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New Fleetwood Bounder features spacious floor plan

July 10, 2014 by chuck | Comments Off | Filed in Misc.

VoMHelq5cPTl9VBQ6tH7UbkMlMP0tOkrOO27PQAcETVxnbqN 3n8wsH2nI1kd5y7lRh9 meLZRmlYAHxepHHZ7c7cIpMbfwGFqiLOJvQpb59Mi7ZekhGPsx4suRVAYvM7x qO0MQ1lFPWyOqq pE1Z8FZsWuDfd94JwKaSatuBX6s0 d e1 ft New Fleetwood Bounder features spacious floor planDecatur, Ind.— July 10, 2014. Fleetwood’s ever-popular Bounder motorhome is now available with its most spacious floor plan ever, the 34T. With a triple-slide layout, the opposing living area slides provide abundant space for relaxing and enjoying the journey ahead.

Founded on the idea of functionality and superior storage, the 34T floorplan is an excellent fit for the Bounder line-up. With comfortable Flexsteel furniture arranged in an opposing seating layout and a mid-ship Sony 40″ LED TV, the 34T is both practical and comfortable. An optional electric fireplace provides warmth on cool nights, and energy efficient LED lighting throughout adds to the ambiance. Composite tile flooring with cabinet side heat ducting also enhance the style and comfort of the Bounder 34T. Also, the coach comes standard with dual-pane windows for additional comfort.

The spaciousness of the Bounder 34T continues into the galley with its ergonomic design and optional residential, French-door-style refrigerator. The private split bathroom with dual sinks features a large one-piece fiberglass shower with an integrated seat.

“With the addition of another floor plan to our growing Bounder brand, we’re able to provide customers with a wide array of layouts to select from,” commented Lenny Razo, Fleetwood RV Director of Sales for the Eastern Region.

According to Statistical Surveys, Inc., Bounder retail sales are up 28.3 percent year to date. To view the 2015 Bounder 34T, visit http://fleetwoodrv.com/bounder.

Winnebago debuts pink travel trailer to support breast cancer awareness

July 8, 2014 by chuck | Comments Off | Filed in Misc.

winnie pink Winnebago debuts pink travel trailer to support breast cancer awarenessFOREST CITY, Iowa, July 8, 2014 – RV maker Winnebago Industries has debuted a bright pink Minnie travel trailer in support of breast cancer awareness. A $1,000 donation will be made to the American Cancer Society for every pink Minnie sold.

“We feel very strongly about supporting the fight against breast cancer,” said Winnebago Towables President Johnny Hernandez. “This disease primarily affects women, and these women are our grandmothers, mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, granddaughters, and aunts, which means this disease impacts virtually all of our lives.”

According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, and over 200,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women this year. “The pink Minnie with the breast cancer awareness ribbons is a special option that will be available through this fall on our six popular Minnie floorplans.”

“We’re thankful for the generosity of Winnebago and their support in helping us finish the fight against breast cancer,” said Cinda White, senior representative, community engagement for the American Cancer Society. “With the help of supporters like Winnebago, the progress we’re making against breast cancer is remarkable, and we won’t stop until we end this disease.’

Further information on the pink Breast Cancer Awareness Minnie may be found at www.winnebagotowables.com.

Young boy electrocuted by touching RV. What went wrong?

July 4, 2014 by chuck | Comments Off | Filed in Misc.

Three-year-old Landyn Keener was accidentally electrocuted Monday, June 30, as he exited a trailer on his parents’ property in Amboy, Illinois according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Department. Multiple media reports say faulty wiring caused the RV to become electrified.

The RV Travel Channel, the most-watched channel on YouTube about RVing, has posted a segment with RV Travel technical editor Chris Dougherty and RV electricity authority Mike Sokol discussing the incident and its likely cause, an RV “hot skin condition.”

Such a condition occurs, says Sokol, “when something happens to an RV’s wiring or grounding system and the skin of an RV then has an elevated voltage on it. What makes that dangerous is if you are standing on the grass or damp earth and you touch any metal part of the RV you become the current-carrying conductor. The current can go through you and stop your heart.”

Watch the three-minute news segment here.