December '18

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30 • RV PRO • December 2018 rv-pro.com R V M A N U F A C T U R E R S "You're seeing younger and younger buyers in our products," she says. "It used to be the retired couple going longer distances and living in their motorhomes. Now, we're seeing younger families in the higher-end products. That's why we added the bunks in one of the 42-foot floorplans. (The 42B model fea- tures rear bunk beds, which can be converted to extra storage space when not in use.) More people are working from home so they can travel while working." As of mid-October, REV was building one to two Amer- ican Dreams a week. All four floorplans were coming off the production line. "The 2019 American Dream is getting a great early response from retail customers. We've listened to our customers and the results we're seeing for the American Dream, in terms of retail sales, have been immediate," Gerke says. Not to get lost in the hype for the Dream, Gerke's division also builds three floorplans for the American Eagle, a 45-footer with a 605-horsepower Cummins engine. "The Eagle is a very contemporary motorhome – it comes with the high-gloss thermofoil wood to give it a yacht look upon entering," says Gerke, reinforcing that "top-step" appeal. All three floorplans are bath-and-a-half models and offer TLS fur- niture to give more of a residential style with polished porcelain heated tile flooring throughout. Upgrades for 2019 include keyless engine start, driver/passenger seats with powered foot- rests and the Firefly multi-plex system. Her division also offers the Monaco Signature and Mar- quis. Available in 40- and 44-foot floorplans, they are the "entry- level" motorhomes into REV's high-end lineup. Gerke concedes REV Group has some work to do to regain REV Group has done a top-to- bottom redesign of the entry- level Flair for 2019, offering the product at a lower price point but still offering desirable amenities, such as an open living area, Hide-A-Loft drop- down queen bed, and modern cabinetry. Select units feature bunk beds hidden behind cabinet doors and outdoor kitchens.

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