Thor Offers Wireless Control System
Thor Motor Coach has introduced a wireless control system called Rapid Camp on certain 2015 Type A and Type C motorhomes. With the Rapid Camp remote control in hand, owners can operate leveling jacks and slideouts, plus the generator, patio awning, and patio light from up to 50 feet away.
Rapid Camp is available on 2015 Challenger, Miramar, Hurricane, Windsport, and Outlaw Type A motorhomes, as well as the Outlaw, Four Winds, and Chateau F-550 “Super C” Type C models. For more information, visit www.ThorMotorCoach.com/Rapid-Camp.php, or call (800) 860-5658.
Dicor Introduces Wheel Finder
Dicor Products has introduced a “Wheel Finder” page at www.dicorproducts.com to make it easier for RV owners and dealers to look up replacement parts for motorhome wheel covers and wheel simulators. By typing in relevant chassis and cover/simulator information, site users can obtain part numbers and data regarding matching parts. The site offers information about parts dating back to 1992. These include Dicor’s FastLiner and Versa-Liner wheel simulators, along with standard wheel covers.
Online Rv Show Reaches Milestone
“American RVer,” an online RV show created more than seven years ago by Jim and Peggy Grich, F342867, recently produced its 100th webisode. Each of the shows is approximately 20 minutes long, and they can be viewed for free at www.AmericanRVer.com.
“American RVer” provides information, entertainment, and RV-specific tips. The shows stream through a computer, iPad, smartphone, or e-book reader. Viewers also can subscribe to the monthly feed through Apple’s iTunes Store or can watch the shows in high definition, with full-screen video, at www.vimeo.com; just search for American RVer.
“We have been blessed to have traveled to 48 of the 50 U.S. states, plus several provinces in Canada and Mexico in the last seven years as full-time RVers,” said Peggy Grich, who co-hosts the show with Jim. “It has been so much fun sharing our journeys and RV experiences with our online RV family.”
Australia-Based Apollo Becomes Licensee Of Winnebago
Winnebago Industries Inc. recently entered into a licensing agreement with Australian-owned Winnebago RV Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Apollo. The agreement allows leisure vehicle operator Apollo to use certain Winnebago trademarks on RVs across Australia and New Zealand. Apollo, a family-owned-and-operated business, was established by Australians Gus and Carolyn Trouchet in 1985.
Winnebago RV Pty Ltd. also entered into an agreement with Winnebago of Indiana LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Winnebago Industries Inc., for the distribution of RVs manufactured by Winnebago of Indiana LLC. Apollo CEO Luke Trouchet said the agreements will create opportunities for dealerships all over Australia and New Zealand.
For more information, visit www.gowinnebago.com.au.
Renault, Sunliner Form Partnership
Renault is back in the motorhome business and has partnered with Sunliner, a second-generation, family-owned Australian RV manufacturer celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2014. The new rear-wheel-drive Renault Master chassis will be featured on several Sunliner motorhome models, including the Sunliner 40, a luxury coach available only to the first 40 customers. Sunliner last offered Renault-based motorhomes almost 10 years ago.
For more information, visit www.sunliner.com.au.