look.
For more information about these new model updates, visit www.americancoach.com or call (800) 854-1344.